How to Back up and Restore your Mac with Time Machine


Time Machine is OS X Yosemite‘s “OS X 10.10 Yosemite reviews, features, apps, help, and how-to”)’s built-in backup software. It was introduced with OS X 10.5 Leopard and has been there ever since. If you’ve never used it, please start. Time Machine is absolutely the easiest way to back up your Mac, and is great for recovering individual files you’ve deleted or restoring your entire hard drive in the event of a catastrophe.  Continue reading

Use QuickTime to Record Video from your iPhone onto Mac


Want to create an iPhone or iPad tutorial video for someone, record a game level walk through or something else? It’s easier than you think if you have OS X Yosemite installed — you don’t need any third-party apps installed. Here’s how to record your iPhone video onto your OS X Yosemite Mac. Continue reading

How to view the contents of encrypted iPhone backup on Mac OSX

“Is there a way to view the contents of my encrypted iPhone 6 backup file that is saved on my Mac? I DO HAVE the password but I don’t really want to restore my phone to an old backup, I just want to view the contents (if possible) on my Mac. Any help is appreciated.”  Continue reading

How to move your iPhone/iPad backups to an external drive


when you sync your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on your Mac, the first thing iTunes does is backup your ios device data (unless you’ve told it not to). Depending on the size of your device and how much data you have stored on it, this can occupy dozens of gigabytes of space. Did you know you can transfer those backups to an external hard drive? You can, and we can walk you through how.  Continue reading

How to set up a complete backup strategy for your Mac

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 . Continue reading

Five Tips to get even better battery life from your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro

OS X Mavericks software and Haswell chipsets meant Apple could put a lot of emphasis in 2013 to improving battery life and power efficiency in its laptops. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do better. We can always do better. So here’s five suggestions for how to improve the battery life of your MacBook Air or MacBook Pro even more. Continue reading