Apple's line of Macintosh portable computers, first introduced in January 2006.

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Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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How to connect USB hardware to a MBP via an external monitor

I have a setup where I am using one external monitor (Dell P2414H) for two laptops - one Macbook Pro and one Dell Latitude E6430. The dell is connected via a docking station with VGA cable, and I am ...
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What would be a good SSD drive for a MacBook Pro mid 2010?

I'm thinking about updating a bit my Macbook Pro mid 2010 adding to it 8Gb of RAM and maybe a new hard drive, a solid one (SSD) of probably 240Gb. Which SSD would you recommend me? I'm looking for ...
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Flashing folder with question mark appear when reboot macbook pro

I substituted a MacbookPro 13" HDD with a Corsair SSD and upgraded the RAM to 8GB. I did a fresh install of OS X Mavericks but when the machine reboots (restarts), it shows a flashing folder with a ...
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My MacBook Pro (2011) is saying there are no software updates, however there should be.

My MacBook Pro (2011) is not up to date, however there are no software updates showing. I know it is not up to date because when I try downloading Xcode it says Xcode can's be installed on Macintosh ...
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Scratch on MacBook Pro LCD screen (not the glass)

I was replacing a rather broken piece of glass on my macbook pro 13" and got impatient toward the end, managing to slip and scratch the LCD screen itself. Before I cover it up with the new piece of ...
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Can I change which external monitor is considered the “secondary” monitor?

I've got a MacBook Pro, and two Thunderbolt displays. I'd like to be able to change the brightness on them individually, like so: For the MacBook, I'd use the F1/F2 keys on its keyboard. For the ...
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Can someone clarify how many (and what types) of display the new MacBook Pro can use?

I have the new (late 2013) MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display, the model with Intel Iris Pro graphics and not Nvidia. I was wondering, firstly, how many displays it can possibly drive at once ...
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Macbook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 - Internet always slow until I change DNS lookup address

This problem has plagued me across multiple networks (Ethernet and Wi-Fi, across multiple ISP's) and multiple operating systems (Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Mavericks). While browsing, my internet ...
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Crash and Auto Reboot - Macbook Pro

My MacBook Pro crashed and automatically rebooted. Even after I clean reinstalled OS X Mavericks, it is still crashing.Here is the crash log: Anonymous UUID: ...
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What happens when a Mac SATA drive is put in a Dell laptop?

I am planning to buy a Mac. But I see Mac uses same Intel processors as other Windows/Linux laptops. So I would like to know if I take a hard disk(say the Mac book is released before mid 2012, so the ...
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Remote control of MBP from Windows with Multi-Monitor

I recently purchased a MBP as a replacement for my aging Dell laptop and am trying to duplicate my work environment with the MBP. Let me explain. I have a Win7 desktop machine with two monitors. I ...
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MBP boots only through single user mode

After using my MBP and shutting it down as usual, it fails to boot. If no keys are pressed during booting ( normal boot ), a progress bar will appear on the bottom side of the screen, moves slowly, ...
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Using bash/terminal to get number of battery recharge cycles

I would like to get the number of recharge cycles using bash (terminal commands). I understand the following command will display all of the battery data, but I want the cycle count on its own ioreg ...
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Mountain Lion 10.8.5 : 802.11h features controlling

I have MacBook Pro with 10.8.5 Mountain lion. How can I enable 802.11h on the Wi-Fi Card? or How can I control feature enabled or not ?
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What is preventing my Macbook Pro 2012 from going to sleep?

the other day i open my MacBook Pro mid 2012 for upgrading my ram, everything was ok, but when i closed it i notice that when i close the lid nothing happens. The apple on the lid remain on and the ...
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What is the reason for the slow shutdown?

I have a recent MacBook Pro. I am very happy with the startup times. However, during shutdown, it stays on the gray screen for a fairly long time. This is supposedly a known issue with Mavericks (see ...
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How to disable the SpeedStep when using MacBook Pro without a battery?

First of all, the specs: MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011) OS X 10.9.1 (Mavericks) 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 8 GB RAM The Problem Recently, my battery randomly died and I had to disconnect it, ...
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Don't see Airplay Icon on my Macbook Pro Mountain Lion

Is there a Freeware AirParrot Alternative? I don't want to burn my wallet to the ground as it is. I've tried ServeMeTo with StreamMeTo freeware but didn't get better results.
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Poor battery stats on rMBP late-2013

I unpacked my new MacBook only 2 days ago and it showed 9-10 hours of battery life (as advertised). I didn't calibrate it, since it is no longer necessary (I was told). Today I noticed that it ...
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How can I power my MacBook Pro during trans-Atlantic flights?

What is Apple's solution for powering MacBooks on intercontinental flights? My 85 watt power supply trips most airline seat power supplies, which are rated at only 75 watts. What's a poor ...
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Macbook charger/MagSafe DC-in drive issues?

Hello everyone—I'm having really bizarre issues with my macbook charging. Prepare for a lot of information. The facts are these: I have an A1286 15" unibody macbook pro My genuine apple 85w ...
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Install of NetBeans crashing (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013)

I am trying to install NetBeans but the the MBP crashes with the following log entries Jan 3 10:39:13 my-osx launchservicesd[89]: Application App:"Installer" asn:0x0-4c04c pid:1593 refs=7 @ ...
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AirPort Extreme 802.11ac Performance Issues

I'm running an 802.11ac wireless network using three AirPort Extreme base stations. While setting these fellas up is very simple and straightforward, I've been running into several issues... APE A ...
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How do I determine if my Macbook pro has switchable audio input?

Some audio ports on Apple computers are switchable from stereo output to stereo input, but not all of them are. How do I determine if my Macbook Pro supports audio input through the audio jack?
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Can the 13ʺ MacBook Pro satisfactorily drive two Thunderbolt displays?

The new 13ʺ Retina MacBook Pros have 2 Thunderbolt ports, and Apple appears to indicate you can plug in and use 2 Thunderbolt displays with them, but is the video performance satisfactory when doing ...
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HDMI to TV from macbook pro, whats wrong?

I am using maveric on a mid 2011 macbook pro, and it have worked perfect until now... "Previously had no problems with connecting my macbook pro via hdmi cable to my tv and displaying the screen. All ...
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“Destination folder access denied” on a partition on MacBook Pro from Windows 8

I have bought a new MacBook Pro. I am from Windows background so I installed Windows 8.1. I wanted to have a partition that can be accessed from both OS so I created a partition using Bootcamp from ...
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iOS Says “Connection failed and unsupported” when connecting to Mac through Bluetooth

Im trying to connect my iPhone 5s to my Early 2011 MBP through bluetooth. When I try to connect after pairing, it gives me the following error: After searching around on the web, I found people ...
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16 GB Crucial RAM For MacBook Pro

I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB of RAM. I'm considering: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204pin SODIMM CL9 Mac The specs match what my MacBook wants from RAM but it ...
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Why is the Apple menu icon in the wrong place on my secondary monitor?

So I'm running Mavericks and absolutely love having menus on each monitor. I have two external monitors working with my 15" Macbook Pro, and one of the two monitors has the top menu kind of messed up. ...
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Connecting a Dell U2412M to a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort

I recently got a Dell U2412M monitor. I'm attempting to connect it to my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. I repeatedly get a "Entering Power Saving Mode" dialog ...
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Can a non-retina MacBook's screen be replaced with a Retina screen?

I'm using a MacBook Pro Late 2011. The processor, RAM, hard drive - just about everything else still work fine. I'd like to have retina display without necessarily buying a new unit. Is there a way ...
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OS X restarts every app when waking up

When my MacBook Pro (late-2013, Mavericks) wakes up, it restarts all apps after a few seconds. After a wake up, firstly I see all apps running normal then all apps begin restarting. I think I ...
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Fast CD ripping on old MacBook Pro, slow ripping on i5 PC?

I'm ripping my entire music collection into ALAC, as it's the best solution for quality and compatibility across all devices in our household. In order to speed the ripping process up, I have iTunes ...
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macbook doesn't recognize internal HDD, only when connected via USB

yesterday something weird happened. After my 13' macbook pro ( early 2011 ) was running all night while playing music, in the morning I just closed it and went home from my friends house. When I got ...
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Debugging Hard Drive Issues

My SSD system disk is apparently unmounting about an hour after booting, causing "drive is not configured" errors when trying to read any files, and the Spinning Beach Ball of Death. Disk Utility and ...
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There's a “Change what happens when you close the laptop lid” setting in Windows. Is there an equivalent in OS X?

In Windows one can usually choose between Do nothing, Sleep, Hibernate. The Macbook, however, doesn't seem to have this setting. It'll always go to sleep. I would like to set it to "Do nothing" to ...
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Homebrew issues error while calling 'brew update'

I don't have much knowledge of all this so please forgive my incompetence. When I run brew update, it shows: fatal: Unable to create '/usr/local/Library/Taps/homebrew-science/.git/index.lock': ...
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Can I charge my Samsung Omnia W with MacBook Pro USB port?

Currently, I am using a Samsung Omnia W and mostly I am using my MacBook Pro's USB port for charging it. Is it fine for charging the battery in the mobile phone? Sometimes, I have received a 'high ...
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Upgrade my MacBook Pro

I want to upgrade my existing MacBookPro to the current one in the market. Is it possible to upgrade the hardware configuration, like RAM, HDD.
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How to keep MacBooks keyboard and trackpad functionality when using Windows on Bootcamp?

Before installing Windows 7, I used to work with Mac OS X on my MacBook Pro. After the installation I noticed that the functionality of the keyboard and trackpad changed. I really want to keep using ...
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How to turn a keyboard key to power on/off button

Is it possible to use a script to turn a mac keyboard key to a mac power on or off button?
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Battery value in terminal different to battery value in menu bar

My MacBook Pro Retina is currently reporting 100% battery in the menu bar, however if I run the following command in terminal; ioreg -l -w0 |grep Capacity The following is returned; | | ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on MBP 2013?

I'm trying to install bootcamp (Windows 8.1 Pro) on my late 2013 MBP 15" Retina, 1TB SSD. I followed the steps in the answer by Stunner from this thread: How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac? ...
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Finder can't recognize USB drive

When I put in a USB drive, VMWare asked me if I want to connect it to Mac or Windows, and the USB drive shows up in Disk Utility, so I can confirm that the USB is not broken and USB port is also ...
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Switch to Intel Iris Pro on MacBook Pro under Windows

After a successful installation of Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2) on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15") I've noticed that only the Nvidia graphics card is recognized in the device manager. So I've tried ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13": change resolution to 1920x1200 pixels

How can I change the resolution of my MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Late 2013) to 1920x1200 pixels? The MacBook is able to use this resolution! It's e.g. using it, when connecting a second display which ...
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Windows 8.1 on bootcamp not hibernating

I am running windows 8.1 on macbook pro retina. When i trying to hibernate it is giving me an error A device attached to the system is not functioning.(31) Any thoughts what it could be related ...
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“control +a” not working on mac, but “control + e” works

Today control + a combination stopped working. So I cannot move cursor to beginning of line in terminal or browser input. Although yesterday it was working well. Control + e works good. In ...