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Topic: Time Machine

NAS roundup: Best network attached storage options for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users

05/10/2018, 03:05 pm

A Network Attached Storage device can provide shared storage, a Time Machine backup target, and additional useful features for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users on a local area network -- and beyond. Here are the best Apple-friendly NAS units to meet and exceed the now discontinued Time Capsule's features.

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How to use an unsupported NAS or a spare Mac on your network as storage for Time Machine backups

04/30/2018, 02:04 pm

The end the AirPort product line could cause some issues in the future, when users want to back up their Mac's data using Time Machine but find their Apple network appliance has died completely, with no immediate replacement available. Here's how to set Time Machine to use a NAS or another Mac's storage elsewhere on a home network.

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Hands on: Promise Apollo Cloud 2 Duo provides network Time Machine, iOS Files compatibility

02/19/2018, 09:02 am

Promise's Apollo Cloud 2 Duo has a simple setup process on the iPhone that just about anybody can handle, and is the closest thing we've seen yet to network storage as an appliance -- and we've got one on our test bench.

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How to fix a drive partition failure while installing Windows through Boot Camp in High Sierra

01/29/2018, 03:01 pm

Boot Camp will add a partition on-the-fly to your system drive, but there are some things that can stand in the way of that process. AppleInsider explains how to fix most of the issues preventing you from setting up that partition, if the assistant throws you the failure to partition error.

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Apollo Cloud 2 Duo first NAS hard drive array to support Apple's iOS 11 Files apps on iPad, iPhone

09/20/2017, 09:09 am

Promise Technology has announced that its Apollo Cloud 2 Duo network attached storage device has received a software update to allow it to appear in the iOS 11 Files application for seamless transfer of files to and from the device from both the Mac and an iPhone or iPad.

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Head to head: Apple's Time Machine versus three local backup utilities for macOS

01/22/2017, 10:01 am

Backing up your data to prevent loss in the case of digital disaster couldn't be much easier, but there are choices to make, and things you should to to guarantee safety. AppleInsider looks at some of your options, and helps you choose.

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Hands On: SuperDuper! 2.9.1 backup tool updated for macOS Sierra

01/13/2017, 07:01 pm

AppleInsider continues its ongoing backup tool examination series, and examines long-standing utility SuperDuper! that promises to protect your data with speed and ease of use.

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Apple wins appeal in Time Machine tech patent infringement suit

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

Apple has emerged victorious in a court struggle that targeted Time Machine for Mac, successfully arguing to the court that its technology did not infringe on the work of longstanding PC backup service provider Farstone.

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Apple wins appeal reversing $625 million Cover Flow patent dispute

04/04/2011, 08:04 pm

Apple has successfully appealed a court ruling over patent infringements related to Cover Flow that would have cost the company $625.5 million.

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Apple loses patent-infringement trial over Cover Flow, Time Machine

10/01/2010, 09:10 pm

Apple has lost a patent case against its Cover Flow and Time Machine interfaces, despite some of the infringement charges from claimant Mirror Worlds being ruled invalid.

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TomTom kit delayed; Apple Store robbery; Time Capsule troubles

09/03/2009, 03:09 pm

TomTom has postponed the release of its iPhone hardware accessory kit until October; numerous users who bought a Time Capsule in early 2008 are reporting issues; and an Apple Store robbery is caught on tape.

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Apple introduces 2TB Time Capsule backup appliance

07/30/2009, 08:07 am

Apple doubled the capacity on its Time Capsule router with integrated hard drive Thursday, giving users a full 2 terabytes of storage in the top-of-the-line model.

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Mac OS X 10.5.5 approaching as testing focus narrowed

09/05/2008, 10:09 am

A release of the fifth maintenance and security update for Apple's Leopard operating system appears to be approaching a release, with the company reported to have lopped the number components requiring evaluation in half.

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New Time Machine option in 10.5.3; Boston store opens Thursday

05/12/2008, 05:05 pm

A new option scheduled to arrive alongside Mac OS X 10.5.3 will allow Time Machine users to chance backups while on battery power. Meanwhile, Apple has announced that its Boston flagship shop will open its doors this Thursday. And Ireland is the latest European country to see substantial iPhone discounts.

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Apple says Time Machine over AirPort Disk is unsupported feature

04/08/2008, 04:04 pm

AirPort Extreme owners using a recently resurrected feature of the WiFi routers that lets externally connected USB hard drives act as wireless backup volumes for Time Machine shouldn't come knocking on Apple's door if problems arise, the company now says.

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Exploring Time Capsule: feature and suitability review

04/04/2008, 11:04 am

Time Capsule expands the wireless base station into a file and printer sharing solution and Time Machine target. This segment, the last of six exploring Time Capsule in depth, provides a review of its features and limitations as a wireless file sharing and backup appliance, along with comparisons to alternative products and previous AirPort models.

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Exploring Time Capsule: Time Machine over the Network vs USB

04/02/2008, 08:04 am

Time Capsule is billed as an ideal backup target for Time Machine. At the same time, networked drives (and particularly wireless shares) are often slower than a directly connected USB backup drive. This segment, the fifth of six exploring Time Capsule in depth, compares the pros and cons of using a solution like Time Capsule and the AirPort Extreme to perform Time Machine backups relative to using a directly attached hard drive.

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Exploring Time Capsule: 10/100/1000 Ethernet vs. 802.11g/n Wireless Networking

04/01/2008, 08:04 am

Time Capsule, like most of Apple's earlier AirPort base stations, can handle both wired and wireless networked devices, but is optimized for serving wireless clients. This segment, the fourth of six exploring Time Capsule in depth, highlights the differences between wired and wireless networking on Time Capsule and the AirPort Extreme.

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Update enables Time Machine backups to AirPort Extreme USB drives

03/20/2008, 09:03 am

A software update released Wednesday allows Apple's Time Machine software to perform backups to external USB drives connected to AirPort Extreme 802.11n Base Stations, essentially replicating the behavior of the company's Time Capsule appliance.

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Apple posts combo update for AirPort, Time Machine

03/19/2008, 05:03 pm

Apple on Wednesday afternoon posted a fix that amends issues with both its AirPort wireless adapters and its Time Machine backup utility.

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