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How to get iTunes to reconnect after buffering?

If I am streaming internet radio and iTunes looses the signal it will try to reconnect and then just gives up and moves to the next track in the playlist of internet songs. Is there a way to change ...
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Is it possible to launch and use Itunes with the command line on windows?

Is it possible to use iTunes with the command line on Windows? I want to pass actions to the program like to play a playlist. Is it possible to use any iTunes functionalities in the command line? ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Can I get a Windows XP-like application taskbar in OS X?

Apologies for cross-posting in SE, but maybe I'll get a better response on an Apple/OS X specific forum! I'm looking for a Windows XP-like taskbar application switcher in OS X. I'm not looking for ...
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Windows-style taskbar functionality in OS X?

Looking for an OS X add-on that will enable Windows-like (one-click) functionality for switching between different windows of a single application. Example: I have 5 maximized Chrome windows open, ...
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Restore iPod nano 4th gen for Windows

Is it possible to restore an iPod nano 4th generation using a Mac to be formatted for use on a windows computer? Windows computer is currently not recognizing the device however the Mac is able to ...
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Problem downloading photos from iPhone Photostream to Windows

Why doesn't my iCloud panel on my Windows 8 computer always download the photos from Photostream on my iPhone? I have an iPhone 5, on iOS 7.
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Is Boot Camp unstable?

I'm curious about this after using Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) because my Boot Camp partition gets thrashed a lot, and by a lot I mean every time I reboot into Boot Camp I ...
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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Where to find missing USB Driver for Windows 7 on MacBook Air 2012?

I successfully installed the latest Boot Camp for Windows 7 on the latest MacBook Air 2012. My only problem is with one driver for USB controller, which it couldn't be found. Any attempt from device ...
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The simplest way to transfer photos from an iPhone to PC selectively (not sync-all)

Windows 7 user here, though access to a Mac (in case that'd be the only way to do this) wouldn't be impossible. I know I could download iTunes and sync all the photos, but I have nearly 4000 of them ...
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iphone 5c syncing with samsung laptop

how do I sync music from my iphone to my wifes ipod and her Samsung phone, using our Samsung laptop we have separate iTunes accounts - can I share the music on those accounts then manually sync the ...
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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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Access Windows Virtual Machine Localhost from Host Mac

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (VMWare Fusion 6) running on my Mac (OSX 10.9.4). In windows, I am running a site using IIS Express on a specific port. On the windows vm, I can write ...
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Can one mount a FileVault 2 encrypted drive from Windows?

I encrypted an external drive with FileVault 2. Now it would be great if I could access it from a Windows PC. Is this outright impossible? I found no definitive answer either way.
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How can I restart from an Apple script without warnings?

I wrote this Apple Script to bless my Windows partition and boot to Windows only once: do shell script "/usr/sbin/bless --device /dev/disk0s3 --setBoot --legacy --nextonly " with administrator ...
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Can't close the lid on macbook air while using windows 8

I installed windows on a macbook air, and it works fine, except that when I close the lid, and open it the screen is black, but when I tried to press the touchpad, I hear the sound of windows error. I ...
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Home sharing only works one way

I have two Windows PC's With iTunes installed. They are logged on With two different Apple accounts. I turn on home sharing on both computers using "account1". On the computer I'm logged to With ...
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Bootcamp “No Bootable device” but windows already installed

I had an issue in OSX which meant that I had to erase the OSX partition, and after reinstalling OSX, my bootcamp partition won't load. It's not in the option menu on start up, but is still recognised ...
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Mac OS X accessing Windows Share

Strange thing keeps happening with one of my clients. They are running 3 iMacs 2of which are running 10.9.3 and 1 is running 10.9.4. While they are accessing a Windows share, they can be working away ...
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How to send a pop up message from a Mac to Windows on same network?

I want to use the equivalent of net send, but from a MacBook. I want to send a pop up message from my mac to a windows machine on same network. Is smbutil the command to use?
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Is there an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows?

It would be nice to have an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows. Does anyone know if such a program exists as a shipping product or an open source work-in-progress? I'm aware that there are many ...
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Battery Life on MBPr (2014 model) with*out* dedicated GPU

I am considering to try MBPr (late 2014 models) coming from Windows environment, which means that I would still need to use Windows about 50% of the time. One of the strong points in favour of MBPr is ...
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Is there any Mac OS software really supporting Windows RemoteApp?

Is there any Mac OS software that supports properly Windows Terminal Server RemoteApp? By Properly I mean with an experience comparable to Windows Remote Desktop, that is, the Remote App Window is ...
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Make iMac file structure more like windows

I am a web developer that works for a company and I am looking to make my Mac feel more like windows. I am having trouble navigating the file system, I am colorblind and the files are all blue and ...
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My Toshiba hard drive doesn't work on Windows machines

At first I was struggling to get my Toshiba Hard drive to appear (so I could use it) on my MacBook Pro (as I wanted to put all my photos, iMovie videos etc on there) so I eventually found a way by ...
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Are there any options for IOS development on Windows 8? (Apps, Emulators, Cloud Computing OK)

I am trying to develop iPhone apps on Windows 8. To do that, I might need an emulator to run certain IOS development programs. I would like to know if there are any OS-X emulators available for ...
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Troubleshoot Mavericks & Windows Remote Desktop

I have a macbook retina late 2013 and a PC on the same LAN (yes, a regular wired connection). When using Microsoft Remote Desktop i can connect to my pc, but the quality is terrible and it disconnects ...
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Missing BPM information

I have hundreds of songs that are missing BPM information in ITunes. How do I force ITunes to update the BPM? Please note that deleting and re-adding songs back is not a very good option for me.
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Loading Windows 7 on external drive for gaming

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 onto an external hard drive in order to boot from the hard drive whenever I play games. I originally split my internal drive to make a Mac OS side and a Windows side, ...
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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades ...
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Can iCloud do two-way photo syncing (deletion) between the iPhone and a PC?

This is a follow-on question from this earlier one. I want to be able to have iPhone <--> PC photo syncing such that when I delete a photo from the synced folder in Windows Explorer on the PC, it ...
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How do I view files via LAN on both PC, Android and iPad devices?

I'm a PCer from way back. Now I have an iPad 2, and 2 PCs w/Windows 8, 1 w/XP. I want to view files on my PCs from my IPad? The only answer I have heard is to buy a new Kindle or other PCish device!. ...
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What format for my external drive allows use with Mac and Windows?

How can I use my external hard drive on Mac OS so I can modify/edit files on both OS's: Mac and Windows? How should I format it?
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Full Screen with Microsoft's Mac OS X RDP client?

I have a MacBook Air and I'm using Microsoft's RDP client (Remote Cesktop client) for OS X to remote in to Windows machines. Is there any way to get the client to use the full screen? There seem to ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac?

I have a Haswell retina MBP, but following the installation process with Bootcamp Assistant v.5.1.1 results in an error when Windows attempts to install. Are there any guides available that walks one ...
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Windows management

Just wondering whether its possible to achieve my goal. Imagine you are running Firefox and have all windows minimized to Dock. If you switch to other application and back to Firefox via cmd+Tab, it ...
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Why do PDF forms/annotations filled in using Preview.app appear blank to Windows/Adobe users?

If I fill out a PDF form using Preview.app on Mac OS X, and email it to a Windows user, it appears to be blank when they open it in Acrobat. The same applies to some (most?) annotations. How can I ...
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using file tags on OS X and windows

I use file tags in OS X 10.9.3 and I love it. However, I store and access many of the same files on an external drive that I also access with a Windows computer. Is there a way to see or search for ...
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Is there a way to convert a video from iOS (QuickTime) format to Windows (WMV or AVI) format?

I recently purchased an iPod 5 and had the opportunity to take videos with it. The videos are great; but, I have a problem. I would love to be able to convert these videos from their original Quick ...
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IP addresses and how to find them? [closed]

i'm trying to find the IP address of a PC but when i use the CMD it shows odd stuff instead of the IP like fe80:2de0 and it go's on but i don't want to reveal any info of this PC's IP address someone ...
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Windows 8 Pro on MacBook Pro 15" early 2011. Multitouch and reversed scroll?

I've installed the newly released Windows 8 Pro on my MacBook Pro, and I'd love to get multi-touch gestures working such as pinch to zoom and 3 finger middle click tapping. I'd also like to reverse ...
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Amazon Music App

I downloaded two albums from Amazon to the Amazon music app on my iphone. I realise now I can only play them back with a network connection. My iTunes is version 11.2 and I run Windows XP. Is there ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista 64-bit on mid 2010 27" iMac w/ Mavericks?

I have a legal copy of Vista which I used to use before I had a drive failure on my mid 2010 27" iMac. Since then I've installed OSX Mavericks, and now it's telling me that only Windows 7 and 8 are ...
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MacBook with Windows keyboard

Problem occurs when pressing the @ and the " keys. They seem to be mapped to each other, so @ -> " and " -> @. The system preferences allow modifier keys to be re-mapped but not these two. Can it be ...
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Is there a way to do SMS from the PC with iOS? [closed]

Is there a way to do SMS from my PC, like MightyText does on Android? I know I can do iMessage on the Mac, but I do not own one and would also like to do SMS.
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How to sync mouse pointer correctly in screen sharing when connecting to a Windows VM?

I am using the screen sharing application on a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.3 to connect to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a different computer. Although the keyboard and mouse work in general ...
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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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How to install boot camp without Windows cd? [closed]

I'm trying to install boot camp on my MacBook Pro, problem is I don't have a windows installation disk. Can someone please explain how to install bootcamp without the cd? Please!