MacVoices #20187: Jeff Carlson Takes Control of Your Digital Storage Again (Part 1)

Storage might not be the first thing on your mind but it is where you store your data, so it is important to understand it. That’s why Jeff Carlson has updated his  Take Control of Your Digital Storage to further address APFS (Apple File System) features, functions, and issues that you might run into as you dig further into macOS Catalina and move (eventually) to Big Sur. In the first part of the conversation, Jeff talks about snapshots and their relationship to Time Machine, why some concepts are different when referencing spinning drives vs. SSDs, and some things to understand about buying storage. (Part 1 of 2)

This edition of MacVoices is sponsored by Smile, the makers of PDFpen and PDFpenPro, PDFpen for iPad, PDFpen for iPhone, PDFpen Scan+, as well as TextExpander for Mac and TextExpander for iPhone and iPad, as well as the new TextExpander for Windows. Great software to help you get more done.

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Author and photographer Jeff Carlson (@jeffcarlson, [email protected]) is a columnist for the Seattle Times, a contributing editor at TidBITS (, and writes for publications such as Macworld and Photographic Elements Techniques. He is the author of The Connected Apple Family, The iPad for Photographers, Third EditioniPad & iPhone Video: Film, Edit, and Share the Apple Way, and Take Control of Your Digital Photos on the Mac, among many other books. He believes there’s never enough coffee, and does his best to test that theory.  



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