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iPhone Music Playing App That Uses Album Artist?

I have a lot of compilation albums where each track is by a different artist, but I have the Album Artist tag set to "Various Artists" (or in the case of some soundtracks, the main artist's name). ...
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How to make a KVR1333D3S9 work with a MacBook Pro 7.1?

I recently bought a couple of memory modules from Kingston to be used on my MacBookPro 13" 7.1, they are KVR1333D3S9/4G which should work fine with the computer as the frequency and latency is ...
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Swapping existing hard drive into new laptop

I'm currently running 10.6.6 and my MBP has a nice and speedy SSD in it. My plan is to replace my current laptop with one of the new ones just announced today. Is it possible to simply take the SSD ...
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Jailbroken iPhone dead; What firmware “load” options do I have?

I jailbroke my original iPhone first gen to version 3.14 (I think) and since then I'm unable to use the phone. I've done this before and never once had an issue (so I'm semi-experienced with this). ...
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What manufacturer and model SSD drive are in the Early 2011 MacBook Pro?

Thinking about getting the new MBP but cannot decide if the SSD upgrade is worth it; $100 dollars to bump to the 128 is small money but SSD drives vary widely in performance. trying to decide if I ...
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Restore iphone backup to windows

A few months back I sold my Iphone 3G because I was going to get 4 instead. Unfortunately my windows machine crashed and I was forced to reinstall from scratch. I now plan to (finally) purchase the ...
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Can I use my iPhone charger for charging other USB based devices?

Is it OK to use my iPhone charger for charging other USB powered devices like the Kindle or a digital camera (with a rechargeable battery)? Can it cause any damage to the charger or to the device ...
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Does Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors to a MacBook Pro?

This has always been a big want for me. I love using multi-monitor setups but only want a single laptop. Does the 2011 MBP Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors together? I know that you can ...
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Do the 2011 MacBook Pros support a user-installed SSD in place of the HD

On the iMac there is some thermal sensor that connects to the hard drive and makes this a bit tricky since non-Apple SSDs don't have that feature. Is this true for the 2011 MacBook Pros?
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Audio out of sync in Final Cut Pro

I have converted my video files from .MTS to ProRes (Proxy). When I play them back in QuickTime everything is fine. When I import them into Final Cut pro, they start getting out of sync with the audio ...
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How can I save my web access login on the iPod Touch?

Whenever I try to use the internet on my iPod Touch the Log In screen slides up displaying the log in page for the internet service I'm utilizing (like you'd typically get at hotels, airports, etc). ...
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iPhone 4 “A Series” battery?

I was just about to order a replacement for my iphone 4, when I noticed there are apparently two different types. Both are claimed to be genuine apple batteries, however one costs nearly 10GBP more ...
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Automatically move files when inserting SD card?

Is there a way to detect the insertion of an SD card so it would be possible to automatically move specific files (photos in subdirectory) to another location? I do not want a photo application to ...
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Parallels Desktop is using my home directory for a VMs home directory

I have installed Windows Vista on a Parallels Desktop virtual machine on my MacBook Air. But it seem that my Windows Vista home directory is stored in my Mac OS X home directory. E.g. at my Mac OS X ...
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How to I go from .flac to .mp3 using LAME & FLAC using the Terminal alone?

For a long time I've been using a relative clunky technique which involves Audacity with a LAME plugin. This is fine I guess, but the appeal of the Terminal approach is I can be a little finer grained ...
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How can I format Time Capsule?

How can I format the Time Capsule hard disk?
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What is the difference between console.log and system.log?

I am checking system logs via the Console utility. I am wondering what the difference is between the console.log and system.log file?
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Does powertop work with Mac OS X Snow Leopard or are there other power profiling utilities?

I recently came across a blog post highlighting powertop for Linux (see: http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/powertop/). Based on the FAQ, powertop relies on the fact that the Linux kernel is now ...
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Suspending VMWare Fusion instance that uses Boot Camp partition?

I run my Windows 7 that's installed on Boot Camp via VMWare Fusion. I like keeping it open so that I don't need to wait 3 minutes until it starts up and so that I don't need to login every time I ...
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What are the differences between minimizing and hiding an application?

Coming from a Windows background, I'm confused about the concepts of minimizing windows and hiding applications. What are the differences between the two, and when would you want to use one method ...
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Need a dock/cable that can charge through AC while connected to USB

[I'm an iPhone newbie, I hope the question isn't too stupid] I want to be able to put my iPhone 4 in a dock and have it connected to my computer for syncing, but I want it to charge from an AC ...
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Why do some of my programs get terminated when the screensaver runs?

I have Mac with OS X 10.6.6 running. When the screensaver gets started and runs for a few minutes (10 or 15?) Thunderbind, Firefox and a few other programs gets terminated because OS X seems to want ...
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OS X Automator send mail

I would like to create an Automator application that reads the address book and sends an email from the default email account with the content of the addr. book search result. Everything works except ...
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Not working

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 computer. Connecting my usb flash stick doesn't do anything, I tried both ports but not working. I tried connecting an iPad, the iPad charges but it doesn't open show in ...
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Launch default browser spotlight shortcut?

I often switch my default browser between Safari and Chrome. I would like to create a shortcut that will launch the default browser, whatever that may be. This way I don't have to remember what my ...
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Error 1601 in iTunes when trying to restore a custom firmware

What is the solution if you get Error 1601 in iTunes when trying to restore a custom firmware (shift+restore) and device in DFU mode. In case it matters, Windows x64, iTunes 10.1, firmware created ...
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What models of Core i7 are available in the MacBook Pro

The currentprevious 17" MacBook Pro has three CPU options: 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 [Subtract $360.00] 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 [Subtract $180.00] 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Does anyone know what the exact CPU ...
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Why can my Mac charge my iPad but other computers can't?

What do Macs do differently so its USB ports can charge my iPad, but if I plug into a USB port on my PC I get the "not charging" message?
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How to jump to a location using mouse on iTerm/terminal?

I work on a terminal most of the time. Is there an application / plugin over iTerm or any other terminal like application using which I can control the cursor location of my terminal using a mouse ?
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Detaching from Active Directory and keeping mobile accounts

I have a MacBook Pro which is attached to an AD domain. The user has a domain account which is Administrator, Managed and Mobile - the home directory is on the local machine. The company is closing ...
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CPU at 100% for a long time - Harmful or not?

On my 2010 MBP, I want to encode several hours of video, which will end up with the CPU used at 100% for a long time and the MBP heating quite a lot. Is this considered as normal use (I would say yes,...
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How to open FrameMaker files on a Mac with OS X?

I have some old FrameMaker documents on my Mac (Intel Core Duo, OS X 1.6.6). Is there any way to open this files (readonly would be ok)? I cannot use the FrameMaker 10 trial from Adobe, because it is ...
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Turn off Anti-Aliasing on Mac

This is a followup to the Stack Overflow question, Why does there appear to be a different number of unique colors available on the Mac as compared to Windows? How can I turn off anti-aliasing on a ...
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How can I add a private key to my keychain?

I am trying to add myRepositoryKey to my Mac keychain utility so . I exported this item in OpenRSA format from Putty. When I try to use Import Items, the file is unselectable. What do I need to do to ...
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How do I connect my Mac to Wi-Fi automatically?

I have a Macbook Pro running Mac OS X, but it doesn't connect to Wi-Fi automatically. If I turn Wi-Fi on, I then have to manually select the network. Is there some way to change this behaviour?
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Why are USB devices drawing power, but not being recognized by the OS?

I have an issue with the USB ports on my Macbook Pro. When I plug a device in, the device draws the power, but nothing else happen. This is what I know about this problem: 1- USB Prober can see the ...
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How do I get the latest drivers for boot camp and windows 7

I have read the setup guide, but what is either not clear or I just missed, is how the updated drivers that I download via the apple update get to my windows partition. All I read is that I have to ...
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Transfer file between iPhones using Bluetooh

Can I transfer data between two iPhones via Bluetooth?
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How to resolve repeated emails asking for verification of my Apple ID?

I have received my email to verify my Apple ID, but when I click on the verify now it will not open a verification window in Internet Explorer 8. I receive the error "Internet Explorer cannot display ...
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Why doesn't iTunes detect my iPhone?

When I connect my iPhone 3GS to my computer, iTunes does not detect it. The phone displays the green battery meter indicating it's charging, System Profiler detects an "iPhone" connected to the USB ...
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MacBook Pro Kernel Panic on Boot - even without a hard drive installed

My (Discrete, not Unibody) MBP (2007-ish) just started to kernel panic on boot. Pulled the HDD, which boots via USB on my Mini - hopefully ruling out a HDD or data/OS issue. I've disconnected the ...
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How do I undo overwriting my /usr/local/bin folder?

I think i overwrote my /usr/local/bin folder - any way to undo this? I was installing MacVim and did the following command: sudo mv mvim /usr/local/bin Now instead of copying mvim into my /usr/...
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Why does Reply All also reply to me?

I've setup an Exchange account to point to my work address and it works pretty well. The only annoyance is that if I receive an email that has several recipients, pressing Reply All, also includes me ...
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Copy photos off iPhone without iPhoto?

I have a Mac that doesn't have iPhoto installed on it, which I use for syncing with my iPhone. Is there any way I can copy images from my phone to my Mac (other than email) without purchasing a copy ...
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How to use the mysql I just installed?

I have installed mysql in Mac OS X 10.6.6. However I don't know how to get to the mysql prompt. Sarbbottam-Bandyopadhyays-MacBook-Pro:bin sarbbottam$ pwd /usr/local/mysql/bin Sarbbottam-...
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Is there a Quick Look plug-in for ZIP files?

Is there a Quick Look plug-in that works with ZIP files, and that lists all the files contained in the archive? It is also fine if it lists at least some of the files.
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Missing Faces When Creating iPhoto '11 Smart Album

I am having trouble creating a Smart Album based on Faces in iPhoto '11. Whenever I set up a Smart Album condition using "Face IS" the third drop-down menu is populated with a list of my Faces. This ...
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How to get MacVim to autoload ~/.vim/syntax

This might be something quirky about MacVim, so I'll ask here. I put a syntax file in ~/.vim/syntax, but it doesn't load. I have syntax on in my .vimrc. When I open the editor, :scriptnames doesn't ...
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Should I virtualize Windows on Mac OS X using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion?

I have a MacBook Air and would like to install Windows Vista in a virtual machine, so I can use both Mac OS X and Windows at the same time. I have tried with VirtualBox, but it performed very bad and ...
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New File Action in Finder

Why finder doesn't have 'New File', but 'New Folder'? Is there any way/tool for having 'New File' in Finder? ADDED Pathfinder provides the feature of making 'New File'. I need this function in ...

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