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Find the right backup drive for your storage needs

If coming up with a backup strategy is one of your New Year's resolutions, maybe a backup drive should be on your holiday shopping list. We can tell you what to look for.

Google (finally) lets you download your Gmail and Calendar data, here's how

This crucial feature was a long time coming, but now you can ditch the third-party backup tools and arcane workarounds.

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Find the right drive to backup your data

Want a solid backup plan for the new year? You'll need to pick a good storage solution first.

How to transfer backups from Time Machine to a new Mac

You say you have the backups from two old MacBooks that you want to put on a single new iMac? Chris Breen shows the way.

Holiday travel tips: How to keep your data safe and accessible while traveling

The holidays are a great time to catch up on lingering work projects, but don’t let your data fall victim to the risks of the road.

Troubleshooting a 'busy' Time Machine backup

Time Machine reporting that something called a "sparsebundle" is busy, thus preventing you from backing up? Try these steps to clear your base station or Time Capsule's confusion.

Friday the 13th: International Verify-Your-Backup Day

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When was the last time you checked to be sure that you really could restore your Mac's data from your backup drive? Adam Engst at TidBITS says today is the day to check.

Week in Mac Apps

The Week in Mac apps: Better, faster, stronger

In this edition of Mac-app updates and releases, we've got solutions for faster typing, quicker finding, better coding, easier listening, and Visio Viewing. And that's just the first five new apps.

Bugs & Fixes: Back up to avoid iPhone disasters

Ted Landau walks you through the many ways you can back up your iPhone to avoid data-loss disappointment.

Back up your iPhone and iPad

Don't let your information accidentally get erased. It's easy to back up to iCloud and to iTunes; here's a short video primer to help you do so.

Our top five Dropbox tricks

If you asked Macworld editors to name the technologies they can't live without, you'd inevitably hear about the file-synchronization service Dropbox. Here are five of our favorite tips for using it.