Portable Devices – Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones. What works for you?

Portable Devices – Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone

Boots

Suppose you are going outside? What kind of shoes should you put on? You need to know where you are going and what the conditions are. Is it wet out? Then the boots need to be waterproof. Is it cold? Then they need to be warm. No one pair of shoes or boots will be the best for all occasions. What you wear to play in the snow may not be appropriate for a formal occasion.I have a pair of safety boots. I wear them on construction. I have a pair of dress shoes. I wear them to weddings. I have a pair of high rubber boots. I wear them when it is raining. Any of these would serve all three functions, but very not well.

The same with portable devices – computers, smartphones, tablets etc. Any of them will do most of what we need. However different situations call for equipment best suited for the task. I don’t want to spend all day writing, using spreadsheets and doing graphic design on a smart phone or tablet with a touch screen. On the other hand, my laptop won’t fit in my pocket.

So, think about what you want from your portable device. Continue reading Portable Devices – Laptops, Tablets, Smartphones. What works for you?

BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP!

Backup your files.

February 8, 2013

A cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster

            Backing up your files is a cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster. How much is it to buy a backup drive? About $75.00. Backup software? $30 or less. An hour of consultant’s time to install and show you how to use it? About $100. Not losing your data? Priceless.

Above quoted from: https://www.sans.org/tip_of_the_day.php

If you don’t backup your computer, you will lose files, time and maybe money correcting the problem.

Having recently lost a few files myself, I feel compelled to update this article. Continue reading BACKUP! BACKUP! BACKUP!

Why Data Backup?

February 8, 2013

A cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster

            Backing up your files is a cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster. How much is it to buy a backup drive? About $75.00. Backup software? $30 or less. An hour of consultant’s time to install and show you how to use it? About $100. Not losing your data? Priceless.

Above quoted from: https://www.sans.org/tip_of_the_day.php

Think about everything on your computer. There is an operating system, which can be reinstalled. Then there are the programs you have installed. They also can be reinstalled. You may also have projects that you are working on,  graphics or word processing files that have involved hours of work and may even be part of how you make a living. Continue reading Why Data Backup?