Archive for January, 2009

Remembering John Updike – grea…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Remembering John Updike – great interview with Terri Gross: http://tinyurl.com/ap3lsd

Tips on backing up your Mac to an external hard drive

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

We’ve had many new clients recently who have purchased new Macs and either need to move their data from an old Mac or migrate it from a PC.  One of the first questions I ask is “are you backed up?”  Unfortunately, I would say 90% of these new clients are not backed up — even though many of them already own external hard drives.

Backing up is not painful, nor difficult but it IS incredibly important.  I came across this very straightforward article on TUAW and wanted to share it with our readers.  The backup methods mentioned in the article (Time Machine, Carbon Copy Cloner, Super Duper) are pretty much what we recommend to our clients who are home users or have small user groups that don’t require Retrospect.  We wouldn’t necessarily recommend the drive that is pictured in the article, but that discussion will have to be reserved for another post.

Does iPhoto’s Faces really rec…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Does iPhoto’s Faces really recognize cats? http://tinyurl.com/b9q2go

17-inch MacBook Pro deliveries…

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

17-inch MacBook Pro deliveries not happening this month as promised. Looks like late Feb. ship dates or later. http://tinyurl.com/cpsldl

Data service used by Phishing …

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Data service used by Phishing Protection in Firefox 2 is being turned off by Google today: http://tinyurl.com/8wnm8r

For those of you who weren’t a…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

For those of you who weren’t able to watch live coverage of today’s historic inauguration: http://tinyurl.com/7n9ntt

Dropbox – 2GB Free Online Storage

Friday, January 16th, 2009

I used Dropbox (the free account version) for the first time this morning and was pleased with the results.  Their website is really fast.

Dropbox offers secure filesharing and syncing between users.  It’s easy to share files between multiple computers — you just download and install Dropbox on every computer you want to keep in sync.  It acts like a regular folder on your computer, which you manage as you would any other folder.  You can also undelete and recover old versions of files.

You can also access files via a web browser, so friends who don’t want to download Dropbox will be able to see files that you want to share with them.   One interesting thing is if anyone invites you to share a folder, both accounts get the data storage charged to their quote (makes sense if you think about it).

Dropbox offers users 2GB of space for free.  If additional storage is needed, they offer an upgrade to 50GB for $99/year or $9.99/month.

Facebook: can we keep it real?…

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Facebook: can we keep it real? Another good article from Globe & Mail’s Ivor Tossell http://tinyurl.com/6ukf2v

Just read about iStat for the …

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Just read about iStat for the iPhone — looks like one amazing App.

Public beta of Retrospect 8.0 …

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Public beta of Retrospect 8.0 for Mac is available (doesn’t run on PowerPC Macs, but shipping release will): http://tinyurl.com/7tcgyf


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