If you hate cables like we hate cables, you're going to love what Apple may be planning to do with your cables. Now, say that five times fast. If a new patent filing is any indication, Apple's engineers are looking at methods for transfering data and power via a single magsafe cable. That could mean less under desl tangled messes for everyone... well, everyone that uses a Mac.
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.