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Automatically mount an AirPort-attached USB drive

Having a drive attached to an AirPort Base Station is mighty convenient for shared storage, but mounting such a drive time and again is a bore. Chris Breen shows you how to avoid such a tiresome chore.

Automatically add files to Dropbox

You know that Dropbox can help make your files available to you wherever you are. But what can you do to ensure that those files actually go into a Dropbox folder? Chris Breen offers guidance.

How to split up a Fusion Drive

Whether you made your own Fusion Drive and want to go back, or want to split up one you got from Apple, we'll show you that it isn't a difficult or lengthy process.

How to beat the line at the Apple Store

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.

Keep your data safe when you travel for the holidays

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.

How to restore your data from the cloud

Online backups are an important part of a well-balanced backup strategy. But after disaster strikes, how exactly do you restore all that data you lost?

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

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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.

Fusion Drive: An overview

Macworld Lab got a Fusion Drive, and now we can answer many of the burning questions that folks have asked about Apple's new storage technology.

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

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.

How to set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion

Ready to start backing up your Mac? You don't need anything but an external hard drive and OS X's built-in Time Machine.

Bulletproof backups: When you absolutely can't lose any data

Disaster does strike. Are you ready to go beyond the basics to prepare? Joe Kissell shows how to build a better backup strategy for your data.

Backup basics: The quick, something-is-better-than-nothing backup system

Reluctant to start backing up your Mac because it seems like too much of a hassle? Here's a 10-minute plan for protecting your most important files.

Directly downloading Dropbox files

Prefer to directly download a file linked from Dropbox rather than preview it in your browser? Five simple characters gets the job done.

What do hard drive-related words like SATA, IDE, and RAID actually mean?

Brainout asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum to explain some of the words used to describe hard drives and storage.

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TechHive: Control the keys to your cloud-storage castle

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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.