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How do I eject the Time Machine backup drive automatically after each backup?

How do I set Time Machine to eject my external Time Machine backup drive automatically after each backup?
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Can the hard drive in an Apple TV be upgraded? How?

I own an Apple TV, with 160GB of internal storage. I'm interested in replacing that hard drive with a larger one, perhaps 640GB, or else the largest 2.5" drive I can get that would be compatible. Is ...
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4answers
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Can I install a full copy of Snow Leopard on an Apple TV?

I have both a legitimate, store-bought retail license for OS X Snow Leopard, and I own an Apple TV. (Neither were stolen, copied, etc. ;-) Is it possible to install OS X Snow Leopard on an Apple TV? ...
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10answers
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Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac?

Some videos on websites have the sound volume so low that even with all sound settings at maximum levels it's hard to listen. I'm looking for an app that would allow me to boost the Mac's volume. ...
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2answers
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Mac Pro upgrade path

I'm considering a Mac Pro purchase but cannot afford the one I really want. The question is this; Can the cheapest Mac Pro 5,1 single quad-core Nehalem 2.8 GHz be upgraded to the dual six-core ...
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3answers
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3G Access Only for iPad?

I am considering recommending an iPad for an older relative that currently has no computer and no Internet access. I get reasonable 3G reception from this person's home. Internet access options start ...
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1answer
2k views

Mount home sparsebundle when SSH

I'm using FileVault to encrypt my homedir. But when I'm not logged (locally) into my remote machine and I'm connecting to it trough SSH my home contains only the sparsebundle file. How can I mount it ...
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4answers
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Problem with “Always Open With” in OS X

I want know how can I apply a software to open all my same document, for example I want to open all my PDF document with Skim but when I right click on it> open with > other and choose my desired ...
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2answers
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Should I use a network-attached Time Capsule or a USB external drive with my MacBook Air?

I love Macbook Air, but disk space is a real issue. This is most obvious when using it as main machine - media from iTunes and iPhoto in particular ends up leaving you with very little working space. ...
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2answers
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How do I select a file or directory inside a package?

When an application pops up the Mac OS X standard file or directory chooser dialog it won't allow me to open packages so that I can select something within. Is there a way to do this without creating ...
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4answers
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iPhone stuck at “No SIM card installed”

I "retired" my old iPhone 3GS when I got my shiny new iPhone 4 and I was happily using it as an iPod touch with camera and compass. However, I made the mistake of throwing away the SIM inside the 3GS,...
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2answers
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Why aren't my iPhone 4 keychains being saved?

I accidentally deleted my "var/keychains" folder in my jailbroken iPhone 4 thinking that it would solve a problem to a tweak that wasn't work, and now my iPhone is not recognizing the passwords I ...
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1answer
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Does the iPod Classic respond to the clicker buttons on the iPhone earbuds?

I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the iPad supports the clickers on the iPhone headphones (volume up/down, play/pause, etc). Does the most recent iPod Classic series respond to these buttons ...
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1answer
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Is there a non-Rosetta app for Snow Leopard similar to Hotspot Shield?

Is there any application similar to Hotspot Shield that I can use in Snow Leopard without requiring Rosetta? For those who don't know, Hotspot Shield provides a VPN access so you can browse ...
4
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1answer
285 views

Change Dock Expose Activation Time

Is there a way to change the amount of time you have to click and hold on a Dock icon to activate Dock Expose? or maybe tie the right click to activate it?
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5answers
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Should I stick with programming on my Apple or switch to Linux?

I was wondering whether or not the switch to Linux would be worth it. I feel like programming on my MacBook Pro is fine and I was wondering what the advantages would be for staying or switching. ...
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4answers
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Is there a better way to travel internationally with an iPhone (3GS/4 specifically)?

I've travelled to Europe and Asia quite a bit with iPhones with no problems (I live in the US), except for the fact that making calls anywhere outside the US is crazy expensive and of course I wouldn'...
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1answer
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Can I set the stereo Bluetooth profile as the default, or remove the mono profile?

Whenever I turn on my Nokia bluetooth headphones they automatically connect to my Macbook. The problem is they always connect to the Mono (and not the Stereo) profile. So I have to disconnect and ...
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7answers
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Is an iPhone call recorder theoretically possible?

NOTE: I know neither the iPhone SDK or Objective C, just wondering if possible. I know obviously it would have to be on a Jailbroken device anyway, but it is technically possible for a iPhone call ...
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1answer
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iPhone says “The Apple Id you entered Couldn't be found or was incorrect. Please try again.”

All of a sudden my iPhone 4 (iOS4.0.2) can no longer download apps. It says: The Apple Id you entered Couldn't be found or was incorrect. Please try again. I know for certain that the password is ...
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2answers
2k views

What was the very first Apple product?

I am wondering what was the very first apple product? I have heard that they have made PDA's and drawing tablet type products in the past (early days)?
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21answers
149k views

How to retrieve windows that have moved 'off-screen'

I have this problem sometimes with my dual-screen setup, especially when I'm juggling lots of things around. Occasionally I seem to be able to move a window entirely off-screen (I'm not quite sure ...
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86answers
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What iPhone apps can't you live without? [closed]

What are your "must-have" iPhone or iPod touch apps—the ones you can't live without? (Figuratively speaking, I hope.) Please omit apps that come pre-installed. Rules One app per answer. Use this ...
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2answers
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How can I share my iMac's internet connection with my iPad?

i have an iMac, that has internet access via cable (no WiFi). I know, that my iMac has Wi-Fi access point. How can I share the internet connection of iMac with iPad?
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4answers
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How do I remove files from iTunes which have been deleted on disk?

When cleaning up my disk I deleted a couple of files from my music collection which iTunes was managing. Now when I try to sync a device I get an error message that it can't sync these files because ...
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7answers
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What are some useful ways to use Automator?

I've been using OS X for 3 generations of the OS already (Tiger --> Leopard --> SL) but haven't really ventured in using Automator much. What are the best ways to use Automator? (Best uses, time ...
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6answers
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How can I mount an SMB share from the command line?

I would like to mount an SMB network share from the command line (terminal); how would I go about that? I am using Mac OS X 10.6.4.
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3answers
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Bluetooth GPS on iPad

I have purchase a iPad (non 3g model) and have also recently started using an application called Foreflight for my personal flight planning while getting my private pilots license. I would love to be ...
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1answer
367 views

iMac gamma problem

I have an iMac 24", running OSX 10.5.8. I noticed sometimes when I wake my Mac from screensaver, the gamma is off. The screen becomes very white-washed looking. I can get it back to normal gamma by ...
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26answers
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Great iOS Games [closed]

Community Wiki questions can be a great tool for this site, but they require active curation by the person who posted them, and the question needs to be asked in a way that makes the answers more than ...
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30answers
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What are some great OS X games? [closed]

Despite being a "subjective" question, it is a useful one for newcomers to the Apple platform, and serves to aide the lacking gaming community. What are your favorite OS X games? Rules: Limit to ...
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2answers
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iPhone 4 free case - replacing phone voids current order?

I have recently had my iPhone replaced. An order for the free bumper case had already been placed using my old phone for which I received a confirmation email, but I did not get an email stating that ...
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1answer
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MobileMe iDisk Folders

What are the following (default) iDisk folders used for: Backup Groups Library Sites Software Web If you delete them and wait a few minutes they will re-appear, but I do not know what they are used ...
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iMac screen fogging up

I leave my iMac (24') next to the sliding door in the lounge at night. The door remains open, so the air gets very cold at night. When I turn my computer on in the morning the screen fogs up inside, ...
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1answer
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iMac WiFi issue

I leave my iMac (24') on almost 24/7, putting it to sleep while not in use. Sometimes when I resume from sleep I encounter the following: WiFi shows full signal Loading web page in Safari loads ...
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2answers
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Change Login screen background

Is there a way to change the login screen in Snow Leopard? I do not like the way the purple 'time machine' background looks and can't seem to find anyplace to change this.
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6answers
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How can I unstick my trackpad button?

The trackpad button on my 2007 Macbook Pro seems to be sticking. Specifically, it's stuck in the "down" position, which means I'm selecting pretty much everything all the time (you wouldn't believe ...
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1answer
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Snow leopard server: use a NAS volume as share point

I have a mounted nas volume (/Volumes/Volume_1) and i would like to create a share point on this, so that it can be accessed via FTP or whatever. Yet, when in server admin > file sharing, I cannot ...
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How can I sync my google calendar with my work exchange calendar with my iphone calendar?

Basically I'd like changes in all of these to be reflected on my iphone... but it would be cool to have all three completely synched. Google Calendar: - has multiple calendars (some public, some ...
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14answers
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How long should my MacBook Pro battery last?

I have brand new Macbook Pro (15", i5 2.4GHz, 4Gb RAM) purchased at the end of May 2010 and Apple advertises up to 7 hours of wireless web battery life, however I consistently getting only about 4 ...
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2answers
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Which of the Apple provided free iPhone 4 cases has a large free area for dock connectors?

I have an iPhone 4 and am contemplating which of the free cases I should get. I bought a basic case at Best Buy when I bought my phone. The big problem I have with this one is that the opening at ...
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4answers
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How can I set up a virtual machine on my MacBook Pro?

Ideally, I'm looking for free or low-cost solutions... I'd like to test out a variety of operating systems (windows, linux, mac os, etc). Any help is appreciated!
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1answer
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Sorting of photos, on ipad [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iPad organizing photos What is the criterion for sorting photos, are used by iTunes, when you are uploading them to iPad? I'm just trying to arrange photos in right order, ...
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4answers
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Why is my Macbook Pro getting so slow?

On my MacBook Pro (Year 2009) it takes a long time until I'm logged in or until when a program is started. From day to dayit's getting slower. Programs like Safari or Word or MonoDevelop take up to 2 ...
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8answers
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How can I show multiple Google calendars in iPhone's calendar app?

I setup my iPhone 3GS with iOS 4 to sync with my Google account according to the instructions from Google. Somehow, only the default Google calendar with my name is shown in the Calendar app. What ...
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1answer
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Upload photos to specified photo album, on iPad

Are there any ways to move photos from the default album to a specified album? Maybe there exist some iPad apps for that? I know how to do that using iTunes, but you know, it's very uncomfortable :(
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7answers
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How do you use iPad? [closed]

I've bought the device lately and I use it almost everyday for mail, calendars, web and such stuff. But I have a feeling that I haven't even scratched the surface. Could you share your own ways of ...
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2007 Macbook shows black screen and cursor when woken from sleep. What should I do?

When I open the lid from my MacBook, occasionally (not always) it will just show a black screen and a cursor, and the hard drive is spinning, but the log on dialog will never show up. Sometimes it ...
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3answers
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Can I move an existing iPhoto library to a location on a network-drive so I can use it from multiple apple computers?

How do I do that? (including what I need to do to iPhoto on all my apple computers) Are there any disadvantages?
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iOS MobileMe Sync

Hey does anyone know if there is a public framework to sync data between iOS devices using MobileMe? I've tried googling it and have come up empty.

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