Backblaze Supports Apple’s macOS High Sierra

By | September 26th, 2017

Apple has released the latest version of its Macintosh operating system, macOS 10.13 “High Sierra.” It is available as a free download in the Mac App Store. We thought we’d put up a quick post today to let everyone know that the Backblaze Macintosh client has been tested and is compatible with High Sierra. For….

Strategies for Backing Up Windows Computers

By | September 12th, 2017

There’s a little company called Apple making big announcements this week, but about 45% of our readers are on Windows machines, so we thought it would be a good idea to devote a blog post today to Windows users and the options they have for backing up Windows computers. We’ll be talking about the various….

Choosing a Backup Provider (An Intro to Backblaze)

By | August 31st, 2017

Hi! We’re Backblaze — a backup and cloud storage company in sunny San Mateo, California. We’ve been in business since 2007, have a great track record, and have been on a mission to make backing up simple, inexpensive, and unobtrusive. This post hopes to serve as an introduction to Backblaze for folks that might not….

What’s the Diff: Programs, Processes, and Threads

By | August 16th, 2017

How often have you heard the term threading in relation to a computer program, but you weren’t exactly sure what it meant? How about processes? You likely understand that a thread is somehow closely related to a program and a process, but if you’re not a computer science major, maybe that’s as far as your….

Top Ten Ways to Protect Yourself Against Phishing Attacks

By | July 25th, 2017

It’s hard to miss the increasing frequency of phishing attacks in the news. Earlier this year, a major phishing attack targeted Google Docs users, and attempted to compromise at least one million Google Docs accounts. Experts say the “phish” was convincing and sophisticated, and even people who thought they would never be fooled by a….