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How to back up your iPhone and iPad before you install iOS 11

So you’ve read the article about Stuff‘s favourite iOS 11 features. You’ve made excited noises about the revamped Control Centre, remodelled App Store, major Maps improvements, smarter multitasking on iPad, and more. Now the new OS has arrived, so you can’t wait to hit that magic button to install it all. But before you dive in, secure your data, in case iOS 11 becomes “iOS ARGH&...[Read More]

Cloud, backup and storage devices: how best to protect your data

We are producing more data than ever before, with more than 2.5 quintillion bytes produced every day, according to computer giant IBM. That’s a staggering 2,500,000,000,000 gigabytes of data and it’s growing fast. We have never been so connected through smart phones, smart watches, laptops and all sorts of wearable technologies inundating today’s marketplace. There were an estimated 6.4 billion co...[Read More]

Mac users: back-up and clone your computer before installing macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra has arrived, and the App Store app is now tempting you. “Upgrade”, it says. “Upgrade for free! What could possibly go wrong? Nothing bad is going to happen!” Sure. We’ve heard it all before. One minute, you’re happily emailing your friends and chuckling at LOLcats in Safari, when — BOOM! — your Mac becomes the digital equivalent of a smoking crater. It can happen in all kinds of ways:...[Read More]

It’s easier to defend against ransomware than you might think

Ransomware – malicious software that sneaks onto your computer, encrypts your data so you can’t access it and demands payment for unlocking the information – has become an emerging cyberthreat. Several reports in the past few years document the diversity of ransomware attacks and their increasingly sophisticated methods. Recently, high-profile ransomware attacks on large enterprises such as hospit...[Read More]

It’s not just Facebook that goes down: the cloud isn’t as robust as we think

The computing cloud we have created supports much of our day-to-day office and leisure activity, from office email to online shopping and sharing holiday photos. Even health, social care and government functions are moving towards digital delivery over the internet. However, we should be wary that as we become more dependent on it, the cracks will show. The systems are often a patchwork of interco...[Read More]

How to back up your iPhone and iPad before you install iOS 8

So you’ve read the iOS 8 overview on Apple’s website. You’ve made excited noises about all the cool new stuff, such as the revamped keyboard, iCloud Drive, HealthKit and the improved Spotlight. And now, we’re counting down the hours until it’s released to the masses on 17 September. Hey, that’s today. But before you dive in, secure your data, in case iOS 8 becomes iOS ate all my ...[Read More]

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