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How to Upgrade Install OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

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With the release of the OS X Yosemite public beta, you can participate not only in discovering what the newest version of the OS will bring (it's a lot), but also help squash bugs before the general release.

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Apple Document Reveals Existence of Mid-2014 Mac minis and iMacs

Apple accidentally listed mid-2014 Mac minis and 27-inch iMacs in a Boot Camp support document. After discovering its error, Apple quickly removed the document from its servers, but not before it was spotted by eagle-eyed Apple enthusiasts. We've been expecting both Mac models to receive an update this year, and if Apple is to meet its own mid-year designation, the updated models would need to be available to order before the first day of fall; more likely, before the end of August.

Apple Updates Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Lineup

Apple announces new mid-2014 MacBook Pros with Retina displays. All of the updated models make use of new Haswell processors that provide a slight speed bump of 200 MHz. But the best news is that RAM configurations have doubled in size, to a minimum of 8 GB for 13-inch models and 16 GB for 15-inch models, all without an increase in price.

Rumor: MacBook Pros to Be Refreshed This Week

Updated MacBook Pros may be making an appearance on Tuesday, July 29. Rumors suggest that the latest Haswell processors will bump the speeds by roughly 200 MHz, with processor speeds ranging from 2.2 GHz to 2.8 GHz. There will also be a doubling of baseline memory from 8 GB to 16 GB in the new models.

Apple Steals & Deals: Sunday, July 27, 2014

Apple Steals & Deals for 07/27/2014 include both the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro, along with the 27-inch iMac. While there are many additional deals to be had at the Apple refurb store, these items stand out as having a nice price cut along with desirable configurations.

WeatherSnoop 3: Tom's Mac Software Pick

WeatherSnoop 3 is simply one of the best weather apps for connecting a Mac to a personal weather station, or to a publicly available weather station hosted on Weather Underground. Once connected, you'll enjoy a rich set of tools for viewing instruments, graphing results, and sharing data with others. You can even use WeatherSnoop to help with home automation.

Mac News: The Week in Review: July 25, 2014

The weekly Mac news roundup for July 25, 2014 includes Apple releasing the public beta of OS X Yosemite, Apple manufacturing kicking it up a notch in preparation for fall product releases, and Swatch saying that it isn't involved in any potential iWatch products.

How to Upgrade Install OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

Installing OS X Yosemite using the upgrade install method is the easiest and by far the most popular method of installation. This guide will take you through the upgrade install process and point out options and concerns along the way.

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite Public Beta: How to Join the Beta Program

The OS X Yosemite Public Beta web site is open for business. You can sign up for the beta program, generate a redemption code, and download the Yosemite beta from the Apple App Store. If you've been wondering how you can participate in the beta program, our guide will walk you through the process.

How to Install OS X Yosemite Public Beta

The OS X Yosemite public beta will be available on 07/24/2014, and you probably can't wait to get your hands on it. Although the current beta doesn't include all of the new or improved features that will be added down the road, it does include a new user interface, new features, such as iCloud Drive, Handoff, and Hotspot, and upgrades to Mail, Safari, and other Apple apps. But before you run off and possible get into trouble, take a moment to read our guide to installing OS X Yosemite public beta.

Intel Releases Minor Update to Haswell Processors Used in MacBook Pro

Faster Haswell processors may be on deck for use in the fall 2014 release of MacBook Pros. While the Haswell chips will provide a small speed bump, they're not the major upgrade that Intel Broadwell processors would have brought to the MacBook Pro lineup.

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