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Mac IT Guy: two routers, one network

If you have two routers on the same network, they may be confusing all the Macs that connect to them; here's how to straight it out. Plus: Best tape backup system for Macs?

Online backup options for photographers

While the advent of digital media has made it easier for photographers to protect and back up their images, it's still important to know your options and craft a plan. Macworld senior contributor Glenn Fleishman has put together a list of backup services you can enlist to help safeguard your precious images.

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.

Reading old DVD-RAM discs with new Mac

How to read old DVD-RAM discs with a new Mac. (Hint: It'll cost you something.)

Automator workflow of the month: Automate folder backup

Here's how to create a simple Automator workflow that backs up a folder full of data at regular intervals.

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.

Installing software on a Mac with a dead DVD drive

So, how do you install disc-based software on a Mac with a dead media drive? I have three solutions for those with another Mac.

How to password protect folders

It's simple enough to password protect certain kinds of documents, but what about folders full of documents? Turn to Disk Utility.

OWC provides a closer look at iMac's SSD slot

OWC took apart a new 27-inch iMac to see what the SSD bracket is all about.

Five things to do before leaving for vacation

Heading out of town? Take care of a few critical tasks--from backing up your data to setting up remote access--and you can leave your desk behind without a second glance.

Transfer Time Machine backups

If you've run out of room on your current Time Machine backup, it's not difficult to transfer that backup to a more expansive drive.

Dropbox: Beyond the basics

Dropbox, the free file-syncing service, is a great way to make sure that the copies of your to-do list and resume are the same on all your Macs. But that's just the beginning of what Dropbox can do. Dan Miller explains.

Living with Windows: sharing drives

You've got Macs and Windows PCs on the same network, and you'd like them to share a hard drive for backup or file-storage: John Rizzo shows you three ways to do it.

Create CD and DVD labels with your Mac

Do you back up files on CD or DVD? Adam Berenstain gives you some tips on how to label your discs.