Mac is short for Macintosh, a brand of computers created and sold by Apple Inc. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers including the iMac, Mac mini, Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and MacBook. All current Macs ship with Mac OS X. You can also install Windows or Linux ...

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Macbook pro Battery Question

Is it normal for the maximum mAH to fluctuate by 100's from time to time for a 2012 macbook pro?
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Disable WIFI order with keychain access

There are two WIFIs at work. One official and one for guests (which is also used to connect to for privat devices like iPhones). I have the same Apple ID and keychain access configured on my private ...
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OS X Yosemite focuses automatically

Lately I started experiencing that - 'issue' / 'bug' / 'feature' on my MacBook Air with OS X Yosemite. Whenever I open a new window (of any app) something gets focused immediately (getting that ...
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OSX Yosemite network-popdown suddenly have a permanent Device entry

After the latest minor Mac OS-X upgrade to Yosemite, I discovered I suddenly have a new and permanent entry in my network-popdown menu, located under a "Device" heading named SETUP. It's permanent ...
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Mac Solution for Software RAID 6

Disk Utility apparently only supports RAID 1 and RAID 0. Is there a way to do software RAID 6 on a Mac? A Mac GUI is preferred but I can use any UNIX program.
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Using an Android phone with a Mac's messaging App

Several of my friends have their iPhones hooked up to the iMessage app on Mac. If you're not familiar, it lets you check your phones messages as well as send messages on your Mac via your phone. I ...
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Mac Hard Drive Testing Tools and SMART Analysis

How good is SMART (Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) for really finding and predicting drive problems for regular hard drives and now, for SSDs. From what I understand, different ...
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Google Chrome quits on open

When I open Google Chrome, it shuts down all by itself. This is on a MacBook Pro Retina. I reinstalled Chrome, but the problem still exists. OS X version : 10.10.3 Process: Google ...
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Is my unsaved Quicktime player movie recording still on the hard drive somewhere?

I recorded a movie (File > New Movie Recording) using Quicktime Player and when I stopped I accidentally clicked "Don't Save" instead of "Save". Is that recorded content still on the hard drive ...
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Is it advisable to replace the internal HDD of an old Mac mini by a Solid State Drive?

I have an old Mac mini 1.1 updated 2.1 (2.0Ghz CPU/4 GB RAM). My problem: Flash videos use all CPU resources and my Mac gets very hot. My question is: Is it advisable to buy a Solid State Drive and ...
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Alert sound on the hour, every hour (OSX and iOS)

Both my Mac and iPhone (possibly my iPad, not sure) play an alert sound on the top of every hour (I believe -- certainly a few of the hours). I don't use notifications for anything (that I am aware ...
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How to install, specific version of Java by command line on Mac? It's Possible?

It's possible to install an old version of Java by command line in Mac, it's possible? I am trying install java 1.6.0.17, but i can't find this version for Mac OS. I think it's possible to intall it ...
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Where does Alfred store web searches?

Where does Alfred store default and custom web searches that you create on your Mac?
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Share notes with other people on a mac

I am writing a note on my mac. I want to share this note with other people on my mac. this means specific users on my mac should be able to read and write to this note. how can I do this?
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Enabling both trackpad Drag Lock and 3 Finger Drag at once?

OSX has two methods of dragging with the track pad, “drag lock” (double tap then drag until you tap to release) and “three finger drag” where you touch three fingers and drag until you release. The ...
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Finder is very slow in showing the content of server shared folders

I'm accessing a Windows File Sharing folder on my home server in Finder on my Mac (OS X 10.7.2) using the SMB protocol. When I'm navigating through the folders, sometimes (most of the time) I have to ...
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I think there are leftovers from previous OS X versions on my HD, how can I find/delete those?

I've got two Macs, one of them is a few versions newer than the other. They are both currently running the latest version, but the older Mac has lots of OS and system files that the newer one hasn't
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Mac Password dialog box font missing / corrupt

Since changing my Mac's font from the default on Yosemite to San Francisco (the font on the Apple Watch for those who don't know) my Mac's password dialog box has always appeared like this. It still ...
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Remove everything from Mac and reinstall OS X

Is it possible to delete everything from my Mac and then install OS X from a bootable USB? I don't why but somehow AudioAUUC extension was modified a few months ago and my sound isn't working since ...
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How to tell if an app crashed?

A colleague sent me a AxCrypt document. I found an AxCrypt download from the Mono project and I am trying to use it. When I click the unlock icon, I select the file and enter the password. Then, the ...
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TrueCrypt mount fails with cryptic error

I am trying to mount a TrueCrypt file on my Mac (OS X 10.8). When I do so I get the following error: hdiutil: attach failed - no mountable file system That is all there is. I tried running ...
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Numbers for Mac: Force line chart to show axis at point (0, 0)

Look at this line chart. I wonder if its possible to force Numbers to show Y=0, for example, without needing to add a data entry point to make it happen. - Is it possible?
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Renamed Home Folder, now Dropbox Mac App won't launch

I renamed my home folder using these directions from Apple - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201548 Worked great. However, now when I try to launch the Dropbox app it asks for permission to modify ...
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Mac NetInstall does not send booter on specific devices

Using Mac Server on 10.9, with only NetInstall working (we use InfoBlox for DHCP) I can successfully NetBoot to our only image from a iMac Pro (Core2Duo), but not from a MacBook Pro (Intel i7, ~2012). ...
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How do I stop NSURLSessionD from starting every time I restart my Mac?

I have to use the following script to terminate it every time I restart my Macbook: #!/bin/sh launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nsurlstoraged.plist launchctl unload ...
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“Look Up in Dictionary” stopped working in Chrome on Mac OS X 10.10.2

I upgraded my Mac to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 recently. Since then the dictionary lookup stopped working in Chrome. Tried both keyboard shortcut and context menu. Know of any workaround for this issue?
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iMessage stopped working on Mac

Recently, iMessage won't sign in on my MacBook Air (10.8.4). I opened up Messages a couple of days ago, and my iMessage account was signed out. Upon trying to sign back in, I get a message reading: ...
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How can I create two column table macro script?

How can I create a two column table in via Macro, and create new cell rows by hitting the Return key (as you can do in Word)? Alternatively, is there a way to achieve the same effect without the ...
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Mac does not recognize iPhone when it is connected by USB [duplicate]

My iPhone fails to connect to my mac via USB charger. The USB port and the cable are working. System Information shows that "unknown device (...not been configured)". I don't know why this happens?
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Search Photos-App for faces

At the first start ever of the Photos-App, after it imported all images it could find, the program automatically searches all images for faces. Later it only does it with newly imported images. ...
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Visual Studios 2013 with VM on 12" mac1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M

I'm a non mac user. But I would like to buy the latest mac 12" 1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M. But I need Visual Studios 2013 the requirements are 1.6 GHz or faster processor. Can this be install in VM ...
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Set program as default for all openable files on mac [duplicate]

Is there a way to set a program as default, for all file types it can open? I know there is a setting for this in windows, but how can I do this on Mac? Or at least a menu where I can toggle all files ...
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Add favorite folder shortcut in Mac OSX top menu?

I remember in the old days, I was able to do a single click on the dropbox icon on the top menu (OSX) and able to jump into the folder directly. Now, I need to click on the dropbox icon first, and ...
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Is there a video player for OS X that will float to top and avoid the cursor?

Is there a video app that can float on top and avoid the cursor? The problem with VLC is that I use the "Float on Top" feature while VLC takes up 1/4 of the screen. However sometimes I would like the ...
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How to access content from hidden $Recycle.Bin Windows Recycle Bin from exFat drive in OS X

I have transferred an exFat drive to a standard Mac OS X Journaled drive. The drive I transferred over was connected to both Macs and PCs, I'd like to get at the Recycle Bin folder's contents ...
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blank popup appear when updating mac

when i wanted to update the mac, this thing appear, so i can't. maybe it's cuz of some apps that i've downloaded, but i couldn't know which one is! i need to update the mac. i tried to search for ...
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Suspicious NDTV notification pop-ups in my Mac Yosemite 10.10

I started to have notification pop-ups called NDTV since a week ago and I can't find a way to remove it. I certainly didn't install a 'NDTV' app and I checked it is not in the application directory. I ...
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how to browse photos in mac folder via iPhone

Can one use the iPhone to browse photos and videos that reside in folders on a internet connected mac? I have recently decided to not use library based photo managers - after Apple decided to give up ...
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Can not edit or add a user account on Mavericks Server App

I'm having a problem with the Server app on my Mac Mini. I had to renew my Domain Name and DNS is now working well. But i can not edit existing user accounts or add new user accounts to my Server. ...
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Trying to install drivers manually without admin pass

Hi I'm trying to install the drivers for xone on my Mackbook Pro running 10.9.5. I don't have admin rights and it is in .pkg file form. Help?
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Is this a new virus or adware/malware signature? How do I resolve this?

Since the last 12 hours or so, I've been facing a virus that's somewhat peculiar. When I open websites, and click any link on those websites, I get a new pop-up tab that opens a link from ...
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Mac screen flashes when f13 pressed?

I recently discovered that when I press f13 on my mac keyboard, the screen flashes white. It look exactly like when you take a screenshot except, it's not taking a screenshot. I have looked through ...
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Force contacts to sync with iCloud right now

I just updated a contact's phone number in the Mac Contacts app. Now I want to call them on my iPhone (4S), but my iPhone does not have the new number. Both the Mac and the iPhone are configured to ...
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Unable to connect to Windows Server 2008 shares using specific Mac

One of our Mac client machines cannot connect to any volumes shared from our Windows Servers, the credentials box just bounces as if the login details provided are incorrect, which they certainly ...
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Merge two partitions on Macbook Pro

I have two partitions on my MacBook Pro. I am not able to merge them to make a single partition. I created one partition to use for Windows using Bootcamp. Now I deleted Windows, but I am not able ...
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Why does a string of arabic characters crash Safari and other web browsers?

I was reading an article about a problem with Mac and iOS. Why does this string of Arabic characters crash Mac computers running Safari? ...
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How to store sleepimage on secondary HDD on Mac OS X 10.6?

I have a MBP 2010 with Snow Leopard on it. I put an SSD in the place of DVD Drive and am using an awesome SSD(80GB)+HDD(500GB) combo for speed and efficiency for the right price. All I want to do is ...
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Switch music playing from iPod to Mac when getting home

is there a way to automatically 'transfer' the music you hear on your iPod touch (4. generation) to the Mac? What I want to do: I am listening to music while I am on my way back home. I get home and ...
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Enable writing to NTFS harddrive with non-standard name on Mac

I have a lot of NTFS hard drives back when I used a Windows PC. I'm trying to write to these drives with my Macbook Pro on OSX Yosemite 10.10.2. I'm going through this tutorial. I have to write this ...