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How To Upgrade To OS X Lion From The Mac App Store

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You are probably aware by now that you won’t be able to upgrade until July 2011 but once you see the Lion app in the Mac App Store you will want to download it straight away. We take you through the steps to make sure once it is ready, so are you. Follow our guide here…

Ensure Your Mac Can Run Lion

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Perhaps it sounds obvious, but you must have an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon processor to run Lion. If you’re not sure which one your Mac is currently running, just click the Apple icon at the top left of your screen and select ‘About This Mac’.

The above image is from one of our office iMacs – clearly we are covered.

 

Ensure You Have The Latest Version Of Snow Leopard

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You must have the latest version of OX S Snow Leopard onboard in order to purchase OS X Lion from the Mac App Store. If you’re not sure what you’re running, click the Apple icon and select Software Update to install the latest version.

If you are running the latest OS, you will see a message like ours above.

Download OS X Lion From The Mac App Store

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When OS X Lion is available, and keep an eye on our site for that news, all you need to do is head over to the Mac App Store from your Dock to purchase and download it. Just follow the onscreen instructions thereafter, to install it. That’s it.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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