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How do I read .CHM files in OSX?

What software do I need to open and read a .chm document in OS X?
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4answers
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Is there a standard delay for consumer ratings of apps on the App Store?

I have an app that's been out for a couple of weeks. Its not exactly selling like hot cakes yet, but I'm pretty sure I've gotten a rating or a review by now. But nothing shows when viewing either in ...
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388 views

iPhone 3G screen partially broken

I have an iPhone 3G which had a cracked screen. I replaced the digitizer last November and this morning the left third of it stopped responding to touch. What can I do to fix it?
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1answer
439 views

How do I remove ads from Cydia?

The ads from Cydia are really intrusive and slows down the application a lot. How do I remove them?
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2answers
2k views

Is it possible to find the serial number of stolen devices using a Mac that they've been connected to?

For a number of devices that were stolen, can I find their serial number on a Mac that I still have and which the devices have been connected to at some point? In other words, are there any ...
2
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1answer
1k views

No sound from internal speakers on a Macbook?

I'm afraid I may have irreversibly harmed my internal speakers, or sound system in general. Yesterday, I was trying to find a way to hook up my electric guitar to the computer. I, logically, thought ...
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2answers
3k views

What is the best way to set up a shared calendar in iCal?

I am looking to have a shared calendar which my partner and I can access. I have a MobileMe account and my partner has a Google account. We both have Macs, I have an iPhone and she has a Blackberry. ...
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1answer
521 views

Always Asked to Configure Firewall for iTunes

Whenever I open iTunes, I get the standard OS X dialog, Do you want the application "iTunes.app" to accept incoming network connections? Every time I click allow, but I am asked the same thing without ...
3
votes
2answers
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How to setup a default program opening an unknown file extension?

I tried to open a file with an extension name of adb in Finder (to be precise, PathFinder). When I clicked the file, vi editor is activated to open the adb file. I didn't do anything with the adb file,...
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1answer
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How to find a telephone number strored in contacts by searching for a substring on iPhone

I'd like to search my iPhone contacts using a part of a telephone number as a key (search by substring). The integrated spotlight search, however, doesn't return any entries when searching for a full ...
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votes
2answers
2k views

How can I configure the iPhone to send/receive mail through Gmail, but using a different e-mail address?

I have a pobox.com account whose address I use as my main e-mail address and that forwards my messages to a Gmail address. Eventough that is the address I tell my friends and coleagues, when I send e-...
4
votes
1answer
676 views

Apple Sudden Motion Sensor and Hard Drive Upgrade

I'm looking to upgrade a notebook hard drive and wanted to use the Hitachi Travelstar 5K750. Will it work with the Apple Sudden Motion Sensor? Do I have any way of identifying drives that will play ...
2
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4answers
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What hard drive is used for the 500 GB Macbook Pro option from Apple?

I'm looking to replace my Macbook Pro 13" hard drive. I tried upgrading to a Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB, but returned the drive because it caused the palm rest to vibrate when pressed (I installed ...
5
votes
4answers
9k views

Connect to VNC from Windows

I'm trying to connect to a mac screen sharing from a windows machine using tightvnc I'm getting the error "Server did not offer supported security type" Any ideas on how to fix this ?
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votes
5answers
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How do I stop iTunes from automatically backing up the iPad?

I'm trying to move some pictures from my laptop to my iPad, but every time the first thing iTunes starts doing is making a backup of the iPad. But since I already keep a backup at my desktop, I want ...
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vote
3answers
347 views

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Tool to Convert Pictures or Images to Text

I have scanned text. I am looking for an affordable OCR tool (Optical Character Recognition) tool. I tried OCRTOOLS from the App Store, but it crashes with the first picture I tried. Any ...
0
votes
3answers
811 views

App Keys (.plist keys)

Isn't there some wiki or apple documentation which shows which app keys can be used for apple software? NOTE: I searched the whole net and didn't find any databases on this topic, so if there isn't ...
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vote
1answer
2k views

ical change color shading day and weekend

Is it possible to change the shading of the selected day/today/weekend in iCal? The light blue tone which is used to mark the current Day is almost impossible to recognise. Same Problem different ...
2
votes
3answers
24k views

How to import a spreadsheet into Numbers from an email attachment?

I want to know how to open a spreadheet email attachement in the Numbers app on the iPad. Here are the steps I have taken with no luck: On the iPad I open my email. I see a spreadsheet attachment. ...
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vote
3answers
2k views

Keynote on the iPad does not to the projector (VGA output)?

On an iPad, when we hit play for a Keynote presentation while connected to a projector via VGA cable, the app closes down. What tricks are there for getting iPad-Keynote to work with a projector?
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7answers
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Time Machine backup is slow. How can I speed it up?

My time machine is backup is very slow. Connection is FireWire 800. Transfer is around 5 Mb/s or 0.5 MB/s, which seems slow. I've seen plenty of mention online of very slow Time Machine backups. What ...
0
votes
2answers
525 views

Apple Mail incoming mail notification

When you get a new mail in Entourage then a small window appears with some basic info about the new mail you receveid. Is it possible to do the same thing with Apple Mail?
5
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1answer
3k views

Missing advanced network settings for iPhone USB/Bluetooth tethering

I have the same problem described here: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=10082848#10082848 My iPhone is tethered to my Mac laptop via Bluetooth or USB. I want to set up a proxy ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Control draft saving in Apple Mail?

Is it at all possible to change the time for saving drafts in Apple Mail. I use MobileMe and whenever I send a mail, the draft is not automatically deleted. I don't want to switch off saving of drafts,...
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20answers
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Shortcuts & gestures you can't live without

What are some gestures or shortcuts you use on a daily basis that you can't live without? I've found the BetterTouchTool preference pane add on to be great for creating custom gestures on a per app ...
2
votes
2answers
799 views

How do I fix this Smart Folder problem? It keeps switching off of “This Mac”

I created a Smart Folder in the finder called "TV" which searches for files of type movie created in the last 7 days. When I created the search in the first place, I clicked on "Search This Mac" to ...
2
votes
6answers
629 views

Safari keywords?

I'm looking to imitate the functionality of Firefox's keywords in Safari. That is, I want to be able to type wp Apple in the address bar, and Safari should go to the Wikipedia article on Apple. I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Adium is displaying only Facebook contacts who message me first

When I look at my Facebook contact list in Adium, I can see only people who write to me first. When I enable show offline contacts I can see all of them displayed as offline, however when I go ...
10
votes
4answers
11k views

How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?

How can I disable the Screen Saver on the login window?
2
votes
1answer
2k views

How to use the built–in VPN Server on Mac OS 10.6.6

I know that Mac OS 10.6.6 has a built in VPN server that one can access through command line. Is there an easier way? Can I make an Automator or AppleScript program that starts and stops the built–in ...
2
votes
5answers
2k views

I think I have bricked my MacBook Pro, what are my options to get it fixed?

I have been having power issues with my MacBook Pro (late 2007?). The power cable had a dodgy connection, and kept cutting out. This destroyed the life of the battery to the point where it would only ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

Infinite Safari history on iPad?

I really don't like to bookmark things (on iPad or other platforms) but just type a few relevent letters that bring the right site from browser history as a suggestion. However, on iPad I noticed that ...
3
votes
2answers
189 views

Update iPod touch OS remotely

I currently live in an area that has very poor internet connection. I can log in to iTunes but it would cost a fortune to download the updates to the OS. Is there a way I can have somebody bring the ...
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vote
1answer
1k views

Multiple apps in one icon for the iPad

My husband's iPhone has the multi app icon and wanted to get the same on my new iPad. Is it possible to get it on the iPad?
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votes
8answers
21k views

Preview an animated GIF image?

How can I preview an animated GIF? When I double-click it, it opens in Preview and is not animated, showing each frame as a separate image instead of playing the animation. As an example, here is the ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

macbook pro absurdly small battery life

My Macbook Pro lasts me about 1.5 to 2 hours max on a single charge. This feels ridiculously low. What can I do to increase the battery life on Macbook Pro? Battery Information: Model Information:...
27
votes
6answers
56k views

How can I rotate a video?

I just recorded a video on my phone, but when I play it on my Mac it's in the wrong orientation. How can I rotate the video by 90 degrees so that I can upload it to youtube? Free solutions are ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Does latest MacBook Air have powered USB ports?

I see that the latest 13 inch MacBook Air has two USB 2.0 ports, but can they power, say, a 2.5 inch external hard drive?
32
votes
5answers
70k views

Can I install apps bought on the Mac App Store on multiple computers?

If I buy an app on through the Mac App Store, can I install it on both of my Macs? I use the same iTunes account on both of them.
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vote
2answers
439 views

Is it possible to disable or hide the digital zoom controls in the Camera app on iPhone?

I don't think I have ever used the digital zoom feature in the Camera app. The controls are just in the way when you wan't to focus something in that part of the image. So, if possible, I want to hide ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

Convert from OpenOffice to Pages

Does anybody has experience in how to best convert OpenOffice.org documents to pages documents. Obviously, it can be read in a Text Editor.
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votes
3answers
12k views

How to securely erase an SSD drive?

I'm pretty new to SSD technology, so I don't know how it compares to hard drives when it comes to securely erasing the drive. Is it enough to run Disk Utility and erase the drive with the option "...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Will Swype ever be available for iPhone?

Swype has been rumored to one day become available for iPhone. Does anyone know of any concrete plans?
4
votes
2answers
624 views

Multiple users on one machine and Dropbox

If UserA logs in to an OS X machine (at the GUI) and starts Dropbox, UserB logs in via ssh and adds a file to their Dropbox, will Dropbox work for UserB? Or does UserB need to log in via the GUI also, ...
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vote
1answer
485 views

Growl iCal invite notification

Is it possible to integrate Growl into iCal so that invitations made by other users are shown by Growl especially those which are pending? Alternatives to show iCal notifications are also welcome!
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vote
3answers
639 views

How can I do an unthethered jailbreak for iPad Wifi running iOS 4.2.1 if you do not have older SHSH?

How can I jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 (unthethered) if you do not have older SHSH? Currently I'm looking for this only for my iPad WiFi, so no baseband. If there are not solutions yet, do not post anything....
3
votes
2answers
11k views

How can I diagnose a superdrive that won't read disks?

My MacBook (Snow Leopard) seems to be unable to read DVDs and CDs. I've searched around the nets, and it looks like I may be experiencing a relatively common problem, but I don't want to jump to ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Add heading to Google Docs document from iPhone

quite a straightforward question. I started to really like Google Docs and the fact I can edit them from iPhone from the mobile site. However, I would like to add headings to the documents while ...
1
vote
5answers
6k views

Power adapter connection issues

Lately, my Magsafe power adapter has not been connecting properly: The wires are not worn out as I take good care of them The issue happens when I try to connect my power adapter to my computer The ...
0
votes
2answers
744 views

My MacBook Pro uses an extraordinary amount of RAM

I bought my MacBook Pro about 1.5 years ago (with 4 GB RAM) but these days I think it uses an extraordinary amount of memory; when I open Firefox & Adium & Thunderbird & iTunes & last....

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