Category Archives: Utilities

Time Capsule Firmware Update Problems

The latest firmware update for my Time Capsule announced itself to me yesterday. I should have checked user forums to make sure it didn’t have any ill effects, but it was all too easy just to click the ‘Update Now’ … Continue reading

Posted in Hardware, Utilities | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Going back in Time!

I was unfortunate enough that my new Mac had to be replaced – the USB ports developed a fault. Apple replaced it no quibbles, but didn’t copy my data onto the new Mac in the store. I had a Time … Continue reading

Posted in Operating Systems, Utilities | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Secure File Deletion

Sometimes there are files that you want to make sure are gone, not just removed from the file index, but physically removed from the disk so they cannot be recovered even if you knew where they were on the disk. … Continue reading

Posted in Operating Systems, Utilities | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Setting up Time Machine

I have been unfortunate enough to learn the hard way that a good backup strategy is an essential, not a nice-to-have. If you think this is melodramatic, imagine for a second that a disk died – right now – it … Continue reading

Posted in Operating Systems, Utilities | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment