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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...
43
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8answers
129k views

How Can I Search A Specific Type of File in Mac?

Is there any way to search a specific type of file using Spotlight? I remember there was a special command or something that I had to put in front of the search phrase but I cannot remember it now. ...
4
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1answer
260 views

MacBook Pro keyboard backlighting loses current setting?

I recently bought the 13" MacBook Pro and using the function keys set the keyboard backlighting to be four steps below the maximum setting, as indicated by the graphic that appears on the screen. ...
6
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1answer
599 views

How can I prevent my iPod from downloading album art?

I have a first-gen iPod Nano 4GB. I live having album art in my iTunes library on my nice, big, fat, PC hard drive. However, I don't really need it on my iPod. I'd like to maximize the amount of music ...
3
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3answers
2k views

How do I set which Apache / PHP 10.6 should run?

All my problems stemmed from trying to get mcrypt for PHP installed. Last night I gave in and followed a tutorial of how to do a totally fresh apache2 and php5.3.3 install. I did this using MacPorts. ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I get rid of Safari 5's “awesome bar”?

Safari 5 came with a copycat of Firefox "awesome" bar, completing text as your type an url with history of previous title pages you've seen, and not just previous URLs. How to get rid of this ...
3
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2answers
654 views

LaunchDaemon not recognised

I've installed CouchDB via MacPorts. Now I want to start it when my Mac boots, so I executed the instructions given in the install process: sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/org.apache....
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4answers
1k views

How do I stop iOS 4 from draining the battery of my 2nd gen iPod Touch overnight?

Every since "upgrading" my 2nd generation iPod Touch to iOS 4, it seems to lose power overnight (when not plugged in). What can I do to fix this? I have tried a restore and that did not work. Seen as ...
2
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1answer
309 views

What does “The information on this page is out dated” mean when updating apps in iTunes

When ever I try to download updates of my iApps in iTunes I get a dialog that says "The information on this page is out dated". If I hit "Check for updates" again all is well. Does anyone know what ...
3
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1answer
88 views

What can I do once my jailbroken iPhone gets a data plan attached by AT&T?

I noticed my phone bill had a data plan attached this month to my jailbroken iPhone -- is there any way to get around this?
5
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2answers
4k views

Delete some remembered text from Browser TextBox

in Windows you can put the curser on text box (focus on it) and push down arrow key ( down ) and the list of all text that textbox was remembered was shown, then you can move on them by up and sown ...
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7answers
42k views

Why is my MacBook Pro's screen going black for a second?

I have a new MacBook Pro, when I'm using it the screen goes suddenly blank for a second and comes back, it feels like as if someone unplugged my screen and plugged it back immediately.. why does this ...
5
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1answer
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What does the error “iTunes could not restore the iPod 'NAME' because the backup could not be saved on the computer.” mean?

My iPod was acting up (the clock was going out of sync, it often became unresponsive to touch) so before contacting Apple I decided to try a Backup & Restore. I plugged in my iPod and pressed "...
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7answers
36k views

Can I get windows 7 like window resizing on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a nice new feature for moving around windows. The one that I am particularly interested in is: Windows Key + Left/Right : Move the window to the left or right of the screen, or over ...
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3answers
538 views

What are the development tools on the Mac?

Are there any development tools like NetBeans or Eclipse on OS X that I can use to write an application?
3
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4answers
25k views

How can I move my local e-mail folders in Mail.app from my old Mac to my new Mac?

Including all e-mail messages contained in these local folders ofcourse.
6
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1answer
2k views

How do I keep Last.fm from scrobbling podcasts?

I would like to use last.fm to just keep track of what music I listen to, but I listen to a lot of podcasts as well, using both iTunes and my iPhone. Is there any way to prevent the Last.fm ...
4
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1answer
2k views

A better dashboard dictionary widget

I find the default dictionary dashboard widget on my MacBook Pro to be very annoying. One, you type in a misspelled word and it says, ""x" could not be found" instead of being helpful and offering ...
3
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4answers
5k views

How common are stuck or dead pixels on the MacBook Pro?

I purchased a new Macbook Pro (15.4" with 500GB HDD), and discovered it had a stuck pixel in the centre of the screen. This pixel was always lit green, and any attempts to resolve it myself didn't ...
7
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3answers
979 views

Centralized update for third party apps

I kind of hate it when applications, which I start, at first search for updates. It's not the updates. Well I fire up an app because I want / need to use it (now). I liked the centralized, system wide ...
5
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2answers
3k views

Is there a usable iOS4 Terminal App?

Mobile Terminal 426 appears to be the only non-crashing iOS4 Terminal App. Unfortunately it's missing all of its convenience features, like gestures. Are there alternatives?
3
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1answer
875 views

iTunes Does Not Automatically Sync

I just installed iTunes 9.2.5 (x64) on a new laptop, and iTunes is not automatically syncing when my iPhone is plugged in. The preference "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" ...
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2answers
570 views

iOS 4 and Landscape Orientation Lock for iPhone

iOS 4 allows you to lock your iPhone in portrait mode by double clicking the Home button, swiping the dock left, and clicking on the lock icon. However, it does not appear to allow you to lock the ...
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2answers
600 views

Facebook and Mint Badges seem to be ignoring iOS 4 Notifications Settings

I have Badges turned off for the Facebook and Mint applications on my iPhone 4 running 4.0.2 (Settings -> Notifications -> Facebook/Mint -> Badges: OFF ). I have Alerts and Sounds turned on. Despite ...
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3answers
6k views

Is there a safe way to move the /Users folder to a separate volume/drive?

I have an SSD on the way and will be moving my HDD to the optical bay slot in my MBP. I want to boot from the SSD and store my /Users folder on the HDD. I've seen the way that everyone suggest ...
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5answers
2k views

Phone Numbers to be ignored

Apparently someone has given my number has his telephone number to a whole bunch of offices, and I am getting a lot of calls on my phone asking for him! Is there a setting on the iPhone 3GS - OS 4.0....
2
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4answers
390 views

Recommendations for purchasing low cost but Powerful Macs [closed]

I've started to a lot of video editing with Adobe Premiere CS5 and After Effects CS5. I don't really have the money for a new Mac Pro. I feel that laptops are general underpowered and I have no need ...
3
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4answers
3k views

Should I use MaxiVista or Air Display for a Windows 7 monitor extender?

I'm about to go on a trip and I'm wondering if anyone has tried both MaxiVista and Air Display as monitor extenders for Win7. MaxiVista was first on a PC and Air Display is still in beta for PC.
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2answers
2k views

App that scans local network for shared folders?

I'm looking for an application that can scan my local network and report any shared folders it finds. I've tried iStumbler, but it only gives you information on machines that are sharing with Bonjour....
4
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5answers
428 views

Free viewer for Excel files other than OpenOffice

Other than OpenOffice, can you suggest a light free viewer for Excel files?
7
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3answers
2k views

How can I make Back to my Mac Screen Sharing go full screen?

I've got two macs, both with the same monitor. When I use Back to my Mac Screen Sharing from Mac A to Mac B, I see the full screen of Mac B, but it's in a window on Mac A, and the image is scaled a ...
3
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1answer
146 views

Search a phrase using Spotlight

I find Spotlight very very useful, however I would like to be able to search for documents that contain a given phrase, i.e. words appearing together, instead of anywhere in a document. Do you know of ...
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1answer
5k views

How to disable syncing applications without uninstalling them?

When I disable syncing apps with my iPad, iTunes uninstalls all apps. How can I make iTunes not mess with it and leave the apps on it, even if I disable synchronization? I tried disconnecting ...
11
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3answers
134k views

How do I use time machine to restore my entire computer, rather than a file?

Is is possible? What is the easiest (most hassle-free) way of accomplishing this?
13
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3answers
5k views

Is it safe to always leave a Macbook Pro on?

I have an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse connected to my Macbook Pro. I have the lid closed and have it running. I run it as if it were a desktop PC, always on. I only shut off the LCD ...
0
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1answer
1k views

How do I find a modem driver for Mac?

I'm not familiar with OS X. I'm trying to find a way to get a modem (Huawei ETS 1201, which I believe can only be connected using a USB cable) driver for OS X Leopard (on a MacBook Pro) for a friend. ...
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2answers
560 views

How to move only purchased music from iPhone

I have multiple Macs registered to my iTunes account. If I plug my iPhone in to any Mac other than the one I usually sync with it, I have the option to transfer purchased items from my iPhone to the ...
4
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2answers
416 views

Add the bookmarks bar to internal browsers of iPad apps

Apps like Twitterific and Flipboard are great but I want to be able to use the "Offline Pages" app to save the text of a link so I can read it later. In Twitterific, when I touch a link it opens in an ...
11
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3answers
7k views

Is there a way to change font sizes system-wide while preserving UI resolution?

I have a 17" widescreen mac book pro (1920 x 1080) and find it hard to read the small fonts in the finder menu and in the Finder let hand panel even though my vision is good. Even the font's in most ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I resize a window that doesn't have the grabbing part on the bottom right?

I have Hulu desktop running and I want to make the window smaller, there are no lines which are usually present on windows for resizing on the bottom right corner, though. On windows I could right-...
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8answers
10k views

How do I uninstall a program completely on a Mac?

I come from a PC background... every time I want to uninstall an application, I must use add/remove programs. On the mac, you can simply run a .app file from wherever you want, and many say that the ...
2
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2answers
2k views

How can I change which application is launched when I press the play button on my remote?

My mac mini came with a remote control. When I press the play button, iTunes is launched. How can I change what happens when I press this button (e.g. launch a different program)?
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6answers
15k views

Can anyone recommend a decent free stop watch widget for MacOSX?

I would like something that is simple to use.
13
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6answers
11k views

How can I use NTFS partitions in OS X?

My coworkers use NTFS partitions, and I can't share my data with them, as NTFS on Mac OS X is read-only. How can I read and write onto NTFS partitions?
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19answers
10k views

Which are the OS X Dashboard Widgets you can't live without?

I don't use widgets that much, but one particular widget makes the dashboard useful to me. That's iStat iStat Pro is a highly configurable widget that lets you monitor every aspect of your Mac, ...
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7answers
2k views

Is there a good / acceptable blog-publishing application on Mac OS X?

On Windows, there is the pretty good Windows Live Writer. I have always been told that there is no equivalent on Mac. What would be the best alternative? Some details about pros/cons, missing ...
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2answers
729 views

My personal settings on OS X disappear after booting Windows (XP or 7) on my MacBook Pro

I installed Windows 7 (and XP before) on my MacBook Pro and whenever I boot my Windows and after that boot my OS X my clock shows the wrong time and my login items that I set in the system preference >...
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10answers
9k views

Are there any apps to diagnose a Macbook battery?

My girlfriend's battery won't last 1 second, so it obviously needs replaced. But I just bought a new battery from Apple a few months ago and it seems to discharge extremely quickly. Are there any ...
7
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4answers
991 views

What is the best option to protect our Laptop?

Because any MacBook Pro in a table can be easily pick up by thieves, and we do have always our current work there (though all backed up, by Dropbox or external HD), my question is Should we protect ...
3
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2answers
278 views

What are some of your best iTunes add-ins? [closed]

I realized recently that iTunes has add-ins. What are the add-ins that add value to iTunes on Windows? One add-in per answer please.

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