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This week we’re talking about getting control of your data. There are many ways to back up your most sensitive documents and media, so here are some suggestions for making it easier.
The first question you must ask yourself is, “What are we backing up?” Are you saving files like word processing docs, pictures, music, movies AND / OR programs?
For most people, the worry is making sure family photos and important text documents are saved. These files are generally small in size and most cloud based storage solutions can handle the task. We’ve included some to the side that will definitely get the job done.
Online & Offline Storage
If you don’t like the idea of having all of your documents online only, both Apple and Microsoft offer solutions that combine cloud storage with disk storage.
External Storage Suggestions
External storage devices are cheaper than ever, so there’s no reason not to backup. Unless you store many video files, most devices will suffice. Below are a few suggestions:
If you are backing up video and larger files regularly, a RAID storage setup is worth the money.
Glyph 4TB Raid Hard Drive
RAID — Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks – a little more money, but Glyph makes my favorite external drives. http://www.glyphtech.com/products/ Dual HDD backup and production enclosures. Way more money, but way safer and worth every penny!
iPhone 4 and Verizon – should you get one or not?
Everyone is asking this question lately and if you’re trying to decide whether or not to switch to the Verizon iPhone, the below article lays out the facts to help you decide:
“Should I get a Verizon iPhone 4?” is the number one question I’ve been asked this week in person, via email, on the web, via smoke signals and by carrier pigeon. The short answer is, no. The long answer is, if you love your existing iPhone 4 but really, really hate AT&T, then yes — but otherwise, no.
Here’s why: Read More
Overcoming the Digital Divide
Computer, tablet, or e-reader?
If you’re not sure whether you’re in the market for a computer, tablet or e-reader, this clip from my Fox 5 Hi-Tech Holiday Gift Guide can help you weigh out the options.