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Bose QuietComfort 15 inline Microphone and mid-2011 Macbook Air

The BOSE headphones come with a cable that has a remote/microphone. The BOSE website and even the box says: The QuietComfort 15 inline remote and microphone cable is compatible with iPod nano ...
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How do I burn a DVD ISO from a MacBook Air?

The MacBook Air can share DVD drives on other Macs. For reading disks this works great. However, I want to burn an ISO to the drive. The drive doesn't show up in Disk Utility. Is it possible to burn ...
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MBA 13" 2011 (with TB) as a display for PS3

I wonder if I can use my new MacBook Air 13" 2011 as a display for PS3 (of course with the help of some adapter, e.g. Kanex XD/Belkin AV360™)? I know it sound weird, but that's my situation.
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MacBook Air has suddenly become very slow at booting and shutdown

I have a Late 2010 MacBook Air, and it has a 256 GB SSD, 2.13 GHz processor, and 4 GB RAM. It has been lightning fast ever since I bought it and I upgraded to OS X Lion and it was super fast. Boot ...
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iTunes slow to read from SD Card in Macbook Air

I've recently bought a Macbook Air and I'm using a 64GB SD card to store my iTunes library there, so iTunes is constantly reading from the SD Card. The first times I used it I was quite disappointed, ...
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Mac Book Air 13" (2011) - Wifi continuosly disconnecting

Last October I bought my first Mac, a Macbook Air 13". It works perfectly except for the wifi: I can be connected for hours without problems, but then it suddenly disconnects. The wifi widget doesn't ...
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SMC reset while MBA in sleep mode?

I've memory blackouts, I guess I need to pay more attention to things... Anyways, I did a SMC reset, and than I got paranoic that maybe I didn't shut it down and laptop was actually in sleep mode. ...
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How do I do control-shift-eject on a MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook Air? This keystroke turns off the display on most Macs. But the Air does not have an ...
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Why is Skype using 100% of my CPU or more and how can I fix it?

Today I used the Mac version of Skype for the first time on my new MacBook Air 11" running Lion - v10.7.2. To my surprise, the process was using more than 100% CPU, the CPU temperature went high, ...
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Mac driver for Lenovo L2230x Monitor

At work, I'm connecting my MacBook Air 11" to a Lenovo L2230x Monitor (aka L2230xwA) to extend my display. Given that the MacBook Air has no Ethernet connector, today I thought I might put the ...
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How to fix MacBook, not reconnecting to wireless network on wakeup?

MacBook Air 11" - Mid 2011 My MacBook is not reconnecting to the wireless network on wakeup. Is there a setting or something that I'm missing?
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How many applications can I run simultaneously on a new Macbook Air? [closed]

With two user accounts running simultaneously with fast user switching, is there any issue in running say 10 apps simultaneously in each account? I have a personal setup and one I use for when I'm ...
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MacBook Air Mid 2011: headphone plug makes weird noises

If I turn a headphone plug around in the headphone jack, it makes really loud and weird creaking noises. I just want to make sure that my Macbook Air isn't the only one which does that. I already had ...
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Is there a currently available way to connect firewire to a 2011 MacBook Air besides the Apple Thunderbolt monitor?

If one wanted to connect a firewire peripheral to a 2011 MacBook Air, one could buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor, connect the monitor to the Air and the peripheral to the monitor. That's kind of ...
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How do Apple engineers reset EFI password on new MacBooks?

Apple state: Only Apple retail stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers can unlock these computers protected by a firmware password. If you cannot remember the firmware password for your ...
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MacBook Air mid 2011 Geekbench results too low

My MacBook Air from mid 2011 recently only scores about ~1800 on geekbench vs 5300+ that it was before. I'm starting the benchmarking right after reboot, and the CPU seems initially calm. Any points? ...
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How to enable USB tethering on your Android phone to Mac OS X Lion

I want to tether an unlimited data plan on a Nexus S (with Android 2.3.6) via USB cable to a MacBook Air (with OS X Lion). Both on Windows and Ubuntu, it works like a charm, so I'm wondering if ...
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Does the MacBook Air Support 5.1 Surround Sound

The title pretty much says it all. I have a 13" version of the newest-generation MBA. Can I get 5.1 surround sound? If so, do I have to do anything special to enable it?
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Charging iPhone 4S from closed MacBook Air

Should an iPhone recharge when plugged in to a MacBook Air which itself is plugged into its wall charger? My MacBook Air was closed and plugged into its wall charger. The green light on the power ...
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How can I tell the difference between display sleep vs. computer sleep on my MacBook Air (Late 2010)?

How can I tell the difference between the entire computer sleeping and only the display sleeping? I'm trying to diagnose sleep problems, and one of the basic things I need to know is the difference ...
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Network problem isolated to this macbook air, where to look next?

Periodically, once or twice a day, I'll start to experience network issues (latency and dropped packets) on this one machine while I'm browsing: Other machines on the same Linksys WRT54G wireless ...
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Does the MacBook Air draw power from the battery or wall socket when the battery is at 100% and plugged in?

I have a MacBook Air 13" (late 2010 model). I use it both as a portable computer (i.e. not plugged in, drawing power from the battery) and as a desktop (i.e. plugged into the wall socket) regularly. ...
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Can you get a line-in port on a MBA via an external device?

I have a macbook air and I really want to plug in my guitar to garage band, but unfortunately the air doesn't have a line-in port. My question is, is there an external device that can provide you a ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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How can I stop my screen from dimming while it's plugged in?

Every once in a while my screen dims, I don't want that to happen. Just now it did it while I was moving the mouse.
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How to share internet connection via thunderbolt?

I have a recent iMac and will buy a new MacBook Air. And I'm finding fastest way to connect internet to the Air. Wi-Fi is still too slow and USB-Ethernet converter offers only 100-Mbit speed. But both ...
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Where is the insert key on a MacBook Air?

I am trying to edit a line of code within a program that I use for work. I need to use the insert key to be able to add additional spaces that I can then type letters, numbers or characters. How to ...
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Can the macbook air trackpad play nice with the iOS simulator?

Does anyone knows if (and how) I can get my MacBook Air trackpad to feel more natural when used with the iOS simulator ? It should be easier to use the iOS simulator with the trackpad - but it's not, ...
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MacBook Air Kensington Lock Alternative

The MacBook Air has no Kensington lock slot. What other options are available for protecting it from theft?
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Air 11" i7 2011 fans come on, never turn off

I bought a new MBA 11" i7, it's about two weeks old. I've noticed that as soon as the fans come on, they Never turn off. If I watch a video, or do any slightly heavy lifting, the CPU hits 70C, the ...
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How do I wipe my MB Air's drive and start fresh?

I want to return my Air to the original factory settings, to the way it was before I added all kinds of junk to the solid state drive. I'm running Snow Leopard. So after I wipe it clean, I plan to ...
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Developing with Eclipse, Visual Studio .NET and Xcode - 13“ or 15” Macbook Pro? (Or AIR?)

I have some Xcode (iPhone/iPad) development on the horizon and will also be doing a bit of Eclipse (Java) and .NET development in between. Since I'll be running a VM for the Windows stuff, I think a ...
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What can the minidisplay port on the MacBook Air do?

What features does the minidisplay port on the MacBook Air (early 2010) allow you to do? I couldn't find much information about it in the Air's manual. All it said was that it was a video out ...
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Early 2011 MBA vs. Late 2011 MBA: NVIDIA GeForce 320M vs. Intel graphics [closed]

Which is the faster overall Macbook Air (MBA) comparing: MacBookAir3,2 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.13 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 ...
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Could aluminium dust inside a Macbook Air create a short circuit?

I have a Macbook Air and I'm very happy with it, except for the fact that it made a creaky noise. It turned out the bottom plate wasn't screwed on properly and I had to reseat it (I tried to let a ...
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Time Capsule partly stops working after some hours

I have a new TimeCapsule 2TB and use it as a wireless AP, router, and backup device. The TimeCapsule is directly connected to the DSL modem. When I turn on the TimeCapsule, everything works fine. ...
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Proxy settings won't be saved in the Keychain

On an Ethernet connection, when I manually set my proxy information, it won't save correctly in the keychain for HTTP web proxy. In the same environment, it does it correctly for HTTPS web proxy. At ...
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MacBookPro / MacBookAir performance question [closed]

I plan to replace my old MacBook with a new MacBookPro or Air but I am not exactly sure what I need. I work as a windows software developer so I need to run Windows with Visual Studio 2010. I am very ...
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MacBook Air dual boot Lion+10.6

Can a 2010 MacBook Air internal SSD be configured for the dual-boot of both Lion/10.7.x and Snow Leopard/10.6.x? If so, how much extra storage space is required for 2 boot partitions vs. one? Other ...
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Technical reason that 2011 MacBook Air is maxed at 4gb ram

I am very interested in the MacBook Air specs and form factor. Both for reasons specific to my software needs (developing using an IDE as well as needing to run a virtual OS on top of the boot OS.) as ...
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Mouse pointer intermittently jumps to corner of screen

I recently got two new Macs, an iMac (with magic trackpad) and a MacbookAir (both the most recent models - mid 2011 and both with Lion). They are both suffering from the same issue so I don't think ...
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Macbook Air - i5 vs i7

I am buying a Macbook Air and would like to know about the difference between the i5 and the i7 option. The i7 is only 100mhz faster and has 1mb of extra cache on the CPU. Does that small difference ...
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Disable the “None of your preferred networks are available” dialog on OS X

How do I disable that horribly annoying dialog that tells me I am not connected to any wifi network? None of your preferred networks are available. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to join ...
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MacBook Air Speaker Quality

I have recently purchased a MacBook Air and the speakers sound tiny. Does anyone know how many watts the speakers in the 2011 Macbook Airs have?
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Power Macbook Air with Early 2008 Macbook Pro

I have two batteries from my old 15" Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo (Early 2008). It's a non-unibody (discrete) model. Anyone know of any way to use these batteries to power my 2nd Gen Macbook Air? An ...
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MBAir wifi hardware not installed

I posted this question over at the Apple Support forums a couple days ago, but I haven't gotten an answer yet so I'll also post it here. Ever since I bought my 11' mid-2011 MBA I have issues with ...
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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Is it possible to disable MacBook trackpad under Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable trackpad when running Windows 7 on Macbook Air/Pro? Anyone with this setup can confirm that it's possible? (I don't use this setup yet, I'm just thinking about it, and want ...
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Snow Leopard on a mid-2011 Macbook Air

I know Apple doesn't officially support installing operating systems that predate the one that ships with the hardware, but is it possible (perhaps through adding drivers?) to run Snow Leopard on a ...
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Use the OSX Lion Lock feature on a Macbook Air [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook Air? Is there a way to use the new Lock feature of OSX Lion on a Macbook Air which does not ...