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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.

Access files on the go with new CrashPlan apps

Backing up has become quite easy in recent years thanks to online services like CrashPlan. Now, if you're a CrashPlan+ or Pro subscriber, you can even access files from your iOS device, thanks to a pair of free apps released Friday.

Remains of the Day: The friendly iSkies

One airline is handing out iPad 2s like peanuts, Samsung has a plan in store for the iPhone 5's debut, and Apple's clouds are about to open up.

Seagate to offer 4TB external drive for $250

Seagate is preparing to ship the industry's first 4TB external drive.