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How to back up using MobileMe's Backup utility

Time Machine is what most Mac users think of when it comes to Mac backup. Apple actually has another backup application called Backup that's available to MobileMe users. It's a good idea to have another backup method besides Time Machine, and if you have available iDisk space, MobileMe's Backup is an easy way to achieve backup redundancy.

Archiving e-mail messages as text files

A reader seeks a way to easily move portions of e-mail messages into a word processing documents. Here are a variety of solutions for your consideration.

My backup plan: Lex Friedman

We’ve covered the basics of how to keep your Mac backed up, and Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes has written about his own setup for backing up. Here’s the setup for Macworld contributor Lex Friedman.

Clearing your iPad's memory

Does the Netflix app spontaneously bail on movies you're trying to play on your iPad. It may be a memory issue. Here are a couple of fixes.

Projecting the iPad's entire interface

How did I project my iPad's screen during Macworld 2011 without the aid of an overhead camera? Here are the steps.

Ferreting out a (Backblaze) bug

How Find Any File helped me solve a cosmetic Backblaze bug.

My backup plan: Dan Frakes

We preach the virtues of good backup plans, but readers often ask how we, personally, back up. Here's how Dan Frakes keeps his data safe.

How to make a solid Mac backup plan

We store much of our lives on our Macs and therefore we must back up those Macs. But what and how? Here are some answers.

Automator workflow of the month: More flexible iPhoto e-mail

Looking for a better way to send out those holiday photo e-mails? Our Automator Workflow of the Month gives you more control over image size when you send e-mails from iPhoto '11.

Bugs & Fixes: Preview's TIFF-to-JPEG color inversion bug

Ted Landau tries to convert a TIFF image to the JPEG format and gets an image with inverted colors. But don't worry -- there are several easy work-arounds.

Bugs & Fixes: Recovering lost contacts

Syncing your calendar and contact data across your Mac and iOS devices using MobileMe can come in handy, but not when your contacts disappear. Ted Landau looks at potential options for getting those contacts back where they belong.

More flexible Mail searching

If Mail's weak searching ability has let you down, consider a more robust tool.

Blocking iPhone SMS messages

Yes, AT&T charges for incoming SMS messages when you don't have a text plan. And without jailbreaking your phone, your options for blocking messages are slim.