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Can't add a new event to iCal Air Mac

After three years of use and now problems, my iCal now gives me this message when I try to add a new event: iCal encountered a critical error while saving to the database, and recent changes may be ...
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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Is it harmful for the battery to use a 60 W instead of 45 W charger?

So, my dog bit through my MacBook Air charger and i just ordered one online without really knowing what all the specs meant. Now my question, does it hurt my battery to use a charger with a higher ...
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Macbook Pro 8,1 hanging on startup

I have a macbook pro 8,1 that is having issues starting up. When I first turn it on, there is a small grey loading bar beneath the apple logo and loading circle. After the loading bar is ~20% done, it ...
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How to prolong battery life

I have recently brought my self a MacBook Pro (2015) battery life because I was getting 4 hours or less on my MacBook Air (2010) that had about 800-880 cycle counts. Because of the battery issue with ...
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What is the best way to keep two Macs synced? [duplicate]

I work with two Macs right now. My main one which is a 15" Retina Display Macbook Pro from early 2013 and my 11" Macbook Air from mid 2011. I normally work with my Macbook Pro, but when I am outside ...
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Using an Air as an iPod dock

I have an iPod Classic 160GB synced with iTunes in Windows on a desktop computer. Volume from the iPod through headphones is too soft. When I'm away from the desktop, is it possible to connect the ...
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How to schedule running vlc on MacBook?

I have created a m3u list file for some mp3 files. How could I schedule the macbook to play it, e.g. tomorrow 6am?
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Can the Macbook 12 inch handle XCode/Eclipse for Android/iOS development? [closed]

I know that Macbook 12 inch was created for battery life and it's lightness instead of performance, but I am really curious about it's performance for development purposes. Did anyone actually test ...
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Can't load music onto my iPhone 5S with my Mac running 10.6.8

My laptop (a MacBook) runs 10.6.8 and I want to use my iTunes to move my music across to my new iPhone 5s, but the two won't 'talk' to each other. That is, there seems to be no drag and drop ...
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Logout of use and scene go blue

When I logout, I see a bit of a blue screen for a few seconds. What does this mean? Does it have something to do with my OS or Hard Drive or does this happen to everyone?
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Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012?

Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012? I know Corsair has mac compatible memory sticks but this one I mention is the only one I can get at my location. From what I see the ...
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What does an Apple “battery service” involve?

I've got a mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Air that I've owned since new. Quite soon after I bought it, the drop-down menu that appears when I click the battery icon in the menu bar included the item ...
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iOS Xcode development on MacBook Air 2015 [closed]

I am deciding to get a 2015 MacBook Air for iOS development, and was wondering how well my specs on the custom macbook I am ordering. I am getting the 13 inch 2015 MacBook Air 8 GB RAM 1.6 gigahertz ...
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Macbook pro 2009 update not taking effect

I downloaded the update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I restarted when it told me, but the update did not take effect. When I manually rebooted, that didn't work either. How do I solve this?
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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Macbook stuck at black screen with spinning wheel updating to 10.10.3

I have a mid-2014 macbook pro 13 running yosemite. today I downloaded the latest update and macbook restarted to update. It has been stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel for about for 5 ...
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance ...
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Bootcamp won't start after resizing partition

My system is divided in two and shared using Boot Camp feature. Recently I needed more space on the Mac partition and whiled loaded only in the Windows partition, I have shrank my Windows partition by ...
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New MacbookPro 13 Retina MID2014, temperature issues

Bought this Mac two weeks ago, and I used to have a MacbookAir. I believe in my MacbookAir the battery temperature usually stayed around 30 Celsius while using it, even heavily. With my new Macbook ...
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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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CTRL key not working properly

After having cleaned my mac with some antistatic foam product, weird keyboard problems started happening: with keyboard viewer, pressing CTRL does not enable CTRL, however if I press LEFT SHIFT, it ...
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How do I get a clip to fade to black in iMovie 10.0.6?

It won't let me select any of the "fade to" options. How do I change this?
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How to downgrade the OS to the original one on a MBA 2010?

Continuing the thread about whether it's worth downgrading the OS on an old MBA Late '10, I'd like to check the downgrade options. I am not sure my daughter still has an original CD with the OS. I ...
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Will AppStore applications continue to work after an OS downgrade?

Our daughter has an old MacBook Air (2010 model) that worked fine until a few recent OS upgrades. Now it's almost unusable with its 2GB RAM that can't be upgraded, so she is considering cleaning her ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently. Specifically, for about five seconds, the screen dims but does not turn off and the backlight on the keys remains on, and then the computer ...
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Changing Calculator Format

I am using a Mac computer, and my calculator looks like the one below. Can anyone help me change it back to a normal simple calculator?
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Post-boot and login notification

I am using 10.10.2 and I have limited experience with Terminal. I would like to create a script which would notify me (on screen) when all of the startup processes are completed, post-login. The boot ...
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Using HD monitor with 2011 Apple Macbook Pro

I was wondering if I can set up my laptop with a HD monitor. My computer is a 2011 Macbook Pro and doesn't have HDMI output, but it has the Thunderbolt one. Do I just need to get a Thunderbolt cord ...
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Apple Macbook MB467LL/A gray screen no apple logo HELP please

New to the site, and I am having a little problem. My wife's Macbook has me stumped. It was working fine, (running Mavericks) and then just powered off. On powering back on we are now treated to a ...
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Screen goes grey when doing Internet Recovery on MacBook Pro

I have been experiencing a problem with my MacBook Pro that seems to be quite unique since I've spent hours trying to find someone with the same problem and found none. I have a MacBook Pro, late ...
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What's the better way to expand my small SSD?

I have a retina MBP (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)) with an SSD of 256GB. Using it for a month or 2 now, I'm noticing that I'd like some more space (for using a Virtual Machine). There isn't ...
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How can I mute the sound of my MacBook Pro each time I open it?

I just had an embarrassing moment in class where I opened my MacBook Pro (running Mavericks, if that helps) and it continued playing a video I had started earlier, disturbing the class. It took me a ...
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Question about GPU Panic on Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,2

I've read endless threads about this issue, but there is something I haven't found yet and I hope somebody could suggest something. For what I've read so far, a considerable amount of MBPs ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using OS X 10.10.2

I have downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using my Macbook Air which is running OS X 10.10.2? I cannot create a bootable CD, since the Air is ...
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MacBook crash almost same time daily

MacBook Pro late 2013 crashes almost daily around 12:20 GMT (18:20 local time). It runs Yosemite 10.10.2, fresh install few weeks ago. Before Yosemite it runs Mavericks perfectly, no complaints. There ...
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Is FCP 7 compatible with Intel Iris Graphics Cards?

Unfortunately my MBP 2010 has now packed up and left me, and I need to find a suitable replacement. I have been looking, but see that all the new MBP's come with Intel Iris graphics card, instead of ...
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MacBook Pro shows folder with blinking question mark

I was given a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 laptop. While using it, a folder with a blinking question mark came up in the main screen. I could not find a way to get rid of it, so I formatted the HDD and ...
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Installing Snow Leopard or Leopard on an early 2009 MacBook

Recently, my sister picked up an Early-2009 MacBook at a Flea Market. Everything worked fine, but it had belonged to a school, and it had DeepFreeze installed on it, and it really bothered her. She ...
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How can I stop proxy automatically resetting?

I'm using a school mac (OSX 10.9.x) whilst on holidays. The school has an automatic content scanner setup through a proxy, that apparently works even outside of the schools network. It thinks the ...
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MacBook Pro hangs up at the grey Apple login screen

After it would hang up, the keyboard lights would stay lit indefinitely. I've tried resetting the SMC and NVRAM but they didn't work. I did a verbose startup and this was the screenshot before my ...
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MBP 15 2014 unexpectedly shuts down after startup/login

MacBook Pro 15, Mid 2014, Yosemite + Windows 7 (Bootcamp) This problem started today after waking up. Yesterday night I had no problem whatsoever with my computer. After turning it on and logging in ...
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Force Click Not Working on Macbook

Recently got a new Macbook Pro. It has Force click technology where you can lookup the definition of words by clicking hard on the trackpad. It worked bon day1 but it does not seem to work anymore and ...
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How do I use handoff from my iPhone to my Mac?

Handoff works when I make a call from my Macbook and handoff to my iPhone, but I can't seem to make it go the other way around. Does anyone know if this is possible? and if not, why?
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using Messages on a MacAir

On my Mac Air, the return key sends the message, rather than moving my text to the next line. How do I move my text to the next line or can I change Preferences so that I can use the return key to ...
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Dock Icons cannot be edited in OS X Yosemite

I am unable to rearrange or edit Dock items Yosemite. I have tried killall dock and deleted com.apple.dock.plist, yet with no avail. I do not have the pushbullet extension in chrome and I don't have ...
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Skype is using 60% to 80% CPU

I have a Mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro with an Nvidia graphics card. Skype uses around 60% - 80% CPU on my computer when I make a call (doesn't matter if it is video or voice call). I tried doing SMC and ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 - can't install after erasing system disk

I just got my MacBook Pro back after lending it to a friend, and restarted with Cmd+R. I erased my system disk and now i'm trying to install Mavericks. For two times it downloaded the ...
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“Find My iPhone” locked my Mac

Yesterday my MacBook Pro started to be blocked. When it boots it asks for the password for the Guest account. No password is right. According to various sources of information I found on the Web, ...
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Shutdown cause: -104

I have Macbook Pro retina, model 2013. It started to randomly shut down for no apparent reason. The system log always contains this message: Previous shutdown cause: -104 I have tried to reset ...