Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Sometimes it can be important to make a clone of your hard drive, and while there are all sorts of fancy OS X tools to do this job, doing it through Terminal couldn't be simpler. With one command, we can erase the destination drive and copy over all of the contents from the source drive. Let's see how easy this can be in this week's Terminal 101.
Did you upgrade to iOS 6 with the thoughts that you’d have a better mobile experience on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, but didn’t? It's Maps, isn't it? Luckily, you can downgrade your device with ease back to iOS 5.1.1, and update again when Apple's released a fix for some of the features that are bugging you. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to get your iOS 6 device back to working on iOS 5.
Time Machine is great for keeping a local backup of your system, but if you're rather not worry about having a physical drive plugged in all the time you might want to consider an online solution instead. There are plenty of over-the-air (OTA) backup solutions, though not all are very affordable for a small smattering of system files. Fortunately, there are services like CrashPlan, which offers free back up to multiple place. Read on, and we'll show you how to set it all up.
A contender against the iPhone? Well, hardware wise, we will admit this phone is rocking, but can it take on the King? And is there a 7 inch iPad coming down the pike? Rumors, speculation, innuendo. It's all around us.
My father-in-law doesn’t own a computer, and he’s considering getting an iPad for email, apps, internet surfing, and more. I know you can set them up, update, back up, and use an iPad without a computer, but what if the iPad were to just die? Is it possible to restore an iPad without connecting it to a Mac or PC if a simple hard reset doesn’t solve problems?
I’m looking to restore my Mac, but have upgraded my OS to Leopard and then to Snow Leopard. How would I go about restoring my Mac, and will I be able to upgrade my OS back to Snow Leopard after the restore? I still have all of the discs.
Discovering that your iOS device has to be replaced due to a hardware defect can often be troubling, especially in the case of the iPhone. A new report claims that Apple Store Geniuses may soon provide a solution to getting these users back to normal.
You can't wait for tomorrow. That new iPad is going to be everything your heart has desired since the first iPad landed in your lap. But before you go out and purchase the whole kit and caboodle, you'll have to do a few things to make sure you can seamlessly move your data over to a new device. Forget starting over from scratch, here's how to properly migrate to the new iPad.
My iMac’s hard drive crashed. I just checked my external hard drive, and it says the last successful backup was about a month ago. How do I get the data off of my external drive without restoring the computer back that far? There’s still some important stuff there.