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No doubt this will be removed by Apple (they don't want to hear the truth).
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          iMac - model: iMac11,3
          1 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU: 2 cores
          12 GB RAM
Video Information:
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          BusyCalAlarm
          Solar Service
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          Evernote
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          Qmultimedia
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          Photos
          Public
          Qdownload
          Qusb
          Qweb
          updraftPersonal
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          BambooCore
          BambooCore
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          WacomTabletPlugin: Version: WacomTabletPlugin 2.1.0.2 Support
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          Scorch: Version: 6.2.0 Support
          JavaAppletPlugin: Version: Java 7 Update 51 Check version
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          Ghostery: Version: 5.2.0
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          AllMyTube: Version: 4.8.0.0
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iTunes Plug-ins:
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          Trusteer Endpoint Protection  Support
          PenTablet  Support
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