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12Jun2018

Save Your Vacation with Additional Storage Capacity

OK, I’m as the frugal as the next guy – maybe even more frugal than most. But not spending a buck or three per month to store all your vacation images in the cloud can be penny wise and pound foolish. Let’s begin this discussion with one certainty: No matter how much your vacation costs,
  • 12 Jun, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • back-up, dropbox, Google Drive, Google Photos, icloud, OneDrive, storage,
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08May2018

Size Matters for Computer Performance

Small mechanical hard drives can be a major cause of poor computer performance. We could add small thinking as a cause, too. It may be time to “right-size” your approach. We’re conscious of price and performance, but we tend to think more about the present price when buying a new computer and not looking ahead
  • 8 May, 2018
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Microsoft, new hardware, SSD, storage, Win10, win7, Windows 10,
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09Aug2016

Keep Your Pictures in Multi-Device World

With mobile-phone cameras getting better and better, it’s easy to click away and then download your pictures to a computer. And when you max out your phone’s storage, it’s easy to delete them from your phone and click away some more. Just one problem: if your phone and computer are synched, you could delete the
  • 9 Aug, 2016
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, cloud provider, dropbox, icloud, memories, photos, SkyDrive, storage,
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14Jul2015

Shortcuts Can Take You the Long Way

Just like there’s no free lunch, there’s no easy solution when you use a shortcut that cuts corners. Whatever time and money you think you are saving can easily be wiped out – at the cost of more time and money – when a failure occurs without warning. You can protect valuable data by taking
  • 14 Jul, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • back-up, business continuity, data security, new hardware, performance, security, small business, storage,
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12May2015

PC Program Folders Explained

Ever wonder why Windows suggests a program file for installing new applications? Ever wonder why it’s good to follow the installation software’s folder suggestion? Here’s why. Just about all PC-based computers today run 64-bit code (also referred to as x64) and x64 versions of Windows. However, many programs are still written for the older 32-bit
  • 12 May, 2015
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • 32-bit programs, 64-bit programs, Microsoft, storage,
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14Oct2014

Diversify Your Data Backup

Two new clients came to us after experiencing data backup failures. While no single backup solution is guaranteed to work all the time, the odds are highly against every backup system failing at the same time. The best solution, in a word, is “diversification.” If you choose carefully, you can get the right backup systems
  • 14 Oct, 2014
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • back-up, data security, risk management, storage,
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02Apr2013

Which cloud-storage service is right for you?

Cloud storage gives you 24/7 access to your documents, photos, music, and you can access them wherever you are and on whatever device you’re using. It also makes sharing photos, videos, and documents easy. Even better, a number of services are free. Here’s the scoop on four of the biggest cloud services: Apple iCloud: Best
  • 2 Apr, 2013
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Apple, dropbox, icloud, IOS, iPad, iPhone, SkyDrive, storage, windows 8,
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02Apr2013

Happy World Backup Day! Go Backup Your Stuff! Seriously.

Hard drive backups are like the socks of gifts you give yourself. They’re initially about as unexciting as gifts can get, only to become the best gift ever in a pinch. Got a meeting in 20 minutes and your normal sock reserve is empty? Thanks for the bag-o-socks, Uncle Steve! Your hard drive just exploded,
  • 2 Apr, 2013
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • backup, hard drive, storage, usb,
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