Don't-Miss Storage Stories
Back up your data regularly—it's something you know you're supposed to do, but only until recently have many users start to take it seriously, thanks to OS X's Time Machine backup utility, which comes with the operating system.
When it comes to safeguarding your data, external hard drives are the way to go. In this excerpt from Take Control of Mac OS X Backups, Joe Kissell explains why and shows you what to consider when shopping for an external hard drive.
If you have a Mac with a Combo drive (CD burner that can read but not write to DVD) or a single-layer DVD burner, buying an external DVD drive is an affordable and attractive upgrade.
It may have beaten out HD-DVD in the bloody battle to be the high definition optical drive standard, but in the roughly year and a half since the format wars ended, Blu-ray DVD has yet to gain any real traction in the desktop computer realm. That should change in the near future.
That new camera won't be much use without a capacious memory card to store photos to videos on. But all SD cards aren't the same. Make sure you're getting the right card for the way you shoot.
You say you have an external hard drive that you'd like to protect from prying eyes? Here are three solutions.
Apple's Disk Utility makes it easy to split a hard drive up into multiple parts called partitions. But why would you ever bother? Joe Kissell shows you five things partitioning a disk allows you to do.
If you work in lots of locations, you may find yourself wishing you could access your files from everywhere. Here are four ways to do just that.
Shocked that a company as prominent as Danger, Inc. could lose T-Mobile's Sidekick customers' data? Protect your business backups by avoiding these six mistakes.
It happens to lots of us: Large media files choke our startup drive. Here are solutions for sharing the wealth between an internal and external hard drive.
Return your scanned old photos to their former glory with a few easy adjustments in iPhoto.
Bring order and security to your scanned printed media with these smart iPhoto management and back up strategies
Laptop in one hand, replacement raw drive in the other. No, you needn't reinstall everything when you install the new hard drive.
Liven up your parties and weddings with an easy DIY photo set-up that won't break the bank.
Learn about possible sources of large Time Machine backups, and tools you can use to identify those sources.