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You've shared some tasty files with your friends via Dropbox, but some idiot keeps dragging them out of the shared folder, thus denying them to others. Chris Breen offers two tips to prevent that.
No one likes waiting in a long checkout line. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your holiday visit to the Apple Store a little more pleasant.
Hitting the road this holiday season? Before you do, follow these steps to make sure you don't find a data disaster if your computer falls prey to nature, theft, or bad luck while you're out and about.
If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.
Prefer to directly download a file linked from Dropbox rather than preview it in your browser? Five simple characters gets the job done.
Cloud-based storage and synchronization services, like Dropbox and Apple's iCloud, offer convenience for those of us who are on the go, and need (or want) access to our data no matter where we are. But as useful as these types of services are, they introduce significant risks for data you store there. Here's what you should know about how cloud storage services keep your data safe, and some ways to make sure that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.
You say you're in desperate need of external store but have only your MacBook and a digital camera? Where there's a will, there's a way.
If you regularly use public networks--such as those in airports or coffeeshops--to access the Net, you should know that your data is at risk. You should also know that private, commercial VPN services are available that will keep your data safe.
What do you do if a file won't expand or someone sends you a strange type of archive? Here are answers to frequently asked questions about working with compressed files in Mac OS X.
You now have the ability to share files with others via Google Drive. If you're a little concerned about Google having your files, here's a simple way to encrypt and upload them.
If your Mac's storage space is dwindling for no apparent reason, a hidden iPod Photo cache folder may be the culprit. Use Automator to keep it trim.
There's no need to completely wipe the data from your drive when you want to partition that drive. Chris Breen shows you how.
Make a New Year's resolution you can keep: Start backing up your Mac. And we're going to make it as easy as possible.
Are you a Comcast Internet customer? If so, Ted Landau has this bit of advice: If you don't want Comcast's Voice feature, avoid getting their Gateway devices. In fact, avoid their cable modems as well. Buy your own.
Traveling for the holidays? There have never been more options for acquiring high-speed Internet access, whether you're staying at your old family home or a hotel.