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Bulletproof backups: When you absolutely can't lose any data

Disaster does strike. Are you ready to go beyond the basics to prepare? Joe Kissell shows how to build a better backup strategy for your data.

Backup basics: The quick, something-is-better-than-nothing backup system

Reluctant to start backing up your Mac because it seems like too much of a hassle? Here's a 10-minute plan for protecting your most important files.

AT&T Locker app comes to iOS, but beware of lockdown

AT&T has launched a new Locker app for iOS that provides free online storage for photos, videos, and documents, but its concept is hobbled by restrictions and is best avoided.

Remains of the Day: The world is flat

Apple executive Eddy Cue gets a flattering write-up, Motorola gets a flat take-it-or-leave-it offer from Cupertino, and how to turn your older Mac's drives into a Fusion Drive in twenty-seven hours flat.

Review: My Passport Edge hard drive complements Mac laptops

The My Passport Edge for Mac is a great drive for easily storing your files for on-the-go use.

Apple extends iCloud storage upgrades

The complimentary storage extension for old MobileMe customers, which was supposed to end in September, has been extended by one year.

Exploring iCloud Backup

Lex Friedman joins podcast host Chris Breen to discuss Apple's iCloud Backup service.

Helium gas shortage risks popping WD's drive plans

With worldwide demand and prices at an all-time high, Western Digital's plans to use helium in its drives may be ill-timed as the world's reserves are quickly drawing down.

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Disk drive shipments rebound from Thai floods

A year after a flooding disaster in Thailand took out a large portion of hard disk drive production, the industry has fully recovered with shipments to the computer market expected to hit a record level this year.

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Review: My Book VelociRaptor Duo pricey but fast and feature-rich

Macworld Lab tests Western Digital's new Thunderbolt drive and comes away impressed with its speed and feature set.