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The paranoid person's guide to a complete Mac backup

You think you have a complete data backup plan? Then you haven't seen the lengths Rob Griffiths goes to to secure his data.

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How to simplify overlapping cloud storage services

You don't really need 18 cloud accounts.

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Carbon Copy Cloner 4 brings increased usability to trusted utility

Carbon Copy Cloner, a venerable cloning and backup utility, gains new features and an improved interface.

Five ways to keep your student's digital life safe

Technology is as much a part of school as it is the business world, and device and data loss can be just as serious. Here's how to protect your student's digital stuff (without getting all up in his or her business).

Bankable Backup and Recovery options for Your iPhone or iPad

Take a look at these useful tools for backing up and restoring your iOS device.

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Drive-cloning utilities: The best Mac apps for making a bootable backup

A good backup plan should include a bootable duplicate. We tell you the best app for the task.

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LogViewer for Time Machine review: Find Time Machine info in OS X system logs

When Time Machine goes awry, OS X's system logs record what went wrong. LogViewer makes it easier to find that info in the log.

Tidbits reminds you to verify your backups

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In honor of Friday the 13th and bad luck striking, Adam Engst of Tidbits reminds you to check your backups (or make one, if you never have).

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How to make a bootable install drive for Macs that shipped with Mavericks

If your Mac was released after Mavericks debuted, it's not quite as easy to make a bootable Mavericks install drive, but it's still quite doable. We've got the complete instructions.