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How do I boot into the EFI firmware shell?

I'd like to experiment with the EFI shell on a MacBook Pro 2010 model. I am unable to find the keyboard sequence to hold on boot. Does someone know what the sequence is, do I need to boot from my ...
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What does it mean if I have lots of “Inactive” memory at the end of a work day?

After a day's of work at my MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.6.5, Activity Monitor shows that the majority of my computer's 8 GB of memory is "Inactive", and only a tiny sliver of the pie chart is "...
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PDF Searching/Http Syncing on iPad

I have two requirements with handling PDFs on an iPad, but I can't seem to find one app that will solve the problem. I was hoping the iOS 4.2 update would address this, but it doesn't. Here are my ...
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Is there a Mac OS X Terminal version of the “free” command in Linux systems?

On Linux, I often use the free command to see the current amount of free and used memory in the system. For example: $ free total used free shared buffers cached ...
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How secure is it to allow Safari to remember passwords on my iPhone?

What key does it use to encrypt the stored passwords? If it uses the phone's unlock code, what key does it use for phones that don't have one set up? If someone had access to the hard drive contents (...
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I have a 2009 MacBook Air, bought a year ago - will I notice much of a performance improvement if I buy the latest version (Late 2010)?

Does the SSD make that much difference? The processor is not much beefier, what are the other factors I should consider/which have an impact? Anyone made the same upgrade and happy with a significant ...
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After update (to 4.2) iOS says I have 723 songs, but iPod.app says “No Content”

I have just updated to 4.2, and the space for my music is still taken according to iTunes, and the device "About" screen says I have 723 songs, but I cannot see it in the iPod app. I assume that ...
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What are my options for full system (or at least home directory) encryption?

I own a MacBook Pro, which is obviously a Laptop, so I want to protect myself in case it ever gets stolen. On Windows I can use TrueCrypt to do a full system encryption, but would that also be a ...
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AirPlay for 3rd Party apps

The experience I see thus far for AirPlay with 3rd party apps, on both iPhone and iPad, is that only the audio is output to the AppleTV but not the video. This is great for Pandora but not so good for ...
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Why won't my iPod Touch play in Bose SoundDock speakers anymore?

I have owned and enjoyed the Bose SoundDock speakers for a number of years; during this time it has worked great with my iPod Mini, Video iPod, and iPod Touch. The speakers have an iPod dock that you ...
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Should I Do Anything Extra to Protect IPhone After Going to Beach?

My friend told me that the salt in the air on the beach will reduce the lifespan of iPhone. Is it true? If yes, is there anything I can do to "clean up" the salt in my iPhone?
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How to make new certificate recognised?

We have a large number of Mac Minis that are running a piece of software that we have developed and have been distributed to various clients. We recently updated our code signing certificate as the ...
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iPod Touch (4gen) camera: video same resolution as still camera?

I want to take a photo of something (an arm injury!), and I think it'll be hard to hold the camera in just the right place while I hit the touchscreen-shutter. But I could put it in video mode, and ...
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What has changed in iOS 4.2?

iOS 4.2 has just been released, and I am wondering what exactly has changed? Can I assume that the changes are different for the iPhone, iPod, and iPad?
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What devices can I Airplay to?

With AirPlay will I be able to stream to iPhone, iPod Touch, and/or iTunes, or is it only to Apple TV and 3rd party speakers?
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iOS 4.2 - What's there for the iPhone 3GS?

I have looked at iOS 4.2 wrap-ups and all I can see are features for iPad. Besides AirPrint (which does not work with my printer), is there anything for the iPhone 3GS there?
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whats the volume slider in the multitasking bar for?

I have just upgraded to iOS 4.2.1 and I don't have an Apple TV so there's no Airplay button, however I still have a volume slider in the multitasking bar? What volume does that change, and whats the ...
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Concisely starting Mac OS apps from the command line

I do a fair amount of work in the command line, and I find myself defining a lot of aliases of the form: alias skim='/Applications/Skim.app/Contents/MacOS/Skim' Is there a way to add magic such that ...
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Does iOS 4.2 improve performance on the iPhone 3G?

I've "inherited" an iPhone 3G from a friend who upgraded to iPhone 4. He had complined about the slowness of iOS 4. Although I personally have no problems with it, I was wondering if iOS 4.2 offers ...
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Does upgrading iOS change my IMEI?

Does upgrading iOS change my IMEI? I was told not by AT&T not to remove my SIM card or certain restrictions that they had placed on the iPhone, at my request, would be lifted. I want to know if ...
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Mail.app doesn't delete the draft email after I have sent it

I use Mail.app to access my Gmail account and it doesn't delete the draft email - which is created automatically - after I have sent it. How do I correct this?
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How can I see the system status during boot?

I would like to monitor the messages generated when I boot my Mac, similar to what you on a *nix box. Is there key-combo to press/hold that will let me do this?
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Is iOS 4.2 faster than 4.1 (iPod Touch)?

I've read that iOS 4.2 is faster on the iPhone 3G -- they're making a big deal out of this. Is this performance improvement limited to the 3G? I have an iPod Touch 4gen and I'm wondering if I'll see ...
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What's a reasonable approach for managing apps, associated with one iTunes account, on several iOS devices?

I have an iPhone 4, an iPad, and an iPhone 3G repurposed as a "touch" for a little one. The short of it is, there are apps I have on my iPhone 4 that I don't want on my iPad, and some on the old 3G ...
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How can I change the VoiceOver language for a song on my 6th gen iPod Nano?

Is it possible to change language used for reading song album/artist/title for certain songs? I.e. when I use slovak as default iPod nano language, but I have songs with english titles, I would like ...
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Why 3G Consume More Battery than Wifi?

From what I can recall, both 3G and Wifi should consume about the same about of battery when in operation. However, my field testing seems to indicate that 3G is more battery consuming than Wifi. Is ...
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Constrain Columns of Files in Finder to only 3?

I like how in Finder, they only have 3 columns of files before the files wrap to a new row. However, when I lend out my USB to some friends, they don't have "Snap to Grid" enabled, which causes them ...
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When will Endnote X4 for Mac be compatible with Word for Mac 2011?

In the meantime, how can one manage?
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How can I convert a Word (.doc or .docx) file to a PDF on an iPad?

I would have thought this was one of Goodreader's many tricks, but it doesn't seem to be the case.
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Possible to Hide Mac Partition When in Windows?

I've found out that if I install Windows 7 and use the Snow Leopard Boot Camp drivers (Which I need for the graphics chipset drivers.), the Mac partition appears and is read-only. I'm quite concerned ...
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Looking for a good iPhone photo viewer

I'm looking for a photo viewer that would sync with multiple (sub)folders on my computer HD (some of which are not in my MyPhoto folder), and would have a feature to do a slideshow on the iPhone.
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I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. Is this possible?

I wish I could get a new Finder window launched if I double-click the Finder icon in the dock. I'm not sure if this would be possible with an Automator script, or if I would have to try to program ...
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Is there a way to number list items in reverse order in Pages '09?

I want to create an ordered list in Pages '09 with decreasing numbers, like: 4. Most Recent Item, 2010. 3. Another Item, 2009. 2. An Old Item, 2008. 1. Oldest Item, 2007. But it looks like there is ...
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What's the little plastic clip on the headset good for?

On my iPhone headset (the one that came with the device, as well as the in-ear buds) there's a little piece of plastic that slides on the cable to one earbud, and can clip onto the other cable. It's ...
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Is there way to save google maps for offline iphone without jailbreak

I've iPhone 3Gs and want to download Google maps to use them offline with GPS. So is there a good app do that for me ? Note: i don't want to jailbreak my iPhone.
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Pages for iOS won't let me insert or replace pictures (images)

When i click on the "insert stuff" button, the window pops up with the tabs that let me pick pictures, shapes, tables, etc. If I select a table, shape, or anything but a picture, I can pick a ...
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RSS reader for iphone

I'm looking for an RSS reader that has push notifications but I can also filter the RSS feed, like there's an RSS feed I need to subscribe to but I only want to be notified about posts that contain a ...
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What tools allow for creation and editing of a PDF document on OS X?

I would like to create a PDF document with images, text and table of contents. I have also other PDF documents that I would like to merge in this new PDF. Do you know some tools/software for creating ...
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OS X Package Management

I'd like to know if anyone out there has done a comprehensive comparison of the various package manager solutions available for OS X. More specifically, I'm looking for: A list of all the major ...
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How do I get my books on the iBook store?

How do I get my books on the iBook store?
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I forgot the passcode for my iPad restrictions. How can I disable them?

I added restrictions to my iPad and I forgot the passcode for them, now what? Is there a way to remove it without resetting the device?
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Why does Microsoft Messenger 8.0 crash when I open a new chat window?

Microsoft Messenger For Mac 8.0 crashes sometimes when I try to open a new chat window. Moreover there is no any error logged in Console. My system is Mac OS X 10.6.5 at a Mac Book Pro. Find the ...
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Boot MacBook Pro into non OS X operating system from external harddisk

I have a MacBook Pro and an external HDD with Ubuntu, I can use this HDD to boot other machines into Ubuntu but no amount of pressing option would make my MacBook Pro think that the drive is bootable. ...
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How can I disable “Top Sites” in Safari/Webkit completely?

First of all, I need to clarify: I do not mean turn off the viewing of top sites in the browser, or the switch for it. I've done that. However, even after the recent 5.0.3 update, Safari constantly ...
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“not supported on this architecture” error (git) [closed]

I'm trying to install the Gitx Git client on my friend's mac and it seems to install fine but when I run it I get the following error: You cannot open the application "GitXStable" because it is not ...
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How do I change the playback speed in iTunes?

On the iPhone I can speed up the playback of podcasts to 2x. Is there a way to do the same in iTunes?
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Decreasing Image Size with Minimal Quality Loss?

I have a few scanned in images of some some pages that I need to digitise. They're each roughly around 5.1MB with 600 DPI, but I can't really afford to have scans so large because I only have around ...
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How can I make VLC output its sound through USB headphones?

Whenever I plug-in my earphones with a round connection into my MacBook Pro, the sound automatically switches to them. Whenever I plug my headphones with a USB connection (Logitech USB ClearChat ...
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Spaces makes dialogs disappear

I'll be working in a space, and then something starts bouncing in the dock (like Mail), so I switch to that space, and I see a dialog for a split second, but then it disappears. I try moving the main ...
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How to stop an iPhone 3G from using cell data, ever?

My wife has inherited my iPhone 3G and it's using a few megabytes of GPRS data every month even though she doesn't deliberately use any services that cost mobile data. The problem is that she doesn't ...

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