The following is part two of our two part series, How The Personal Cloud Keeps You Close to Home. For part one by Rob Babiak click here.
Traveling tends to be stressful to begin with but traveling with kids just adds to the already tense situation. Anyone with kids will tell you they need non-stop entertainment, like games and movies. Thankfully backing up in the cloud allows me to always have something to watch on hand.
In July we took a trip to the Poconos to get a way for a few days. The ride up in the car wasn’t too bad thanks to our built in TV with DVD player that keeps the kids entertained on road trips. The fun really began when we arrived in the Poconos. During the day there were plenty of things for the kids to do like go to the pool, the water park and even the arcade. Yet once we got back to our room after a long day is when the kids started acting crazy. [click to continue…]
I have over 10 years of family photos and videos that mean so much to my wife and I and I’m not sure what we would do if we ever lost them. These include, pictures of the births of our kids, videos of their birthdays, family outings, and other moments, big and small. All of these pictures and videos mean a lot to us, but there are some pictures and videos that stick out to me to this day. The pictures I took when my now 15 year-old daughter started kindergarten, for example. I remember that day like it was yesterday: how excited she was to start school, how she waited by the front door for my wife and I to walk her to the bus, waving bye to her as she made her journey out into the world for the first time without us.
We have home videos of every Christmas from the time our oldest daughter was four and every year since. Video archives that go all the way up to last Christmas, where all three kids were getting excited over what Santa delivered while they were sleeping. These are memories that could never be replaced, and I make sure that I have multiple backups just in case one of my hard drives decides it wants to fail on me. [click to continue…]
When you choose to back up your data online, you agree to store some of your most sensitive data inside data centers, from your tax returns to your family photos. Thankfully, your data is encrypted with a special key so that only you can access it. But how does encryption work, and how can you be sure that your data is safe? [click to continue…]
Pictures like these are a big reason why I back up in the cloud
In today’s information age everything seems to be done online: people are downloading movies, paying bills and talking with friends, family and even strangers online. It is imperative that you back up your personal information and safeguard yourself as best you can. Hard drive backups are good, but you should take your back ups to the next level and backup in the cloud. [click to continue…]