Brant Bobby
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On OS X, what files are excluded by rule from a Time Machine backup?
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There's a built-in list of exclusions stored in /System/Library/CoreServices/backupd.bundle/Contents/Resources/StdExclusions.plist. It's a bit too long to paste here comfortably, so I've posted a copy ...

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Can I use the new Lion OS X license on two machines, or do I have to buy one for each?
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Like everything else you purchase in the Mac App Store, you can install Lion on all of your Macs after buying it once. There is no activation process or DRM. Here's the relevant excerpt from Lion's ...

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Is it possible to share reminders?
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Actually, you can share a reminders list, as long as the person you want to share with has their own iCloud account. You can share one of your reminders lists either from iCloud.com or from the ...

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Can iOS apps be safely deleted from iTunes?
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The apps can be safely deleted from iTunes without affecting either the apps currently on the device or your backups. When you perform a backup, all of your data is backed up regardless of the apps ...

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Can you copy files to /Applications using Launchbar?
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Once you use the Instant Send hotkey to select the file in Launchbar... You can start typing "Applications" to select your /Applications folder. Then press Return and select Copy to "Applications" ...

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How to get rid of "what's playing"-notifications in iTunes 11.1?
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You can turn them off in the Notifications preference pane by changing the alert style for iTunes to "None":

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What are your favorite menulets (or Menu Extras as Apple calls them)?
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Day-O (Free) A tiny, dead simple app that replaces the system clock and shows a calendar when you click on it. You can also freely customize the date format.

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Why is my Mac constantly trying to connect to another server?
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I'm pretty sure this was happening because when I logged out, I was running an app which was located on the other computer. I logged off and unchecked the "Reopen windows when logging back in" box, ...

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How do I change the brightness in iOS 7?
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You can change the brightness from the new Control Center, which you access by swiping up from the bottom of the screen.

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"Dead Zone" in multiple-monitor configuration
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Check the layout of your displays in the "Displays" preference pane: Normally it's not possible to position your displays such that there is an actual gap between them (at least on Lion), but perhaps ...

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Why do I get a '"Calendar Cache" couldn't be moved' error when launching Calendar?
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Since I've never actually used iCal/Calendar.app on that user account before and there was no data to potentially lose, I decided to try deleting ~/Library/Calendars/Calendar Cache entirely. Calendar....

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Buying from the App Store at work
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There is no device limit on the Mac App Store, so if you have a single Apple ID that is shared by the whole company you'll be able to use the single copy you purchased everywhere. For the iOS App ...

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