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How to Upgrade Your Mac to OS X Yosemite Upgrading to OS X Yosemite isn’t as tough a task as you might think. So today, we’ll go over all the necessary steps in upgrading so that your transition will be an easy one. But first, if you’re looking to get a fresh, clean start on your Mac, you should read our… Read more... How to Clean Install OS X Yosemite Clean Installing OS X Yosemite |  The three steps to clean installing OS X Yosemite Do you want a brand new start on your Mac with no apps or files? A clean install of OS X Yosemite is just the thing for you. Now, there are three things you’re going to want to do in order… Read more... 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 Mac OS from USB Those who still rely on older Mac OS X operating systems, know these still are going strong. There are so many things you can do with past OS X — like Lion, Mavericks or Yosemite — each one of these operates flawlessly. So if you’re looking to give your Mac… Read more...

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