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How to Back Up All of Your Online Accounts Offline How to Back Up All of Your Online Accounts Offline

Big fans of the cloud as we are, there’s no doubt relying solely on keeping your stuff stored remotely is a risky strategy. Accounts get hacked. Companies fold. And if you don’t have backups of your most precious Snapchats and Gmails, then they can disappear in a puff of data center smoke. Here’s how to make sure…

All the Best Ways to Back Up Your Data All the Best Ways to Back Up Your Data

You’ve got more choices than ever when it comes to backing up your data—you are backing up your data, right?—so how do you choose the best one for your needs? First, it’s a good idea to pick up some kind of external hard drive. You can go the Network Attached Storage (NAS) route if you want to access the storage from…

Google's Photo Scan App Makes Backing Up Old Snapshots Easy as Hell Google's Photo Scan App Makes Backing Up Old Snapshots Easy as Hell

This holiday season, there’s a good chance you’ll wind up going through dusty old printed photos with friends and family—photos you can’t see anywhere on the web. That’s because these old photos are usually confined to a shoe box or binder hidden in the basement or storage closet. You might flip through them…

How To Bring Back Deleted Contacts, Photos and Files With iCloud.com How To Bring Back Deleted Contacts, Photos and Files With iCloud.com

Little by little, Apple is upgrading the online iCloud portal to bring its features up to speed with comparable services like Google Drive or Dropbox. Its file recovery powers recently got a boost, with added options to restore contacts and calendars. Here’s how to find the settings you need.

Backing Up An Entire Nation Is Unsurprisingly Difficult Backing Up An Entire Nation Is Unsurprisingly Difficult

You might not realize it, but the most technologically advanced nation in the world is a small ex-Soviet state in Eastern Europe. Estonia has pioneered secure digital identities for its citizens, helping it become a frontrunner in everything from online voting to preventing Craigslist ripoffs. But it also makes the…

Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape

Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don't get much love. That's a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of data. Prepare for the…

Western Digital Crams Two-Disk RAID Into Portable Thunderbolt Drive Western Digital Crams Two-Disk RAID Into Portable Thunderbolt Drive

The new MyPassport Pro from Western Digital is the world's first bus-powered portable hard drive to offer two disks with RAID capability for blazing fast, grab-and-go storage.

Where Do You Actually Store All Your Online Stuff? Where Do You Actually Store All Your Online Stuff?

With Google dropping the cost for its Drive service to just $10 a month for an absurdly mammoth 1TB of storage, it's a great time to think: "Wow, well I maybe I should cram all my digital crap into the same place for simplicity!" But it's never that easy.

How Do You Back Up Your Data These Days? How Do You Back Up Your Data These Days?

When I joined Gmail in 2007 the concept of eliminating deleter's regret changed how I managed all of my data. I went from keeping important things and purging everything else to implementing archive mentality in my whole life. Now I only think twice about keeping huge photo dumps or files larger than about 500MB.…

This Is Why You Should Backup Your Own Data, Especially the Nudes This Is Why You Should Backup Your Own Data, Especially the Nudes

When it comes to something like transfering your data from your old phone to your new phone, sometimes it's just better to learn how to do it yourself. Why? Your carrier can sometimes do it for you at the store, but it takes a while, sometimes they'll charge you, and they might also steal the nude photos you left on…

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Review: The Best Thunderbolt Hard Drive LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Review: The Best Thunderbolt Hard Drive

If your computer has a Thunderbolt drive, odds are it's been pretty neglected. Some external storage options are good, but no one choice is a no-brainer. Until now, that is. LaCie's vivid orange drive is the best way to back up files, superfast.

HTC Is Deleting All Its Users' Backups HTC Is Deleting All Its Users' Backups

HTC has announced that it is going to shut down its half-assed backup service, HTCsense.com, to replace it with "new and improved services". But if you have any data stored there, download it real quick—after April 30th, it'll be deleted for good.

How-To: Back Up Your Android Data Before Upgrading How-To: Back Up Your Android Data Before Upgrading

With all of the Android devices available, it's important to be able to make sure all your data makes it from one device to another when you upgrade. But what's the best way to make the transition?

Pick One of These Smart People-Approved Networked Storage Alternatives Pick One of These Smart People-Approved Networked Storage Alternatives

Apple's Time Capsule refresh generated about as much chatter as a networked hard drive can possible drum up—but what if you don't want a router/backup mutant? Here are three non-Apple data-ass-savers we vouch hard for:

Over 4,800 Web Sites Erased When Australian Web Host Is Hacked Over 4,800 Web Sites Erased When Australian Web Host Is Hacked

Thousands of people in Australia are in shock after finding out their web sites are gone due to the antics of a hacker and poor network management by their web host.

Amazon Preparing Cloud-Based Back-Up Service to Match Apple's Rumored Service?

How's this for a double-whammy: Apple, and now Amazon, are both said to be working on "digital locker" services, which would store users' downloads music and movies in the cloud. This would back-up their purchases in case of loss, but also allow them to re-download them to other devices.

How To: Recover Your Data (Mostly) Free and Easy How To: Recover Your Data (Mostly) Free and Easy

Accidentally hit that delete button? Having a hard drive failure? Help is here. Let us take you through the steps to get that data back in your hands.

Iomega SuperHero Backs Up Your iPhone While Charging It Iomega SuperHero Backs Up Your iPhone While Charging It

Hyperbolic name aside, the Iomega SuperHero actually could save the day—or at least your photos and contacts. It's an iPhone dock that syncs your info, saving you the trouble of plugging into your computer every night.

LaCie's Wireless Space is a WiFi Storage Triple Threat LaCie's Wireless Space is a WiFi Storage Triple Threat

LaCie's new three-in-one Wireless Space box might help you clear out some apartment clutter, acting as wirelessly networked backup storage, a DLNA media server, and a range-boosting WiFi access point or router. Available in 1 or 2 TB configurations. [LaCie]

Freecom CLS External Drives an Homage to Obsolete Storage Freecom CLS External Drives an Homage to Obsolete Storage

Freecom's CLS external hard drive series take an aesthetic page from cassettes and floppies of our already distant memory. Each 2.5" drive is minimal, durable, and can be hand-labeled for quick reference to its contents.

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