Backup

  • OneDrive adds ‘pause syncing’ option on Windows10

    I’ve complained a lot on Twitter about the lack of development from the OneDrive team, but it looks like they’re finally adding new features. Running the latest insider build of Windows 10 (fast ring), OneDrive now allows users to pause syncing for 2, 8 or 24 hours. Imagine you’re travelling...
  • Please backup your photos

    With the NSW Bushfires destroying an estimated 100 homes, the devastating effects of fire are being realised by many who have lost everything. You can buy new furniture and clothes, but one thing you can never get back is your photos. Those sacred memories of times gone by and...
  • Seagate writes 4TB to a single drive

    Seagate say they have the first 4TB hard drive on the market, that’s not exactly accurate. Still, each of the 4 platters holding an astonishing 1TB each. Each inch of the disk surface incorporates 340,000 unique tracks that are just 75 nanometres wide. It’s an amazing technological feat that...
  • World Backup Day is this Sunday

    While it may be Easter this Sunday and you’ll be hyped up on chocolate, there is another important celebration this weekend. Sunday 31st of March is also World Backup Day. The idea is to promote the need to ensure your personal data is safe across all of your devices...
  • Review: WD 2TB My Passport w/USB3.0

    Portable hard drives have been around for years now, so what makes this one worthy of my time and your attention? To be honest, it’s a number of features that add up to an overall impressive offering. Hardware The first thing you’ll notice about the external design is its...
  • HTC “shutting down” data synchronisation via Sense.com

    As an HTC device owner that utilises the popular Sense Interface, you may be using HTC’s official web-based backup solution — htcsense.com — to create copies of the contacts, text messages, and call history stored on your handset via an HTC Sense Account. Since 2010, this has been an effective...
  • Backups sorted – WD 1TB My Book

    Over the past few months I’ve had a number of friends contact me after their hard drive died. The dead hard drives usual contain their precious photos and or videos. I asked “do you have a backup”, knowing the answer was likely to be no. It was. That served...