The Verge: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders

The Verge: OneDrive can now automatically backup your PC’s documents, pictures, and desktop folders. “Microsoft is rolling out a new folder protection feature for OneDrive. Folder protection will offer to automatically sync your documents, pictures, and desktop folders to OneDrive to ensure a PC’s important folders are backed up to Microsoft’s cloud service.”

Backblaze: Protecting Your Data From Camera to Archive

Backblaze: Protecting Your Data From Camera to Archive. “On occasion, data corruption happens in camera, but more often than not, the file gets corrupted during the transfer from the media to the computer or hard drive. These kinds of problems aren’t entirely avoidable and are inherent risks users take when working with digital media. However, as with all risks, you can take proper steps to assure that your data is safe. If a problem arises, there are techniques you can use to work around it. We’ve summarized our best suggestions for protecting your data from camera to archive in the following sections. We hope you find them useful.” This was a guest post from the folks at LensRentals.com and I waffled about including it, but it’s a deep dive with a lot of info, especially you do plenty of photography.

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.”