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Applications (i.e. .app bundles) can be stored anywhere, including external media. Preferences is more complicated, although the simple solution is probably to symlink the preference files and container to the external media.


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As far as I know, you can't "launch" the installation directly from Windows. From there, you have two choices : Normally, you should have a recovery partition on your Mac. Boot on this one, you'll be able to repair or reinstall OS X. Create a bootable USB stick with OS X on it to reinstall your main partition. There are lots of tutorials that show how to ...


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You can't, as your iMac won't let you boot into an OS X version that's older than what it shipped with. Snow Leopard does not have the necessary drivers for the new iMac.


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You don't need special hardware for this. Plug in both headphones, then open Audio Midi setup from /Applications/Utilities. Click the plus in the lower left corner and choose "Create Multi-Output Device." Check the checkboxes beside both headphones in the new panel on the right. If you want to rename it, you can double click the new entry in the list on the ...


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As very every electronic devices, there are good ones and there crappy ones. Apple does not forbid the use off thrid party USB adapter. Most of the time if the device does't work, it isn't Apple's fault but a driver problem. So yes they should work.


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Yes, the culprit is the Android File Transfer application. And following the steps outlined here (disabling the annoying Android File Transfer Agent) seems to solve this. (No need to completely remove it, as it may be useful)


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i've looked at external SSD's for my mac as well. they seem to be pretty pricey for their purpose. Regards the speed, thunderbolt delivers about 10Gb/s which is plenty. it seems at least as fast as an internal SSD, and a heck a lot faster than USB 3.0. If you have to absolutley get an external SSD, get one that supports thunderbolt, or even better to get one ...


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I had a similar issue albeit in my case the cause was my usb cable. It was manufactured for power supply and hence let no data through. Switching the cable let me connect my Android device without further problems.


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You have to have a version of Bootcamp AND Mac that explicitly supports Windows 8.1. Apple has a knowledge-base article that shows what O/S and Mac supports what version of Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 Unfortunately there are some Mac models that just won't support certain versions of Windows. Interestingly (or oddly..) enough the new MacPro ...



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