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12 easy PC tasks you should be doing (but aren't)

The excuses end here! Get your PC into tip-top shape by performing these 12 simple tweaks.

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?

Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.

EVault offers 100GB of free cloud-based backup

This service offers enterprise-grade protection and 10GB of storage per user per device.

Review: SyncUp syncs data whether you're logged on or not

SyncUp is easy to use, but has nearly all the sync features you need. Online backup, however, is limited to Google Drive.

Backing up your entire drive: Cloning vs. imaging

Felix Luke needs to back up his entire hard drive. He asked me to explain the differences between cloning and imaging.

Why you shouldn't back up to an internal hard drive

In a previous article, I briefly explained why you shouldn't back up to a second internal drive. Mike Bell wanted a more detailed explanation.

Review: Handy Backup is plain, powerful, and easy to use

Handy Backup will back up your data locally, across the network, and across the Web. It selects important data automatically (on your cue) and syncs as well as providing a plethora of options.

Review: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores

CopyTrans TuneSwift offers an easy (if time-consuming) way)to back up, transfer, or restore your iTunes library. At $15, though, this program isn't exactly cheap.

How to activate Windows 8's File History feature

This handy tool will automatically back up older versions of your files, much like Apple's Time Machine does for Macs.

Cloud storage grows, but backup is weak

More and more companies are turning to the cloud for storage, but failing to back up critical data--especially from mobile devices.