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

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How to downgrade from iOS 4.3.5 to iOS 4.2.1?

Just got a defect report that application is crashing in iPhone3GS using iOS 4.2.1. No problems with iPhone3GS using iOS 4.3.5 or iPhone4 using iOS 4.1. Question: How can I downgrade some device to ...
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Multiple Macs and the OS X Lion Hardware Up-to-Date Program? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which new Mac purchasers get free upgrades to 10.7? I'm due for a free update to Mac OS X Lion, as I bought an iMac in July after the cut-off date for free updates. When I ...
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Does appleutd@xmr3.com belong to the Apple up to date program?

I applied for the apple up to date program through their site and got now the e-mail with a password protected pdf attachment in it. Xmr3 doesn't really sound like apple. Has anybody some additional ...
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Buying apps with different AppleID than one used to buy OS X Lion

Case: I bought a new Macbook pro and I got lion as free upgrade. By mistake my friend's apple id was stored in the Mac App Store and I didn't notice the error when I entered my redemption code. I ...
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Slow Internet on Lion, but only for some sites and some browsers

I've upgraded to Lion today and since then I am facing a very strange problem. Gmail, Facebook, discussions.apple.com do not load at all, and IF they loaded, I get only text with no CSS or images. ...
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Upgrading a boot camp machine to Lion

I have a Snow Leopard MacBook Air with Boot Camp installed. I'm thinking about upgrading to Lion, but I'm worried about all the software I have installed on my Boot Camp partition. I have a lot of ...
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Pages 09 4.0.3 wants an update

When I open Pages 09 4.0.3, it tells me I need a software update; yet, running Software Update responds that all software is up to date. I believe there is a later version of Pages with improved Lion ...
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Login screen freezes after the Lion 10.7.1 update

After updating to 10.7.1 (the first Lion update) & restarting the system, it's not logging me in. As I give my password and press return it stays on the same login screen. I could move the mouse ...
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Is vHub Updater for VisualHub legit?

I got a newsletter to go to store.kagi.com It's an offer to buy an update to the discontinued video converting software Visualhub by Techspansion. What makes it a bit suspicious that there is no ...
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How to manually restore emails in Lion?

Before upgrading to Mac OS X Lion with a clean install, I backed up Mail app according to this article on Apple Discussions. I know have the com.apple.mail file and the Mail directory and I have no ...
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Can I save my free upgrade to Lion?

I've bought a MacBook Pro 8,1 one month ago. Snow Leopard was pre-installed on it. Yesterday, I did the free upgrade, provided by Apple. I received a code for the App Store. I filled it in, and I got ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a Mac Mini to OS X Lion?

I read that the upgrade to OS X Lion is not intended for Mac Minis, is this true? Is there a way to upgrade a Mac Mini with an Intel CPU to OS X Lion?
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Lion clean install process

I'm fairly new to Macs, so I wanted to check if this was a good way to update my machine. Also I'll comment on my reqs so perhaps there's a better way. So, I have a MBP 2010 160GB Snow Leopard latest....
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Lion refuses to download from App store stating “ unable to install on this machine”

I am unable to get Lion to download and uprgrade my Mac Mini as it gives an error message - "We could not complete your purchase. This version of Mac OS X 10.7 cannot be installed on this computer." ...
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What's the best after-market SSD for my MBP? [closed]

I've been researching various SSD's to put in my 2011 MBP, and I've come across quite a few reviews and threads indicating various reliability and performance issues, even with the popular models. ...
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“Unable to load the Parallels driver” after upgrade to Lion

I have Parallels Desktop 6 (6.0.11994) installed and after an upgrade to Lion, whenever I start Parallels, I get these two messages: Then Parallels Virtual Machines window appears but neither of ...
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How can I remove the Parallels icons from Launchpad in Lion?

I have Parallels Desktop 6 installed and after an upgrade to Lion I got a whole bunch of Windows app icons on Launchpad: They look ugly and don't have a remove button. They also don't exist in my ...
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Is upgrading an iMac to an SSD over USB 2/FireWire an upgrade?

I bought the smallest 21" iMac model of the 2011 update cycle. I was planning on having the HDD replaced with an SSD later on. Turned out this would not be an option. So I'm either stuck with the ...
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Apple developer account and upgrading the OS

I run OS 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade it to Snow Leopard or Lion so that I can run GameSalad. I'll develop an app with GameSalad and upload it to the App Store. As I understand, I need to pay $99 ...
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Can I use the same Lion OS X license on a home and a work machine, or do I have to buy one for each?

I bought a Lion OS X license for my home Mac. Can I use this same license to install Lion on my work computer? The Can I use the new Lion OS X license on two machines, or do I have to buy one for ...
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Can I upgrade to Lion straight from 10.5.8?

Can I upgrade to Lion from 10.5.8 without upgrading to 10.6.6 first?, or with a package deal? And can I upgrade just downloading? -- Without having to have the discs mailed to me?
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How to install 4.3.3 from 4.2.1 iphone 4?

I just recently bought an iphone4. It came installed with 4.2.1 firmware, and since 4.3.4 is released now it is not as simple as to just update the firmware with itunes. I have tried some good which ...
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Install Mac OS X Lion from newly installed SDD in Mac Book Pro A1260 (2008 model)

I have an old Mac Book Pro A1260 (2008 early model), and I need to replace the old HDD with SDD. In doing so, I'm thinking about installing Mac OS X Lion. Can I install Mac OS X Lion directly to my ...
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Will Lion updates be included in the App Store download?

I would want to download Lion before I start clearing my system for a fresh install, but would the fixes released in the next few weeks be included in the download?
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Unable to create Guest Account after enabling FileVault

After upgrading to Lion, I tried creating a guest account and it worked. I enabled FileVault on Lion and went through the process of encryption. After that, when I am trying to create a Guest account,...
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Only account is a locked “Guest” after upgrading to OS Lion

My friend updated his 13" MacBook Pro to OS X Lion today. After upgrading he has been met with a login screen showing a single account, "Guest". This "Guest" account is password-protected and none of ...
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Will upgrading to Lion boost performance and responsiveness?

I remember going from Leopard to Snow Leopard was a huge performance boost. Going to Lion, is it going to be the case? Read so many reviews yet none of them discussed this (many discussed gestures ...
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Where did my file /etc/ppp/ip-up go after upgrading to Lion?

I upgraded to OS X 10.7 this morning and upon attempting to connect to my corporate VPN, I discovered that my script at /etc/ppp/ip-up has disappeared. Has anyone else encountered this problem, or do ...
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Can I use the new Lion OS X license on two machines, or do I have to buy one for each?

I have 2 macbooks (the unibody and the one before that). Do I need to buy two licenses or can I just use one license for both machines?
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What should I do when “An error has occurred” when downloading Lion?

I'm trying to download the new Mac OS. When click install, the icon pops onto the dock and says Waiting... After about 5 minutes, it disappears and in the purchased category of the Mac App Store, ...
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How do people who recently bought a Macbook Pro get the free upgrade to Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do new Macs get free upgrades to 10.7? When I bought my Macbook Pro I was told that when Lion came out I could get the upgrade for free. How do I go about doing this? I'...
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Is there a way to purchase the official Lion release when the Gold Master was previously installed?

Is there a way to install the official release when you installed the Gold Master version? I can't purchase it from the app store because it think I have the app already intalled... I wonder how you ...
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How long can I expect my system to be unusable during an upgrade to OS X Lion?

I just downloaded Lion and am pretty eager to install it, but I can use every minute I have, so I'd rather not install it now if it means my system is unusable for 30+ minutes. How long should I ...
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What are the consequences of upgrading to OS X 10.7 Lion if I have a separate Boot Drive and Home folder drive in my MacBook Pro?

I have an early-2011 MacBook Pro 15" with a 128GB SSD. I replaced the built-in SuperDrive with a 750GB MCE OptiBay HD, so my boot drive is the 128GB SSD (speed!) and I have moved over most of my Home ...
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iTunes updates and Ping

I'm not very savvy. I usually accept all iTunes updates to get any important fixes. But I don't think I need Ping - never signed up and don't use social networking. Should I reject iTunes update # ...
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Intel Mac mini - maximum RAM Upgrade

I have a Mac mini with a Core 2 Duo processor (2.4 Ghz). I plan to upgrade the RAM in my Mac mini. Currently, it has 2GB right now, 1GB per slot (2 slots total). I would like to buy a new 4GB for a ...
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Is it possible to install an SSD and/or another hard drive after purchase in a 27" iMac?

I'm looking at buying a new iMac 27" for university and want the hard drive + ssd but the problem is that its so expensive. So is it possible to install another hard drive without adding in the option?...
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Recommended way to back up a Macbook before upgrading its OS?

I'm planning on upgrading a friend's Macbook from OS X Leopard to OS X Snow Leopard. I think it's a good idea to backup all the data before upgrading the OS, in case something goes wrong. The problem ...
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Can I upgrade directly from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to 10.7 Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I upgrade to Lion straight from 10.5.8? For us 10.5 users, is the only path a two step upgrade to 10.6 then 10.7? Also, is there a hardware compatibility chart? My mac ...
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Buying new Apple OS's

Historically, if you wanted to get the new Windows, you should always wait until Service Pack 2 if you want a stable OS. So, how is it with Apple OSes? Should we get Lion right away or wait for 10.7....
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iTunes shows App Updates Badge, but no updates are available

On my iTunes page, it is showing a 7 next to Apps to indicate I have 7 apps with available updates. When I click on the link to show available updates, regardless of which iTunes account I have, it ...
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Force iTunes update overnight using cron

I was wondering if anyone knew a command line 'command' I could use in a cron to force the iTunes podcast updater to run overnight. I'm running 10.6
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Upgrade the hdd in the new mid 2011 iMac without buying an Apple certified hdd?

It has been recently discovered that Apple uses a new 7 pin hdd connection in their mid 2011 iMacs. When a none Apple certified hdd is installed the fans kick on during boot and system fails to start. ...
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Can't download or update Mac App Store apps

I can't seem to download or update any apps purchased in the Mac App Store. So far I've tried most of the usual troubleshooting tips found by googling the issue (deleting caches & preferences, ...
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MBP Dual core (2006) fans usage since Mac OS X update 10.6.7

Am I the only one who noticed this : since the last Mac OS X System update, the fans are quite often spinning at full speed, regardless of the activity on the computer. It happens even when there is ...
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Why does iOS remove aps from folders upon update?

Has anyone else seen the issue where apps are removed from their folders when you do a mass update from the App Store? I've seen it with my iPhone 4 and my original iPad. It only seems to happen when ...
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Is it possible restore or update your iphone if you only have tethered internet?

I totally bricked my iphone for a couple of days last time I tried to upgrade my OS. I didn't realize that upgrading the OS requires access to Apple during the installation process. I only have ...
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Restore OS after Harddrive upgrade

I planning to upgrade my 2010 MBP's Hadrdrive from 160GB to 500GB, I have alrerady lot of data on the existing disk, including Bootcamp partition. Could anyone suggest how to do I go ahead with ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro Memory Upgrade - What are the SO-DIMM memory specs?

What are the exact specs when shopping for early 2011 MacBook Pro SO-DIMM memory? I'll be uprading to the maximum of 8GB.
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new windows laptop or upgrade to 15inch macbook? [closed]

My budget is around 1800. I already bought 13'' macbook pro 2011 from microcenter for 1093 (including tax). This was my first macbook and I'm impressed, but only downsize of it is that 13'' seems a ...