So you braved the wilds of the retail jungle and scored yourself an iPad 2 on launch day. Congratulations! If you now find yourself sitting in front of your Mac or PC wondering what to do next, fear not -- we’ve got you covered.
Last week's iPad 2 announcement sent some first generation iPad owners into shock. Some may have started an emergency savings fund, while others may have instantly sold their device on a website like Gazelle. Regardless of your upgrade plans, this article will help you make the move from your original iPad to the iPad 2. It's a pretty easy move, so fasten your 30-pin dock connector, and click through our gallerific gallery below to find out just how it's done.
Sometimes, even the simple solution to restoring working backups in iTunes doesn't work. In that case, the ultimate fix is to perform a restore on your iOS device. The biggest drawback about this is that you'll loose all the saved settings, apps and their data, and you'll potentially be forced to start setting up your iOS device all over again, so use this tip as a last resort in restoring your iOS device to working order again.
You know you should be backing up, right? And still, the dirty little secret of modern computing is that most of us--Mac|Life staff included--don’t back up as much as we should, and in some cases, not at all. And even if you do back up, using that old drive you purchased in a fit of Y2K preparations isn’t much protection. Drives fail, and it’s always a question of when, not if. Data Robotics, the makers of the Drobo, hope to make rock-solid backup simple and foolproof with their line of external drive enclosures.
The only sure thing about hard drives is that they fail. Backing up the data on your Mac turns a hard drive failure into a non-event, instead of a Mac disaster. If you run Leopard, Time Machine makes backups easy.