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How to charge iPad (v1) on a Windows device

I have an iPad (first revision) and want to charge it using my Windows laptop. It doesn't want to charge and I've read quite a lot about it now (this one here amongst others via Google), but I haven't ...
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How do I save all MMS (with text, images & videos) from a non-jailbroken iPhone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extract SMS messages off iPhone 4 I've got a non jailbroken iPhone 3GS (iOS 4.2.1) with a lot (hundreds) of text messages and MMS. A good number of theses MMS contain ...
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How can I show multiple windows of a single app with a keyboard shortcut?

I frequently have more than one window open for a specific app. For example, I have my Thunderbird mail window, and then a new message is a separate window. When I command-tab through my apps (or use ...
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Refreshed MacBook + BootCamp unable to boot restored Windows 7 partition

I recently had my MacBook's HDD crap out on me. The OS X partition, in particular, quit working, but my Windows 7 partition was still in decent enough shape for me to grab an image. I got a ...
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Edge resizing on Mac Finder windows?

One of the few ways I think Windows beats the Mac is in letting the user resize a window from any edge or corner, not just from the bottom-right corner. I haven't found any software that enables ...
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Stop iTunes from automatically stopping podcast downloads

I subscribed to about 30 interesting podcasts which I would like to listen to one day when I have time... maybe never, but I hope I will soon. I just noticed that iTunes has not been downloading some ...
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iPad in corporate environment

Company portal has Windows authentication with SSO. But iPad is not domain member, so ask password on every SSO company site. Is there a way to setup iPad for domain authentication ?
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Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! The ...
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Recovering from Laptop HDD crash

My Windows 7 Laptop HDD crashed. I bought a new HDD and installed Windows on it. I also installed iTunes. I'm patting myself on the back for setting up full backups of my laptop to an external HDD. I ...
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How can I sync photos and videos from iPhoto to my windows server

I've historically kept all my photos and videos on my Windows Home Server (WHS). I've now got an iMac and I'm using iPhoto to manage all my photos (linked to the server, not managing the files ...
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External drive format to be writeable on both Mac and Windows

What file-format an external drive has to be for it to be writeable on both Macs and Windows machines? I have a 750GB external drive originally formatted in NTFS for Windows, but it's not writeable ...
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How can one copy photos off an iPad onto a Windows computer (prior to syncing)?

My father wants to sync a bunch of photos from his Windows PC to his iPad for a presentation. But he's never synced photos before. And he's downloaded a number of photos from his camera directly to ...
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How do I deauthorize all computers on iTunes?

In older versions of iTunes (for Windows at least), there used to be a way to Deauthorize all computers associated with an account. Now it appears the only option in 10 (10.1.2.17) is to Deauthorize ...
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How to resolve repeated emails asking for verification of my Apple ID?

I have received my email to verify my Apple ID, but when I click on the verify now it will not open a verification window in Internet Explorer 8. I receive the error "Internet Explorer cannot display ...
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Should I virtualize Windows on Mac OS X using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion?

I have a MacBook Air and would like to install Windows Vista in a virtual machine, so I can use both Mac OS X and Windows at the same time. I have tried with VirtualBox, but it performed very bad and ...
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How to eject disk in osx before booting?

I have tried to install windows using boot-camp-assistant on mac-min ( new version ). After first installation process, I am getting "Disk error - press any key to restart" Now, The problem that I ...
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Always prompt for Boot Device on Startup?

I have a MacBook where I have to dual boot Windows and OS X. When I hold the Option Key on startup, I get the nice "Select Boot Device" screen. Is there a way to permanently enable this, so that I ...
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Can all music and playlists/ratings be transferred back from an iPod Touch to a PC?

How can I get my songs from my iPod Touch to my PC? Some of the songs were purchased through iTunes, and others were ripped from CDs. This is what happened: The iPod Touch was set up to sync with ...
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Looking for USB-over-ethernet solution

I'm doing development with the Windows phones, but I'd really like to ditch my Windows box. I have access to a virtual Windows installation in the cloud, but I need to be able to deploy to, and debug ...
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Moving files >4GB from a Mac to a Windows box

Normally, when I want to take video files from my Mac to friends who use Windows, I move the files on a FAT32-formatted flash drive or external hard drive, but FAT32 cannot handle files larger than ...
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“System Builder” Windows on VMWare Fusion?

I am a web developer, and I want to buy a copy of Windows 7 to use with my currently-existing copy of VMWare Fusion for easier testing of web sites in Internet Explorer. However, the overabundance of ...
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How to have my iPad use Win 2008 server's internet connection?

I have an iPad that is connected to my network's wireless router. However, this router is connected to my Win 2008 server, which is itself connected to the internet. The iPad is unable to connect to ...
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Seeing the desktop while in Unity mode in VMWare Fusion?

When I run VMWare Fusion in Unity mode, is there any way to see the desktop or access the files on the desktop? Or must I switch into Single Window/Full Screen mode?
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What are some reasons to run Windows on a Mac? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing why one would run Windows on a Mac. I may be required by my school to do so, and I'm curious about potential reasons. So, what are some of the reasons to run Windows on your ...
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Can Virtual PC use the Boot Camp Windows Partition?

Both Parallels and VMWare allow you to set up a virtual machine using your existing Boot Camp partition. Does Virtual PC for mac have a similar feature?
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Update/backup iPod via iTunes on virtual Windows XP?

All the programs I use on my Mac these days are either in a Linux VM (in Virtualbox), or open-source apps which are also available on Linux. With one exception: iTunes, which I only use to feed my ...
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When minimizing, not have new window of same app come to focus

There's a couple of behavior's that I find very frustrating, and no luck yet in fixing them: Imagine chrome with multiple windows open. There's one in front, then another application, then the other ...
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I have 21.5GB free. Why won't my MacBook Air 2010 let me use Boot Camp?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my MBA, 2010. I open up Boot Camp and attempt to use it, but after the first screen it comes up with an error saying it can't install unless theirs 10GB of free ...
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Could an upgrade edition of Windows be used to install boot camp if you connect two external DVD drives?

I found the following FAQ on Apple's website: Why can't an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows XP or a full version of Microsoft Windows XP that does not include Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later be ...
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Corporate alternatives to DropBox for iPad

I am currently the only iPad user in a large company, and am loving using it, especially for meetings. I keep a lot of information relevant to meetings on DropBox, such as minutes, reports, ...
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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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why does itunes “optimize” my photos every time i sync

Every time I sync my ipod touch, I sit there and watch "optimizing photos x of 1000" which takes forever. To be clear, I am not adding any more photos. Shouldn't this only be a one time thing to ...
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Magic Trackpad / Mouse very spongy on Windows 7 with Bootcamp Update Drivers [closed]

It seems to me that both, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad respond differently on Windows. While using them with Mac OS X feels natural, on Windows 7 with drivers extracted from Bootcamp Upgrade, it ...
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Can we load video onto iPad without iTunes?

We have a shared iPad at work which is used for trade shows etc. It is a pain to only be able to copy content to this from one PC, i.e. one nominated shared PC with iTunes on it. We have Windows XP ...
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Is there any alternative to Windows Live Writer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a good / acceptable blog-publishing application on Mac OS X? Coming from Windows, I've quite got used to writing to my blog using Windows Live Writer, which ...
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What's a good IE tester for Macs?

I just moved to the Mac after years and permanently moved my PC out of my life at home. I am a graphic designer who builds web pages. I code pure XHTML pages with div layouts. But whenever you keep to ...
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How to sync mail between PC and Mac

I have both a Mac and a PC. On the PC I use Outlook. My question is, how do I sync mail between the PC and Mac? Previously I was keeping the .pst file from the PC on an external HD so I could see it ...
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Install and boot Windows from USB hard drive?

I would like to install Windows 7 on an external USB 2.0 500 gb hard drive. Is it possible to both install to and boot from this USB drive from my MacBook Pro 2010?
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directory location of sync files?

I am using my iPad with windows 7. So..everytime I connect my ipad to my pc, itunes downloads applications that I bought on iPad. So..to what directory does the Itune download purchased application ...
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Can I turn a Windows machine into an AirPlay destination?

Is there software available that'll make a Windows PC running XP appear as an AirPlay destination in my Mac's iTunes? I'd like to be able to stream audio from my Macs to a Windows machine I use as my ...
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Can I develop iPhone apps in Windows?

I would like to develop iPhone apps without using Mac OS X. Is it possible to do this on Windows OS?
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Connecting a MacBook Pro to a Windows ad hoc network

I'm trying to share my wired ethernet connection from my Windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.5). I've just set it up to be an open network; no encryption. I'm pretty sure I set up the ...
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Where is this “other calendar” coming from on my iPhone

I am using Google's exchange service on my iPhone, and I have successfully selected which calendars I want to sync by going to m.google.com or whatever the Sync address is. However, in the native ...
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Will a “Mac format” iPod nano (2gen) work on a PC?

I have an old 8GB iPod nano (2nd gen, I think). When I plug it into iTunes, one of the things on the status page is "Format: Macintosh". I no longer use this iPod, so I'm thinking of giving it to my ...
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Possible to Hide Mac Partition When in Windows?

I've found out that if I install Windows 7 and use the Snow Leopard Boot Camp drivers (Which I need for the graphics chipset drivers.), the Mac partition appears and is read-only. I'm quite concerned ...
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Boot MacBook Pro into non OSX operating system from external harddisk

I have a MacBook Pro and an external HDD with Ubuntu, I can use this HDD to boot other machines into Ubuntu but no amount of pressing option would make my MacBook Pro think that the drive is bootable. ...
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Is there an AFP Server for Windows?

We're only a very small company, we don't have a proper Windows server, but we do store central documents on a Windows XP Pro machine via Windows file sharing. The boss's MacBook Pro will connect and ...
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ipod songs all show as -0.00 seconds long

Ive come across a problem with my 5g ipod nano. For some reason all of the songs come up as being -0.00 seconds long. Ive tried the normal soft reset, but this doesnt seem to have done anything. Any ...
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How can I write files to iPod's internal disk on Windows?

when trying it I get the "can't do that" icon How can I copy new photos to the iPod?
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How can I sync multiple photo and video folders in iTunes?

I have an iPhone 4, a PC, and iTunes 10. I can't figure out how to sync photos AND videos from multiple folders. In iTunes' iPhone view, under "Pictures" I can select a single master folder, then ...