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

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Upgrading a dev 2011 MBA to Mavericks

I have a 2011 MBA (i5 1.7Ghz with 4GB RAM) running Lion 10.7.5. I'm tempted to do a Mavericks upgrade (in the particular hope of improving power and memory management), but since this is a development ...
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Late 2009 MBP 15" battery drain on sleep after putting SSD and ram upgrade

I have a 2009 MacBook Pro (macbook pro 5.4) with Core 2 duo 2.53ghz 4GB RAM with 256 HDD. I upgraded the RAM and switched to SSD. Here are the specs: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ...
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Is the CT3309352 Crucial memory the same as CT2K4G3S1067M?

I am trying to help my brother and sister in-law upgrade their 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Mid 2009 MacBook Pro (MacBook Pro5,5) to Mavericks. The Mac is currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 and has only ...
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How to improve old, slow iMac — new SSD? Or more RAM?

I have an old iMac for the kids: iMac 8,1 Core2 Duo with 3GB (2+1) RAM that was recently upgraded it to Mavericks 10.9 It's running quite slow; free RAM is always pretty low. Apps run "OK" once ...
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Should I format and upgrade to mavericks or upgrade to mavericks and format?

I am planning to upgrade on a Unibody Macbook (2008) to Mavericks. Mountain Lion is already installed and I felt it to be a bit sluggish when I upgraded. I also would like to start anew and clear some ...
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Installing two DDR3 SO-DIMMs as non-matched pairs in a MacBook

I've just upgraded my girlfriend's MacBook (I think it is a 2011 Model, one of the last white plastic ones) to Mavericks, and it has slowed down significantly. I'd like to upgrade the RAM on the ...
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how to upgrade iphone 3gs ios 4 to ios 6 directly?

Is it possible to upgrade directly to iOS 6 while from iOS 4? I'm just new with apple gadgets. iTunes only shows ios 4.2. Does it require me to upgrade one step at a time? It took a lot of time if it ...
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What is happening when my Mac is being optimized after an OS X update?

I have just updated to 10.9.2 and after the installation reboot this little message shows up: What exactly is happening in the background here?
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Is it possible to update any iOS 6 device to iOS 6.1.6?

Apple have just released software updates to fix a rather serious security problem where a valid SSL response wasn't checked properly to ensure it matches the site actually being browsed. I have an ...
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Upgrade to Mavericks from an external HDD

I have Snow Leopard on and external HDD. Is it possible to boot form the external drive, and install Mavericks on the internal drive via the Mac App Store?
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MacBookPro Ram Frequency

i have a MacBookPro 5,5 (Intel Core 2 Duo 2,26GHz) with Snow Leopard. Actualy i've 2 ram block of 2GB (total 4GB) of DDR3 at 1067MHz. Now i'm buying 2 ram bloc of 8GB of DDR3 but at 1600MHz, could ...
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iMac mid 2011 RAM upgrade compatability

Is this RAM going to be compatible with a mid 2011 iMac 21.5"?
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Upgrading to OS X Mavericks (10.9) via Screen Sharing

When I upgrade to OS X Mavericks (10.9), after the final reboot (where it asks for your Apple ID), should I expect Screen Sharing to be functioning properly? (Q: Has anyone done this, or can verify ...
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MySQL and server settings when upgrading Mac Pro from 10.6 to 10.7

I have my web development environment on a mac pro running on OS X version 10.6. I'm considering upgrading it to Mac OS X 10.7. Will it upgrade smoothly or do I have to reinstall mysql, perl and so ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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How do I find the installed RAM layout in my MacBook without opening it up?

I have a mid-2009 MacBook with 4 GB of RAM installed in it and I'd like to upgrade it to 8 GB of RAM. In order to do that I have to figure out what the installed RAM configuration is so I can ...
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Long boot and shutdown time

I own a MBP 17" model with i7, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD. It is early 2011 model. I upgraded to OS X 10.9 when it was released. Since then the boot and shutdown time has been extended greatly. What used to ...
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Is it worth to max out a MBP 13"? [closed]

In the past couple of months I thought about buying a Macbook. Finaly I decided myself for a MBP 13". I will used it primarly for programming/scripting in Python and some WebDev. I also want to use it ...
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Lion to Mavericks = iMail Fail

Currently have OSX Lion 10.7.5 and everything is hunky dory. I upgraded to Mavericks when it first came out and my iMail for work will NOT accept my pswd. Figured I'd restore to my Lion and ...
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Is it possible to keep using my current apps and their data on a different iPod?

I have an iPod 5 but I want the front and back camera, so for my upcoming birthday in April I'm planning an upgrade. Can I use the same Apple ID and start at the same level on the Apps I have on this ...
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Mavericks missing Helvetica font

Since updating to Mavericks, I've had some issues with the system fonts. Most notably, I seem to be missing some variation of Helvetica. The system seems to replace with a similar font (maybe Lucida ...
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iPhone 4 updated and now wants me to restore or setup as new

I just updated my iPhone 4 from ios 4 to ios 7 and it looked as if everything was going fine. I saw things backedup; I saw firmware and software updated, and I saw things restored from backup. When ...
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Upgrading MacBook Pro 17" - do I need to connect old drive externally?

I am upgrading the HDD of a MBP 17" Mid-2009 to an SSD. I have an Airport Time Capsule with Time Machine backups in it. Do I still need to purchase a USB/SATA connector for my old drive or can I ...
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Can I upgrade from Mountain Lion To Mavericks without the app store?

I don't want to create an App Store account because I don't like the idea of tying my computer with it. Can I still upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks for free from the Apple servers without an ...
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Is Mavericks available to a 13-inch Late 2007 MacBook, despite everything?

Apple makes it quite clear to which models Mavericks is available. So, I have a 13-inch Late 2007 MacBook (not-Pro, running 10.7.5), which shouldn't be supported. But when I open App Store, ...
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Mac Outlook identity problem after upgrade to Mavericks

Upgrading a friends' 2011 MacBook Pro 15″ from Snow Leopard to Mavericks went as smooth as expected, however the single problem that's left concerns the Microsoft Outlook application. There seems to ...
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MacPro (2013) GPU power D300, 500 or 700? [closed]

Now the dust has settled, and it became sort of clear that the new MP can be partly upgraded (RAM, SSD CPU) (but not the video card), i'm doubting what would be the best strategy (don't want to buy a ...
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Can I upgrade the Radeon Pro graphics card in my iMac early-2008?

I have a 20″ early-2008 iMac with Radeon Pro (256 MB) and I wish to upgrade it. Are there any suitable (and more powerful) replacements for it (the video card)?
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How to remove an Adobe 'upgrade'?

I accidentally installed an upgrade of Adobe Acrobat Pro 7 to Adobe Acrobat Pro 11. (I had the Adobe Pro 7 for Windows and was sold the upgrade without being told that I had to separately buy the ...
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16 GB Crucial RAM For MacBook Pro

I'm looking to upgrade my MacBook Pro to 16GB of RAM. I'm considering: Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333MHz PC3-10600 204pin SODIMM CL9 Mac The specs match what my MacBook wants from RAM but it ...
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iMac: update OS X from 10.5.8 to 10.6 (and beyond)

A friend of mine has a desktop Apple computer (I googled Apple computer images and it looks like an iMac). He has Mac OS X version 10.5.8. When we tried to upgrade it the OS reported that there are no ...
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Do I need to upgrade to get iTunes 10, or can OS X 10.4.11 run it?

So, I have an old iBook G4 running OS X 10.4.11 (It was a gift for Christmas.) and when I went to download some of my iTunes purchases to my computer, I got this (Basically, it didn't say "What's New ...
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Upgrade from Mountain Lion to Mavericks and my iMac got slower

I imagine I am not the first one to notice this problem, but unfortunately the update of Mavericks so far have not even addressed this issue. I have a late 2011 iMac, and while the transition from ...
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Can I remove items from my App Store updates

The App Store wants me to update my Pages 4.3 to Pages 5.0. Given the changes to and reviews of Pages 5.0, I wish to stay with 4.3. Can I somehow delete the upgrade reminder from the list? I ...
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No songs on itunes when ipod is disconnected

I didn't have such problem with the previous version of itunes, however after upgrading it to version 11, I can't get to access my songs after unplugging my iPod. In the past though I'd still manage ...
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How can I update my jailbroken iPhone 3GS to iOS 6.1?

How can I upgrade my iOS version to the latest version of iOS that I can have on my 3GS? I'm new to jailbreaking and to iPhones. I want to upgrade it to 6.1, but I really don't know how. My phone is ...
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Will upgrading to Mavericks break my Macports?

I have a late 2010 Macbook Pro 15", running 10.7.5, with a configured dev environment, containing tons of installed ports (specifically Apache/PHP5.4/MySQL/Mongo/Node etc). Apparently, the only way ...
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I'm getting my iPhone 5 6.1.2 replaced - any way to AVOID getting stuck with iOS 7?

My iPhone 5 64GB 6.1.2 has a malfunctioning camera sensor so I'm getting a warranty replacement. However I badly want to avoid iOS 7. Presumably, any refurbished iPhone 5's at this point (December ...
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Does my Macbook need “special” RAM?

I want to upgrade the RAM on my Macbook Pro 4,1 A1260 (Early 2008). Can I just use any RAM of the compatible "type", or does it need special magic RAM because it's a Macbook? Also, is there any ...
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How can I tell if I need to upgrade/replace Macbook 07 Airport card?

I bought a used Macbook (late 07 model, white, 2.1 Intel Core Duo, 3 gig RAM) and I have been upgrading everything I can. It works great EXCEPT the airport card. The wireless internet is so slow! When ...
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SSD upgrade for 15" MacBookPro2,2?

I'd like to upgrade my old MacBookPro2,2 with something like a 120 GB Samsung 840 Basic SSD. Does that make sense?
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Mavericks Server update from 10.8 Server - Is it safe on 3rd party additions

I posted this originally to discussions.apple.com but saw no traction. So, please forgive for the repost: I am running 10.8 + Server and am getting ready to update to 10.9. I have also installed ...
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Install Mountain Lion now that Mavericks has been released

I foolishly installed Mavericks upon release and my Mac doesn't like it, so I used Internet recovery to downgrade to Lion. I am trying to get back to Mountain Lion but it does not seem possible ...
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Create Backup Image of OS X Lion Before Upgrading to Mavericks

I am running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 and am planning on upgrading to OS X Mavericks. However, before I do that - I would like to create a backup of my current OS (OS X Lion), so that if things go wrong ...
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Is it possible to update an iOS device to a version older than the current version?

My question title probably sounds confusing, so allow me to explain... Let's say you have an iPhone 3GS that's still running iOS 5. Is it possible, today, to upgrade that device to iOS 6 (the latest ...
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How to get iLife '13 for free (update from iLife '11)?

I currently have iLife '11 installed on my iMac from a retail disk purchased new from eBay. Under the updates section of the App Store, there is nothing that says iLife Update. I thought updates for ...
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Cannot upgrade VirtualBox installation of Mac OS 10.6.8 to Mavericks - supposedly a processor issue

I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.8 within VirtualBox 4.3.2 on a Windows machine with an i7 processor. I would like to upgrade my OS to Mavericks through the App Store. When I try to do so, I get the ...
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WiFi rejection problem after Mavericks upgrade

I recently upgraded MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) operating system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Since then several WiFi networks are rejecting my password (rejecting wrong passwords ...
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Shoud I upgrade to Safari 6.1?

I have a Lion machine and a Mountain Lion machine. Software Update has offered to upgrade Safari from 6.0.5 to 6.1 on both machines. Is this upgrade worth it? Any issues or glitches? I didn't find any ...
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Can't Download Mavericks via App Store nor Upgrade from OS X 10.8.5 — Command Line Installs Not Supported

App Store mentions the following message when I attempt to download/install OS X Mavericks (10.9): "Command line installs of OS X are not supported on systems older than 10.9." So it says I need ...