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a program included with every version of macOS that permits displaying and limited editing of common 2D and 3D files using Apple's Core Image and Quartz frameworks.
The reverse procedure of backup, to restore is to put information from a backup back onto the computer system.
Allowing and restricting which users can perform what operations of particular files
An instance when a particular application or your entire Mac or iOS device refuses to respond and/or function properly. Usually causes the app to "quit" or the interface to "freeze".
Apple's original trademarked term for wireless networking, which predated the use of the broader industry term "Wi-Fi". As of June 2011, Apple is phasing out the use of the term and using "Wi-Fi" inst…
Questions about Spotlight, a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple's OS X and iOS operating system.
a photo organizer and editor for Mac that is part of the iLife suite of apps that come bundled with new Mac and are also for sale individually
The special transparent bar (usually at the bottom) of a macOS desktop which houses applications, stacks, and the trashcan or on the home screen of iOS devices that provide easy access to commonly us…
format and organize files on a disk. This includes directory structure, permissions management, metadata, and more. The current default file system for macOS is APFS (High Sierra an…
the process of taking away the restrictions Apple places on their devices giving the user root access, access to the raw file-system, and the ability to run software not …
An indicator of a possible change/update/alert that may be presented in a number of ways, including a banner, popup dialog, or badge on an app icon.
Questions dealing with performance of Apple hardware or software, especially about troubleshooting or improving poor performance.
Apple's small form factor desktop computer. It first debuted on January 22, 2005.
High speed multifunction port (interface) designed by Intel and first manufactured on a shipping product by Apple. Thunderbolt was developed under the name Light Peak and combines PCI Express with Dis…
A network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices
related to Apple hardware- or software. Other questions are off-topic, but might be asked on Super User.
small device that attaches to a TV using HDMI and is capable of streaming content from iTunes, Netflix, and many other sources, and which supports third-party apps as of the release of the…
Series of one or several keys that invoke some software/os action when triggered by the user
an online web service offered by Google. These posts relate to viewing and/or syncing the online service's content to be viewed locally.
The (usually) LCD display integrated into portable computing products, or external monitor/television connection to same.
A touch-sensitive device for controlling a pointer on a computer's screen. It is similar to a mouse, but translates the motion of a user's finger to a relative position on a screen.
the process of converting information using an algorithm (or cipher) to render the information unreadable to anyone who doesn't have the algorithm (also known as a key)
A collection of commands that may be from a CLI Shell, or programming language such as AppleScript, which are executed in order with limited iteration, usually as a way of automating actions or events…
a macOS feature allowing full-disk encryption using XTS-AES-128 with a 256-bit key. Older implementations encrypted the user folder only.
An OS X feature that hides a Recovery HD on Macs to facilitate maintenance, recovery and reinstallation if the OS becomes corrupt. Topic of recovery-mode-ios, data-recovery or file-recovery are unrela…
User accounts facilitate different agents and settings on a computer. User accounts have a login name and a password, along with a home directory on the filesystem.
The problem when your computer/device as a whole OR an individual application becomes unresponsive, "hanging" as it were, in mid air.
Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use [server.app] for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.
a line of portable music media players from Apple Inc. Use the tag ipod-touch for iPods using the iOS operating system.
A combination hard drive and 802.11n wireless base station designed to work out-of-the-box with Time Machine in OS X. It also doubles as a standard wireless access point.
A spreadsheet application developed by Apple as part of its iWork suite availble for iOS, macOS and cross-platform via iCloud. It is the Apple alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.