Well, it's not hard to see what the big story of the day is: OS X Mountain Lion is here, and despite some hiccups with Apple's Up-to-Date Program for new Mac owners, the launch appears to be a smashing success. (We gave up on waiting for our code and bought it -- hey Apple, we've got deadlines here!) Now that you've had a chance to comb through some of that Mountain Lion goodness, why not kick up your feet and take a break for a few minutes by perusing through our news recap for this Wednesday, July 25, 2012?
Here's something no one likes to think about: backing up your Mac. It's an arduous task, but backing up your system periodically is important to ensure you don't lose data to hardware malfunction, human error, or software corruption. With multiple backups both onsite and offsite, you can keep yourself from becoming just another victim to data loss.
It is estimated that more than 140,000 hard drives fail each week in the U.S., and more than 2,000 laptops are lost or stolen each day. Don’t become a statistic. Read our guide and protect yourself from losing all of that precious information.
Time Machine is great for everyday backups and simple file restores, but it only gives you the ability to restore your system after reinstalling OS X. But what if disaster hits, and you don't have this kind of luxury? A full clone of your Mac’s hard drive can really help get you back up and running in a matter of minutes. Read on to find out how to make a bootable clone of your Mac's main hard drive and come back from a data disaster.