Computer Backup Awareness in 2018: Getting Better and Getting Worse

  From my preferred online backup company, Backblaze posts a good ‘state of backup awareness’. The percentage of computer owners backing up all the data on their computer has steadily increased over the years, from 65% in 2008 to 76% in 2018. That’s awesome, but at the other end of the time spectrum it’s not so pretty. The percentage of computer owners backing up once a day or more often is 6% in 2018. That’s…
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E-guide for backing up your phone’s photos.

I have written an e-guide on how to use Google Photos to backup the photos on your smartphone or tablet. This basic and easy to follow guide takes you through the steps necessary to setup Google Photos to backup your device. Once complete you will have a backup of your device photos to the cloud and optionally to your local computer. I wrote the guide after constantly hearing about people losing photos when their device…
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Tablet Mode in Windows 10

Had a call from a client the other day.  They had finished a Windows 10 update and instead of their normal screen that was setup to look like Wndows 7 courtesy of Classic Shell.  The grid screen with icons showed up.   After a few minutes of thinking it through, I recall this client has a laptop with a touchscreen.  For whatever reason, the Windows 10 update decided that the laptop was a tablet and…
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