Getting Rid of Your Mac? Here’s How to Securely Erase a Hard Drive or SSD

A very informative post over at the Backblaze blog about how to securely wipe the drive on your mac.   What do I do with a Mac that still has personal data on it? Do I take out the disk drive and smash it? Do I sweep it with a really strong magnet? Is there a difference in how I handle a hard drive (HDD) versus a solid-state drive (SSD)? Well, taking a sledgehammer or…
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E-Guide for backing up your device with Google Photos

Backing up your device with Google Photos I have written a quick e-guide on how to use Google Photos to backup the photos on your smartphone or tablet. This basic guide takes you through the steps necessary to setup Google Photos to backup your device. I wrote the guide after constantly hearing about people losing photos when their device is lost, stolen or ; With this guide, you can use Google Photos to backup your…
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Talking about protecting your data.

Is your organization or community group looking for a speaker to speak about tech issues? Wanting to help your staff or friends avoid data loss issues including digital photos? I am available to come to speak to your group or organization at no cost to speak about backing up and protecting your data. More and more we keep important documents and memories in digital formats. It has never been so easier to properly protect this…
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Are you backing up?

Some questions to ask yourself. Have you set up a backup for your data on your computer, phones, and tablets? Have you followed the 3-2-1 rule? 3 copies. 2 different locations. 1 of them offsite. Have you checked to see if your backup is indeed running correctly? Have you tested a restore? If you have said no to any of these things then it’s time to review your backup setup. Contact me today and I…
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