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macOS Monterey, is your Mac ready for it?

macOS Monterey, is your Mac ready for it?

Reading Time: 5 minutes “Coming this fall” is what the macOS Monterey product page states. Well fall is here and Monterey is expected to be released to the public soon. Once it is released, you do not want to be caught off guard like Karen Haslam did last year. This MacWorld editor “lives and breathes Apple” yet has no clue how to prepare for a macOS upgrade. Don’t be like Karen, be properly prepared. This article aims to help you be just that! macOS…

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A better way to check your backups

A better way to check your backups

Reading Time: 6 minutes Last year I wrote the piece “Check your backups” which focused on optical media backups. Backing up and checking those backups is an ever evolving process, we always look for faster, easier and more reliable ways to backup our data but checking backups has always been pretty much the same tedious, time consuming process. Today I want to tell you about a little utility that I’ve had for years but never used; IntegrityChecker by diglloydTools. Part of a suite that…

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Check your backups!

Check your backups!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Yes, you’ve heard me say this plenty of times if you know me. I keep repeating it because it’s THAT important! Today I was going through my ridiculously, insanely large stash of backup discs to check for disc rot (we’re talking optical media here) and data integrity. This is something I try to do twice a year but usually end up doing just once a year because it takes up a few days time. What does this process entail? •…

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