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#1431: Steve Jobs’s daughter’s new book, Apple abandons Back to My Mac, restoring from Backblaze, how to buy a NAS

Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s memoir about her famous father is due out next week, but there’s early coverage that might tell you if you want to read it. Back to My Mac users will need to look for alternatives in macOS 10.14 Mojave—Glenn Fleishman explains. If you use or are investigating Backblaze as the CrashPlan for Home shutoff date nears, Josh Centers has instructions on how to restore files from Backblaze. And for those who are considering buying a NAS (network-attached storage) device, perhaps to replace a Mac mini, Jeff Carlson explains what to look for in an excerpt from Take Control of Your Digital Storage. Notable Mac app releases this week include Tweetbot 3.1, Aeon Timeline 2.3.10, EagleFiler 1.8.4, Lightroom Classic CC 7.5, and Parallels Desktop 14.0.

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How to Restore Files from Backblaze

Do you subscribe to Backblaze—or perhaps you’re looking into the online backup service? While backup is easy and automatic, restoring takes more work. Josh Centers explains the process of restoring files over the Internet and reveals a little-known way to restore a single file at a time.

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NAS: What You Need to Know before Buying

NAS (network-attached storage) can be a great way to expand your available data storage, but buying a NAS device involves wading into a lot of technicalities. In this article, adapted from his book Take Control of Your Digital Storage, Jeff Carlson breaks down the NAS buying process.


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Parallels Desktop 14.0

Major update for the virtualization software adds support for macOS 10.14 Mojave and optimizes virtual machine storage space. ($79.99 anual subscription for standard edition (upgrade available), $99.99 annual subscription for Pro and Business Editions, 198 MB)