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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How can I cache DNS entries for longer than the DNS server specifies (mac mavericks)

My broadband provider is terrible. It forces the use of its own DNS servers, which I have never seen take less than 2 seconds to respond, and often longer. What I would like to do is cache their ...
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Coupon Printer locked up my computer

I attempted to download a coupon to save a few dollars and now my computer is locked up. Box says..."your computer can't be shut down now because software is being installed. Keynote is being ...
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Odd email search and sort behaviour

Using Mail in all previous OS I ever used, I click on an email, say from MacWorld. Then I would sort by From and all the emails from MacWorld would be right in front of me on my screen. Now when I ...
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Time Machine on Mac

Does the Time Machine program backup system plus data ? Will is restore the computer exactly to what is was including both system and data (ie. emails, photos, documents) ?
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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What do each of the files do inside of an iPhoto Library?

Inside my iPhoto library, there are many files and directories. -rw-r--r--@ 1 kevin staff 3.9M Jul 10 21:10 AlbumData.xml drwxr-xr-x 2 kevin staff 68B Dec 23 2013 Attachments drwxr-xr-x ...
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What Photogrammetry software is available on Mac OS X?

I have been searching for a photogrammetry application for Mac. Can anyone tell me where can I get them?
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Unable to change volume size on WD My Passport Wireless

I have been trying to partion my WD My Passport External harddrive that has already got data on it. All of the guides I see on the internet tell you to resize the current volume to do so. I don't have ...
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Why should I buy Apple? Everyone says it's overpriced [on hold]

I was contemplating between buying the Surface 3 or a MacBook Air. I tell my friends ("experts" in the tech field) and they tell me Macs are way overpriced for what you get. Is this true? They tell ...
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What is the difference between Intel and PPC?

What is the hardware and software differences between Intel and PPC Macs?
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I dismissed “For You” in iTunes 12.2 for Mac, How do I get it back?

Context OS X 10.10.4 (14E46) iTunes 12.2.0.145 Question I just installed iTunes 12.2 for OS X, the first version of iTunes with new Apple Music features. After installing (which went perfectly ...
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How can I mount partition disk0s4 that became inaccessible after a clean installation of Mountain Lion?

The hard drive on my MacBook Pro has two partitions. One with the OS and the other with data. Yesterday, from a USB boot drive, I performed a clean installation of Mountain Lion to the OS drive. I ...
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Enable Web Inspector in Safari v 8.0 in Yosemite OS

I'm trying to show/hide the web inspector tool in mac os "Yosemite" using bash script, I used the following command in terminal but it didn't work even after I restarted Safari, so am I doing ...
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Show Google Search in Address Bar in Safari v8.0 in OS Yosemit

I'm trying to show/hide google search in Safari v8.0 in mac os "Yosemite" using bash script, I used the following command in terminal but it didn't work even after I restarted Safari, so am I doing ...
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Quicktime won't play videos in Chrome

So, I was just trying to watch some video online in Chrome, and when I get to the page I'm told I "need to install Quicktime to play the video". This is odd because I clearly have Quicktime in my ...
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can't use installer to install pkg. file

When i try to install flash pkg with installer, the installer just jump on the dock and can't open, then i try to install in the terminal installer -pkg Desktop/Install\ Adobe\ Flash\ Player.pkg ...
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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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How to find wifi password on my mac which is already connected

I need to find the password for my wifi network into which I'm already connected to. I'm using MacBook Pro with OSX Lion. Any guidance please.
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OS X Mountain Lion/Lion Deep Sleep on low battery

I'm having an issue on my Mac since I installed Lion and now Mountain Lion (I thought that the Lion problem could be because I've put an SSD in my Mac and did not make a fresh install but a carbon ...
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How to hide favourites bar in mac os using bash script?

I'm trying to disable and enable the favourite bar in mac os "Yosemite" using bash script, I used the following command in terminal but it didn't work even after I restarted Safari, so am I doing ...
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Dictionary: Syllable-hyphenation interpuncts (dots) missing

This is regarding the Dictionary app (New Oxford American Dictionary) that comes with Mac OS X. I currently have version 2.2.1 (156) in Mavericks (10.9.1). In previous versions (Mountain Lion, Snow ...
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Use OS X Automator to repetitively save plugin presets in NI Machine

I'm seeing the automator as my only help in quite a challenging task. In Native Instruments Maschine, you can use third party plugins like for instance Omnisphere. the gigantic downside of using non ...
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Stuck at the boot screen

I'm running Yosemite. While booting up I get stuck at the screen with the following screen. Is it a serious issue? If yes, how can I save my data?
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Missing songs don't add from iCloud Music

How can I download some staff, that has add link, which don't work properly? I'm trying to redownload, testing on different albums - not help (but not every album has such problem, frequently all ...
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My safari on mac keeps opening login.skype.com

My safari on mac keeps opening webpage login.skype.com in different tabs and i don't have Skype installed on my mac.I tried reseting the safari and did all the troubleshooting to remove Skype and ...
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Can not copy and paste within Chrome from time to time

Chrome Mac is a bit dodgy, I can not use copy/paste function from time to time, both Cmd ⌘ C and right-click menu. I must reopen it to enable copy/paste again. OS X version is 10.10.3, Chrome ...
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Installing Windows on External HD. Other guides to difficult for me

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13" mid 2014 model. I have 256 GB Disk Space and want to install Windows mainly for gaming but other programs as well but I do not have enough space for my needs. My ...
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Why my sound is mute?

I have problem with my mac mini, sound icon is mute and i am unable to click to unmute it. Tomorrow night it was working fine, but getting issue now, i inserted headPhone but nothing happen. and ...
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What settings must I change so that when add a contact on my mac, it will sync to my phone?

Running Yosemite on a 2011 MBP and and iPhone 6. A contact added to my phone will appear on my mac, but not vice versa. How can I change this?
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Mac 10.5.8 OS X operating system upgrade? [closed]

I have a mac 10.5.8 OS X and I need to download new itunes for phone to sync, but my operating system is to old to download the new itunes, what shall i do?
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Record mac screen + audio + skype call?

my friend and I are planning to make minecraft gameplays, but each one from home, so what software I need, I know quicktime records the screen but I need also the recording from the skype call... ...
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Sent items listed by sender's name (my name!) not recipient in Outlook for Mac 2011

Outlook 2011 on a Mac (OS X 10.7 Lion), on a (mostly PC) office network using Microsoft Exchange server. In Outlook 2011, in the network "Sent Items" folder, all emails are listed showing the ...
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Image Viewer like Windows Image Viewer

I want a good image viewer for mac. When I open any random image from a folder like this: I want to be able to navigate to next/previous image with left and right arrow. Seems so simple but I ...
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Removing non App Store apps

I use several apps installed using .dmg files downloaded from other sources rather than direct from the App Store. When I try to remove them through Launchpad, these apps will not show the X button ...
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Wi-Fi on MacBook Air only works within 10 feet of router

The Wi-Fi on my MacBook Air 11″ 2011 only connects within 10 feet of the router. Other Air works over 45 feet away. Happened after upgrade to Yosemite, now 10.10.3. Card Type: AirPort Extreme ...
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build and run issues for Xcode [on hold]

i have installed Xcode(Version 6.3.2) in osX 10.10.2.having problem to run c code.it build successfully with no error showing but cant run and show the result.so how to get the proper way to solve ...
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Converting Windows Macros to AppleMac

I have a Microsoft Windows Macro working in Word that I need to use on Apple Mac Windows 2011 Word but it does not work. It seems VBA macros designed to be used in Windows Word do not work when ...
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Disable Spotlight for Non-Current Boot Volume

I'm fully aware of the ways in which to disable Spotlight for a volume (.metadata_never_index etc.) but this question is more specific. Let me give you a bit of background. I have a Mid 2010 MacBook ...
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Playing Mac alarm through Headphones Only

I need to play an alarm on my mac that only plays through my headphones so it will not wake everyone up. I have found third party apps to do this, but I would prefer not to install any third party ...
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increase font for all apps/menus in mac [duplicate]

Is there an app to increase/change default fontsize for all applications in mac ? It is really painful for me to read default fonts or to increase fontsize in every app I open, and even worse, the ...
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How can I stop MacBook Pro (previously interrupted during OS update) restarting after login?

Everytime I log in, my macbook pro restarts itself. I don't even get to the desktop, it just restarts itself after show a message of text in the left-hand corner. I'm pretty sure this is happening ...
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Why is the text-to-speech hotkey not working?

For some reason, my text to speech isn't working. I don't know why it stopped working. It works when I manually click it, but when using the default hotkey alt+esc, it doesn't do anything. I have no ...
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Mac 10.5.8 Leopard

I have a Mac 10.5.8, Leopard, gray surrounding, and cannot get on skype and I cannot create a customized header with iPhoto for Twitter. I'm not a tech person but am good with apps. How do you know ...
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Is it possible to disable audio through speakers, only play through headphones via headphone jack

Is there an option / setting that allows you to only output audio via the headphone port on your macbook / pro / air ? So that if i had my headphones on and then pulled them out of the laptop the ...
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Sync chrome and safari tabs/bookmarks automatically

while chrome battery usage is terrible, i like it as more funcional browser thus i use it almost all the time when macbook is connected to charger, however when i'm on battery i'd like to use only ...
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My project has disappeared from iMovie — can you help me get it back?

I have been working on a project on iMovie and yesterday I opened iMovie to continue working on it but I can't find it. It says I have two projects but it only shows me one project and I am freaking ...
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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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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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How do I delete one of my custom templates in Numbers - OS 10.10.1

I would like to delete one of my custom templates I made in Numbers - in previous OS versions you went to Library>iWork>Numbers>Templates and just trash it - but, since I updated to Yosemite - I only ...
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Unusual Dock Icon Appearing in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Lately, I've been getting this unusual "clone" of the Chrome icon appearing at the left side of my Dock. It comes out randomly. Initially, I thought it's a new feature that binds the iPad session on ...