Do We Really Need Online Storage?

Do We Really Need Online Storage?

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People use the computer for lots of things, be it for leisure, business, arranging finances and all. One advantage a computer gives us is the ability to store several data in one computer. However, if you really are unlucky, your laptop could end up crashing taking with it the important information you have stored inside. This causes panic and confusion to the user but there is a way to avoid losing all your files. Continue reading to get details about internet storage and what it can do for you.

Users are fortunate enough that there are now these so-called online storage bins. Digital storage companies provide a means of security to computer users all over the world by duplicating their files and storing them on a password-protected site that the user alone can access. The beauty of this is when computers crash and we need to retrieve our files, everything are safely backed up. Fortunately, this is what online storage can provide.

Some people don’t see the importance of online storage but if you think about it, you wouldn’t want to lose your pictures, videos, word files, power point documents, and all the programs that you spent lots of times just because your computer “died”.

Online storage bins are convenient but the storage companies actually charge for their services. It’s a relatively small price to pay considering that your files might be priceless for you. If you think that it’s expensive, just sit back and think of all those times you spent to get those 100 page reports done and then try to decide if it’s worth it.

After you have successfully subscribed as a member of the online storage group, there will be walkthroughs that would teach you how to go about with uploading and duplicating your files. All online storage companies work the same way, you will be asked to download a program from their site and it will automatically scan your files, duplicating and sending them back to your home base. You do not need to be a geek to figure this out. They even have tutorials for you to follow.

The whole process of transferring and copying files may take a few hours to days depending on the size of your files. You don’t need to worry though as you won’t even notice that the computer is processing this. You can still use your computer for work or leisure as you please.… Read More

Great Gadgets to Help You Survive Your Family Camping Trip

Great Gadgets to Help You Survive Your Family Camping Trip

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If you are like me, you are totally dependent on technology. Don’t take away my cell phone or other electronic devices, because I simply do not want to unplug, ever for any reason. Unfortunately for me, I have a few over zealous outdoorsy types in my household. They hanker to get back to nature and avoid electronics at every turn, while I long for my Kindle and other creature comforts. Inevitably it seems that we end up camping at least four times a year.

What is a city slicker like me to do?

Find a way to survive my family camping and backpacking trips with going crazy. There is no denying that I get a bit cranky without the comforts of home. I can deal with a shower every few days, even if it is not particularly hot, cook over a campfire with the best of them and trek through the wilderness, but do not ask me to go without my iPad, cell and Kindle for any length of time less you risk my extreme displeasure!

Last year I got a Votiac Systems Off-Grid Backpack for my birthday and have never looked back. This is an ingenious invention which has made charging electronic necessities of life a piece of cake while roughing it. When car camping, having the ability to recharge is a great option.

Of course, if you are an avid reader like I am, you will need a good light source to read by. It is easy enough to get a propane lantern if you are not backpacking or hiking, but if a bit further out reading is usually not going to happen after sundown. Every backpacker knows that weight is the last thing you want in you pack, but some luxuries are a necessity. I was lucky enough to find several hand crank LED flashlights that weighed less than 6 ounces and gave 30 minutes of light for just 1 minute of time spent cranking. Surprisingly, there were several models that retailed for under $10 each. I finally decided on a really small one that was only 4 inches by 2 inches and weighed very little. The light is so bright that we don’t even use the lanterns when we car camp anymore, just several flashlights.

I also have added a JJ Cole Essentials outdoor blanket to the things I must take when we car camp. Because one side of the blanket is waterproof, it is useful to bring along for any number of unforeseen needs. I use it for a table cover when our picnic table is damp and I’m using my electronic devices, as a picnic blanket or to cover the seats in the car when the rest of my crew gets of the trail after being out backpacking for several days. This is one item that is compact, light weight and very handy in any number of situations.… Read More