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It’s important to understand the differences in cloud-based file sync and backup services, so you can make sure your data is as safe as possible. In my latest blog post on Backblaze, I take a look at one of the most popular sync services, Dropbox: How…
It’s important to understand the differences in cloud-based file sync and backup services, so you can make sure your data is as safe as possible. In my latest blog post on Backblaze, I take a look …
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If you have an Apple AirPort Extreme base station, an Apple Time Capsule or an AirPort Express networking device, you should probably check to make sure it’s running the latest firmware. Apple this week released new firmware for all of its 802.11n and…
If you have an Apple AirPort Extreme base station, an Apple Time Capsule or an AirPort Express networking device, you should probably check to make sure it’s running the latest firmware. Apple this…
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We've amassed over 1 billion hours of hard drive operation in our data center. That and other fun facts in our newest hard drive reliability report. Please share!

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-q1-2016/
61,590 hard drives were used in our data center during Q1, 2016. We take a deep dive into the usage to see what we can learn about their performance.
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"Don't put all your eggs in one basket" applied then and it applies now.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/dont-trust-itunes-match-alone/
Relying on a single source of backup - even one as big as Apple iTunes Match, is a mistake. Learn why and how to use the 3-2-1 backup strategy to be safe.
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How (and why) to rotate disks with Time Machine

Apple’s Time Machine makes it easy to restore from a catastrophic drive failure, and also gives you a way to restore deleted files or older versions of files you’ve been working on. The vast majority of us using Time Machine have a regular hard drive to…
Apple’s Time Machine makes it easy to restore from a catastrophic drive failure, and also gives you a way to restore deleted files or older versions of files you’ve been working on. The vast majori…
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In my latest at Backblaze, I walk you through backing up your iOS device using two methods: iCloud Backup and iTunes. What's the difference, and why are both important to know? Find out by clicking on the link!

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/how-to-backup-iphone-and-ipad/
Imagine if you lost all your data and files from your iPhone or iPad. This quick guide walks you through the steps to prevent such a disaster.
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Pixelmator adds a new Retouch extension for Apple Photos. Here's how to turn it on.
Pixelmator adds a new Retouch extension for Apple Photos. Here’s how to turn it on.
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Research has shown over and over again that people want more options but then don’t want to deal with having to choose more options. This explains why app developers encumber their products with “feature bloat” and why we complain about it. Why we…
Research has shown over and over again that people want more options but then don’t want to deal with having to choose more options. This explains why app developers encumber their products with “f…
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Apple VP Phil Schiller made tech blog headlines for a recent tongue in cheek discussion with journalists on Twitter about how to pluralize Apple product names. It’s no surprise that Apple has an internal style guide it uses to make sure that references to…
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David Gewirtz recently posted a link to an old television interview with Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin. The fantasy author swears by his DOS-based computer running WordStar 4.0, a word processor that was released in 1987. It seems…
David Gewirtz recently posted a link to an old television interview with Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin. The fantasy author swears by his DOS-based computer running WordStar 4.0, a word…
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One of the best third-party keyboards for iOS is from Microsoft. Yeah. Microsoft. Go figure! It’s called Word Flow, and it’s downloadable from the App Store for free. Word Flow is already available for Windows phones, but Microsoft has developed an iOS…
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Career technology journalist with deep Apple knowledge of both Mac and iOS; certified Apple Product Professional.
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  • iMore
    Mac editor, 2013 - 2015
  • iCape Solutions
    Apple Product Professional, 2013 - 2016
  • Angry Mac Bastards
    Co-Founder, 2009 - 2013
  • The Loop
    Executive Editor, 2009 - 2013
  • Engadget
    Editor, 2011 - 2012
  • Macworld
    Senior Editor, 1999 - 2009
  • Community Newspaper Co.
    Systems Site Manager, 1997 - 1999
  • Corey McPherson Nash
    Network Administrator, 1993 - 1996
  • ON Technology
    Tech Support Rep, 1991 - 1992
  • Focus Enhancements
    Tech Support Supervisor, 1992 - 1993
  • MicroNet Technologies
    Customer Service Representative, 1989 - 1990
  • MacGaming
    Founder, 1994 - 1998
  • Backblaze
    Technology Writer, 2016 - present
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Seasoned freelance journalist with an expertise in the Apple ecosystem and all this Mac and iOS related; video game enthusiast; alpha geek.
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Cape Cod resident, married with three kids
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