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How to access iCloud-disk from Windows

Is there a client software (similar to DropBox) or any way to mount a disk to get access to the content of one's iCloud? I'm talking iTunes-backups and other files synced to iCloud.
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How can I reduce the time it takes to sync my ipod touch

I have a 64 GB ipod touch with about: 20 GB of music on my external hard drive 20 GB of photos on my external hard drive About 50 apps It now seems to take over 40 minutes for my ipod-touch to do ...
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Backup windows PC to time capsule.

I'm looking to buy a time capsule to back up my MacBook, however currently there are more Windows machines in my home than macs. Os it possible to use some of the time capsule for windows backups? Or ...
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Is Mac OS X required to submit an app to the iOS App Store?

We are about to develop an application using Phonegap, a cross platform mobile development tool, but they offer a service where they will build your applications and send you the compiled source code. ...
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Where are iOS 5 Camera Roll folders stored when synced with Windows?

iOS 5 has introduced the ability to create folders in the image library, and copy pictures from the camera roll to these folders. When synced on a PC (on Windows 7), where are those pictures stored? ...
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How to get data from apps when upgrading to iOS 5 on an iPad 2

I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5 using my Windows PC. I backed up my apps, calendar, mail, photos, etc. using iTunes before the iOS 5 update. However, although I got my apps, I am missing all the data ...
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How do I change streaming buffer size in iTunes 10.5?

I want to change the buffering of streaming radio in iTunes 10.5. Every help document I've found online says to go to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced Tab. I see no such buffer option there. ...
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How do I restore my iphone?

I tried to upgrade my iphone 3GS to iOS 5 today, but the upgrade failed saying 'an unknown error occurred'. Now my phone is in a weird state where you can't turn it on properly, it just goes to a ...
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How can I sync Reading List with Windows?

Is it possible to use Safari's Reading List on my Windows machine and have it synced with the one on my Mac/iOS devices?
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Migrating to iCloud when I sync with an Exchange account in Outlook

What happens to Microsoft Exchange accounts accessed in Outlook on a Windows machine when one migrates to iCloud? Will I lose that anything when I go to iCloud?
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How to connect iTunes on Windows to only a specific AppleTV when several are available?

We're a college campus that has an iPod Touch program... all new full time students get an iPod when they first arrive on campus. We also have a number of faculty using iPads. To help take better ...
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I do not have enough free space on the C:\ drive of my Windows computer to run the updater for iOS 5 in iTunes

I am trying to update to iOS 5, but iTunes wants 10 GB in the C: drive. (I don't have that much free space in C, but I have it in another partition.) I have already reinstalled iTunes in my secondary ...
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Parallels windowed mode - make window larger

I'm using Parallels 7 with windows 7 in windowed view mode. The program i'm running in windows is fullscreened. I want to make the window larger, as it's very small by default. Dragging the edges ...
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How can I convert a .eml file to a .mbox file for Apple Mail?

How can I convert a Windows Live Mail eml file to Apple Mail mbox file
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How to turn on Intel VT in MacBook Pro 2011 (MC721LL/A)?

I used to turn on virtualization on my PC by turning it on from BIOS. But how I do it on MacBook Pro, as I am using WinXP on VMware Fusion 4.0, but its very slow, and both Windows XP and Mac OS starts ...
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OSX virtual machines for Visual Studio and Azure

I will be starting a new job in a couple of weeks, and I've been asked to spec out a machine I'd like to work on. As a UI Developer, I am much more comfortable developing in OSX. The company I will ...
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“Windows Date Format” in Excel on Mac

our internal software based on Zend throws Date Exception Errors for Excel Files from Mac Users. Same File stored on Windows passes. So someone told me that in both OpenOffice and Excel for Mac (some ...
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Line select for modification [closed]

I have used Microsoft Windows for 15+ years and am a highly keyboard-centric user. My wife uses both iMac and MacBook Pro, which means a full keyboard and a MacBook keyboard. Occasionally, I use her ...
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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Can't eject Windows 7 install disk to get drivers from Snow Leopard Install Disk

Alright. I'm angry at this. I'm on a 2008 Macbook Pro, running snow leopard trying to install windows 7. During the "find drivers" phase still in mac, it can't. So according to apple I'm supposed ...
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Is it possible to use the Magic trackpad on Windows?

Is this possible to use the Apple Magic Trackpad on a Windows Computer ?
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Is there a way to make the iTunes Store faster in Windows?

I realize that iTunes is a little slow on windows in general. But dealing with my stuff locally is workable. But whenever I use iTunes to go the iTunes Store, that tab takes a long time to do ...
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Autodeleting resource forks on FAT disks

I totally hate to see those .dsstore and resource files on my Windows disks. Is there a free program that will autodelete those files on specified disks on logout/eject?
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Display is set to Mobile PC Display on Windows when I run it on Macbook Pro via boot camp

Just installed Windows using boot camp. I downloaded the drivers using boot camp. After installing the display says: Mobile PC Display. I have 15 inch Macbook Pro. What display driver do I need to ...
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Ethernet driver missing when installing Windows using boot camp

I installed Windows 7 64 bit using bootcamp. The Ethernet driver is missing. Can't find it search on disk. Where do I get this driver? I have a Macbook Pro OS X
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iTunes 10 file directory organization in Windows

I'm pretty new to iTunes. I have a video series that I want it to be imported to iTunes and be organized in this hierarchy: Artist->DVD No. and Title->Lesson No. and Title The files are now ...
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iTunes is not recognizing my iPod Touch 4th generation

iTunes is not recognizing my iPod Touch. I tried re-installing iTunes but that didn't help. At first, my iPod was recognized by the computer as a digital camera but this has already been fixed.
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How to copy iTunes Library from one user profile to another?

On my Windows Vista, I use iTunes to synchronize songs, apps, movies and books (items) with my iPod Touch. The iTunes media folder location is C:\Users\thomas\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media which does not ...
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Long lag with Windows network

I am the sole Mac user in a Windows shop (graphic designer / video editor) and as such mount a Windows share to store all my working files on. I'm experiencing horrific lags from time to time (not ...
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Installing Windows 8 Preview on a Mac? [closed]

I'm just wondering if anyone has figured this out yet. VMWare throws an ugly "internal monitor error" and there are apparently some graphics driver issues on the 2011 Macbook Pros.
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Windows 8 on the iPad? [closed]

I was just watching the Windows 8 keynote and Steven Sinofsky said 8 will be able to run on ARM CPUs, which are also used in iDevices. So I'm curious, would it be possible to run 8 on an iPad, ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Mac. A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I'm installing Windows 7 on my Mac via Parallels. During installation I'm getting. "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing." message. Doesn't give me any option to proceed further. What am ...
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Why can't I download the latest Boot Camp installer when first configuring Boot Camp? [closed]

I have a white Macbook that is released near the end of 2007, with an Intel Core 2 Duo. And now that I want to try installing Windows XP or Windows 7 on it to see how robust it is running Windows, ...
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Mouse movement in Windows like Mac [closed]

While most people seem to want the Windows mouse movement on their Mac, I'd like it the other way around! Basically just remove the mouse acceleration on Windows. Ideas, anyone? P.S. I posted this ...
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Is there any free/paid Windows emulator for Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac and I am looking for a Windows emulator for Mac OS X. I want to use an application which is not available for Mac. Please recommend the strengths and weaknesses (including cost) of the ...
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Will Windows 7 want two license keys if I go Bootcamp + Parallels?

I read that Parallels 6+ can use Bootcamp installations of Windows, and I'd like to go this route. But I've read reports that Windows will detect a major hardware change significant enough to ask for ...
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Macbook Pro (March 2011) - Bootcamp Windows crashes when monitor is plugged in

I have a really annoying issue when plugging in an external monitor into my macbook where the computer just freezes. All screens go black, the apple and keyboard are lit up, even if the lid is closed ...
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Best File System for Sharing Between OS X and Windows

What is currently the best file system to use for drives that are regularly accessed (both reading and writing) from both Windows and OS X on a single machine using BootCamp. The most important points ...
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Share favorites in Firefox using Bootcamp?

I'm using BootCamp to install Windows 7 on my Mac. On both OS I'm using Firefox 6. Is there an easy way to automatically share the favorites in both OS?
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Install Bootcamp Windows7 off external USB optical drive on Lion system

I got my new MBP today and I plan to use MCE's OptiBay to place a second harddisk in the drive bay and put Windows via Bootcamp on it, but I heard / read that, at least with Snow Leopard, it was not ...
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Does Bootcamp support 64 bit version of Windows 7?

I have just purchased a Macbook Pro which will run OS X Lion. Which version of Windows can I run in Bootcamp? 64 or 32 bit? Both?
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Windows taskbar in Parallels VM

I'm running Windows 7 in Coherance mode in Parrellels desktop, and have the task bar visible at the bottom of the screen. Is it possible to move the task bar down, behind the Mac Dock, without ...
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Make Mac OS X “Option-Arrow” work like Windows “Ctrl-Arrow”

I rely on the "Ctrl-→" command on Windows to navigate my way through text documents. This useful key-combo will quickly bring me to the beginning of the next word. For example, the following ...
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Connect a desktop PC wirelessly to a home network via Airport Express

I have a desktop computer with a non-Mac OS (it currently runs Windows XP Home Edition, but I'm about to replace/add Ubuntu) which I can't connect to my home network (again, the router is not a Mac ...
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Multiple remote logins from Windows clients to a Mac mini server

I would like to share a Mac mini (currently running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8) allowing coworkers running Windows XP on their boxes to perform a remote login using their username/password. They should ...
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A Windows' Ctrl+Z equivalent for OSX

On many operating systems if you want to undo something you can press Ctrl+Z. I tried this on Mac OS X and it does not work. What is the suitable equivalent?
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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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Apple SSD TSC 128 GB on Windows desktop

My MacBook Pro 2011 is having problems. When I turn it on, I hear the chime but the screen is black. I am planning to send it off to Apple since I have AppleCare. But before I do that, I need to ...
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Connect my Windows XP to Mac OS X Internet Sharing

I have Internet Sharing enabled: The WEP password is aaaaa. I understand that my MacBook Pro now acts as a wireless access point. My Windows XP PC can see this. However, when I enter aaaaa as a ...
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Windows iTunes: Where are the lyrics saved to?

In iTunes, we can right click a track and do "Get Info" and add some lyrics to the track. I have a text file that is roughly 500 kB. My MP3 file is 3.47 MB. For some reason, when I set the lyrics ...