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Where are the files for System Information?

I'm just curious if anyone knows where I can find the files that feed the data into the System Information Application (ATA, Audio, etc). I am interested in writing a program that sends an email ...
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What does Apple monitors on Apples' computers?

The fallowing IP's pop-up some times on netstat (all 4 uses tcp4): 17.167.140.65 17.158.52.58 17.172.232.91 And the most information I could get is that theses IP's belongs to Apple. Anyone knows ...
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Get cpu usage per core on the command line

Activity monitor allows users to see the cpu usage on a per-core basis (for multicore machines, e.g. my MacBook Pro). Is there a way to find the percent usage of each core/processor via the command ...
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system_profiler applications inventory

Running this: system_profiler -detailLevel full produces an inventory of applications, among other things. How does they system "know" about these apps? Spotlight? (e.g. every time a folder is ...
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Dmesg shows no timestamp

The sudo dmesg command works fine, but shows no timestamp. Is there any way to get it to show the timestamps as well?
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SSD OEM Exact Model, Part Number and Manufacturer in MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

Does anyone know the exact manufacturer, Apple part number or model number of a 512GB SSD drive in a BTO MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)? I cannot find any teardown photos or System Information screenshots ...
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External Harddrive is showing in System Information but not Disk Utility

My harddrive crashed last night and since then I have not been able to access it on my Macbook Pro. I've restarted both my computer and hardrive multiple times and I've experienced the same result. It ...
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How do I get technical information on my video card? (Model, RAM, Mhz, etc)

I'd like to get as much technical information about my MacOSX's video card as possible... technical details, even serial number if the card has a unique identifier. I intend to use this information ...
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What is the layout of a real Apple supplied fusion drive?

Would someone who has a fusion drive that they bought directly from Apple please provide diskutil output sufficient to describe the choices they made? I've seen lots of different sets of advice for ...
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iPhone 4s: How do I see versions of my apps?

The App Store is telling me I have an update to an app that is currently installed, and it shows the new version. How do I see the version I currently have? The closest thing I was able to find is a ...
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How does OS X handle IRQs? [closed]

As a former Windows and Linux user, I've been challenged several times to have hardware devices not share some particular IRQ line. If I understand correctly, IRQ lines are part of the hardware ...
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Should the MacBook Air have the same amount of charge as its stated capacity when 'Full Charged'?

The following is an extract from System Information (under power): Charge Information: Charge Remaining (mAh): 6517 Fully Charged: Yes Charging: No Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 6690 ...
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iPhone Status/Overview App Wanted

I often have my iPhone connected to my PC and now I have a question about something like a status app. I thought of something like this information: - a big clock - signal strength - mobile signal ...
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Can't see new SSD when connected via internal SATA port

I just bought a new Samsung SSD 830 and installed it my 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) in the hard disk bay, replacing the drive that was there (I actually have a second drive in the optical drive's ...
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Grab list of Stats, Application Data, and Serials off OSX 10.6 to prepare for reformat and fresh install?

I need to reformat my 2007 OSX as it is now returning kernal errors. I want to install everything fresh but I have a lot of software and don't want to sit here making a list of everything installed as ...
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Does OSX have a hidden “Device Manager” list like Windows?

Back in the Windows world there was a Device Manager control panel that would list all the devices that were connected to your computer. There was even an option to show "hidden devices", basically a ...
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Can anything cause the battery “cycles count” to appear higher than it really is?

Is there anything that could cause the battery's "cycles count" in the Power section of System Information app to report number of charge cycles greater than the actual number? I ask because the ...