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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In OS X, how does manually sandboxing an application from the internet compare to blocking it with Little Snitch?

I want to prevent inbound and outbound connections to one application. I can buy Little Snitch if it's the best option, but it feels like I wouldn't be getting much value out of it for that one use. ...
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Microsoft office for mac 2011 - product key issue

I installed microsoft office successfully using the product key last year. i moved jobs and deactivated the email address as it was a work one. I have tried inputting the product key again to ...
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Diary App for Mac OS X (equivalent to Chronories)

I am looking for Diary App for my MacBook (Leopard) and MacBookPro (Snow Leopard) One of the famous Diary App is Chronories (link), but I need something else (if it's free, it would be good) EDIT: I ...
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OSX 10.9.5 upgrade causes apache/php downgrade

Today I installed the OSX 10.9.5 upgrade and it appears to have downgraded my Apache and PHP version. Is there an easy way to reverse this unwanted downgrade? Or do I have to reinstall apache via ...
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Centrify Advantages

Before I spend a lot of money. What are the main benefits of using Centrify over the Mac's built in ability to bind to Active Directory? After many years of using the "magic triangle" and defining ...
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Mac Mini + HP 3065 - resolution

I bought the new Mac Mini and connected it to my HP 3065 screen using the DVI cable + supplied HDMI to DVI adapter. The problem is, that the display settings enable me only very low resolutions (max ...
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VPN client disconnect immediately on Mac

I'm trying to setup a Cisco IPSec VPN connection. I've configured everything but when I try to connect, it seems to pass authentication but then immediately disconnects. I've looked at the logs using ...
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How to stream music from a Mac to an iOS device?

I have an MP3 file that I'd like to stream from my Mac to an iOS. I think VLC can be used to achieve this, but I couldn't find the right settings on the VLC app and in iOS. If I pick RTP multicast, ...
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Can't print on OS X Lion via shared printer connected to Windows Vista. Fix?

As the title states I am not able to print from my Mac to a shared printer that is hooked up to my Windows PC running Windows Vista. I am currently running OS X Lion 10.7 on a Mac Mini. My Mac is able ...
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How to reformat a time machine drive to use on a PC

My sister used to be a mac user and recently switched to a PC. She has her mac stuff backed up on two hard drives, one is formatted as a time machine. We've transferred all her important files to the ...
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Do Macs store a serial number on the disk?

About a year ago, I sold my old MacBook Pro. Last week I got a call from the buyer who said that it had been stolen and he didn't have the serial number — and did I have it? I haven't been able to ...
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Is there a Safari plugin to remove mackeeper ads?

I don't mind ads, banners and the like. What I do mind is the fact that almost all the ads I see recently are ads for Mackeeper. Popups, banners, it's everywhere. Am I the only one that has this ...
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How do I use Mac's Preview application text speech feature?

How could I let Preview start speaking a selected paragraph? I found the speech menu item in the edit menu but this starts speaking from the beginning of the document!
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iMessage help! my imessage has been hacked

My brother has checked all my past iMessages on his mac from my iPhone that have been deleted. How is that possible? Is there away there any way my iMessages can be permanently deleted so they cant be ...
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How to access my Mac/my data when unable to login because of FileVault?

I restored my Mac to 10.6 since FileVault was not allowing me to log-in in Mavericks. However though I know the right password I'm getting an error trying to log-in. Now I don't have access to my Mac ...
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Managing Virtual Macs on a closed network

I have a lab of VMWare virtual Macs on a network with no Internet access. What options do i have for managing these Macs, other than one at a time? I am looking at ARD and JAMF at the moment...
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Bandwidth limiting in Yosemite

I get disconnected from the internet whenever the speed reaches 2.5 Mbps Is there any app to limit the internet speed below that. I am not talking per application based. Using MacBook Pro (mid 2013) ...
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Disable geolocation in Safari

I have tried to check "Decline without asking" (Translated). Now, it won't show where I am on maps and so, but even though I use VPN, Google/Facebook/Youtube and other websites know that I am in ...
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How to make a Mac (Macbook Pro) not hibernate?

I have already set in the Energy Saver of System Preferences that Computer sleep: on Battery Power, Never when plugged in, Never But still if I close the cover of the Macbook Pro ...
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Change background colour for PDF when Viewing

When a PDF is opened, its actual background color is often white. On Windows, several PDF viewers have the ability to set the background color to another one, which doesn't modify the PDF file itself. ...
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TPM chip on iPhone

Do Apple devices ship with a TPM chip? My Mac doesn't have a TPM chip, but does an iPhone have of a TPM chip or how do I determine if the iPhone has a TPM chip or not? On my Mac, I use this command to ...
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Text Edit does not allow to store the file?

I have a mac system. I am using its "TextEdit" software. I have opened a blank untitled document. Now when I save this in a particular folder with name "InitialScope", it does not allow me? Why? ...
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Find Mac's “age” in Yosemite

I upgraded a Mac to OS X Yosemite and would like to find the age (when it's been released). In previous OS it was given here: but I can't find it in Yosemite there ...anyone?
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Does time capsule automatically back-up to cloud?

When I purchased my time capsule, I was told that it provides two terabytes of storage on the actual capsule and two on "the cloud". Does this happen automatically or do I have to set up something ...
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Getting Mac Address from known network

I lost my old router, and i need to know its Mac Address, only info i got its the log of my Mac (Yosemite), i have found that with this command i got a lot of info about the preferred networks (saved ...
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How to determine where the localhost:8080 source and server are located

I am running Mavericks OS currently on my iMac. It has been a while since I set up a web server on my iMac. I went to my Firefox browser and went to localhost:8080 and it returns a simple string ...
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mac OSX Yosemite, safe mode?

how do i launch safe mode on mac, with boot camp installed(windows 7)? Without boot camp u just press shift on the sound, but with bootcamp installed it always login in windows? help!!macbook air.
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Mac Mini Server Reset To Factory - Help With Fatal Error

I am in desperate need of assistance. I am doing my very first in-house server reset and wipe since graduating from school and I am in over my head. I know I am a noob at it but I am THE I.T. GUY at ...
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I would like to delete some photos from my phone camera roll, that i have imported to my Mac, will they stay on my Mac?

I recently imported all my photos from my iPhone to my Mac. Now they are on both devices. I would like to delete some of them from my phone camera roll, but i want them to stay on my Mac. Will the ...
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I overwrote OSX with Linux by accident

So here is what happened. I installed Ubuntu onto a flashdrive hoping to be able to dual boot Linux/OSX. I burned Ubuntu onto the flash drive on my desktop PC (windows 8.1) with universal USB ...
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Removing right-command as “show desktop”

I just got my Mac several months ago, and set my right-command as show desktop shortcut. Now, I want to remove it, but I totally forget how to remove this silly thing. I have checked several places as ...
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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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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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Mac OSX upgrade Adobe Flash Player, download stops

I am on Yosemite 10.10.1. For some reason (maybe corrupted initial download) the 1.2MB installer stops at around 30% (34%, 35% or 36%) downloading the full installer.
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Is there a way to install a Yosemite theme on mavericks? Without Flavours?

I have Mavericks on my mac and I want to make it look like Yosemite. Is there an alternative to Flavours (my trial period is running out) that will allow me to install a Yosemite theme for FREE? I ...
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Why is the dictionary shortcut unreliable using Chrome?

When using the dictionary lookup shortcut Ctrl + Cmd + D when using Chrome it works for some websites but not for others. Does this have to do with Chrome itself or is it due to the fact that some ...
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How do I disable or get rid of the startup sound my Mac makes?

Everytime I turn on my Macbook Pro it makes a start up noise. This is annoying since there is no volume or ability to turn it off. I just don't want the sound to play at all. How do I disable this ...
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ios development in windows [duplicate]

I have HP-2000-Notebook Pavilion series with windows on it. More my notebook doesn't support visualization technology. I want to develop and iOS app in objective c. Is there any alternative that ...
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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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Use Different network for different applications! [duplicate]

is there a way to use different connection for different application ? for example Safari will use "WifiRouter 1" and i like to change the wifi that will VLC Use "WifiRouter 2" i mean using different ...
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Office Word 2011 for Mac scrambles hyperlinks with different schemes

I have a very urgent question. I made my dad buy a MacBook Air just 3 days ago, I configured it completely and installed Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, so far so good. There is only one bad ...
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How to get rid of the circular speech commands thing?

This thing has appeared, hovering obtrusively over my desktop (Mountain Lion): I don't know how it got there. Presumably I pressed some key combination by accident. But I can't for the life of me ...
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Replacement for Isolator

It seems that one of my all time favourite apps Isolator has been abandoned. While it still works, it hasn't been updated in forever, could use some customization features and it isn't ready for ...
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Macbook Air Hardware Fault

Somebody has given me an Apple Macbook Air 1.1 to fix. Unfortunately I have very little experience with Macs. Symptoms are: *Computer runs incredibly slow to the extent that I have never seen one so ...
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Can I trust Apple Store's employees with my laptop?

This might be a bizarre but crucial question, can I fully trust leaving my laptop in repairs (Genius Bar) while they have full access to it ? I recently went to the genius bar to get my display ...
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extract Apple ID's password from mavericks keychain? [duplicate]

First of all i need to know if mail's passwords stored in keychain or not ? If yes .. how to extract passwords from keychain especially [APPLE ID] ? That's it
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Apps are not opening in Mac

Google Chrome and other apps are not opening, they just bounce and then stop without giving me any error message. I also re-downloaded Google Chrome and still not opening. Recently I installed ...
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
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Compress PDF with adjustable ratio

One can use Preview to compress a PDF. However Preview on Mac OS X 10.7 does a too hard compression for my taste. There is only one compression setting. Are there alternative tools that allows you to ...
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Notes.app: Notes from iCloud show title but bodies are blank!

I have been using notes.app for a while, especially for its ability to use iCloud to sync. Everything has seemed fine, though it seems like some of my older notes' bodies are showing up blank. I ...