“Backup Your Data Or Else”, you did hear that statement, haven’t you?
The New York Times recently carried a feature that extolled the importance of backing up your data. Your laptops or desktops are subject to risk such as tornadoes, wildfire, theft, or loss. Physical hard drives are just as susceptible. Cloud backup does seem to be a gift, don’t you think? On those lines, here are a few news snippets you might like:
SugarSync Gets on Samsung Galaxy 3
Stephanie Mlot of PCMag reported recently that Samsung now added more to the bells-and-whistles that come with Galaxy III, its premier phone offering. Guess what the latest addition is? SugarSync now finds a way into the hands of the ever-growing Android fan-base. By latching itself to one of the best Andriod devices ever, SugarSync just got closer. Samsung will make SugarSync available to its users through AllShare Play, which incidentally allows users to share video, music, and photos. AllShare Play users get 5GB of free space and then move up (in relation to amount of space) from 30 GB all the way up to 500GB.
Did you know that the Popular remote-login software LogMeIn software is preparing to get into the cloud backup and storage market to take on the likes of Dropbox, SugarSync, and Live Mesh? The signs are surely on while the market place is heating up. To start with Cubby now offers at least 2X benefits per referral (1 GB per referral) when compared to DropBox. It now has an improved iOS interface that lets iPhone or iPad users open, drop, upload, or download files straight off their devices to the cloud and vice-versa.
Pretty neat if you ask me!
Is Windows 8 Playing catch-up with Time Machine & iCloud?
David Meyer published an account of how Microsoft has detailed and emphasized the use of the In-built backup system in Windows 8 (much like how the iCloud and Time Machine works for the Mac.
At a time when you’d think they might probably try to use their own SkyDrive (a perfect response to Apple’s iCloud), they choose to use their “file history” system which does provide complete backup for your files but only to a physical hard drive.
Surprisingly, Bohdan Raciborski who is the program manager for Microsoft reveals that only 5% of all Windows consumers ever backup their files and hence leave themselves vulnerable. So, Windows 8 now makes it work just like Mac’s Time Machine does – insert a physical hard drive and the backups happen automatically.
How secure is your data? What are you doing about it?
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