Make Sure to Test Your Backup System with Occasional Restores

Did you know that the word for the irrational fear of Friday the 13th is paraskevidekatriaphobia? Neither did we, but what that supposedly unlucky day is good for—whenever it rolls around—is reminding us to test our backup systems. If something does go wrong, backups can save your bacon, but only if they’re actually working. [...]

By |2019-12-03T15:40:49-04:00December 10th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make Sure to Test Your Backup System with Occasional Restores

Data Backup Strategies Go Only So Far—What’s Your Plan If Your Mac Dies?

We assume you have a backup strategy. Hopefully, it includes a bootable duplicate to minimize downtime in the event of a drive failure, a Time Machine or other versioned backup to address the problem of a deleted or corrupted file, and offsite backup to ensure that you don’t lose everything in the event of [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:11:42-04:00November 15th, 2019|Mac Tips|Comments Off on Data Backup Strategies Go Only So Far—What’s Your Plan If Your Mac Dies?

Make a Backup before Upgrading to Catalina or iOS 13!

Confession time. If there’s one topic we can’t stop talking about, it’s backups. Backups are essential, since no one can guarantee that your Mac or iPhone won’t be lost or stolen, be caught in a flood from a broken pipe, or just fail silently. It happens. You should have a good backup strategy that [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:11:44-04:00September 13th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Make a Backup before Upgrading to Catalina or iOS 13!

Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

Poll a room of Apple experts about the one topic they can’t stop talking about and many will launch into frustrated rants about how too few people back up. Backups are always important, since you can never predict when your Mac or iPhone will be lost or stolen, melt in a fire, or just break. [...]

By |2019-05-09T17:47:14-04:00September 28th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Back Up Before Upgrading to Mojave or iOS 12!

What Is The Best Hard Drive to Use for Your Backups?

Backing up your Mac is like flossing your teeth: everyone knows they should do it every night, but too many people never get around to it. Unlike flossing, once you set up backups, they don’t require daily attention. And turning on Apple’s Time Machine backup feature is easy—simply open System Preferences > Time Machine, [...]

By |2018-05-02T18:22:59-04:00May 11th, 2018|Mac Tips|Comments Off on What Is The Best Hard Drive to Use for Your Backups?

The Three Secrets of Backup Masters

“To go forward, you must back up.” Sure, it was an advertising tagline for backup software from the 1990s, but it’s still true. When it comes to losing data, the question is not “if,” but “when.” If you store valuable information—whether personal or professional—on your Mac, or if you rely on your Mac to [...]

By |2017-05-01T16:44:13-04:00May 19th, 2017|Mac Tips|Comments Off on The Three Secrets of Backup Masters