Hardware related questions of computers sold/made by Apple. Use [osx] for the operating system, and use [mac-address] for MAC addresses instead.

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Is there an high quality natural text reader for the Mac?

I'm reading about 150 pages of text on screen, every day. I will have to read about 15.000 in the next upcoming months. No joke. Well, the problem is this: I suffer from a sort of attention deficit ...
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Running Windows 7 on a Mac Pro

My question is simple: Is running Windows 7 on a Mac Pro as the dominant OS a bad idea? I'm interested in starting some Mac programing but still want to do Windows-based coding. I'm tossing up ...
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Make an OS X Installer Think that it is on Snow Leopard, not Leopard?

Is there a way to make Leopard think that it is Snow Leopard, for the sake of installing newer software? (At my own risk, understandably.)
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Why can my Mac not connect to my iPhone via ssh?

I couldn't always ssh to my iPhone from my Mac. They're both on the same wifi network but sometimes the connection is established, sometimes it failed. From my Mac: $ ssh root@192.168.0.102 ssh: ...
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Stop using Mac keyboard Option as a modifier to character

I don't want to use the feature in Mac Keyboard that replace Option+a with å. (For example, imagine I want to quickly press the button Repl&ace All in NetBeans) How can I have Mac stop do such ...
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What's the easiest way to move from one Macintosh to another?

Here's the story: Company bought me a $599 Mac mini (as of this writing, 2.26GHz/160GB HD/2GB RAM) I have it set up to some extent with software for development Company decides it needs a second Mac ...
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Mac OS Sound Problem

Ok, this is strange problem, and I couldn't find any solution for it yet. This happened today then @work I plugged in external speakers jack, speakers was playing, everything was OK. But after I ...
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Mac questions: installing TrueCrypt and Windows 7

I'm about to buy a Mac laptop, but I need to be able to use Windows 7 as well + encrypt the HDD with TrueCrypt (or a better alternative for the mac). My questions are: How well does Windows 7 ...
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How Can I Convert A VMware .vmdk File To A .iso File in Windows [closed]

I recently obtained a copy of Mac OS Snow Leopard in VMware (.vmdk) format. It is incredibly slow when running virtualised and I would like to just install it directly to my machine dual booting with ...
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SVN .xcodeproj conflict / transaction issue?

I am trying to add my xcodeproj file/folder thingy to my svn repository. medwall-macmini-1:Summer2010 pebble$ svn add CoreDataTrial.xcodeproj A CoreDataTrial.xcodeproj A ...
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Per application volume settings: possible on Mac OS X Snow Leopard?

Is it possible to set per-application volume levels under Mac OS X? I would like to be able to turn the volume down on Entourage for new emails, but leave everything else at a pleasant level, ...
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I thought the mac mini server also serves as a wifi router?

I just bought a snow leopard mac mini server, everything came as a bundle pretty nice. The snow leopard server software preinstalled on the mac mini too. Only thing I'm not sure about is does this ...
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How to wipe an IPod with DBAN

I'm looking to use a utility such as Darik's Boot And Nuke (www.dban.org) to wipe my iPod (classic fifth generation) so I can sell it on Ebay (without having to worry about my data being recovered.) ...
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How can I monitor network traffic in an all Mac home network?

I have an all Mac network consisting of an Airport Extreme, 1 MacPro, 1 Mac Mini, 2 MackBook Pros, 2 iPads, and 2 iPhones. The Mac Pro is connected directly to the Airport Extreme via Cat5 and the ...
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Adjust screen brightness automatically at night

Can anyone tell me how to automatically dim my monitors when it gets dark at night?
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Watch Flash video but block out part of it

I'm learning a foreign language. There are several online sites that have Flash video in the language I'm learning (e.g., Hulu), which is great. Unfortunately, they have English subtitles, which is ...
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OS X Windows Remote Desktop Client cache location

Where are the cache file(s) located for Windows Remote Desktop Client for Mac OS X? Specifically the "allow bitmap caching" setting is saving the bitmap files to the cache somewhere. I'm running RDC ...
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Is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Video Card Compatbile with a Mac Pro Running Windows 7 Pro 64?

I have a Mac Pro (early 2008) and I'm running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) natively (i.e., with just Windows installed and no OSX or boot camp) on it. If I buy an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 video card, will ...
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MacBookPro running Windows 7: accidental trackpad input is driving me mad

I am running Windows7 Professional 64bit on a 2010 MacBookPro using BootCamp 3.1. I am using an external trackball. When I am typing, I accidently brushing the trackpad and accidently overtyping ...
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Mac Security - Which one?

Recently I had my credit card cloned. A few hours after shopping at an online store (in which I trust and buy since 2006) I received a call from my bank asking if I recognize a $5,000 debt to a ...
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How can I find out if a PNG file is 24 bit color or 32 bit color on Mac OS X?

I have PNG image files on Mac OS X. How can I find out if an image is 24 bit color or 32 bit color?
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu Linux (10.04) USB installation for Macintosh

I tried searching the Internet, but could not find a decent tutorial explaining how to create a bootable Ubuntu Linux (10.04) USB installation that could be run not only on a PC but also on Macs and ...
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Magnets are bad for your computer; What about amps? Speakers?

I have a Kenwood KA-4006 Amp that I have connected to my MacBook. I know that speakers have magnets in them. I just wanted to verify that there are no magnets in the amp that will mess with my ...
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Why there are two users showing in uptime command results?

When I ran the uptime on my MacBookPro machine I got the following result: Last login: Thu Jun 3 14:43:40 on ttys000 Osama-Gamal-MBP-2:~ iOsama$ uptime 14:49 up 7 days, 20:10, 2 users, load ...
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Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac

I have an external hard drive with its own power. When I touch the usb cable against the case of my Mac I get little sparks. I have tried it on a PC but don't seem to get the same sparks Why might ...
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Sharing folders between Windows 7 and Mac

I have a probelem in Windows 7. I just want to share folders on my Mac and I cannot see these folders. I work on a normal PC with Windows 7.
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Physically moving a hard drive from older iMac (c2d) to new iMac (i7)?

Instead of my usual habit of using superduper to mirror my drive to a new computer, I just physically moved the hard drive from an older iMac to a new one. But... it now doesn't boot, getting stuck at ...
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Easiest way to remove unwanted lines from a huge text file

I have a large text file with a size of more than 30 megabytes. I want to remove all the lines which don't match some specific criteria, e.g. lines that don't have the string 'START'. What's the ...
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Permissions issue Mac OS X Client -> Mac OS X Server

I can't get access to a folder on our server and can't understand why. Perhaps someone will see what I'm overlooking... Trouble accessing /Library/Subdirectory/NextDirectory/ User joe can ssh to the ...
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Terrible sound listening to Radio 1 on iPlayer specifically

Just recently while listening to radio 1 online, the sound quality has become horrible, sounds all crackly and underwater. I've tried reinstalling Flash, and radios 2/3/4 sound fine. It almost sounds ...
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Creating a bootable external drive in OSX

I want to do some slightly dangerous testing, testing an install package I've written, so I've got an external drive, and I want to make it a bootable OSX disk, then I can boot up on the external, do ...
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Performance boost for MacBook: Hybrid hard drive or 4GB RAM?

I have an aluminium 13" MacBook with 2GB or RAM and 5400RPM 500GB hard drive. The main tasks I perform are developing iPhone and Mac apps in Xcode and websites in Coda. I want to improve the ...
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Append .mov/.avi files with a mac

Simple question really... I have multiple movies that I have taken from my camera that I would just like to simply append to one another. No processing or anything. I usually use iMovie but for ...
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Double external monitors on a iMac

Possible to use two externals? I know there is only one port in the back, but is there an adapter / way it can be done?
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How to establish a remote desktop connection from Windows 7 to Mac OS Leopard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Remote desktop to Mac from various platforms (Windows, Ubuntu) I try to make a remote desktop connection from Win 7 machine to Mac OS Leopard machine. How can I ...
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What are some alternative launcher programs for Mac OS X?

Quicksilver on the Mac is crashing all the time. QSB or Google Desktop Search are both slow enough to be unusable. What are the alternatives?
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Screenshot is black in Mac OS X SL

When I press cmd+shift+3 in desktop saves black 1400x900 file Command: defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool true Does not work
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Is there a good Windows equivalent to Podworks?

Podworks is a pretty great Mac app that lets you get music off an iPod. Is there a good Windows equivalent?
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Mac Mini drive problems but SMART verified: bad hard drive or controller?

I have a 3-year-old Intel Mac Mini (EDIT: pretty sure it's the 1.66 GHz Core Duo T2300) at home. About a month ago, it stopped booting from the hard drive (internal, SATA, 80GB). I tried booting ...
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Setting environment variables in OS X /etc/launchd.conf

I'm trying to set some env variable in OS X 10.6 (/etc/launchd.conf) setenv M2_HOME /usr/share/maven setenv M2 $M2_HOME/bin setenv MAVEN_OPTS '-Xms256m -Xmx512m' M2 and MAVEN_OPTS are not working. ...
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Can I see the SMTP session log when Mail.app connects to an SMPT server?

Problem: I've set up a mail server using SASL authentication, and have given Mail.app (on Mac Os 10.4) the login information it needs to connect. I wrote a test message for it to deliver to my ...
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OS X rpc.statd warning failed to contact host

When I log into my mac on 10.6.3 I get the following error in my console 29/05/2010 19:11:43 prometheus rpc.statd[109] Warning Failed to contact host aphrodite.lan: RPC: Unknown host Now I know ...
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Recover iCal 10.5 files in 10.6?

I installed Mac OSX 10.6 and have the old 10.5 on a seperate HDD. Can I now simply copy the old iCal-Data into the new iCal-installation? I tried ~/Libarary/Application Support/ but there is no ...
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Bootable backup of a Mac without an HFS+ disk?

How can I make a bootable backup of my Mac's internal hard drive to be restored using Disk Utility, without formatting my external destination drive as HFS+ (it's FAT32, of course)? Time Machine and ...
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Screen is greyed out after power failure shutdown: Mac OSX

When the battery power is down and the unit not plugged in the computer is forced into a sleep mode requiring pushing the start button when power is re-connected. The initial desktop screen appears to ...
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I need to clear out my Itunes library

My itunes library is being a space hog and I need to transfer unused files to an external hard-drive and/or compress them. Can someone tell me if: a. that's possible b. if itunes will play media on ...
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How do I make dashboard widgets active on logon?

There are a few dashboard widget that are useful even when not going in Dashboard. For example, SVN Notifier sends a Growl notification when commits are made to a repository you want to watch. Or, ...
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How to write to a Mac OSX read-only filesystem?

I have DMG I need to mount and write a file to. When I mount it, finder shows the root and all as read-only. Then I discovered 'mount -w'. But when I run that, I get 'mount: unknown special file or ...
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Picasa email photo not working on Mac

I am using thunderbird and when I click on the email photo button nothing happens. How can I get the email photo button to work?
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Mac resize window below dock

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.6.3 I can't resize a window below the top of the dock. That is, I can't drag (resize) the lower right corner of the window below the top of the dock. However, I can ...