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  • Set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion

    Posted November 17, 2012 - 8:25 am

    If you value your data—whether it’s some perfect photos you took last weekend, your entire music collection on iTunes, or your draft of the next great American novel—you must stay on top of regular system backup. One of the easiest ways of doing so is to use OS X’s built-in backup program, Time Machine. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external drive to save important documents, photos, and system files regularly. Apart from keeping spares of every file, Time Machine maintains a record of how your system looked on any given day, so you can easily put everything back the way it was if something goes wrong.
  • Moving a Time Machine backup

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 11:56 am

    How to safely move your backup to a new hard drive.
  • How to restore data from Time Machine

    Posted March 18, 2012 - 7:42 am

    Now that you’ve been using Time Machine regularly to back up your computer, you should be fully prepared if your Mac crashes or if you need to move data from one Mac to another. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.
  • Projects Google X Labs should really be working on

    Posted November 14, 2011 - 6:55 pm

    Google has a secret lab where it's reportedly working on a bunch of cool, futuristic projects. Let's hope it's really aiming high.
  • Customer leaves Apple Store with confidential data

    Posted September 5, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Time Machine backup of Apple Store's internal file server taken
  • Windows 8 leaks predict better recovery, worse interface

    Posted April 4, 2011 - 2:35 pm

    Windows 8 has shipped to a very few OEMs for testing, causing leaks of screen shots and feature lists that may or may not indicate what we'll eventually see.
  • My backup plan: Kirk McElhearn

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    I’m a belt-and-suspenders guy when it comes to backups. All this began one day in the mid-1990s, when I lost a day’s work on my PowerBook 100. From that day on, I have been extremely prudent about how I protect my data, and I currently use a multi-pronged backup approach, and even use multiple backups for important data.
  • Why Time Machine isn't enough for backup

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 11:31 am

    From the beginning, Time Machine's design has made it less than ideal for certain backup needs. Here's how it stacks up against the competition?
  • All Hail the Open-Source Time Machine!

    Posted October 14, 2010 - 8:57 pm

    The Back to the Future fan inside of us may want to call him "Doc," but his name is Dan Henriksson--and he has just constructed a really awesome representation of a time machine. (Great scott!) The time machine concept is a "working" prototype (appropriately titled "The Time Machine") and is actually the result of Henriksson's graduation work from the HDK design school in Gothenburg, Sweden. Not too shabby for an art project, eh?
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