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

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What is the best 2014 GPU that will work in an Early 2008 Mac Pro (MacPro3,1) on Mavericks or Yosemite? [on hold]

Assuming that you will have to upgrade the operating system to get the video drivers, as of late 2014 what is the best generation of video card that you can put into an Early 2008 Mac Pro (a.k.a. ...
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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 ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite without a working Mac App Store application?

My installation of the Mac App Store on Mavericks is broken. What alternatives are there for installing the new OS?
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Would it work if I swap the hard drive between two Macbook Pro?

I have a 17" and a 15" Macbook Pro from about 2010. The 15" one recently has some problem with the speaker. Can I take its hard drive out and install it into the other 17" one? Would it work? The ...
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Can I replace RAM or processor in new Mac mini?

Is it possible from technical point of view to replace/upgrade on my own RAM or processor in new Mac mini released today (assuming that I'll use compatible replacement)?
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iPhone 6 upgrade, restore missing photos?

I just upgrade to my iPhone 6. I first made backup (to iCloud) on my iPhone 5, then i restored it on the iPhone 6. Now all works well and everything is there, except all my photos. Anybody has a ...
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Should I upgrade RAM or to a SSD? [closed]

Ok, I have a late 2011 macbook pro that I'm looking to upgrade. It's sluggish with basic tasks such as right clicking to open the little options menu thingy (like the copy and past menu) and ...
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Upgrade OSX GM to final version

I want to install OSX Yosemite GM, but final version will release soon, can I upgrade Yosemite GM to final through Appstore when apple release final version? or I have to download another 5GB ?
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keyboard shortcuts lost on iOS 8 upgrade

After up grading to iOS 8 i lost ALL my customized "keyboard shortcuts"... be it over a hundred of them. I spent ages setting them mostly for work and now have NONE. Tried upgrading to the latest ...
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Which RAM to buy for mid 2010 15 Inch Macbook Pro

I am looking to upgrade my 15 inch macbook pro from 4GB to 8GB of RAM. I have never upgraded anything on a macbook before and I am wondering how important is the specific RAM that i purchase? I read ...
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New to Macbook Pro, need help upgrading

I was recently gifted an old Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with the following specs listed here: ...
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Can I update my iPhone 4S on iOS 6 to iOS 8?

I have new iPhone 4S with iOS 6.1.0. Can I upgrade my current iOS version to 8.0.2? Whether there can be a problem that I skipped iOS 7 and jump straight from 6 to 8 version?