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A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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the current marketing name for Apple's Macintosh Operating System. This OS was previously known as OS X, and Mac OS X before that (which itself succeeded the 'classic' Mac OS).
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Apple's smartphone line. All iPhones are shipped with iOS, Apple’s mobile Operating System. This tag can include questions about hardware, software and accessories.
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All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.
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Apple's operating system crafted specifically for mobile devices.
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an application available for macOS and Windows. It is used to manage & play media and sync data to iOS devices.
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Questions about the Terminal application or its terminal emulation should use this tag. Use **command-line** for questions about shells or command-line programs that do not specifically involve Termin…
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Apple's touchscreen iOS based tablet. Use this tag for all generations and sizes of iPad
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Apple's computer brand. Apple currently produces several lines of Macintosh computers divided into two categories, desktops: Mac mini, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac Pro, and notebooks: MacBook, MacBook A…
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A physical device with buttons that allow characters to be entered
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the eight major release to Apple's OS X operating system. As of this release, Mac was dropped from the marketing name of "Mac OS X".
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Apple's online storage, synchronization, and general cloud services
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite​
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The default file manager used on the Mac OS, Mac OS X and macOS operating systems.
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Questions about configuring, troubleshooting or using connections that one device uses to talk to another.
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the tenth major release of Apple's OS X operating system.
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the ninth major release of Apple's OS X operating system.
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display graphical or text output
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a device for permanent or long-term storage in computers.
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OS X 10.11 El Capitan
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a proprietary programming language in macOS to control and exchange data with applications.
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Apple's web browser. This tag is for Safari in macOS. For Safari on iOS, use the mobile-safari tag, and for Safari in Windows, use the safari-windows tag.
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Application software. Applications, or apps, for short, is software that runs a computer.
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Wireless local area networking, also known as "Wireless Internet"; stands for "WIreless FIdelity"
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Apple's thirteenth major release of the macOS/OS X operating system, announced on June 13, 2016.
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The process or product of preserving data for the purpose of recovery from a data loss event.
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Apple's built-in backup software. Time Machine was first introduced on OS 10.5 Leopard.
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Apple Mail, the email client application provided with macOS and iOS.
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Using programs and commands that do not have a graphical user interface (GUI) but are rather controlled by typing text commands into a terminal program, or shell.
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Apple's operating system for Macintosh hardware. macOS Sierra was announced June 5, 2017 at WWDC, Apple's annual conference for developers where new operating systems have b…
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Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with OS X Leopard (10.5) and above that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.
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short for electronic mail. There are tags for popular mail clients including the mail tag in case your question is related to a specific program and not email in general.
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iMac, a range of all-in-one Macintosh desktop computers from Apple
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is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.
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Apple's built-in disk management utility for the mac. Erases, formats, and restores volumes and drives.
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For questions about using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions. Other questions about Windows are off-topic and can be ask…
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Photographs and photography in general. For the application, use "photos.app".