How Big Should My Hard Drive Be?

How Big Should My Hard Drive Be?

Throughout my life, I’ve been using and building my own computers. I’ve used them for various reasons: School work, video and image storage, playing games, browsing, etc. During this time, I’ve upgraded the size of my hard drive multiple times to accommodate for the...
Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020: Data Privacy, Security, and You

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020: Data Privacy, Security, and You

It’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 here in the United States and we’re doing our part to help elevate the importance of protecting your information and data. The NPR Life Kit podcast recently had a discussion of what data privacy is, how it differs from data...
Fighting Ransomware with Safehouse

Fighting Ransomware with Safehouse

Let’s face it: We’re losing the fight against hackers penetrating our networks with data-encrypting ransomware. Hackers hold our data hostage, demanding outrageous ransoms to be paid in bitcoin, or else your data will be deleted — or worse — shared to millions on...
Keep Your Music Library Safe

Keep Your Music Library Safe

I’ve always been a music fan. As far back as I can remember, we had classical music playing in our house, which no doubt was the beginning. That and the closet full of LPs (okay, vinyl) that my dad dragged home from a flea market when I was eight years old. I’d write...
HDD or SSD: Which is Better for Backup?

HDD or SSD: Which is Better for Backup?

Without a doubt, the two storage technologies that dominate the market today are hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs). But what’s the difference between HDD and SSD? Which one should you use to back up your files? What about photos and videos? ...
Remote Tech Support for a Day: A World Backup Day Story

Remote Tech Support for a Day: A World Backup Day Story

I recently played remote tech support for someone whose laptop hung up during a software installation. It seemed that the file system was corrupted, but it was hard to tell. I’m not a tech support person, but I can fill in occasionally, summoning patience with the...