Free Giveaway: Backup4All Professional [Windows] (Contest Closed)

Free Giveaway: Backup4All Professional [Windows] (Contest Closed)

There is no shortage of backup software for Windows and most of them are pretty effective and easy to use. Backup4All is another backup software for Windows that is useful for both beginner and advanced users. Check out its review and don’t forget to participate in the giveaway to win a copy.

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How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

How To Schedule Backup And Synchronization Tasks In Windows

Regular data backups are an important part of our digital lives because the computer electronics cannot be trusted and can get damaged at any time. There are a huge number of data backup solutions available for Windows, including Microsoft’s own SyncToy. Each backup and sync program has some unique features that others don’t have. This […]

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The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

The Mac User’s Guide to Time Machine

While enjoying coffee with a friend recently, she mentioned how her Mac has been filling up recently in terms of storage and recommendations on countering this problem. For any computer user, when memory is beginning to become scarce, the best solution is with a hard drive. However, some individuals are confused on how this is […]

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How to Schedule Regular Database Backup to Dropbox

How to Schedule Regular Database Backup to Dropbox

Previously, I have shown you how to schedule a database backup using cron job and email yourself the database file, but if you have a big database, you will find that the emailing method might not work as well as you want it to be. A good alternative to this is to upload your database […]

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Backup Your Online Data With Google Takeout

Backup Your Online Data With Google Takeout

What’s one of the most frustrating things about using any online service? Getting your data out of a service. With some, that can be fairly easy. With many others, it can be difficult, if not impossible. But you should be able to get your information – no matter what the information is – out of […]

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How to Schedule Database Backup Using Cron Job

How to Schedule Database Backup Using Cron Job

For backing up of your WordPress database, there are plenty of plugins around that can get the job done. Some of them backup only your database while others backup the whole WP directory. If you have used WordPress long enough, you will realize that these plugins are not reliable. They will work one day and […]

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How to Configure Amazon S3 as a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

How to Configure Amazon S3 as a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

If you are running a website with fairly high traffic, one of the things that you will want to do is to migrate your images/videos out of your server and serve them from a Content Delivery Network (CDN). The greatest benefit of a CDN is that it can serve your web content from the location […]

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How to Restore Your iTunes Library with Your iPod, Flash Drives and CD’s

How to Restore Your iTunes Library with Your iPod, Flash Drives and CD’s

Few things are more devastating to a media fan than having something happen to their iTunes library. After all, iTunes is the home to all of your music, your TV shows and your movies. Losing all of that data in (an admittedly rare) system crash, or when your external hard drive is inadvertently melted by […]

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5 More Intriguing KDE Apps

5 More Intriguing KDE Apps

Ever so often, I take a stroll over to KDE-Apps.org and look at some of the fantastic creations people from the KDE community develop. There are a wide range of apps in nearly every category, but I have selected 5 that stand out and would be very useful additions to my desktop and hopefully yours […]

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Deja Dup Makes Backup A Simple Task [Linux]

Deja Dup Makes Backup A Simple Task [Linux]

There are plenty of backup options in Linux. We have covered a few here, namely, back in time, AptOnCD, and Rsync. Deja Dup Backup is yet another backup tool, except that it turns the whole complicated backup process into kid stuff. If you are using Ubuntu, you can install Deja Dup Backup via the Ubuntu […]

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How To Protect Your Sensitive Documents In Windows 7

How To Protect Your Sensitive Documents In Windows 7

Do you ever have a confidential document that you don’t want others to see? How do you protect it from creeping eyes? While there are many tools in the market, both free and paid, that allow you to encrypt your files and folders, we are not going to discuss about them today. Instead, we will […]

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How To Backup Your iPhone Cydia Apps With PkgBackup

How To Backup Your iPhone Cydia Apps With PkgBackup

Apple iPhone is nothing without the apps. That’s the fact you have to face before and after you purchase your first iPhone. While there are applications offered at a low price, most of them are offered for free. Even though you can access those free apps anytime you like, it will take much of your […]

By Harold -
How to Export Your iPhone SMS As CSV To Your Mac

How to Export Your iPhone SMS As CSV To Your Mac

Usually, we use iTunes to back up all the SMS from our iPhones. If you have jailbroken your iPhone, there is another option of exporting all the SMS in CSV format (comma-separated values). You can even import the said file to your other mobile devices should you stop using your iPhone. All the SMS or […]

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SafeCopy – 3Gb of Automatic Backup Solution, Accessible Anywhere

SafeCopy – 3Gb of Automatic Backup Solution, Accessible Anywhere

We here at Make Tech Easier have talked about many backup options. Each one has their merits and is well worth looking into. Depending on your needs, one may be better than another. That being said, SafeCopy is another automatic backup option for your Windows or Apple machine. The beauty of the automatic backups is […]

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5 Useful Ways To Utilize Your 25GB Skydrive Account

5 Useful Ways To Utilize Your 25GB Skydrive Account

Over the past few years, more and more companies are offering web-based versions of their software. In the same manner, more options for storage in the clouds are available. Here at Make Tech Easier, we have given you several ways to back up, sync and store things. Microsoft’s Skydrive is another such option. A couple […]

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[Snippet] Ubuntu: Backup Your Applications Easily With A Single Command

[Snippet] Ubuntu: Backup Your Applications Easily With A Single Command

Installing applications in Ubuntu is as easy as the app store in iPhone. Hit the Ubuntu Software Center, find the application you want and click Install. Due to this convenience, most of the time, you won’t need to backup the applications itself. However, there are times when you want to restore the newly formatted machine […]

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How to Automate Your WordPress Backup With iDrive

How to Automate Your WordPress Backup With iDrive

Make Tech Easier has covered several solutions to backup your information remotely. Dropbox is probably one of the most popular. iDrive is a solution which may appeal to a wider audience. Like many of the backup options out there, you have the choice of a free or a pay option. The pay option of iDrive […]

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Protect And Secure Your Android Phone With Lookout Mobile Security

Protect And Secure Your Android Phone With Lookout Mobile Security

In the past, when it comes to security, we are always discussing about means to protect our PC from virus, malware and hackers. With the rising popularity of smart phone, such as iPhone, Android phone, blackberry etc, we are starting to see more and more concern for mobile security. Hence, it is no surprise that […]

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Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

Backup All Your Mobile Data With m:IQ

We talk a lot about backing up on Make Tech Easier, but generally this is with respect to computers. Backing up mobile phones is still in its infancy as mobile internet has just recently started to become more ubiquitous. The two leading smartphone operating systems, Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, both have some backup functions […]

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Keep Your Files in Sync With SpiderOak

Keep Your Files in Sync With SpiderOak

There are a myriad of online file storage, backup, and sync services on the Web. Some of them are specific to particular devices, such as the Asus EeePc. Others are tailored for specific operating systems, like Windows or Ubuntu. Then, there are some that work well with all kinds of devices and OSes and keep […]

By Tavis J. Hampton -
How to Backup Your Gmail in Mac

How to Backup Your Gmail in Mac

We love Gmail, and we keep our faith in Google that they will do their best to keep their servers up and running at all time. But still, that doesn’t mean we should place our absolute trust in their reliability. What if one day, their servers went bonkers and all your emails are lost overnight? […]

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SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

SyncToy: Yet Another Useful Windows Backup/Sync Tool

I am obsessive about backing up. In addition to using Dropbox for backing up to the cloud and Genie Timeline to backup my data to an external hard drive, incrementally, I also keep an up-to-date copy of all my data on another external hard drive using Microsoft’s SyncToy.

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Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Backup Your Web Presence with Backupify

Over the past few months I have written several posts on different ways to back up your digital life. Part of the reason I keep writing about different backup options is, people STILL don’t do it. The majority of people I know are in the “I wish I had a backup.” camp. The more people […]

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How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

How to Clone Your Live WordPress Blog to a Local Server

Bloggers, have you ever been in the situation where you want to make changes to your site (such as changing of theme, installing new plugins etc), but afraid that it will break your site? A lot of time, we wish to implement some changes and see how it looks like on the live site, without […]

By Damien -
Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Genie Timeline: Time Machine-like Windows Backup Software

Backup is easily the most important step in computer maintenance. No matter how secure you believe your computer to be, having a complete copy of all your data is essential to ensure that your most important memories are safeguarded. My backup solution has evolved from the perennial “copy and paste” method to incremental backups using […]

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4 Other Online Storage Options That Are NOT Dropbox

4 Other Online Storage Options That Are NOT Dropbox

It is usually easier to have things backed up or stored in the clouds than it is to remember to back up your important info. Personally, I have a weekly backup set for my laptop, but do I remember to have the app running and my external hard drive plugged in every Tuesday? Nope. Because […]

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How To Take Secure Remote Backups Using SSH

How To Take Secure Remote Backups Using SSH

A couple of weeks back Damien posted an excellent tutorial on securing your internet connection using SSH. In his post, he explains what SSH is as well as the SSH Tunneling method that he uses to secure the internet traffic. Today, I’ll be taking you through another tutorial that involves using SSH to take backups […]

By Sharninder -
How to Backup Drivers in Windows

How to Backup Drivers in Windows

When you perform a system format, all the data stored in your operating system drive is cleaned, which means you lose all the software you have installed and the default Windows drivers. After the system format, you can reinstall the latest version of the popular software applications with ease, but this is not the case […]

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Get 1-Click File Sharing And Backup Features With Tonido + Free Giveaway

Get 1-Click File Sharing And Backup Features With Tonido + Free Giveaway

If you have followed us for some time, you will know that I am a great fan of the Tonido software. We have previously covered TonidoPlug, but a recent update to the software brings new feature to Tonido which I think is worth a second mentioning here at MTE. Furthermore, we got free giveaway for […]

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Paragon Backup: Another Great Backup Software For Windows

Paragon Backup: Another Great Backup Software For Windows

Recently I had an incident with my netbook where I had to reformat the hard drive. I am glad that I had all of my really important data backed up. I personally use a variety of methods to back up my docs and info. I use a combo of Dropbox, Gladinet and was using Easeus […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
How to Create a Backup System Image in Windows 7

How to Create a Backup System Image in Windows 7

Even the tallest building in the World will come crashing down one day, not to mention your vulnerable operating system. The question is: when your system crashed, do you have the required backup to get it up and running again? In Windows 7, there is this feature that allows you to clone your system to […]

By Tanmay -
5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

5 Ways to Protect Your Twitter Account from Cyber Attacks

In 2009, we saw the Twitter fail whale way too many times. There were several attacks that crippled Twitter and had many of its users (me included) wondering if they would ever be able to access their accounts again. In its 2010 Threat Predictions report, McAfee has predicted that social networking sites, like Twitter, and […]

By Shevonne -
Easily Backup Your Windows With Easeus Todo Backup

Easily Backup Your Windows With Easeus Todo Backup

Easeus Todo is a free back up service for computers running Windows 2000 and newer. It is also compatible with Windows Server 2000/2003/2008. Todo not only can make backup images of your hard drives, it can also clone drives too. I am not going to go over that part of the application though. Being a […]

By Trevor Dobrygoski -
Backup and Restore Your Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista

Backup and Restore Your Hard Drive in Windows 7/Vista

There are a lot of software in internet, by which you can create and restore a backup of your hard drive but a large number among them does not work in Windows Vista/7. Often, at the time of restoration, the backup file made by a third party software either does not work or crash your […]

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How to Backup Registry in Windows 7

How to Backup Registry in Windows 7

We know that it is important to backup all our data in the computer, but do you know that it is important to backup your Windows registry as well? The registry is the database that contains all the configuration options and settings for the Windows OS. When a virus struck, this is often the first […]

By Damien -
The Safe Way to Change your WordPress Database Table Prefix

The Safe Way to Change your WordPress Database Table Prefix

Unless you have make an attempt to change the table prefix before installing your WordPress blog, chances are that your WP database is still using the default ‘wp_’ as the table prefix. With this default prefix, hackers can easily perform a SQL injection attacks on your database and wreak havoc to your site. The best […]

By Damien -
How to Backup And Install Your Linux Applications With AptOnCD

How to Backup And Install Your Linux Applications With AptOnCD

Everytime after you have reformatted the hard disk and reinstalled the Linux distro of your choice, the one troublesome thing that you need to do is to re-download all your applications and restore all the settings. This is made worst when your wireless connection just don’t work with the newly installed distro. How are you […]

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Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Automate Your System Backup With Back In Time

Back in Time is a backup software for Linux system inspired from the Timevault and Flyback. Both Timevault and Flyback are two great software that allow you to back up your system and enable you to roll back and restore your system to the original state before you made any devastating changes. What Back in […]

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Syncplicity – More Than Just A File Storage Solution

Syncplicity – More Than Just A File Storage Solution

While there are many sites that provide online storage solution, most of them are limited to basic upload/downloading and sharing features. If you are looking for a comprehensive online backup and file-sharing system that allows you to sync across multiple computers, then Syncplicity could be the one you are looking for. Syncplicity is an online […]

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How To Backup Internet Explorer Settings with BackRex

How To Backup Internet Explorer Settings with BackRex

The browser today means a lot more than it did ten years ago, heck it means a lot more than it did even two years ago.  In today’s world the browser represents not only a way to view the musings of the Internet, but it’s also the thin face to many server-based applications.  The browser […]

By Norm -
How To Backup Gmail In Ubuntu Intrepid

How To Backup Gmail In Ubuntu Intrepid

It is a misconception to think that all the emails in your Gmail account are safe and will be there forever. In the events that Gmail is down, or for some reasons, you were banned by Google, you won’t be able to access all your emails and all of them will be gone forever. To […]

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Backup Your Windows Data the Simple Way – with Cobian Backup

Backup Your Windows Data the Simple Way – with Cobian Backup

Cobian Backup is a real treat for anyone looking for an easy-to-use backup solution for their Windows desktop. The latest release, Cobian Backup 9 (Amanita), provides support for Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP and Vista. This multi-threaded application can be used to schedule and backup your files and folders from your local system to a […]

By Norm -
Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop

Dropbox: Backs Up and Syncs Files From Your Desktop

Previously available only in Windows and Mac, Dropbox has recently launched a new version for Linux. In case you are wondering, Dropbox is an online storage site that allows you to back up and sync your files right from your desktop. It comes with a desktop application that you can install in your OS and […]

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Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup

Backing Up Data In Ubuntu Using sBackup

Be it Windows, Mac or Linux, it is always a wise choice to backup your data. You never know when your hardware is going to fail and when that happens, you know that all your data is safe and there is a backup copy for you to fall back on. In Ubuntu, it is surprisingly […]

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