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Protect Yourself Against Ransomware With a Solid Backup System Protect Yourself Against Ransomware With a Solid Backup System

Data backups can save your skin from all kinds of IT mishaps like dropping your laptop in a lake or having a virus blast through your hard drive. You should be backing everything up! Thanks to the recent spree of ransomware attacks, it’s once again time to evaluate your backup system, so you’re prepared in the event…

How to Back Up and Restore WhatsApp Chats with Google Drive How to Back Up and Restore WhatsApp Chats with Google Drive

It’s been a long time coming, but Google Drive backups have finally arrived in the WhatsApp client for Android (if you don’t see the option yet, you should soon). Here’s how to make sure all your chats, photos, and videos are safe and sound, and how to get them back again if you need to.

Has Your Network-Connected Back-Up Drive Been Indexed By Search Engines? Has Your Network-Connected Back-Up Drive Been Indexed By Search Engines?

Connecting a hard drive to your home network is a smart idea: it can let you access your files no matter where you are. But now it seems that, in some cases, Google has been indexing the private files held on such devices.

How Do You Back Up Your Data These Days? How Do You Back Up Your Data These Days?

When I joined Gmail in 2007 the concept of eliminating deleter's regret changed how I managed all of my data. I went from keeping important things and purging everything else to implementing archive mentality in my whole life. Now I only think twice about keeping huge photo dumps or files larger than about 500MB.…

Bump Is the Newest, Easiest Way to Send Your Digital Goodies From Your Phone to Your Computer Bump Is the Newest, Easiest Way to Send Your Digital Goodies From Your Phone to Your Computer

As great as your smartphone is, there are plenty of things you just don't want to look at on there; you'd rather have them on that big ol' computer screen of yours. Now Bump, which previously let you throw data from phone to phone, is here to help by making it ludicrously easy to get pictures, links, or whathaveyou…

Do You Backup Your Social Media Accounts? Do You Backup Your Social Media Accounts?

Whenever something sketchy happens to your favorite social network's TOS, there are always folks who say they're packing up, taking their data and leaving. But backing up your social data doesn't have to be a last resort. After all, who knows what might happen to the cloud.

Would You Pay Less for Backup Storage You Can't Immediately Access? Would You Pay Less for Backup Storage You Can't Immediately Access?

So Amazon Glacier is here as super cheap storage for "data that is infrequently accessed and for which retrieval times of several hours are suitable." But that's different from a lot of the storage you might have used in the past.

Will Time Capsule Pack an A4/A5 Processor and Run iOS? Will Time Capsule Pack an A4/A5 Processor and Run iOS?

It's been rumored that an updated Time Capsule model will cache and distribute downloads from the app store. Now sources tell Ars Technica that Time Capsule will have an A4 or A5 processor and run iOS, like AppleTV. [Ars Technica]

Windows 8 Might Get a Time Machine of Its Own Windows 8 Might Get a Time Machine of Its Own

According to WinRumors, Windows 8 will introduce a feature similar to OS X's Time Machine called History Vault.

Priorities. Priorities.

Godspeed, friend. And on another note, the use of dated clipart in what's essentially a gadget obit seems particularly fitting. [ScaryIdeas]

Palm Pre Experiencing Big Ol' Backup Failures Palm Pre Experiencing Big Ol' Backup Failures

If you've been backing up your Pre, you might think that if you, say, drop it in the toilet, you'll be set to have all your data placed on a replacement. That might not be the case.

Clickfree Traveler External SSD is Credit-Card Sized For Convenience Clickfree Traveler External SSD is Credit-Card Sized For Convenience

Clickfree's new external SSD comes in 16GB ($80), 32GB ($150), and 64GB ($250) capacities. Roughly the size of a credit card, the Traveler is a compact but pricey drive.

There's No Great Solution for Data Rot There's No Great Solution for Data Rot

Anyone who reads Giz probably knows that even though your data is "saved," it's still susceptible to the decay of whatever medium is storing it. According to one expert, the problem is nearly unsolvable.

LG's N4B1 Network NAS Auto-Backs-Up Your Files to Blu-ray Disc LG's N4B1 Network NAS Auto-Backs-Up Your Files to Blu-ray Disc

Though it sounds more like a droid-designation than a useful product, the N4B1 from LG is a combined network HDD bay and Blu-ray disc recorder: Much better than pairing a BDR-recorder with a VHS drive. It's got space for up to four HDDs inside (supporting up to 4TB total capacity) and three USB ports and an extra…

Cucku Social Backup Stores Your Data With Your Friend, Your Friend's Data With You Cucku Social Backup Stores Your Data With Your Friend, Your Friend's Data With You

Remember the concept of "porn buddy" as introduced on the UK show Coupling? You exchange keys with your most trusted friend, so in the event that you die an unexpected death, he (or she) would come over and take away all your porn so your family won't find it when going through your stuff. This backup service Cucku is…

EZ Dupe Makes Stealing Portable Again EZ Dupe Makes Stealing Portable Again

We're gonna cut the crap and avoid that whole condescending, elephant in the room post about DVD "backups" and how you need to easily copy home movies for grandma. EZ Dupe is a sexy, fairly tiny dual DVD drive that allows for simple (and probably illegal) 8x copy of your favorite discs. You can plug in the drive via…

Wii Internet Channel Exploit Found, Homebrew to Come? Wii Internet Channel Exploit Found, Homebrew to Come?

We don't have a lot of details, but some "hackers" have found an exploit in the Wii Internet Channel's Flash player implementation. What does this mean to you? Well, if they take this exploit all the way to the end, it means you can possibly run unsigned, home-brew code on the Wii.

How To: One-Click DVD Rips and Backups

Whether you're ripping your DVDs because the Netflix movies are almost always scratched (and ripping them plays back smoother) or you're just a cheap S.O.B. who doesn't like paying for stuff, here's a guide to make the process easier.

Flash That Phonebook, Baby Flash That Phonebook, Baby

If you can get over the name, you might actually get some really good use out of this little gadget. The USB Phonebook Flasher plugs one end into your mobile phone and another into a USB port for one-touch backups for your address book. It's probably the most valuable tool ever for someone who uses Verizon or a…

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