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27. October 2021
grsyncx - Mac GUI for rsync

grsyncx - Mac GUI for rsync allows beginners to synchronize folders

The rsync tool can be found on Linux and Unix systems - and thus also on macOS. It is extremely useful if you want to synchronize two folders - even on different computers. Even if beginners who [...]
25. August 2021

Time Machine snapshots - that's what snapshots on the Mac can do!

Snapshots, or even snapshots, which are made by the "Time Machine" backup mechanism on the Apple Mac, offer the best conditions for restoring old data. In order for them to work, the APFS (Apple File System) file system is required, which [...]
4. August 2021

3-2-1 vs. 3-2-1-1-0 vs. 4-3-2 - different backup strategies explained

Having a backup means not having a backup - at least the various backup strategies that I will explain to you in this guide are based on this truism. Because backups are always important - if the computer [...]
3. August 2021

A dead M1 MacBook Air and what you can learn from it

No technical device, no matter how well made, is immune from having a defect and from now on stop working. A story by Tan Han Wei at Medium shows this very clearly [...]
11th of June 2021

Backup trends: data loss figures, backup frequency and more

A backup on Mac, PC and mobile devices such as the iPhone secures data in the event that it is lost due to a hardware failure, a virus or ransomware. Should the currently used memory [...]
31. March 2021
Recover iCloud data

How can I restore iCloud?

Most Mac or iPhone users feel safe when using iCloud, thinking that this data cannot go away. In practice, however, this sometimes happens and then the horror [...]
16. February 2021

Big Sur Upgrade: "Loss of data due to insufficient disk space" bug seems to have been resolved

Most recently, there was a warning for upgrade versions and betas of macOS 11 Big Sur if there was not enough space on the Mac hard drive. This is because the installer did not perform a hard drive check before the installation. The installation […]
11. November 2020
Install macOS Big Sur?

macOS Big Sur (11.0) - should I install the update?

Tomorrow, Thursday, November 12.11.2020th, XNUMX, the macOS Big Sur update will be delivered according to Apple's PR department. For this reason, my reader Martin wrote to me and asked whether it was sensible and risk-free to [...]
11. February 2020
A Seagate 4 TB HDD is my Time Machine Volume

The right hard drive for the Time Machine backup - my recommendations

Apple's in-house backup solution called "Time Machine" is a recommended macOS feature that you should definitely use. The backups are created in the background - mostly when the Mac is idle anyway - [...]
17. December 2019

Instructions: Where can I find my (iCloud) backups on Mac, PC, iPhone and iPad?

You can easily make an iCloud backup of your mobile devices on the Apple Mac as well as on the Windows PC; from iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Local backups can also be created without the cloud storage. Lately [...]