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Video: How to install RAM and drives in a Mac

One of my favorite hobbies is assembling computer hardware. I also prefer to upgrade my Macs by my own without relying on a service center. I’ve found two useful web sites that provide guides on how to repair and upgrade your Mac: iFixit and OWC. iFixit specializes in selling spare parts for Macs and provide free guides on how to ...

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Updated Macs: MacBook, iMac and Mac mini

Apple has updated the MacBook, Mac mini and iMac earlier today. The products were released one day after the Q4 2009 earnings report. Apple also released a new multi-touch Magic Mouse, AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule. We will post about the new accessories later. But we will talk about the new Macs for now. MacBook The white, $999 (3,999SR) MacBook ...

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Upgrading the Mac mini

I have followed this step by step guide by iFixit. It included all the steps to help you open the Mac mini A1283. You will need a “putty knife”, you can get that from SACO hardware store. It is better to not buy the RAM from Apple. Instead I highly recommend Other World Computing. I bought 4GB DDR3 upgrade for ...

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The New MacBook

Apple released a new model of the MacBook that includes some features from the MacBook Pro such as “the full metal body, backlit keyboards, glass trackpads and LED screen backlight”. The MacBooks are available for $1299 and $1599. The older design (white MacBook) is now available for $999. The new MacBooks include the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB ...

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MacBook Pro gets a new design and more power

Apple updates the MacBook Pro with the new design (more about it tomorrow when I get some coffee). The new MacBook Pros feature 2 videos cards (an integrated one and a GPU). It also features a glass trackpad that acts as a button (no physical button!), just press the track to click. The 17-inch MacBook Pro was only refreshed, as ...

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MacBook Air gets an update

Apple announced an update to the MacBook Air. It features Nvidia GeForce 9400M integrated GPU and a Mini Display Port. The form factor is the same as the previous MacBook Air. The MacBook Air have a 13.3″ LED-backlit display and 2 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 Memory. The entry level MacBook Air cost $1799 and includes a 1.6 GHz Intel Core ...

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