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comment Mac crashing multiple times a day
First thing to look for when a Mac crashes is anything installed by microsoft. I'd uninstall anything relating to the "Microsoft® 2.4GHz Transceiver v7.0" (whatever that is). I'd also look into the 'virtualbox' kernel extensions.
comment Dock Icons cannot be edited in OS X Yosemite
You don't need any chrome extensions or sticky keys. Drag an icon far enough away from the Dock and you'll get the word 'remove' above it. Let it go and it will disappear. Drag an item sideways in the Dock and it will shuffle other items around as they are rearranged. If this is not happening then something has happened to your install of OSX and you might think about a clean re-install. The fact that you are entering Terminal commands and deleting prefs files would suggest that maybe you need to take a couple of steps back.
comment Mac has lost its Dock and menu bar
If finder is not running then something has been removed from the system folder or the startup routines have been corrupted. I'd say reinstall the OS and make sure that user doesn't have admin access unless they know what not to do. I've used Macs and Unix for 30 years and haven't seen this. Comparing it to Windows is like comparing fish to golf balls.
comment How to react on Appstore rejection of screenshots?
I suggest you create screenshots without Apple's icons on them - that appears to be what they're objecting to. Could you not create icons that look somewhat like Apple's ones without actually copying them?
comment Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds
It's one of two things then. Either there's a short inside the port (a short is something bridging two points which should be isolated from each other), or it's something happening in software. If it's a short then I'd try getting a look inside with a magnifying glass and a light or else turn everything off and try a toothpick and a compressed air canister on it. To test the software side of things you could create a new user and see if the problem persists. Beyond this I'd suggest an Apple Store. (And Buscar, headphones can work as a rudimentary mic, the principles are the same)
comment Incorrectly playing output sound into microphone when using earbuds
Perhaps you have some dirt in your audio socket? Or else maybe you have a faulty pair of earbuds.
comment Any downside to using multiple mail and calendar apps on iOS?
No downside. Either the apps will use the system's shared calendars and/or mail accounts or they will be accessing remote accounts such as a gmail account.
comment Motu 828 firewire with Maverick
I have an 828 mk2 which worked perfectly in mavericks and now works perfectly in yosemite - as the above posters suggest, go to and download the latest drivers
comment Difference in performance between iOS devices
If your game is graphics intensive the larger screen of the mini would have an impact on performance.
comment iPad battery level doesn't increase when in use while charging
iPads need a fair bit more power than standard USB ports are able to dole out. If you are using multiple USB devices, using a hub, or plugging in to the keyboard then you will only get a trickle. To get a full charge you need to use the iPad's suplied wall-wart or else get a powered USB hub than has a higher rated output.
comment How to synchronize contents of two external drives?
@Szabolcs Yes it does, I use it to keep an exact copy of folders from my hard drive over an ethernet connection to my wife's computer. If I delete files then sync they are deleted on her computer as well. You also get a preview of what files will be copied and which ones will be deleted before you commit to it.
comment How to access the full capacity of hard drives larger than 2TB with OS X Yosemite?
As @tubedogg has pointed out, any Mac User can access drives larger than 2TB, the question you should be asking is whether a Mac can access a Windows formatted drive greater than 2TB.
comment What files do I need to remove to wipe every trace of iTunes from my Mac filesystem?
Perhaps you need to explain your problem. Why do you need to 'delete every possible file'? What problem are you encountering when just reinstalling iTunes?
comment What info does a Mac broadcast and how to hide it?
Little Snitch might help
comment Is there a video app which can position subtitles over black bars?
Maybe ask on the vlc dev forums at
comment How to fix Retina iMac "A graphics problem has been detected”?
I'd just take it back to the store you bought it from as it is still under warranty.
comment Can I make iOS 8 look like iOS 6?
You could just buy an older iOS device that won't run iOS 7 or 8.
comment How to merge 2 one page PDF files
I've also found that doing a Print to PDF then Save does work with single page PDF merging after you've dragged them into the new PDF
comment Keyboard shortcut for switching windows not working in Yosemite
The key combination is cmd - ` rather than cmd - ~. Perhaps on your keyboard these symbols are not on the same key?
comment Is there any way to access the console logs on an iOS 8 device without installing Xcode?
Hmmm - sorry about that @odysseus - it appears PhoneView doesn't! I use it all the time for other stuff and just assumed it did.