Tag: backup

Easy Media Server Storage Solutions

If you’ve been running a media server for any amount of time (like Plex or Emby), you realize how fast your media library can build up and how much storage it can require. The good news is that storage space on hard drives seems to double on a very rapid basis. So finding a hard …

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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