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

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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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Does the upgrading from Parallels Desktop (for Mac) 5 to 6 means reinstall Windows?

I have Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. Does the upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 means that I have to reinstall Windows 7 and all the other programs?
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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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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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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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Why does Snow Leopard free so much hard disk space?

I had about 8.9GB hard disk space before installing Snow Leopard (had Leopard before). After installation, the hard disk space increased to 20GB. What caused this huge jump? I know some webpages ...
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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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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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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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Where are good places to buy RAM (memory) for a Mac?

What reputable stores exist for purchasing RAM for a Mac?
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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 ...
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No SIM Card installed error in iPhone 3g

My device iPhone 3G shown " "No SIM Card installed" 'insert a valid SIM With no PIN lock to activate iPhone' " It is in Emergency mode so please give me a solution if there is..? It comes when i am ...
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Graphic cards issue

I am running a Mac Pro as a kind of server for an application, everything is automated and I am usually using Remote desktop. Now I have the need to update the Mac version and just realized that the ...
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Centralized update for third party apps

I kind of hate it when applications, which I start, at first search for updates. It's not the updates. Well I fire up an app because I want / need to use it (now). I liked the centralized, system wide ...
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Upgrading a jailbroken iPhone from 3.1.3 without data loss

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS with 3.1.3 and I want to upgrade it to 3.2. Is it possible to do so without losing everything?
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Upgrading Macbook Pro memory

I've seen on the Apple support site, that my Macbook Pro (late 2008) will support up to 4GB at 1066Mhz is this the actual maximums or will I be able to install say 8GB 1333Mhz memory? Also I have ...
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Will a MacBook7,1's SuperDrive work in a MacBook2,1?

A friend of mine has a MacBook2,1 mid 2007 with a dead Combo Drive (long story short, someone at the Apple Store put the wrong drive in), and I have a MacBook7,1 (mid 2010) that I tore down for parts. ...
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Why does Google Chrome mount and unmount a volume every few hours?

I'm assuming it's part of the 'check for updates' process, but does anyone know how this is controlled and what it's mounting and unmounting? I first discovered this behavior after updating Growl, ...
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I just upgrade my iPhone to iOS 4.2. Where did all my email go?

I just upgraded my iPhone 3G from iOS 3.1.3 to 4.2.1. Backed everything up (8 hours) Downloaded the update (1 hour) Installed the update, and restored everything (1 hour) Everything looks like it ...
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Upgrade time machine storage?

I'm going to buy 2T external HDD to replace my already full 1T HDD external. I want to keep the time machine backup data. In this case, is it just OK to copy all the time machine backup data in 1T HDD ...
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Anyone have any experience installing Corsair CM3X4GSD1066 memory on a Macbook Pro mid 2009? [closed]

Is the memory compatible for use in the mid-2009 aluminum unibody MBP? Reference: http://www.corsair.com/products/valueselect/default.aspx#notebook The specification is compatible, but from my ...
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Does performance degrade between iOS 3.1 and 4.1 for the iPod Touch 2nd gen?

I noticed a considerable performance degradation when updating to iOS 4.0; enough to downgrade back to 3.1.x. Has that issue been completely resolved in 4.1? Having to downgrade again would be a pain.
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Is the upgrade to 4.1 worth it? [closed]

I currently have a jailbroken 3Gs iPhone running 4.01. I've really used the jailbroken part, but it's good to know that I can tether my laptop to the phone should I ever need to. Having said that, ...
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Is it possible to update the preinstalled versions of both MySQL and PHP in OS X?

I'm running 10.6.4 and PHP reports itself as version 5.3.2 (5.3.3 is available) and mySQL reports version 5.1.45 (5.1.51 is available) I know they are minor releases but is it possible to easily ...
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Performance hit of installing a new hard drive in a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 5,3 with a 7200 rpm 500 GB hard drive. I am running out of space and I have been considering upgrading with Western Digital's 1 TB laptop hard drive. I am just curious if I am ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my jailbroken iPod Touch 2G to 4.0 (not 4.0.2) without losing data?

I am currently considering update my second generation iPod Touch to the 4.0 firmware (not 4.0.2 because I need to jailbreak it). I know that if I update the firmware, I will lose the jailbreak. But ...
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Can the hard drive in an Apple TV be upgraded? How?

I own an Apple TV, with 160GB of internal storage. I'm interested in replacing that hard drive with a larger one, perhaps 640GB, or else the largest 2.5" drive I can get that would be compatible. Is ...