It usually only happens after a mishap, but I want you to join me in resolving to backup your Mac regularly in 2014. Here's how.
The Apple Core
Apple technology keeps gaining respect in the executive suite, with businesses and in the data center. Jason O'Grady and David Morgenstern deliver critical news and penetrating analysis that managers need to succeed.
Jason D. O'Grady
Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.
David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.
Unlike the slow arrivals of Thunderbolt peripherals several years ago, Thunderbolt 2 storage and devices may beat the previous trend. New Mac Pro owners have something to shout about.
The actions of App Nap, a feature new to OS X in the Mavericks release, may be interpreted by some users as a undetermined slowdown of system performance. Meanwhile the Mac's other napping technology, the previously introduced Power Nap, can bring its own share of mysterious behaviors.
The first units off the Mac Pro (Late 2013) production line are making their way to customers, so a number of analyst sites have posted first looks and teardowns of the new model.
The arrival of iOS 7 hasn't been easy for iPhone and iPad customers. However, users of other smartphone OSes might like some of those troubles, according to a recent report from a Canadian news site.
The doom and gloom about Apple's future contimues. The party line goes that Cupertino must repent of its ways and make a New Year's resolution to produce cheaper and cheaper systems. How else can it really succeed?
As the 2013 holiday gift-giving season departs, it's clear that the thieves know what gifts were and will be appreciated. And they aren't Android or Windows products.
Most of us don't usually look at the Disk Utility log when permissions are repaired. And that may be a good thing. It's the Mac version of sausage making.
A small, donation-ware utility written to let MacBook Pro users monitor how their video cards can affect battery life can serve a dual purpose: rescue a laptop with an erratic video card.
Each OS X update brings a crop of big, shiny new features as well as a bunch of small changes to longstanding actions of the Mac user interface. Guess which ones bother users the most?