If you have a Mac that is compatible with macOS High Sierra, but you haven’t yet upgraded, you’re treated to a huge banner advertising Apple’s latest desktop operating system every time you check for software updates in the Mac App Store. If your choice to decline the upgrade is intentional, here’s how you can hide that High Sierra upgrade banner with a few quick clicks.
Users who try to upgrade their Windows 7 and 8 VMware virtual machines to Windows 10 may be having an issue with a supposedly incompatible display driver. Here’s how to bypass this compatibility check and upgrade your VMs to Windows 10.
After upgrading to Windows 10, you may have noticed the Windows.old folder in your C: drive. This important folder lets a user roll back to a previous version of Windows, but it also takes up lots of space, which can be a problem for those with small SSDs. If you’re sure that your Windows upgrade went well and that all of your programs and files are accounted for, here’s how you can delete the Windows.old folder to save precious space on your Windows PC.
Mac users not running the latest version of OS X are shown a large banner in the Mac App Store urging them to upgrade. If you’re not ready or willing to upgrade to Yosemite, here’s how you can hide its prominent banner, keeping it out of the way until you’re ready.
The 2013 Mac Pro has finally received a third party SSD upgrade. OWC today announced the Aura for Mac Pro, a 1TB or 2TB SSD upgrade for Apple’s latest flagship Mac Pro. The drives are available for pre-order today, and will ship in late December.
Purchasers of the new Mac mini are in for an unpleasant surprise. Taking a page from its MacBook line, Apple is now soldering RAM to the logic board in the Mac mini. That means that users cannot upgrade RAM after purchase; they’re stuck with what they buy from Apple, and forced to accept Apple’s inflated prices.
Are you planning to pick up a new iMac with Retina 5K Display? With only 8GB of RAM standard, that’s one area you’ll almost certainly want to upgrade. But don’t waste money on Apple’s memory upgrades; third party options are now available for much less.
Other World Computing extended its Turnkey upgrade service to the 2013 Mac Pro Tuesday, offering customers CPU and RAM upgrades for Apple’s latest flagship. In addition to performing the complicated upgrade for you, OWC also offers CPU options not available from Apple.
Apple’s new Mac Pro is a powerhouse, but the stock configurations ship with relatively little RAM for a professional workstation. We look at two third party options for upgrading your Mac Pro to 64GB of memory, and compare them to the standard Apple RAM in terms of performance and value.
Microsoft’s flagship Surface Pro 2 tablet received a processor bump in December. After launching in late October with a 1.6 GHz Haswell-based CPU, Microsoft quietly switched to a 1.9 GHz part at some point last month.