The battery is the key component of any portable device, but did you know that battery maintenance is important to keeping your MacBook healthy? With proper maintenance and calibration, you can keep your computer’s battery performing at its optimum, providing you with more juice when on the go. Continue reading, and we’ll show you how to properly maintain your battery.
As cloud storage becomes more and more commonplace in our lives, it's often hard to know which one is right for families. Pogoplug is making that decision much easier this week by introducing the $29 per year Pogoplug Family.
With SSDs becoming the norm, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.
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!
Time Machine is Apple’s answer to backup. It’s simple, it’s elegant, and it just works. However, you can still use the backup utility built into your Mac through the command line and over SSH. Very handy for those times when you may not have physical (or screen sharing) access to your Mac remotely.
In this week’s tip, we’ll show you some of the basics of backing up your Mac using Time Machine through the terminal and using the tmutil program.
With iOS 5, Apple launched the ubiquitous Photo Stream and made photo sharing and syncing a cinch between Macs and iOS devices. However, the 1,000 photo limit may not be enough for your photography needs. Fortunately, iPhoto has included to option to share with external cloud services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Read on to find out how.
When Apple started the Retina Display ball rolling with high-resolution updates to its catalog, we eagerly headed over to the App Store to grab the latest and greatest versions of our favorite iWork and iLife apps. But as we waited for the little blue progress bars to disappear, we couldn't help but notice how much longer they took to complete. Just last night, it took over half an hour to download a 750mb app over Wi-Fi.
In order to display those high resolution applications and have them look supreme on the Retina Display, the images have to get bigger, which means that the size of the apps have to go up, too. Pages went from 95.1 MB to 269 MB, and Numbers and Keynote packed on quite a few megabytes. What's worse: if you're updating these apps on the first-generation iPad or an iPad 2, they're taking up all the space on your device and you can't even take advantage of the fact that they're high resolution.
Are you an iPhone owner jealous of those iPod touch owners with their 64GB of storage? You may not be for long, assuming you’re in the market for the next handset Apple plans to announce on October 4. A new rumor claims the new iPhone will be available in three capacities, presumably maxing out at 64GB.
When it comes to hard drive makers, there are only a couple of ways they can stand out in the crowd: Make ‘em smaller, make ‘em bigger or add connectivity. In the case of Seagate, they’ve gone with “make ‘em bigger” for their latest GoFlex Desk, which now tops out at a whopping 4TB for only $249.
What once seemed like a gargantuan hard drive three years ago probably doesn’t seem quite as big anymore. As media collections grow and our iPhoto libraries bulge with higher-resolution images -- and now, HD video -- the time will come when your hard drive begins to creak under the weight of its contents. Aside from being a storage problem, a chock-full hard disk can also slow down your system. While OS X will alert you when available space reaches critically low levels, Disk Alarm can help you keep a closer eye on your storage scenario.