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Backup strategy for MacBook Air for college student

Kiran has a MacBook Air which we just purchased as both high-school graduation (2019) and birthday gift (November). We did the same for her sibling in 2017. When she starts college next year I want her to be somewhat self-sufficient when it comes to tech support. I was thinking through the options for backing up her MacBook Air, and I realised that a Time Capsule would not be a viable solution. Based on our visit to the college tour, we…

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Apple Watch and MacBook

MacBook Air, Magic Mouse

I don’t understand why the press is talking about the 18-carat $10K+ Apple Watch as though it's a big deal. Who cares if someone with that kind of money to spend, spends it on a watch? And just because an expensive version of a product exist does not mean the average consumer should feel slighted. We could be discussing the $400-$600 “consumer-friendly” options. This price tag means the Apple Watch may not be a mass consumer product but … neither…

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The MacBook Air and iPhone 6 Plus as mobile office

I was explaining to a co-worker that the iPhone and iPad are mostly battery. He was asking how one replaces the battery and I explained that the iPhone 6 will provide about an average of 10 hours of useable time so swapping out batteries is not much of an issue. That led to me looking stuff up on iFixit to show him the battery etc. The iPad Air gets about 10 hours on a full charge. The MacBook Air gets…

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