Sometimes you may have files and folders that you don't want Time Machine to backup due to space constraints on your external backup drives. Perhaps it's junk or temporary files, or perhaps you just don't care about certain files being backed up through Time Machine. Either way, Time Machine can happily comply in this situation and allow you to exclude certain files from backups. Continue reading and we'll show you how this works, and we'll also give you an easy-to-use command that will display the excluded files.
Have an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. This time we'll show you a workaround for when you have a new or recently restored hard drive on your Mac, but you can't load files from your old Time Machine backups.
If you want to know more about the iPhone 6 and iWatch, you're in luck — it seems that a day can't go by without more rumors about Apple's upcoming hardware. But that's not all that's been happening this week — there's also been loads of other news, including a new look at Apple HQ, info on vastly improved battery life, and some great tips to deal with spam and Time Machine.
Time Machine: it's always been there and you've probably always used it. But what you may not have known is that you can tweak things around on your Mac to make the ubiquitous backup app a little more powerful. Here are ten tips to help you rev up Time Machine.
The annual Macworld/iWorld show kicked off Wednesday in San Francisco, where many of your favorite Mac and iOS products are now on display. Although your trusty recap reporter can't be there in person this year, we've rounded up a handful of news that is surely being talked up on the show floor, and as usual, we're bringing it all straight to you, no ticket necessary...
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.
You've got to hand it to the hard drive storage provider formerly known as Western Digital: They're embracing the cloud in ways other traditional storage companies have not, especially with a new line of drives that connect to the internet with ease.
With Parallels, VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox, and other applications that run the Windows platform (and other OSes) in a virtualized environment, all of the files, programs, etc., in that environment are stored in a single hard drive file that resides on your Mac. Here's how to make sure it's backed up properly.
So have you heard any good rumors lately? We have. It seems like the rumor mill is on the cusp of being vindicated about the iPad mini as at long last Apple gives the technorati what they've been begging for. Will there be a market for it? Oh, we think a lighter priced smaller tablet might just be stuffing a few stockings this holiday season.
I just upgrade to Mountain Lion and was having trouble accessing my Yahoo POP email account. In my intelligence, I deleted the account and went to reset the settings. Afterwards, I noticed that I had lost all of my email on the POP account hat I had not moved into folders. I managed to get my POP account back, but now I want to see if I can manually restore the emails from my Time Machine backup. Thanks in advance for the help!