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a Virtual Private Network, an encrypted connection from one computer (e.g. a home one) to another network (e.g. a work one). It can also be between two networks.
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includes any question relating to managing storage or storage space
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Pictures displayed on a computer screen
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the graphic representation of characters and the software that manages or configures writing systems.
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The electricity drained by a device
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HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a widely used interface for transmitting audio and video signals between devices and displays.
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the colloquial term for "directory" or "subdirectory", an abstraction of the file system hierarchical divisions used to organize files, documents, applicatons and pieces of programming cod…
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A computing concept whereby physical storage devices, or certain datafiles such as disk images are made available to the user so there contents can be accessed.
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Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper
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may refer to the iOS app, present since iOS 1.0; the OS X app, where it is the successor to iPhoto and Aperture and was introduced in 2015; or the watchOS ap…
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A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box
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management software that facilitates VNC-like control of Macs as well as automating remote management and reporting tasks
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a workstation computer manufactured by Apple Inc.. The first Mac Pro was based on dual Dual-core Xeon Woodcrest processors and formally announced on August 7, 2006 at WWDC. The current …
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App Store Connect (formerly iTunes Connect) is a suite of web-based tools created for developers to submit and manage their apps for sale via the App Store.
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a term for a small graphical image used to identify an application or a function within the application. Icons often can be clicked upon by the mouse to launch an application or invoke a com…
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The process of identifying and/or authenticating a user to grant access to a computer, server, or website.
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Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).
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Allowing information to be used by more than one user
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a cross-platform programming language created by Sun Microsystems and is now owned by Oracle. Do not confuse this tag with JavaScript or JScript.
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Usually referring to the startup process of a device or computer from an initial "cold" state rather than sleep or hibernation.
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Domain Name Service, a method of converting a textual doman name to an IP address
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a pair of small speakers that are held close to the user's ears. They typically have a wire leading to each speaker (although there may only be one); they may also be wireless. Either w…
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now an App from the Mac App Store and not an OS that gets installed by itself. Questions about running the app remotely as well as how it changes a Mac to run …
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The visual representation of a computer's contents when no open programs or windows are visisble. Often home to program shortcuts, datafiles, and lists of mounted drives etc.
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The configuration settings or preferences within a given app/program/environment
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a watch-like accessory for the iPhone 5 and beyond
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The region of a window or screen where drop down menus are displayed. The menu bar allows for easy access of an application's menus and commands.
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Apple's calendar application, bundled with every OS X installation. Renamed to "Calendar" in 10.8 Mountain Lion.
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Moving data from one device to another
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WARNING: questions that require code level details of programming languages are generally off topic here. See the [help] for details.
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The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
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An unintentional mistake or omission in the programming code of an application that causes undesirable results. This tag will be used in discussions identifying potential bugs and seeking ways to circ…
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a programming language that is included in the standard macOS installation. If you have any programming questions about Python, ask them on Stack Overflow.
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The act of searching for data by providing keywords which are either checked directly against contents, or against a search index in order to provide relevant results.
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An image or video taken by a computer to record the visible items displayed on the monitor, television, or another visual output device. Usually, screen capture is a software process where the image i…
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A technology developed by Apple, Inc. to stream audio and video between Apple devices.