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Comment by Ed Tulloch on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 25, 2018 07:55 AM)
Where does iDrive come into the mix? I believe it was sold on this site a couple years ago at a good price, and still bills me. I like having access w...
Comment by James T. on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 25, 2018 03:32 AM)
I use two cloud storage sites which has been very reliable for me. I also use two hard-drives connected by usb and an old seagate 1tb which is my main...
Comment by Old_Crow on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 25, 2018 02:08 AM)
While I can agree with the premise that all on-line storage can be hacked. So can your personal computer. While I too backup my files locally the pr...
Comment by Richard on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 25, 2018 02:05 AM)
I'm sure the reliability of cloud storage is increasing and the security is evolving more or less in parallel with the black hats' arsenals. Still, I ...
Comment by Sandy on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 25, 2018 01:46 AM)
Hoping Google is looking after my photos. I teach Dropbox to elderly. Easy way to shift photos around....
Comment by Sandy on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 25, 2018 01:46 AM)
Hoping Google is looking after my photos. I teach Dropbox to elderly. Easy way to shift photos around....
Comment by Bob Deloyd on Is Opera's Free VPN Going Away? (April 25, 2018 12:47 AM)
Mr. Bill, I beg to differ with you on the "Equifax" breach; I use it after the breach and I feel more secure. And also on "choice" by Bob no bringin...
Comment by clyde on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 24, 2018 10:57 PM)
I do not use or trust why would I need it or want it I have my own...
Comment by Larry Ray on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 24, 2018 09:47 PM)
Who or what is to say that 6 months from now that some super-hackers will hack into the these so-called encrypted cloud storage sites and steal or hav...
Comment by Smoky on [CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online? (April 24, 2018 09:42 PM)
Well Jim I keep my money under my underwear in the dresser drawer. I also keep all my back ups on my several drives on a shelf. Guess I am from the ol...

[CLOUD] Stashing Stuff Online?

Cloud storage has come a long way since 1983, when CompuServe offered its members 128 kilobytes of disk space to store any files they wished. Now it's common for cloud providers to offer multiple GIGAbytes of online storage for free. Let's take a look at the best places to store your files online...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 24, 2018 | Category: Cloud


Is Opera's Free VPN Going Away?

Back in February, I wrote about the latest release of the Opera web browser, and some thought I was a bit too harsh. Among the many comments on my February article, “Earth to Opera... The Browser War is Over (and you lost),” there were fourteen references to Opera’s built-in “free VPN.” I wasn’t sure if readers were more excited about the VPN or about getting one for free. Now it looks like we’re about to find out for sure...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 23, 2018 | Category: Browsers


[AUTO] Are Carfax Reports Reliable?


If you've shopped for a used car in the past few years, you've probably heard of Carfax, Autocheck, and similar vehicle history reporting services. They purport to give you a reliable, independent look at a car’s major service records, title history, and other factors to help you gauge a used car’s value. But where does this data come from, and how complete is it? Here's the scoop...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 20, 2018 | Category: Auto


Get Ready For Big Gmail Changes

Google's Gmail service is getting some major updates that will begin rolling out over the coming weeks. But don’t panic; the “send” button won’t move out of your sight (hopefully). Several of the changes look quite welcome, so let’s take a look at what’s in store...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 19, 2018 | Category: Email


Geekly Update - 18 April 2018

Are the brains of today's young people being re-engineered by their smartphones? Is a Russian hacker squad poised to take over the U.S. energy and utility infrastructure? And is your government planning to give legal personhood to smart robots? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 18, 2018 | Category: Tech-News


[HOWTO] Send Email to a Group

A reader asks: 'I want to send emails to a fairly large group of people on a regular basis. But I've heard that if you do it wrong, you'll get tagged as a spammer, and your emails will never be delivered. What software or services do you recommend for sending email to a list of people?' Read on for some good options, and a few you definitely want to avoid...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 17, 2018 | Category: Email


Do I Really Need a System Image Backup?

I recently did some Spring house cleaning on my computer the other day, furiously sweeping away the detritus of years of web browsing, software downloads, photo editing, grocery shopping lists, and other geekly pursuits. My hard drive was clean, shiny, and well organized. And then I asked myself 'How can I keep it this way?' Read on for the answer to that question, as well as some tips on scrubbing and optimizing your own hard drive...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 16, 2018 | Category: Backup


Beyond the Internet: Awesome Astronomy Websites

Attention Stargazers... If you're an amateur astronomer, or you just enjoy looking up into the night sky, the Internet is full of resources for you. For the best star pictures, astronomy websites, user groups and telescope reviews, read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 13, 2018 | Category: Astronomy


Geekly Update - 12 April 2018

Would you drive your car over a 3-D printed bridge? What did Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tell Congress in his testimony about online privacy this week? And does a newly-discovered flaw in Microsoft's Windows Defender enable hackers to take over your computer? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 12, 2018 | Category: Tech-News


[ALERT] Facebook Surveys and Quizzes

Social media is awash in little quizzes, games and surveys that pop up in your timeline and charm you into participating in them. Who can resist reminiscing about their first car, first love, or first job? But watch your responses carefully -- they may reveal the hidden keys to your online privacy. Here's what you need to know...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 11, 2018 | Category: Privacy


[DRIVE] Trading Privacy for a Discount?

Old-school car insurers are using new-fangled “connected car” technology to save drivers up to 30% on their auto insurance premiums, while making driving safer and more fun. Sounds good, right? But the devil is in the details...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 10, 2018 | Category: Auto


Time To Ban Caller-ID Spoofing (Again)?

Your phone rings, and a quick glance at the area code helps you decide to answer the call. But instead of a forgotten friend or a local business client, you get “Heather from Account Services,” offering to lower your credit card interest rate. Again. Just like yesterday. And the day before. Here's the scoop on what you can do about this annoying problem…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 09, 2018 | Category: Telephony


SOPHOS Business-Grade Security for Your Home

The words “anti-virus,” “anti-malware,” and anti-whatever are entirely inadequate these days. Show me a software tool that only sniffs out viruses and I’ll show you an application that deserves the trivializing abbreviation “app.” Read on to learn how Sophos can secure your digital domain…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 06, 2018 | Category: Security


Want Free Wireless Internet? Here's How!

A reader asks: 'Is there a way to get free wireless Internet access? My budget is very limited, so I'd like a solution that works both at home and with my mobile phone.' Read on to learn about free wireless Internet -- it's not just in coffee shops anymore...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 05, 2018 | Category: Wireless


Geekly Update - 04 April 2018

What's the latest news on cell phones and brain cancer? Should your dog be playing video games? Which Internet company has gathered even more of your personal data than Facebook? And how many lives could be saved each year by driverless cars? Get answers in today's Geekly Update -- it's jam-packed with the latest tech news. This issue is guaranteed to make you 146% smarter -- you'll see why. Read, think, and, comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on April 04, 2018 | Category: Tech-News




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