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Computer circuitry and components manufactured by the Intel Corporation

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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi)

Can we use this technology on Macs? Intel's WiDi software is only for Windows users.
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How do I install Intel's ifortran and MKLs on Mac OS X?

I need to install Intel's ifortran and Math Kernel Libraries (MKL) on OS X 10.7 Lion, available (for non-commercial use) here. Has anyone experience in doing so? Or should I rather setup a virtual ...
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Is there a way to install and use PowerPC applications on Intel Macs?

Is there any way to install and use PowerPC applications on Intel based macs? I have older Adobe software that I would like to use, and cannot use on my new iMac.
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Do any current (early 2012) Macs support Intel's Smart Response Technology (SRT)

Intel's SRT uses a small SSD (up to 64 GB) as a cache for the hard disk. Or just the first 64 GB of a larger SSD. Per this Intel document this needs a Z68 Express board and Windows Vista or 7. Various ...
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Xcode Quad Core Optimization

Is Xcode (Using Xcode 4.2) optimized for a quad core processor? My real question is will Xcode's performance be noticeably different with a dual core i7 as opposed to a quad core i7? I might be ...
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Will DVD Studio Pro work on an Intel Mac?

I am looking at using DVD Studio Pro on an Intel MBP. 1. Which version will work? 2. How much control do I have over the DVD? This is kinda two questions, so if needed I can split it. Just let me ...
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Is 0.4 GHz of extra processor speed worth €300? (about $430)

I'm planning on buying a new macbook pro 13inch and I've got the choice between a 2.3ghz intel core i5 or an 2.7ghz intel core i7 for an extra €300 (= $430). Can someone explain me what the ...
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Preference Panes can't be opened, says it doesn't work on PowerPC

I can't open my network preferences anymore. It says that Network Preferences don't work on a PowerPC-based Mac, whereas it's actually an Intel. (2.0 ghz core 2 duo, 10.6.7) I've tried the following: ...
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How can I tell when Turbo Boost is active on my MacBook?

I have one of the core i7 MacBooks, and I'm wondering if there is a way to see when Turbo Boost is active (other than the fact that the laptop gets really hot and the fan kicks on). I use iStat to ...
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Virtual Box on an non-intel Mac

is it possible to install VirtualBox on a non-intel Mac ? My configuration : G5 with Mac OS X 10.5.8
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Best document / book for Mac hardware?

stackexchange.com I am asking here for the sake of completeness. I've had fun asking this on various sites, each time having it closed, following peoples' recommendations, having it closed... It's ...
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What cool things can you do if you hack EFI

I think I'm right in thinking Intel Macs use EFI. I heard rumours that you can create low-level password protection and even install a shell. Info is sparse and limited. Have any power users hacked ...
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Repair Disk - Start up disk options

I had a power failure and upon rebooting noticed that the OS drive needed to be repaired (Disk Utilities). I am running Snow Leopard and don't have the CD to start up from in order to perform the fix. ...
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What is the difference between Intel and PPC?

What is the hardware and software differences between Intel and PPC Macs?