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If I install more RAM should I boot into 64bit Kernel? Does it matter?

I've got an Early-2009 Unibody Mac Book Pro 17". It came with 4 GB RAM and by default it boots into 32-bit Kernel. I've just upgraded to 8 GB RAM and my main concern is getting maximum performance ...
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Disable Safari plugin without (re)moving the file

I've been Flash-free in Safari (5.0.3, my primary browser) for a while now, using Chrome with its bundled Flash Player whenever I have to. I'm also developing a little bit in Flash for school, and ...
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Is there a way to purchase an app from the Mac App Store as a gift?

Is there a way, in the Mac App Store, to buy an app and to give the license to a friend who has no way to pay for that app?
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Why is there a duplicate entry for my TextMate?

I was changing the default program to open .txt files with and I noticed 2 entries for TextMate. Its one of those little things that annoy me. How can I fix it? I didn't see 2 directors of TextMate....
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2answers
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Is there anyway to mount a webpage?

My professor requires me to go to the website and login and check the individual folders for updates. It is using http and I am wondering if there is a way to mount it as a drive similar to SSH and ...
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is there free OS X equivalent to Total Commander? [duplicate]

is there free equivalent to Total Commander for OSX? two panels drag & drop tabs etc ect I found DoubleCommander the best but OSX port has its bugs. muCommander is nice too but not as good as ...
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2answers
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Can I combine the address bar and the Google search bar in Safari?

The only reason I am using Chrome over Safari is the cool feature Chrome has namely the address bar acts as the search bar as well. Is there a way I can enable this feature in safari as well?
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Updating iPad- Error message: “Could not start session with iPad”

When I try to update my iPad from my Win 7 desktop, I get this error message which says Could not start session with iPad and then the iPad disconnects. Even during normal syncing I have noticed that ...
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Anything in iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 3GS?

I was reading up on the update and it seems that most changes are for either iPad2 or iPhone 4 (e.g. the personal hotspot). Is there anything in this update for the iPhone 3GS? Any performance ...
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1answer
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iTunes Home Sharing: Shares Entire Library Instead of Selected Playlists

I have my master iTunes library on a Mac Mini, and I set up Home Sharing to stream my music and videos to my MacBook Pro. When I had iTunes 9, I selected certain playlists to share and not others, ...
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3answers
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Camtasia, Screenflow, or “Other?”

I want to start recording professional quality screencasts on my Mac and I've narrowed it down to two apps (that I know of): Camtasia Studio and Screenflow. I considered Camstudio, but since I will be ...
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2answers
1k views

Can I use Automator or some other method to extract EXIF GPS data from batches of photos on my Mac?

I need a way of extracting EXIF GPS data, using my Mac, from a bunch of photos taken on an iPhone. So for example, if I put 1000 photos into a folder, I want an easy way of extracting all the GPS ...
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2answers
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How can I check the health of my SSD disk

I replaced my disk with an SSD. Smooth transition, everythng fine. Now, I want to keep the disk health checked, since I know that SSD tend to degrade over time. Which utilities can I use for this task ...
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2answers
994 views

unzipping split zip files named filea, fileb, filec, file1, file2,

I got my first mac today and Im really going crazy trying to do something quite simple I have some split zip files called somefilea.zip somefileb.zip somefilec.zip somefiled.zip ... to z.zip ...
0
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1answer
436 views

What is the most reliable ATSC TV tuner for use with OSX?

I'm looking for an OTA (over the air, eg. no cable) ATSC USB tuner to use with a Macbook. There appear to be a few options, all of which seem to have ugly hardware and buggy software. Does anyone have ...
6
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1answer
3k views

Is there a keyboard shortcut for minimizing Mac OS X windows?

Is there a (hidden) keyboard shortcut for minimizing the frontmost window (that works in most apps)?
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1answer
513 views

iPod touch 4G internal microphone?

Based on the specs page, Apple seems to indicate that the 4th gen iPod touch has an internal microphone. Is this true, or are they merely indicating its compatibility with the headphones-with-remote-...
3
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2answers
96 views

Recall windows to the current space

Is there a way to recall an app to the current space? This is possible by turning Spaces off, but that recalls all apps. I just want one. Sometimes a Safari URL gets opened, and since there is a ...
2
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2answers
625 views

Apple RAM for MacBook Pro vs other brands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple-Certified RAM? Apple RAM for the unibody MacBook Pro's typically has a large markup to it. I am wondering if it's different than Crucial or other brands in quality..
4
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3answers
675 views

Is there a comparison of networks and costs for iOS 4.3's Personal Hotspot?

Is there a comparison of networks and their cost for the new Personal Hotspot feature? Also, how does the hotspot feature differ from internet tethering in previous iOS versions?
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3answers
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How can I create a gmail pop account in mac mail in Mac OS 10.6.6

I have enabled pop at gmail and successfully used it on other PCs. On my mac (10.6.6) I go into Mail, I press the + to create a new account. There is no option to choose the Account Type anymore. ...
0
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2answers
630 views

Can I use the RAM from my new MacBook Pro in my 4-year-old MacBook Pro?

I just bought an i7 MBP with 4GB RAM. I'm upgrading it to 8GB with this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=8C4DD5E1A5CA7304 So I'll have the brand-new 4GB RAM I'm removing. Can I ...
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7answers
2k views

Is there a way to evaluate OS X without purchasing Macintosh hardware?

I'd like to play with OS X to see what makes it tick under the covers for the purpose of IT support - at CWRU here we have a lot of Mac-using professors. However, I can't justify spending twice as ...
2
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1answer
116 views

Keeping the GIMP tool bar on top?

I've seen a lot of discussion about this through googling, but found no answers. In GIMP for Mac, I just want to keep all the dialog windows above my main document window. Is it possible?
2
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3answers
986 views

Titling tabs in Terminal

I'd like to be able to set the titles on my tabs to short, easy-to-remember things, since I often have a few open. You can use Command-I and set the Title that way, but OSX appends the name of the ...
3
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1answer
134 views

i need to charge my ipod while connecting to an accessory

I'm looking to charge my iPod via USB or car charger while still being able to use a sync cable accessory with the iPod. I'm connecting an iCombie (which is a wireless adaptor) to my motorcycle helmet ...
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3answers
3k views

Programmatically/Script-atically changing the default Open-With setting

Is there a way to change what app opens a file type programmatically/with a script? Basically, sometimes I'm working on a web site, and I want to set all web files to open with a text editor (*.php, *...
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4answers
513 views

Does an ipad last in a public exhibition? [closed]

I want to use an iPad as an interactive part of an exhibition. Will it last or will it break? Does anyone have experience?
2
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1answer
1k views

It is possible to use iPhone as BT headset for the computer?

I would like to use my iPhone as an BT headset, is it possible to pair it with the computer and to have it used for computer calls?
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Can I use iPhone headphones with microphone on MacBook Pro?

Can I use iPhone headphones with microphone on MacBook Pro?
3
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2answers
2k views

What SIP voip client for OS X I could use?

I'm looking for a, preferably free, SIP client for OS X, one that will allow multiple SIP accounts and preferably supporting g729 audio codec.
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5answers
7k views

How can one create a shortcut for pasting unformatted text in Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?

iWork provides the keyboard shortcut Cmd-Option-Shift-V to paste text without it's original formatting. How can I get this or a similar shortcut key for Microsoft Word 2008 for Mac?
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2answers
6k views

Add big green check mark to Keynote presentation

I'm using Keynote '09 for the first time, and I find myself wanting some bits of clip art or additional shapes. At the moment, I just want a big check mark. It's hard to believe that this isn't ...
4
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1answer
3k views

How can I re-install Mac App Store

I just deleted (via AppCleaner) my Mac App Store app (which I couldn't log into for 2 weeks) with the idea to re-get a fresh app via Software Update. But Software Update doesn't download Mac App ...
4
votes
4answers
21k views

Sharing a VPN connection using Internet Sharing (via Airport)

Internet Sharing from my MacBook Pro (10.6.6) to other WiFi devices works fine. But the moment I turn on the VPN connection (PPTP) on the Mac (which I would also like to share), the other devices ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Is there away to move between workspaces using trackpad?

I want to move to other workspaces using trackpad. How can I do that?
3
votes
1answer
6k views

Is it possible to somehow default the OSX preview window size on open for PDF files?

I have had this bug-bare for a while where preview always opens documents too small, I'm visually impaired and want them to default to open with two options Default width to nearly 100% of screen, ...
3
votes
1answer
566 views

Is Airport Express compatible with AirPlay?

I have an Airport Express that I have plugged into a speaker system. I can change the music in my house with my iPhone through Apple's Remote app. Great. Now is my Airport Express compatible with ...
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2answers
4k views

How do I connect to my web server on mac?

On Ubuntu, I was able to connect to another server using "places". Is there anything like that in Mac OS X?
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0answers
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iPhoto '08 doesn't play video when double-clicked

When I import videos from my iPhone into iPhoto '08, I can't play the video inside of iPhoto. The iPhoto Help says to double-click a video to play it, but that doesn't work. As a workaround, I select ...
4
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3answers
4k views

iWork '09 Keeps asking to be Registered

I'm a teacher in a classroom with 8, 9 10 and 11 year olds who each have a macbook or a macbook pro. Fun job. We have a standard 10.6.6 image with iWork '09 (4.03). In previous images, iWork would ...
3
votes
2answers
110 views

Can BeejiveIM for iPhone block unwanted add requests?

I've been getting a lot of bogus contact add requests from my Yahoo account - it almost always turned out to be a spambots. I wonder if BeejiveIM has a feature that can block these spam requests? If ...
4
votes
4answers
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How to backup Bootcamp partition via Time Machine?

I just started using Time Machine for backup of my late 2009 MBP. So far it's backing up only OS X partition and ignoring Bootcamp partition. I also see the point Time Machine completely ignores NTFS ...
0
votes
3answers
9k views

Is there anything similar to TouchDown for iOS?

Is there any app like NitroDesk's TouchDown Android email client for iOS? Just for background info, many companies force you to have the latest version of iOS installed to access Exchange Server, or ...
0
votes
5answers
491 views

Can you lock your screen on OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a quick way to lock my Mac? Does OS X have the option to allow you to lock your screen?
0
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1answer
281 views

Base computation via Spotlight?

Is there a combination of math functions I could use in spotlight to accomplish change of base ? I know I can do it on a case by case basis with normal algebra.
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4answers
51k views

Can I make my Mac OS X Terminal color items according to syntax, like the Ubuntu terminal?

I want it to have all the colors for syntax folders, etc... How can I do that?
7
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2answers
1k views

Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro MC371 (Core i5, GeForce 320M, 4Gb RAM). When I launch a game either new one (i.e. Starcraft 2) or rather old (Unreal Tournament 2004, bootcamped) my MacBook gets rather ...
4
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3answers
2k views

After upgrading to a newer iPhone, how does keeping the old one around for development purposes work?

I have an iPhone 3G and I may be upgrading to an iPhone 4 tonight. I'm on AT&T. Once I get up and running on iPhone development, I'm thinking I want to keep the old phone around to test how apps ...
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3answers
220 views

Free utilities for a power users switching from Windows to OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: OS X Applications you can't live without I'm looking for usual tools, like messenger, file transfer, text editor and so on. PS. I would make it community wiki, but I ...

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