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Enable local Time Machine snapshots on a desktop Mac

Lion introduced local Time Machine snapshots for when your laptop isn't connected to your backup drive. But you can enable those local snapshots on a desktop Mac, too.

Symantec acquires LiveOffice cloud-based archiving company

Symantec has acquired LiveOffice, a provider of cloud-based data archiving and storage, for $115 million, the companies announced Monday.

Report: SSD prices will fall below $1 per GB in 2012

The price for SSDs (solid state drives) that are going into PCs are expected to fall below $1 per gigabyte during the second half of 2012, further boosting adoption.

New year's resolution: A backup plan

Make a New Year's resolution you can keep: Start backing up your Mac. And we're going to make it as easy as possible.

LaCie's Thunderbolt SSD combines speed, portability

It only works with Thunderbolt-equipped Macs, but for those who can use it, the LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Edition 240GB SSD packs a big performance punch in a small package.

Automator workflow of the month: Back up contacts and archive calendar events

You know you should back up your data, but sometimes you just can't make the effort. Let Automator do it for you by archiving your calendar events and contacts once a month.

How to manage multiple Macs at home

While it’s easier to manage a single Mac, it’s possible to have control over multiple Macs within your home. Here's how you can remotely configure parental controls on another computer, monitor what your kids do with their Macs, share media between the computers within your home, and more.

FreeSpace lets you monitor and manage your drives

FreeSpace is a handy menu-bar utility for keeping an eye on your free drive space, as well as for quickly accessing and unmounting volumes.

iCloud: Backup

With iCloud Backup, the data on your iOS device is backed up to the cloud automatically, when you're not using your device -- your backup is done without you even thinking about it.

More ways to move data to a new Mac

OS X's Migration Assistant can help you transfer data from one computer or hard drive to another, but it's not the only means by any means. Here's how to migrate data using a cloned drive, Time Machine, and third-party applications.