Showing all posts tagged #data-storage:


QTIP: Power Trick

Posted on September 25th, 2019

Want to consistently name and serialize large collections of digital files? Adopt a file naming convention (FNC) and use a renaming utility. Third-party software utilities are available that can assist with bulk renaming of photos, Word files, PD...

Library of Congress: Why Digital Preservation is Important

Posted on August 23rd, 2019

Our personal photos, papers, music and videos are important to us. They record the details of our lives and help define us. But increasingly our possessions and our communications are no longer material: they’re digital. Electrons. Digital files...

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...

MacWorld: How to use Google Photos to back up your iPhone photos

Posted on August 7th, 2019

It’s easy to get free protection from losing all your photos if your phone gets lost, stolen, or broken and with Google Photos. By Dan Masaoka Macworld | Aug 7, 2019 5:00 am PDT There’s a good chance you are already backing up your photos and vi...

NYTIMES: Organizing Your Unwieldy Photo Collection Is Easier Than You Think

Posted on April 11th, 2019

Here is the trick: Let your smartphone do the work. The artificial intelligence component of Google Photos automatically sorts photos based on the objects in them and then groups pictures together in the "Things" album. Accuracy, however, can va...

QTIP: What's in a Name? That which we call a file...

Posted on February 12th, 2019

Tech friends often ask, "how should I organize files?" Little wonder they ask when their files and folders are arrayed across the Desktop, Documents folder, Downloads folder, even in the Trash. No need to elaborate on the confusion this create...

NYTIMES: How to Do a Data ‘Cleanse’

Posted on February 1st, 2019

New year, new you, right? You may be headed to the gym, but what about the health of your phone, computer and all your precious data? Here are some tips to get your digital life in order. By David Pogue Feb. 1, 2019 If we need a checkup on our hea...

QTIP: Computer Clutter Trashes More Than Your PC

Posted on January 7th, 2019

Leaving files all over a Mac and PC Desktop is like leaving dishes on the table overnight after a meal. How do computer files and dirty dishes have anything to do with one another, you ask? Stick with me. Frat boys know there’s no rush to clear t...

QTIP: What is the 3-2-1 rule?

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Data backup is more complex than ever for computer users as we ponder how to protect our data in local, virtual, and cloud storage environments. To meet this challenge all computer users need a realistic data protection plan so that at least one c...

NYTimes: A Quick Guide to Backing Up Your Critical Data

Posted on April 1st, 2017

Adapted from March 31, 2017, The New York Times Personal Tech column by J. D. Biersdorfer and Kelly Couturier Setting up a system to keep your files backed up automatically is easy. Spending a little time today could save...

Zapier: Find Files Faster: How to Organize Files and Folders

Posted on March 1st, 2016

Chelsea Beck / Published March 1, 2016 You're sitting at your desk, putting the finishing touches on today’s big project, when ding! a message comes in from your boss: "Can you find that project we scrapped three years ago? You and John ...

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...

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QTIPS blog posts often spring from client questions about how to better use their personal information technologies. I hope you also find QTIPS to be practical and useful in your digital life.