I regularly back up new media additions (photos, music, videos) to an external drive. In the Finder, I drag the folders I want to back up over to the external drive’s icon on my Desktop. Is there a way to have just the newly added items be backed up instead of having to back up the whole folder all over again? The only options the Finder gives me are Cancel or Replace. I hit Replace of course, but it copies the whole folder again.
We still miss our now-defunct local video store, but yes, Netflix movies beamed right to our TV is a pretty fair trade. And if Netflix streaming hasn’t found its way to your TV yet via a game console, Blu-ray player, or TiVo, the WD TV Live Plus (the fourth iteration in Western Digital’s line of home media players) makes a great purchase. After all, who doesn’t want to pipe their digital videos, music, and photos to their existing TV and stereo these days? If that’s a superpower your living room lacks, the Live Plus can be your radioactive spider with minimal hassle and none of that messy biting.
Many moons ago, the idea of filling a drive with a terabyte of data
would have gotten you laughed at and possibly sent to a special
hospital where all the walls were white and padded. But these days,
we’re constantly checking our externals for room with the Get Info
command, then trying to figure out what’s safe to delete. If you’re
dealing with large files on a regular basis or are just a bit
obsessive-compulsive, the new Western Digital MyBook Studio can help
you keep track of your drives without having to be in front of your Mac.
After months of unconfirmed rumors about its maybe, possibly imminent
arrival, Western Digital finally released its next-generation WD TV media player--just
mere days after we finished our Dec/09 issue, in which we named the
previous-gen model as one of our “2009 Gear of the Year” favorites. We
had a few niggling criticisms of that earlier version, but in the
latest model, Western Digital has made some excellent improvements to
what became our favorite set-top box for media playback.
You’ve got tons of music, movies and other media files stuffed in your
Mac, right? Watching The Office from your laptop is fine and dandy, but
sometimes you just want to kick back on the couch and watch stuff on a
real TV. Which is why we’re hooking you up with a WDTV from Western Digital.
Until someone comes up with a simple, reliable, nonfiddly way to get
Hulu on our television, we’re still addicted to traditional TV. That
said, without TiVo, we’d give up on TV in a heartbeat. Back in the day,
piling on to the couch for Must See TV on Thursday nights from 8 to 10
was a given. But now, the ability to time- and place-shift television
is a crucial feature. The only problem is that our TiVo box is
frequently overflowing with content, and it really sucks to lose
crucial episodes of your favorite show because there’s a marathon of
The Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo--not that we’d ever watch
anything like that.