Hi all, Firstly, many thanks for reading my post. I will shortly be buying my first ever MacBook (I've never owned any of Apple's laptop or PC alternatives). One of the things which occurred to me is how a Mac backs up, and having read about Time Machine and the Time Capsule, I have a few questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 1) Is a Time Capsule worth the extra money over a generic external hard drive? If so, what are the benefits? 2) Can the information on a Time Capsule be accessed remotely, such as pictures or documents? I.e., can it behave as a cloud service such as Google Drive? 3) Does the time capsule back up iOS devices? If so, is this done wirelessly, or do I have to plug them into the Mac? 4) I read that an external storage device of any description should have twice the amount of space as the machine which it is backing up. If this is true, where does that leave me, given that I will be ordering a 2 TB model? 5) Finally, is the Time Capsule expected to be updated any time soon? Please feel free to add any hints or tips, bearing in mind that this is all new to me! Many thanks, Kind regards, Jack.