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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.

Control Time Machine from the command line

Whether you manage remote Macs or just love delving into the nitty-gritty, you need to know about this command-line tool for Time Machine.

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?

Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.

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Happy World Backup Day: Start backing up your Mac today

World Backup Day may be a made-up holiday, but the lesson it brings is an important one: Back up your files, or risk losing everything. It's easier to get started than you might think.

Protect your Mac's data with a backup drive

Looking to protect your data as part of World Backup Day? You'll need a hard drive. We'll tell you what to look for and which models have impressed us.

Why you shouldn't back up to an internal hard drive

In a previous article, I briefly explained why you shouldn't back up to a second internal drive. Mike Bell wanted a more detailed explanation.

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Emergency backups you didn't know you had

You should have backed up, but you didn't. Now your hard drive has failed. But all is not lost. Intentionally or not, you probably do have backups of at least some of your data. And they just might save your bacon.