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Think Your Mac Can’t Run Mountain Lion? Take Another Look!

Monday, September 30th, 2013 | Author:


With each new major operating system release, more and more Macs lose OS X upgrade support from Apple. This means many previous generation models will never get to see the benefits of the latest and greatest operating system. This can prove frustrating for users who are looking to upgrade the software on their “older” Macs that still function great.

However, with a clever workaround, some of the older, unsupported Macs can be made to run Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion after all! Special software and installation instructions have been posted in the Macrumors.com forum by “hackerwayne” with step-by-step instructions to help many unsupported Macs run OS X Mountain Lion. (A video guide detailing the installation of the software has also been made available.)

Of course, in order to run OS X Mountain Lion and benefit from its features, there are certain pre-requisites that are outlined. For example, your machine must have at least 2GB of RAM installed to get desirable results.

Check out the list of previous generation Macs that can run Mountain Lion. You might be able to bring new possibilities to your machine that you previously thought impossible!

Note: OWC has no affiliation with these software offerings and receives no benefit related to this support (other than a benefit we all share in the continued support of these applications). If you appreciate the function or functionality this software offers, we encourage you to support the authors.

Category: Tech Tips

OWC Offers SoundBunny Free for Cyber Week

Monday, November 26th, 2012 | Author:

As if the holiday deals were not reason enough already to shop with us this Cyber Monday, Other World Computing announced today that all orders of $1 or more will include Prosoft Engineering’s SoundBunny volume control application — a $9.99 value — for free!

Of course, a deal like this can’t last forever. It’s only available today, so act fast to guarantee yours. The offer will appear in your basket automatically with any order totaling $1 or more in other product purchases. If SoundBunny was added to the cart before the free qualification, SoundBunny’s price will be auto-updated to free.

Controls Each Application’s Volume Independently

SoundBunny is a simple, yet powerful Mac volume control application that provides the ability to control the volume level for all open applications in one, easy-to-use interface. Set the volume high for a movie or game you’re playing, while setting the volume low or even muted for Mail alerts or notifications. Since the program discovers all of the sound-enhanced applications that are running, you can also control any others that need to be turned down or muted. Gone forever is the hassle of having to change your Mac’s master volume setting for each app change.

Update 11/27/12:

Didn’t get a chance to take advantage of our free SoundBunny offer on Cyber Monday? Well, you are in luck! Because of the popular demand for this unique volume control application, we’re extending our offer for an entire Cyber Week special. Offer ends at approximately 11:30 p.m. this Friday or while supplies last.

Early Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals From OWC!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 | Author:

It’s that time of year again, where traditionalists head out into the freezing cold (or the blistering heat for those in the southern hemisphere) in search of the perfect gifts for loved ones.

Fortunately, with OWC, you don’t need to camp out in front of a store, waste time standing in snail slow checkout lines, or wait for tomorrow in an attempt to get a great deal on tech gear. We’ve got over 250 featured items on our Cyber Specials page – it’s like “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” both in one day…or a Turducken…except it starts today and runs through this entire weekend. And some specials will even run through the entire season!

Whether those on your good list have a legacy machine, a new 6G capable Mac, or any of the myriad of iDevices, we have something that will make it run faster, last longer, look sharp, in short, make it better than when it was new…and in some cases, better than the latest models from Apple.

While it would take forever to describe all the tasty deals, there are a few that we’d definitely like to highlight…and make sure to read to the end to see how we make these deals even better…as irresistible as that third helping of stuffing and gravy: Article Continues…

Updating to Lion? Make Sure Your Apps are Ready.

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 | Author:

Just a quick reminder: when OS X 10.7 is released later this month, there will be no support for PowerPC applications running under Rosetta. As we’ve known for several months now, Apple has pulled support for the PPC emulation in its latest OS, so users who are using older software reliant on this technology will find that it won’t work after upgrading.

For quite some time now, Apple has been telling developers that they’d better switch over to Intel code; Power PC support (Rosetta) wasn’t going to be around forever. Apple made Snow Leopard Intel-only, but Rosetta was available as a custom-install. By that point, devs should have converted to Intel if they hadn’t already. Now, Rosetta is gone and end users need to make the choice whether to stick with the OS version and computers they have so they can run the software, or upgrading their systems and switching to another program. Article Continues…

Category: Tech Tips

Keep your Mac up-to-date with AppFresh

Friday, March 11th, 2011 | Author:

If you’re anything like me, you like to try and keep all of your Mac’s software up-to-date. Until recently, your only options were Software Update and following software sites like MacUpdate. The newly created App Store has certainly made this easier but, like with Software Update, you’re limited to software available in the App Store or written by Apple.

About a year ago, I found an application called AppFresh that allows you to update any application installed on your Mac. After using AppFresh for the last year, I don’t know how I ever lived without it. AppFresh is still in development preview release, but don’t let that hold you back. I have yet to experience any bugs in my year of using the app.

AppFresh helps you to keep all applications, widgets, preference panes, and application plugins installed on your Mac up to date, all from one place, easy to use, and fully integrated into Mac OS X. AppFresh works by checking the excellent iusethis.com for new versions and lets you download and install available updates easily.

Setup is fairly simple. Once you have installed AppFresh, it will scan for available updates using iusethis.com. After the scan is complete, you will see a list of available updates. Highlight the ones you want and select “Install” from the drop down menu. Most updates are automatically installed, however, some require that you run the installer once it has downloaded.

A nice feature built into this application is the ability to customize what is updated. This includes options for always ignoring certain applications from updating, only free updates or to skip a version.

If you’re someone who likes to have all the latest updates and wants save time searching for them, then AppFresh is for you.

OWC has no affiliation with this software and receives no benefit related to this support (other than a benefit we all share in the continued support of these applications). If you appreciate the function or functionality this software offers, we encourage you to support the authors.
Category: Tech Tips