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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive for a MacBook Air?

Does anyone have a Terminal command-line recipe for making a new bootable USB flash drive for one of the new MacBook Air's? Is there a way to dd copy the USB boot device that comes in the box and ...
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External monitor viewport appear shrunk in native resolution on MBP

I am using Mountain Lion on my MBP, my external TFT monitor used to work great at its native resolution (1920x1080) when connected to the MBP. However today after shutting it down and powering it up ...
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Compatible RAM and SSD drive for macbook pro 2012 MD101

I want to help a friend upgrading her macbook pro macbook 2012 MD101 from 4GB RAM and HDD to 8GB RAM and SSD. Since I am not a mac guy myself, I need to ask you guys what is the compatible RAM ...
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mac OSX Yosemite, safe mode?

how do i launch safe mode on mac, with boot camp installed(windows 7)? Without boot camp u just press shift on the sound, but with bootcamp installed it always login in windows? help!!macbook air.
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Lion hangs on boot with empty progress bar and then switches off

Today as I was working on my MacBook Pro, it became incredibly slow and almost impossible to work with. I spent five minutes trying to restart it from the system menu, and eventually I did. It took ...
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Macbook Pro Mid 2010 NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M random glitch showing when scrolling, writing or watching videos

I have have a MacBook pro late 2010 (now 4 years old), I use it everyday and there's a graphical issue where letters in the browser become blurry and broken, some kind of weird glitch happens all the ...
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How to monitor CPU core usage?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" with the quad core i7. I am looking to see what if any performance decrease I could expect moving to a 13" Macbook Pro with a dual core i7. To that end I thought Activity ...
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Macbook won't sleep with VGA monitor connected

My macbook pro will not sleep with a VGA monitor connected, via a MiniDisplayport to VGA adapter. When I close the lid, all of the windows shift over to the second screen, and the light on the macbook ...
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External Monitor's USB ports don't work

I have connected an external monitor to my macbook pro through a thunderbolt vga adapter. The monitor has several USB ports on it and if I plug a mouse or keyboard into them, they will not work. Is ...
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Macbook Pro not sleeping when left inactive with lid open

My Macbook Pro Running 10.8.5 isn't sleeping when left alone. System prefs has everything set up to sleep but it isn't working. I used the command pmset -g assertions in terminal and I get Assertion ...
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How can I install an application from a .pkg without admin password?

I'm trying to install the "Unity Web Player" so that I can play this game I've been waiting for for a while. The installer is a .pkg package installer which I can't use because I do not have admin ...
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When woken up from sleep, some Chrome windows are blurry

I have a 2nd monitor attached to my Retina MBP. I was on OS X Mavericks and had this problem, where sometimes the displays would go to sleep and when I wake them, many tabs within Chrome look blurry ...
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MacBook does not recognize iPad

My problem is that my iPad is not recognized by my MacBook. Other iOS devices are recognised normally by the very same MacBook. The iPad charges, but nothing else works. My specifications are the ...
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Best OS X for late 2009 MacBook

I have a white 13" MacBook (late 2009) with 2GB memory. It is currently running Mavericks. The machine is too slow, probably because the memory is just 2GB. I'm considering downgrading it back to ...
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Macbook Pro no longer connects to wireless network. All other devices do

I haven't made a single change to my wireless network over the last few months. However, lately, my macbook pro will NOT connect to either of the 2 SSIDs that I have broadcasting. Both wireless ...
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Understanding firmware.scap

So, I recently acquired an old MacbookPro (v.5,4 mid 2009). I decided to create an Arch linux partition, and thus began my adventure... While installing rEFInd (the maintained fork of rEFIt), I ended ...
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How to access IPhoto on my external hard drive

I can't access my Iphoto libraries from my hard drive. Every time I go to open the IPhoto file in the hard drive the error pops up as follows: "You can't open Iphoto Back up because it is in Time ...
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MacBook Pro keeps shutting down with no visible pattern

I've exhausted all the things I could imagine trying to solve my problem but unfortunately nothing helped. This is the 40th time today that my MacBook Pro suffers a kernel panic and then shuts down. I ...
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Mac OS X internet repairing

I try to repair OS X on my empty second-hand macbook air 2011. I boot it into internet repair mode, it donwload's OS X, and give's me Apple ID authorization form, I use my Itunes apple id, and after ...
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I removed the battery icon from the menu bar. How do I add it back?

My menu bar looks like this: As you can see the battery icon is missing because I accidentally removed it by CMD+Click+Dragging it off of the menu bar. Also, the customize toolbar button is not ...
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Unable to start gdisk due to “dyld: lazy symbol binding failed” error

When I try to start gdisk on my retina MacBook Pro running Mavericks I get the following error: dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: __ZN3icu13UnicodeStringC1Ev Referenced from: ...
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Black Screen Failure, requires forced reset restart Macbook Pro 15"

I'm getting the Black Screen more & more often. I didn't have it a few months ago & then it started once in a while in a week, now it happens a few times a day, everyday! My machine is a ...
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Unknown backups on main hard drive

On my MacBook's 'About This Mac' pane there is a section that is taking up a lot of storage it is titled 'Backups'. Now I do use a Time Capsule but I don't know why it would be labeled under my ...
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How can I change how often iCloud data gets synced on my iPhone 6?

When I make changes to Contacts on my Macbook, they tend to take a while to get synced up with my iPhone 6. I was wondering if there was a setting on the iPhone (or perhaps even on iCloud.com) that ...
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OpenGL acceleration with Intel HD 3000

1 - Original issue I own a Macbook Pro 15" from Early 2011, which suffers from the well-known-but-denied-by-Apple GPU problem. TL;DR: the AMD Radeon HD 6XX0M is dead and the Macbook can't boot, or ...
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Using an iMac as a secondary monitor

I have an early 2009 iMac (The last one that was 24 inches) and a Macbook Pro from work. Occasionally I work from home and would like to use my iMac as a second monitor with the Macbook. Is this ...
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Bluetooth Manager not present in Boot Camp (Windows 7)

My laptop is pretty old (late 2008 MBP), and I've been trying to get Bluetooth to work under Boot Camp because I just got some wireless headphones. Thing is, Bluetooth doesn't show up under device ...
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My MacBook Pro won't exit out of iPhotos

I was importing pictures from my Nikon d3200, i had to stop it early, so i pressed the stop importing, and the delete the pictures that you have already imported, then I left. Now, it won't close out ...
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User update needed after updating to Mac OS X Yosemite

A couple of days ago I updated my Macbook Pro to OS X Yosemite, the update was fine and everything seemed to be working. However since this whenever I had shut down then later logged back in or ...
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MBA camera or iPhone camera for analysing tennis shots in slow motion?

I want to practise tennis shots and see how I am doing. I want to use the MBA camera in my laptop or iPhone for this. How can I do it? Some apps for this purpose? Please keep the focus on Apple ...
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How to install Windows 8 on an early 2006 MacBook?

I have recently obtained a MacBook 1,1 from my older sister and it happens to be quite old. I have attempted to revive it with boot camp but my windows installation is stored on a USB drive instead of ...
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Squeaky Retina MacBook Pro upon pressure to bottom-right corner

I just got my new Retina MBP that I ordered online. I noticed a minor squeaky/creaky sound whenever I apply some pressure on the bottom right corner and beside the right speaker. The sound also ...
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WD Drive Cannot be Repaired but program still running

I have an external hard drive that I use to run my iTunes, iPhoto library and store various other documents. Recently, it stopped connecting to my MacBook Pro. I can only see my WD Ultra external ...
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iTunes won't open after update

My iTunes will not open under my username after an update. It pops up an error message saying "iTunes will not open. An unknown error has occurred (13001)". However, I tried troubleshooting it from ...
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New monitor won't let me set resolution to 2560x1440 even though it should be possible

i have just purchased a dell p2715q monitor and while i understand that my early 2011 macbook pro will not run it at the full resolution, it should be able to run it at 2560x1440. However the only ...
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Mac recovery problem

So I was running Yosemite and I wanted to try to install the windows 10 tech preview. I backed up all of my files and downloaded windows tech preview. I tested it in a virtual machine and it worked ...
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Mackbook Pro Retina and health?

I just changed from a normal macbook pro to the gorgeous mbp retina display, I have been using it 3 days and Im starting with headaches and eye pain! I really dont know wats happening, I mean the ...
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can utilising the cpu fully (400% for dual-core hyper-threading cpu) damage mbp

I have recently bought a rMBP with i7 4578U intel 4th generation cpu. iStat usually shows cpu temperature readings of ~50 degrees which is normal. Today, because of a buggy library code, my cpu had ...
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Audio cutting out at certain points

I'm trying to listen to a podcast through Apple's headphones on my Macbook Pro (Retina, 13 Inch, mid 2014), running OS X 10.10.1, but the audio keeps cutting out. When the audio cuts out, the ...
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MacBook pro - External screen flickering after reconect

I have MacBook Pro late 2011. When I am at home, I use it with my external monitor, when I connect external monitor for the first time (after reboot), everything works fine, but when I disconnect the ...
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Slow mac when Terminal have been open for some time

When I have Terminal.app open for some time (mostly after 2-3 hours), everything starts getting slow. When I type there is a delay for each character, and all applications lag when I scroll. If I ...
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Apple Macbook Dual Monitor MST

I was looking into buying dual monitors for my Mid 2012 nonRetina MacBook. I really liked the looks of the Dell UltraSharp 24 (U2414H) According to Dell, the Monitor supports MST for the Display ...
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How to Repair 15" Mac Book Pro Core 2 Duo 2.16 Ghz That Won't Power On?

I'm attempting to revive a non-working 15" Core 2 Duo Mac Book Pro purchased early 2007. The laptop suddenly powered off (or so I was told). Attempting to power on gives only a few signs of life. ...
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Can I use my 128GB macbook air to temporarily run a 512GB / 1TB back-up?

I was thinking what I would do if my macbook pro with 512gb storage failed, the technical service delays would certainly disrupt my workflow severely I have a macbook air that I use seldomly, in ...
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How do I add icons to my menu bar?

I would like to know how I could add a USB eject button or battery power indicator to my menu bar on Mac OS X. I remember going into my Macintosh hard drive but I can't remember which folder to find ...
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My system seems stuck on Optimize hard drive in FileVault

Just upgraded to Yosemite. Going through the process it asked about file vault. I said yes to encrypt it, so it started to optimize hard drive it seems to be stuck on 2 hours left....probably been 3 ...
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Can't find file saved in Propellerhead Reason 8

I made a song in Propellerhead Reason 8 and I named the file ".cubicle..reason" but now I can't find the file. I was wondering how I could use terminal to locate the aforementioned file.
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Best practice to connect two monitors with my Macbook Pro

currently i am asking which is the best practice to connect two HDMI monitors on my Macbook Pro. I have on HDMI slot and one Display Port. It is possible to chain the monitors via one display port or ...
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MacBook Air sleep with external monitor attached

I would like my MacBook Air running Yosemite to sleep once I close the lid, even if an external monitor is attached. Before Yosemite this could be achieved with sudo nvram boot-args=iog=0x0. This has ...
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2009 MacBook Pro (5,5) won't load OS X installer from USB

I have a mid 2009 MacBook Pro that I believe to be the 5,5 model. I tried to install Ubuntu 14.10 over the old OS (OS X Mountain Lion). It seemed like everything went well with the install. When I ...