Lion is Apple’s first disc-less distribution of Mac OS X, and as such, is leaving many users with slow or no internet connections without any fun today. We’re going to show you how to easily burn your Lion installer to a disc in order to install the OS on a computer without a network connection, or even as a way to make an emergency backup copy of your $30 investment.
Flash drives are getting better, harder, faster, stronger--and smaller. As storage becomes more portable, so does the need to secure your data. Read on and we'll show you how easy it can be to create a secure disk image on your thumb drive to store all your top secret files.
We've all know that sink feeling one gets in the pit of their guts when their computer fails to work as expected. Unfortunately, without having your MacBook Pro in the same room, it's difficult for us to figure out exactly what it is that's keeping it from starting up. That said, we can point you in the direction of a few first steps that you might want to take.
With all of the news flying back and forth about Apple’s various iDevices, it’s refreshing to discover that utilities for Mac OS X haven’t gotten lost in the shuffle. One such disk maintenance utility, the open-source AppleJack, has finally been updated to work with Snow Leopard.
We’re sure many Mac users have seen the Utilities folder inside of the
Applications folder and wondered what the applications contained inside
do. Maybe they control the weather or give you super powers. The
reality is bit less exciting, but still incredibly useful to even the
newest Mac user.
Backup software that's user-friendly and useful? Must be Apple's.We're relentless about telling you to back up your files and Mac OS X settings - and now that Apple's released Backup 3 (free with .Mac account or free 60-day trial, www.mac.com), you've got no excuse not to. Here's how to back up smartly - just be aware that Backup doesn't make bootable backups.