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iPad's Mail won't check for new messages in folders

I have a number of folders and filtering rules on my various e-mail accounts (Gmail, personal email, company email, etc). The problem is that the Mail app only checks for e-mail on the "received ...
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Using an iPad as a car entertainment system

I am thinking about using iPads with headrest mounts to allow my toddlers to watch videos while we drive. I'd really like to be able to control the iPad from the front seat if at all possible, so that ...
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1answer
269 views

Is Mac Right For Win Programmer? [closed]

I'm considering a Mac purchase but I don't know if it is right for me. I use laptops and PCs mostly for programming, most of my time I develop in C# on Windows and Mono Linux (I'm considering to ...
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Why is cron being deprecated?

I just found out that cron has been deprecated in Mac OS X. Why is this, and will it eventually be completely removed from future releases?
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5answers
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Mounting cue/bin files

There are many suggestions on the internet on how to use cue/bin files on a Mac. Is there a native way of mounting cue or bin files and seeing them as Volumes in Finder? Alternatively, are there any ...
2
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3answers
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Filter out duplicate keystrokes in software?

I have a flaky keyboard which sometimes translates a single keystroke into several, and while I hope to repair it soon, I am wondering if there is a software solution which would help for the time ...
2
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1answer
227 views

Is there any app to copy Ctrl+C any text from Desktop (Windows) and paste Ctrl+V in iphone at anywhere?

Is there any app to copy Ctrl+C any text from Desktop (Windows) and paste Ctrl+V in iphone at anywhere; at editor, address bar in safai and wheneever we have keyboard on and we can paste?
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6answers
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How to record phone conversation in iPhone 4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an app to record the current phone call? How to record phone conversation in iPhone 4?
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3answers
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Change the permission of multiple files using the GUI

I am looking for a way to change the permission of multiple files using the GUI. I tried to select all the files and hit show info in the right click context menu, but this opens multiple dialogs ...
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4answers
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Workflow for dealing with incoming files to keep the file system tidy?

The cluttered desktops of our computers at home (Macs and PCs) made me think about a better workflow to deal with new files (self created or downloaded from the internet). My question is: Which ...
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2answers
158 views

When I power off the iPod, and restart it, does it re-open all previously open applications?

On the last week I powered off the iPod at least once per day, but today I noticed that in the multitasking tray there were applications I have not used in the past weeks. Are those applications ...
3
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3answers
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OS X Server FTP server

I'm running an OS X Server with the following services turned on: Web, MySQL, DNS, AFP, Firewall. I'd like to also start FTP, and I did this, but I can't seem to make it work properly. I'm sure there ...
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1answer
137 views

Do I really need an iPhone 4?

I have an iMac for day to day use, with LaCie backup, and a MacBook Pro for use on the road, also with LaCie backup, and a mobile phone, too, of course. I do not care much for the mobile phone I have (...
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1answer
387 views

ipad charging problem

For 5 hours it only charge 10% . How could I solve this problem.
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2answers
704 views

iPad Wi-Fi stopped working

I have suddenly lost the Wi-Fi on my iPad. Me and my friend have a Wi-Fi account with AT&T and his iPad Wi-Fi is working just fine. Why not mine?
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1answer
122 views

Error while connecting to computer

I restarted my ipad becasue cannot access to my email accounts, went off showing a no stop wheel and connect to my computer a message comes "unknown error QxE8000065
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1answer
1k views

In Finder's List view, is there a keyboard shortcut to go to top/bottom of list?

Before Leopard, hitting the Spacebar would take you to the bottom file in List view -- but that now initiates QuickLook. As far as I know there has never been a keyboard shortcut to go to the top of ...
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1answer
304 views

iphone sleeps in recovery mode

i am trying to restore 4.3.1 custom firmware made by sn0wbrzee with expert mode. at the last moment of restore itunes shows 1015 error. so i try to reboot, but iphone not rebooted. at last I ...
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3answers
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Trigger 'Gather Windows' programmatically (or other quick way)

I'm trying to make myself a little script that I can run on the fly that gathers all my open windows onto the main display. I think a good starting place would be to be able to trigger Gather Windows ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Is it possible to have a Mac drive a display as a mirror image (and not simply rotated)

I need to flip the screen of Mac X 10.4 either vertically or horizontally. I should emphasis that I do not want to rotate 180 degree I want to have mirrored output. Is there any way of driving a Mac's ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How to make items copied into a folder respect its permissions?

I shared a folder of pictures on my OSX 10.6 MacBook with my wife, who accesses it from her 10.5 MacBook. I created an account for her and gave her read/write permissions on the folder (via the Get ...
3
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5answers
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How do I prevent my iPod nano's screen from going to sleep?

I have broken my desk clock and am trying to use my square nano to show me time instead. The problem is that when I set the screen to show time and leave it for some time the screen dims and ...
0
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2answers
202 views

Turn on/off Portrait Orientation, Depending on the Time of Day

Compared to the iPad, the Touch's orientation lock is quite clunky. Oh well, I say. I only use it twice a day, on at 10pm and off at 7am—the time I spend in bed with the little gadget. But it gets ...
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16answers
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Database program with CSV import and ad-hoc SQL queries?

Is there a database program for the Mac that makes it easy to import a CSV file into a table and then query and manipulate the data using ad-hoc SQL queries? (A Windows example of a similar product ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Theming Mail.app to look like iPad's Mail.app or Thunderbird

Is there a way to theme Mail.app in Snow Leopard to look like iPads Mail application? Maybe with a Thunderbird skin or something else?
2
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4answers
568 views

How to enable iOS 4.3+ multitasking gestures on iPad?

Apparently Apple enabled multitasking gestures on the iPad in a 4.3 beta but later removed them... However those that managed to get them have maintained them through future updates (at least up to 4....
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1answer
688 views

Syncing applications from iPhone to iTunes with multiple iTunes Store accounts

I purchased applications from multiple iTunes store accounts, and when I sync with iTunes they are removed from the device. What do I do in this situation?
0
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1answer
2k views

X11 and Open Motif libraries

I'm trying to install a quite old Fortran code requiring xorg and OpenMotif libraries. Here is part of the install script where the code is checking for these libraries: echo -n "Esistono le ...
6
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1answer
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OS X Private Folder - Runaway file “crash recovery” 126.61GB!

Woke up this morning any my 250GB, which had approx. 50% free space last night, was totally out of disk space! Took me all day, but finally found a file in /private/var/audit/ called "20110423020458....
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3answers
3k views

Mac OSX email message report

How can i get a message report that tells me that an email i sent has been received and opened?
3
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1answer
2k views

MacBook not detecting external display

I have an old MacBook 1.1 and since I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 it does not seem to connect to my external Monitor or TV. I'm using the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter. I've tried using detect displays and ...
0
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1answer
102 views

new windows laptop or upgrade to 15inch macbook? [closed]

My budget is around 1800. I already bought 13'' macbook pro 2011 from microcenter for 1093 (including tax). This was my first macbook and I'm impressed, but only downsize of it is that 13'' seems a ...
5
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3answers
395 views

Is it possible for two users to remotely log in to a Mac simultaneously?

Can two users share a Mac remotely? What software would be used? I'm wondering if this is a viable idea for two developers to share a Mac for app development.
3
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1answer
1k views

Can I use the new Apple TV without a TV to play my Mac's audio to my stereo?

I currently have an AirPort Express (Newest N version) that is connected to my AirPort Extreme Base Station via ethernet. I have no other use for it (printer, wifi extender, etc.) other than it being ...
19
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4answers
5k views

Control-F2 “Move Focus to Menu Bar” only works occasionally

I don't want to use my trackpad too much due to a strain injury, hence I use the Control F2 "Move Focus to Menu Bar" a lot. However this feature only works occasionally, it can work for hours and ...
2
votes
1answer
210 views

Porting Linux shell scripts

The command shell$ ls . -R works on Linux but not on OS X. This is because OS X command line options have to come before the arguments,and not just anywhere as in Linux. In particular, this ...
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5answers
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How can I adjust the apparent color temperature of my display in OS X?

I really like f.lux, which is an app that automatically adjusts the display's apparent color temperature according to the time of day and location (so that the temperature is in sync with Sun). How ...
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votes
1answer
311 views

Snow Fresh Install on Core Duo

Have an older MacBook Pro Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo), 2Ghz (32Bit), 2GB RAM, 250GB HD, ATI Radeon x1600 with 256MB RAM. Did clean install of Snow. During install created new partition to remove ...
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3answers
709 views

Snow Leopard killing internet access on home network

Something weird that I think I've narrowed down to OS X. Everytime I fire up my MB Pro it kills internet access for all devices (including OS X) for about 5 minutes. Ping and DNS works fine but ...
30
votes
3answers
148k views

How can I convert JPG into PDF easily?

Is there any way to batch convert .jpg files into single .pdf files?
2
votes
1answer
425 views

Macports and scala

I have installed scala 2.8 using macports. I have setup the SCALA_HOME env variable and I have added the bin directory to my path. If I type scala-2.8 into my terminal I get the scala interpreter. ...
4
votes
3answers
392 views

How much free space should there be on the start volume?

I have a MacBook 2,16 GHz with 3 GB RAM (white from 2007) and I wonder how much free space should there be on the start volume. I have a 100 GB partition for OS X (10.6.5) and a separate data ...
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vote
2answers
157 views

Is it possible to upload iPhone apps to iPhone on an expired dev certificate? [closed]

As the title says, is it possible to upload iPhone apps to iPhone on an expired dev certificate? Do we need to extend our dev certificate once it's expired and pay another 99$?
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votes
2answers
3k views

Access localhost on iPad

I want to access my web application on iPad for local testing (http://myMachine_Name). But here is the problem; I am having a local copy on my Windows machine with a Weblogic server running and the ...
4
votes
2answers
396 views

Making MacBook faster? -> What preferences or other things might I miss, when install a fresh OS

My MacBook 2,16 GHz (13" white with the max. 3 GB RAM from about 2007) feels quite slow. I read somewhere that upgrading and keeping old user profiles can slow the Mac down my current user profile in ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Automatically press a key every 60 seconds

Is it possible via Automator, an app, applescript, etc. to automatically press a key (i.e. "g") every 60 seconds?
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How to customize Textmate keybindings?

I'm trying to customize Textmate's keybindings. I edited 'KeyBindings.dict' in Content/Resources/ and then restarted textmate. It does not work. Is three an easy way to customize keybindings?
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1answer
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No bootable device — insert boot disk and press any key

um...i don't know what happened.. I just opened lid to wake up my mac then it freezed. I re-booted it and now i'm seeing "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key" i'm using intel ...
0
votes
1answer
82 views

how can i get mp4 from the internet onto my ipod touch

i have a URL like this for example: http://media.ch9.ms/ch9/2451/19bd8bd5-6f13-440a-a8b9-9ebd01582451/NYCDRMVVMS2_low_ch9.mp4 and i want to bring that into itunes and then onto my ipod touch. what ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Where do terminated incomplete downloads go when using firefox?

Where do terminated incomplete downloads go when using firefox?

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