How to Back Up Your Mac’s Photos
So you have a hard drive full of family photos, lovingly curated over years and years. Awesome!
But, uh… what happens if your computer dies?
Personally, I’m paranoid.
- Hard drives fail—if not from a power surge, or being destroyed by virus, then eventually by the slow march of time
- Houses burn down, basements get flooded, kids chuck hammers at sensitive equipment (ask me how I know!)
- Cloud backup companies go out of business
- Cloud syncing tools (Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud Photos, etc.) are prone to user error—you accidentally delete stuff, that deletion gets synced everywhere, you don’t realize for awhile, and it’s gone
Going All In on the Mac App Store
With the announcement of the App Store Small Business Program, I’ve stopped selling Unbound directly via the web site. I thought it would be worth explaining how I came to that decision.
The original motivation for selling the app directly was simple: Apple took a 30% cut of sales, whereas Paddle, the payment processor & authentication tool I was using to sell directly only took [not-publicly-disclosed-but-substantially-less-than–30]%. With the drop in Mac App Store fees, that gap has shrunk considerably… to the point that it’s no longer worth keeping Paddle around.