March 31 is World Backup Day. When Did You Last Back Up?

A bunch of Reddit users have decided to declare March 31 as World Backup Day. Of course, you shouldn’t only think about backing up your data on one day of the year, but it provides a welcome reminder that we should all review our backup strategies.

iOS 101: Migrating to a New iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

When you get a new iOS device, such as a new iPad 2, you’ll probably want to transfer data, settings and content from an old device to the new one. Luckily, even if you’re new to Apple products, it’s not difficult to do. Here’s how.

How to Preserve Your Music CD Collection on a Mac

Music CDs take up space, break easily, get lost and aren’t nearly as easy to organize and manage as a hard drive-based iTunes collection. But backing up your discs isn’t as easy as you might think. Luckily, we’ve got three great ways to do it.

How to Back Up Your Data & Installation Discs

With the advent of the App Store, it seems arcane to think that software is still being distributed on disc. But even if you buy into digital distribution completely, what about all of your existing installation discs? Here’s how to preserve them using image files.

How to Back Up Your Gmail Using Apple Mail or Outlook

Living in the cloud isn’t without its risks. Gmail outages are rare, but they do happen. Your Gmail password could also get stolen or hacked. You can make sure that you don’t lose any important data should these things occur.

Backblaze vs. CrashPlan: Mac Backup Smackdown, Round 2

Online backup companies know that once you pay for the painstaking initial data dump, you’ll likely stay a customer long-term, because of convenience. But could unique features and attractive pricing convince you to switch? Today we turn to Backblaze and CrashPlan to find out.

Quick Tip: Backup Checkup

Whether you backup via an online service, Time Machine, a cloned backup or manually, you’ve probably forgotten something critical: testing. A good backup strategy is generally something simple and automated. You “set it and forget it,” but you really shouldn’t.

Mozy 2.0 Adds Local Backups

Mozy, the popular cloud backup service, today announced the availability of Mozy 2.0 for Windows. The latest version of the client software boasts an improved interface, faster upload speeds and a new feature that enables users to automatically make backups to local drives.

Apple Backup Returns with an Update

Apple has quietly introduced a much needed update: Backup 3.2. I’m a big fan of Apple’s easy-to-use, yet often quirky backup solution. However, I had noticed that the program was quite long in the tooth. Did Apple follow my suggestions on what to change? Barely.

Syncing Does not a Backup Make

Whether you are using MobileMe, Dropbox, or any one of the variety of other syncing programs, you may be one of the increasing number of people using these services to backup their data. The problem, though, is that syncing is not backing up.