Google is soon going to introduce an update on June 28th (for consumers) to its cloud storage service Google Drive, which will allow you to backup your data by selecting certain folders on your computer and syncing them to their respective folders rather than copying them onto one folder on Drive. The service is being called Backup & Sync, and if you don’t have an offsite cloud backup storage plan (you should have one; I’ll get to that later), you’ll have little-to-no excuse. While more higher-rated data backup services like Crashplan and Backblaze exist, Google’s offering is more accessible and easier to dive into.
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Last Wednesday (because REMEMBER, The PractitioNERD is currently NOT a news/breaking news kind-of website), Dropbox put their money where their mouth is by announcing their next step toward stronger account security through the implementation of USB security keys. Users will be able to use USB security keys for two-factor login in order to allow users to use their traditional password login with a physical device, instead of the six-digit authentication code delivered through SMS. These USB keys are MUCH more secure than SMS codes and authentication apps as they are unable to be intercepted by attackers nor be copied by conventional means. Continue reading “Dropbox now allows using a USB Key for Two-Factor Login”
Remember when your lovely piece of new tech hotness ran like the wind on day one? If your answer is yes, then it’s probably not so fast nowadays. That doesn’t mean you can’t restore it to its former glory. Whether it’s your desktop, laptop, or mobile device, here are 10 great ways to speed up your slow technology (which do NOT include going to some scam website you saw on a television commercial; DO NOT GO TO THOSE SITES, please). Continue reading “Lifehacker’s Top 10 Ways to Speed Up Your Slow Technology”