10/21/2012, Many years ago, when it came to making backup of your computer data and hard disks came in sizes of 4MB (while costing hundreds of dollars), a far cheaper way for organizations to ensure their digital data remains preserved would be to used cassette tape recorders. These might be slow and clunky, but they had two main advantages – they’re far cheaper compared to hard disks, and had a whole […]
11/01/2011, Making sure that your data is safe can be a tricky issue. If you leave it on your hard disk, anybody who steals your computer or hacks into it will gain access to it. If you keep it on the cloud, anybody who hacks the service or obtains your login details can have access to it. How would you solve a problem like this?
10/12/2011, If you’re a current Blackberry owner who is making the jump over to the iPhone 4/ 4S, you might be worried about importing data from your Blackberry device. For starters, not only is the iPhone a completely different platform, but it does not feature any memory card slots, which means that you will not be able to easily insert your memory card along with all your data.
09/29/2011, If you’re sick of having to plug and unplug various hard drives and thumb drives from your computer, and you would like a more wireless/cloud storage based system set up in your own home, LaCie has debuted their LaPlug, which is essentially LaCie’s answer to the PogoPlug, so if you’re looking for an alternative solution, perhaps the LaPlug might have something different to offer you.
09/02/2011, Apple seems to have this nasty habit of losing their products – last year with the iPhone 4, and this year they have supposedly misplaced the iPhone 5 (although this has yet to be verified), and now it seems that they accidentally gave away a hard drive full of the Apple Store’s internal file server that is supposedly filled with top secret and confidential documents, and this is how it […]
08/05/2011, While HTC is still under fire from Apple due to alleged patent infringement, it doesn’t look like the Taiwanese manufacturer is letting those problems get in the way of its business. It has been recently reported that HTC has purchased a Seattle company named Dashwire. Known for developing a platform that lets users back up data created on their phones to the cloud, Dashwire will become a subsidiary of HTC. […]
07/22/2011, As wonderful as cloud services might be, we’re always constantly reminded to not use them as our main backup and for a very good reason, as a man named Dylan M. had to find out the hard way. He recently discovered that his Google account was disabled due to alleged violation of some Google Terms of Service when he claimed that he had done nothing wrong with his Google account.
07/19/2011, Plaxo, the company behind Plaxo.com – the world’s leading online address book has recently released the results of a study it performed, which brought to light some interesting findings. According to its study, 55% of people cited that the biggest hassle with a lost phone is the replacement of contacts. Which seems fair enough, seeing how most people aren’t using smartphones yet, and they don’t have their contacts backed up […]
07/11/2011, We know that in this digital age, our data is more sensitive than ever before – although it is also a whole lot easier to make a backup of. Imagine Leonardo da Vinci back in his day, requiring to make a back up of his ideas and notes? Instead of writing copies of them all over again (with the risk of making a mistake), he could just copy the digital […]
06/10/2011, Bad news for all you folks who are using the My Phone Service for Windows Mobile 6.x devices: Microsoft has announced that it will be discontinuing the service this coming summer. In August 7th, My Phone backups will stop, and on October 6th, the My Phone website will be taken offline. Since it’s only June now, you’ve got plenty of time to retrieve all the files that you plan to […]
05/16/2011, If you work in a hazardous area, or live in a place that’s prone to accidents, it’s important you you’re your data backed up – especially if you work with important files. While the cloud is a good alternative for storage, what do you do if you have loads of files that you need to transfer on a daily basis? Uploading a few hundred gigs of data is going to […]
04/18/2011, Cloud technology (computing on remote servers) is getting trendy nowadays and it is reaching the consumer market with brands like Iomega, which paved the way at CES 2011 with the launch of its Personal Cloud Solution. Hitachi is catching up today with the announcement of the Hitachi Touro family which includes the Pro Desktop and Pro Mobile. Both are external hard drives that are bundled with a cloud service offering.
04/12/2011, While the official Gingerbread ROM for the Motorola Droid X leaked a couple of weeks ago, it looks like a new version of the ROM has surfaced. This version updates your Droid X to version 4.5.588, though we haven’t got a changelog about what’s different. But since it’s a different version number from the previous ROM, we can assume that there has been some changes since then. For those of […]
04/07/2011, AVG has just launched LiveKive, a cloud-drive system that’s like Dropbox and pretty much every other cloud storage service out there. Even though AVG is fashionably late to the party, it has picked up important tips from its competitors and has delivered a reliable cloud-storage backup service. Given AVG’s background in computer security, you can expect a pretty secure offering as opposed to the other service. Advertising itself as an […]