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Beware of the iCloud

I’m so paranoid about my backups, I have a multi-cloud solution in place to ensure I never lose any data, ever. After two WD Red drives fell at the same time in my X-RAID ReadyNAS, I vowed to never go physical again. But what good is a backup if it is corrupted? Everyone should occasionally …

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MacOS High Sierra Changes

So far the impact of the installation has been minimal. I haven’t noticed the (perceived) dramatic file system speed increase with APFS. I also haven’t seen the size benefits of HEIF or HEVC, but did get a prompt on my iOS device immediately after MacOS installation telling me the formats were going to change. I …

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Steve Jobs, Hero

He didn’t just create new industries, he destroyed them. Steve Jobs has had a deep impact on me, forever changing the course of my life. When my family got an Apple ][e, I was hooked. I remember the day I first saw the Macintosh and my jaw dropped to the floor. There have been many …

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Updating Mail.app Bundles for Compatibility

I’m going to port some more of my technical articles from tumblr over here. This is an oldie but goodie as I still get a lot of traffic for it. Original post is here. Sometimes when new versions of Mail.app come out, the plugin architecture isn’t always backwards compatible. To disable plugins that could potentially …

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A US iPhone 4 In Japan

This post originally appeared on my Tumblr. There seems to be a super elite club that understands how to turn a US iPhone 4 Japanese. This is an unfathomable concept to 99.9% of the people you’ll talk to, but it is indeed possible and there are several solutions. I’ll run through the options I know …

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