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QTIP: Cloud Storage Options

Posted on August 22nd, 2019

Most Apple users rely on free basic iCloud service to seamlessly sync photos, contacts, documents, email, text messages, calendars, reminders, browser favorites, passwords and settings among their iOS devices, Macs and Windows 10 PCs. It’s easy to...

QTIP: How to Start Scanning Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

Scanning all your family photos is a mission. As a digital Indy, your mission is to rescue irreplaceable family artifacts from the dumpster or shredder, and then record their digital images for future generations. For your efforts you’ll be remem...

FamilySearch: Six Steps to Digitizing Your Family Photos

Posted on April 23rd, 2019

by Logan Metcalfe If you have boxes full of old photos, you’re not alone—billions of lonely family photos gather dust in closets and attics around the world. Even those of us too young to remember when a "camera roll" meant around 30 shots of f...

QTIP: Optimize macOS Photos app Storage

Posted on February 13th, 2018

by Quentin Leo - February 13, 2018 Like skimpy iPhone and iPad flash storage,** solid state storage on your MacBook Air may not accommodate the decades of photos syncing with your macOS Photos Library. Since iCloud is already storing full resolu...

GIZMODO: 8 Good Tech Habits for 2018

Posted on January 10th, 2018

We’re barely two weeks into the New Year. As mine has, your enthusiasm for big resolutions may have already dimmed. Still, there may be ways to hack the onerous New Year's resolution thing. How? Pick up a few good tech habits. Instilled as habit...

FASTCOMPANY: Best Way To Manage Your Photos

Posted on January 9th, 2018

It’s the holidays, and your phone has been getting a workout taking all those photographs. Here’s how to manage them. Photo: Flickr user TheUglySweaterShop.com By Michael Grothaus The numbers are mind-boggling. It is estimated that we will have ...

5 ways to use Evernote for Productivity On-the-go

Posted on January 5th, 2018

Evernote makes it easy for you to stay productive on-the-go. When you’re on the move—running errands, in meetings, at events, or just commuting, it’s challenging to stay on-task. Evernote lets you start and continue projects from wherever you happ...

MacRumors: Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access

Posted on May 16th, 2017

Tuesday May 16, 2017 3:55 am PDT by Tim Hardwick App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today. Currently, app-specific pa...

QTIP: What is Chrome OS?

Posted on April 20th, 2017

Is it right for you? Chrome OS is a free operating system designed by Google that is based on Linux and uses Google's Chrome web browser as its user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications. Google announced the Chr...

Lifehacker: Beginner's Guide to 1Password

Posted on April 19th, 2017

From Lifehacker.com April 19, 2017 by Thorin Klosowski Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a password manager, they’re annoying, cumbersom...

Microsoft: Tech support scams persist with increasingly crafty techniques

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog posted April 3, 2017 Millions of users continue to encounter technical support scams. Data from Windows Defender SmartScreen (which is used by both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to b...

What is 3-2-1 backup?

Posted on January 29th, 2016

What is 3-2-1 backup? January 29, 2016 By Ryan Harnedy If you’re looking into backup and recovery solutions you’re probably going to hear the phrase "3-2-1 backup" come up a lot. You’ll hear it from most IT consultants and IT pros as well as many...

Forbes: Ransomware Coming To A Business Near You

Posted on January 26th, 2016

Jason Bloomberg is a contributor to Forbes.com Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Cybercriminals that mount ransomware attacks, where malware holds victims’ files or entire computers hostage until they pay a ransom, are inc...

QTIP: Optimize iPhone Photos Storage

Posted on September 21st, 2015

Confirm that your iCloud account has sufficient storage for your photos and other data. These instructions apply to iOS 8.4 and later iOS versions. Then tap Settings > Photos & Camera Turn on iCloud Photo Library by moving the slider right Ch...

WSJ: The Best Way to Organize a Lifetime of Photos

Posted on April 21st, 2015

Call it a photography renaissance or narcissism run amok. The new rule is: "Pics or it didn’t happen." Digital cameras, especially smartphones, entice us to snap, snap, snap with abandon. Yet all these moments we capture seem to vanish into a dig...

Trend Micro: 2014 Report on Fake Apps Feigning Legitimacy

Posted on October 1st, 2014

This current report by legitimate security software maker Trend Micro contains detailed descriptions of a wide variety of fake software, how it works, and risks it poses for consumers and business. Download PDF

QTIP: Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different?

Posted on September 30th, 2014

Are iCloud Drive and iCloud Different? Apple’s iCloud Drive and its iCloud service are both part of the online synchronization service collectively named iCloud. But, iCloud does a lot of things so it’s reasonable to ask, "Is there a difference ...

QTIP: Set up Family Sharing

Posted on September 29th, 2014

Family Sharing, a new way to bring harmony to your digital life. You have twins. Both kids have an iPad. You dutifully have set up your App Store account on each of their iPads. When brother buys an app, it automatically downloads to your iPhone...

QTIP: What is iCloud Drive and Should I Upgrade to It?

Posted on September 28th, 2014

While upgrading to iOS 8, users unaccustomed to syncing iCloud Documents & Data might wonder if they should install the iCloud Drive option. In a word, yes. iCloudDrive is an upgrade to the iOS 7 version of Documents & Data. When you upgrade to i...

3-2-1: A Simple Rule for Complex Data Protection | Acronis Blog

Posted on January 18th, 2014

When companies lose data, the ripple effect reaches all the way to the bottom line. For a gargantuan company like Amazon, data loss and its associated downtime would cost more than $65 million per minute, Acronis Fellow Joel Berman writes in TechR...

QTIP: What is "The Cloud"?

Posted on July 28th, 2013

Around 50 years ago comic Bill Cosby asked a question the answer to which seems a slam dunk -- that is until we try to do it. The question: "Why is there air?" Back to the future, when I am asked "what is The Cloud?", I dive for cover blurting “p...

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