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Transfer Time Machine backups

If you've run out of room on your current Time Machine backup, it's not difficult to transfer that backup to a more expansive drive.

What to buy: the dream home office

Here's one home-office setup—including a top-rated desktop Mac, multifunction printer, high-capacity backup drive, and speakers—that can crank out professional-looking work for you from 9 to 5, then serve as your family's multitasking, multimedia, multi-user machine after hours.

SubRosaSoft releases CopyCatX 5.0

A major update to this disk duplication and backup utility brings support for fine-grained file backup, backup templates, and a new interface. In other words: you have one less excuse for not backing up.

Apple updates MobileMe Backup to 3.2

Backup, one of the often overlooked perks of MobileMe, has gained a "backup recycling" feature seemingly borrowed from Time Machine. Backups can now be deleted based on a schedule in order to conserve storage space.

Dropbox: Beyond the basics

Dropbox, the free file-syncing service, is a great way to make sure that the copies of your to-do list and resume are the same on all your Macs. But that's just the beginning of what Dropbox can do. Dan Miller explains.

Apple updates AirPort Utility, base station firmware

Apple on Wednesday released updates for its AirPort Utility and the AirPort Extreme/Time Capsule firmware.

Living with Windows: sharing drives

You've got Macs and Windows PCs on the same network, and you'd like them to share a hard drive for backup or file-storage: John Rizzo shows you three ways to do it.

Access alternate Time Machine drives

Although it's not obvious how, Time Machine makes it easy to access and browse other drives containing Time Machine backups.

Make exact backup copies of your DVDs

Want to make a copy of your wedding DVD for family, or protect your store-bought movies from sticky fingers? Here's how to make exact backups of your DVDs.

Portable hard drives

Roman Loyola takes a look at portable hard drives from LaCie, MXI Security, Western Digital, and Buffalo.