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“say” in different language?

Are there voices in different languages installed in Mac OS X? E.g. spanish, french or slovak? (latest iPod Nano built-in voiceover has beautiful slovak voice, I'd like to try it on Mac OS X too)
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Display pressed shortcuts as an overlay on the screen

On this great Ruby on Rails screencast, every time a shortcut combination is pressed it shows up on top of the screen, and it shows up so often that I find it hard to believe it was placed by hand ...
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Using Brushes (mainly dodge and burn) in Aperture 3 while in Full Screen Mode

One of the reasons I went to Aperture from iPhoto was that I could easily dodge and burn my photos, which iPhoto doesn't let you do. I have also been enjoying the full screen mode in aperture, where ...
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1answer
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Is there free software for recognizing a song when it plays?

I have few .mp3 file that have no name or have a wrong name(artist name and song name) is there any free software exist to recognized what exactly this song is(by playing the song and this software ...
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iPod Touch /w iOS4 - Why do I have to have iTunes installed to charge? [closed]

Do I have to have iTunes running to charge my iPod Touch? I mean, can't I just turn on my computer and have the USB port just charge the silly thing? All my other devices work like that; why does ...
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iPhone 4 - photos are chopped off on the side

I have been using my iPhone 4 to take photos on my holiday, and have been noticing that approximately 10% of the photos I have taken are chopped a bit shorter. I have only noticed it happening on ...
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Monodevelop on OS X and Displaying UTF-8

Does using Copy or paste cause monodevelop to crash, or is it just me? If you have Monodevelop installed, please can you test this, I fount that both shortcuts and from the menus cause it to crash. I ...
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Seeking good quality DVD ripping software for PPC G5, 10.4.11

Subject says it all, but here are the requirements in full: Power Macintosh G5 Dual 2.5 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 2 TB HDD (destined to become a media and file server for v1 Apple TV and home network) Mac OS 10....
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What's the best text editor for use with large files?

What are your recommendation for opening large text files on OS X? I found both BBEdit and Textmate to be struggling in this department.
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1answer
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The Battery Life Span of iPhone 4

I found that actively using my iphone for 30 minutes will take out 5-7% of the battery. Is it normal?
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1answer
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Make an iPhone appear as different model?

Is it possible to have a jailbroken iPhone trick an app into thinking you have a different device than the one you're on (e.g., a 3G passing as a 3GS)?
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Removing software that came from a pkg file?

I can't find the uninstaller. I installed some service using a pkg file and now I want to get rid of it. How do I do that? I would prefer not to use lsbom and rm and stuff. It looks scary.
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How to close apps in iphone 4? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iOS 4 - can I close and app without it staying open in the background? From what I know, pressing on the home button on iphone 4 will merely hide the application, instead of ...
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MacBook Pro Hang

I bought a new MacBook Pro with a Core i5 processor; everything is very good but it hangs a lot. I changed its hard drive and used Apple's diagnostic test but neither helped. Any ideas about what ...
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“Not enough space” on partitioning?

I have a 320GB harddrive with 95GB free. I boot to a 10.5 disk, open disk utility, and add a 40GB partition. Halfway through the progress bar, though, it tells me that there's not enough space. I'm ...
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How can I know which GUID represents which app in my iTunes backup of my iPhone?

I backed up my data from my iPhone to my PC. This backup is not encrypted. When I open up the backup folder, I see a bunch of files named with long GUIDs. Each app that saves data (e.g. to a SQLite ...
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1answer
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Can I use my iPhone as a fax machine modem using the Bluetooth connection?

I'd like to use my iPhone 4 as a bluetooth modem so I can send a fax using my Mac. I can pair my iPhone to the mac and then add a fax from the Printer section of System Preferences and then, I can ...
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2answers
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Rotated PDF Doesn't Save State?

For some strange reason, when I rotate a PDF using the trackpad (Two finger multi-touch rotation gesture.), there's no option to save it and all changes are lost after I close it. (The save button is ...
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How can iPhone be used when wearing gloves?

In colder weather wearing gloves is essential. Looks like iPhone 4 completely ignores touches of fingers in gloves. So I sometimes even see people controlling their iPhones by touching them with their ...
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What does the plus sign next to the price of an app in the App Store mean?

There is often a plus sign in the upper left corner of the price button for an app. Even some free apps have this plus sign.
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Over-promiscuous bluetooth on Macbook Pro

So I have bluetooth stereo headphones (Motorola s305), that, now with iOS 4.1 and AVRCP, are a delight with my iPhone 3GS, at least, unless I happen to turn them on when my Macbook Pro is around. ...
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1answer
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How do I use multiple webcams at once on Mac OS X?

I have programmed a Flash app that makes use of several webcams at the same time. The app works great on Windows. When I try to use more than one webcam on Mac OS X, I find that each webcam I plug ...
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Install Tiger in VMware Fusion

I've got 10.6 running on a 2006 MacBook Pro. I want to run some older software that was meant for 10.4 and earlier, so I figured I'd install Tiger in VMware Fusion, but it isn't working. Any idea ...
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What does no chime on boot mean?

My MacBook Pro is having some issues. It boots. But the graphics card doesn't get detected. You can remote in to it but looking at the Displays dialog in System Preferences, no graphics card is shown: ...
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How do you position your hand to use the command key? What finger do you use?

Sorry in advance about what seems like a trivial question. However, I've recently switched from PC to Mac, and while I'm really happy about the switch, this is one of the few issues I'm struggling ...
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Why don't my arrow keys work in vim under iTerm?

They work just fine if I use Terminal and start a vim session, but under iTerm I have to resort to using H-J-K-L to do left-up-down-right movement. In both Terminal and iTerm TERM=xterm-color. My ....
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3answers
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Converting a PDF for use with DVD Studio Pro

I have a client who want me to add PDF's to a DVD, so that people can view them through their televisions Can it be done?
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Downloading voicemail to my laptop

How can I download my voicemail from the iPhone to my computer? Technically, I know it is not voicemail on the iPhone - it is in ATT's phone system but you knew what I meant. How can I download my ...
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1answer
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Black screen, perhaps from login/lock system, after 'closing the clam'

I make use of the rather clumsy 'closed clam' mode of operation. I close up my macbook pro, bring it to work, and plug in a USB keyboard and a monitor. 80% of the time, all is well. The other 20% of ...
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1answer
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Sleeping screen (Cinema Display) keeps waking up. How can I make it sleep until mouse is moved?

I have my Mac Pro (Cyrus) configured not to fall asleep completely but to let the screen sleep when not used for half an hour. I also use the keyboard shortcut for forcing the display to sleep. ...
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2answers
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Can Numbers ’09 import an Excel XML file?

Can Numbers ’09 (part of the iWork suite) import XML files? Specifically, the format created by Excel when exporting as "XML Spreadsheet 2003." I can't just use Excel's native format because the ...
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Can I block ads on an iPad?

I am about to buy an iPad, and was using a friend's device recently. I noticed all these multi-colour intrusive square things I'm completely unused to seeing because I've been using Adblock Plus for ...
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1answer
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Is possible to use a Micro SIM in iPhone 3GS?

I want to use my old iPhone 3GS, but don't want to pay another plan for the occasional use.
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Is there anything faster than Veency for iPhone?

I want to be able to control an iPhone with a PC or Mac—that is, see the iPhone's screen on a computer and control it with my mouse—via either USB or wireless. Are there any solutions faster than VNC ...
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Why is my battery time so much shorter after jailbreak?

I've been impressed with the better battery time of my new iPhone 4 as compared to the 3G I had before. Yesterday evening, I finally jailbroke the 4, and the battery time today has been much worse ...
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1answer
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Dvorak on iOS 4.x? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dvorak on iPad? I want to use the Dvorak layout on my iPhone's keyboard. I've seen that there is an iKeyEx app in Cydia which offers this, but only for iOS 3.x, not iOS 4.x. ...
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1answer
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Using my current 3G Sim with the iPad

I'm thinking of buying an iPad at some point, the one with 3G. I also have a 3G dongle that I'm not really using at the moment and wish to use on the iPad. I understand that it's a MicroSim, and I ...
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2answers
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What does the “Charging is not supported with this device” error mean?

Sometimes when I plug my iPod touch into a dock or cable I get the message Charging is not supported with this device. What's that mean? Did Apple change the pin configuration of the dock connector?
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Repairing broken file associations on the Mac

I installed a download manager (I think folx) on this mac book a few months ago, every time I would download a file folx would pick up and download it. Long story short, this got confusing, so I ...
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How to enable Subscribed Calendar to be in read/write mode? [closed]

As today, any Subscribed Calendar is added as Read Only to the iCal Application to confirm that. just double click in a day with the subscribed calendar selected and you will get this annoying popup ...
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2answers
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What does Apple normally announce at events? [closed]

Tomorrow (October 20th, 2010) Apple will announce something. What have they announced at previous Mac events and what are some of the things are "usual"?
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Spotlight: Don't Index a Volume

Is it possible to ask Spotlight to not index a volume ?
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2answers
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Can I use my Mac to re-create an inverted audio noise cancellation effect?

I would like to use my Mac as an audio cancelling device, like headphones that reproduce the outside noise in inverted form, so it cancels out (typically found in airports). With a normal pair of ...
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6answers
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What does the “i” in Apple product names mean?

iPhone, iPod, iPad, iCal, iLife, etc. Does the "i" mean anything? And is it a trademark for Apple?
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2answers
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Why do compilation albums sometimes show up as 100s of identical album covers?

Does anyone know, why some compilation albums (purchased on iTunes Shop) sometimes appear as 100s of album covers in the album overview? (as opposed to what one would expect, just 1 album or atleast ...
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3answers
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How can I know exactly which songs I have purchased from iTunes?

The purchase history of iTunes and the email receipts don't show me exactly which version (i.e. album and song number) of a song I have previously purchased. How can I view this information?
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How can I get Automator to mount a network volume?

I am writing an Automator "script" that rsyncs media on my 10.6.3 MacBook Pro to my Ubuntu 10.10 HTPC. I can make Automator run my shell script for rsync commands, but I can't make Automator mount the ...
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Can I output video to my TV using a MacBook Pro?

How can I do this? I have the 13" model.
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1answer
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How do I set up a Mac as a NIS client?

I'd like to load some automounter maps from NIS. I don't need to set up authentication, I just want to enable NIS as a data source, and hook it up the automounter. $ cd etc $ grep + /etc/auto_master ...
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Apple-Certified RAM?

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM in my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) from the base 2GB to 4GB. I'm planning to buy RAM from Kingston. There's two types of Kingston 1066 2GB RAM here. (Laptop-sized RAM) ...

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