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need to script connection to telnet and send commands to remote device with no user input

Ok I need some help making a script that will connect to a server and send 2 commands Ideally I would have telnet 192.168.2.230 9993 and once it logs in (no user name or password required - the ...
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How do I stop the play/pause keyboard buttons from launching iTunes on Mountain Lion?

The play/pause keyboard buttons always launch iTunes. I want to use a Subsonic client, Thumper. The buttons control Thumper correctly, but I want to prevent iTunes launching. There was a hacky ...
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Internet connection no longer reliable after installing Mountain Lion

I installed Mountain Lion yesterday and find that when my 2 year old iMac comes back from sleep it finds the router and connection but fails to allow internet connection. In other words it indicates ...
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How do you restore files from an iCloud backup

I want to restore a picture that I deleted from my camera roll on my iPhone. I have iCloud backup enabled, with the option for camera roll turned on, so therefore the picture I deleted should have a ...
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Where are CUPS backend scripts and filters stored on Mac OS X?

Where are CUPS backend scripts and filters stored on Mac OS X? On linux they are in /usr/lib/cups/backend, but I can't find them on Mac OS x
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Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently

Google chrome wants to use the keychain password frequently in my mac system(OSX version 10.9.2). Before updating the OS to new version, the applications like Textedit, Preview are used to ask the ...
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1answer
556 views

How can I use my US-iPhone in South Korea?

I have an iPhone 4S and I will be going to South Korea for a year for my 1st duty station in the army. What should I do? Can I get it unlocked or should I just by a phone over there? I need contact ...
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Why are my iMessages showing as coming from my email address when I've set my Caller ID to my phone number?

When iOS 5 first came out, I added my @me address to my iPhone and iPad. People could iMessage me at my email address, and I'd see it on both devices. This wasn't always perfect, and recently I ...
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Should I put the SSD in the Optical or Main Bay when replacing Optical Drive?

I have 2010 MBP. Wanted to put SSD in optical bay (and use it as main boot drive) because main bay has SMS (motion detection) that HDD would use. The only problem is that optical bay in my computer ...
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1answer
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How to sync mac mail app with only unarchived/recent gmail messages

I recently purchased a Macbook Air and I wanted to use the default Mail app that came with it. When I add a gmail account to it, it tries to download all the mail I've ever received (~10 years worth ...
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1answer
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Syntax highlighting in emails?

I'd like Mail to pick up on syntax I'm copying mostly from an app that does highlight syntax, but it doesn't seem to apply any sort of "formatting" to the text itself on pasting (e.g. color, font, ...
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Transmission frequently locks up when writing to Samba share at more than 3MB/s

For every torrent I download, I set its destination to my fileserver, which my Mac is connected to via Samba. When download speeds are higher than about 3 megabytes a second, Transmission will lock up ...
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Firewall not shutting off under 10.9

I'm trying to host a web site for testing on my local network using Nginx. I've turned off my firewall to allow the port (I've tried both 80 and 8080) to be be accessed freely. Yet I can not connect ...
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Need help splitting out a shared iPad

My partner and I have been sharing an iPad. All the apps were obtained using her AppleID, but I am the one using all the apps. Now we bought a second iPad and I want all the apps to be on the new ...
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0answers
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How can I force Safrai to Save As webpage?

Sometimes, you can't save the page you want(actually I don't know why this happens). How can I force the Safari to Save As?
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4answers
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Font Book finds duplicate fonts installed by Microsoft Office

Once you install Microsoft Office on a Mac, you get a bunch of new fonts. This is great, except many of them conflict with existing fonts that shipped with OS X. Open Font Book. Select all fonts in ...
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Controlling which group new contacts on my iPhone end up in

I am trying to figure out how to control what group a new contact entered on my iPhone 4 ends up in. I have a couple thousand business contacts that are organized by type. However when I enter a new ...
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0answers
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Numbers v3.1: Automatically link URLs in spreadsheet?

I've inherited a spreadsheet that has a loooong column (thousands) of URLs, all unclickable. I'd like to make them clickable. I have tried the following: Highlighting the column. Select column, ...
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0answers
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Stop windows from resizing automatically?

OS X keeps hitting a pet peeve nerve that I have, and it is normally happening with internet browsers. I'll describe two examples: When using Safari, I am surfing normally on one web page. I open a ...
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4answers
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How do I remove a username from the username drop down list on Chrome on Mac OS X?

Googling suggests that I highlight the name with my mouse and hit delete - this doesn't work (the name stays in the dropdown list, I instead end up deleting a letter from the name textfield) A Mac ...
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2answers
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Album added to iTunes library but not listed in Albums and Songs section

I added a new album to my iTunes (version 11). It has been copied to my Media folder and it plays fine. But it's not listed in my Albums, Artists and Songs sections. I would like to see the artwork in ...
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1answer
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Blocking internet access for a specific application on Mac OS X

How can I block internet access to a specific application in Mac OS X? I need this to be done from the command line and hopefully use the ipfw terminal command. Specifically I am looking to toggle ...
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1answer
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Can I force Mac OS X not to complain when a volume is removed without first unmounting it?

I have a USB flash drive that randomly disconnects itself from my Mac, and each time, I get a warning from Mac OS X (several computers, running 10.7-10.9) that it's been improperly removed. I use it ...
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4answers
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How to print to a Ricoh Aficio printer requiting authentication?

I'm trying to configure a lab of OS X workstations to print to a Ricoh Aficio MP C5000. The Aficio is configured to require user authentication (a 4-digit passcode) in order to print. In Mac OS X ...
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syncing my IPhone5C with my iPad and Mac desktop

I recently purchased a new Iphone5C. I can not get it to sync with my calendar, notes, etc with the 2 other devices. Also it will not send email messages. My text messages now quit coming through ...
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why does my iphone not show up on my home network?

my iPhone connects to my wifi but does not show on my home network and will not sync over wifi. is it my phone or my computer? all my software is up to date.
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“xcode-select --install” versus retrieving the dmg from Apple's developer website

I would to ask a question closely related to already existing posts (How to install command line tools without error that is not currently available on Software Update server? and ...
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0answers
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Does rebooting an iOS device always unpair connected Bluetooth peripherals?

I am writing an iPad app that connects to wireless Bluetooth printers. We've discovered that when the iPad is rebooted, the printers that were paired and connected when the iPad was on do not ...
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1answer
421 views

Bluetooth controls from Notification Center on iPad

I find myself spending a lot of time moving through the menus to re-connect my iPad to my iPhone to tether the network. It would be great to be able to perform this task (or at least speed it up) ...
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4answers
780 views

Need a Google Voice app for Mac

Background I've been using Google Voice for about a year. During that time, I've been also using a Mac app called GrowlVoice that appears in my menubar. It allows listening to voicemail messages and ...
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5answers
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Share iPhone WIFI with computer over USB?

Due to a water leakage, we had to move offices temporarily. In our temp offices, we have WIFI network, but not cabled network (yet). Since my computer doesn't have WIFI (it's a stationary desktop) I ...
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Dock shows on only one screen on OS X Mavericks

I understood that every display would behave independently on OS X Mavericks, and that it would get its own bar (top of the screen) and dock. However, the dock shows only on the main screen, and not ...
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1answer
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Fastest way to get a photo from iPhone to Mac?

I just want to snap a photo on my phone and work with it on my Mac. Currently I text it to myself (so it comes up in Messages on the desktop)-- quick but hacky. Email is 2nd option (slower). Airdrop ...
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2answers
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How can I skip the desktop while cycling through finder windows with cmd+`?

I often have to copy-paste files from 2 finder folders. I use the cmd + ` shortcut. But it cycles through Window 1 > Desktop > Window 2. Is there a way to skip desktop?
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1answer
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How to sync multiple calendars (Exchange/Google) on a Mac?

I have 2 calendars, connected to my Mac in iCal (but I am not wedded to that app); Work provided Exchange calendar My Google Calendar (also work, but provided by me) I want to have both calendars ...
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1answer
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Why are my maximize and minimize buttons grey?

I have had my MacBook for a couple of months now, and the minimize and maximize buttons are all grey. They weren't like that when I got it. Does anyone know how to get the colors back?
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Is there a way to access and stream one's iTunes music collection from a web browser?

Does the possibility exist to access one's iTunes music collection from any web browser? e.g. to browse the library and stream the songs.
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How can I fix the Dual Monitor Fullscreen issue without updating to Maverick

Here's the problem: When one app (for instance YoutTube or a game) goes fullscreen on monitor A, monitor B slides right, into a new gray "desktop" (like the ones one can add in the top right corner ...
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2answers
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Overheating problem in MacBook Pro

I have MacBook Pro I bought 6 months ago. When I charge it, it overheats in the charging port and my charging adapter is also hot. Should I return it or keep using it?
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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0answers
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Connecting new 2014 Mac Mini and 2009 Mac Book Pro thru one VGA display

Is it possible to connect my mac Book Pro running 10.8.5 and a new Mac Mini running 10.9.2 Mavericks into one Apple VGA display, so as to be able to switch between desktops?
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Can the Eclipse emulator be made less blurry when run on retina Mac hardware?

I'm using Eclipse JUNO and ADT 21 on a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and the eclipse app itself looks very sharp (code blocks, images and texts). However, things are blurry in the Android Emulator. What ...
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0answers
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Given its filesystem layout, how does the Oracle Java JDK 8 installation work?

This is not a naïve question; please bear with me. Can someone tell me how an invocation of /usr/bin/java on an Apple MacBook Pro from mid-2010 with both the Apple JDK and the Oracle 1.8.0 JDK ...
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0answers
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Python on Xcode and Maverick [on hold]

I have Xcode installed on OS X Maverick on Macbook Pro. From what I have read, my impression is that Xcode has Python as well OS X Maverick itself. What is the difference? How best to write and run ...
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1answer
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Where are the apache config files stored?

I thought the apache config files were stored in /etc/apache2. Yet if I remove the /etc/apache2 directory and run a sudo /usr/sbin/apachectl start the web server runs and serves up pages. Is there ...
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1answer
26 views

How can I fix my $PATH variable?

I need to revert my $PATH back to the default. The catch here is that I broke it so bad that the echo $PATH command returns: /usr/ that's it, which means I can't use any of the methods described in ...
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1answer
3k views

Quick Look support for non-native video files (.avi, .mkv) on Mavericks

In the past, we've been able to get codecs for DivX/XviD/MPEG4 and support for containers like AVI, MKV in Mac OS X's Quick Look feature using Perian (as per this question). As noted on the Perian ...
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2answers
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How can I remedy a multiple AirPort network where each base station tends to end up isolated from the rest?

I live in a wide house, so I have an Airport extreme, an Airport express and a TimeCapsule setting up a free roaming network. I used to have the Airport Express working as a master central router for ...
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1answer
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User /System Permissions none.(Set to 000)

A previously called friend of mine (As for now, after this he is no longer called that way) was messing up with my computer without my knowledge , and ultimately he set the System folder permissions ...
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1answer
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How do I make sure the firmware for my newly installed SSD is up to date for Mac OSX? Note: cannot use optical drive

Installed a 2nd HD (SSD) onto my 15" MBP and wasn't sure how to upgrade the firmware. SanDisk 120 GB SSD. Anyone know?

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