Are You Prepared To Have Your iPad or iPhone Stolen?

A client recently had his iPad stolen, but he was prepared because he had the Find My feature enabled and he was backing up his iPad to iCloud. Do you have these features enabled?  These features are useful whether you get your iPad back or not. If you don’t get your iPad back then the … Read more

Granting BackBlaze Or CrashPlan Full Disk Access On Your Mac

Do you use either CrashPlan or Backblaze to backup your personal data files on your Mac? Starting with macOS Mojave (aka macOS 10.14), Apple implemented tighter privacy restrictions. Consequently, you now need to explicitly grant permissions to CrashPlan and Backblaze so these applications can access all of your files and folders on your Mac. Here … Read more

If You’ve Forgotten The Password For Your Encrypted iPhone Backup

Do you backup your iPhone to your Mac? I recommend that you manually backup your iPhone to your Mac, every few weeks, even if you already backup your iPhone automatically to iCloud. When you backup your iPhone to your Mac you have the choice to encrypt the backup or not. The advantage of encrypting your iPhone … Read more

How To Delete Old iPhone Or iPad Backups From iCloud

Do you want to delete a backup of your iPhone or iPad from iCloud? There are two reasons you might want to do this. Sometimes, if one is unable to successfully backup an iPhone or iPad to iCloud, it’s because the current backup is somehow gumming up the system. By removing the existing backup then … Read more

The First Ransomware That Attacks Macs Has Been Discovered

The days of Mac users blithely using their computers and not worrying about security issues are gone. Over the past few years the amount of malware that targets Mac users has proliferated. (Malware is a portmanteau of malicious software.) Your best protection against malware is to have a good backup system in place and to be cautious about what files … Read more

How To Set Up CrashPlan On Your Mac

CrashPlan is a backup application, made by Code42. I use it and recommend it to create off-site, cloud-based, backups. To backup to Code42’s servers, one needs a subscription. Code42 used to offer both home and business plans, but they stopped selling home plans in August 2017. A Business subscription costs $10 per computer per month and provides unlimited … Read more