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How to set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion | Macworld

How to set up Time Machine in Mountain Lion | Macworld | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Ready to start backing up your Mac? You don't need anything but an external hard drive and OS X's built-in Time Machine.

  If you value your data—whether it’s some perfect photos you took last weekend, your entire music collection on iTunes, or your draft of the next great American novel—you must stay on top of regular system backup. One of the easiest ways of doing so is to use OS X’s built-in backup program, Time Machine. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external drive to save important documents, photos, and system files regularly. Apart from keeping spares of every file, Time Machine maintains a record of how your system looked on any given day, so you can easily put everything back the way it was if something goes wrong.

  OS X has included Time Machine since OS X 10.5 (Leopard). Here’s how to get set up in OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) using an external drive. For more tips on backing up your data, see "Backup basics" and "Bulletproof backups."

 

http://www.macworld.com/article/2013004/backup-basics-the-quick-something-is-better-than-nothing-backup-system.html

 

http://www.macworld.com/article/2013249/bullet-proof-backups-when-you-absolutely-cant-lose-any-data.html

 

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Every iPhone Speed Test Comparison 2016 PART 2!

ALL iPhones EVER Made Comparison! 2016 Edition Part 2. iPhone 7 Plus vs 7 vs SE vs 6S Plus vs 6S vs 6 Plus vs 6 vs 5S vs 5C vs 5 vs 4S vs 4 vs 3Gs vs 3G vs 2G!
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Maybe Be Careful with OSX Sierra

Maybe Be Careful with OSX Sierra | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
No, this isn't some highly integrated scam ad telling you to click because something's wrong with your computer. This is an actual post. (No, TPM really hasn't been hacked.) Even though you don't come to TPM for information about Mac operating systems, I wanted to share this unfortunate experience with the Mac users in our audience.

The short version is there seems to be some fairly major issue with the new Desktop/Document iCloud backup system if you try to use the backup service with more than one Mac (which is to say, more than one desktop computer as opposed to iOS device.)

Here's the longer version.
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How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac

How to resurrect a Fusion Drive from a destroyed Mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
When an iMac is physically damaged, how do you get the data from its Fusion Drive.
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MacBook Pro with swollen battery dangerous?

A 2009 MacBook Pro that runs 24/7 in a vented cabinet to serve iTunes and run home automation was found to have a swollen battery. A noticeable doming of the left-side palm rest and loss of click function on the trackpad at this point, but Temperture Gauge Pro show all sensors/fans in a comfortable range.
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Bottom line: Should you upgrade to iOS 10?

Bottom line: Should you upgrade to iOS 10? | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
iOS 10 comes out today, and it's excellent. But not everyone needs to download it immediately.
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Apple quietly made it cheaper to replace a cracked iPhone screen

Apple quietly made it cheaper to replace a cracked iPhone screen | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apple quietly made some changes to its AppleCare+ extended warranty for iPhones today. The updates weren't mentioned on stage, but didn't go unnoticed by 9to5Mac. Apple charges $129 to purchas
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discovering how Dropbox hacks your mac

discovering how Dropbox hacks your mac | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Following my post revealing Dropbox's Dirty Little Security Hack a few weeks ago, I thought I'd look deeper into how Dropbox was getting around Apple's security. After a little digging around in Apple's vast documentation, it occurred to me to check the authorization database and see if that had been tampered with. According to the…
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DetectX

DetectX | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
You are here: Sqwarq Apps > DetectX   DetectX 2 The only troubleshooting app that runs on every version of OS X from 2011 to present (and we've even got a version for Snow Leopard, too!). - Remove MacKeeper and other apps that can cause unexpected performance problems - Detect Keyloggers and Adware - Track…
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macOS Sierra is set to launch on September 20

macOS Sierra is set to launch on September 20 | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
macOS Sierra FAQ: What you need to know about the new Mac operating system
How to use Siri in macOS Sierra
How to use Picture in Picture in macOS Sierra
Hands-on with the new Photos features in macOS Sierra and iOS 10
How to use iCloud Drive’s new Desktop and Documents access in macOS Sierra
How to use Optimized Storage in macOS Sierra
How to use the Tabs feature in macOS Sierra
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macOS Hidden Treasures: 15 Startup Key Combinations

macOS Hidden Treasures: 15 Startup Key Combinations | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
When Mac trouble strikes, these 15 startup key combinations provide access to all sorts of troubleshooting and repair tools that could save your bacon.
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$100 extra for Data Recovery from HD with USB on PCB

If you have a portable external hard drive with a USB port built-in to the PCB, there is an extra $100 fee if we can recover your data. This is due to the complexity of recovering data from a “USB PCB” hard drive, as it does not have the standard “SATA” or “IDE” interface on the PCB.

You can use the pictures below to determine if your hard drive has a USB PCB (you need to remove the hard drive from the enclosure to see the PCB). Send us a picture of your hard drive if you need help identifying your PCB.

Other data recovery companies charge $300-$800 extra for USB PCBs.

Western Digital Passport for Mac has USB on PCB

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VisualDiffer on the Mac App Store $5 OS 10.9

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about VisualDiffer. Download VisualDiffer for Mac OS X 10.9 or later and enjoy it on your Mac.
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How to fix a Corrupted Time Machine Backup | Jthon's Place

The other day time machine decided to stop working for me and kept giving me errors about mounting the backup image. After firing up Console.app I found that the sparsebundle which time machine stores the backup data in was corrupted. This is a bad thing since if I couldn’t find a way to fix the image all my backups for the last 6 months would be lost :(.

My first step on the road to fixing the problem was to open the bundle with “Disk Utility” and see if repair disk would work. To do this you need to drag the back image (the .sparsebundle) and drop it on disk utility. Then you can select the image and press “Repair Disk”. Usually if if you have some disk corruption this would fix it, but not for me.

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The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data

The best online backup service for securely encrypting your data | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Every hosted backup solution manages encrypted storage a little differently. We look at who gives subscribers the keys to the castle.
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The difference between backing up an iPhone to iCloud and iTunes

The difference between backing up an iPhone to iCloud and iTunes | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
How to back up your iPhone or iPad so you'll have the easiest time restoring.
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Watch out: iOS 10 install is reportedly bricking some iPhones

Watch out: iOS 10 install is reportedly bricking some iPhones | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
“We experienced a brief issue with the software update process, affecting a small number of users during the first hour of availability. The problem was quickly resolved and we apologize to those customers. Anyone who was affected should connect to iTunes to complete the update or contact AppleCare for help.”
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WiFi Explorer | $20 3 day trial

WiFi Explorer | $20 3 day trial | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Easy-to-use, intuitive user interface
Graphical visualization of the wifi environment
Works with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networks
Supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as 20, 40, 80 and 160 MHz channels
Signal quality estimations based on signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)
Accurate conversion from dBm to percentage (%) for easier analysis and optimization
Detailed description of information elements (IE) advertised by the access point for advanced troubleshooting
Device name discovery of access points (if available)
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revealing Dropbox’s dirty little security hack

revealing Dropbox’s dirty little security hack | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Update: also see Discovering how Dropbox hacks your mac If you have Dropbox installed, take a look at System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Accessibility tab (see screenshot above). Notice something? Ever wondered how it got in there? Do you think you might have put that in there yourself after Dropbox asked you for…
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macOS Sierra FAQ: What you need to know about the new Mac operating system

macOS Sierra FAQ: What you need to know about the new Mac operating system | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Here’s the list of Macs that will run macOS Sierra.

MacBook (Late 2009 and later)
MacBook Air (2010 and later)
MacBook Pro (2010 and later)
Mac mini (2010 and later)
iMac (Late 2009 and later)
Mac Pro (2010 and later)
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Following iPhone 7, iPhone 4 (& few Macs) will become vintage/obsolete, lose Apple repair support

Following iPhone 7, iPhone 4 (& few Macs) will become vintage/obsolete, lose Apple repair support | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
Apple is about to add iPhone 4 alongside other Macs and iPods to its list of vintage and obsolete products, meaning the devices will lose support for repair services through Apple and its authorize…
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MacStrategy | NOTE: Remember to de-authorise/deactivate any software/services

MacStrategy | NOTE: Remember to de-authorise/deactivate any software/services | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it

NOTE: Remember to de-authorise/deactivate any software/services on the drive if it was used as a system disk.
Authorised/Activated Software and/or Services
Apple iTunes related services
Adobe Creative Suite and other products
Microsoft Office 2011/2016/365 for Mac but not Office 2004 or 2008
Microsoft Windows and other products
QuarkXPress
Enfocus Pitstop Pro
Mathworks MATLAB and Simulink Student Version
Unity Technologies Unity 3D
OnOne Software Perfect Photo Suite and other products
NOTE: If you know of any other Macintosh software that requires activation please contact us.
Follow these instructions:

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Dropbox hack leaks 68 million usernames and passwords

Dropbox hack leaks 68 million usernames and passwords | Mac Tech Support | Scoop.it
A hack from 2012 reportedly resulted in the breach of far more user information than previously believed.

 

Change your passwords on other accounts if they were the same as dropbox.

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Block Tech Support Pop-up Scams in Safari with ScamZapper

Learn more about ScamZapper, a Safari extension: https://sites.google.com/site/appleclubfhs/downloads/scamzapper-info.
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