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How does one take complete control of the MacBook built-in webcam?

Zoom is able to adjust the MacBook Pro's built-in camera (I think it raises the ISO) for low lighting, either automatically or manually (user-controlled). This is the only application I am aware of ...
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Simple remote server monitoring application like previous iStat Server / iStat View

I am searching for an application to quickly monitor CPU Usage / Memory usage of a remote (local) linux server. An alternate of ssh user@server -t 'htop' It looks like the ancestor of iStats Menu ...
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Is there an open-source iOS screen viewer/ recorder for macOS?

Is there a open source software which would let me view my iOS screen on macOS? I have tried to use QuickTime movie recording, but it doesn't pass the sound through and also has lots of bugs with ...
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Open source 4-way split screen on macOS? [duplicate]

macOS's split view allows a screen to be divided into two, with an application in each part. Is there any open source / free way to do a 4-way split screen (e.g. a screen split into quarters)? I ...
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Hand-writing annotations on Keynote or PDF slides

For teaching purposes I would like to be able to handwrite on slides as I give a presentation, ideally with a Wacom graphics tablet which I already own. Powerpoint would work really well for this, ...
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Parental control software for iPhone11 and Apple devices in general

Apple is known for the hard restriction of privacy which makes it hard to get lots of deep monitoring (or spying) features such as reading social messages to work on non jail-broken devices. iOS14 is ...
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Blind: Looking for solution to sync audio described MP3 with movie from other source to not disturb others

I'm new here so I hope I get this right... I'm blind and am looking for a way of syncing up an mp3 downloaded from: http://www.audiovault.net which has the audio described tracks taken from movies, ...
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Tool for using iPad as RealTime “Chalkboard” on MacOS?

Due to Covid-19 I'm holding my lectures as webinar from my iMac (WebEx, Zoom, ...). Meanwhile my setup works, but there is one thing I miss a lot: Drawing sketches in front of the class while I talk ...
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Encoding videos on iOS

I would like to convert some videos to H265, but this is quite slow on my Mac. I know that the modern A-series chips have hardware encoding/decoding support for H265. I would like to harness the power ...
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Customize title bar color of application windows

I'm a software developer and my daily work involves about 8 or 10 different applications or web-based tools. I work on a 13" MB Pro without an external monitor, and typically I use the touch pad'...
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Display the current network use (upload and download) in the notification bar on iPad

I'm looking for a program for iPadOS 13.7 compatible with ipad pro 9.7 inch (2016) that displays the current network use (upload and download) in the notification bar. The program should be gratis (...
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Alternative Notification System for Macos || Program or CLI to Display Image/Emblem/Icon at corner of screen (no text or box)

I am hoping there is some kind of alternate notification system available for macos as a program or a cli. I don't mind paying. I have created vim bindings with karabiner that work anywhere on macos, ...
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Mac OS alternative to jstest

There is a wonderful little utility on Debian called jstest, whose man page is found here. This util can be used to show which buttons are being pressed on a gamepad. Does something similar exist on ...
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How to get the line number in TextEdit [duplicate]

Is it possible to get or display the line number in TextEDit in macOS Big Sur? As I am using the editor for HDL (Hardware Descriptive Language) coding. If it's not possible, could you point me to an ...
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Zoom in where the focus is

I use Mac. When I do a presentation or make a screen recording, sometimes I need to zoom in to the part where the focus is; then I need to zoom out to restore the normal screen size. I have seen ...
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Application to control phone call volume independently from main volume

Simply put, if I accept/receive a phone call or FaceTime audio phone call, then I prefer the volume to be louder than what it usually is at. This does not sound problematic. Why not just adjust the ...
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Is there a full screen app switcher / manager for macOS?

I'm looking, more or less, for an equivalent to Magnet, Rectangle or Spectacle, but for apps in full screen. Alternatively, I'm looking for an I often work in split full screen mode: 2/3 of the window ...
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How to add Google Search to the Dictionary app on mac?

Is it possible to add Google Search to the Dictionary app on macOS so that you can view images of the word in Google Search inside the app?
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Moving pictures from Mac to iPad without iTunes

MacPro 5.1 running Yosemite 10.10.5 and iTunes 12.8.1.3. iPad Pro, 2015 model now running 14.1. Until the 14.1 update, the iPad was happy to transfer a folder of pictures from the Mac to the iPad via ...
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Store notes within folders (alternative Dropbox Paper)

I would like to store a note or text document within a finder folder and have that sync across all my devices and my wife's devices. And be accessed from the note/text app itself. This is currently ...
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Screen capturing Android tablet via Mac

I'm working on a project that requires me to screen-capture game play from a game on a Pixel C tablet, but I have an iMac. I'm wondering if there's a way for me to plug the tablet into the iMac and ...
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Speech-to-text conversion using mp3 [duplicate]

I download video files from a faith-based website that contain subtitle tracks that I can extract without much trouble. But in some of the videos, there is no subtitle track therefore I tend to ...
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Is there something similar to RemoteApp for MacOS

I'm wondering if MacOS has something similar to the Windows RemoteApp that would allow publishing of an app that runs on the MacOS. I use Windows as my main environment and wish to use iMessage on ...
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How can I do a batch conversion of HTML entities to Hanzi?

I have a huge .txt file which contains lots of HTML entities representing Unicode characters, like this: 哀牢山 In Pinyin, this would read "Ai Lao Shan" or &...
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Take a picture on Lightroom for iOS with an Apple Watch 4

I like how Apple wrote an app on the watch that takes pictures with the native camera on iPhone. In fact, would like to take RAW pictures with any iOS app like Lightroom or another that permits ...
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App that displays real or fake busy data-visualization?

I'm working on an indie film that needs the cliché l33t hAxX0r "really busy screen (with cascading Matrix-y code and scanning and maps and other cryptic junk) that looks sophisticated, but make ...
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Record Notability Notes with AirPods Pro to iPad Pro (and/or Mac)?

I live in a studio apartment with my boyfriend who often works really late. He gets home at 3am and needs to get quality rest. The problem is I need to attend all of my online classes in-person at 8 ...
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Mirror iPad Pro screen to my Windows 10 PC via USB

I need to mirror my iPad screen to my windows 10 computer without wifi (via USB). Is there a modern software solution that does not involve very low framerate or high latency ?
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Is there a really well designed and performant generic streaming camera viewer for iOS?

With the proliferation of cheap streaming camera hardware recently it's never been easier to get into generic 'CCTV' cameras. On the Mac side there is good, well designed software available for ...
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Alarm clock for iPhone/iPad which permits me to choose custom sound track without apple music, exists?

I seek a simple alarm clock that permits me to choose an arbitrary soundtrack (mp3 file) from iPhone/iPad without messing with Apple Music/iTunes/etc.. If a built-in HTTP server that can be used to ...
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Proportional Mouse Movement across Multiple Monitors?

I have a MacBook Pro 2018 with Catalina (1920x1080px) and a 2nd external monitor (3440x1440px) arranged as below in Displays. I understand that there are scale options to change the resolutions but I ...
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Solution to keep complete projects completely separate with same user and multiple displays on macOS?

I'm trying to figure out a simple way one can work on multiple complex projects simultaneously and switch between them elegantly and quickly, without the need to close down applications from one ...
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Show network name next to wifi icon?

Is there a way to show the currently connected network name next to the wifi icon in the menu bar?
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Bluetooth tracking built into iOS?

While there is a joint venture to produce an API by Google and Apple which allows truly anonymous contact tracing, is there an API for more generic device tracing, similar to how Tile and other ...
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Sharing iOS pictures onto private cloud

I and my partner have an iPhone which we use for taking pictures. We would like our pictures somewhat combined on a private server (Linux; e.g. NextCloud, WebDAV etc -- scripting/automation on the ...
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Is there any software to map button 4 and 5 of mouse in macos catalina to a keyboard stroke? [duplicate]

I want to assign ctrl + c (copy) to button 4, I have previously done it in windows with a software called mouse manager but can't find any such software for macos.
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How can I simulate gamepad input?

I need to test some software that expects a gamepad to be controlled, but I'd like to test it without a physical gamepad. What can I do to simulate gamepad input events on macOS? All I can find are ...
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Are there iOS apps for taking notes with Apple Pencil in color, grid, and with pages to print?

I am searching for an app, in which I can take notes during lectures. To be more specific I would like to find an app which extends the default notes app in the following ways: Creating a color ...
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View MAC addresses of local bluetooth devices I have never connected to

I want to view the MAC address of a Bluetooth device I haven't paired. Like a WiFI scanner can put the wireless radio in listen / scan mode (which on ethernet is sometimes called promiscuous mode), I’...
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Is there a flowchart app for MacOS that supports videos or animated gifs?

I downloaded draw.io on my Macbook (MacOS 10.15.6), but the videos and animated gifs I insert are converted to static images. I realize this is oddly specific, but is there any flowchart app that ...
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Running some processes and not others over VPN

I'm looking to secure some apps on macOS using an OpenVPN connection. I want the apps not to work when the VPN isn't active. I can't necessarily track which servers the apps are trying to access, so ...
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Sync master volume with application volume

Is there a way to sync master volume with app volume on the mac? e.g. I have Spotify app playing on my mac and I would like to trigger master volume up and volume down from the Spotify app as well I ...
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Is there a good app/service for listening to private audio files? [duplicate]

I have a lot of audio lecture mp3 files. They tend to run 30-90 minutes long. I've uploaded many of them to Google Play Music, and listen to them on my Mac and iPhone using the Google Play Music web ...
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Creating a pre-recorded lecture on macOS

I have created a PowerPoint presentation and I want to create a video of me presenting it. I'm looking for a software to make my life easier. The features I'm looking for are: Can record a 25-minute ...
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Is there any app or anyway for mac to search within a video's texts/transcription

This might be a very niche thing, but I have a lot of local and downloaded videos on my Mac that I keep for educational purposes, and was wondering if it's possible to search through the ...
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IPad app to annotate PDF without showing a toolbar

I want to find an iPad app that allows me to annotate a PDF with an Apple Pemcil while all the app’s toolbars and navigation menus etc. are hidden. Ideally, I would like to select an annotation tool (...
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Include a web page in the Mac Notifications Centre?

I'd like to have my security camera web page in my notifications centre. The only app I found claims to allow viewing web pages in the notifications centre is https://apps.apple.com/au/app/glimpse-...
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iOS/iPadOS e-book reading app with *multiple* *custom* dictionaries

I have lots of e-books. I read them both on my iPhone and on my Linux laptop. So far, on my iPhone, I just use the built-in Books app. The problem is that it has a very limited selection of ...
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Quick search in NAS. Which software for overview?

We use a NAS in our small company to acces our files from different locations. Searching within the NAS does not work well due to the amount of data stored and slow internet connection. So if we're ...
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How to make bin+cue image of audio CD under macOS?

As above. I don't mind if it's GUI or terminal app as long as I can achieve what I want. I did a net search but didn't find what I need. Thanks! PS. I do not want to rip the audio CD into m4a/mp3 ...

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