Do You Have A Backup? – #3: Where to backup

Now that you are aware of the kinds of backup and what to backup, the next question is where to put the backup. Let me say this first: Backups should be external to the Mac. A backup that is internal to the Mac, even if it is on a second drive… Read More

Do you Have a Backup? – #1: Definitions

Probably most of us have read where someone else has had a drive or machine fail and the first question asked was, “Do you have a backup?” So, we know that backups are important, but what, exactly, is a backup and is it one-size-fits-all with only one solution? Do I… Read More

New report on OS X anti-malware apps

AV-Comparatives is one of the few independent security organizations that tests software used to defend against viruses, Trojans, and other forms of malicious code. Recently, the company published its report on ten popular anti-malware applications. Any belief that Macs don’t get infections was dispelled by KeRanger (more info), a ransomware… Read More

Extending cellphone range — sort of

Recently, fellow editor Kathleen Atkins sent me a link to a new product that might interest those who visit the backcountry. According to a TechCruch article, tech startup goTenna will sell its communication device exclusively through sports retailer REI. The device is designed to enable cellphone texting when you’re out… Read More

The Summer Server Project – Part 3: It lives…and serves.

….it lives. After some time hacking away at the code and ultimately learning a few things about Python, I’ve got a basic workable server up and running. Here are some of the basic features: It serves basic static content (HTML, JavaScript and CSS). The bulk of this is done with… Read More

The Summer Server Project – Part Two: VM Setup

Recap and Introduction In the last article, I introduced what I plan to be a summer long project – writing a basic web server with the intention of learning more about networking. In this article, I outline what I’ve done in the last few days which, although small, gives a… Read More

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iNET Interactive Official Sweepstakes Rules for Mac-Forums Brief List Sweepstakes NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents who are of the age of majority in their state/province/country of residence at date of entry. Employees of iNET Interactive, its… Read More

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