The public beta of macOS 10.14 Catalina is now available, and I successfully installed it in around an hour. So far I like it, but there’s so much more to explore. I encountered a few performance issues along the way, and I’m not alone. Read on to learn about the problems that I and others had, along with how to fix them.
With the growing popularity of SSD drives, the average Mac has less storage than it used to, making an external drive handier than ever. They’re useful for storing files you don’t need to keep permanently on your computer, for transferring files between computers, and for keeping backups of your Mac’s internal storage.
Solid state drives (SSDs) have made our Macs faster and more responsive than ever, but often at the cost of less internal storage. With newer Macs your SSD and RAM may be embedded into the motherboard, making it difficult or impossible to increase when you run out of space. External SSDs are a simple and effective way of increasing your storage while maintaining the fast speeds you’re accustomed to.
Blockbuster movies and binge-worthy TV shows start with the written word. Scriptwriting is a creative process, but the final product requires a very specific type of formatting that directors, actors, and everyone in between can pick up and run with. Mess up the format, and your work won’t be taken seriously.
Our phones go with us everywhere. We grab them to snap a quick photo, send a message, and stay entertained. And we sometimes get too adventurous with them, dropping them on concrete or in water, installing software we shouldn’t have, and leaving them behind in the movies or on a park bench. If you’re going to lose important data anywhere, chances are it will be on your phone. What can you do about it?
You keep valuable documents, photos, and media files on your computer, so you need to back it up. Every computer is vulnerable to failure, and you need to make a second copy before disaster strikes. Your backup will be even safer if you keep it offsite. Backblaze provides unlimited backup storage for your Windows or Mac computer and external drives. It’s easier to set up than the competition, performs backups automatically, and is priced more affordably than any other service.
We carry our lives around on our iPhones. They’re with us wherever we go, keep us in touch, snap photos and videos, and provide entertainment. Meanwhile, you left your computer safely on your desk, out of the weather and out of harm’s reach. If you’re going to lose important data anywhere, chances are it will be on your phone.
If I had to swim with sharks, I’d swim in a cage. I feel exactly the same way about surfing the internet. I’m surrounded by malware trying to mess with my computer, advertisers following me everywhere I go, hackers trying to steal my identity, and government agencies tracking and recording my every move. A VPN can provide the cage that I need.
Do you remember the feeling of dread you had when you deleted the wrong file or formatted the wrong drive? I’ve had that feeling. What have I done? What will I tell the boss? This roundup is here to give you hope. The genre of Windows data recovery software promises to rescue you and get your data back. In this review, we explore which apps are the best and will do this most effectively in 2019.
Every computer needs a backup. When disaster strikes, you can’t afford to lose your valuable documents, photos and media files. The best strategies include offsite backup—one reason I recommended CrashPlan cloud backup for so many years.
But sometimes even your backup plan needs a backup, as users of CrashPlan Home have discovered in the last few months. Now they need an alternative, and in this article, we’ll explain what happened, and what they should do about it.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) can effectively protect you from malware, ad tracking, hackers, spies, and censorship. If you have to swim with sharks, use a cage! That cage will cost you an ongoing subscription, and there are quite a few options out there, each with varying costs, features and interfaces. Before making a decision, take the time to consider your options and weigh up which will best suit you in the long-term.
A Virtual Private Network (or VPN) securely connects you to a computer network somewhere else in the world. Even though you’re on a public internet connection, the network is private. That’s incredibly useful for all sorts of reasons, not least because it exponentially increases your privacy and security when online. But in this article, we’ll focus on a different benefit.