This holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll wind up going through dusty old printed photos with friends and family—photos you can’t see anywhere on the web. That’s because these old photos are usually confined to a shoe box or binder hidden in the basement or storage closet. You might flip through them…
Little by little, Apple is upgrading the online iCloud portal to bring its features up to speed with comparable services like Google Drive or Dropbox. Its file recovery powers recently got a boost, with added options to restore contacts and calendars. Here’s how to find the settings you need.
At least once a month, some friend or family member asks me how to recover data from a failed hard drive. I help them as best I can, but in my head, my answer is always the same: “go back in time and back up your computer like you know you should’ve.”
You might not realize it, but the most technologically advanced nation in the world is a small ex-Soviet state in Eastern Europe. Estonia has pioneered secure digital identities for its citizens, helping it become a frontrunner in everything from online voting to preventing Craigslist ripoffs. But it also makes the…
Congratulations: you just got a brand new Android phone! If you're lucky, you got a great deal and a huge upgrade. Even so, your old handset has been with you for years and it's set up how you like it—with all of your apps, contacts, and settings. Here's how to move all of that precious data to your new phone.
Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don't get much love. That's a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data. Prepare for the…
The new MyPassport Pro from Western Digital is the world's first bus-powered portable hard drive to offer two disks with RAID capability for blazing fast, grab-and-go storage.
With Google dropping the cost for its Drive service to just $10 a month for an absurdly mammoth 1TB of storage, it's a great time to think: "Wow, well I maybe I should cram all my digital crap into the same place for simplicity!" But it's never that easy.
Not too long ago, Amazon introduced Glacier, an online storage/archiving solution that starts at just a penny per GB per month. Depending on your storage needs, Amazon Glacier could be the most cost-efficient way to back up your data for a lifetime. Here's what you need to know about it and how to set it up.
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.…
When it comes to something like transfering your data from your old phone to your new phone, sometimes it's just better to learn how to do it yourself. Why? Your carrier can sometimes do it for you at the store, but it takes a while, sometimes they'll charge you, and they might also steal the nude photos you left on…
If your computer has a Thunderbolt drive, odds are it's been pretty neglected. Some external storage options are good, but no one choice is a no-brainer. Until now, that is. LaCie's vivid orange drive is the best way to back up files, superfast.
HTC has announced that it is going to shut down its half-assed backup service, HTCsense.com, to replace it with "new and improved services". But if you have any data stored there, download it real quick—after April 30th, it'll be deleted for good.
With all of the Android devices available, it's important to be able to make sure all your data makes it from one device to another when you upgrade. But what's the best way to make the transition?
Apple's Time Capsule refresh generated about as much chatter as a networked hard drive can possible drum up—but what if you don't want a router/backup mutant? Here are three non-Apple data-ass-savers we vouch hard for:
Thousands of people in Australia are in shock after finding out their web sites are gone due to the antics of a hacker and poor network management by their web host.
How's this for a double-whammy: Apple, and now Amazon, are both said to be working on "digital locker" services, which would store users' downloads music and movies in the cloud. This would back-up their purchases in case of loss, but also allow them to re-download them to other devices.
Accidentally hit that delete button? Having a hard drive failure? Help is here. Let us take you through the steps to get that data back in your hands.
LaCie's new three-in-one Wireless Space box might help you clear out some apartment clutter, acting as wirelessly networked backup storage, a DLNA media server, and a range-boosting WiFi access point or router. Available in 1 or 2 TB configurations. [LaCie]