In the past, a second, cloned bootable volume on a separate disk was a great advantage. Cloning has become harder, and Recovery better. What should you do now?
Copies, clones and backups are three different things. Here their differences are explained with examples from APFS and modern macOS.
Signs of an SSD going down may be confusing, but when random apps seem to freeze, be suspicious. Diagnosis and recovery are also covered.
One likely cause of vanishing free space are large snapshots. So how can you tell why a snapshot is large, and how can you avoid it?
Snapshots are of great value, but can grow large if you don’t keep an eye on them. If you find Time Machine or another backup utility is storing large snapshots, here’s what to do.
How to recover a deleted app or document without having to restore from your Time Machine backup. Simple steps and no use of Terminal.
From Apple’s basic Backup to your iDisk, through the first version of Time Machine in 2007, to Time Machine to APFS in Big Sur.
Lists the Standard Exclusions set by the system, explains custom ‘sticky’ exclusions, how iCloud Drive is handled, and oddities with Photos libraries.
Asymmetric Multiprocessing (AMP) can bring great economy in power and heat production. So why don’t we make better use of it on M1 Macs?
Bridging the gap between Undo and backup, its a major productivity feature implemented using a hidden folder at the top level of each volume.