Cookie Segelstein
January 2016

Backup or cry...

Many of you have heard me say as soon as I walk in the door, "Are you backing up?"

Of course, I know right away when there is a pause, that the answer is probably, "No".

I can't stress enough the importance of having a good backup strategy to protect your precious photos, music, documents. Here is a good article by Christopher Phin about a simple backup strategy…


Music Memos. Did someone read my wish list?

Apple announced today:

CUPERTINO, California — January 20, 2016 — Apple® today announced a new addition and a major update to its family of music-making apps for iOS that make it easy for people to tap into their musical potential and create incredible music no matter where they are. An all-new app called Music Memos lets musicians and songwriters quickly capture, organize and develop their musical ideas right on their iPhone®. And a major update to GarageBand® for iOS introduces multiple new features, including Live Loops, a fun way for anyone to make music like a DJ using only their iPhone or iPad®."

I have been using Voice Memos to record rehearsal, and ideas, but this is a high quality (so far) app. You can even press little icons for bass and drums to add a beat. It picks up your key and rhythm, and does a pretty decent job. Read more here:

Apple Press Release Music Memos

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