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Lion No Longer Available

Thursday, July 26th, 2012 | Author:

When Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion yesterday, it quietly removed the option of purchasing it’s predecessor, 10.7 Lion. This is nothing really new; once a new version of the software is released, older versions generally are no longer sold.

For many, this shouldn’t be much of a problem; you can still go from 10.6.8 (the minimum OS for using the Mac App Store, where you purchase Mountain Lion) right to 10.8 for the same $20 that you’d pay for a 10.7-10.8 upgrade, and it installs the same way.

If your Mac is running an earlier version than 10.6.8, you’ll have to upgrade to that version first – the trick will be finding a 10.6 installer, as Apple no longer sells this online; though you may have some luck at your local Apple Store or at a reseller.

Whatever the case, if your computer is capable of running Mountain Lion, especially if you’re running 10.6.8 or later, the upgrade path is fairly straightforward. Article Continues…

Category: Apple News

OWC DDR3L 1600MHz Memory Upgrades Offer Up to Double the RAM for New Apple MacBook Pros Announced At WWDC

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today OWC PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600MHz Memory Upgrades up to 16GB for the new MacBook Pro 13″ and 15″ non-Retina display models announced by Apple yesterday. OWC Memory upgrades offer owners of the newest MacBook Pro models up to double the maximum offered factory installed memory, savings up to 40 percent for same-sized memory upgrades, and upgrade options not available from the factory.

OWC Memory Kits for Apple MacBook 13″ and 15″ non-Retina display models:

Replaces existing factory installed 2GB memory module in 13″ 2.5GHz and 15″ 2.3GHz models for 6GB total. Upgrade not available as a factory option.

Replaces existing factory installed 2 x 2GB memory modules in 13″ 2.5GHz and 15″ 2.3GHz models for 8GB total with 40 percent lower cost vs. same sized factory 8GB option.

Replaces existing factory installed 2GB memory module in 13″ 2.5GHz and 15″ 2.3GHz models for 10GB total. Replaces existing factory installed 4GB memory module in 13″ 2.9GHz and 15″ 2.6GHz models for 12GB total. Upgrade not available as a factory option.

Replaces existing factory installed memory modules with 16GB total. Upgrade not available as a factory option and offers up to double the maximum factory installed RAM. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC 128GB MaxRAM Upgrade Unleashes The Performance Beast In Mac Pro With Double The Factory Memory At 49 Percent Lower Cost

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its Certified Triple-Channel Memory Upgrade Kits for 2009 and later Apple Mac Pro models now provide up to 128GB — twice the factory maximum installed memory — with up to a 49 percent lower cost. The 16GB per module matched kits are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.

Maximum Memory Recommended for Optimum OS X and Application Performance

Industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of OS X Lion. Beyond the OS, however, if applications such as Aperture, Photoshop, iMovie/iDVD are running and large files are being addressed, even 16GB of RAM might not be enough memory. MacPerformanceGuide, a leading benchmarking source for professional photographers and Mac enthusiasts, found that 10-15GB of RAM is used just by their daily use of Photoshop. By increasing RAM from 48GB to 96GB, they found dramatic time reductions in working with huge files. With today’s higher resolution digital and video cameras, having the maximum amount of installable and addressable RAM is becoming a necessity for Mac Pro owners. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC 32GB MaxRAM Upgrade Turns Apple iMac Into Ideal Workstation With Double The Factory Memory At 40 Percent Lower Cost

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz 32GB Memory Kit for 2011 iMac and 2010 27″ iMac models now provides 32GB — twice the factory maximum 16GB installed memory — with a 40 percent lower cost. OWC Memory Upgrades are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.

More Memory Makes iMac Workstation Ready

In the past, one of the main limiting factors to iMacs being considered a capable workstation used to be memory. Now, with the horsepower of up to a 3.4GHz Quad-Core i7 processor and the benchmark proven ability of OWC’s MaxRAM upgrades up to 32GB, current iMacs can deliver serious graphics production, A/V editing, and other professional use performance rivaling that of a Mac Pro for far less cost. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases

OWC Upgrades Maximize Mac mini Performance by Doubling Memory, Adding Second Drive for Up to 2.0TB Of Capacity or SSD Performance

Thursday, May 10th, 2012 | Author:

Other World Computing announced today through its in-house MaxRAM testing lab its high performance OWC PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz 16GB Memory Kit for all 2011 Mac mini models now provides twice the factory maximum 8GB installed memory at 52 percent less cost per GB. OWC Memory Upgrades are fully tested and certified to meet, if not surpass, all Apple memory design and compatibility specifications and come backed by a Lifetime Replacement Warranty and free, step-by-step installation videos.

Maximum Memory Recommended for OS X Lion Users

While Apple’s official minimum RAM requirement for OS X Lion is 2GB, industry experts agree 4GB of RAM is the minimum that should be installed for optimum performance of typical daily computer usage. 8GB or more installed RAM is highly recommended and can be of night and day performance benefit for advanced uses such as graphics production, A/V editing, Server applications, running a virtual machine, etc. Article Continues…

Category: Press Releases