Roxio ships Retrospect 8.2 for Mac

We figured we should probably let you know about the latest update to veteran Mac backup and recovery package, Retrospect, which today reached v. 8.2, the first release under new ownership.

Roxio says the software
now delivers as much as three-times faster network backup performance, adds 64-bit addressing to enable the backup of volumes containing tens of millions of files, and includes user interface enhancements that simplify workflow and management tasks.
You can also now restore from backups created with Retrospect 6. This feature addresses a key request from users who wanted to upgrade to the Retrospect 8 platform, but didn

How to juice your MacBook/Pro to 8GB RAM and 1TB HD for $299 (w/free USB HD enclosure)

Today the planets aligned for a pretty amazing set of Unibody MacBook Pro updates.  If you want to literally max out your MacBook Pro, both RAM and hard drive have sunk to great prices in the 9to5mac Toys section.  Oh, this works in Mac Minis too but removing the HDD might not be your best move.

These upgrades are pretty trivial and even a novice can do them.  There are lots of tutorials out on the net.  But as always, no guarantees - if you don’t trust yourself, take it to someone who you do trust!  Here are a bunch of YouTube videos on upgrading.