How Apple protects your private information

There’s an Internet saying: “If you’re not the customer, you’re the product.” The point is that, if you’re getting a service for free, the company providing it sees you not as a customer, but as a product to sell, generally to advertisers. This is how Google,...

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Question: I received a notice that I need to update my Backblaze backup software. Is this something I can do myself? Answer: Backblaze is the offsite backup software that we use and recommend. It’s terrific in a number of ways: It encrypts your data before uploading...

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Question: I’m worried my hard drive might fail and I’ll lose everything. What can I do to protect my data if my hard drive fails? Answer:  Good golly yes your hard drive will fail. As sure as the Earth revolves around the Sun, someday your wonderful...

Checking the OS Version on all your Apple products.

When our clients call in to MacAtoZ for assistance, one of the first questions is always, “What version of the operating system are you running?” There’s a big difference between Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and macOS 10.13 High Sierra, and the solution to any...

MacAtoZ availability limited in July

Dear Friends, Almost 20 years ago my wife Erin and I made a pact that some day, after we’d started a family, we would take our kids to France. Next month we’re following through on this agreement. This is the year we cash in on a decade’s worth of...