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….

How to Migrate All of Your Data from CrashPlan

By | August 25th, 2017
CrashPlan Migration

With CrashPlan deciding to leave the consumer backup space, CrashPlan for Home customers are now faced with having to migrate their data to a new cloud backup service. Uploading your data from your computer to a new service is onerous enough, but one thing that seems to be getting overlooked is the potential for the….

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….

Backblaze Cloud Backup 5.0: The Rapid Access Release

By | August 10th, 2017

Announcing Backblaze Cloud Backup 5.0: the Rapid Access Release. We’ve been at the backup game for a long time now, and we continue to focus on providing the best unlimited backup service on the planet. A lot of the features in this release have come from listening to our customers about how they want to….

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….