If you have found that your Mac hard drive or Windows hard drive is suddenly nearly out of space (maybe you got the “Your startup disk is almost full” message), and if you have an iPhone that you connect to iTunes, your iPhone backups may be the culprit. Here’s how to find your iPhone backups, and what to do about it.
If you are suddenly finding your Mac hard drive much more full than you think it should be, you may also be wondering how to find the big files that are taking up so much space. Simply sorting your files in finder by size doesn’t cut it, because you may need to go through dozens or even hundreds of directories. What you want is a way to see all the files, across your entire Mac, that are huge. Here’s how to find all of the really big files on your Mac hard drive.
If you are suddenly hearing about former IRS chief Lois Lerner and her missing email, you may be wondering what the deal (or the big deal) is. Here’s the skinny, in plain English.
A Federal court ruling this week by Judge Robert Blackburn, of Peyton, Colorado, says that you can be ordered by the court to provide the password to decrypt encrypted data, or face contempt of court, and that being forced to reveal your passphrase does not violate the Fifth Amendment (the 5th Amendent includes, among other things, the right against self-incrimination). In the ruling, Judge Blackburn ordered Ramona Fricosu, whose laptop hard drive is encrypted with PGP, and who is charged with taking part in a mortgage scam, including charges of wire fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering, to decrypt her hard drive or face, among other sanctions, contempt of court.
If Sebastian Boucher thought that encryping the data on his hard drive would protect him from prying eyes, he may have been right. But if the Derry, New Hampshire resident, who is originally from Canada, thought that it would protect his 5th Amendment right against self incrimination, he may have another think coming.