Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

How to Use Windows to Restore Files from Time Machine Backup

For quite some time now, Time Machine has been the go-to backup app for most Mac users. It’s the heart of my personal backup system, and knowing I could recover my files quickly if my Mac’s drive ever failed keeps me feeling safe. But what if it wasn’t just the drive that failed, but your…
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WWDC Preview: How to Get Ready for macOS Beta

Every summer, Apple announces a new version of the Mac OS (now called macOS) at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Along with highlighting what’s new and improved in the operating system, Apple provides its developers with a beta version...

Mac OS 101: How to Boot...
Target Disk Mode has been a feature of the Mac OS since the PowerBook 100 (pictured right) was released way back in 1991. This handy feature allows you to...

Tech Tip: How to Use Boot...
Boot Camp and Boot Camp Assistant allow you to install Windows on your Mac. It’s a nice capability that lets you select – at boot time – which operating system...

Tech 101: How to Clear Cache...
You’ve no doubt heard the term cache and temp files, at least as it relates to your Mac. There are numerous times when removing a cache or temp file...

Migration Assistant: The Easy Way to...
The anticipation of purchasing a new Mac is sometimes tempered by the realization that at some point, you’re going to have to move the data from your old Mac...

Partitions 101: Rules to Resizing Volumes...
Disk Utility, the all-purpose tool for working with storage devices connected to the Mac, has long had the ability to create partitions and manage the resulting volumes. It has...