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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Best way to uninstall; backup programs on Mac

Macbook laptop has a few programs .. in which I'd like to uninstall and then keep the programs on a disc or external hd. Should I clone the program? (best suggested freeware? eg. Clonezilla or ..) ...
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Can I use my Mac as a proxy for Ubuntu?

I have an Ubuntu PC (IP: 132.195.2.2) set up which should be connecting through a switch to my iMac (IP: 132.195.2.1) in order to gain internet access. The iMac has "share internet connection" turned ...
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Copy, Paste, Cut, Select-All Keyboard Shortcuts

I recently bought am older Mac (Mac G5 with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). I have a PC keyboard and when I tried the keyboard shortcuts for text editing such as copy, paste, cut, select-all I realized they ...
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White screen on imac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark? Can any one tell me what a white screen on an imac means? There is also a folder with a question mark ...
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Mac - External hard drive backups

I have two external hard drives, WD 320GB and a WD 1TB. I would like to backup my WD 320GB on a regular basis. Please could you inform me of a good application which could provide these needs: ...
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Media controls in chrome for Mac

Now Spotify is useless I've shifted Grooveshark, however there's a distinct lack of being able to use the media controls at the top of the keyboard to control it. Is there an extension or ...
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Java developer planing to buy Mac

I'm mostly a Java developer and have been developing on Linux for the past 5 years. I'm pretty happy with Linux but time to time I need to run proprietary software that is not supported on Linux so ...
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How to clear the cache or do a hard refresh in Safari?

I am used to doing this in Windows with FireFox or IE by pressing Ctrl + F5. Is there a way to do this for Safari on a Mac?
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Mac exhibiting inexplicable network disconnects?

Lately, I've seen a few Mac computers that can a) see the wireless network, b) "connect" to the wireless network, and c) receive a valid IP address, yet when a web browser is launched it's stuck in an ...
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Trouble with Snow leopard VPN. Doesn't start at machine startup

I use VPN client that comes inbuilt with Snow Leopard OS to connect to VPN on the macbook. Mac OS uses “racoon” process internally to make any vpn connections work. This process starts when the ...
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Why I can’t use zoom+ or zoom- in firefox4 in mac‘s Multi-Touch Touchpad?

I can use zoom function in firefox3 and safari,but when I update to firefox4,I find I can’t use the zoom function ,how can I fix this problem?
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Boot mac with os select option everytime

By holding down option key while booting I can select which OS I want to boot into. This is a bit hit and miss for me, sometimes the option key is not recognised and it just boots into my default OS. ...
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What is the universal Document format on the Macintosh? (format you can be sure any Mac can display)?

I'm preparing a document for Macintosh users. Currently the document is in .doc format. Will all Mac OSX users be able to view that format? If not, is there a better universal format to use? (.RTF, ...
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Photoshop CS issues on Mac Mini PowerPC G4 (1.2)

I dont have enough free memory to run PhotoShop CS. I'm looking into external drives to free up space. I would also like to upgrade OS so I can watch netflix, and maybe would help with streaming ...
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Where is Active Directory configuration information stored?

I'm curious as to where Active Directory configurations are stored on Mac OS X 10.6. "man dsconfigad" and "man dscl" are both silent on where those utilities store/read their information. In ...
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How to Automate Cropping Images?

Is there any way to automate cropping images on Mac? (Not the whole file, but part of the file.) I've tried this with Automator but the cropping function just makes the whole image smaller instead ...
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How can I get a high-quality screen capture on a mac?

⌘ + Shift + 3 The screen capture shortcut on the Mac is one of the most useful tools I know. It grabs the screen and neatly places a .png file onto your desktop. But is this the highest quality ...
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Starcraft 2 update crash

I'm trying to update Starcraft 2 to patch 1.3.1. Everytime it tries to write the patched files the entire system freezes and eventually also crashes. The OS is 10.6.7 there is no log from starcraft ...
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How do I create a file with a custom file extension?

I've just been trying to create a .crt file, so I can copy the contents (text) from a web page in to it, but Mac OS doesn't seem to want to let me do it easily. Normally in Windows I would right ...
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Remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I am running Windows 7 in a virtual machine. Now all of its applications are available via the Open With (or even as the default for some) on the Mac. I don't want them there. I've remapped the ones ...
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Why am I getting a “session could not be started with the iPad” error when syncing?

This morning while trying to sync my iPad I started getting the following error from iTunes: iTunes could not backup iPad because a session could not be started with the iPad I've tried the ...
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Install 10.6 over 10.5 on iMac

Currently my iMac has 10.5.8 Mac Os X installed. I want to install 10.6.6 over 10.5.8 (iMac (intel Dual core)). Do I have to do the following ?? Visit Apple Store. Buy 10.6 OS X for USD $29.00 ...
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PC-like keyboard emulation on Mac OS X 10.6.3

I got myself a Mac Mini and started using it with a PC keyboard as I don't have the time to learn Apple keyboard shortcuts at the moment. I was wondering if there is some kind of keyboard emulator ...
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Application level volume control in OS X?

I recently switched from PC to Mac and one thing I miss is Windows' application-level volume control (i.e. mute Firefox, turn up iTunes, turn down Skype etc). How can I achieve the same on a Mac? Or ...
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How to share my internet connection with my xbox 360 slim? (over an ethernet cable)

I have a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard (10.6.7). Now I want to share my internet connection with my Xbox 360 Slim. (Don't ask why I don't use the WLAN in my Xbox). I found a few tutorials but nothing ...
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Is there a good Hotmail client for Mac OS X?

I have had an Hotmail account since 1997 (i.e. don't ask me to switch - have hundreds of filters and folders and thousands of contacts) and I recently switched to a Mac and I am looking for a Mac ...
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What is a good GTD app with cloud sync on iPhone, iPad, and Mac?

I am looking for a good GTD (todo/task/project management) app that has cloud sync. I'd like it to be on my iPhone, iPad and Mac. Web app would be nice, too. OmniFocus is the closest thing I've found ...
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Method for Combining Multiple Word Documents into One?

Are there any methods for combining multiple Word documents into one big document in Mac?
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Hard drive read only access with Mac

I have an external usb hard drive that I used to connect on my old PC laptop. There are some files I created with the laptop on this hard drive. Now, I can only read those files with my Mac notebook ...
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Mac music tagging software

Since the switch from Windows to Mac, I've been looking for a good music tagging application for Mac OS X. I've tried apps such as Tagalicious, TriTag and a few other apps, but none have made me ...
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User folder on 2nd partition with link?

I have a hackintosh system. Fully working one. I have a secondary partition called "Storage". I would like to move my user folder from /Users/"Username" to "Storage"/"Username". Afterward create a ...
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System-wide finder view preferences

I know that .DS_Store files are created in every directory I enter with the finder in Mac OS X, and that keeps track of the folder's metadata (including how is it being displayed). I also know that ...
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Typing Out Nuclear/Symbol Equations

Is there any way on typing out nuclear equations/symbol equations (With the two numbers at the top and bottom in front of the element)? One of my friends have used an app that does this for him ...
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MacOSX cpu/mem monitor in system tray (menu bar)

I would like to monitor CPU and memore usage in realtime with charts on a Mac OS X system tray (menu bar). Is there a utility that provides such functionality?
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How to sync or backup iPhone contents to new Mac [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: transfering iphone data to another computer How to synchronize iPhone with new Mac without losing data? I have brought a new mac and would like to sync my iPhone ...
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Is Airport Express compatible with AirPlay?

I have an Airport Express that I have plugged into a speaker system. I can change the music in my house with my iPhone through Apple's Remote app. Great. Now is my Airport Express compatible with ...
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Will Lion X be downloadable for everyone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do new Macs get free upgrades to 10.7? I'm new to the Apple world. I was wondering if the update to Lion X will be free for users that has recently bought a new MacBook ...
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How do I clean out dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro?

How do I clean out the dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro? (I'm perfectly comfortable with opening my MacBook Pro up (Unibody 2008 edition with removable battery cover), but I'm not exactly sure how I ...
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Where is the Xcode installer located?

When I browse the Mac App Store, the buy button of the Xcode app is shown as "installed" so that I can't buy it. But I can't find it in my Applications folder either. How can I locate the app? Or how ...
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2008 Mac Pro: Any chance of upgrading hardware to current technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely? I have a 2nd Gen 2008 Mac Pro 2.8ghz Quad Core with an 8800GT. I'm sure I can get away with the processing power and more RAM ...
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External drive format to be writeable on both Mac and Windows

What file-format an external drive has to be for it to be writeable on both Macs and Windows machines? I have a 750GB external drive originally formatted in NTFS for Windows, but it's not writeable ...
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iTerm2.app stopped working

Since a couple of hours, when I try to run iTerm2.app, it opens a window, says ## exec failed ## login No such file or directory and closes rather fast. Running Terminal.app works and if I run ...
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Remove Storage iOS Apps on Mac

Is it possible to remove the Mac copy (iTunes/Mobile Applications) of all synced iOS applications (they are already installed on my iOS device)? They are currently taking up about 6 GB of space on my ...
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Does Xcode 4 run “stable” on OS X 10.7 DP?

and will Apple accept software built in this environment for iTunes AppStore and Mac AppStore?
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MacBook freezing?

While I was working with my (unibody, 10.5) MacBook, suddenly the display was covered by a grey shade and a message - in four languages - appeared, ordering me to restart the computer, and of course ...
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What is a good program for timing activities?

I am looking for a program to time projects and activities, both computer- and real life-based, allowing me to tell him to start and stop timing this or that activity, in a very light, background, ...
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing on Mac

This is a followup to the Stack Overflow question, Why does there appear to be a different number of unique colors available on the Mac as compared to Windows? How can I turn off anti-aliasing on a ...
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How Many Resources Does GeekTool Use?

Previously before, I didn't touch apps like GeekTool because I was afraid that it would slow down my system performance severely. (MacBook Pro 15" C2D 2.4ghz Late 2008) However, I have decided to use ...
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Is Quicktime always pre-installed on the Macintosh OS?

Does the Mac come with Quicktime pre-installed? If so, what OS version (minimum) could be expected to have come with it pre-installed?
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Can't boot Mac, only shows a Folder with a Question Mark?

How do I start up a Mac when all it shows is a Folder with a Question Mark, even with a DVD in the drive? Image courtesy of Loïc Wolff