Category Archives: Apple Software

Recovering data from a Powerbook G4 with a crippled keyboard

The prospect of recovering data off of a client’s Powerbook G4 proved to be a challenging project for several reasons:

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Using Nextiva and Virtual Shield on a Older iPhone

Nextiva Login Screen
To record incoming business calls that originate in the United States, I maintain a Nextiva account that I opened several years ago when I set up one of my WordPress websites.

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Finding a solution to opening AppleWorks 6 files on an Intel Mac

AppleWorks 6 Getting Started Page

Over time, digital data that we created years ago becomes increasingly more difficult to access due to technological changes and advancements. We are confronted with the fact that software applications that we once relied upon for our daily work are abandoned by their developers who sometimes don’t offer a reasonable or viable alternative.

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Fix for failed SuperDuper backup

SuperDuper failed backup message

Prepping for the fall rollout of macOS Catalina, I unsuccessfully attempted a SuperDuper 3.2.5 clone of my Mojave 10.14 configuration. I contacted Shirt Pocket, the developer of SuperDuper, whose support technician provided the easy fix.

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