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How to automatically make Mac shutdown after Time Machine Backup

How can I make my Macbook automatically shutdown after a Time Machine backup? I have a 40GB worth backup to do but I keep having to cancel it to go to bed. Would be great if I could leave it on to do ...
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1answer
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Macbook boots up to grey 'prohibited' symbol

I'm having an issue with my '09 13" Macbook Pro. When I boot it up, it seems to be booting normally until about thirty seconds in, when the Apple symbol is replaced with a kind of 'no-smoking' symbol, ...
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998 views

Play MIDI files

As far as I can tell, this is completely impossible. On 10.8.4. I am trying to play a sample MIDI file off of Wikipedia. Quicktime v 10.2 fails to open a MIDI file with error message The movie ...
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1answer
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What does the “Current Period” data usage number mean?

In the Settings app, under Cellular > Cellular Data Usage, I see a “Current Period” value of 6.8 GB. However, I’ve checked this number several times over the years, at all different points in my ...
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Find My Iphone is 'Offline'

My mom tried to track my Iphone 5 using Find My Iphone. My location services were turned on and everything was working properly. Then it said between a certain time that my iphone was 'offline'. She ...
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What is the difference between the WPA2 Personal, WPA and WPA2 WiFi security passcodes?

I was editing the configuration for my Time Capsule, when I noticed that I had the following options for network encryption: Why is there an option of WPA/WPA2? Is it as secure as WPA2 Personal? ...
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Disable alert: “Cellular data disabled for [app]”

The above alert pops up every time I open an app whose access to cellular data I've turned off. This adds an unnecessary step every time I launch one of these apps. My feeling is, "Who cares if ...
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1k views

Can any experts here figure out how to get Mavericks' Dock.app working on Yosemite?

So one of the deal breakers that was preventing me from upgrading to OS X 10.10 is how ugly the dock looked (to me). Since I had success getting some of the Yosemite's apps up and running on ...
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How to allow any calls through the iPhone lock screen (or alternative solution)?

I generally dislike passwords/security codes/pins as they are such a wasteful extra step, however intend to put one just because I want to start using the iPhone for online shopping, with all my ...
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2answers
318 views

Get the total size of selected folders

I have many files and folders inside a certain folder. I wanna get the total size for the files and/or folders I select select inside this certain folder (because when I click Get info I get the size ...
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Applescript, OS X : How to Get a list of phone numbers from Contacts, and send an iMessage with Messages App? Halfway there I think..?

I am trying to create an applescript that will grab all of the labeled phone numbers of 'mobile' and 'iPhone' from the every contact in Contacts App (specifically the phone numbers from the iCloud ...
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1answer
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Videos taken on the iPhone will not sync to the iPad

I have several hundred pictures and a hundred or so videos that have been taken with my iPhone 4 and 5s. (90%/10% split roughly). These are all in iPhoto and have imported fine. Everything can be ...
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0answers
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Stop Itunes from transferring purchases to computer iOS 8

How can I stop iTunes from transferring purchases from my ipad ? I just want to backup everything besides the apps since they can always be downloaded back from iTunes store and I do not want to waste ...
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2answers
1k views

iPhone 6, iOS 8, App Store Update count doesn't update

This is a small thing, but the details are where it is at. I have a new iPhone 6 running iOS 8.02 and the App Store flag says I have four new app updates to download. This was true before I downloaded ...
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2answers
122 views

GarageBand Static when recording guitar using JAM 96k interface

Does anybody know how to resolve the intermittent static problem when recording on the Mac using Garageband 10.0.1 on a Mavericks MAC and using Apogee JAM 96k? I've tried every configuration possible ...
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3answers
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iPhone 5 iOS7 no sound only vibrates when ringing?

Here is what I tried... Do Not Disturb is off In Settings -> Sounds, Vibrate on Ring is off and Vibrate on Silent is off The switch on the side is set to silver not red. The music will play over ...
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0answers
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Getting a uiimage when unwinding is not working in objective-C [on hold]

Okay, so I let the user add an image in a uiimageView. When I try showing that same image on the previous view controller, (in my case the previous view controller is an image on a cell,) it gives me ...
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0answers
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How to install Social Engineering Toolkit in mac

I want to install SET from this link: https://github.com/trustedsec/social-engineer-toolkit. If I am right this is the github repository. I have brew installed can't I grab it with homebrew and then ...
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votes
2answers
701 views

Why is my 'launchd' task not responding to changes in watched files?

I have a launchd task that is not triggering when a file changes, and can't figure out why it's failing. When I load the .plist below with launchctl load ...
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1answer
38 views

How do I repair my HDD when Disk Utility won't recognise it needs repairing?

When I try to shut down OS X Yosemite on my MacBook Air, the screen goes black almost immediately with the mouse pointer remaining visible (and moveable). However, it appears that irrespective of how ...
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2answers
752 views

How to disable microphone for OS X?

We need a way to disable the microphone so it cannot be re-enabled, at least by an unprivileged user. And preferably via the command line, so it can be scripted. On some Macs, we've been able to ...
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votes
2answers
1k views

Cannot arrange finder files and folder by name

In OS X 10.9.2, I cannot arrange finder's files and folder by name and the files are sorted by random alphabetical order. Is that a bug or any work around?
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2answers
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How can I “Delete All” from Inbox or Sent mail folder in iOS?

The sent items folder is about 8 GB and I need to clear it out to free up space. Is there any way to do it without selecting each individual message?
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0answers
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IPhone Notes to Pages doc

How can I copy all of my Apple Iphone 5s Notes into a Pages document? I am using ios 7. I haven't tried anything since I don't have any idea how to do this.
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0answers
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Widevine disappeared in Chrome in Yosemite

I updated to Yosemite a couple of days ago. When I watched a streaming service using Google Widevine it all worked fine but after a reboot Chrome keeps asking for me to install Widevine, and when I do ...
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0answers
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how can we do caching filesystems information in the SSD? [on hold]

We know that SSD has no knowledge of the file system structures, including the list of unused blocks/sectors. What problem will happen SSD with this deficiencies? Have SSD improve the performance if ...
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15 views

Yosemite taking too long to show login screen

When I turn on my iMac ( 16 GB, Intel Processor 3.1 Ghz, Fusion drive year 2013) now it takes too long for the log in screen to appear. Before that I see a gray screen with a progress bar at the ...
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1answer
1k views

Playing videos on VirtualBox MacOs X guest on Ubuntu 13.04 as host

I managed to install Mac OS X Moutain Lion as a VirtualBox guest on Ubuntu 13.04 as host. I need to test a web app which plays HTML5 videos on Safari 6. Unfortunately, I can't play any video on ...
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0answers
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Why is my simple Automator script broken in latest Yosemite update (used to work)?

I had a basic Automator script I was using with a keyboard shortcut to bring up the login screen as a sort of lockscreen. It was working mostly fine until 10.10.1 (I had to manually launch from ...
0
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0answers
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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3answers
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Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I can't open any files on a SMB share from my Windows 8.1 PC

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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0answers
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iMovie Help: Updating old iMovie Projects to Mac (10.9)

Hoping for some advice.. Our previous Mac died and our old iMovie files are now on an external drive. I have been looking around for threads on updating projects, but decided to try and ask here. I ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't Google Drive show up in the list of apps when sharing a photo?

Open the Photos app Select an image Pull up the menu (bottom left icon) Available apps are Message, Mail, Twitter, etc. Google Drive does not show up in that list (which seems to be called ...
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1answer
889 views

Serious Boot / Sleep Problems

Two days ays ago I closed the lid of my macbook pre for the night as I have done for the last 2.5 years but when I opened the lid in the morning the screen didn't show. It seemed to be 'alive' (ish) ...
3
votes
1answer
51 views

Running OS X Yosemite, but About This Mac shows Version 10.90

In About this Mac it shows that the OS is Yosemite but the version number is 10.90. Is this normal? I thought Yosemite is 10.10, and Mavericks was 10.9.
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1answer
29 views

What's the setting to be able to listen to a podcast staring at episode 1?

I can not figure out what's the correct settings to be able to listen to podcast episodes from day 1, in the right order, automatically. Let's say that I've just discovered an interesting podcast. So ...
0
votes
1answer
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Macbook Air 13 inch (256 GB/ 8 GB/ i5) along with Windows (Using BootCamp)

I am completely new to the Mac and I am planning to buy MacAir (256 GB/ 8 GB/ i5) model and want to use Windows 7 along with it using BootCamp. I have no problem with MacOSX but need to use Windows ...
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0answers
28 views

OSX Server Websites

My knowledge of OSX server is pretty low despite having developed and deployed websites on other platforms. I got a mac mini with OSX server and all services are available to the internet through a ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Move mail boxes data to external drive on Mac Mail on Mavericks

I have read, and search one blog to another, one question that seamed what I wanted. I do not want to move the whole Mailbox or configuration to another drive but want to free up some disk space by ...
8
votes
1answer
282 views

Can I call a phone number from the Terminal?

In Yosemite, is there a way to start a phone call from the command-line aka Terminal? Something like: call +316123456789
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vote
1answer
929 views

“You shut down your computer because of a problem.” keeps displaying on every boot

I am using a 13" MacBook Air (late 2013 model) with OS X Mavericks. Yesterday, my computer hung up and gave me a kernel panic error where it told me in different languages that I needed to restart ...
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0answers
9 views

Can't print PDF in Safari since Yosemite

I can't print a PDF in Safari. I hit Print but nothing happens. This never happened until I downloaded Yosemite.
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vote
1answer
33 views

Why do I have a ~ file in the root of my drive?

I just noticed that I have a 2MB ~ file in the root of my Macbook HD. This wasn't here last time I checked (probably months ago,) and my guess is that it is from a system crash the other day or maybe ...
1
vote
1answer
8 views

How to route map between two distinct points?

I feel that this must be a common and easy feature on the iPhone. I am looking for the ability to map between two distinct points on the iPhone by thumbtack. I understand you can do it via explicit ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

Will Mavericks Server cache Yosemite updates?

Will Mavericks server cache Yosemite updates? I can't tell—is it possible to actually see the saved cache?
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0answers
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How to Download m3u8 stream to local HD in OS X?

The file in question looks like this: http://​website.com/somenumbers/somenumbers/somename.ts.m3u8 The file in question isn't a live stream. It's a recording. I've tried using the ffmpeg library ...
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0answers
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PDF “is damaged and can't be opened” on mounted drive

I have a late 2013 MBP, OSX v10.10. I have a drive mounted via ssh tunnelling. The basic command looks like: alias mountCS='ssh -f useru@host1 -L port:host2 -N ; sshfs -p port ...
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votes
1answer
18 views

Can I add a couple of text files in Xcode for write and read

I'm using Xcode for developing in C++ language. Is it possible to add a couple of txt files to write and read from them? It is a very cool feature to test a project in a lot of tests.
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vote
2answers
19 views

Apple Mail: move message to another account or local folder and delete from the original account

When I move a message from one account to another (by dragging, or "Move to"), or to a local folder, I expect the message to be deleted on the original account. However, what Apple Mail does is ...
4
votes
5answers
8k views

How precisely can I track distances using the iPhone accelerometer?

Theoretically the accelerometers in the iPhone can be used to track distance using interpolation over time. What is the estimated error for tracking distances between 1 and 10 meters? Is there any ...

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