Last week, I had a key piece of hardware, my smartphone, fail. When the device died I was annoyed but figured I had a backup I could fall back to. It turns out the plan I had in place wasn't there, leaving me with a bunch of lost data.
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March 31 is World Backup Day - an annual event geared towards backing up all your personal data. Whether you work with digital files for a living or just have a bunch of photos sitting on your smartphone, you need to put systems in place to insure against data loss - right now. Here are ten helpful guides to help you on your backup journey: from saving your Windows' Start Menu layout to backing up your kid's iPad.
Many old computers sit around gathering dust because owners are too lazy to clear everything off them, so they can finally be sold or recycled. But the task is actually much easier than you might think. Here's how to get an old desktop or laptop ready to move out of your home.
A shiny Netflix subscription or Spotify gift card may not be the most fun item on your wish list, but they and other web services you use every day can still make great, useful gifts that keep giving long after the season is over. Here are some of our favourite premium apps and web services worth gifting.
Apple's iCloud has a long and troubled past, but the company keeps pushing it for iPhone and Mac users with every new operating system update. Don't be fooled. The service is an inconsistent mess and more trouble than it's worth.
What would you lose if your computer went into meltdown without warning? If it died today, how much data would your contingency plan actually save? As the adage goes, you can never be too prepared. What you need is a comprehensive backup plan that covers all the bases. We explain how to plan for the worst.
Happy World Backup Day! It is a day to remind you of the one thing you should never neglect: backing up your data. There are plenty of cloud backup solutions out there that you can use to copy and store your digital files in case of a disaster, not to mention some offline options as well. If you're new to this whole backing up businesses (what have you been doing all this time?!), we are here to help.
If you don't have a backup system in place already, today's the day you build one. In about 15 minutes, we'll finally get your computer and all of its precious data backed up on a regular schedule. It's mostly painless in Windows 10, and it's easier than ever. There's really no excuse not to.