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AppleId, language always changes

On https://appleid.apple.com/ I changed the preferred language to French at least 10 times now, but it always comes back to German. Not immediately thus I see I can save the French language ...
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1answer
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Does Skype work for the Guest login?

Skype works fine when I launch it on my Login. When I switch to the Guest login, though, Skype launches but does not connect after 90 seconds. Does it eventually connect if I give it more time, or ...
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2answers
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Macbook Air (1st gen) running really slow, basic apps crash and no internet

Macbook Air was working fine yesterday. Switched it on this morning and it wouldn't boot, just hung on grey screen. Eventually got the Air to safe boot, now Air boots normally (but very slowly). Once ...
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2answers
488 views

How Many Hours of Game Playing can Iphone 4 Support?

iPhone 4 supports: up to 6 hours of 3G up to 10 hours of wifi But how many hours of game play can iphone 4 support? I've been playing Angry Birds recently and it seems to me that the iPhone can ...
4
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1answer
813 views

Can I get the Media browsers from the File Open dialog in the Finder sidebar?

The File Open dialog has three very useful Media entries in the sidebar (Photos, Movies, Music). They are backed by the various iLife applications, so that you can select, for example, from your ...
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1answer
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Can Disk Utility format an SD card with FAT32?

In the pulldown for "Format", there are only the following options (other than various Mac OS Extended variations): MS-DOS (FAT) and ExFAT.
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1answer
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Transferring contact list from Iphone 4 to a Windows 7 PC and vice versa

I would like to transfer the contact list from my iPhone 4 to my Windows 7 PC. How can I do that? Which software should I need? After I transfer all my contacts to the PC, I want it to copy back to ...
8
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4answers
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Can I upgrade my 2008 Mac Pro completely?

Hey everyone, I have a 2008 Mac Pro/2.83hzXEON(8)/8800GT512mb. Is it possible for me to upgrade this machine to newer hardware, since it is Intel based? What would it entail to put a newer processor, ...
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1answer
3k views

Command-line voice recognition with Mac OS X

How can I do voice recognition on Mac OS X from the command line? Details: % When I look in ~/Library/Speech/Speakable Items, I see many files, like "Tell me a joke", whose contents are: ...
5
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1answer
480 views

DVD Upscaling on OSX

"Full Screen" mode in OS X doesn't look as good as my PS3's DVD upscaler. Is there a good way to play DVDs in OS X with high-quality upscaling zoom?
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3answers
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How can I remove pending downloads in iTunes?

I have an update for the Dexter game on iPhone which is 400MB in size. Since I don't play this game anymore, I deleted the app. But iTunes still wants me to download the update and tells me I have "1 ...
9
votes
2answers
991 views

How is a large, spread out company supposed to work with the iOS Developer Program?

I work for a company which has several offices in various parts of the country (USA). The division I'm part of wants to get an Apple iOS Developer Program license. Another division (in another ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

Why automatically adjust brightness doesn't work after I change the brightness

Why automatically adjust brightness doesn't work after I change the brightness manually using the hot keys although it's set to do so in the displays configuration?
4
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3answers
1k views

Running .NET binary with mono

When I have abc.exe generated from C#/Mono source, I use 'mono abc.exe'. Is there a way to run abc.exe with 'abc.exe' not 'mono abc.exe'? I mean, when I run 'abc.exe', can I make 'mono abc.exe' ...
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6answers
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Can I develop iPhone apps in Windows?

I would like to develop iPhone apps without using Mac OS X. Is it possible to do this on Windows OS?
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1answer
394 views

Dial another phone, access SMS of another phone using IPOD Touch 4

I have an IPOD Touch 4 and i was hoping to convert it to a phone. However in india we don't have VOIP support, but my phone "HTC TOUCH" supports Remote Sim. I am looking for an app which can allow my ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Output 4:3 video on old Apple TV?

I have an old Apple TV that I have hooked up to my 4:3 TV, and I would like to have the output from the Apple TV match the ratio of my TV so there isn't any stretching or squishing. It's running the ...
5
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7answers
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How can I group applications?

My Applications folder is getting pretty full and I'm starting to lose track of applications. I want to organize them in groups, but I've read that some applications don't properly handle being put ...
4
votes
1answer
370 views

In Activity Monitor, how can Swap Used be more than Page Outs?

I am trying to understand the relationship between Page Outs and Swap Used as displayed in Activity Monitor. Currently, Activity Monitor shows: Page outs: 1.6 MB Swap used: 8.1 MB How can there ...
3
votes
2answers
498 views

In OS X, I want to change to a non-standard keyboard shortcut for switching spaces

In System Preferences > Expose and Spaces > Spaces Tab > to switch between spaces, there is a drop down list that allows you to select a modifier key and the arrows. The arrows are so far away from ...
5
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2answers
4k views

Why does Safari cache old pages on iPhone even after you've downloaded the new page?

This may be a problem specific to Reddit.com, but I find that if I follow a link to another site on mobile safari and hit back, that only part of the time will I see the latest copy of the page. A ...
2
votes
1answer
719 views

Kingston SV100S2/128G on MacBookPro 6,2 (late 2010) issue

I just upgraded the harddrive with the Kingston SSD (100V series), did restore with Time Machine, immediately noticed the battery doesn't seem to play nice, it charges, but the time estimate is quite ...
3
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2answers
9k views

How can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...
4
votes
4answers
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Connecting a MacBook Pro to a Windows ad hoc network

I'm trying to share my wired ethernet connection from my Windows 7 laptop with my MacBook Pro (running 10.6.5). I've just set it up to be an open network; no encryption. I'm pretty sure I set up the ...
2
votes
1answer
131 views

Front Row and iTunes “watched” flags out of sync

The watched flag and playback positions in Front Row are no longer in sync with iTunes. Is there any way to resynchronize them? If it matters, I would rather iTunes' positions replace Front Row's. ...
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votes
4answers
409 views

Tools or scripts for tracking a stolen or lost Mac?

Actually I do use the prey project but was wondering about other tools or scripts one could use to find back information about a lost/stolen Mac. With features like: -Getting the ip address or any ...
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6answers
9k views

How do I download photos from my iPhone?

I find it very complicated to move photos taken with my iPhone into my pc's photo library. I used to take photos with a compact camera, and pc applications could very easily import the photos ...
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6answers
3k views

Are there any free alternatives to finder? [closed]

Relatively new to the Mac world, I still find the 'Finder' not really that user friendly. What free alternatives to Finder exist? *I mean really file browsers, not application launchers like ...
5
votes
3answers
523 views

will running Google Latitude (or any similar app) in the background significantly affect battery life?

I have installed Google Latitude and am wondering how much quicker my battery will run flat? I know the way Apple implemented its "mutitasking" framework minimises the impact?
9
votes
2answers
7k views

How to change AppleScript path to a Terminal-style path?

I have a custom Service that I've created in Automater (I'm on OSX 10.6.5). The Service executes an AppleScript which in turn executes a shell script. Here is the AppleScript: on run {input, ...
3
votes
1answer
754 views

Passing selected folder path to custom Service executing AppleScript

I have a custom Service I created in Automater. Right now, the service shows up in my context (right-click) menu, when right-clicking on any folder. In Automater, I added the Run AppleScript action, ...
2
votes
4answers
972 views

NeoOffice extremely slow in Mac OS X 10.6.5

I've installed the latest version of NeoOffice 3.2.1 on my May, 2010 2.66 gHz Core i7 MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.5 (8.0GB RAM). Regardless of what I do, whether its Writer, Calc, or Impress, ...
5
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1answer
688 views

Apple TV subtitles

How can I find out if (and what languages) subtitles are included in Apple TV movies before i buy it?
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2answers
1k views

iPhone data usage broken down by app

My iPhone 4 data usage suddenly spiked. From using 30-40% of my monthly allowance in the average month (3-400Mb out of a allowed 1Gb), recently I used 175% (1.75Gb) in a single day. I have to assume ...
4
votes
1answer
579 views

Why is the input level of the external mic so low?

I try to use an external mic to make some audio recordings. But the level of the input is really low ! In fact, the internal build-in mac has a better input level than the external one that is closer ...
5
votes
2answers
323 views

Music Tracker Software allowing Keyboard Input for Playing Piano

I'm looking for a piece of software that is a tracking studio, that allows you to use your keyboard to perform at least piano parts, or at best, any instrument. Needless to say I mean keyboard as in ...
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votes
4answers
7k views

How to delete duplicate photos from an iPhoto event?

I did a stupid thing with one Event in iPhoto library. I thought of making a copy of this Event, and I did use the menu duplicate. Instead of creating another copy of event, it did copies of all the ...
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votes
2answers
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When re-importing music in iTunes, is there a way to set “Replace Existing” as the default and skip the dialog?

I lost a big chunk of my iTunes library due to a disk failure. The database is fine, but the song files are missing. Luckily for me, iTunes will let me reimport the CDs and preserve my existing ...
5
votes
2answers
915 views

What to do with single-picture events in iPhoto?

I use iPhoto to manage my pictures. I have, therefore, over several years gained quite a set of Events as iPhoto calls them. I also have lots of one-off pictures that people send me that I want to ...
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vote
2answers
593 views

Inexpensive AC charger for iPod 3rd gen / 4th gen

I have a couple of iPod Touches, a 3rd generation and a 4th generation. I would like to get an AC adaptor so that I can plug them into the wall to charge. The Apple charger is $30, which seems quite ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

How to automate DropBox startup without logging in

I'd like to have DropBox running under multiple user accounts on a Mac, even after a reboot. The Mac auto logs in as one user, not me. How to best achieve this?
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3answers
759 views

Drag & Drop vs mv - Any difference?

Is there a difference between bulk-moving files with Drag & Drop vs mv? Use case: Volume External_Drive_A has about 8000 files totalling 9GB. External_Drive_B has 74GB of free space. The desired ...
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vote
3answers
159 views

How do I remove CocoaSuite from my Mac?

I'm running OSX Snow Leopard & CocoaSuite 1.4.
3
votes
1answer
462 views

What software for video editing should a G5 Tower Use?

My friend has a G5 Tower and would like to create some music videos for his band. I've looked into Final Cut Pro, but unfortunately the latest version is Intel only. I assume if we went that route, ...
3
votes
2answers
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Is there a presentation mode on mac?

When watching a video, or making a presentation, is there an option or a tool to disable all screensaving, energy savings and all? Regardless of if the power is plugged, I'd like to keep the screen ...
3
votes
2answers
253 views

Items in desktop folder to appear on desktop

Somehow recently I managed to mess up my Desktop folder so the contents are no longer displayed on the actual desktop. Anybody have any ideas how to get this back? It's not a problem normally since ...
4
votes
1answer
421 views

Connect to Express over Extreme

I have an Airport Extreme as my main router in my house and have recently bought an Airport Express to use as an extender. This is all now set up and working fine, with the Express bouncing on the ...
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1answer
612 views

Using select.kqueue() to tell when file is modified in python?

How can I use select.kqueue() to find out when a file in a folder has been modified?
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0answers
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Does Socks from MKD have “remove unwanted files” support?

A web search for a Mac cleanup utility led me to MKD's Socks. It looks like a good maintenance package, but I cannot tell from the website whether it has GUI support for finding and removing unwanted ...
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vote
1answer
1k views

ASM for Mac OS X

I've been very interested in learning ASM for a long time now and finally decided to get to it. The problem is I have a MacBook and most of the books teach you based on DOS/Linux or MIPS. Do you have ...

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