MacMost Now 378: Uninterruptible Power Supplies

An Uninterruptible Power Supply is a great accessory for your Mac. It provides surge protection, protection against momentary power outages and gives you a chance to save your work if a longer power outage occurs.

Comments: 6 Responses to “MacMost Now 378: Uninterruptible Power Supplies”

    14 years ago

    Thanks Gary!

      13 years ago

      I just bought a APC XS1500 for my Mac Pro and note that the last Power Chute app they provided us was in 2006 for Jaguar OSX 10.4. Nothing for Leopard or Snow Leopard so the UPS's ability to shut down your computer if there's a failure and before the battery runs down and you're not around won't function. If you you need Power Chute if you're running a server, APC may not be the answer anymore. I'm returning mine.

    George Brickner
    14 years ago

    When I moved from Chicago to the suburbs in 1992, I bought a UPS from APC. That save my bacon many times when power dipped or failed.

    I had been buying UPS models with replaceable batteries since about 2000 and I find that the batteries typically last 3-5 years.
    Replacement batteries from APC arrive with a prepaid shipping label to ship them off for recycling as they contain lead.

    Herman Lette
    14 years ago

    Maybe time the UPS is built in... Everyone is susceptible.. and definitely a useful feature..

    14 years ago

    I was looking for a way to ask Gary Rosensweig a couple of questions;

    Q1) How do you open and update files on my iDisk from the iPad, specifically in pages and numbers. I completely bought into the mobile me and idisk concept from apple and now they apparently abandoned it on the ipad. I don't want to be sharing multiple versions of files i need to update from different platforms.

    Q2) Is for tip for Gary, or any other author within ear shot. There is little information out there for newbies, on how to take iWeb to the next level such as writing and publishing interactive web pages and web apps, written with dashcode. You tube, apple's dev site and many bloggers go only so far, but haven't put it altogether. This is an amazing combo of programs begging for attention by a growing number of apple enthusiasts. I think it's an opportunity for an informed writer. Meanwhile I am learning it the hard way...

      14 years ago

      In the future, you can use the Forum ( to ask questions not related to the topic of the post.
      A1 -- They may update MobileMe to do this. But you don't need it, necessarily. Look in iTunes, under your iPad's Apps tab and you'll see a way to transfer iWork documents. But I believe you can also use the system, but I haven't tested it yet.
      A2 -- I think part of the reason is that iWeb is not meant for high-end production. It is more for simple personal sites. iWeb is the one program from Apple that I really do not like.

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