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How to Back up Your Mac Before Upgrading to OS X Yosemite A new OS X means a lot of new features and changes, which you can read about here. And the best thing for any Mac user to do before a major OS X update is to backup their files. Why should I back up before upgrading to OS X Yosemite? Shortly put, backing up… Read more... How Much Space Do I Need for OS X Yosemite? OS X Yosemite is almost here, and if you hadn’t heard, the requirements will be the same as they were for Apple’s OS X Mavericks. We’ll cover all the system requirements in this article, but let’s first start with disk space. Now, in terms of space, you’ll need at least… Read more... What are the System Requirements for OS X Yosemite? A new OS X is on the horizon. And luckily, it’s got the same system requirements as the old one, OS X Mavericks. To make sure you can upgrade to OS X Yosemite, you’ll need to check your Mac model, OS X version, memory (RAM), and available hard drive space. We’ve got everything laid out… Read more... Will my Mac run OS X Yosemite? Today, we’ll go over all the system requirements of OS X Yosemite so that when it comes time to upgrade, you’ll know you’re ready. Of all of the things to know about OS X Yosemite, the most important are the system requirements — How else are you going to know if you can upgrade?… Read more... Why Should I Upgrade to OS X Yosemite? Installing a new OS X changes your entire system, which has most users asking the question, “Should I upgrade to OS X Yosemite?” Our response? Of course! It’s the next step in the evolution of Mac, and has so many amazing changes that we can’t imagine saying no. So, let’s talk about what’s… Read more... What is OS X Yosemite? OS X Yosemite, named after Yosemite National Park in California, is the new operating system that Apple is releasing for Mac. It’s a whole step up from their current operating system, OS X Mavericks. With this OS X update, there are so many newer and better ways for you to use your Mac. They’ve created a… Read more... What are the New Features in OS X Yosemite? We’re getting closer and closer to the brand new OS X from Apple, dubbed OS X Yosemite. But, what is it about this OS X that tops any of their previous ones? Well, apart from its name, it’s gotten some major change-ups across three areas that make it the most interesting OS X to-date. So,… Read more... How to Clean Install OS X Mavericks on Your Mac Clean Installing OS X Mavericks | The three things you should do when clean installing OS X Mavericks OS X Mavericks is fantastic. There are so many things you can do with it and it operates flawlessly. So if you’re looking to give your Mac a fresh start with just a… Read more... How Much Space for OS X Mavericks Do I need? OS X Mavericks | How much space do I need for OS X Mavericks? OS X Mavericks is a favorite of many Mac enthusiasts. So, if you're looking to update your OS to Mavericks, it's a great choice. Now, there are a lot of questions on Mac users' minds with a big OS X update.… Read more... How to Backup Your Files Before Upgrading to OS X Mavericks Back up Mac | How to backup files before OS X Mavericks arrives? The arrival of Mavericks OS X brings many new changes, you can read about them here. Trust me, if you haven’t read about Mavericks or heard anything about the updates that are coming, you’ll definitely want to… Read more...

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