Backup importance highlighted as Gmail still not restored for all users

Two days after tens of thousands of Google Gmail users discovered their e-mail, chat histories and contacts had disappeared from their accounts, the problem still is not fixed.Google announced Monday night that the Gmail issue, which

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Sharon Gaudin and Ian Paul

BitDefender 2011 offers balanced security protection for home offices

BitDefender is trying to strike a balance between security protection and speed with its small home office software, and selling it at an affordable price starting Aug. 17.The Bucharest, Romania-based security vendor doesn’t

Published on: August 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

7 ways to back up your data … and save your bacon

Your hard drive might crash. Thieves might steal your laptop at a café. You might realize on Friday that you desperately need the now-departed Wednesday version of an important document that you significantly

Published on: August 27th, 2009 Lincoln Spector

How to use an old PC to build out your own Windows Home Server

The attraction of a home server, such as Windows Home Server, is obvious for any household with several computers. But even if you have just one PC, the technology offers significant benefits --

Published on: April 3rd, 2009 Michael Brown

Tips to deal with inevitable hard disk failure

It happens to all of us: You turn on your system and see the stomach-churning "disk not found" error. It's really not surprising considering hard drives fail--more often than you might think. You

Published on: April 16th, 2008 Steve Bass