Monthly Archives: September 2015

Really, Really Nice, Inexpensive Laptop Upgrade

IMG_9886This is for the folks who are using an older, hard-drive-based MacBook Pro.  This hard drive fits perfectly, and gives you:

– Two Terabytes of storage (probably four times what your laptop came with), and
– Extended life for Old Bessie the MacBook.

The first thing to go is usually the hard drive, and everything else tends to last for years after that.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5″ Internal Notebook Hard Drive  <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178627>

Today’s Upgrades: How to Prepare

Apple is shipping IOS9 for our iPads and iPhones, and WatchOS2 for our Apple Watches, at some point today.  It’s a really, REALLY good idea to follow the advice in this article:

Prepping for iOS 9: Backing Up Health, Activity, Keychain Data Requires Encrypted Backup – The Mac Observer
Why?

Because the last thing that you might want to do is to re-enter your passwords for a bunch of apps that suddenly forgot them, due to the update.  Having done that myself in the past, I would hate for it to happen to you.