Category: Back Ups

How to Backup Your Computer

Be prepared for a computer crash

Why Backups Are Important Hard Drives Crash — Even though solid state drives, don’t have moving parts like disc drives, they can still fail. Computers can get stolen — especially if you travel Operating system (OS) updates can corrupt or delete your files. I feel so sad when I see clients who are devastated because they…

4 Simple Apple Computer Maintenance Tips

Did you know that your computer needs some regular maintenance, just like your car? Just like your car, your computer is a substantial financial investment and causes major inconvenience when it doesn’t run properly so it’s important to keep it in good shape. In both cases, you can learn how to do the maintenance yourself,…

A Power Strip Does Not Protect You

A power strip doesn’t protect you! Frequently, I go shopping with clients to help them buy new computers, gadgets, printers and accessories.  I want to remind you, and everyone you know, that you need surge suppressors to protect your equipment.  A common power strip is not enough protection.  Also, you need to check your surge suppressors periodically.  …

Your Holiday Photos

How are you going to organize, share and protect your holiday photos this year? Here are my recommendations: First, and most important, is backups…. Android can back up photos to Google+ automatically.  I was surprised and amazed when my new Android phone did it.  Really great! iPhone owners can get Dropbox and enable Camera Upload…

What in “the bleep” is “The Cloud” anyway?

“The cloud” is just a fancy term for the Internet. “Cloud computing takes place on the Internet. It doesn’t take place on your computer. Your computer is just used to view the result.  Most of you have used web mail like yahoo, hotmail, gmail, roadrunner, etc; so you have already been doing “cloud computing.”   See…