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Apple Silicon is a family of ARM-based system on a chip (SoC) for Macintosh computers. This tag relates to software compatibility with that chip rather than other processor families
622 questions
Taking the output of a computer and affixing it to paper
618 questions
iTerm is a third party replacement for the built-in Terminal application.
617 questions
The configuration settings or preferences within a given app/program/environment
management software that facilitates VNC-like control of Macs as well as automating remote management and reporting tasks
609 questions
A special message thrown/displayed by software to indicate a problem, usually in a dialog box
605 questions
The process of identifying and/or authenticating a user to grant access to a computer, server, or website.
601 questions
Headphones are 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…
599 questions
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.
591 questions
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.
586 questions
"Icon" is 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…
586 questions
Pictures displayed on a computer screen
585 questions
Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).
582 questions
for all processes and protocols for doing name to address translation locally on Apple products as well as in general relating to his DNS works.
578 questions
The term "resolution" refers to the accuracy of a display, or the measurement of pixels in both the horizontal and vertical directions.
577 questions
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…
569 questions
Window management refers to software that controls the placement, layout, and appearance of various windows on OS X.
561 questions
Allowing information to be used by more than one user
557 questions
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.
554 questions
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…
535 questions
Server Message Block (SMB) is an application-layer network protocol allowing access to shared files and shared printers over a network.
535 questions
Spaces were renamed Desktops and brought together with Exposé and Dashboard as Mission Control with the release of Mac OSX 10.7 Lion.
532 questions
Moving data from one device to another
531 questions
System Preferences, the application for OS X that allows you to modify various system settings. The application is organized into different preference panes.
523 questions
'iPod' is a line of portable music media players from Apple Inc. Use the tag ipod-touch for iPods using the iOS operating system.
521 questions
An application provided with the original iPhone, and made available on the Mac in Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion. Used to record text notes, and can be synced using iCloud or other services.
520 questions
The Mac Pro is 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 …
520 questions
In UNIX, a panic is an unrecoverable system error detected by the kernel.
514 questions
A powerful idiom where one object gets copied into a clipboard so that it can be pasted elsewhere.
513 questions
Covers all stand-alone Mac OS X Server versions, which includes 10.0 through 10.6 Snow Leopard. Use [] for Server questions on Lion 10.7 and newer.
511 questions
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.
511 questions
Siri is a voice control system introduced with iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S.
510 questions
Java is a cross-platform programming language created by Sun Microsystems and is now owned by Oracle. Do not confuse this tag with JavaScript or JScript. Questions about installing/running Java on mac…
503 questions
Questions related to macOS Ventura (version 13). (Remember to add exact build numbers for all questions on beta software. The beta tag should not be relied upon for questions.)
502 questions
A device that stores and records images. The images could be still photos or motion pictures.
494 questions
WARNING: questions that require code level details of programming languages are generally off topic here. See the [help]( for details.
492 questions
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