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Archive for October 5th, 2014

by Tom Nelson

This weekend’s journey into the Apple refurb store suggests that Apple has a large quantity of 2013 Mac Pros in stock. After their initial appearance last week, they not only maintained supply, but new configurations are filtering in, including a lower priced 8-core model we didn’t see before.

If you’re looking for something a bit more portable, you’ll be glad to see that MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros are both well represented in the store.

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Deals of the Week

Our deals of the week include two models of the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Both offer a sizeable price reduction, and between the two models, you can choose a large hard drive or a fast SSD for your storage needs.

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by Tom Nelson

The version of OS X Yosemite available for downloading from the Mac App Store supports two primary methods of installation: a clean install, which we’ll show you how to perform in this guide, and the more common upgrade install, which we cover in detail in our step-by-step guide:

How to Upgrade Install OS X Yosemite on Your Mac

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The clean method of installing OS X Yosemite wipes all of the data from the destination drive and replaces it with the fresh, never-before-used data from the OS X Yosemite installer. Gone are all your user data and any applications you installed.

While the clean install option may not sound like a very friendly way to update your Mac to OS X Yosemite, it does offer some advantages that can make it the preferred update path for some Mac users.

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