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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Hard disk corrupt twice in 24 hours

My Macbook Pro 13" (2011) had a Seagate 1TB hybrid drive installed as a secondary drive some 4 months ago. Yesterday the volume somehow became corrupt and unable to mount. I managed to format it using ...
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iAktos Mountain Lion crashes when mounting partition USB

iAktos Mountain Lion crashes when mounting partition USB. When I run disk utility and partition my USB. Sometimes OS crashes when USB is remounted. Running the OS with Virtualbox.
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iPhone wifi is half the speed of Mac when using an Airport Express

My internet account with Comcast is 75 Mbps down and 10 Mbps up. To verify my internet speeds, I used SpeedOf.Me in Safari on my 2011 iMac and 2014 Macbook Pro which gave me 75-80 Mbps down and 10-15 ...
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How to delete an ALBUM in the PHOTOS app

How do I delete unwanted albums in the Mac Photos app?
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New Hard Drive Install Failure

I got a problem with my 2012 Mac Book Pro, I'm trying to install a new 750 Go Sata 3 with 7200 t/min WD Black in it. The problem is when i try to reinstall OSx Mountain Lion on it, it didn't find the ...
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F3 on Windows is what on a Mac?

On Windows to quickly search something, I just press F3 and then you can type what you are searching for as "keywords", how do you do this on Mac? I am busy with HTML and I want to quickly search ...
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How to backup/export profiles in System Preferences?

There is Profiles in System Preferences on my mac, and I want to backup or export the profiles before I delete the profiles, how can I backup it?
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Logical Volume Group “Available Space”

Can anyone help explain why there is 17gb worth of free space on my LVG I can't seem to do anything with this space. Is there anyway to fix this? I have already reformatted the disk then cloned the ...
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Weird LCD / Boot problems on my MacBook Pro Late 2011

My Mac is a MacBook Pro Late 2011 model with the 15 inch screen. It began all with me, connecting my Nexus 5 to the Macbook. I imported some videos with iTunes (yes, iTunes popped up automatically ...
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Is there a single user mode or safe mode on a Mac?

Is there any single user mode or safe mode on a Mac? I'm using 10.10 (Yosemite). I want my Mac not to load some plists in the LaunchDaemons directory and some kext files.
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Mac Air iMessage problems

I recently plugged my iPhone to my Mac. Ever since I did that, every time that I text on my iPhone it shows an icon pop up on the Mac screen, however I am not set up through messaging on my Mac. I am ...
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Is There a Wired Mouse or Track Ball That Supports Gestures in OSX?

I wanted to find out if there was a wired alternative to Apple's Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad that also supports the gestures built into OS-X Yosemite, at the very least the ones supported by a Magic ...
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Google Inbox as a standalone app via Chrome

Google Inbox recently added compatibility with Safari and yet still does not play nice with Fluid. I decided I might as well use Chrome. Google recently improved the way "desktop app extensions" work ...
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Extended Desktop to Mac book from Macbook pro

I have two Mac one is mac book and other Is Mac book Pro and i am looking for a way so i can use macbook as a extended Monitor for MAc BOok Pro. is there a way to do it . thanks in advance
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Anybody got FIFA15 to work on a mac ? Through wine etc?

I purchased a Macbook Air (2015) and i was wondering if anybody was able to play fifa15 on it. I love the game and was hoping if there is a method, i would consider boot camp as the last resort. ...
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Unprotected Mac family photos?

I have tons of thousands of family photos. But I feel like they are not safe. I have an iCloud/Apple ID but the email is not confirmed. I want to sign out of that old email into my actual new one I ...
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Mac has become insanely slow : Processes SystemUIServer, UserEventAgent and loginwindow using a lot of memory

I have been using my Mac for for many months without any problem. But recently all of a sudden the Mac became insanely slow. I opened Activity Manager to see what was happening. For three processes ...
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How can I delete files in recovery mode using Terminal on my OS X main partition?

I need to delete a folder otherwise my mac won't boot. How can I do this in recovery mode or whatever it's called using Terminal commands?
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Is there a way to get access to ALL files on OS X from a guest account? (If I have the user and password for the admin account)

I don't want to get into why I need this so I'll just make it clear: I have the admin account password and I need to be able to access and modify any file from a guest account. Is there a way to do ...
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Why does the folder icon in my Terminal have a question mark overlaid?

From time to time, I spot that the folder icon in the titlebar of one of my Terminal windows has a question mark overlaid on it, e.g. this one: What does this mean? It doesn't seem to have any ...
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How to solve the issue that a Mac (Macbook Air) keeps on trying to use WEP to connect to Wifi?

I have the latest version of Macbook Air with Mountain Lion, as of Oct 2013, and since one of the computers is an older one that needs WEP, the Linksys (Cisco) router is set to support both WEP and ...
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What happens after a stolen Mac was remotely wiped?

A Macbook Air was stolen from us last month and we immediately activated "Find my Mac" and a few minutes later we requested it to be wiped (through iCloud). Today, 1 month later, we received an email ...
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Mechanism to sync mail accounts between Mac and iPhone

Is there a way for me to create an account using my Mac's Mail app and have the account sync over to my iPhone or vice versa? I have iCloud setup on both my Mac and iPhone, but I don't see the ...
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Recover deleted .SKETCH files

I recently deleted some sketch files that I would like to try to get back if I can. I trashed them over a month ago, I used stellar phoenix to attempt to recover them, and it found the files. It did ...
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Mac graphical glitch, UI replaced with gradients?

I'm currently running on a Mac Mini (2014 Model) and recently although rare I have been experiencing some strange graphical glitches, it seems to replace parts of my UI and whenever I open an ...
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my Photo Booth randomly came on

I fall asleep with my macbook on sometimes, watching a show or listening to music and I have woken up with my Photo Booth on several times, which for some reason creeps me out because the light turns ...
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Has anyone else tried the new volume mixer for mac? [closed]

I just found a volume mixer, like the one found on windows, on reddit. Has anyone else tried it? http://volumemixer-app.com/
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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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Where are the sample books stored in the iBooks for Mac OS X?

I'm doing an accessibility stuff and I need to access the source file (.epub file) of the sample books in iBooks for Mac OS X. I did look for one at ...
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How to get back the standard application in Notification Center in Mac OS X?

I have configured No application in the center of notifications. no weather, no stock, no calendar, no calculator. How to return back to the standard application?
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https ( ssl secured ) local websites are not working in Safari and chrome in Mac Yosemeti. How can I fix this?

As a developer, I will be running and testing the webapps that I am developing in my local. But Chrome and safari are not allowing me to hit my local server with ssl enabled. ...
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How to stop managed client mac from auto logout?

The mac is managed client, and com.apple.autologout.AutoLogOutDelay is set to 3600, How can I overwrite it or run some app to keep mac not idle, so that the mac will not auto logout?
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Is there any way to reattach an 'orphaned' Windows installation?

I have a Windows installation in a partition on my hard drive. The problem is, it's not showing up when I startup holding alt. I installed Windows through VirtualBox, linked to a physical partition ...
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How to hide an app from the Launchpad?

Is there any way to hide an app from the Launchpad in Yosemite? I don't want to delete it or something like that I just want to hide apps that I don't use frequently, and I have a lot of them, putting ...
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Airplay on Bluetooth speaker paired to Mac

I've got a Bluetooth speaker (a JawBone Mini) and I paired it to my Mac. I can set it as output device from System Preferences -> Sound -> Output but I would like to use it as an AirPlay speaker, as I ...
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How do I put all of the music in my iTunes library (12.2) onto my iPhone 6?

Really frustrated with iTunes -- How the heck do I add the music in my iTunes library to my iPhone? I'm a power user and I've been using iTunes and iPods since the beginning. I'm going on a road ...
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Mac thinks mouse is a keyboard

whenever I plug in my usb wireless mouse, my macbook air and mac pro both think that the mouse is a keyboard and won't register the mouse's movements at all. Is there a way to fix this? The mouse is ...
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Changing dots per inch (DPI) in Powerpoint Office 2011 for Mac

I want to increase the resolution of my images in PowerPoint for (2011 for Mac). In other forums it says to go to Preferences -> Save and from there you can change the dpi...here's a fuzzy screen ...
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How to export all emails from a mailbox in Apple Mail

I'm trying to export all emails from an account I have setup and mapped to Apple mail on my computer. There are 1200 emails. The account is no longer active so i'm trying to export all the emails in ...
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Learning iOS development on VM machine running Mac OS X

I'm wondering if it's fine to start learning iOS development on VM machine running OS X until I get a Mac computer, will I face any real differences when I start developing on Mac computer?
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Issue with LCD screen colors after Mac was dropped

I have gotten an issue with my Mac LCD display, after the Mac was dropped. 100% white colors become pink and 100% black colors become green. I don't want to get it fixed, because that would be very ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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OSX El Capitan Unable to add exchange account [closed]

I had a problem with Lync because of which I went to Keychain Access > Preferences > Reset My Default Keychain. After that all of my passwords were reset and I had to enter them again. When I was ...
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Problem with installing Java: java: command not found

I just installed Java 8.25 but I'm still not getting 'legacy' applications to work. I tried verifying the version in terminal: manfred$ java --version -bash: java: command not found I think there's ...
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Preview does not work on iPhone 5

I have a problem with preview with my iphone 5. My mac is 2012 and running Yosemite. When I go to the "import from iPhone" I get the usual window, but when I drag and drop some photos / videos, it ...
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How to not allow other people to access your mac?

i've been noticing strange things since I moved in my apartment. One time or another I can see airplay icon that appears out of no where, I'm concerned that someone might get access to my mac, is ...
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My LaCie Thunderbolt Big 2 is not showing on my desktop but it is showing in disk utility

I can't get access to my 6TB raid 1 (well it's suppose to be a raid one and some tech told me it sounds like it is striped but I swear I set it up as a raid 1). It is not showing on the desktop. But ...
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Dual boot Kali with Mac

I want to dual my Macbook with Mavericks 10.9.4 and Kali 1.0.8. I have downloaded the Kali .iso and "burnt" it to a USB stick using the dd command from in Terminal. I have partitioned my hard drive ...
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Windows 7 boot camp help

I've been trying for last couple of days now to install windows 7 on my mid-2010 iMac and having trouble getting past a certain point. I did a wipe and reinstall a few days ago of Yosemite where I ...