Learning Mac Computers - Backup, Storage and Sharing
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What happens to you if you lose your stuff? Seriously, most of
us would lose parts of our lives.  Furthermore, getting some
of that stuff back may be very time consuming, expensive, or
impossible.






BACKING UP There are many options for backing up your stuff, manually or automatically. As an example, Apple engineers were aware of the need for backups and that most people didn't backup. So Apple provides mechanisms to help users backup automatically: 1. iOS/iPadOS allows automatic backups to Apple's iCloud. 2. MacOS allows automatic Time Machine backups to an external drive as well as backups to the iCloud. Back up your Mac with Time Machine https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 Restore items backed up with Time Machine on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/restore-files-mh11422/mac Recover files using Time Machine and Spotlight on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/recover-files-time-machine-spotlight-mh15136/mac Worth Reading https://www.macobserver.com/columns-opinions/devils-advocate/the-cloud-is-a-lie/ John Kheit argues that the cloud is a lie. And if you believe in it, you're not only a sucker, you've been brainwashed into accepting your lot as a 2nd class digital citizen. The cloud is a lie because it convinces you of at least two Stockholm syndrome things: (1) you don't deserve to own or control your own data, and (2) security for your data does not matter. Some Popular Backup Options (in the cloud) https://www.backblaze.com/cloud-backup.html https://www.carbonite.com https://www.dropbox.com/basic https://www.apple.com/support/backup/ Backup Options (locally) https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595430-REG https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595431-REG/ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201250 (Time Machine) An Option for Mac users: Erase and reformat a storage device in Disk Utility on Mac https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/erase-and-reformat-a-storage-device-dskutl14079/mac Further considerations: 1. Should you have multiple backups? Why? 2. Should your multiple backups be spatially separated? Why? 3. What is most convenient? 4. What is most secure?

How to Connect External Storage Drive to iPad & iPhone https://osxdaily.com/2020/05/04/how-connect-external-storage-iphone-ipad USB-C to USB Adapter https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MJ1M2/usb-c-to-usb-adapter Lightning to USB Adapter https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD821AM/A/lightning-to-usb-camera-adapter

SHARING AirDrop (Between nearby Apple devices) https://support.apple.com/guide/ipad/use-airdrop-to-send-items-ipadf0a1530e/ipados https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203106 https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204144 Dropbox (Share on all platforms and with anybody) https://www.dropbox.com/basic Share Thumb Drives or External Backup Devices https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595430-REG https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1595431-REG/ Email and iMessaging

DOWNLOADING AND RUNNING SOFTWARE IN THE TERMINAL Homebrew https://brew.sh https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homebrew_(package_manager) Homebrew is a free and open-source software package management system that simplifies the installation of software on Apple's operating system, macOS, as well as Linux. The name is intended to suggest the idea of building software on the Mac depending on the user's taste. Originally written by Max Howell, the package manager has gained popularity in the Ruby on Rails community and earned praise for its extensibility. Homebrew has been recommended for its ease of use as well as its integration into the command line interface. Homebrew is a non-profit project member of the Software Freedom Conservancy, and is run entirely by unpaid volunteers. NOTE - Typed lines in the Terminal are followed by return key Homebrew Installation 1. Finder > Applications > Utilities > Terminal 2. In the Terminal window type: bash 3. Copy and paste this line: /bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/HEAD/install.sh)” Homebrew Installation of youtube-dl 1. brew install youtube-dl 2. rehash Example of downloading a YouTube Video/Audio 1. Open a Terminal Window (Siri Launch Terminal) 2. youtube-dl --help (optional) 3. youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch\?v=YXT42ghiuZ4 Note: I have to insert the "back slash" in front of the "?" in the URL, so that it will not be treated as a special character. sam.wormley@gmail.com