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macOS Sierra Coming This Fall

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At Apple's latest annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) there were surprisingly no new hardware announcements made. What they did reveal was the future of their new operating system, coined as macOS Sierra. For the last decade and a half, Apple has referred to their operating system as Mac OS X (The X is pronounced 10, not the letter X). Starting with this new version and releasing to the general public this fall, the name is now macOS. New macOS Features The good news: Apple has crammed a lot of really cool new features into macOS Sierra 10.12. Siri on...

Memory for Mac Mini & More

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The Mac mini is often used as a second Mac in the home, particularly for those that have a particular application in mind for this machine. We hear of users buying a Mac mini for a home theatre system since its HDMI port makes it easy to connect to your TV.  The Mac mini server version is particularly useful for hosting services in your home.   2012 Mac mini Apple has designed the 2012 Mac mini to be user-upgradable.  You can install a pair of dimms in the Mac mini, either in 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB of RAM.  We do...

Activity Monitor on Your Mac Mini

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If you're considering a Mac Mini RAM upgrade, here's a sure way to find out if your current system would benefit from more Apple RAM.  Go to your Applications folder in your Finder and look for the Utilities folder.  Inside this folder, you will find a handy application called the Activity Monitor.  Double click on this application, find the System Memory option at the bottom half of the screen.  You will find terms used for Free, Wired, Active, Inactive, and Used.  The pie chart provided to the right will indicate how much is allocated to each of these terms.  The...

After a Mac Memory Upgrade, What Next?

After an Apple memory upgrade, your next stop is probably upgrading your Mac with newer Apple software.  We found this interesting article in MacTuts recently about some of the obstacles that users may encounter along the way.  Robert Anthony does an excellent job of providing users with a couple options on how to take newer software that you already own on a newer Mac system and use it for your older Mac that you just souped up with the help of new Ramjet memory.   In this example, a 2009 MacBook Pro is going to make use of newer software...