MakeUseOf: The Definitive Guide to Backing Up Your iPhone or iPad

MakeUseOf: The Definitive Guide to Backing Up Your iPhone or iPad. “What would you do if you lost or broke your iPhone tomorrow? Assuming your iPhone is never coming back, you have two options: restore the backup you made, or start over from scratch. Nobody likes catastrophic data loss, but it happens. Fortunately, you can safeguard against the unthinkable by putting a backup plan into action. Protect your personal data, Camera Roll, contacts, and more with regular iPhone backups. Here’s what you need to know to do that.”

Amit Agarwal: How to Backup your Gmail Inbox to another Gmail Account

Amit Agarwal: How to Backup your Gmail Inbox to another Gmail Account . “If your current Gmail account is running low on storage, you can consider using a new Gmail account to backup your existing emails and then delete the bulky mails from the primary account to make space. There are no addons to install and the Gmail-to-Gmail transfer happens directly in the cloud.”

How-To Geek: The Best Ways to Automatically Back Up the Photos on Your Smartphone

How-To Geek: The Best Ways to Automatically Back Up the Photos on Your Smartphone. “The best camera is the one you have with you, and most of the time that’s going to be your smartphone. You probably capture lots of important moments with your phone, so you also need to make sure you’re keeping those moments backed up.” Multiple comments on the article point out the non-inclusion of OneDrive.

The Register: Less than half of paying ransomware targets get their files back

The Register: Less than half of paying ransomware targets get their files back. ” Paying off a ransomware demand is a great way to end up losing both your money and your files. This according a study from security company CyberEdge, which found that for those hit by a ransomware infection the best bet is probably to just restore from a backup. The survey, based on a poll of information security professionals, found that less than half of those who pay a ransom demand end up getting their data back.”

The best free backup software and services: Reviews and buying advice for protecting your data (PC World)

PC World: The best free backup software and services: Reviews and buying advice for protecting your data. “True backup means retaining data indefinitely no matter what’s happening with the data elsewhere. Read on for our top picks in free online backup and free backup software, and of course the reasons why we picked them. You can get the skinny on paid backup software and online backup services by clicking those links.”

Techradar: Here are the best ways to backup photos

Techradar: Here are the best ways to backup photos. “Digital photography has many advantages over traditional film, but unfortunately, security isn’t really one of them. Unlike prints or negatives, digital images can be lost forever in a catastrophic hard drive failure, or even accidentally deleted with a few clicks of the mouse. Here are a few ways for Apple users to make sure those digital memories don’t vanish before their eyes.”

Spotted on Reddit: Archivarix

My IFTTT-based Reddit-monitoring tool spotted this. Unfortunately I don’t know how recent it is, but it’s interesting: an online tool called Archivarix. It’s designed for downloading Web sites from the Wayback Machine; the first 200 files are free, additional files are $5 per thousand, or a half-cent per file. From the tutorial page: “Archivarix provides complete restructuring and arrangement of the content of websites that are publicly shared in the Internet Archive. Archivarix proceeds and arranges data in such a way that all the addresses of web pages become available at previous addresses, including also the dynamic ones. The pages code can be fully processed to be brought into full conformity with all applicable standards; all missing or unclosed tags will be fixed. All counters, trackers, suspicious third-party frames and advertisements are cleaned out; CSS styles and JavaScripts are compressed if needed. Images are optimized and reduced in size without loss of quality, backlinks are cleared, 404 errors are repaired through substituting the necessary files. All this and more you can get in a single ZIP file, the content of which is adaptable to most stringent hosting requirements.”