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5 Reasons to Use a Cloud Based Backup Solution

By on Dec 8, 2012 in Laptops |

Computing has recently been moving toward cloud based solutions, particularly in the realm of data backup. Rather than backing up their data in hard copy format, storing in external hard drives, or using old fashioned tape backup, many business are storing their data in virtual vaults in the cloud. There are many benefits to cloud based backup solutions, such as these 5 reasons to get on board with the cloud. Easy to Use The latest cloud backup services are designed to be easy and intuitive for everyone from the absolute beginner to the seasoned computing guru. Backing up your data in a cloud storage platform is easier than ever–often simpler than any other storage solution. Utilizing intuitive interfaces and comprehensive tutorials, cloud storage services can walk you through the backup process. This is one task that won’t have you calling up the IT pros for help. Optimal Security Business owners have a particular concern for security when they store their data. Your files may contain detailed information about business plans and other secrets that you don’t want to be exposed to competitors. You can rest assured that your data will be safe from prying eyes in the cloud. All of your information will be password protected and secure enough to satisfy even the most demanding clients. Back up your documents safely and securely in the cloud and put your mind at ease. Worldwide Access You never know when you’ll need to go back into your old files to search for information, but you do know that it’s going to happen. After all, that’s why you need to back up your data in the first place. Spare yourself the inconvenience of losing the ability to access your documents when you need them. Whether you’re across town or across the ocean, choosing cloud storage for your backup needs allows you to access your backed up documents any time, from anywhere in the world. This also means that you can back up data while you’re on the move–an extra bonus for mobile workers. Protection from Disaster If you’re like most other business owners, you’ve thought about what would happen to your data in the event of a natural disaster, fire, or any other kind of severe damage. Backing up your documents in paper form, or even storing them in external hard drives as many do, does not protect them from real world damage. One turn of your luck could lead to destruction and unfortunate data loss. Cloud storage backs up your data virtually, protecting it from any real world damage that could fall upon you and your business. Customer Satisfaction All you need to do to convince yourself of the many benefits of cloud storage for your data backup needs is listen to the voice of the masses. Almost every online backup review touts the benefits of cloud storage. Cloud computing is the future, and storage is only going to get better from here. Get on board with the thousands of other satisfied customers and find your ideal cloud storage service...

Keeping Your Laptop Protected

By on May 5, 2012 in Laptops, TechnoTropis |

The great thing about a laptop and what sets it apart from a desktop PC is of course the fact that it is portable. However this can also sometimes be the bad thing about a laptop, if it means that you end up damaging it when out and about; while they are portable they are not invulnerable, so it’s very important that you are cautious with them and this means taking a number of precautions and generally avoiding a variety of common threats to the humble laptop. Here are some things to consider. Invest in a Good BagIf you’re carrying your laptop around with you often then you need to make sure that you have something to carry it around in and to that end you should invest in a good bag whether that’s a dedicated laptop bag or a more general backpack or side satchel. Ensure that this is well padded and that it’s a good size for your laptop – the very best ones will be those that aren’t too big and that fit the laptop relatively snuggly so that they don’t move around too much inside. Keep Things SeparateBut then once you’ve done this you don’t want to then go ahead and stuff some wires in their complete with a socket plug. All this will do is scratch the surface of the laptop when it gets moved around and in worst case scenarios it can press against the top of the laptop and break the monitor. Avoid this by making sure that your bag has separate pockets and that you utilize these – and never stuff the bag too full. Invest in a Protective SleeveNo matter how good the bag you’ve got is, you still need a protective sleeve to prevent things inside the bag from scratching it – even the zip can be an enemy so this extra layer of protection is a very good idea. Use a JumperIf you want to be really safe then it won’t hurt to wrap a jumper around your laptop while it’s in the bag. This will protect it against all kinds of impacts and it will ultimately mean that if you forget and place it down heavily, you won’t need to worry about the laptop breaking. Don’t Run AroundEven if your laptop is as snug as a bug in a rug, you don’t want to run about with it or swing your bag around as this can unseat the harddrive, try to keep it as still as possible at all times. Double Check SurfacesYou need to be selective about which surfaces you use your laptop on. First of all, make sure that you don’t choose surfaces that are too small, or you will risk the laptop of course falling off. And at the same time be sure that you don’t put it on anything wet or sticky. Finally try to keep your laptop away from bedclothes and other insulating surfaces as this can cause it to overheat and that in turn can damage the vital aspects of your machine. Stand Drinks ElsewhereIf you have a cup of tea or a glass of water then this doesn’t belong on your desk or on the table next to your laptop – it belongs on a separate table where you might have to reach for it, but where you at least know you’re not going to spill onto your machine. James Wang is a blogger and an engineer providing IT support in melbourne. His work has helped make important changes in the field of technology. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for...

MacBook Air Review

By on Feb 13, 2012 in Laptops, Macs |

Although Apple made notebook computers prior to developing the MacBook, The MacBook was surely different than those that came before it.  It’s predecessors, the iBook and the PowerBook, were certainly advanced machines, but nothing compared to those that the company would produce in the near future.  The MacBook line was the beginning of a new future in notebook computers, both for Apple, for Steve Jobs, and for the people who would use the newly developed, more advanced notebook computers.  Although the general concept of the MacBook line has stayed fairly uniform, there are always improvements with the newest models to be introduced, the most recent being the 2011 MacBook Air, which comes in both an 11 inch and a 13 inch model.  This is one of the best of the MacBook Air notebooks to be introduced so far, with features that make it ideal for any type of user.  Most of all are the advanced capabilities of the newest MacBook product so far, although another model is surely likely to come out before too long. The 2011 MacBook Air’s Capabilities One of the best capabilities featured in the newest MacBook Air is the extended battery life.  Numerous notebook producing computer companies have been trying aiming for a longer battery life and this time Apple may have hit the proverbial nail on the head.  The 2011 MacBook Air is claimed to have a battery life of up to seven hours, and in addition to the longer length of time that the MacBook can be used without charging it can also run on standby for an extended length of time, nearly 30 days to be exact.  The newer models of the MacBook Air are also much more energy efficient than prior models, which is a welcome development for those that use their MacBook often.  More importantly, though, the more contemporary MacBook Air as a significant amount of memory and storage, which is what every notebook owner wants to hear.  This particular machine features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 128 GB of flash memory storage, and 2 GB of RAM. The 2011 MacBook Air’s ProgramsIn addition to better capabilities the newer Airs also have a number of desired programs pre-installed on them.  While some of these were featured in later models of the MacBook Air, some are making their appearance for the first time.  Such programs are included with the Mac OS Snow Leopard operating system.  Those programs include Time Machine, iTunes, Safari, Mail, iChat, and Face Time.  In addition, there are multiple applications installed that are designed to work with other Apple portable devices.  This make it much simpler for MacBook owners that own other Apple products to streamline their communications and data information, and simplify their lives. For some time MacBooks were generally considered to be designed with the business person in mind, but these days there is a MacBook out there for everyone.  The move to designing notebook computers with more people in mind has led to a great increase in the number of people who purchase from the MacBook line. Written by Frederic, freelance writer, mac fix specialist and online marketing consultant. This article was written by a guest author. Would you like to write for...

Sony Releases VAIO S

By on Mar 8, 2011 in Laptops | 4 comments

A new release has been unveiled for Sony’s VAIO range, the VAIO S. The aim of the new VAIO S is power, to raise the bar for what laptops can do. For those who are using programs and applications that take up a lot of ram and processor capacity, Sony are hoping to lure these customers over to their new range with some features that make some desktop PCs look slow. Laptops have often had less power capacity than desktop PCs due to their size constraints. This has changed over time as computing technology has grown to make laptops just as powerful and high performance as desktops. The VAIO S is more powerful and has better performance than desktops inside a one inch profile and a 13.3 inch screen form factor makes this laptop easy to carry around with your for business or travel. The processors powering this range is Intel’s second generation iCore 6 and iCore 7, which is a choice for customers depending on their wants and needs. The laptops utilize the AMD Radeon HD 6630 1GB Hybrid Graphics card, which gives the computer a massive boost in terms of graphical content. This addition takes the strain from your computer’s processors, making your laptop much faster in performance of its functions. This is done without using up too much of the battery’s power, and essentially it lessens the amount of power your laptop uses. The graphics card also has a possible upgrade to those who want or require it, with the choice of a high performance two-channel drive which his solid state with RAID 0 technologies. The design of the VAIO is sleek, elegant and quite stylish, available in two colours: black and white. An added touch of class and looks are added by using magnesium and aluminium materials, making the laptop look like a piece of art along with its performance and functionality. The battery of the VAIO S is a built-in Li-polymer battery, which can be used with a sheet battery to give you about 15 hours of battery power with ease until you have to connect your laptop to a power outlet. The power sheet comes with intelligent charging, meaning that you are able to charge it up separately. The VAIO S range is currently on sale. The price starts at $970 for the base model, and depending on what extra components you choose will decide the final cost of the laptop. For those who are after high performance and stylish looks, then the VAIO S is a great...

Laptops Take Over Desktops in Terms of Sales Revenues

By on Mar 3, 2011 in Laptops | 3 comments

Trends always keep on shifting in the computer market and as new technology comes in, people shift towards the new technology and the sales for the old technology falls down. The modern world is progressing towards compact design and the production of fast but powerful machines is preferred over huge machines even if they are faster. For the same reason, many companies have directed all their efforts towards shrinking the size of technology to fit high performance hardware in small compact devices. Laptops are portable and provide a good alternative to desktop computers. Surely, you would like to keep on working on the go so that none of your time is wasted. The world keeps on moving at such a high pace that we cannot afford to waste even a single moment of our life and thus working while on the move seems like a good plan to all members of the modern society. Even if the whole business idea is kept aside, it is surely a good attraction for many people to keep all their entertainment and computing equipment with them all the time to fulfill their needs whenever and wherever they are. For this and many other reasons, laptops have become quite popular as compared to desktop machines. Although, desktop machines provide more upgradability and more room to fit in high quality and performance equipment, laptops have still become very famous among medium gamers and casual users of high performance computers. Desktop computers are although a bit cheaper than laptops and provide more value for money, they can’t certainly be taken with you wherever you go and thus most people have started to buy laptops and netbooks instead. An approximate drop of 20-22% sales has been observed in the year 2008-09 in the desktop PC market. On the other hand, laptop and netbook sales have increased in the past few years. Seeing the need of people for portable high end computing machines, many companies have started to produce high end laptops with very powerful hardware that can do almost anything a desktop computer can and with the same efficiency. The price issue however, still remains the same as shrinking technology costs a great deal of money and thus these laptops are definitely expensive as compared to desktop computers. Never the less, people have shown an ever growing trend towards laptops which has increased the sale of laptops up to 37-50% in the past few years since 2006. It is expected that these sales will further increase in the next years with the increasing cheap technology being readily made available to the general...