Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia┬╣s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences, a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, and is a senior member of the Australian Computer Society.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 10:04

When your backup strategy fails

"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley" according to Robert Burns, but even when things go seriously awry there can still be a happy ending.

When you're onto a good thing, stick to it. Where some companies seem to release new models every few months, Apple has a long-established practice of extending the life of its designs by refreshing the processor and making other small but worthwhile tweaks.

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