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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Five things to do before upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Five things to do before upgrading to macOS High Sierra

Soon -- hopefully next week -- Apple will release new versions of all of its operating systems including macOS. Over the past week, I upgraded my 2017 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar to macOS 10.13 High Sierra with hopes that the latest and greatest beta (#8) would be stable and ready to go. High Sierra is running on the MacBook Pro...but not without some issues along the way. Here are five tips that should help you prevent some of the issues that I ran into.

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AWT News Update: August 30, 2017

AWT News Update: August 30, 2017

Steve's finally back from his eclipse and national parks trip, and in the process of trying to get caught up with his work he actually found some really good stories for today’s podcast:

  • A group of 17 automotive engineers working for Apple on the Project Titan autonomous car program have jumped ship for a Silicon Valley startup
  • The implementation of Siri on the fourth-generation Apple TV has won a special Emmy award
  • Bombich Software’s excellent Carbon Copy Cloner Mac backup app receives an update to prepare it for macOS High Sierra and APFS
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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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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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