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Scientists calculate total data stored to date: 295+ exabytes

Scientists at the University of California released a report showing that as of 2007, the world had stored 295 exabytes of data.

How do you use Dropbox?

How do you take advantage of the Dropbox application and Web service? Macworld wants to know.

TimePreserver 1.0

TimePreserver does just one thing: It creates a fully restorable copy of each Time Machine backup stored on a Time Capsule. But it performs that task well.

How we test hard drives

We at Macworld are always looking to improve and streamline our product testing, and as hard drives boast bigger storage capacity and increasingly faster transfer times, our editors and interns at Macworld are updating the way we test these devices in our labs

Iomega eGo BlackBelt Mac Edition 1TB

On all counts, the eGo BlackBelt is a solid improvement on last year’s model. It’s not the smallest or cheapest portable HD on the market, but the improved speed, versatility, and safety features round out a very solid package nonetheless.

Mozy's move could bring storm to unlimited cloud storage

Mozy's MozyHome service will now charge $5.95 a month for up to 50GB of storage capacity, and $9.99 per month for up to 125GB capacity (and as many as three computers).

Expo Notes: Up close with Seagate's GoFlex Mac drives

Seagate made news at Macworld 2011 by introducing a new family of hard drives geared specifically for the Mac. McKinley Noble stops by the Seagate booth on the show floor for a closer look at the new GoFlex drives.

Expo Notes: Dolly Drive marries Time Machine to the cloud

Time Machine, as it ships in Mac OS X, works only with external hard drives. When you use the Dolly Drive software, it shows Dolly Drive-provided cloud storage as available drives. When it’s time for Time Machine to run, encrypted files are saved to the Dolly Drive cloud storage.

Cisco adds Mozy cloud service to desktop Smart Storage box

Cisco announced that it has added a hosted backup service to its entry-level, desktop disk storage arrays.

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.