Monthly Archives: August 2011

How to make iTunes run smoother and faster

First of all if you can (and have the space available) it’s best to keep your iTunes library local on your Mac. If you are running out of hard drive space on your Mac then you can store your library on an external USB drive. If you choose to do this then you need to… Read More »

Time Machine alternatives

Time Machine is by far the easiest method to back up your Mac. All you need is an external USB drive that is Mac only. Your Mac will know if you have plugged in the right USB drive because it will ask you if you’d like to use it as a backup drive. This won’t… Read More »

LaCie Safe HDD not working in OSX Lion

Since OSX Lion is a 64bit operating system the LaCie Safe Hard drives do not yet work with Lion as they use 32bit software to control them. To get round this you need to boot your Mac running OSX Lion into 32bit mode. To do this you have to restart or boot your Mac while… Read More »