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Google Photos wants to install itself on my Android phone which I don't want. How do I put it onto just my laptop please?...
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To Herb, 12 March Over-writing might not destroy the old bits. For instance, the new bits might be shifted relative to the old bits. Or the new bits...
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Yep. When my computer started freezing too often, and chkdsk decided to remap a few clusters on my seven-year-old (!) Hitachi 1 TB disk, I had a loca...
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Main reason I have not moved to Windows 10....I have a couple of legacy programs that will NOT be accepted by Win10. I am slowly working to put the i...
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I have used Norton Ghost for a number of years starting at V.11 up to the last V.15. Unfortunately Norton Ghost is not compatible with Windows 10. I ...
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I have used Norton Ghost for a number of years starting at V.11 up to the last V.15. Unfortunately Norton Ghost is not compatible with Windows 10. I ...
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I believe that within two or three years, all computers will come from the factory with at least a 250 GB SSD drive, if not a 500 GB drive, for the lo...
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Gerald, the BS you see on the internet is merely a reflection of what's going on in your mind. Why don't you visit Israel and see the truth? It's a de...
Comment by Renaud Olgiati on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 11, 2019 06:55 PM)
For added data safety, and if your motherboard has sufficient SATA sockets, consider putting in TWO new HDs, of the same size but if possible from dif...
Comment by John on Here's How to Upgrade or Replace Your Hard Drive (October 11, 2019 06:46 PM)
Another way to clone a disk is fairly simple using the dd command, Just boot to any linux live disk (most utility disks are linux) and run the follow...

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Is Cloud Storage Secure and Private?

Are you using cloud services like file storage, online backup, webmail and document sharing? Most people don't know much about the safety and security of cloud computing. The parade of high-profile data breaches in the past year has some people worried about the security of cloud services. Are your files and sensitive data safe and secure in the cloud, or are they vulnerable to hackers, snoopers and other threats? Here's the scoop on cloud storage security...

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What Can You Do With OneDrive?

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[UPDATE] Free Cloud Storage Services

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[SIGH] The Phish That Wasn’t

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[POOF] What if Google Disappeared?

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Cloud Storage: Secure and Private?

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Stashing Your Stuff Online?

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Will YOU Pay the Netflix Tax?

This month, the City of Chicago extended its 9% “amusement tax” to include “electronically delivered amusements” such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and even pay-per-view cable TV programs. And these new taxes could be headed to your city next. Here's what you need to know...

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Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services?

I’ve written about how you can amass over a Terabyte of permanently free cloud storage space by signing up for multiple cloud storage services. The only problem is that you end up with multiple sign-ins, multiple places to search for files, and hassles in moving files from one cloud service to another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out these tools that make your cloud storage look like files and folders on your local hard drive...

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Cloud Storage: Is it Secure?

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Hive: Free Unlimited Cloud Storage?

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7 Cool Things You Can Do With Dropbox

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Is Cloud Storage Secure?

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Backup and Sync with SkyDrive

The latest version of Microsoft SkyDrive gives other cloud storage services a run for their money. SkyDrive offers the most free storage space of any major service, and has some compelling features. Here's what you need to know to get started with SkyDrive...

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Seven Free Cloud Services You Should Try

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