What’s the Diff: Time Machine vs. Time Capsule

By | March 22nd, 2016

What’s the Diff is here to explain in plain language what makes up the computer terminology we talk about, to help give you a clearer idea of what it is and how it works. Apple tries to make things really easy and non-intimidating for people who aren’t computer experts. But backing up your data can….

What’s the Diff: RAM vs Storage

By | March 15th, 2016
Comparing RAM vs a Hard Drive

What’s the Diff is here to explain in plain language what makes up the computer terminology we talk about, to help give you a clearer idea of what it is and how it works. I used to work at a computer store. One of the most frequent problems my customers had involved “memory,” or the….

Ransomware Visits Backblaze

By | March 11th, 2016

“Elli” from our accounting department was trying to go home. Traffic was starting to build and a 45-minute trip home would become a 90-minute trip shortly. Her Windows 10 PC chimed: she had an email. “Last one,” she uttered as she quickly opened the message. It appeared to be a voicemail file from a caller….

What Happened: Adobe Creative Cloud Update Bug

By | February 14th, 2016

On February 11th, Adobe released an update to Creative Cloud (v 3.5.0.206) which, as they put it, “…in some scenarios the application may incorrectly remove files with user writeable permissions from the system root directory.” You can find their release notes here. This meant that if you were an Adobe Creative Cloud customer on Mac….

Latest Adobe Creative Cloud Update Breaks Backblaze

By | February 12th, 2016

Adobe Systems recently pushed an update to their Adobe Suite of products and services. On the Mac platform, updating one of these services, Adobe Creative Cloud (version: 3.5.0.206), will disable Backblaze from backing up your primary computer drive. This occurs once you have updated to the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud. This does not….

Introducing: Restore Return Refund

By | January 26th, 2016
free usb and flash restore drives

We’d like to introduce you to the Backblaze “Restore Return Refund” Program, which is an exciting addition to our Restore By Mail service, and supplements our free web and mobile restore options. Simply put, if you order a flash drive or hard drive restore and then return the drive to us within 30 days we….