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Which OS X Applications do you find indispensable?
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OmniGraffle The only diagramming application worth using.

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Please share your hidden macOS features or tips and tricks
42 votes

Most animations in macOS can be played in slow motion, when you hold ⇧(Shift). Works for example to slowly minimize windows if you click the minimize button while holding the ⇧(Shift) key. Other ...

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How to move a window to another space without using the mouse?
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While dragging a window, press key combo to move window to numbered space: Control + 1 Control + 2 Control + 3 etc ... EDIT: For Lion, I had to go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard ...

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What are some undocumented iPhone features?
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Scenario: You are trying to take a picture of yourself (and perhaps a friend), so you have the phone turned around, and you cant seem to hit the "shutter" button to take a picture. Tip: Hold your ...

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Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis?
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All this hype about how to charge your batteries is blown out of proportion. Although some batteries (I forget which types exactly) can have longer lives if charged at "optimal" rates and ...

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What are some great OS X games?
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StarCraft II From its Wikipedia page: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed by Blizzard Entertainment as a sequel to the award-...

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Do the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad support “middle click”?
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Our friends over at SuperUser have an answer for us: Here are two utilities that will allow you to customize gestures on the Magic Mouse, including adding middle click: MagicPrefs Better Touch Tool

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How do I remove the MobileMe icon in the menu bar?
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You can remove menu icons by dragging them out of the menubar while holding the ⌘-key. This behavior does not work with icons from third party applications (e.g. Dropbox, Growl...).

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Great iOS Games
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Angry Birds It's pretty addictive ^_^

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Great iOS Games
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Flight Control From Wikipedia: Flight Control is a game for the iOS, DSiWare, WiiWare, developed by Firemint and first released for the iOS on March 5, 2009. The app was #1 on the App Store in 19 ...

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Is there a way to see the time that a photo was taken on the iPhone?
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To view the EXIF data (time taken, GPS coordinates, and other values) of your photos on the iPhone you will need a 3'rd party application. I could only find these two on the app store: Exif & ...

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Should I stick with programming on my Apple or switch to Linux?
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Considering OS X is a POSIX compliant unix system, you can do most of yout *nix programming on OS X anyway. I would stick with Apple, it is a growing market and has some very good tools to help you ...

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Do location-aware apps work on the iPod touch?
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Yes. The "location services" work the same way on all iOS devices, while the specifics of how that data is obtained are hidden from the application. This Apple support article might be helpful to you:...

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Mouse recommendation for iMac
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The Magic Mouse. Coming from a Mighty Mouse you will probably miss the side buttons and middle click (who wouldn't), but you are getting gestures on your mouse and no scroll ball to screw up. There ...

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Why is my MacBook Pro quitting and/or failing to start up?
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The blinking is a for of POST (Power On Self Test) and can certainly help diagnose the issue. As most people are saying it is most likely a RAM issue. The following documents can help diagnose POST ...

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Is there a use for my old iPhone?
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If you are a developer than certainly keep it as a device to test iOS apps on. I have kept mine because of course apps will run relatively quickly on my iPhone 4, so I test on my iPhone 3G to see how ...

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What is your favorite word processor for the iPad?
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Pages Its pretty good for a mobile app and can sync with the desktop and web app versions thru iCloud. Download Pages

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Did I get a lemon, or does the ipod touch g4 come with a crappy usb cable?
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I believe that all current generation Apple devices some with the same sync cable. From my experience (almost everyone I know is an apple fan) some people wear through them pretty quickly (usually ...

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How can I revive dead pixels on my iPod Touch (second generation)?
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I dont know about how comfortable you are with taking electronics apart, but it sounds like the connector for the screen might be coming loose, or the screen might be on the way out. I would recommend ...

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Is there a way to change iPhone backup location?
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It looks like you can if using Windows. Is OS X the backups seems to be stored in the following location ... ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup ... but I don't think you can change ...

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Am I missing something by using outdated data cable and wall charger?
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I have a total of 5 charging cables (and my partner has another 4) ranging from the 3G days until now. I still use my original 3G cable (the one where you had to press buttons on the side to release ...

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Why Has the "Downloads" folder become Read-Only?
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I suspect that you might have run an application directly from the Downloads directory, and that app has made the directory which it resides in ReadOnly to prevent any changes being made to it?

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App sharing in iOS 5
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The iCloud login is separate to the App Store login. You can still log into the same App Store account but different iCloud accounts (for data syncing etc). Disclaimer: I'm fairly sure this works, ...

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OS X Lion - download once and install on multiple computers
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Instructions taken from the following URL: http://www.tuaw.com/2011/06/07/how-to-burn-a-lion-boot-disc/ Use Finder to locate the Mac OS X Lion installer, right-click and select "Show Package Contents....

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How do I kill the "server connections interrupted" window/process?
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If the issue is not common enough to find a solution on the Apple Knowlegde Base then it is most probably a rare issue caused by a corruption in the operating system or a 3'rd party application. Under ...

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What is jail breaking
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IOS_jailbreaking Jailbreaking is a process that allows iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users to install homebrew applications on their devices by unlocking the operating system and allowing the user ...

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Script doesn't find file
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"./synergys" is a path relative to the directory which you are currently in. To fix this you will need to specify an absolute path, for example: /users/chris/Files/synergys Obviously change it to ...

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Good way to keep iPad clean?
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Options: Almost every Apple product except the iPad seems to come with a microfibre cloth, which I would recommend you use. If you have a case for your iPad, I have seen some people buy a regular ...

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The bottom of my iPhone won't accept touches. Can I fix that?
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Turns the phone upside down and hope that the app you are using supports that orientation :)

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Is there an OS X equivalent to iOS's Remote App?
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You could SSH to your desktop running iTunes and control it using this iTunes control script. http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20011108211802830 Alternatively you could connect using any ...

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