Tag: backup

Feb 25 2016

SlySoft Closed. It’s Gone, Done, Over – And There Was Great Sadness

I guess it had to happen at some point; SlySoft offered decrypting software that could be thought of as the standard when it comes to allowing users to rip DVDs and Blu-rays. AnyDVD had a subscription-based service a huge customer base and their support forums were always active with people willing to help. The immense …

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Jan 30 2015

Review: UCtech USB3.0 SATA Hard Drive Docking Station

A couple of week ago, I was approached by a friend of mine that wanted to know if I wanted some old SATA drives. The drives that he was offering to donate were older SATA drives and they didn’t have a lot of storage space, but he did have quite a few of them. It got …

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Jan 20 2014

Backup Your Data: Don’t Lose Your Important Documents And Photos

As Paramount pictures has decided to go all-digital on making movies, this makes the perfect time to remind people/users that you need to be backing up your data. Irregardless if you’re using your smart phones, tablet or PC [still]; you need to backup your data on a regular basis. A large portion of people use …

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Jul 11 2012

Mozilla Drops Thunderbird over web-based solutions

This week has been somewhat of a disappointment for many people who use Mozilla’s Thunderbird. Mozilla has made the announcement that they’re slowing down development on Thunderbird to put more effort into the Firefox operating system. Mozilla Thunderbird has been a standard for e-mail clients for years, competing directly with Microsoft Outlook and other popular …

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Jun 12 2012

‘Cloud’ Storage and my 3 concerns

For the past couple of years everything ‘new’ has been about the development of the ‘cloud’. The new operating systems from Apple and Microsoft are going to integrate cloud storage as a primary function to the operating system. I understand the function that cloud storage can provide, but my overall opinion of cloud storage is …

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Apr 24 2012

5Gb of free online storage from Google Drive

Google has finally released a formal version of gDrive, it’s called Google Drive and for the longest time I’ve been trying to remind people about making a backup of some of their most important documents to at least a jumpdrive. With Google Drive you can accomplish this with 5Gb of free space online. 5Gb may …

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Aug 30 2011

Windows 8 Gets Native ISO and VHD Support

I’ve been using ISOs for a long time to back up all of my installation discs. Normally, right after I install my applications from disc, I leave it in the drive to make an ISO backup. I store my ISO copies on my server, and if I need to install the same application or drivers …

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Feb 28 2011

Google’s ‘Cloud’ failure forecasts bad weather

With a lot of content providers recently pushing the ‘cloud’ model of doing business; they’re trying to convince the customer base that putting all of your information onto a separate storage location on the Internet is the best thing to do… Google’s recent failure with Gmail reinforces my opinion that keeping information in the cloud, …

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Jan 14 2011

For Nuance’s PaperPort 13: Evolution is Required

PaperPort is a consumer standard for organizing and keeping images and documents in one place, but the landscape of what’s kept has changed and the next version from Nuance needs to be better; more with the times. Applications like Google Picasa and Windows Live Photo Gallery are doing a good job of attempting to handle …

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Dec 15 2010

5 Free Options for Online Backups

Having an off-site backup is a great idea in response to a situation where your PC could die on you. A lot of people don’t have the forethought to think about all their videos and pictures and important documents were being stored on the computers, and don’t think ahead enough to purchase an external hard …

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