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Questions tagged [applications]

Application software. Applications, or apps, for short, is software that runs a computer.

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Automatic App Download Question

Is there a way for me to download an app without it being automatically downloaded to other devices without turning off automatic downloads on other devices?
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How can I see which filetypes a given application can open?

I have an app, it's refusing to open a file with a certain file extension. How do I check which file extensions it will open?
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Do I need Bonjour on my PC, Windows 7 Professional?

I'm hearing alot about iTunes which I don't use. I’m unable to research what Bonjour does. If I delete it will it affect anything else on my PC?
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How can I mute or at least lower the volume of an app on the Apple Watch?

The "Seven" work-out iOS app has an Apple Watch app. Neither "Mute" nor "Theatre Mode" seem to affect this app. It persists in making loud sounds, apparently specifically tailored to wake up my family ...
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Is it a good practice to create a desktop shortcut on mac?

I have been installing some popular software for Mac and observed that installation packages do not create a desktop shortcut as they often do on windows. What is good practice to follow: Should I ...
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Apple Rejected My Game (Design: Spam 4.3) [duplicate]

Apple Review Team rejected my game because of Guideline 4.3 - Design Spam. I'm pretty sure about my game isn't similar any other game in App Store but they said : We noticed that your app provides ...
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How to stop “iCloud-enabled apps” from showing me Open window on activation?

Several apps, which I will refer to as "iCloud-enabled apps", have an annoying tendency to show me an “Open” dialog box whenever they are launched or activated by clicking on the Dock icon when ...
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Mojave App Store Only Shows “Updates” Tab

I'm having trouble with the App Store since installing Mojave. The issue seems to have been addressed here, but since I'm new to this site, it won't allow to post there with follow-up questions. I'm ...
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How can I turn off the internet for all the apps, except the one in use on my iPhone?

When turning on the Low Battery Mode, some apps stop working in background. But, somehow they are still using the internet and I receive notifications from specific apps (which I am sure they need ...
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How have I got two identical Amazon Prime Video apps on my phone?

I recently clicked a link which took me to the App Store to download the Amazon Prime Video app. This was confusing to me because I already have that app. I downloaded it anyway, and now I have two ...
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What would be a good application on macOS to record calls and meetings in Skype, Hangouts, etc?

I want to be able to record all kinds of calls and video conferences, such as those done in Hangouts, Skype and more.
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How to I get subtitles to work in iPlayer on Apple TV 4th gen?

Why does BBC iPlayer on Apple TV 4th gen have no subtitles? Deleted and reinstalled but can’t view any subtitles at all. Any ideas? Anyone? I have tried pulling down during playback. Selecting “auto” ...
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I cannot sign into the App store. Any time I attempt to I get the same error screenshotted below.

I have tried literally everything I can think of to include deleting my login information for the app store and and reentering it entirely. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find a solution despite the ...
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Content not refreshing in iOS apps

Everytime I open an iOS, app instead of refreshing to the homepage and showing me new content the app opens to where I was last time I used it. For example, when I open a third party news app, instead ...
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Find a list of installed apps that can no longer run because they have not been updated with the current operating system? [closed]

The question is for both iOS and macOS. I have enough apps installed that I’d like to make this info into a kind of report.
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iPhone SE - Icons at the top-right corner seldom work in many apps

I just got an iPhone SE. I have a strong suspicion that parts of the screen (mainly top-right corner, but it might be top-left corner as well) are not responsive enough. On the other hand they work ...
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My chat apps stopped working well only in my home!

My phone is Iphone 5s 11.4.1 and apps were working very well but suddenly chat apps (such as Facebook messenger, viber, telegram, etc) have stopped working well. (I hear the voice of the other person ...
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How to reset app thumbnails in iOS

On an iPhone, when you double-tap your home button, it brings up the app switcher, which shows you all the apps that are currently running. But the thumbnail that is displayed when switching apps is ...
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How do I disable macOS Mail.app and use only Thunderbird for handling email

The Mail.app on my Mac automatically launches upon login. I have exhaustively tried to stop it from launching without success. I held the mouse on the Mail.app icon in the Dock, right clicked and ...
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Reload Facebook app after offloading

I had several apps on my iPhone 5s. When memory got full, I offloaded several of them - Facebook included. When I went to reload Facebook app, it started but did not finish. The logo is stuck in ...
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Applications - (Registered User Name Visibility)

How do I hide (not change) the name of the user on a Mac application start up screen. I have a software package that is authorised to all users through a encrypted licence file. The software splash ...
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How can I control an iOS device from my computer?

My iOS device is cracked and is not working properly. It got me thinking: Is there a way to control an iOS device from my computer? I know that I can use Quicktime to view the screen but it doesn't ...
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Cannot shut down computer due to app not responding

I have a 2012-ish MBP and I am using it to develop iOS apps using Xcode. This app stops responding relatively frequently, but usually I can just force quit it and open it again. However, this time I ...
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Could not uninstall Confer application on my mac

Today, somehow the application "Confer" got installed in my mac. I am not able to delete that application as moving it to trash says "The item “Confer” can’t be moved to the Trash because it’s open." ...
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How can I browse Cydia repos without an iOS device?

My understanding is that Cydia is a mechanism for accessing third-party software repos on iOS. (The equivalent of Homebrew for macOS.) However, I am having trouble locating the "default" Cydia repos, ...
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Using an external HD as my applications folder

I need to install more applications - can I use my external HD (samsung T5) and add an additional applications folder? I have loads of space on it and it the speeds are great.
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Tracking slow login items with OSX

I recently installed OSX Mojave beta and noticed that the login process is slower as the apps load. I was wondering if there was a way to track the amount of time each app/process takes to load at ...
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How do i navigate to httpd_vhosts.conf in xammp from the terminal? [closed]

How do I navigate to httpd_vhosts.conf in Xammp from the terminal? This was all I could find on the subject.
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How can I use Gatekeeper to block applications on my Mac?

Is there a way for me to create a blacklist of Applications that cannot be installed, or run after they have been installed, on OS X Sierra? I have tried to follow the directions outlined here: https:/...
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RSS reader for iPhone with text-to-speech support?

I have been using gReader for Android for a long time. Now, I would like to switch to iPhone and I need a replacement for this app. Is there any RSS reader for iPhone that converts text-to-speech?
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Adobe Shockwave Player PKG installed but I can't find the application

I just downloaded adobe swf on my computer. I went through the pkg file and it said that it was installed. The application support scripts are there, but where is the app? Thanks in advance! I tried ...
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Is it possible to change the company behind a developer account?

A few years ago I created a company to start an app project. I released the series of apps but things did not work very well. The apps did not generate any significant revenue and I gradually ...
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How to get an application executable path from Terminal

In macOS, applications can be launched from the command line with open -a < application name>. I would like to know if there is a command that returns the executable within the application ...
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Is there a way to prevent applications to run, like I can with selfControl to disable opening websites? [duplicate]

I want to force myself to focus. I use https://selfcontrolapp.com to block websites. How can I block apps? Is there a utility app, or a terminal command you know?
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Disable and hide all keyboard shortcuts for one application

I would like to disable and hide from the menu bar all shortcuts for one application. Is there a way maybe to output all shortcuts for a specific application so I can mainly and them under System ...
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Unable to download apps on iPad 1

I am using an iPad first generation. I am not able to download any apps from the App Store as they are no longer supported on iOS 5.1.1. They ask me to update iOS but I can not see any software ...
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How to work with 2 Applications folders?

I have an internal 250 GB SSD. this drive was filling up and I bought an external 4 TB external hard drive. My Applications folder on my SSD was taking up a lot of space so I decided to create an ...
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How to clear cached bits of an app when launching from app from mounted DMG?

This is a weird problem that I've just noticed happening, and trying to figure out why this is happening and how to "fix" the problem as I've already identified a way to work "around" the problem. So ...
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Is it possible to download an older version of an app if you purchased a newer one on a different phone using the same Apple ID?

I have an app that I want to download but it requires iOS 11.3 or higher. That app has been available since iOS 9 and older versions are compatible with 9 and 10. Some apps which similarly require ...
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iPhone app access log

I accidentally brought my iPhone 7 into my university examination and was wondering if I would be able to produce a log (record) of iPhone app access, to show that I never used it during that ...
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iPhone 7 - Can't update apps

When I try to update an app, it says Verification Required, and when I try to fill in my PayPal account, it declines due to an issue with my PayPal account, and I think the same problem applies to ...
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Un-initiated transaction

I just received an email from Apple Support saying a purchase was made with my account from a previously unknown device. There was a note saying if you did not make this purchase, click here. When I ...
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Can similar apps be uploaded on Apple Store?

I have uploaded 2 similar apps with different colors,name,icons. ios team rejected my latest app upload giving the following reason: Guideline 4.3 - Design We noticed that your app provides the same ...
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Remove cosmetic margins from edge of TextEdit window?

Just opened TextEdit today and I see these strange margins: They kinda look like rulers only without the actual measurements, but turning off rulers doesn't make them go away. What are these, and ...
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Do app developers know when users disable notifications?

Some iOS apps annoy me with push notifications that I cannot customize inside the app, so I go into iOS settings and turn off notifications entirely. But I wonder, do app developers get any metrics ...
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Arabic Font iOS 11

Ever since I switched to an iOS device from Android, I have noticed that the Arabic font looks like this: This font is very different from the classic Arabic font and is very annoying to read. I ...
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Install app on iOS without using iTunes

With the release of iTunes 12.7, Apple removed the ability to install apps on a connected iOS device by removing the App Store from iTunes. I tried installing an older version of iTunes which still ...
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Window opens but immediately disappears. This happens with multiple apps

Recently, I've run into problems with Notes, Mail, Messages, and iTerm. All of these are in my dock along with several other apps. Normally if I click on one of these it opens and works fine. ...
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iStat Menus: show only CPU icon in menu bar

I am having trouble finding a way for iStat Menus to show only CPU icon in the menu bar. In iStat Menus settings I have only CPU&GPU enabled: Moreover, I have disabled all active items for ...
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How can I prevent my iOS app appstore page description from being indexed by search engines?

I cannot consider a business account / DBA as being an option for the contact information for my iTunes connect identity selling apps. Is there any way to opt-out of search engine indexation of my ...