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HDR photos on iPhone 3GS with iOS4.1

I've just installed iOS 4.1 on my iPhone 3GS, and want to try the new HDR feature in the Camera App... But it doesn't seem to be available. Is it possible to use it in the 3GS? Do I need to do ...
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Run Keynote Presentation in a Window

Is there a way to run a Keynote presentation in a window instead of fullscreen? I changed the resolution to one smaller than my display, and it displays it centered. I need it in the upper left ...
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Reduce colors from Millions to Thousands

I was trying to run a Keynote presentation on a secondary display and Keynote told me that I didn't have enough video RAM and either needed to reduce the resolution or number of colors from Millions ...
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Why can Mac OS X 32-bit access all 4GB of memory, while Windows 32-bit can't?

I don't understand why Mac OS X 32-bit kernel can access all 4GB of memory (and even more) while Windows 32-bit can only work with ~ 3,3 GB, and for using more than 4GB you need 64-bit Windows. Even ...
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Start/stop internet sharing from a script?

Is there a way to start/stop internet sharing from the command line or maybe an apple script? The thing is that I move around my laptop between home and work. At one place I get wireless internet (...
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How to convert a pdf file into a text file?

Is there an easy way to extract plain text from a pdf file? On *nix systems I used to have a command ps2ascii that would do the job, but it seems that this command is not installed by default on my ...
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Is it possible to show multi-level threads in Mail.app?

I like the threaded view for mail.app, but it only groups the messages per thread. In other words, there's only two levels: the original messages, and all the replies that came after that. Is it ...
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Which songs in my iTunes library are DRM protected?

Is there an easy way to obtain a list of all songs in my iTunes library that are protected by DRM?
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How hard can it be to add a “rotate” action?

Can you guys teach me how to rotate an image so that when sent by email we actually send it in the right rotation?
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Mac or Macintosh

Commercially speaking they are the same, as stated by Wikipedia, but what should be the correct way to name our precious personal devices?
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Office '08 Can't Read Chinese Characters in Windows-Created Docs?

One of my friends had recently purchased a MacBook Pro 13" and had been astounded to find that he couldn't read some of his old documents that were in Chinese in Office 2008. All the characters had ...
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How do you prevent an iPod Classic (and other iPods) from losing ratings on sync

On a number of occasions I have synced my iPod after several months of ratings only to have all of my meticulously applied stars get erased from the iPod Classic. I switched from the more convenient ...
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Disconnecting an iPhone from Exchange while preserving data

If an iPhone is configured to sync with Exchange, what's the best way to break that connection while preserving all the contact and note data on the phone? Is it enough to remove the Exchange account ...
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How to find songs on iPod

I recently downloaded a YouTube playlist, ripped the audio, and added it to my iPod/iTunes library. Currently the songs are in my "Recently Added" playlist, but once they disappear from there, I don't ...
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What to do with broken iPhone 3G?

A friend order an iPhone 4 to replace his iPhone 3G which has a cracked screen. He offered it to me. I have AT&T on a family plan with no text or data. What should I do with the phone? I'm open ...
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How to sync two iPhones to the same Mac and to Nike+?

The two iPhones appears in iTunes but the run data is not synced with Nike+
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Performance hit of installing a new hard drive in a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 5,3 with a 7200 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I am running out of space and I have been considering upgrading with Western Digital's 1 TB laptop hard drive. I am just curious if I am ...
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How do I Convert FLAC files to ALAC for iTunes?

I have a pretty large music library in FLAC, and I need to import it to my iTunes library somehow. I want to use the ALAC format to keep everything lossless so I can transcode to different lossy ...
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What is jail breaking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the benefits of iPhone jailbreak? What is jail breaking? Why do people do it? What is the advantage and disadvantage?
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Is there console mode in Mac OS X?

Is there something like Linux console in Mac OS X? Like "terminal", but without running graphics environment.
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Is there a cheaper alternative to cinema displays?

Apple displays are great, except for the price. I'm looking to replace my LG 19" display with a 24". I can't find any screen that isn't overly widescreen, it's ridiculous ! Wide is good but too wide ...
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How to unlock an iPhone 3G with iOS 4.1?

I have an iPhone 3G with 3.1.3 firmware. I want to upgrade it to 4.1, but I can't find information on how to then jailbreak it (I want it to work with any mobile provider). Is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to redefine what Keynote interprets as bold and normal for a particular font?

When working in Keynote I like to use medium and light fonts instead of bold and normal. This causes me a problem because when I hit apple-b to embolden something I want the font to be switched to ...
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What setting causes OS X to let you resize windows behind the dock?

I've set up my fair share of Macs over the years, but I've never been able to pinpoint what setting tells OS X that you're ok with being able to drag-resize a window vertically so that it goes behind ...
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Italian language dictionary for Safari

Is there a way I can add the italian language to Safari's built in spelling support?
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Make iTunes delete old listened podcasts (after a while)

I would like iTunes to automatically delete the downloaded file after I had listened to it. Ideally I would like to be able to keep them for a few days after I had listened to it but it's not ...
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What's the trivial difference between the 15“ and 17” versions of the MacBook Pro?

What can I ask on the phone to a Mac user who has a MacBook Pro (Alu), but doesn't know if it's a 15 or a 17 one (and don't have a tool to measure the screen) What can I ask him to look at to tell me ...
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How can I allow incoming SSH (SCP) connections?

How can I allow incoming SSH connections on my mac (Mac OS X 10.6.4) from other machines on the same network? Every time I'm trying to scp something on the machine I get a Connection refused error.
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What is the best key remapper tool?

I use international keyboards which have ` (~ with shift) next to Z key. I'm used to having `/~ key next to 1 (currently, this key produces § or ± with shift, which I don't use at all). My goal is to ...
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Mail: Separate unread counts (badges) on dock icon for different accounts

I have multiple accounts configured in Mail and I would like to see the separate unread counts in the dock icon. I was looking at dockstar. When I google I see that another plugin Mailbadger is also ...
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Is it possible to hide the scrollbar in Terminal?

In the 10.4 or maybe 10.5 versions of Terminal.app it was possible to hide the scrollbar completely. Does anyone know if this is still possible in the 10.6 version of Terminal.app?
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iPhone App for Weather Push Notifications

Is there an app that sends weather alerts push notification to the iPhone? I have seen similar apps on Andriod but haven't seen one for the iPhone.
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Installing applications from disk images - what about the resources?

I know that the way to install an application on Mac is to drag the icon from the disk image onto applications. Often these folders don't just contain an application but resources (such as a readme as ...
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External disk stalls iMac

I have a weird problem with an external disk connected to my 27" iMac running OS X 10.6.5. It is a 1TB LaCie d2 Quadra and it is connected through Firewire. I use this disk primarily for Time ...
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Decompressing .sit file

I have recently downloaded a .sit archive file. Is there a way to decompress it at the command line?
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Are there headset adapters usable for MacBook Pros?

I bought a headset, and it has a (obviously) male headphone input and microphone output. Problem is, MacBook Pros don't have a microphone input. Instead, they have an audio line in. However, ...
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When I put events on my MobileMe calendar, syncing causes numerous duplicates to appear

Anyone encounter this, or know how to prevent it? I'm syncing two MacBooks, an iPad and two iPhones. Each entry appears one to five times once it syncs.
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Is there a way to remove the artist name from a large number of titles in itunes?

I have a few hundred mp3's which are labeled, e.g., "Rush - 01 - actual title of song". Is there a way to automatically remove "Rush - XX - " form the title names?
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Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid?

The most common use case I have for this is when I'm playing music over AirTunes, but don't want an open laptop laying around. Or when I'm syncing or downloading something. This isn't the same as ...
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How do I cancel a download in iTunes on the iPad?

I have selected to download a few podcasts in iTunes on my iPad but have decided that I don't want them anymore (they're audio only and I would prefer to listen to them on my laptop instead). Is there ...
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How to convert iOS backup from 4.0 to 3.x

Is there a way to convert an iOS 4 backup to format that was used in iOS 3. I have an iPhone 3G and iOS 4 runs really slow on it. I have succesfuly downgraded the firmware back to 3.1.3 but now I can'...
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iPad: getting back to initial screen after watching podcast

I use the iPod application on my iPad to watch podcasts most days, but after watching a podcast it seems impossible to get back to the initial screen (which shows when the app is launched) without ...
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Installing mc (midnight commander) without root access?

How do I do that? The normal installers (with .pkg files) ask for a root password. It is possible to run normal mac software without root access, but how do I run and install this shell software?
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Battery or power adapter problem?

I have a problem charging my battery. When I plug my power adapter into my MacBook Pro, the power adapter's light turns green (it doesn't change to orange) and my monitor light turns on (which means ...
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Will a cloned hard drive function exactly as the original?

If I buy a new hard drive and clone my original onto it (using Carbon Copy Cloner or something similar), will my computer function exactly the same as it did before? Will things like licensed programs ...
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What is the “Personal Photo Letter” intended for?

Pages on the iPad has as one of its defaults the "Personal Photo Letter". What is the intent of this type of document?
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How can I stop iTunes 10 launching when pressing the Play/Pause buttons?

When I'm watching a movie and I press the "play" button, iTunes 10 launches. How can I keep this from happening?
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Spaces and Expose Overview using the 2nd Monitor

I have two monitors, and 9 (3x3) virtual desktops. When I invoke the Spaces overview mode of expose, everything gets pulled onto the primary display. It creates one overview with 3x3 desktops, ...
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How do I calibrate the colors for two monitors for web development?

I have a Mac Pro with a dual setup running an Acer P243w and Samsung SyncMaster B2430. I have attempted making my own profile but have difficulty matching them. Is there any better way to make my ...
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iHome Mouse drivers for OS X

I have an iHome wireless 5 button laser mouse model iH-M130ZR and I can't find any drivers to be able to program the buttons. By default, left/right/scroll clicks work, but I can't get any response ...

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