Using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions.

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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 offers ...
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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 ...
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Alternative for ADmitmac to access dfs shares?

I can cmd+k to hidden shares if I remember the names, but normal access of dfs shares would be nicer. I want to get rid of admitmac since it makes my system unstable and slow.
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How to connect to an AFP server from a Windows PC?

I would like to connect to an AFP server from a windows PC (XP/Vista/7). The AFP server is a Time Capsule with file sharing over WAN enabled. It seems from my research on internet that it is not ...
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What's a good Windows RDP client for Mac?

I administer a number of Windows machines, and am trying to find a really good application to remote desktop in to them from my Mac. I've tried CoRD, and I really like its library approach to saved ...
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How do I subscribe to podcast in iTunes remotely?

I have an iPhone 3Gs that is synchronized with my home PC (Windows Vista). But I spend most of the day at work (unsurprisingly), I don't have iTunes on my work PC and I never connect my iPhone to it. ...
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Why is Windows 7 giving me a software counterfeiting error?

I have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 Ultimate installed via Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. I also have Parallels 5 installed on my Mac OS X, which can boot up Bootcamp's partition of Windows 7. I'm ...
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Why can Mac OS X 32-bit access all 4GB of memory, while Windows 32-bit can't?

I don't understand why Mac OS X 32-bit kernel can access all 4GB of memory (and even more) while Windows 32-bit can only work with ~ 3,3 GB, and for using more than 4GB you need 64-bit Windows. Even ...
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Speeding up and improving directory listing from windows Servers?

When I connect to windows servers (called PC-servers in OS X) getting the list of files in a directory is really slow (20-30s) in comparison to using a windows machine (<1s). Sometimes the files in ...
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How do I write a script to disconnect all network drives?

I work in a windows environment with active directory. Just logging out doesn't disconnect (unbind) the network drives. I need something more forceful, and faster than shutting down and restarting. ...
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520 views

Way to back-up phone numbers on iPhone?

What is a good service to back up my contacts on my iPhone?
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4answers
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Can I bulk delete songs no longer on my hard drive from iTunes?

Does anyone know how to do an iTunes windows bulk delete of files for songs no longer on my hard drive?
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Good resources for those transitioning to Mac OS X from Windows

I'm going to be getting a new MacBook laptop as part of the PhD programme I've just started, but have never used Macs before in my life. I'm quite an advanced computer user (running an informal ...
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680 views

How to best move / import my previously received email from Outlook Express into Mail.app?

This is a question often asked by switchers (Windows PC -> Mac)
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Safari - Top Sites disappears after another app went rogue

A few days ago an app went rogue and leaked memory taking up all 4gb of RAM and more than 8gb of page file space. The result was a machine which was unusable and took about 20 minutes to (eventually) ...
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Why am I getting the error “MobileMe does not sync with Microsoft Exchange Server”?

I am getting this error message every time a meeting request comes through, but I am not syncing anything with outlook or exchange, so I don't know what to change to get rid of it. These are my ...
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iTunes Does Not Automatically Sync

I just installed iTunes 9.2.5 (x64) on a new laptop, and iTunes is not automatically syncing when my iPhone is plugged in. The preference "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" ...
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Should I use MaxiVista or Air Display for a Windows 7 monitor extender?

I'm about to go on a trip and I'm wondering if anyone has tried both MaxiVista and Air Display as monitor extenders for Win7. MaxiVista was first on a PC and Air Display is still in beta for PC.
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My personal settings on OS X disappear after booting Windows (XP or 7) on my MacBook Pro

I installed Windows 7 (and XP before) on my MacBook Pro and whenever I boot my Windows and after that boot my OS X my clock shows the wrong time and my login items that I set in the system preference >...
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iTunes on Windows Refuses to Upgrade

I've been having a problem when trying to upgrade iTunes on Windows (7 x64). Every time I try to upgrade it, I get the error message: QuickTime was not found. QuickTime is required to run ...
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How can I get Snow Leopard to properly reconnect to my Windows network drives after it goes to sleep?

My mac goes to sleep. It wakes up. The volumes mounted to a Windows server in my house all work. I can see pictures and listen to music. Until I can't. After two or three sleep/wake cycles, I can't ...
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Windows print screen when using Boot Camp

I have bootcamp installed on my Mac, and when on Windows, I need to frequently capture screens using windows shortcuts such as Print Screen. Using virtualization is not an option, since I need to run ...
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How can I turn off the photo preview when I plugin in my iPhone on my PC?

When I plug in my iPhone 3GS into my Windows XP machine, it automatically opens up Word and displays a preview of all my photos from my phone. I believe I may have accidentally selected an option to ...
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How do I upload my iPhone pictures/videos to my Windows Vista PC?

I found a page in iTunes that appears to allow me to sync pictures from my PC to my iPhone, but I can't see any obvious way to upload pictures taken on my iPhone4. How do I do this? What about videos ...
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Can I stream music from my laptop to my iPod Touch over wifi?

Rather than running a long cable from my Laptop to my stereo, I've been thinking for a while about getting one of those wireless devices that lets you transmit audio from your PC to a receiver plugged ...
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Reformat iPod on windows

I plugged in my 5th gen iPod to update during the latest iTunes update, but my computer crashed while in the middle of it. Now I can no longer turn on my iPod. Rebooting shows me the sad iPod face ...
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Remember window sizes and placement when unplugging and replugging second monitor

Here’s something that sucks: Plug in external monitor to laptop (Mac OS X Leopard in my case). Arrange your windows to have the IDE on one screen and browser on another. (Etc etc. Resize, rearrange,...