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Not being able to sleep is a terrible thing that can affect your entire day and life. There are many factors that affect our ability to sleep and many require medical attention. (big disclaimer: If you’re concerned about lack of sleep see your doctor) A companyy called Zeo has developed a relatively inexpensive sleep monitor […]
This question can be answered with two words; Online Photo Backup. Backing up your data in life is more and more important as valuable things collect on our electronic devices and computers. Think about it, files, address info, emails, music, and possibly the most important, photos. If your hard drive crashed how would you restore your computer? You’ve got a backup drive so your set. Or are you? Did the drive work? Did your backup software work? Here are some ways to back up your digital life
- Backup hard drive with one button backup – fast, easy to restore Cost: $125 – $150
- Second drive in your PC that backs up automatically Cost: $99 – $125
- External drive that backs up automatically (most come with software) Cost: $50 – $100
- Online backup service Cost: $60 – $90 a year
Which is better hard drive backup or online backup?
- The first three options are great because you can see them, they’re in your home, relatively cheap, easy to use and are fairly reliable
- The Online backup is also cheap, reliable and easy to use.
Online backup has two VERY big advantages; It’s NOT in your home add it’s managed by professionals.
If you’re going to plan for disaster you need to plan for any disaster. If you needed to restore your photos and your backup hard drive was also fried in the same lighting strike as your PC, your out of luck. If the worst happens and your PC is stolen or lost in a fire, your out of luck.
Is online backup secure?
Yes, most online backup services use a 256 bit encryption key, making them extremely secure
How often is my online back done?
Usually automatically in the background while your computer is running. Every day!
How much space do online backup services offer?
Most are unlimited. They can do this because they average out their population of users, some will use allot but most will not.
Is it hard to restore?
No, you simply download the control panel to your new PC, sign in to your account and restore your data.
Given that all of the above options cost about the same online backup looks like a winner. Read more about Is online backup worth it? …
They say you can’t change what you can’t measure. The same is true at home and in the office. You want to cut your electric bill but where do you start? First you need to find out which appliances are using the most electricity and only then can you address the problem. This neat device […]
Some people feel that they are owed by the world and no matter the consequences to someone else they should get what they feel they are owed. Nothing would would work for them but getting their deal their way. Now the saying goes the customer is always right. But there is a hard way to negotiate what […]
Ever have a tough time finding the most current version of a document on your PC? One both you and your co-workers have been working on for weeks? Even worse, you’ve made some changes and decide that an older version just works better, but no one saved it!. Cloud computing to the rescue. Cloud computing […]
The easiest way to save money on gas it to pay with cash or use a cashback credit card that gives you a percentage back on your gasoline purchases. 3 Simple steps to saving money on Gas! Many gas stations charge as much as 14 cents more per gallon for those who pay with a […]
Got another email today. This one wants me to open a file on my PC attached in the email. Note they even use DHL and a phone number. Of course when you call DHL they first warn you that a fraudulent email is being distributed with a title DHL tracking number. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT!
There are many ways to reduce water usage that can save money in the long run such as low-flow and water-efficient appliances. A front-loading washing machine, for example, uses 40-60% less water than top-loading machines. You can find appliances like this at any Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores or Home Depot Store’s. Install low-flow shower heads […]
I recently spoke to a friend who has a 4500 sq foot home in NJ who replaced every light in his home with fluorescent lighting. About two months later he noticed that his bill had dropped by $220! Now he does have a lot of lights but this is a “wow’ kind of savings no […]