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Create bootable Snow Leopard USB drive/stick from Ubuntu

I need to create an USB drive/stick booting Snow Leopard on an Ubuntu system. Any pointers on how to accomplish this are appreciated.
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Poor battery performance on MacBook Pro

I have recently bought a very expensive new MacBook Pro with 8 GB memory and now I am frustrated by its very fast battery drainage. Often I see only 2 hours left on full battery charge! Right now it ...
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How do I prevent the mirror-effect in video recordings in Photo Booth?

I am trying to record a lecture using Photo Booth on my Macbook but I want to be able to record what the professor has on the board. Unfortunately, photobooth seems to have a mirror image, so that all ...
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Reformat and then use Time Machine?

I want to reformat my MacBook late-2008 unibody aluminium with HDD. Can I do that and then after I have reinstalled OS X go to Time Machine and recover everything? Is this possible?
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What is this button on my MacBook?

I have a 2011 MacBook. Along the left edge (looking at it from the normal typing position), near the front, there is a small silver button which is flush with the rest of the case. When pressed, a ...
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MacBook Battery charging

I recently bought a replacement battery for my MacBook battery. In Coconut Battery the Current charge has been as high as 8000 mah, yet the maximum capacity is listed as 6100. When the battery icon ...
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Must I reformat my hard drive to reclaim space from unused 2nd partition?

I wanted to see if I could also have Ubuntu on my Macbook alongside the usual OSX. Now, a year later, I want to remove the Ubuntu and the space associated with it on the hard drive. That is, my hd is ...
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Are there privacy concerns with the Built-In iSight Camera and LED Indicator? [duplicate]

I was having a discussion with some friends about the built in camera of computer and what you can do with them, and I realized that my macbook has one of those. That got me thinking about how the ...
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Mute volume of macbook on sleep

I was wondering if there was any way to mute my macbook whenever I physically close it, so if there was anything playing prior to closing it that it does not continue to make noise when I open it ...
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Are the new MacBook Unibody Aluminum Batteries better than the old ones?

Of course a new battery is almost certainly better than an old one. That's not what I'm asking about. I used the same battery in my Mac for five years but it sucked from day one really, only lasted ...
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Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
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Problems installing bootcamp drivers - Win8x64 on MacBook5,2

new here. I have the following scenario: I own a MacBook5,2 (thats the white one, early 2009 model IIRC) with OS X 10.8.5 installed, BootCamp 5 is included. I already successfully installed Windows 8 ...
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Why won't my Mac start?

I have a MacBook Pro 13 inch and something really weird happened. Earlier today it worked perfectly fine, a few hourslater I tried to turn it on and it was stuck at the startup. It has a little ...
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Does my Macbook need “special” RAM?

I want to upgrade the RAM on my Macbook Pro 4,1 A1260 (Early 2008). Can I just use any RAM of the compatible "type", or does it need special magic RAM because it's a Macbook? Also, is there any ...
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Can anything cause the battery “cycles count” to appear LOWER than it really is?

My Macbook battery is essentially dead. It has behaved erratically for the past 1.5 year. In any case I checked the cycle count today and found only 270 something. If I recall correctly, I had much ...
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Restoring Mac OS X (10.7.5)

A old MacBook was given to me to develop an iPhone app. The problem is that the Mac was treated horribly and there is a lot of bloatware. It is currently running 10.7.5. I want to create a new user ...
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2008 MacBook (A1181) won't boot from battery

I have a 2008 13" (2.4GHz) white MacBook that will only boot from mains power. If you attempt to boot from the battery it's as if it's not even connected. Once you get even past the initial startup ...
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How can I run a script when the room brightness has changed?

How can I run a script when the room brightness has changed? In particular I want to run a script when the lights have been turned off in the room that my Macbook is in.
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MacBook won't eject DVD on bootup

I'm trying to do a fresh install of OSX on a new hard drive and the MacBook keeps ejecting the installation DVD. To see if the dvd reader has the problem itself, I tried another random dvd. The ...
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Do i need to worry about a battery that appears to charge correctly but has a “Service Battery” warning?

I have an early 2008 macbook that was running well until a week ago. I noticed the battery was not charging anymore. So I bought another battery for $20 on amazon. I installed the new battery and ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook pro without opening the box [duplicate]

i have a unpacked sealed macbook pro gifted from thailand. i want to know if i can check what keyboard layout is there inside without opening the box.
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Macbook air stutters during streaming video

I am streaming video from an ASUS router to a macbook air (2013) and having horrible stuttering problems. No big deal, you may say - I just don't have the bandwidth for it. The only thing is, if I ...
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Why my macbook sometimes plays a chime when booting/rebooting, sometimes it does not?

I don't observe any specific pattern of this behaviour. Strangely, sometimes when my macbook reboots/boots, it plays a chime sound. And often in other cases, no chime sound is played. So what ...
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Stolen Macbook Has a New Name

My macbook was stolen a few weeks ago. When I go to icloud it now has a new name for the device. It alerted me that a sound was played, but there's no address. Any ideas on what happened? Why did the ...
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MacBook awakens by itself

I turned my MacBook pro (2001 late) to the 'sleep' mode and closed the lid, but it automatically awakens. What should I do?
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Resurrection of my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro was pronounced "dead on arrival" by the Apple Genius after sustaining injuries from liquid that had been spilled in my brief case. Despite the purchase of a new MacBook Pro Retina I ...
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Constant external disk activity when MacBook is in sleep state

I am using an external 2.5" hard drive (the original MacBook HD, which has been replaced by an SSD) in an Icy Box USB3 enclosure on my MacBook (running OSX Lion). When the MacBook goes to sleep, the ...
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OS X Mavericks seems to be corrupting my sleep image

I've been running Mavericks and there seems to be some issue with sleeping. If I run the battery down to zero, the laptop automatically hibernates as usual. When I turn the laptop on, it boots, then ...
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Installation stuck at grey boot screen on Macbook Pro 4,1 (Early 2008)

I would appreciate any help you guys can give me since I would really like to upgrade my laptop to Mountain Lion. Computer: Macbook Pro 17" 4,1 (Early 2008) RAM: 4 GB RAM Hard drive: 128 SSD Hard ...
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How do I sync my calendars from iPhone to MacBook Air?

I can't seem to sync my calendar from my iPhone 4S to my MacBook Air. It seemed to work automatically before, but now has stopped transferring the files since I've moved country from UK to New ...
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How to make a Mac mini and Macbook pro work together (one keyboard for two Macs)?

I have one Macbook pro and two monitors (one monitor and one TV I am using both of them with my Macbook pro with cables). I use this Macbook for business and development work. I would like to ...
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Can apps purchased for iPad be downloaded on MacBook

I purchased the iA Writer app for my iPad. Can I download it free on my MacBook? Thanks.
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Adding SSD to MBP (2012). TRIM?

I'm planning to add a Samsung 830 (256GB) SSD to a MacBook Pro 13" (Mid-2012 model). It'll be installed into the default HDD area and the existing HDD will be moved into the optical drive bay. ...
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OS X status bar wifi icon - meaning of bars?

On my MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, the status bar includes the standard "radiating sector" wifi icon which you can click on to select a wifi network, or Option-click on to see additional ...
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What is that delay between a tap and cursor movement?

I occasionally run Windows on my macbook. There is an annoying problem with the touchpad. I click somewhere by tapping the touchpad, and then move the cursor, but the cursor movement will not ...
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Trackpad firmware doesn't update and now stopped working (Lion & MacBook 13" Unibody)

I bought an oldish MacBook 13" Unibody (late 2008) and when I got it one of the first things I did was to install Mac OS X Lion. Everything was working fine, until I applied an update that made the ...
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How do you add the resolution icon to the top menu bar on the Macbook Pro (retina)

I just got a MacBook pro retina to replace my old Macbook Pro. I no longer see the screen resolution icon at the top icon bar, (where the Wifi, audio, Backup, etc Icons reside) Do you know how to add ...
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How can I keep a macbook running when the display is closed?

I bought a macbook pro retina 13" few days ago. I have never had a mac before and I don't know where can I set the computer to keep running when I close the display. The laptop came with os x 10.8.4. ...
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My MacBook died and won't start anymore

I have a 6 year old MacBook. It suddenly died last Sunday. When I started it the battery was charged to 100% - some minutes later it was at approximately 20%. Then the screen suddenly turned black and ...
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Will not using battery in MacBook make it last longer?

If I don't use my MacBook on a battery, does it mean that it will last longer? I heard that when you have normal notebook from HP, Asus, Dell, Acer.... no matter if you use the notebook on battery or ...
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re-mount ejected SD card without reinserting

I use a microSD card in my macbook air for additional storage, using a flush adapter (homemade, similar to the nifty minidrive). To save battery when I'm not using it, I disabled auto-mount using ...
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Why won't closing the lid sleep my MacBook Pro with external monitor attached after upgrading to Lion?

Up until yesterday (with Snow Leopard), closing the lid would cause my MacBook to sleep whether or not the external monitor was connected. Since upgrading to Lion last night, closing the lid when the ...
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MacBook Pro late 2013 model: 2.3GHz CPU upgrade also gets boost on GPU? Will Iris Pro cover moderate gaming? [closed]

I'm buying a new 15-inch MacBook Pro basic model (without graphics). The things I will run on the laptop will be: Writing blogs Surfing the Internet Video editing with Final Cut Moderate gaming ...
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MacBook as a handsfree headset

Is there any way how to use laptop as a hands-free "headset" for my Android phone via Bluetooth? Actually it's very nice to answer on calls directly from computer. I have tried BluePhoneElite2 for ...
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How can I mirror a desktop in extended multiple display mode?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Mavericks installed on it. I know the new technology of Multiple Displays in Mavericks, but I want to know if it is possible to show just a desktop in both displays on ...
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Transfer Adress book group to MacBook Pro, iPhone & iPad

I put new group on Address book on Mac but it did not transfer to iPhone or iPad. What do I do to get iCloud to transfer?
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Why does the external monitor on my MBPR constantly lose its signal?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, manufactured in August of 2012 (mid 2012). The laptop seems to be incapable of continuously driving an external display. On some monitors it will lose the signal once or ...
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Why does my MacBook's screen continually dim and brighten without my input?

My MacBook Pro screen constantly dims and brightens. The automatic box is unchecked. The brightness adjustment button is constantly moving back and forth.
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Why does the fan speed up like they do when there's a firmware update?

This is purely a question that will only sate my curiosity. In other systems, when there's a firmware update going on, there is no fan speedup (or none as intense as in the MacBooks). Now, in the ...