Posts from the desk of Tom Nelson

Partitions 101: Rules to Resizing Volumes & How to Without Losing Data

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 been the go-to tool for formatting a Mac’s drives, erasing data, securely wiping information, and creating multiple partitions. With the advent of OS X Leopard, Disk…
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You Don’t Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Manage...

Passwords. They’re one of the banes of modern life. I know I should be using unique and strong passwords for every account or service I use. But when you consider that the minimum requirements for a strong password can...

How to Utilize the Most Useful Mac OS Utilities

The Mac comes equipped with a number of apps, including Safari, Mail, Photos, Calendar, Contacts, and many more, that are used every day by most Mac users. There’s also a class of apps known as utilities that are often...

How to Use Mac’s Disk Utility...
There may come a time when you want to completely remove all traces of information on your Mac’s drives. It may be because you’re selling or donating your Mac,...

Tech 101: Everything You Need to...
You’ve been diligent about maintaining up-to-date backups of your Mac’s data by using Time Machine, but there’s a nagging worry in the back of your mind. How do you...

Tech 101: What You Need to...
Have you been updating your Mac, adding memory or storage, or perhaps simply customizing how it looks? Are you the go-to guy for repairing a favorite toy? Do you...

macOS in Review: A Look at...
The macOS Sierra release on September 20th, 2016 marked a few milestones. It’s the 13th release of the Mac OS, the fourth release of the Mac operating system based...

Data Privacy Day: Keep Your Data...
Have you ever wondered what would happen if your Mac were lost or stolen? Your first thoughts may be about the inconvenience, or the expense of replacement. But when...

Tech 101: How to Use a...
It may not be the best kept secret, but you don’t have to use Apple-branded keyboards with your Mac. You have a wide range of keyboards to choose from,...

Tech Tip: How to Use the...
Disk Utility, in all of its incarnations, has always had a restore function, a way to copy a disk volume or image file to another volume, creating an exact...