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Adam Engst 55 comments

Helping Senior Citizens Reveals Past Apple Lapses and Recent Improvements

After spending several days helping some elderly friends with their Macs, Adam Engst came away with a new appreciation for how difficult some aspects of Mac use are for older people. Some Apple efforts are a step in the right direction but may not be available to today’s users. And there’s plenty of room to improve.

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.2

Brings improvements and bug fixes to the drive cloning and backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.4 MB, macOS 10.15+)

ChronoSync 10.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 10.2

Brings back support for bootable backups on M1-based Macs running macOS 12.4 Monterey. ($49.99 new, free update, 88.2 MB, macOS 10.12+)

Adam Engst 25 comments

International Verify Your Backups Day

What better day than Friday the 13th to check that your backups are actually working by restoring some critical files?

ChronoSync 10.1 and ChronoAgent 2.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 10.1 and ChronoAgent 2.1

Tweaky maintenance updates for the synchronization and backup tools. ($49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; various sizes, macOS 10.12+)

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.1

Maintenance release for the drive cloning and backup utility with a few key bug fixes. ($39.99 new, free update, 19,2 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Retrospect 18.5.2 Agen Schmitz 6 comments

Retrospect 18.5.2

Improves the Anomaly Detection feature that tries to identify ransomware activity. ($49 for Solo and $119 for Desktop new, free update, upgrade pricing available, 170 MB, macOS 10.8.5+)

SuperDuper 3.6.1 Agen Schmitz 5 comments

SuperDuper 3.6.1

Adds compatibility with macOS 12.3 Monterey and works around issues with asr (Apple Software Restore) replication. ($27.95 new, free update, 9.2 MB, macOS 10.10+)

ChronoSync 10.0 and ChronoAgent 2.0 Agen Schmitz No comments

ChronoSync 10.0 and ChronoAgent 2.0

Synchronization and backup tools now fully compatible with macOS 12 Monterey and M1-based Macs. ($49.99 new for ChronoSync, $14.99 new for ChronoAgent; free updates; various sizes)

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1

Brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the drive-cloning and backup utility. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.2 MB, macOS 10.15+)

Ivan Drucker 132 comments

Network Time Machine Backups: Moving on from the Time Capsule

Apple may have discontinued the Time Capsule, but many Mac users still need a network-based Time Machine backup. This article reviews what options exist and weighs their pros and cons.

Adam Engst 23 comments

LittleBITS: TidBITS Formatting Bug, Ransomware Protections, More OCR in Images

This week, Adam asks for help tracking down an email formatting bug in TidBITS issues, points those worried about ransomware to RansomWhere and Retrospect 18, and looks at more utilities that perform OCR on text in images.

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.5

Drive-cloning and backup utility adds a new macOS Downgrade Assistant. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.0 MB, macOS 10.15+)

SuperDuper 3.5 Agen Schmitz 2 comments

SuperDuper 3.5

Backup app updated for macOS 12 Monterey. ($27.95 new, free update, 9.5 MB)

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

Carbon Copy Cloner 6.0.4

Adds official support for macOS 12 Monterey and makes changes that also apply to Catalina and Big Sur. ($39.99 new, free update, 19.7 MB, macOS 10.15+)