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What is the best way to sync iCloud with other syncing services?

I have recently purchased an Windows Phone 7 (Nokia Lumia 900). I would like to use it alongside with all of my other Apple products. I have an iPhone 4S (I need 2 different phones for work), an iPad ...
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Sync voice memos for the first time [closed]

I recorded a long and important voice-memo on my old iPhone which is not synced anymore to any iTunes. I wanted to retrieve the memo using the advice here, however choosing Sync Music in iTunes ...
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syncing favorites from computer to iphone

I can't sync my favorites from my pc to my iphone 3G through icloud, they say it will will do it through the air, yeah not happening? Please HelpI've tried everything even deleting and it goes back to ...
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Best way to send Videos from the iPhone?

What is the best way to send a video from the iPhone to another iPhone or to a PC - Windows ? I tried dropbox but it is really slow (probably because of my internet) .. BUMP doesnt send videos, and I ...
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Will new desktops with Thunderbolt capabilities work with existing 27" Apple Thunderbolt displays? [closed]

Searched for the answer, apologies because I'm sure this must have been covered. In 2012 we'll see desktop motherboards (and I suppose laptops but let's ignore that) to build Windows boxes that have ...
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What application can I use to increase fan speed of MacBook Pro under Windows 7?

On OS X Lion I use smcFanControl to increase fan speed. What application can I use on Windows 7 on MacBook Pro?
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Upgrade OS X with Windows already installed using Boot Camp - will it break anything?

I've got a late 2010 MacBook Air that came with OS X 10.6.6 installed; I have never upgraded it to 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or to 10.7 Lion. I dual boot with Windows 7 installed using boot camp. I use ...
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Complete iPad backup software without using iTunes, for Windows?

I'm searching for Windows software to fully back up an iPad. iTunes only saves those files which were transfered from the same Apple ID. I need to backup songs, apps and photos. Perhaps the e-mail ...
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Themes in Safari

I have themes in almost every browser that I have installed on my PC. Most themes on the Internet are absolute crap - blurry, inappropriate, racist, or all three. However, I've always managed to get ...
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Writing EOF (End of File) on Windows 7 with bootcamp

I'm looking for a way to input the EOF char into the command line on my MacBook Pro with Windows 7 running in Boot Camp. I've tried several suggested shortcuts and the on-screen keyboard but none of ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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How best to share a Mac-connected printer with Windows 7 PCs on a workgroup network?

I've currently got an old but decent non-network-capable laser printer connected to one of my Windows 7 PC's, and shared over the network (a plain Windows workgroup.) Other PCs in the house, my Mac ...
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How can I access my Photostream on Windows?

I'm trying to swipe a couple photostream pictures onto a borrowed windows laptop, but I can't find any way to do that via the web. Can I access my photostream in any way other than iTunes? I'd rather ...
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What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Turn Windows Features On or Off?

One of my favorite parts of Windows is the ability to selectively turn features on or off. For instance, on a tablet you can turn on Tablet PC components; on a desktop you can disable these and ...
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VMware fast for first user, sluggish for second

After launching VMware and opening the virtual machine prepared by another user, Windows 7 runs very slowly. File read/write is 10-30x slower than it should be and Windows has started to animate ...
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VMware Windows and resizing the desktop

So I install two Windows 7 VMs through VMware fusion 4. The desktop resizes very nicely in the first: Windows senses the resizing and uses smaller icons. In the second VM Windows simply magnifies its ...
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Installing VMware-Windows for all users

There are two problems with VMware installing Windows in ~/Documents: Multiple OS X users cannot use the same Windows installation. Even one inadvertent omission to exclude ~/Documents from the Time ...
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How to translate between Windows and Mac -style file locations?

For an office with mostly Windows workstations and a few OS X workstations, what's the easiest way for the Mac users to translate to and from a Windows-style file paths? For example, to automatically ...
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Changing Graphics Card on a 2006 Mac Pro

I have a 2006 Mac Pro running an ATI 1900XT graphics card, but since it is acting as a server (Windows 2008 R2), 99% of the time it's running headless (Remote Desktop does the job) and the graphics ...
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Do I really need Bonjour on Windows?

One of my least favorite things that Apple does to every Windows computer during an installation of iTunes is that it installs Bonjour. On almost every Windows machine I've installed iTunes on, ...
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An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly

Why do I get the following message in iTunes when syncing my iPhone(s)/iPad(s) to iTunes wirelessly on Windows Vista Ultimate? An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly. ...
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Is upgrading to iOS 5 faster on a Mac?

As I've mentioned in another question, I want to upgrade an iPod 4th gen to iOS 5. It's currently on iOS 4.latest. I'm interested in doing this in the fastest possible time. However, I right now all ...
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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?

I'm seeing a ripple-like interference on an external display attached to my 2010 Mac Book Pro via VGA (Display adapter). This only occurs when the Mac is booted into MacOS X but not Windows. It's ...
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Are there any differences, feature-wise, between Firefox for Mac and Firefox for Windows?

I know that Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac are extremely similar. So similar that I only notice one difference for the Mac version: the green + button doesn't maximize. However, that can be ...
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Are there any differences, feature-wise, between Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows?

I know that Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac are extremely similar. So similar that I only notice one difference for the Mac version: the green + button doesn't maximize. However, that can be ...
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What is the cheapest way to get windows running on a Mac

I want to get windows running alongside Mac OSX, just so I can run one program not available om Mac OSX. what is the cheapest way to get this set up?
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Why can I not edit some photos Imported from an iPhone to Windows Vista?

Lots of people are complaining about this issue on the Apple Support forums. Some people have some work-arounds but there aren't any explanations of what's going on. I've checked out permissions ...
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Apple TV 3G can't connect to Windows iTunes home sharing library

I'm trying to connect my 3rd generation Apple TV to iTunes on Windows 7 via iTunes home sharing, but when I "click" the Computers icon on the Apple TV, it shows an error message stating that it can't ...
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BF2 via CrossOver “@” problem

I've installed BF2 with CrossOver, and so far it's working. Now I like to play online but I can't login with my e-mail because of the "@" Does anyone know how to type the "@"? Can't find it... ...
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Does Find my Mac work if you boot into Windows on BootCamp?

If I have Find my Mac set up and Bootcamp is installed as well, will my computer be trackable when I'm in Windows? What happens if a thief steals my computer and remains in Windows all the time, will ...
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Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp

Don't hate on me too much for this one... I put Win8 on my Mac Mini using Bootcamp, and all was well. I switched back and forth a couple times between the two with no problems. The problem started ...
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OS X 10.7 add multiple windows workgroups

I have multiple Windows Workgroups on my network, Does 10.7 have the ability to add more than one Workgroup at a time? I open up System Preferences -> Network -> Advanced -> WINS (Tab) -> Workgroup ...
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Assisting Boot Camp Assistant

I decided to "give a hand" to Boot Camp and partition my drive, setting aside a FAT32 partition for installing windows (through Boot Camp) in the future. Can one do this or does Boot Camp Assistant ...
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Preserve Window Spaces Placement Between Restarts

I use Spaces to organize the task I'm pursing. In that vein, I often will have a browser window on each Space, with open tabs relevant to that task that Space is used for. For example, Space 1 is for ...
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In itunes (for windows) can you set podcast location on disk to a different location?

In itunes (latest for for windows) can you set podcast download location on disk to a different location that just the media folder set in preferences?
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How to get VMware Fusion on Mac to use Logitech extra back/forward mouse buttons in Windows VM?

Scenario: I have a Mac running OS X Lion, and then VMware Fusion 4.x running Windows XP and Windows 7 as virtual machines. I use a Logitech MX310 Optical Mouse. It has 6 buttons and I think it's ...
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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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What file types can you convert from a Mac to Windows?

What types of files can I change from Mac- to Windows-based file types? What types "just work" on both systems? What types are simply non-transferable or won't work when moved between the OS types? ...
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Is it possible to share a keyboard physically connected to a Windows 7 PC with an iPad 2?

I have an iPad 2 and a Windows 7 notebook. Is it possible to, without jailbreaking, share the notebook keyboard with the iPad? Maybe some application installed on Windows could expose keyboard ...
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Every single iPhone backup has disappeared - from PC and from iCloud

Today my mother was going to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S, so, naturally, I backed up her iPhone so that she could restore from it when we came back with her new one. As I know that ...
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How can I redownload apps I deleted outside of iTunes?

When I stopped syncing my iPad to my PC I deleted the folder that had all my apps. Now I'm syncing again on a different hard drive, and I get the message The app "X" could not be used because the ...
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Utility to move windows as a group for Mac OS X?

Is there a utility for Mac OS X that will group windows (2 separate apps)? Similar to how objects are grouped in PowerPoint or other design apps. I would like both windows to move together.
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Given its IP, how can I find out the name of a Windows PC on my network?

I'd like to find out the computer name of a Windows PC (like the name shown in the 'Shares' section of the Finder, e.g. bill-pc) given only its IP address. nslookup doesn't do the trick. I'm also ...
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Updating iTunes for Windows XP failed; no longer functions

I am getting this error message when I try to open iTunes: iTunes.exe - Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point A VCFAssetCreateWithByteStreamAndOptions could not be located in the dynamic ...
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Why does OS X format MS-DOS filesystems so much faster than Windows does?

When I format a MS-DOS filesystem using Disk Utility in Mac OS X it takes only a few seconds, but when I format a FAT32 filesystem in Windows it takes several minutes. What is OS X doing differently? ...
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How to access Windows share from an iPad?

I didn't find any iPad app that's supporting samba. What is the best way to access Windows shares from an iPad?
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How to create HFS partition on Windows 7 machine

I've got Windows 7 running on my computer and I would like to partition my D: volume, make it HFS+ but I cannot find any tool that will accomplish this. Anyone had done this before? Is it possible? I ...
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Shortcut to move windows between Mission Control spaces?

I can switch to another desktop by pressing CTRL-RIGHT or CTRL-LEFT. Can I also somehow take the active window with me to the new active desktop (similar to Ubuntu/Unity)?
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Triple Boot Lion+Win7+Linux

I have a challenge for you. I've been doing lots of research, and I've found quite a few questions here left unanswered. I know this is possible, I'm interested in hearing from people who have ...