Happy Macintosh release date! Well, what have we here? Rumors? Really? Already? Well, I guess the new year wouldn't be complete with rumors and speculation about the iPhone 6 and every single Apple product out there, but, really, we've only had the 5S for what? Barely more than two months. You people are insatiable. Well, then, let's dig into these juicy new handset rumors and see what's what.
Bold move or suicidal jump? BlackBerry maker Research in Motion kicked off its global launch of new handsets on Wednesday by announcing the company is changing its name to match that of its once-iconic brand, a move that seemed to impress more people than the actual handsets it introduced. It remains to be seen if BlackBerry's big bold move will be enough to get smartphone users back on its side, but clearly the company isn't afraid to roll the dice and see where it takes them.
It's been more than a year since torrential rain and floods in Thailand started impacting hard drive factories in the country, but this week one cloud backup service is finally sharing its story about surviving the drought that followed.
Here's something no one likes to think about: backing up your Mac. It's an arduous task, but backing up your system periodically is important to ensure you don't lose data to hardware malfunction, human error, or software corruption. With multiple backups both onsite and offsite, you can keep yourself from becoming just another victim to data loss.
It is estimated that more than 140,000 hard drives fail each week in the U.S., and more than 2,000 laptops are lost or stolen each day. Don’t become a statistic. Read our guide and protect yourself from losing all of that precious information.
Backups to the cloud encrypt and transmit your Mac’s data to online servers that could be anywhere in the world. These backups depend on a fast, reliable internet connection, and may lack the speed of local backups and restores, but they offer important advantages over backing up locally. For starters, most cloud backups offer some storage for free, with additional plans to choose from as your needs grow. Your files are kept far from where thieves could realistically reach them, and they’re protected (again, within reason) from disasters and random acts of clumsiness better than most external drives. We have yet to hear of a server brought down by a spilled iced latte at Starbucks.