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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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Is there a performance issue with GNU Screen, Tmux, and other similar development tools on the MacBook Air?

I have a 2010 Macbook Air 11 inch, and it noticeably lags when I use tools like Gnu Screen, Tmux, and Vim, especially with vertical splits and during Screen/Tmux window switching. Does anyone notice ...
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Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook [closed]

I'm looking for some headphones that will be aesthetically (and acoustically) pleasing when combined with my MacBook Pro (2011, aluminum unibody). Requirements: Over-the-ear style (not earbuds or ...
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3answers
559 views

MXL USB Mic on an iPad 2?

I am considering getting an iPad 2 because of the support for inputting an electric guitar in via an Apogee JAM device. However, part of my bigger picture is to take an MXL .009 USB Condensor Mic into ...
2
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1answer
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Why won't wget work with cron?

I've been using the bashpodder script recently, and while the script works beautifully when I use it in the command line, the crontab I created for it doesn't work at all. It fails when it has to use ...
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1answer
722 views

Downloading movies from TiVo Series 3 HD Recorder to Mac OS X

I have a TiVo Series 3 HD Recorder purchased in Dec 2006. For the past few years, when I have wanted to archive something from the TiVo to my Macintosh, I used iTiVo. However, this application has ...
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3answers
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Media player that plays .m4v files?

If I wanted to play some .m4v files (non-DRM Apple TV as they're produced through Handbrake), what would be the best HD Media Player to play back the files? Would this one work? http://www.ebuyer....
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3answers
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Is there a way to hide all file extensions in OS X?

Is there any way to globally hide every single file extension in OS X? I've seen the option in the Get Info menu to hide the selected file's extension, but I'd like to never see a file extension ...
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2answers
315 views

Will Lion X be downloadable for everyone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do new Macs get free upgrades to 10.7? I'm new to the Apple world. I was wondering if the update to Lion X will be free for users that has recently bought a new MacBook Pro ...
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1answer
514 views

Can XNA & Visual Studio be run in VMware Fusion on Mac OS X?

Is it possible to run XNA & Visual Studio from a machine under VMware Fusion running on Mac OS X?
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How do I clean out dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro?

How do I clean out the dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro? (I'm perfectly comfortable with opening my MacBook Pro up (Unibody 2008 edition with removable battery cover), but I'm not exactly sure how I ...
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2answers
284 views

Will a MacBook7,1's SuperDrive work in a MacBook2,1?

A friend of mine has a MacBook2,1 mid 2007 with a dead Combo Drive (long story short, someone at the Apple Store put the wrong drive in), and I have a MacBook7,1 (mid 2010) that I tore down for parts. ...
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2answers
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How to get MacBook Air to automatically connect to company guest network?

My company has a guest wifi network for use by non-company issued machines. Since getting my MacBook Air recently, I've wanted to bring it in and use it around the office. I can easily connect to ...
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5answers
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How to fix gray files in Finder?

Is there any way to force Finder to refresh its in-use information for gray (inaccessible) files? Details: I move infrequently used files from my Mac (OS X 10.6) to a Windows Server 2008 file ...
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2answers
645 views

Clear thumbnails for renamed files

I ran a batch of images through an AppleScript Finder script that replaced text substrings in the filenames and did so once more to change the extensions to something other than .jpeg. As expected, ...
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4answers
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How to correctly pipe output into “say” in terminal

I realized that the say command can be great when combined with another command/program because it can read you the output. I tried to pipe the output from leave to say by typing the following in ...
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2answers
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Disable special function keys on Apple Wireless Keyboard when connected to iPad

I'm currently using an Apple Wireless Keyboard connected via Bluetooth to my iPad. However, I have the habit of accidentally placing the keyboard in my backpack, where the function keys get ...
2
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2answers
210 views

Did my girlfriend delete her USB disk?

My girlfriend says she dragged the USB disk from the sidebar in finder into trash and I have since emptied the trash. Is this plausible? How do I show/display a USB drive using the command line or ...
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33answers
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What Window Management Options exist for OS X?

I'd like to do something with my windows on OS X, where something includes options like re-arranging, moving, re-sizing, remembering positions, cloning across Spaces, etc. What options exist? Rules ...
2
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1answer
298 views

Create random playlist of albums not recently played?

Is there a way to create a smart playlist that consists of random albums and when I sync my iPod touch, will remove the music I just heard and replace it with new randomly chosen albums? If not, is ...
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4answers
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How do external storage devices work with the iPad?

The Apple iPad is a sexy little device, but I have no clues on how the OS on that thingy works, and since it does not come with a USB connection I'm having some problems with how data is moved around ...
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3answers
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How do I find my CPU's temperature?

There are a number of posts that talk about CPU temperature. Is there a utility built in to Mac OSX that I can use to determine the current temperature of the CPU?
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3answers
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Where is the Xcode installer located?

When I browse the Mac App Store, the buy button of the Xcode app is shown as "installed" so that I can't buy it. But I can't find it in my Applications folder either. How can I locate the app? Or how ...
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3answers
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Best, or best supported, USB-Serial adaptor for OSX

I have various devices to connect to my iMac using good-old RS-232. Of course, I only have USB connectors on my machine. I have a couple of Prolific PL2303-based cables, and they seem to work OK, ...
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1answer
209 views

2008 Mac Pro: Any chance of upgrading hardware to current technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely? I have a 2nd Gen 2008 Mac Pro 2.8ghz Quad Core with an 8800GT. I'm sure I can get away with the processing power and more RAM for ...
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1answer
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Why does Airport Extreme disable LAN interfaces in client mode?

I have configured my wireless airport extreme to use client mode (hint: if this is not available in "manual configuration", start the assistent and it will appear in the menu ...). This is working ...
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3answers
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How practical is an iPad for “reading” programming books?

Disclaimer: It's kinda hard to search for this question, as Google would give me mostly iOS programming topics. I'm planning on buying an iPad2 and I wonder if other programmers have found it to be a ...
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2answers
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How to delete another machine's time machine backup?

I've used my Time Machine drive to back up my main machine, and also a friend's mac. Her machine is now being backed up on another Time Machine drive, and she'd like me to delete her backup. I'm ...
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6answers
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Center Window on Screen

I'm creating a few screen casts and wanted to exactly center my windows in my screen. Any good way to do this on the Mac? I found an Apple Script example (and a few linked screens) but none of them ...
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3answers
872 views

Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD?

Basically the Title: Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD? I'm looking at buying a 17" MBP, and I am having a hard time deciding if I want a HD or SSD. ...
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5answers
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Problems changing drive icon

Want to change the icon of my main drive. I have a bunch of drive icons from interfacelift. They appear to be just .icns packed in the resource fork (%file returns empty, and %cat prints nothing, ...
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1answer
208 views

Clearing contents of my ipad

I would like to back up and clear the contents of my ipad before I sell it off and buy an ipad 2. What is the best way to do this?
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1answer
958 views

Optimizing system for installed software

What does it actually do when showing this message on the end of a installation?
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6answers
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Why use the terminal in daily non-programming life

Disclaimer: I'm a Windows boy awaiting his first mac. I never bothered learning/using command-line interfaces. I've been looking at the Terminal Tips and Tricks topic and I don't see how any of those ...
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1answer
223 views

Should I upgrade my mbp internal hard drive (160 gb) with a 64 gb SSD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Does the use of SSD give one a dramatic performance boost? Replace MacBook Pro hard disk with SSD Should I upgrade my mbp internal hard drive (160 gb) with a 64 gb SSD? ...
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3answers
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How does finder show a pc computer name but I can't ping it?

I have a MBP running 10.6. This is my first mac. In finder, it sees the windows 7 machines and windows home server just find. I can click on those computers and see their shares. If I open up ...
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2answers
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Assign monospaced font family to selected text with keyboard shortcut in mac os x

I write a lot of technical emails, and like to use a monospaced font for the code bits. Highlight text, hit apple-T, choose my font from the list of favorites, then close the font window. Is there a ...
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How can I open a text file with TextWrangler from the Terminal (command line)?

Often when I work in the Terminal (the command line) I need to edit some text files. I prefer to edit text files using TextWrangler. How can I open a text file with TextWrangler from the Terminal? I ...
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4answers
3k views

Permanently swapping option and command keys on a non-Apple keyboard

Whenever I plug my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard into my MacBook Pro, I have to swap the Command and Option modifier keys. How can I prevent these keys from reverting to their default settings ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to limit the size of the Trash?

I just ran out of disk space and I have like 15GB in my trash. Is there a way to not keep items older than say 7 days or limit the size of the Trash? I need a way to automatically keep this managed.
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2answers
388 views

Drag and drop items as attachment in Entourage

I find it little tedious to drop items in new email and make it an attachment. I need to resize both, source and destination window, so that I can pick and drop the item. This takes time. Yes few ...
4
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3answers
559 views

Can a standalone JDK 1.5 run on Snow Leopard?

There's a bug in JDK1.6 in Snow Leopard that's affecting Netbeans. I could solve this issue by using JDK1.5, but I noticed that /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5 links to JDK1.6....
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524 views

Keyboard failure, possibly software fault

I've got a MacBook Pro (17", 2010 model), and recently I've been having a few issues with the keyboard. Frequently, some keys on the keyboard fail to respond. These are mainly on the right-hand side ...
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2answers
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Any way to get more powerful rules for Mail.app?

Is there a way to enhance Mail.app with better rules? What I'm missing most is regexps and the ability to group conditions and not only get "If all rules match" or If one rule match" Alternatively ...
3
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4answers
4k views

How to sync usernames/passwords between Mac Firefox & iPad Safari?

I use Firefox on my Mac and have hundreds of website passwords saved in its password store. I don't even remember my passwords half the time for the various sites that I use. How can I sync the ...
0
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2answers
2k views

iPhone's 3G usage counter

Maybe this is silly but... How can I find out the 3G usage on my iPhone 4? (like a counter telling how many Mbytes I have been moving over the 3G network)
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4answers
380 views

Share links (url) between iPads?

Is there any easy way to share links between iPads? For example, if my friend is looking at something interesting and wants to send it to me. Is email still the best way?
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61k views

Is there a C compiler for iPad?

I would like to study C using iPad. Just simple programs. So, is there a C compiler for iPad?
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1answer
240 views

Belkin USB PDA Adapter Driver

I'm trying to install "Belkin USB PDA Adapter Driver" and I'm getting message: You can't open the application Belkin USB PDA Adapter Driver because the Classic environment is longer supported. What ...
3
votes
1answer
849 views

How do I extract the audio signal from displayport?

I have a macbook pro with minidisplayport (MDP) out. It's plugged into an external monitor. Sometimes via MDP-to-DualDVI, and sometimes directly via MDP. I'd like to extract the digital audio ...

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