"Mac" is short for "Macintosh", the name of a line of personal computers produced by Apple, Inc.

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Can not seem to download Command Line Tools for Mac OSX [closed]

I'm trying to download and install Command Line Tools for my Mac through Xcode, but it is not in the downloads section like youtube videos tell me to go. So, I manually download it and install it, and ...
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Why would you develop android code on a mac rather than windows? [closed]

I would like to start using a mac for android development. What reasons can I cite to the business which would convince them to get a mac for me? What are the benefits to the business if android ...
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Is it possible to use the framework behind Metro UI to make Exposé?

Is it possible to use the framework behind the Windows 8 Metro UI to make Exposé-like application for Windows? I tried Mac and I really like this feature, on another side i like that I can drag the ...
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How can a website look different in safari Windows and Safari mac?

I have a website. I've been testing crossbrowser on my windows PC, and it looks good in all browsers, but on Mac in Safari it looks like the CSS is not getting interpreted right, or there is a ...
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Deploying Qt-based app on Mac OS X

I wrote a cross platform application and I distributed it successfully for Windows and Linux (and tested them on "clean" virtual systems, with no other additional software and/or libraries installed). ...
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Java Program That Notifies When Camera is Being Accessed

I'm trying to find a developer to write me a pretty basic program. I am also a developer, but don't have enough time to write it myself. This program has a pretty basic function. It will notify ...
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Can I create and publish an iPhone app by building it in a second hand Mac?

I have never published an app to app store. I have a chance to buy an apple mac from someone. Is it possible to use that to publish to app store? What if the first owner was also a developer? If ...
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Is the carriage-return char considered obsolete

I wrote an open source library that parses structured data but intentionally left out carriage-return detection because I don't see the point. It adds additional complexity and overhead for little/no ...
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“Mac” vs “OS X” vs “Mac OS X” [closed]

I am writing server software that gives administrators options that apply only to Mac OS X clients. When naming those options, I need to decide how I am going to refer to such clients. I can see three ...
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Are there any good python libraries for programming GUI's on MAC and Windows? [closed]

Need a a toolset / framework that I can use to build GUI apps on both Mac and Windows, without too much stuffing around. Any obvious candidates?
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How do I make a .sh file that counts each time you compile? [closed]

I wanted to compile my program and I wanted to know how many times I have compiled it. How do I make a .sh file to do that? (I'm using mac, is it .sh file?)
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How to set up a personal Apple developer account now with an eye on transferring app ownership to a company later? [closed]

I have two Mac applications that I wrote for my own personal use, but I'm considering polishing them up and giving selling them on the Mac App Store a try. It seemed very premature to consider what ...
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Windows 8 development in Mac [closed]

Is there any way to start programming for Windows 8 mobile on Mac OS X platform. I'm already programming for iOS and want to developing for Windows 8 mobile but don't want to install Windows.
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How to decide how backward-compatible my new Mac OS X application should be?

I'm currently contemplating writing an OS X version of my Windows software. My Windows application still supports Windows XP, and I know that if I drop support for it now, our customers will cry ...
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Mac Developer Library Download

I'm not sure which SE site this belonged on, so I figured I'd try this one. Whenever I browser the Mac Developer Library at developer.apple.com, on the top right of the window, there's a link for a ...
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Mac Applications Developer interview preparation [closed]

I'm a Mac Applications Developer with an experience of 1 year and 8 months. I need to change the company. What type of questions should I expect in an interview? I've worked on 2 projects of which the ...
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Why use Pascal with Cocoa/Cocoa Touch?

I'm surprised to find that it might be possible to use Pascal with the Cocoa and Cocoa Touch frameworks. This is an interesting turn of events, as Pascal was the favored language for Mac development ...
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Is Cygwin or Windows Command Prompt preferable for getting a consistent terminal experience for development?

The question: Which is better, installing cygwin or one of its cousins on all my windows machines to have a consistent terminal experience across all my development machines, or becoming well trained ...
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Where is the best place to store code on a Mac?

I've started toying with some Mac development and wonder where the best place to store the code is? Generally on my windows box, I'd store all my code in c:\Code\ On the Mac it's in ...
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What do I need to consider when using code under the Apache License in an application submitted to Mac App Store?

First off, I am new to licenses and app stores. There is an example app on a framework that has a Class file with much of the functionality I'll need for my own app. It's less than 1000 lines of code ...
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planning the same app for both OSX and iOS

I would like to ask which is the best strategy for creating an application that will be developed both on Mac and iPad, so to make minumum effort to port it from one platform to the other, starting ...
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How big a problem is Qt's cross-platform GUI? [closed]

I read something on this site saying that Qt's GUI being a big problem that stop programmers from using Qt. They say the problem is that the GUI don't look native, and they are inconsistent. I ...
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Is there ever a reason to use C++ in a Mac-only application?

Is there ever a reason to use C++ in a Mac-only application? I not talking about integrating external libraries which are C++, what I mean is using C++ because of any advantages in a particular ...
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Most “native”/integrated functional language for Mac OS X development?

If one views the CLR/.NET runtime and associated libraries as the future of windows, then the F# programming language could be seen in that light as the most native functional language. Meaning that ...
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How can a Silverlight app talk to another app on a Mac?

Is there any way that a Silverlight out-of-browser app can communicate with another app (for example an Objective-C app) installed on a Mac? Any help or suggestion will be highly appreciated.
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GUI-Development with QT for OpenGL/C++/MAC

I am a complete newbie considering QT. Would you say it is recommendable to use. I would like to build a GUI for my programm. I need about 10 buttons.(Maybe more) It would also be nice to have a ...
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Cocoa Applications: Use custom preference dialog or system preference app?

When writing Cocoa Applications for MacOSX, you have the choice of either having a custom preference dialog, or using the Settings.app to manage your preferences. Functionality wise, there is no ...
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What's the Best way to create a trial version of software for OS X? [closed]

I am having someone develop a program for me and I want to sell it for like $10. I was wondering what's the best way to create a trial version that I can tell my programmer to do. Like 30 day trial. ...
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Mac Web Development [closed]

Finding that I'm doing more and more web development on my Mac, I'm looking to increase my efficiency in the process. Once you know the development languages (PHP, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript), ...
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Is it legal to distribute a GPLv3 licensed binary through the apples' app store?

I wrote a small multiplatform app and I am considering publishing the osx version in apple store. I've licensed the app under a GPLv3 license. I sort of like the GPLv3 license but I also like the ...
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Mac or Linux for a secondary work machine? [closed]

I am a freelance web developer geared towards Ruby on Rails. The main components of my current working environment are a 27" iMac, Textmate and git/github (which is not going to change any time soon). ...
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What is the genesis of the “Golden Master” term?

The name "Golden Master" evokes a level of martial arts proficiency or maybe even a final cut of a film. I think context clues provide adequate explanation of a Golden Master release. I would define ...
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App in Mac app Store free for those who already have downloaded the iphone version?

I want the people who are using my iphone app to be able to download the Mac version(From the Mac app store) for free? and others pay for it! possible? any Ideas how to implement this?
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I want to write a Todo list application for mac but I only have experience with C++ [closed]

Do I learn objective C? Is using Cocoa the easiest and best way to make a UI?
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Converting to a mac-book pro for multi disciplined development

I am in a bit of a bind. I have been contracted to create a small suite of applications for Android, iOS and WP7. Currently I am also on the market for a new notebook for development. Now the issue I ...
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Is there a supported way to run .NET 4.0 applications natively on a Mac?

What, if any, are the Microsoft supported options for running C#/.NET 4.0 code natively on the Mac? Yes, I know about Mono, but among other things, it lags Microsoft. And Silverlight only works in a ...
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Why do many people think Mac will become a closed platform because of the App Store? [closed]

Isn't the App Store basically just Steam but for general applications?
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Is porting a Windows application to Mac worth it? [closed]

I have a C# Windows application that sells for $35, and fairly regularly receive requests for a version for OS X too. I don't have any experience with Mac so far though, and so am not sure exactly how ...
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Best IDE for HTML, CSS, and Javascript for mac [closed]

I'm currently looking to move to using an IDE for web development. The options I'm considering are: Aptana Studio Coda Expresso Please base your answers on the following criteria, in descending ...
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What are the essential things I should know about the Mac? [closed]

I am about to start a new job at a startup company on Monday. Today they asked me what I want for a PC for work, Windows, Linux or Mac (presumably a laptop). I am proficient with Windows and Linux but ...
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Employer purchased a Macbook for me, as a programmer what do I need to do to get my environment setup?

I come from growing up on dos/windows and the more I got into programming and development the more I invested time/effort into linux distributions. I had a choice between an IBM and a Macbook. I ...
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How is coding on a 13" MacBook Pro? [closed]

I've been working on a 15" machine for years, but recently I was tempted by the 13" MacBook Pro. Because I'm often on the road, I was looking mostly for a lightweight machine, considering I've ...
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What is the state of TWAIN on the Macintosh today?

I'm currently working on a project where we want to interface with TWAIN scanners on both the PC (Windows) and the Macintosh. On Windows, we basically have everything squared away and the code works ...
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When programming for a new platform, do you change the keyboard mapping to what you're familiar with?

I've been a Windows programmer for a decade or more now, and I'm currently doing my first ever Macintosh project. One of the things that is driving me bonkers is how the keyboard maps differently. ...