There are many Apps available to make backups of your Mac files, but one, if not THE best is Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) from Bombich Software. This product has been around a long time in the Mac universe, having been introduced in January 2002. This product is not free (it costs $39.99), but a 30-day … Continue reading Mac OS X – Carbon Copy Cloner
I have had a mid 2010 MacBook Pro for a while. It works well, but it is sluggish. Rather than invest in a new MacBook, I chose to make a fairly quick and simple upgrade. To make my MacBook more useable I upgraded it (similar to what I did to my 2010 Mac Mini a … Continue reading Upgrading My Mid 2010 MacBook Pro
Did you know that March 31st is World Backup Day? I didn’t until I saw a note yesterday. So what is World Backup Day? As noted on the web site “It’s not only a day for backing up your personal data, but it’s also a day to talk about the enormous task of preserving our … Continue reading Tomorrow is World Backup Day – Is Your System Backed Up?
The latest version of OS X, 10.11 El Capitan, has been out for a while now. Long enough to consider the new version of OS X stable [1, 2]. I decided that this time instead of doing a system upgrade I would take the extra time to do a clean install. Upon Which Macs Can OS X 10.11 … Continue reading Upgrading to OS X 10.11 El Capitan
I have written other articles about how you can “Tuneup” your Mac to make it run a little more efficiently. This article will focus on the ultimate “Tuneup” for your Mac – upgrading the memory and boot disk (the disk that you are running OS X from). Now, I have to preface this article by saying that not … Continue reading Tuneup Your OS X Mac – Hardware Upgrades
I have started a series of posts on OS X. Some will be Tech Tips. Others will be reviews of FOSS (Free Open Source Software) or free apps. This will be a central spot where all can be viewed. Readers may also be interested in my collection of Mac Keyboard Shortcuts. Recommended Essential Software for … Continue reading Mac OS X