Thursday, December 13th, 2012 | Author: OWC Jarrod
It’s pretty widely known that upgrading your Mac’s RAM is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to speed up your machine. In fact, we recently outlined in our Blog just how simple the equation is: More Memory = A Faster Mac. And when it comes to upgrading your Mac’s RAM, no one is better suited to meet your needs than Other World Computing.
Already well-decorated, OWC memory was recently recognized in Beatweek Magazine as the “Best RAM Upgrade for 2013″. Beatweek applauds OWC’s reputation for quality memory and recommends it over “off-brand companies who might be sending you RAM chips that are bad by the time you get them or go bad shortly after you install them.”
As Beatweek points out, having sufficient RAM helps programs run faster and makes moving between apps much quicker. However, having too little RAM can cause your computer to start using empty hard drive space as a form of virtual RAM — and this causes your machine to slow down. And your machine is more susceptible to these slowdowns as operating systems and software programs advance.
So don’t wait until these slowdowns begin to cost you valuable time, take a page out of Beatweek Magazine and upgrade your Mac’s memory today.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2012 | Author: OWC Jarrod
We know, we know… procrastinating is just so satisfying. But we here at Other World Computing ask you to procrastinate in your procrastination and vote for OWC’s entry in the “Visit Me at CES!” video contest before time runs out. Voting officially ends on November 30, so you’ll have to act fast!
In the contest, exhibitors create short-but-fun videos to draw attendees to their booth. The public votes on the best videos, and a winner is featured on the main CES website. To vote, simply visit the contest website, watch the OWC video, and click the vote button.
Here are some rules for voting.
- You have to be registered to the contest website in order to cast a vote. (You don’t need to have a video submitted, just a registration.)
- Voting will end at 11:59:59 PM EST on November 30, 2012.
- There is a limit of one (1) vote per valid registration, per video, per day.
And that’s it! Now go ahead and vote so you can get back to doing, well…nothing. ;-)
Among our various video endeavors, our Instructional Series of videos is probably the most well-regarded. After all, how can you not like free, step-by-step instructions on upgrading your Mac?
Continuing in our pursuit of providing you with the most comprehensive instructional set offered by any source, we’ve added a couple more videos to the list. 2012 Mac mini owners are the beneficiaries this time around, with a pair of videos showing how to upgrade the Memory, and how to install a second internal drive by way of an OWC Data Doubler kit.
As always, you can find these new videos in our Tech Center, as well as on our YouTube channel, with an iTunes version to come in the near future.
Oh… and while we’re talking about videos, don’t forget to vote for OWC in the 2013 Meet Me at CES Video Contest. There’s only a few days left, so make sure to vote for us daily and let all of CES see the OWC Difference.
Once we had the new 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display unboxed, it was just a matter of time before we installed an OWC Aura Pro SSD to see how well it worked.
Well, as these pictures show, the Aura Pro fits just fine in the 13″ rMBP’s drive caddy (something new that wasn’t in the 15″ model), and so far everything seems to be running quite solidly.
Obviously, we’ve got a battery of other tests to put the drive through and we’ll have a more definite answer by early next week, but right now, all signs are pointing to “Yes.”
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | Author: OWC Grant
Say what you want to about Apple and their controlling, even heavy-handed policies and decisions at times. But for sure, the FBI has never issued a warning to users of Apple’s devices like it did this past Friday to Android users.
The short of it is the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says it was “made aware of various malware attacking Android operating systems for mobile devices. Some of the latest known versions of this type of malware are Loozfon and FinFisher.”
There’s over a dozen recommendations on how to keep you and your Smartphone running Android safe from negative consequences.
They might have added another: Just buy an iPhone.