Installing a newer version of software, or getting a newer or improved piece of hardware.

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What would be a stable OS upgrade for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro?

Can anyone advise what a stable OS version would be for my mid/late 2007 Mac Book Pro? I am running Snow leopard 10.6.8 and know I can upgrade to Yosemite but have my hesitations after reading many ...
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Should i Buy SSD first or RAM for my Macbook?

I have a macbook pro 15 inch mid 2010. For school i have to use mostly Adobe applications but they take so long to boot up. Not only these programs but other programs too. What should i do to improve ...
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Would and SSD or RAM be the better upgrade in this situation?

I feel I'm making this post more for validation than anything, but I want to get some of your opinions as well. My friend contacted me the other day asking how she could make her MacBook Pro run a ...
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ld: warning: bad symbol action: $ld$install_name$os10.5$/System/Library/… [closed]

I am running Qt Creator on OS X 10.9, building projects... Recently, I am getting the following: ld: warning: bad symbol action: ...
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Internal SSD not found when installing OS X

I just upgraded my Mac Mini Late 2012 to an SSD. Now, I wanted to boot from my bootable USB and then install Mac OS X to my SSD but it does not find the SSD when I want to select it. The SSD is from ...
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Why does memory appear near full even after upgrade?

I've just upgraded my MacBook Pro from 4GB to 8GB. Before the upgrade, I looked in the Activity Monitor and it said that it was using almost 3.98GB of 4GB (I'm a web developer, so I usually have lots ...
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Yosemite upgrade and corrupt external partitioned hard drive?

I upgraded to Yosemite and shortly afterward mybook hard drive 1.5tb fat formatted failed to work. All I was doing was playing itunes songs stored on the partitioned hard drive. I then tried to verify ...
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Upgrade vom 10.8 to 10.9

all of my Macs are running OSX Mavericks right now, except one iMac that is still on OSX 10.8.5 I've tried to find a possibility to upgrade to Mavericks, but can only find Yosemite upgrades in the ...
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How to upgrade to chrome 64 bit?

Finally there should be a version of Chrome 64 bit for Mac. I received an email from google groups: Switch the Mac build from 32-bit to 64-bit. As of M39, Chrome is a 64-bit only binary. ...
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Macbook air yosemite upgrade froze

Started macbook air yosemite update 24 hrs ago- selected filevault option for encrypting hard drive now update hangs on the encryption part- how do i stop the process and turn off filevault?message ...
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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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I have an iPhone 5S with Applecare+, do I have any options for trading in for 6?

As stated above, I have two month old iPhone 5s that I bought directly from an Apple store. It's been really jittery lately, screen flickers, crashing, etc, and although I know that apple will replace ...
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OSX Yosemite Failed Download

I'm trying to install OSX Yosemite. I start the download from the app store and it sit and thinks for 40 minutes or so and then gives me the following error: Yosemite Failed to Download Please visit ...
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Getting unsupported firmware error while trying update iPhone 5S to iOS 8

I am trying to update my GF's phone to iOS8. I do not have a reliable internet connection and iTunes keep disconnecting in middle and never resumes the download. So I downloaded IPSW link mentioned in ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBookPro Model6.1 8GB (2x 4GB) to 16GB (2x 8GB)

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 Model 6.1 i7 17" with 8GB RAM inside. I want to upgrade to 16GB. I have seen that it should be possible on the model 7.1 but I have 6.1 Can I upgrade? Does it work on my ...
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Can iPad be upgraded to iOS8 if desktop is running lion?

Question: Current hardware is a 2007 Mac mini running Lion. From what I read, I cannot upgrade to Yosemite (if incorrect, please let me know) but the question is that I also have an iPad 2 and will I ...
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Update to Yosemite: will I be able to sync iCal to iOS6/7?

I have Mountain Lion and want to upgrade to Yosemite. I need to use iCal on my old iPad (iOs6). I heard Yosemite asks you to update to iCloud Drive (that can't be installed on iOs6/7) and that you ...
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Can my MacBook 1,1 be upgraded to anything higher than Snow Leopard? and can the machine be updated in its specs?

Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook 1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per processor): 2 ...
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I am using a Mackbook Pro that I purchased in 2011 using OS X 10.8.5 and want to upgrade it to Yosemite

I want to upgrade to Yosemite but before I do, I need to know if the upgrading process will require I reinstall all my apps once the upgrade is done. I am in the middle of a lot of work and don't have ...
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When upgrading to Yosemite from Mavericks are there any traps with Brew and Ports

Currently running Mavericks. Got a LOT of things installed through Homebrew and a handful through Ports. Are these going to survive the upgrade? What is best practice in this situation?
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Upgrading my Mac: Will it increase performance?

I have a macbook pro 13" 5,5 late 2009 edition, I use it all the time for taking notes and research at college etc. but I also use it to record music for my band and occasionally I play games on it. I ...
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How to unlock disk after unsuccessful upgrade?

I tried to upgrade to OSX Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I had only 4GB of free disk space. Everything went fine until it said only a minute remaining. This was on for 8 hours. Eventually I restarted the ...
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How to copy old Hard drive to new SSD [duplicate]

I have a 2013 Macbook pro with SSD 256gb. I'm would like to upgrade the SSD to 512gb.So I want to copy all its contest on the 256gb to the new 512gb. What is better way for this? additionally, MAC OS ...
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Will 2GB ram run Yosemite smoothly

cant upgrade my 2009 iMac 2009 20" with 2GB for a few months but need to upgrade to 10.9.4 to install Yosemite. I am currently running 10.8.1 as a fresh install of Mountain Lion which runs fine, but ...
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Safari crashes after Yosemite Upgrade

My sister upgraded her 2011 MacBook Pro 15" to Yosemite from Mavericks. As far as I have been able to glean the upgrade went without a hitch, but now her computer is mostly unusable. It is very ...
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Need to install minimum 10.9.4 for XCode, but running 2009 iMac with 2GB Ram, only option now is Yosemite

been given a iMac to configure for my new job. Its a 2009 20" iMac. I recently clean installed Mountain Lion, as I knew it was stable and I had a boot USB. I thought Mountain Lion would be enough ...
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My iPhoto Library has lost its index. Files are invisible, but still taking up space. Is there any way to retrieve them?

Okay--I've seen questions similar to this one, but not identical. So please hang in there while I try to explain this problem: Yesterday, I upgraded iPhoto to version 9.6. It seemed to be doing ...
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iMac eventually crashing after memory upgrade

I have an iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010) running on two pairs of brand new VALUESELECT Corsair memories - 4 slots, 4GB each. OSX (both Mountain Lion and Yosemite) is detecting available memory ...
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Pen-drive (USB thumb drive ) not showing up on Mac Desktop

I recently updated to Yosemite, now my pen-drive (USB flash drive) isn't working on my Mac. iPhone is working fine but pen-drive gets detected in disk utility but it is not showing up on the Desktop. ...
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Upgrade Freenas hard drive

I have been using Freenas with a 320 gb hard drive and would like to upgrade to 4tb. How can I upgrade my Hard Drive? I only have one hard drive. I want to move everything from the 320 gb drive to ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite with two hard drives in iMac

I'm running 10.9.5 on an iMac, where I have two hard drives (SSD + HDD) and Superdrive installed. The way the disks are mounted is not conventional: /dev/disk0s2 on / (hfs, local, journaled) devfs on ...
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Can I still download OS X Mavericks for Free? [duplicate]

I never upgraded to Mountain Lion or Mavericks and now that Yosemite has arrived I thought of upgrading but I find that some of my software will not work with it. So I would like to upgrade to ...
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how to remove Yosemite installer?

I had begin the update and left it overbite for download, it downloaded completely but then failed. I started the download again and this time it had finished successfully but I didn't notice it and ...
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Yosemite Installer not opening?

I have downloaded OSX Yosemite, after downloading complete when I am clicking on 'Install OS X Yosemite' it doesn't starting anything...Till now I have downloaded it 4 times every time same happening. ...
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Upgrade to Yosemite - YES / NO [closed]

I have MacBook Pro 15" Retina late 2013 16GB memory / 500GB flash and it came with Mavericks. Should I upgrade to Yosemite? I have read many comments / blogs pointing out specific issues related to ...
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Why does a system upgrade take so long if there are files in '/usr/local'?

My recent upgrade to Yosemite (from Mavericks) took about 6 hours, nearly all of which time was used in processing the contents of /usr/local (e.g. TeX, etc.). What is the upgrade process doing with ...
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Updating OSX in Mac Mini

I recently purchased a Mac Mini late 2012 Ivy bridge 2.3ghz i7 quad core and upgraded to 16GB memory. I understand the pre-installed OS is 10.8.1 (12B2080). I could update to OS 10.10 but I want to ...
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iPhone OTA update: How to get hidden space back?

I've downloaded iOS8 and updated to each version up to 8.1. However, the disk-space on my iPhone is shrinking and shrinking with this OTA update. Is there any way to get space back without having to ...
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Upgrading OS X frees disk space — why?

I noticed that every time I upgrade OS X to a newer version, a significant amount of disk space (10-20 GB) is freed up. This applies both to minor (10.9.4 -> 10.9.5) and major (10.9 -> 10.10) ...
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Remove iOS8 install file from iPad [duplicate]

I have an iPad 3, running iOS7. Following some articles I read, alleging to degraded performance undr iOS8, I decided to not upgrade (if anyone can contribute any experience to the contrary - I'd be ...
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After an upgrade to Yosemite, R is no longer in PATH

I just upgraded to Yosemite, and R (installed from http://cran.r-project.org/bin/macosx/) is no longer in PATH. Since this appears to be relevant to other packages, I wonder if there is a generic ...
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Error while trying to open new Emacs.app after upgrade to Yosemite

After upgrade to Yosemite I get this when trying to launch new Emacs app from command-line. I've spent yesterday trying to figure out what's the problem, so today I decided to ask here. ➜ ~ open -n ...
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Reinstalled Mac OS X on my MacBook Air & now it won't let me install iMovie and iPhoto?

I get this weird error message after reinstalling Mac OS X on my Macbook Air These apps cannot be accepted by your Apple ID. These apps were recently assigned to another Apple ID, and they will ...
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After upgrade to Yosemite Time Machine says “Disk Full” even if there's 350GB free space

I upgraded to Yosemite yesterday, and just now I got a Time Machine alert Disk is Full although there are 350+ GB on the backup disk according to Finder. It said it had deleted an old backup ...
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What is fastest operating system for my Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, still running 10.6.8 but I'm getting incompatibility messages from various other sites and software. Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 ...
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Macbook pro 15 Retina 256GB SSD 2012 model won't start after Yosemite upgrade

Similar problem: 2012 Macbook pro with retina 256GB SSD. Has 140GB space free. Upgrade completed successfully but reboot get stuck at around 40% under the apple logo. Left over night and still see the ...
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Purchasing a Mac Mini with Future Compatibility in Mind

I am contemplating purchasing a mac mini. However, now that Apple has just released newer models of the mac minis, I find myself a bit confused. Basically, my requirements are: A mac to learn and ...
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the ...
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Create your own Fusion Drive?

Is a Fusion hybrid drive anything special in terms of hardware, or is it literally a SSD drive and a regular disk glued into one box, and all the Fusion "magic" is done by software? Can you get ...
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Upgrade iPhone 5 from iOS 7.0.4 to iOS 7.1.2

I have an iPhone 5 that I use with Straight Talk (telecom provider) and I am trying to "upgrade" it from 7.0.4 to 7.1.2, or any release with the 7.x version for that matter. I specifically do not ...