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iPad app to automatically download and view a list of web pages offline

I have a very specific workflow that I can't find a simple solution for. I want to be able to make a list of web pages to read offline. Not articles, whole web pages. And I want to keep them ...
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What are the empty home and net drives?

I have two drives on my Mac which are always empty (I've enabled show hidden files in the Finder): What are these drives for?
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How to stop InternetSharing overwriting /etc/bootpd.plist

I set up a /etc/bootpd.plist so as to protect my wireless network, and to manage statically attributed IP addresses. Unfortunatly, when I start InternetSharing, this file is overwritten by a plist ...
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How do I access Windows PCs on the network?

How can I access Windows PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa, on the same network. I need to transfer files back and forth, and I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I poked around the settings, added ...
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Do the wi-fi communications from Mac to Mac travel through the access point?

Let’s put two Macs MAC1 and MAC2 on the same table. They are connected to the same AirPort (wi-fi) network. They are connected to the access point AP, which is far away, at 10 meters. The Macs are ...
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automount NFS when on specific wifi

I'd like to be able to mount an nfs NAS mount point whenever I connect to my home network and initiate an rsync to it. I saw the post for "How can I automount afp volumes at startup? ", although there ...
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How can I pair my Magic Trackpad with multiple Macs?

I have a Magic Trackpad that I'm using with my iMac. Everything works great, but I would also like to use the trackpad with my MacBook. For some reason, it seems that I can only pair the trackpad ...
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Change Network location from terminal

I have a two locations set up on my macBook. One for normal use and another for when I use a proxy, which I start from the command line. It would be very useful for me to be able to switch network ...
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“Mount” network share as a volume via SSH?

There is a remote server that I can connect to only via SSH, and storage space have been allocated for me in that server. Is there a software that lets me "mount" a network share via SSH so that I ...
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Turn Wifi Off via command line

I'm sharing my internet in work and forgot to turn it off! Does anyone know how I can do it via the command line? I have SSH access but thats it. D'oh.
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Internet Sharing handing out wrong DNS server address

I'm using a MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. It connects to the internet via a USB 3G dongle, and I want to share that internet connection via wifi. However, on devices that connect to the ...
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Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I can't open any files on a SMB share from my Windows 8.1 PC

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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Why doesn't Airport reconnect after sleep or shutdown?

I have a MacBook Pro (2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, running OS X 10.6.8) that does not reconnect to its stored WiFi network after it restarts or goes to sleep. To reconnect, I need to go into System Preferences ...
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My Mac mini's computer name keeps changing when it resumes from sleep

When I wake my Mac mini from sleep, it occasionally comes up with a dialog saying "The name of your computer "whatever" is already in use on this network. The name has been changed to "whatever (1)"" ...
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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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Wi-Fi has stopped working around the time 10.7.3 update. Might they be related?

I have a MacBook Air which was working fine. Now I have awful network issues since the 10.7.3 update. My home router is a D-Link DIR-615. I was securing the Wi-Fi network using WEP which worked great ...
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What is the connector used by the MBA's SATA drive?

I wonder what kind of connector is used in the latest MacBook Air for the SATA drive. SATA Express? When I first saw the gumstick SSD drive I thought it was using a SATA Express connector. But when ...
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Lion won't give out DHCP addresses with Internet Sharing

Lion doesn't seem to be giving out DHCP addresses when I turn on Internet Sharing. My firewall is off, I create a shared network with no security sharing ethernet->wifi. In Network Preferences the ...
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How to troubleshoot 802.11ac bandwidth problems

I have a new Macbook Air with 802.11ac, and a new Airport Extreme with 802.11ac. I'm trying to transfer a large file across my LAN (I have a network drive attached to network via wired ethernet). If ...
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Time Machine from networked Mac?

Is it at all possible to setup Time Machine so that it backs up to a disk image on my external Mac? Here's my setup: My MBA which will be backed up MBP which is connected to the wireless network ...
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OS X assumes hostname of other network computer: how to prevent this?

I just came across a strange quirck: I use my MacBook Pro in the office. Every computer is assigned their IP addresses by a DHCP server. It seems to be the case now, however, that my OS X changed my ...
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How to view network traffic in and out of a machine?

Looking for something like wireshark - a nice UI for monitoring network traffic in and out of a development machine.
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Mavericks Internet Sharing over Ethernet stopped working

I'm on 10.9, and I had been using internet sharing successfully again for the first time since Lion. Today though, it just decided to stop working again. Network layout: Modem -ethernet-> Router ...
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No internet access on MacBook Air, though I can connect to networks

(Edited after rebooting everything again.) I'm unable to get my MacBook Air (mid-2011 model, running OS X Lion 10.7.4) connected to the internet. I've tried to get online through tethering both an ...
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Enhance Wifi range on a TimeCapsule

I previously had a DLink modem-router (DSL-2740B). I replaced it with a small ADSL D-Link modem and a TimeCapsule. While I'm quite happy with it, the main and only criticism I could make is the loss I ...
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Is it possible to have per-app network/vpn/proxy settings

I have a few different applications on my Mac that ideally I would like to run with different network settings. One app for work I need to run over my work VPN, but at the same time, I have another ...
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How do I share my Internet connection with another MacBook via WLAN?

My MacBook is connected to Internet. I want to share this connection with another MacBook via WLAN. How do I achieve that?
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How can I get the exact URLs/requests that a program is trying to connect to?

I currently use Little Snitch to control network traffic on my Macbook Pro, and see what my apps are connecting to. Unfortunately, Little Snitch only shows you the hostname that an app is connecting ...
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What OS X signal strength test apps exist to measure Wi-Fi networking?

Is there a way I can get more details on the strength of my Wi-Fi signal? I'm looking for either an app I can download or a system command that I can run in terminal that will expose the noise of ...
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How to add some additional DNS search domains without ignoring the DHCP ones?

I just want to add my own list of Search Domains but without overriding the ones returned by the DHCP? As anyone would imagine I already tried to add them to Network > Advanced > DNS but adding them ...
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Why doesn't my Macbook detect network after sleep?

every time that my 2007 macbook with lion goes to sleep, either manually (closing the lid) or timing out, i have to restart my computer to connect to the wireless network. It fails to detect any ...
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Gray file in finder

Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files? Details: I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS/X 10.6) to a Windows server 2008 file ...
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How to easily and completely disable/enable WLAN (so it cannot be turned on again while travelling)?

Without going into specifics of why I might like to do this, or whether this is a good idea or not, I would like to know how I can disable use of wireless networking on my MacBook Air, either via ...
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How to disable startup connection to a 'dead' server?

My mac (OsX 10.7) try to connect to a disabled server at startup. How to remove /delete this auto connection (that fail each time) ? Thanks
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How set up a local domain such as local.test?

I'm web-developer and I need local domains. Before 10.7.2 update, I'm just fix /etc/hosts as I need, but new update crash this solution. How fix this new "feature"?
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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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Use the Airdrop network to access a computer?

I'm using airdrop to transfer files and stuff to another macbook. Looking at the output of ifconfig, I can see that airdrop creates a VNIC to communicate with the other computer. Is there a way I ...
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How to have multiple (wireless) network profiles?

is the following scenario possible in Mac OSX? I want to assign specific TCP/IP configurations for different wireless networks that I connect to, and I want the system to remember the settings. For ...
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What applications would be expected to setup a network interface “stf0” and “gif0”

I've recently noticed that I have the following network interfaces setup on my mac: Ethernet Airport Firewire vmnet1 vmnet8 gif0 stf0 Obviously Ethernet, Airport, and Firewire are enabled by ...
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iPads in the corporate world

Is anyone using an iPad in the corporate world? If you are: Is it better than carrying around a laptop, and if so, how? Do iPads connect to networks like notebooks do? Can I remote into my Windows ...
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Mac Mavericks 10.9 DNS problem with specific addresses

A number of network addresses appear to be unreachable from my computer (Mac Mavericks, 10.9.2). For example I do not see any images on wikipedia. Today's featured article does not show the image ...
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How to connect to an already open Terminal session on another Mac

I am running Mac OS X 10.7 on a MBP and OS X 10.8 on a Mac Mini. I can connect to the Mini via ssh without any issues. I am running GNS3 (Network simulation) on the Mini and have configured it so that ...
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Network share permissions problems in Mountain Lion

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I have experienced some weird problems with network share permissions. This network share is a Windows server which I login to like so: ...
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How to access USB External Drive on iMac from Macbook Pro?

I have an iMac with an external USB 1TB harddrive, running Mountain Lion. Under File Sharing I have added this external drive to my list of "Shared Folders". I have a MacBook Pro also running ...
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Browsing to a nested subdomain resolves wrong page

Our corporate network has some web applications hosted in a nested subdomain hierarchy. A "subdomain's subdomain", as you will. For example: Root-> http://*.mydomain.com (resolves to: 192.2.2.200) ...
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Can my Time Capsule assign an IP address based on client's MAC address?

I need for the machines in my LAN to have static (by which I mean constant) private IP addresses. Is it possible to configure the Time Capsule to assign IP address based on MAC address, so the hosts ...
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NFS, AFP, SMB… Advantages and drawbacks on a Mac OS system

Struggling to fix several issues since I switched to Lion (see here and there), I came across several ways of connecting network shares to my MBP: NFS, AFP, SMB, CIFS (maybe others). What are the ...
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Saving online videos (e.g. YouTube) and moving them to iPad for later offline viewing?

I am looking for a solution that would allow me to save online videos, especially YouTube, to the iPad for later offline viewing.
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Mobile account, syncing certain files

Under mobile account preferences I have selected "Home folder". What exactly is the home folder and how can I find out where mine is? What else does it include, for example does it include the folder ...
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Unable to access SimpleHTTPServer with ip

I created a python http server with python -m SimpleHTTPServer 5555 I can access it using http://localhost:5555 but not using http://my-macbook-ip:5555 from a different machine. I'm on Mavericks ...