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Peter Cohen
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Technology writer, podcaster, pundit
Technology writer, podcaster, pundit

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Thinking about upgrading your computer with an SSD, or want troubleshooting or recycling advice? Let me help.

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Don't leave it to Flickr to keep your pictures safe. If Flickr is the only place your photos exist, back them up to your computer using these tips.

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i've used Flickr for years. Long enough that it's the only repository for some of my folders. So I decided to back up my Flickr library to my computer for safekeeping. There are a few ways to do it, and it doesn't have to cost you anything. Read on for details!

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-to-backup-your-flickr-library

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Our new Groups feature isn't just for businesses. Anyone can use it to centralize billing and, optionally, backup/restore administration. If you're responsible for backing up your family's computers, my newest blog post for Backblaze helps to explain how Groups can help you.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/groups-speeds-family-backup/

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SSDs are a smart, cheap way to dramatically boost the performance of older computers. Find out more about how, why, and what to think about if you're considering SSDs in this new guide at Backblaze.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/ssd-upgrade-guide/

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Bauhaus Burger Brouhaha

Comparing the same story reported by two different publications shows that you shouldn't always rely on one news source to tell the whole truth.

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Apple this week released macOS 10.12.2 and with it, has made a change that impacts laptop users. The battery status menu bar item no longer displays an estimate of time remaining, only the percentage of remaining charge. There’s no way to reactivate it…

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Your Mac's default security settings will keep you from opening apps from unidentified developers. Find out how to override those settings without compromising your Mac's security.

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In my latest post at Backblaze, I look at what's wasting space on your hard drive - and more importantly, how to recover.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/free-up-disk-space

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Writing for Bloomberg, Mark Gurman reported last week that Apple has disbanded the engineering group responsible for its AirPort network devices. Some pundits are using this as an example of Apple turning its back on historic customers, but I don’t think…
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