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

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Why do apps which are not installed run from an external bootable drive?

After a disk crash in my MacBook Pro running Lion, I replaced the drive, installed Mountain Lion, and am rebuilding my system. I used Migration Assistant to transfer from an external bootable clone ...
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Apple ID replaced with someone else's after iOS 6 upgrade (Security breach)

I just updated my iPad retina (3rd generation) with iOS 6 and now my Apple ID has been replaced with someone else's ID. And its not jailbroken either. How did someone manage to do that? This is a ...
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Any figures on how wide spread iOS 6.0 is? [closed]

I am looking for some trustworthy figures on how many iphone users (or all ios users for that matter) that have upgraded to iOS 6.0, compared to how many still run on 5.x. Does anyone have some ...
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Upgrading to PHP 5.4 using Mac Port

I tried following the excellent instructions on this gist to upgrade my Mac to PHP 5.4, but before I do, I need to know: Is there an easy way to find out which php extensions do I have installed ...
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MacBook SSD replacement — sudden motion shock sensor in optical bay?

When looking to upgrade a MacBook Pro with a solid state drive (SSD), one option is to: First, install the SSD instead of the spinning hard disk drive (HDD). Then, install the HDD instead of the ...
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Is it possible to upgrade the SSD in a 2011 model Macbook Pro?

I have a 2011 model MacbookPro (MacBookPro8,2) which came with a 128GB SSD. I would like to upgrade the SSD to a larger size without voiding my AppleCare. Is it possible to upgrade the SSD at all? ...
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Has Mountain Lion broken the ability to show Desktop with a gesture, begin dragging an icon, and unshow the Desktop?

I have just upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion. Despite my initial concerns relating to the new gestures, I am actually getting on pretty well and many of the new features are welcome. I do ...
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2012 iMac RAM Upgrade

I've just ordered the 27" iMac, which has user-upgradable RAM slots. There are four slots, and the default configuration that ships is two 4GB modules, and two empty spaces. Can I fill the other two ...
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How important is the 16gb ram upgrade on 15" retina macbook pro? [closed]

So I am on the market for a new workhorse laptop that will be my main computer. My use for it will be mostly web design/python programming, and would like to check out the latest games. I was ...
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Using memory with a higher MHz rating? [duplicate]

Can MacBook Pro's successfully support and fully exploit RAM of a higher MHz rating than that which they ship with? For example, take my 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2011) that ships with 4GB of 1333MHz ...
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Want to increase spead and reponsiveness in older Mac

Current Information: Software: Mac OSX (10.5.8) Processor: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 1 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM I want to get my computer moving faster, specifically around safari, itunes, ...
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Remote installation of Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 as an upgrade, not a fresh install

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions (or know if its even possible) to remote upgrade a fleet of Macs from 10.6.8 to 10.8 remotely. I presume I can push the installESD through ARD, but I want it to ...
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Is it a good idea to seal off the optical drive bay after installing a second HDD?

When installing a HDD instead of the SuperDrive: Does the bracket, which holds the HDD, seal off the optical drive slot in the unibody? If not, it seems that debris and dust could get in. (I guess ...
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Is backup mandatory for upgrade to iOS 6 in iPhone 4S?

I know that it is recommended that I backup my data, but if I upgrade to an iPhone 4S to iOS 6, does everything in my iPhone get deleted? Or does it keep original data, except when some errors occur?
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Problem Installing Lion on MacBook2,1 using USB

I have a Macbook2,1 with 4GB RAM, Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz and Leopard 10.5.8 and I need to upgrade it to Lion. I've downloaded Lion installation dmg file and restored it to a USB disk using Disk ...
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How to upgrade a jailbroken 4th gen iPod touch to 5.1 or higher?

I was wondering how I could upgrade my jailbroken iPod touch 4g (4.1) to 5.1 or higher? I found the following instructions by cksum on the forum: You will require iTunes. Connect the device, then ...
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Why are new Apps only compatible with the latest version(s) of Mac OS X & not backward comatible with earlier versions of the Operating System?

I have noticed that many Apps require at least Mac OS X 10.7.4 to be installed on an apple mac and some apps even require Mac OS X 10.8 to be installed. Cant apps be made backward compatible for those ...
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Download iOS updates using a File and not from iTunes or have to connect to Internet

According to this article, one can upgrade iOS using the following methods via Wireless via iTunes So, is it possible for user to download the iOS as a file (and not via iTunes) and later copy to ...
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How to can I upgrade Xcode 4.1 to 4.5.2 properly?

I'm trying to get Xcode up to date... but i think i have a little problem. I go in the Mac App Store. I find Xcode. I click on free button, it asks me to connect with my Apple-ID. Done. I get the ...
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Can I upgrade my iPhone from iOS 4.2.1 to iOS 5? iTunes only shows iOS 6

I have an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.2.1. I want to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 5, but iTunes will only let me upgrade the iPhone to iOS 6. I'd prefer not to, since many important apps don't work in India, ...
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Can I extend my MacBook Air 13.3 A1369 SSD to 512GB?

So the question in the title “Can I extend my MacBook Air 13.3 A1369 SSD to 512GB?”
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After upgrading to iOS6, all my apps are gone

I upgraded my iPad to iOS 6. Now all my apps appear to be gone. Am I missing something? Have they moved to a new place? How do I get them back? (I don't sync my iPad to a computer, if that is ...
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Trying to update iPad 2 to iOS 6

I tried updating my iPad to iOS 6. I plugged the iPad into my computer and it showed that is was backing up, however the update never showed up on iPad. What do I need to do?
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Updating from iOS 4.x without iTunes

My old computer in which I had iTunes on is broken. So my question is, are there any other ways of updating an iPad without having iTunes? If not, are there any stores that will do it?
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Upgrade processor iMac (mid 2010 specifically)

I have a mac from mid 2010. I want to know if I can upgrade the processor from the current 3.6 Ghz dual core i3 processor to a quad core i5 or i7. There seems to be very little information on the ...
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access and recover leopard time machine backups in mountain lion

I will be upgrading a MacBook Pro (late 2008) from leopard to mountain lion soon with a a complete wipe by booting and installing from a self made mountain lion USB stick. That MacBook Pro has ...
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Upgrade to new MBP with OS X without reinstalling applications?

I hope someone can help with some basic advice: My wife has used a MacBook Pro since 2006, and I want to get her a new one, or at least a newer refurb. She has OS X 10.6.3 and wants to install it ...
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Is it easy to boot a from external drive with Snow Leopard on it?

I have a macbook pro and planning to (finally) upgrade to Lion and currently have snow leopard. I am also planning to swap the hdd to something bigger. I wish to still be have the option of booting it ...
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Can I install an IDE (PATA) optical drive in a 2009 Mac Pro?

The 2009 Mac Pro uses SATA for its optical drive bays. I have an older IDE (PATA) DVD burner I'd like to use with it. I know there are IDE-SATA adapters, but they take up some space, and the fit ...
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upgrade this old MacBook Pro to mountain lion?

I have an "old" MacBook Pro with the following specs: Modelname: MacBook Pro Modell-Identification: MacBookPro5,4 Processor type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor speed: 2.53 GHz processer count: 1 core ...
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backup and restore iPhoto library from OSX 10.5.8

How do I backup a complete iPhoto ('09 version 8.1.2 (424)) library with all its metadata from iPhoto of OSX 10.5.8 and then after a clean new install of the latest OSX 10.8.2 on the same machine, ...
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Upgrading to new iPad, how can I get old settings and apps directly to new iPad?

I bought iPad 2 but it is very poor during lectures, very poor camera and storing A4 papers very imprecise. I have over 100 Apps, done all email settings and other things -- probably over 10 hours' ...
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Upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion in non personal & large scaled development environment

My company is still running Snow Leopard and we're thinking of upgrading to Mountain Lion soon. We are developing iOs and MacOsX applications and have a small break between the old projects and the ...
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Can I keep Bootcamp Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

here goes another SSD upgrade question. So I got a late 2008 Macbook Pro 2,53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB internal HDD. On this HDD, I got Mountain Lion (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a ...
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Mid 2009 MacBook Pro HDD/SSD upgrade suggestion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble with SSD/HDD in Macbook Pro Mid 2009 I have a mid 2009 15" 2.53 GHz MacBook Pro with 8 GB RAM and a 250 GB HDD. Recently, I purchased a WD 1TB 2.5" 5400 hard ...
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How to install an Operating System after replacing optical Drive by a second HDD on MacBook white late 2009?

I want to improve the performance of my MacBook white by donating it a Solid State Drive. Because the prices are too high and I don't want to get stuck in space shortage, I thought of replacing the ...
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If I'm an Apple iOS developer, can I do iOS upgrades, downgrades within the registered devices?

I have an iPad 2 GSM with iOS 4.3.5 that I would like to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1. I tried to upgrade using an Apple 5.1.1 image, without success due to the signing window for 5.1.1 being closed. If I ...
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How to upgrade a mac from 10.4?

An old MacBook still running 10.4 just showed up. Unfortunately, 10.4 isn't new enough to run the software it needs to run, so I'm trying to figure out how to upgrade it something newer. The usual ...
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“brew link node” creates/removes different number of symlinks when repeated

I was upgrading Node.js node through Homebrew's brew upgrade, and it didn't link correctly. $ brew update (snip-snip formulae were updated) $ brew upgrade (snip-snip other upgrades) ==> ...
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Fresh install or Cloning when migrating from HDD to smaller SSD (considering fragmentation, mostly)?

I own a mid 2010 6,2 MBP and I am considering the upgrade to a SSD. I would probably get a 256GBs SSD and replace my optical drive for the older HDD, so I can have a little more of capacity, as I ...
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OS X 10.5 upgrade to OS X 10.7 with data saving

They gave me macbook for development, it's quite powerful, but I need to upgrade i to OS X Lion because otherwise I can't run Xcode 4.X. How to upgrade but to save existing data somewhere on the hard ...
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How to get my keyboard backlight back after Mountain Lion upgrade?

I have a non-Unibody MacBook Pro running 10.8.2. After I installed Mountain Lion, the keyboard backlight does not light up any more. Is it a connection with the new OS, or is it a defect of my Mac?
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How do I hide a software update?

I need to hide a software update in Mountain Lion, so that when I press "update all" this piece of software is skipped. I followed the directions here but am unable to make it work in Mountain ...
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What might cause mouse and keyboard freezes after updating to OSX 10.8.2?

After the 10.8.2 update, keyboard and mouse input is hanging intermittently on my 2011 MacBook Air. It occurs in several applications (have tested with Safari and App Store). The keyboard input and ...
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Error stating that I'm running an older version of Mail with a newer version of Mac OS X

Mail.app stopped working on my Snow Leopard Mac after installing Security Update 2012-004 (Snow Leopard) (Post Date: September 19, 2012). Long ago, I moved Mail.app to a directory different from ...
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What is preventing an OTA update to iOS 6 on an iPod touch 4th gen?

I have iPod Touch 8GB 4th generation version. I got a notification that iOS 6 is available for the iPod. I have downloaded new iOS 6 but it's not getting installed. When I select Software Update -> ...
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Can I upgrade an iPhone from iOS 4 to to iOS 5 now that iOS 6 has come out?

If I have an iPhone running iOS 4 that I want to run iOS 5, but don't want to lose Google Maps by upgrading to iOS 6, is this possible?
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Upgrading a Mac from Leopard to Lion

I've two Macs: one MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo with 10.5.8 (Leopard) and the other MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo with 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). How can I upgrade the Leopard Mac to Mountain Lion while leaving the ...
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Preinstalled Mountain Lion and iWork is not found for Updates

My Retina Macbook Pro came with 10.8.0 preinstalled, I also have a normal boxed version of iWork '09 brought over from my old computer. When the 10.8.1 Update was out I got the Notification box that ...
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How to shorten startup time after Lion to Mountain Lion upgrade?

I have been looking for answers since and have seen a few that say I need to do a fresh install and whatnot. I am simply unhappy with the fact that I just bought a brand new laptop that got a free ...