Backup

How to back up and restore your Mac with Time Machine

Time Machine is OS X's built-in backup software. Here's how to set it up and use it.

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What you need to know about backing up your Apple Watch

Here's what data your iPhone can back up from your Apple Watch — and what it can't.

There's been some confusion around what, exactly, your iPhone is saving from your Apple Watch — and how often it does so. Thankfully, Apple put out a helpful support document on Tuesday outlining this information, as well as how to restore your iPhone from a backup.

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mLogic tape backup sports Thunderbolt and USB 3.0

Linear Tape-Open (LTO) is excellent for long-term data archival and storage. A new 2.5 TB LTO drive combines Thunderbolt and USB 3.0.

If you're an IT manager or responsible for backing up data for long-term archival, you may be interested in a new LTO drive from mLogic called the mTape Connect.

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How to back up your iCloud Photo Library

iCloud Photo Library stores all of your images and videos online but what if you also want additional backup?

The old saying, when it comes to backups, is one place is no place. With something as precious as your photo and video collection, you want to make sure you don't just have a backup to iCloud Photo Library, but a backup of the backup. "One local, one cloud" is the minimum. "Two local, two cloud" is the recommendation. Luckily, Photos for OS X lets you keep a copy of all your originals, all on your Mac. If you have at least one good-sized hard drive, that makes "one local, one cloud" easy. If you're already backing up that Mac as well, then it makes "two local, two cloud" take care of itself as well.

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Transporter can now backup your file version history

In addition to being able to backup your files, Transporter has announced that its new Transporter Desktop software can now also save different versions of your files so new revisions won't destroy old versions. The concept is similar to Apple's Time Capsule in that it requires a Transporter hardware with a hard drive to locally store the backups and file versions.

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How to choose and set up a backup plan for your Mac

Make sure to have multiple backup strategies to make sure you never lose a file

It's one thing to back up your Mac. It's another thing to have a coherent backup strategy that includes local and off-site components. That makes sure you're never more than a few minutes from recovering in the event of a critical failure or problem. In this how to, we'll look at how to set up just such a routine using a combination of backup strategies .

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How to delete old iOS software update files and get back even more hard drive space

I recently posted details on how to recover gigabytes of lost storage back from iTunes by deleting local copies of apps you can download from the App Store if you need to. Lots of you let me know how many dozens of GB you got back, which is great to hear. Now I have some another tip for you if you're looking for more ways to compress your iTunes library.

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Amazon Cloud Drive Photos comes to iPhone and iPod Touch, 5GB free storage for new customers

Amazon just extended their Cloud Drive offering on iOS, with the launch of the all new Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app. Much like the Android equivalent that launched back in November 2012, you can view, download and upload photos to your Cloud Drive right from your iPhone and iPod Touch.

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How to use iCloud: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know about setting up, backing up, restoring, and updating your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and managing your iTunes apps, books, music, TV shows, movies, Match, and Photo Stream in the cloud

iCloud is Apple's online service designed to make managing your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV, and your iTunes content easier and more automatic than ever. Like the name implies, iCloud is based in the "cloud", which is a trendy way of saying giant data centers filled with servers that you can access from your device over Wi-Fi or 3G/4G internet, wherever you are, whenever you want. It consists of several services that work with the apps on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and with iTunes and a handful of desktop apps on Mac and Windows. Most iCloud services are completely free, although additional storage and services are available for purchase.

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Are you using iCloud? [Poll]

iCloud has been called Apple's key to the next decade, an online hub in the clouds to replace the outdated Mac hub in your home -- but are you using it? Introduced alongside iOS 5, iCloud was the subject of Steve Jobs' final keynote appearance and the way Apple finally "cut-the-cord" to iTunes and kicked off their Post-PC era.

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