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unable to ping google or smb personal server

I am unable to ping google or my personal server. I suspect this is also why I have issues connecting to my server using smb. Here is the output: [~]$ ping http://google.com ping: cannot ...
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Apple TV recognized over Wi-Fi but not Ethernet

My setup is as follows: A modem High speed wireless router (Belkin) Apple TV The modem feeds the router and the router is connected to the Apple TV. Now when I connect the Apple TV to the router ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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Keymapping help needed with Apple keyboard on Windows 7 e.g. \ (backslash), at (@), pipe |

I would like some definitive advice with precise steps as to how to get the correct characters (i.e. those shown on the keys themselves) to show when I type with them. Specifically I need keys with ...
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Show all services on right click (mac) [closed]

Whenever you have more than 4 services, they are put in a dropdown option "Services" on right click instead of just being added to the right click menu itself. Is this an option somewhere that can ...
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iTunes - Can't de-authorize all computers

I had iTunes on my laptop, I authorized it through iTunes, now that laptop broke, got the laptop fixed, authorized iTunes again and 3X. I'd already used the option to "De-authorize All Computers" and ...
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can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
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Mac OS X Leopard: Install on External from Lion or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to set up some testing machines on an external hard drive. I have a Lion MBP and Mountain Lion MBP, and I'm trying to perform the installations from mac books. When I attemt to run the ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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Why doesn't Java for OS X 2012-006 work with Chrome on OS X 10.8.2

I've followed Apple's article HT5559 to disable Java 7 and revert to Java 6 so as to retain compatibility with Google Chrome v23.0.1271.97. Safari detects and runs Java fine but Chrome yet doesn't ...
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How can I get SVN to recognize Mac Bundles as ASCII instead of Binary Streams?

I have a keynote file in which I am regularly editing the text, moving slides around, etc. There are a max of a few kilobytes of data changed in the internal .key XML file. However, SVN recognizes ...
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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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Thunderbolt to multiple non-apple monitors

I've found several Q&A barely touching this option, and therefore no fairly usable answer. I do have Macbook Pro 13" 2012'mid (not retina) with Thunderbolt port. I'd like to use from 3-6 monitors ...
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Move Full Screen Apps to LEFT of Desktop on Mac OS X (Moutain Lion)

I own a MacBook Pro running OS X Mountain Lion and enjoy the convenience and efficiency of being able to three finger (or four finger) swipe between full screen apps. It irritates me however that ...
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Quotes within quotes applescript

I am doing an applescript that is supposed to set an command with quotes an varible. This is the code so far: set myString to "This is a "quoted" text." But an error occurs because applescript ...
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Macbook 2.26 unibody late 2009 model 6,1 comes 1066MHz RAM, can it run 1333hz

I am not asking if I put in 2 4GB modules of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM will it run without glitch, but instead I am asking will this Hz of am run at 1333hz without issue so the additional benefits of paying ...
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Can I stop iPhone apps from changing my Gmail status? [closed]

I recently got the Mo+ GV iPhone app to replace talkatone and it's a thousand times better. The problem is is that when I'm logged in (It connects to GTalk/voice) my gmail status is changed to an ...
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How to make recovery USB for MAC OS X with Windows?

I recently bought Mac Mini with Mac OS X. I switched it on and noticed a few recommended updates. I installed them all. And here is the problem. My Mac is switching on properly. After switching ...
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Why have my Aperture referenced files disappeared without trace?

I have an Aperture library that I've been using for several years. In the past week a number of recent photos and movies have mysteriously disappeared. The missing files were all safely imported ...
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Why do I need to backup iTunes?

I got a message in iTunes saying: "Thank you for purchasing from the iTunes Store. Protect your purchases by backing them up" erm. Isn't that what my Apple id is for? I thought the whole ...
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Why does my mac have page outs when I have inactive memory?

From what I've read, page outs are a sign that you don't have enough RAM. I have also read that if you have inactive memory available, then the machine will use that memory when starting up new ...
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ISP 5 Device Limit … again

Sorry for the delay in responding to the suggestions that were posted in my first question (ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?). I've been travelling and have not been able to try anything. ...
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loud hard drive clicks / noises when working with laptop at an angle (on lap), normal or faulty? [closed]

Ive just bought a 15" macbook pro, the first thing that i noticed when i got it booted up was a large amount of clicking coming from the hdd. This is when having the laptop at a slight angle on my ...
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Will Apple Cinema work on my laptop?

I have an HP with HDMI and VGA ports, and HD 3000 and HD6770M graphics. Will the Cinema 27" work with my laptop with full capabilities?
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Is it possible to cancel an iCloud remote wipe submitted to an offline device?

I suppose this has to be too common, but when searching (both google and the SE network) the S/N ratio is too low to find a clear answer... Scenario: user looses her iOS6 iPhone4S user runs to ...
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Can't install iTunes because Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

I am having a problem installing iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to run the application i got this message The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you ...
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iMac freezes when power button pressed

iMac Specs: 24" Apple iMac OS X Lion (10.7.5) 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM The normal behavior when pressing the power button while the iMac is running is to put the computer to ...
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Unable to install Canon P-150 driver to Mac

I have posted this question to Canon technical support. They have not been able to solve it. I have run their software in the newest iMac 27 and the newest Macbook Air unsuccessfully. I think that ...
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Mac with two internal drives: how can I make moving the default drag operation?

I have two internal drives in my Mac, an SSD and an HDD. Since parts of my home directory are symlinked to the HDD, I frequently run into an issue where dragging a file into a different folder causes ...
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How can I access an Apple Xserve with no I/O ports

I have an Apple Xserve at my place of employment, that I stumbled across one day going through some old equipment. The Xserve has one card installed on it, being the NIC, and is labelled with the ...
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Remote Installing OS X 10.5 on a PowerBook G4

I recently acquired a PowerBook G4 (always loved the PPC architecture over Intel when it comes to Apple), currently it has OS X 10.4 installed. Unfortunately I can't find the original 10.5 install ...
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ISP 5 Device Limit - double NAT the solution?

I have asked this question in response to another question here ( 5 Max connections/devices to the internet? Is my ISP limiting me somehow? ), but thought I should start a thread to see if I can get ...
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Fonts too bold under OS X 10.8 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting crisper fonts in OS X after switching from Windows I am using chrome browser, and i am a guy who never used mac before, i switched from ubuntu to os x. Now the ...
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How do you change an expired certificate?

While I've been using mac for sometime. Often when I'm doing software updates on various machines I need to install new software. Most updates have certificates which are sometimes out of date. I ...
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Can't reach only certain websites from my Wifi (with macbook and iphone)

I can't access certain websites neither from my macbook nor from my iphone when connected to my Wifi. The same website can be opened from another windows computer connected to the same Wifi. This is ...
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Windows 7 halts booting when Apple Keyboard connected

When Windows 7(64bit) is booting, and Apple Keyboard is connected by USB, then it halts on 'Vaio' logo, while loading BIOS(and I have to disconnect keyboard, restart computer, and connect when windows ...
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Are there apple macs with ivy bridge CPU already on sale? [closed]

If not, then when? I tried to google it out but couldn't find any dates. I am especially interested about macbooks.
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Apple Magic Trackpad 3-Finger Drop Lag

After enabling three-finger dragging for my Trackpad, I notice that it drags well, but when I release there is about 1-2 seconds of lag before it actually drops. I understand this is supposed to be a ...
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Remap Apple MacBook Eject key in Windows?

I have a MacBook with Windows 7 on it as my daily driver. My MacBook has a nearly useless Eject key, but I wish it was a forward delete key. KeyRemap4Macboook works great in OS X. Is there any ...
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What is special about Apple SuperDrive

I am planning on replacing my internal SuperDrive with a SSD and I was wondering if I should get an external enclosure specially for the internal SuperDrive or I can use my old drive (with an external ...
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Is There a Fair Trade Computer Manufacturer? [closed]

There has been much criticism of Apple and their Foxconn factory surrounding the release of the new iPhone. It seems that in the world of computer manufacturing that it is not un-common for work ...
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Windows 7 + Bootcamp: Apple Cinema Display brightness doesn't work

I have no idea what's going on here, I hope someone can help. Windows 7 x64 was installed and fully updated on an Intel Mac. It seemed to be working fine, but there was no sound, so I installed the ...
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Synergy: Dual Windows 7 PC & MacBook in between

I have a windows 7 PC set-up at work with my MacBook Pro in between the two monitors. However, I am struggling to set Synergy up so that the mouse can be taken from monitor one, through the MacBook ...
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Can't connect to Apple Time Capsule in home network using Home Plugs from Win 7 Machine

I have the following home network setup with subnet 255.255.255.0 but recently moved my time capsule to a different location when I added a third Home Plug and can no longer ping or map a network ...
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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Remove OS, but keep documents

Yesterday I installed an SSD in my MacBook and kept my original HDD with a "data doubler" (replaces the DVD-drive with a hard-drive bay). That means I have my OS (and applications) on both my SSD and ...
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Where is configuration to show IP address on shell prompt being stored?

We have two Xservers on our network. On server A all our employees have an account setup, but on B the only account is the admin account. I can ssh to server A fine with my username and pass that are ...
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How to prevent the screen from turning off when I open the lid?

It happens only when the computer is plugged on a power source. The situation on battery is not the same, knowing the computer goes to sleep. When I close the lid, the computer behaves correctly: ...
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Got a Macbook with OS X Lion, then bought and upgraded to Mountain Lion and want to go back - do I need to purchase Lion?

I bought a used Macbook Air with OS X 10.7 Lion installed but with no installation media. I purchased and upgraded to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Now I want to go back to Lion, and I am happy to do a ...