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Differences between file-level and block-level cloning

When discussing backup options, frequently we will mention cloning. There are two basic types of clones, block-level and file-level, and here are the differences between them.

By May 25, 2011

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Huawei Ascend W1

Huawei's first Windows Phone 8 device looks striking like Nokia and HTC's designs.

January 8, 2013

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Information and Recommendations on Cloning Hard Drives

Cloning a hard drive is when you create an exact copy of one drive's contents to another, which has been made quite simple with the availability of high-capacity external drives, simple connectivity, and highly developed cloning software. Many troubleshoo

By March 27, 2009


Klipsch SB 120

If you favor performance over convenience and good looks, the natural and musical Klipsch SB 120 speaker stand is a decent buy.

July 8, 2014

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Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

MacFixIt Answers is a weekly feature in which we answer questions e-mailed by our readers. We welcome alternative approaches and views from readers and encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comments.

By October 14, 2011


Intermittent freezes could be a failing hard drive

Older computers will often start to slow down for no apparent reason. Even when not used frequently, slowdowns may occur where the system may pause for a few seconds and then run fine for a little while. In OS X, when these pauses occur you may see the spinning color wheel and not be able to do anything with your system until the problem resolves itself.

By August 27, 2010


Best mobile games of March 2014

Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in March 2014.

By April 3, 2014


Apple releases Lion Recovery Disk Assistant tool

Apple has released a tool that allows you to create a Lion recovery drive in similar ways to the current drive.

By August 8, 2011


Files suddenly gone? No backup? Here's what to do...

If you find yourself in a situation where you have lost very important files that you do not have backed up, they should still be present on the drive itself and may only be removed from the drive's index.

By November 23, 2009


Fix random lengthy pauses in OS X by correcting bad blocks

If your Mac regularly and randomly pauses with the spinning color wheel, it may be because of bad blocks on the hard drive. Here is how to correct bad blocks for Macintosh systems running OS X.

By May 19, 2011