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Tag Archives: Encryption

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Use the Finder in macOS Catalina to Back Up an iPhone or iPad

Recently I've noticed a number of software developers taking advantage of macOS Catalina users who previously used iTunes to back up their iPhones and iPads. How are they taking advantage of these folks? By charging up to $100 for apps that essentially perform a function that is built into Catalina. In this article, I'll show you just how easy it is to use the Finder in macOS Catalina to back up an iPhone.

Everything You Need To Know About Mac FileVault Encryption

Long-time readers of the Rocket Yard have probably heard us mention Apple's FileVault Encryption, which is a way to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac. In this Mac 101 article, we'll take a detailed look at FileVault, how it...

How to Securely Erase an SSD Without Damaging the Drive

The process of securely wiping a drive, that is, removing every bit of the data it contains and scrambling its content enough to protect the information stored on the drive from prying eyes, is fairly well understood for old-fashioned spinning...

macOS 101: What High Sierra Broke and How to Fix It

It's almost become a tradition; one that we wish we didn’t have to put up with. It seems with each new version of the Mac operating system, there are some features that just don’t seem to work the way they...

You Don’t Have to Be a Rocket Scientist to Manage Passwords

Passwords. They're one of the banes of modern life. I know I should be using unique and strong passwords for every account or service I use. But when you consider that the minimum requirements for a strong password can include:...

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