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For every OS X 'delta' release - 10.10.1/2/3/ ...10.10.4 etc - which App Store will download to each Mac there is a simultaneous 'combo' update release which rolls up all the previous deltas into one single downloadable update. It was for many years considered the 'pro' way to do the update, as it can also correct potential update issues that the delta ...


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Short answer: Because that's Apple's update policy. Longer answer: Maintaining and supporting several major iOS versions is a lot of work, even if the older versions would just get security fixes. It's not just about the source code, any update also needs testing, dealing with apps which may break, update of various support documents etc. So you get both ...


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The OS X Server App allows you to cache data on your network as well as manage multiple devices and installations/updates on them. This would simplify things for you in the long run, but there might be a slight learning curve to start out. I haven't used the Yosemite version of the Server App yet so can't give you more specifics. It's something to look into ...


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The drive will be bound by the speed of the technology in your computer. 1.5Gbps is fast enough for the cheapest SSDs money can buy, but anything better than that is going to saturate the bandwidth. You'll definitely see a performance improvement over an HDD, even with this limitation, but don't go buying a high-performance SSD.


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First step in Troubleshooting to do is to start in Safe mode. (Hold Shift during start up) That will eliminate 99% of foreign applications causing the problem. That will also show if it is a hardware problem. Sometimes it is enough to start in Safe mode to fix small problems. If problem continues, run the Apple Hardware test, that might show problems with ...


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The best way to resolve hardware RAM issues is to isolate this around one of the sticks of RAM. This is most likely a hardware issue, that will only show as a bunch of random software impacts, making it really hard to diagnose. Remove all the RAM, and put in only one new 4GB stick in, then start the Mac. If it boots and runs, then you have a good stick. Try ...


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For anyone else encountering this issue when upgrading to Yosemite, the way I eventually got past it was simply to reinstall Mavericks, and then to upgrade to Yosemite. Worked like a charm, after trying various things like clearing cache, flushing DNS, running in safe mode etc without success. This solution was recommended to me by Apple Tech Support ...


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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.4 15" Late 2011 Standard RAM: 4 GB Maximum RAM: 16 GB* Details: 4 GB of RAM is installed as two 2 GB modules, no slots free. *Apple officially supports a maximum of 8 GB of RAM, but third-parties have determined that this model actually is capable of using up to 16 GB of RAM with two 8 GB memory modules. Speed: ...


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The old Macbook Pro is still available on Apple Store.


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The latest MacBook Pro 13" (MacBookPro12,1) comes with a special internal HD interface based on PCIe and uses a special form factor for the SSD. Check the ifixit replacement guide how it looks like. This replacement guide shows a MacBook Pro 2014 but the SSD in the recent model looks similar. So internally there is neither space nor an appropriate interface ...


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I concur with your observations. I was ready to toss this 2008 dual 2.8 Quad Core machine as it seemed deathly slow compared to my PC. As a last ditch effort to save it I upgraded to Yosemite, threw in 12 GB of 800MHz DDR2 Ram, a 500 GB Samsung SSD boot disk, and an nVidia GeForce GTX770 which I bought on eBay. The machine once again rocks. I couldn't be ...


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Every iMac from the mid-2007 release onwards can run Yosemite, and the last model that couldn't could also only address 3GB of RAM. So it's almost certain that your iMac will be able to run Yosemite.


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Did you update to iOS 8.4 yet? If not, now would be the time. In iTunes - sync; backup; update. If you're already on 8.4, then sync; backup; restore.


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Due to the fact that Apple provides upgrades and fresh installations of their operating systems for free, they would (in most cases) only provide support for the latest operating system and (in many cases) the one before it (in today's case (as of the time of this answer), OS X Yosemite and OS X Mavericks respectfully). If there is something wrong with ...


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I installed 2x 2GB DDR3 1333 PC3-10600 into a late 2009 mac mini. Running 10.10.2, which struggles on the default 2GB. It started up fine, and apps were so snappy, but then the crashes started. The machine is completely unstable, with kernel panic errors every 30 odd seconds forcing a restart. Sadly the original 2GB RAM has gone back in. I'd recommend ...



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