Mojave security changes: Make sure your backups are running properly

Mojave security changes: Make sure your backups are running properly

MacOS Mojave brought with it a number of improvements to security, and one of those changes might be affecting backups on your Mac(s). Since having an up-to-date backup is an important safety net for your Mac, we want to make sure that you check your backup utilities to make sure they’re running and to update to new apps if they aren’t.

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2TB of backup space for your Mac and iOS devices for life: Only $59.99

2TB of backup space for your Mac and iOS devices for life: Only $59.99

If there's one thing that we keep hounding Apple World Today readers to do, it's backing up their devices. We've got a deal today that will give you a lifetime of backups to a secured 2TB cloud server for just $59.99. The Degoo Premium plan is worth considering if you're looking for a secure place to put some or all of your files, and it works with macOS, iOS, Windows and Android.

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The Travel Series: Backing up data when you're away from home or office

Today's been a beautiful day at sea, with placid seas and blue skies in the Gulf of Mexico as our cruise ship heads towards New Orleans for Mardi Gras. While thoughts of food, drinks, Mardi Gras, food, drinks and food should be occupying my mind, I'm thinking about...backups. Today's post discusses how to ensure that your data is backed up while you're away from your home or office.   

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Get a lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup -- $19.99

Get a lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup -- $19.99

People who are fanatical about backing up their Macs or PCs sometimes forget the most important devices in their lives -- those mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. While some people back up their devices to iCloud, there are many others who wish to avoid Apple's cloud service as they don't want to pay the $2.99 or greater monthly fee to store that mobile data. We have a solution: A lifetime subscription to iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup for just $19.99 -- that's less that the $36 you'd shell out to Apple each year.

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Deal! A lifetime of iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backups for $25

Deal! A lifetime of iDrive Unlimited Mobile Backups for $25

Part of a full backup plan for your Apple devices includes making sure that all of your iPhones and iPads are fully backed up each and every day. Apple makes this simple in iOS through iCloud Backup, but it's very easy -- especially with multiple devices -- to run out of iCloud space and need to upgrade your storage plan. iDrive provides online backups for any type of device (including Macs) and with this Apple World Today deal, you can get a lifetime of unlimited mobile backups for just $25.   

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IDrive online backups: Sign up with AWT and save 75% on your first year

IDrive online backups: Sign up with AWT and save 75% on your first year

It's always a good time to think about your backup plans...before you need to do a restore. At Apple World Today, we're big fans of three-level backup redundancy. First, most of us use Time Machine for our primary local backup. There's a second app -- Carbon Copy Cloner -- that's used to produce a second, separate local backup that's bootable. And finally, we use online backups to insure that a physical disaster like a fire or flood won't ruin our day. IDrive is one of the best online backup firms out there, and if you sign up using this Apple World Today link, you get your first year of 1TB of online storage for 75% off -- that's just $14.88.

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Back up today to prepare for iOS 10 tomorrow

Back up today to prepare for iOS 10 tomorrow

iOS 10 will be available to everyone tomorrow, September 13, 2016. If past history holds true, the new operating system will be released around 10 AM Pacific Time. In some ways, the release of iOS 10 is as exciting to me as the new iPhone announcements. My old device becomes “new” and does many different things that it couldn't just a few moments ago. As is always a good practice, today would be a great time to make sure your iPhone or iPad is backed up. Though unlikely, something could go amiss or you may simply decide that iOS 10 is not for you at this point and want to revert back to iOS 9.3.5 after the update.

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Meem: A backup without iCloud while you charge your iPhone, and an Apple World Today Top Pick

Meem: A backup without iCloud while you charge your iPhone, and an Apple World Today Top Pick

You know how we are here at Apple World Today -- every chance we get, we love to remind our readers to back up their Apple devices. But some folks won't do it because they're concerned about security or just don't want to spend money on iCloud storage. Meem ($69.99) is a unique and brilliant idea; a Lightning charge cable that backs up your iPhone or iPad whenever you plug it in. 

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Carbon Copy Cloner 4: A close look at a popular Mac backup utility

Carbon Copy Cloner 4: A close look at a popular Mac backup utility

Most Mac users are happy to use the Time Machine backup utility built into OS X, but that utility has a shortcoming -- it doesn't create a bootable copy on the backup drive. That's why third-party utilities such as Bombich Software's Carbon Copy Cloner 4 (US$39.99) have remained so popular. 

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Daily Deal: G Cloud Unlimited Backup 5-year Subscription, $29.99

Daily Deal: G Cloud Unlimited Backup 5-year Subscription, $29.99

While some Apple users choose to buy into the Apple iCloud ecosystem for backups and sync, others want more...and G Cloud's unlimited backup service is what they want. You can back up all of your photos, videos, contacts and messages -- and more -- for just $6 a year with this great Apple World Today deal. 

G Cloud is offering 5 years of unlimited backups for just $29.99, and one account works for all of your devices -- present and future.

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Daily Deal: IDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup Lifetime Subscription - 79% off

Daily Deal: IDrive Unlimited Mobile Backup Lifetime Subscription - 79% off

Maybe you don't trust iCloud or don't want to pay Apple for the right to backup your iOS data to the service. Perhaps you're thinking about defecting to the Android world and want a way to take all of that iOS data with you. Here's just the answer for you: a lifetime subscription to IDrive's Unlimited Mobile Backup service for just $10 -- that's 79% off the regular price!

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How I got those iTunes deletion bug blues...

How I got those iTunes deletion bug blues...

I have to admit that I don't listen to a lot of music anymore. I prefer to write in silence most of the time, accompanied by the purring of a cat in my lap. When the recent reports of entire music libraries being deleted from Macs were first making the rounds, I really didn't think too much about it... until I wrote a post for another website and found out while doing research that most of my iTunes library was gone.

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