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one computer, multiple iphones, multiple apple IDs

We have 2 iphones and 2 ipod touches and 3 separate apple logins. We manage all accounts on one computer by using multiple computer user logins. Note: this is how apple told us to set it up in the ...
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Can apps purchased from one Apple ID be shared between multiple iTunes libraries?

We have a number of iDevices in the family, and each user has their own Apple ID. Also, each person has their own computer to sync apps and other content. If I purchase an app for my iPod, Can I ...
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Image Uploading to Web Service from iOS

I often want to make a picture available on the internet, without wanting it as part of my Twitter stream or Facebook account etc. For example, posting a screenshot to a thread on a forum or just to ...
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Can I share iBooks with another device that is authorized for the purchasing account?

Is there a way to share iBooks with a device without connecting it to the machine running iTunes with the purchasing account? I know that it is possible to download iBooks to a device that uses a ...
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How do I set up iCloud for a family?

What is the right way to set up iCloud for a family? Assume that I want to share iTunes store account, have separate mail, contacts, bookmarks and notes, but have the possibility of sharing calendars ...
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Changed home directory of OSX Server user account, user disappeared, access remains

I'm dealing with my company's Mac Mini (with loads of data I cannot risk on an external drive, but cannot plug out because of below) running Mac OS X Server 10.6.4. My problem was that I needed to ...
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Why won't scanner show up for Scanner Sharing?

I have an HP ScanJet 4890 connected via USB to my desktop Mac Mini running Lion. Recently, HP finally! updated scanner drivers and my scanner is recognized and works on that machine (connected to a ...
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Need to create a common workspace between two macs connected wirelessly in a network

I need to create a common development workspace between two macs connected in a wi-fi network. Sort of like a shared folder. But the problem using a shared folder is that there are a lot of ownership ...
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Why is my Mac constantly trying to connect to another server?

After logging on, I see this dialog box pop up. Whenever I dismiss it, it reappears 30 seconds later. (Stealing focus at the same time! Grrrr!) "Slate" is my old iMac, which is sitting on the desk ...
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Can I use the Sites folder for whatever I want?

Not realizing that OS X creates a ~/Sites folder when you enable web sharing, I started putting my sites for MAMP within a ~/Sites directory, which did not exist on my new laptop. Is this ok, as long ...
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Internet sharing through WiFi disconnects

I am currently using an iMac running Lion and am having problems sharing my internet through WiFi. The iMac is connected to the internet through ethernet and I share that connection through WiFi to ...
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share purchased movies with friends

Sometimes when I visit friends and don't have my Mac around I still would like to watch some of the movies I purchased on iTunes together with them. How do I do this? Can I share movies with others ...
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Shared hard drive with user-level permissions

I have a Drobo attached to an always-on Mac mini, with a bunch of files I want to be able to access from other computers. Some of them (DVD rips, photos) I want to be available to anyone on my ...
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How many times can really I share a purchased app with other people

I understand I can share apps with up to five other iOS devices of other people (with different apple IDs). But is this on a per-app base? I.e. can I only register five devices I want to share with ...
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How do I share purchased iOS apps without my Mac?

Is there a way someone else can share a purchased iOS app with me when I only have my iOS device with me but no Mac but the other person has both his Mac and his iOS device around? Is there also a ...
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How do I install software from a CD or DVD shared from a Windows 7 PC?

I have a MacBook Air and I'd like to install CD- and DVD-based software on it without having to purchase an external CD/DVD drive. I stumbled upon the CD & DVD sharing feature OS X supports but ...
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Scanner sharing service stops after logout. How do I make it always share?

I'm sharing a scanner from a Mid 2007 iMac (10.6.8, USB scanner over wired ethernet). I've enabled sharing on the local admin account and it all works well on the other Macs that are using the ...
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Copying Files From Windows Share To OSX Share Results In Access Denied

When copying files/folders from a share on a Windows server to a share on our OSX (10.4.7 Server) using a Snow Leopard workstation. The Linux workstations get "Access Denied" errors. All users are ...
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Choosing native screen resolution aspect ratio when screen sharing

I have two Macs both running Lion: iMac (early 2009, iMac9,1 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120) MacBook Air (Early 2011, first of the new shape 11.6") I often screen share using the Macbook Air as the ...
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GUI for managing automounting of fileshares?

I have a bunch of MP3 files on an SMB share. They play great if I use Finder's Connect to Server to mount the disk first, iTunes thinks they have names like /Volumes/musicshare/foo.mp3. But if I ...
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2answers
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How to share files with coworkers via internet? Securely?

I have number of co-workers in other countries. I would like to be able to setup something like shared network drive so that we can all access the files and work together. What's the best way of doing ...
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How can I share all document revisions with another Mac?

Mac OS ‘Lion’ introduced a version control system with a fancy user interface called Versions. I’m slowly getting used to working with it and find it quite powerful. I have found out how to share the ...
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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Mounting shares with Login Items at login, Finder windows popup

I have some shares that are mounted during login. I used Users & Groups' "Login Items" panel to do this. When I login, all of the shares pop up in their own Finder windows. How can I keep the ...
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What are some steps to troubleshoot problems sharing printers, files, and screen?

I am having many problems sharing (printer, file, screen) from a Macbook Pro (10.6.8) to a PowerMac G5 tower (10.5.8). It was working just fine until we switched internet providers and got a new ...
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Security problem if Mac Os X file sharing permissions for “everybody” is set to read-only?

What does "everybody" exactly mean in File Sharing in the Sharing Preference Pane in Mac Os X. Sounds as if everybody in the local network could read my files without authentication if its set to ...
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Samba is removed from Lion. How is the role of auto_master changed [closed]

I used to use the /etc/auto_master file to load SMB shares in Snow leopard Mac OS X Now that Samba is removed, I wonder what should be the correct way to auto mount windows shares.
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Can Snow Leopard Servers`s File Sharing (AFP), iCal, and iChat be updated without user logins/accounts and by individual iMacs?

My supervisor wants this setup. We have the internet service provider connected to a switch, and the switch has Snow Leopard Server and 5 iMacs connected to it. Is it possible to use File Sharing, ...
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Why is file sharing missing from sharing preferences?

File sharing is not an option for me under 'sharing'. The image above illustrates the lack of file sharing, but I do have the following items: dvd or cd sharing screen sharing scanner sharing ...
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Create and distribute printers

Is there a way to create a printer on a machine. Then bundle up the Printer bundle and create an installer out of it for multiple users at a location. To avoid having to explain to each user how to ...
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Is there a way I can share a disk image as a remote DVD drive?

I would like to upgrade one of my laptops to Snow Leopard but the DVD drive doesn't work. So can I share a disk image to use it with Remote Mac OS X Install tool?
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Share links, notes, and pictures between iPhone and Mac?

Just like the newly presented iMessage but instead of just between iOS devices, with the Mac too. I've looked at Handoff. It can only send links to the iPhone from the Mac. I've looked at Droplr. It ...
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When sharing calendars on iCloud, how do I show other people that I'm occupied, but not why?

Now that I will be able to share iCal calendars (e.g. on iCloud, MobileMe), for events that are marked as private is there a way to make other people only see that I am occupied at a certain time but ...
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Change an app from “all users” to “this user only”

I've been on my mac for quite a while now, using only a single account (mine). I've added a new account for my girlfriend recently (yes it's getting serious), but I have a little problem. I'm a ...
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Why does OS X prevent access to a folder if it ends with the word “.service”?

I am sharing a win 7 folder and trying to access it from Osx. Everything works but if the folder is named something ending with the words ".service" the folder is not accessible any more, the icon is ...
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Using a wi-fi and an ethernet connection at the same time thus having more bandwidth?

Is there a way on OSX or with a 3rd party software to use both a Wi-fi and an ethernet connection, thus having the sum of the connection speeds? Or maybe making some applications connect to one ...
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How to make items copied into a folder respect its permissions?

I shared a folder of pictures on my OSX 10.6 MacBook with my wife, who accesses it from her 10.5 MacBook. I created an account for her and gave her read/write permissions on the folder (via the Get ...
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Why does the natd process hog my CPU?

When sharing internet in my Macbook, from a 3G USB pendrive to Wi-Fi, if the 3G connection falls, the natd process rises up in CPU usage. Is this a real problem? Is it expected in some way? There's ...
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After a few days, my Macbook's connection to the PC will go bad, how to solve it?

I use smb to connect to the PC to look at the files: In Finder, Go -> Connect to Server and I use smb://mypc <-- this is my pc's name in the config to be able to look at the shared ...
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How to share my internet connection with my xbox 360 slim? (over an ethernet cable)

I have a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard (10.6.7). Now I want to share my internet connection with my Xbox 360 Slim. (Don't ask why I don't use the WLAN in my Xbox). I found a few tutorials but nothing ...
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How can a keyboard be shared with an iPad?

What are the ways for both an iMac and an iPad to share the same physical keyboard? If it's possible to share a regular Apple bluetooth keyboard between both devices without jailbreaking the iPad, I ...
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Options to use iPad as remote photo viewing client

As it says here, I can use an iPad as a remote photo vieing client if I buy the WD My Book Live NAS. But I have an old NAS already and I wonder if there are any generic iPad apps that give similar ...
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Multiple Bluetooth Speakers

1) Is it possible to output the audio over a2dp to multiple speakers simultaneously? 2) Is it possible to change the audio output to A2DP speakers directly from iTunes or do I have to change the ...
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Viewing dollar sign shares over Samba on OS X?

I love Finder's built-in "connect to server" functionality. It's great, if not a bit hidden! (Those of you that don't know about it, right-click the Finder icon in your dock and hit Connect to Server) ...
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Can't make Home Sharing work on my iPad

I've got the latest iTunes on my Mac [10.2.1(1)], I've downloaded iOS4.3 to my iPad, so I've got all the software that should be necessary, right? My Apple I.D. and password have both been correctly ...
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iTunes Home Sharing: Shares Entire Library Instead of Selected Playlists

I have my master iTunes library on a Mac Mini, and I set up Home Sharing to stream my music and videos to my MacBook Pro. When I had iTunes 9, I selected certain playlists to share and not others, ...
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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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Photo sharing with offline viewing for the iPad

I'm looking for a solution to easily share photos with family members around the world. I realise there are dozens of photo-sharing sites, but I'm looking for something that has native iPad ...
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Hiding home shares on file sharing computer

Due to my email backup software, I had to create 'real' users on my 10.6.6 install rather that create 'share only' users. Now when users connect to the shares, they see a full home folder as well as ...
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How can I enable DVD or CD Sharing with the Firewall on?

I'm trying to enable "DVD or CD Sharing" in the System Preferences. When I enable it, it says that the Firewall is blocking it. If I go into the Security > Firewall settings, I see that the first item ...