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App Store says an app is installed, but it isn't

I've installed a new primary SSD drive on my mac, now I'm trying to download a few apps that I've already installed on my previous HD, but app store keeps saying they're already installed. But they ...
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HyperSwitch alt+tab broken?

HyperSwitch alt+tab behaviour stopped working 2/3 days ago. It simply does nothing. I haven't changed my HyperSwitch's preferences and I don't remember installing or updating anything that would ...
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“Sign in to download from the App Store” dialog does not allow paste

OSX 10.8.5 I am using lastPass and have the appleID in there so I can copy and paste whenever needed. Sometimes when I am told I have an upgrade I am asked to sign in to the app store. Annoying but ...
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2answers
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Is it possible to disable Personal Hotspot on iPhones with a configuration profile?

The company I work for is having an issue with users racking up huge data bills with iOS hotspot tethering. Is there a way we can push a profile that will disable this feature? I have looked through ...
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0answers
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Deleting content of /private/tmp moved on different HDD

I have a Macbook pro with 2 internal HD (stock HD for data and data doubler + SSD in place of the optical drive, hosting the OS). I'm now trying to optimize this setup to take into account the ...
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1answer
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iPhone available space: significant difference between iTunes and iPhone

I am trying to update my wife's iPhone from iOS 7 (.x.x) to 8 (the latest). I was trying through iTunes because the iPhone says only around 300MB is available. iTunes shows around 7GB as available ...
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1answer
259 views

How to remove Local Disk entries in DCIM sub-folders in iPhone?

in iOS 8, multiple entries of "Local Disk" spawned every time I use Windows 7 File Explorer to transfer files to my computer. How to remove those? and when will iPhone / iOS re-index those random ...
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1answer
44 views

Apps are not opening in Mac

Google Chrome and other apps are not opening, they just bounce and then stop without giving me any error message. I also re-downloaded Google Chrome and still not opening. Recently I installed ...
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Push notifications are not working after new update to ipad [on hold]

With the new update I am not getting push notifications. How can I restore this without a pc.
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2answers
57 views

How to restore system from network drive?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro. I want to restore my OS from a Time Machine backup which is on a shared network volume. When I restart in recovery (Apple-Opt-R), it boots from internet, but if I try to ...
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1answer
43 views

Can you set own prices when selling music on iTunes?

Can you set your own track/album prices when selling music on iTunes? I was able to find answers on several forums (not on Apple's website/KBs), but they were contradictory (some say that it's $0.99 ...
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Can iTunes songs be transferred from one account to another account?

My son, who's now an adult, has been using my iTunes account (I don't use iTunes) that I created for him many years ago and he's accrued a large legal iTunes library. He will be leaving home in the ...
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4answers
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How to use an existing Apple ID to download free apps from App Store without using Credit Card?

I have an Apple ID which I had registered years back (when I had bought my Ipod Shuffle). I wanted to use the same Apple ID to download apps on my newly purchased MBP - but whenever I try to login ...
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1answer
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How do i mask “forbidden” chars in passwords in the mount command?

How do i properly mask/escape illegal characters like /:@\ in passwords added in the mount command? The question arose in the answer here: mount -t afp ...
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1answer
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iPhoto 9.4.2 crashes on startup and reboots MacBook Pro 10.8.2

When I attempt to open iPhoto (9.4.2) on my MacBook Pro (10.8.2) iPhoto crashes and it reboots my laptop. iPhoto will open if I boot the MacBook Pro in safe mode. What could be going wrong?
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2answers
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Apple Knowledgebase pages often blank

This seems to be rather hit & miss, but often a link posted on SE leading to support.apple.com/kb/[reference code] seems to just give a blank page, as though it neither loads nor times out. ...
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1answer
117 views

iCloud won't transfer manually added music

I have 2 computers on which I listen to my music: a Macbook Pro (which I consider to be my "main" computer for my music library) and a Windows 7 desktop, for which the music library was originally ...
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1answer
77 views

How to start to recovery mode in a Mac OS X VM in Parallels?

Is it possible to start into Recovery/Internet recovery mode in a virtualized Mac OS X in Parallels? It would come in handy to take screenshots of those UIs or running apps to exemplify some steps ...
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0answers
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Tether Mac's Wifi connection to phone over Bluetooth

I'm staying in a rather upmarket hotel, yet for some reason the Wifi is £7 per device per day. I got it for my Macbook, and I'm wondering if there is a way for me to share the connection to my iPod. ...
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4answers
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iPad Air screen is black and unresponsive

The screen of my 2014 iPad Air, is black and unresponsive, currently the alarm is going off (so I know it is working) but the screen is black and unresponsive. I have not dropped it, I have tried to ...
3
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2answers
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What does “each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk” mean?

I am setting up File Vault 2 on my Macbook Pro under Yosemite and I see the following message, each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk I don't ...
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1answer
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how to cancel download of iOS7 on iPhone

I started to download iOS7 from my iPhone 4, and then I read about lots of lag and battery issues. I'd love to try iOS7 but since I won't be able downgrade to iOS6 I'd like to cancel the download. The ...
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1answer
39 views

Reset or Uninstall Yosemite Server

I installed Yosemite Server and I had previously configured the Apache for web development. Now, It seems that the configuration and everything is messed up. How can I reset my web server ...
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1answer
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Unusually long boot time in non-verbose mode - early 2008 MBP + SSD + Mavericks

Inside my early 2008 MBP (15", C2D 2.4, 4GB, GF8600M) I installed a used Samsung SSD (128GB), did a clean Mavericks install and at first startup, I restored the Applications, Desktop, Documents etc. ...
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3answers
615 views

Word crashes with documents with “track changes” on

Word suddenly started crashing every time either a document with «track changes» is opened «track changes» is activated in a document and the document is changed This behaviour started without an ...
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1answer
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Will I be able to receive my WhatsApp chat history when i change my phone

I have been using a sim for two months on my iPhone and now I gave that sim to my cousin. What I am worried about is will she recieve my WhatsApp chat history when she downloads WhatsApp to her phone. ...
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1answer
17 views

Error when terminal opens; no available formula

When I open my terminal I see the following message Last login: Thu Dec 18 22:00:53 on ttys000 Error: No available formula for php5 I have tried to run brew doctor but the error remains. I am using ...
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1answer
107 views

Export reminders from osx Reminders app programmatically

I need to get reminders list in any form (could parse it later) from Reminders app in osx (10.9.1) I know that i could do it from menu, but i need it programmatically. Perfectly it would be some ...
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1answer
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Automator: Find Reminders by list?

I would like to retrieve all the Reminders in a specific reminders list with Automator. Searching for reminder, the available actions are “Delete Reminders”, “New Reminders Items”, “Filter Calendar ...
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1answer
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Mac OS 10.7.5 – VLC - Can't find AB Loop Hotkey in Preferences

I use VLC as a video player for many reasons but mainly in order to benefit from the A-B Loop function where I can select a particular section of the video and watch it over and over again at ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How to analyze/resolve Gmail timeouts in Apple Mail?

I am using Google Apps/Gmail with Apple Mail on OS X Mavericks. For some reason, sending email is extremely slow (minutes to hours) and I constantly get this message: The server returned the ...
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2answers
40 views

iPhone 5s screen goes black during a phone call

When I end a phone call I find that the screen has gone black. I have to turn it on and re-enter my password to hang up. Is there a way to keep the phone from turning black during a call? The call is ...
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0answers
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Grouping songs in a shuffled playlist in iOS 8

In iTunes on the Mac or PC, one may group songs to be played in a particular order during a shuffle by using the "Grouping" field in the GetInfo dialog. However, I am finding the groupings I have ...
0
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0answers
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Messed up my keychain and certificates, how I can put it all in factory settings?

I had some problem with SSL authentification in homebrew program and follow a stackoverflow advice to delete Digicert certificates in my keychain, which helped, but since then I couldn't open certain ...
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vote
1answer
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iPhone alarm doesn't go off sometimes!

At times, the alarm in my iPhone 4S sometimes doesn't go off as set. Or actually, it goes off and I see the corresponding UI on the screen but there is NO sound. This happens very randomly, may be ...
0
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1answer
24 views

Easily check time in Yosemite full screen mode

I'm trying to embrace Yosemite's full screen by default. Mostly I'm getting used to and liking it... except for the fact that without a menu bar I can't check the time at a glance. What are some easy ...
0
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1answer
30 views

Low-res photos when transferred from iPhone

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 8.1.0 When I take photos using the built-in camera app, and transfer them off my phone using DropBox or PhotoSync the photos mostly end up as low-res versions. Not all ...
6
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1answer
5k views

Macbook Pro Retina 2014 - Quick return from Sleep - Black screen with cursor before login window

I just got a MBPr. When the display switches off, like its going to sleep and I quickly hit a key to wake it back up. It shows a black screen with a cursor for about 15-20 seconds before the login ...
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4answers
504 views
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How do I move a window vertically above the menu bar?

How can I move a window so that the title bar of the window is above the menu bar? I've tried using AppleScript… tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences" set ...
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6answers
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Compress PDF with adjustable ratio

One can use Preview to compress a PDF. However Preview on Mac OS X 10.7 does a too hard compression for my taste. There is only one compression setting. Are there alternative tools that allows you to ...
2
votes
2answers
7k views

Does trimmed SIM card affect iPhone 4S's signal strength?

I have just received my iPhone 4S ordered online. I don't have a microsim card that iPhone 4S would need to me to. I don't wish to pay extra to buy a micro sim card since it doesn't give much ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Can't get any non-imessage SMS

I am unable to send or recieve any text message that is not an i-message - I have set up the option in Settings to try to send by text if needed, although that's now the issue here. The Apple ...
0
votes
4answers
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'Sign in to iCloud' pop-up won't stop popping up on my iPad

This is obviously a common problem but even after following the 're-boot' advice I can't get rid of it. I can't sign in to iCloud because that e-mail address no longer exists and I can't receive the ...
0
votes
3answers
6k views

Reinstall OS X Lion on Macbook Air 2012

I have a MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012) MD223LL/A MBAIR 11.6/1.7/4/64FLASH running OS X 10.7.5. It shipped with Lion. I want to reinstall the OS on the laptop without an internet connection. Is this ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

My text messages are received by my wife's iPhone and iPad

My wife receives my text messages on her iPhone and iPad. How can I change this. I do not get her messages.
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1answer
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Recommendations for inter-app audio apps for GarageBand?

I have so far learnt to use Apple loops and thirsty to learn more: more loops, try some inter-app audio apps and so on. Please recommend inter audio apps for GarageBand. Thank you.
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1answer
13 views

why is aperture filling up my local mac disc when exporting a video to external drive?

I`m exporting a 1 hour slide show from aperture with music. I`ve outputted a 720p ipad version (done), now doing a 1080p HD version export. It gets to about 65% (twice) then gives me an error that ...
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votes
10answers
42k views

How to remove an app stuck in “waiting” mode from the Mac App Store?

I've got 2 applications that I installed via the Mac App Store that are still in the "waiting" mode. How do I get these applications to finish installing? Or how do I remove them and try again? By ...
2
votes
1answer
7k views

How do I enable automatic capitalization in OS X?

Can I turn on automatic capitalization on my iMac running OS X 10.9, Mavericks? It is selectable in iOS on my iPad but I can't find a similar switch in Mavericks.
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votes
1answer
4k views

iPhone 5 and 5s lock screen flashing Apple logo

We have three iPhones in my house: two 5's and one 5s. Over the past 6 months every few weeks they glitch. What happens is that at exactly midnight eastern time all three phones start showing the lock ...

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