Time Machine Is NOT Time Capsule

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

The Time Capsule was a hardware device that combined a wireless router with a built-in hard disk to offer wireless backup using Time Machine.

Apple’s Time Capsule and Time Machine are two different products, and Dr. Mac has what you need to know.

macOS: Show All of the Passwords for an AirPort Base Station

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

CIA's Cherry Blossom WiFi router hack list doesn't include AirPort Basestation

If you’re using a Time Capsule or an AirPort Express or Extreme, then you should know that there’s a way to pull together all of the passwords associated with one of those devices for easy safekeeping. Screenshot this and put it in your password manager or print it out and throw it in your safe, and you’ll have all of your network info secured!

How to Restore Files to an External Drive with Time Machine

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you need to restore a file or folder from Time Machine but want to put the recovered item on an external drive, how do you go about it? In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll cover how to do that, so you don’t have to take up more space on your Mac than necessary!

Time Machine: How to Force a Backup to a Specific Disk

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’re using Time Machine to back up to multiple drives, then sometimes you might need to force a backup to one disk or another (instead of relying on the software’s built-in schedule). In today’s Quick Tip, we’ll tell you how to do that!