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Is there anywhere I can get a complete list of historical Safari release notes?

I’ve done a bit of searching for specific Safari version numbers in support.apple.com. Quite a few versions have specific change notes, but it seems like often the versions bundled with major OS X ...
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Convert MKV to AVI

What's the best solution to convert .mkv files to .avi ?
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Is there a QuickLook app that will highlight search terms within MS Word documents?

I have a client with a large number of Word documents that he needs to be able to search. He's been using Spotlight and Quick Look, which has worked pretty well. He asked me if there was a way to ...
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Upgrade time machine storage?

I'm going to buy 2T external HDD to replace my already full 1T HDD external. I want to keep the time machine backup data. In this case, is it just OK to copy all the time machine backup data in 1T HDD ...
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Unhide dock when key pressed

I am currently hiding my dock. I would like to unhide it whenever a the fn key is pressed. Is this possible?
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Where is the terminal application on the filesystem?

I want to be able to launch a Terminal window using JiTouch, which allows me to make a gesture open a file, so I want to know the location of the Terminal app so that I can open it.
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Is there a way to export my highlighted bookmarks in iBooks?

I don't see any native functionality to export highlighted notes made from within iBooks Is there a third-party tool that will allow this?
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How can I check via software if my iPhone is unlocked?

I have a carrier-unlockable iPhone. That means they sell it locked but will unlocked upon request. As is generally the case with carriers, mine is a sack of incompetence. I requested the unlock and ...
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What's the proper way to pronounce “Mac OS X”?

I was inspired by the question Mac or Macintosh. What's the proper way to pronounce "Mac OS X"? I've heard the following things used to refer to the operating system on the Macintosh: "Mac OS Ten" ("...
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How can I run an application full screen on a second screen?

I want to run games on my additional screen, how can I do this? By default they run on the built-it screen. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.
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Can I manually re-calibrate the iPhone 4 compass?

My iPhone 4's compass is off to a significant enough degree that it's annoying... is there any way to manually re-calibrate the compass? I have, of course, done the "figure 8" (whatever action that ...
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Create a bookmark to a webpage through non safari browser?

Is it possible to create a shortcut or bookmark to a webpage directly from an iPad's main page which opens in a non-Safari browser. i.e. Readledocs or GoodBooks?
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How to copy SMS messages from a Nokia phone (or Nokia PC Suite backup) to iPhone?

What if I have a Nokia PC Suite backuped file which contains all the SMS and want to copy them to the new iPhone?
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Lilliput USB mini Monitor & Mac monitor limit

I love the idea of the Lilliput 7" USB mini Monitor (found via the Stack Exchange API Contest). However, I already have a 'normal' second monitor connected to my Macbook, would the Lilliput break the ...
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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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Sync iTunes U between 2 Macs via an iPod

Is it possible to download lectures (from iTunes U) with iTunes on Mac A, sync an iPod to Mac A, then carry that iPod to Mac B, and finally watch them on Mac B? That's what I have been doing with my ...
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What does “Sound Check” in iPod settings do?

On my iPhone (though I'm sure it's on iPods and iPads as well), under the iPod settings, there's a toggle "Sound Check". What does it do?
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How often is Shift, Control, Alt or Command combined with the secondary click?

One option I have for activating expose is to combined Shift, Control, Alt or Command with a secondary click. I am wondering if any of these combinations are likely to interfere with any useful ...
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What do I need to connect a second monitor to my MacBook Pro?

I would like to use my MacBook Pro with a second monitor. What do I need to be able to do this?
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How can I get boot details when booting from Snow Leopard DVD?

I'm running into a situation where I need to repair my main partition but I can not get my machine to boot off the Snow Leopard DVD. It will boot up, let me choose my language, then go to the "...
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How can I burn a CD from iTunes and include CD track names and cover art image

I want to burn a CD from iTunes and include a picture of my own as the cover art. So then when people stick the CD into their computer, it shows a picture in iTunes in the cover art section.
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Where can I get install discs for OS X 10.5 to max out a Powerbook G4?

Over the past year, my dad's Powerbook G4 (OS X 10.3) lost the ability to run any usable version of firefox or other end of life PPC software. Apple customer service wouldn't sell him a copy of 10.5 ...
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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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