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Do you ever need to share sensitive computer documents with others? If so, please resist the temptation to send them in the clear via e-mail. Instead, you should take a few simple steps to secure your information.

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Dropbox Files Missing

by Michael on July 14, 2011 · 4 comments

Yesterday when I popped into my Dropbox to grab a file that I hadn’t needed in awhile, it wasn’t there. In fact, there were lots of files missing. Uh-oh. A number of these were critical files that would take forever to replace.

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As I noted in my previous post about jailbreaking your iPhone, the only real hassle associated with jailbreaking is having to re-install all of your jailbreak apps after you upgrade and re-jailbreak. Well, guess what? There’s “an app for that.”

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What’s the Best Online Backup Service?

by Michael on February 5, 2011 · 0 comments

For the past year or so, I’ve been using Backblaze for online backups. I also backup files locally using TimeMachine and a big external hard drive, but I want an offsite solution in case of a local catastrophe.

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This is just a quick note to say that DropBox, which is a very handy tool for synchronizing files across computes, will fail to sync if you use certain ‘special’ characters in the file name.

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