Take Control Of Backing Up Your Mac 
Author: Joe Kissel
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing Inc
ISBN-13: 9781615423941, 210 pages
Price: eBook US$15.00. Print US$28.99

Backup is a process that most of us would acknowledge as being an essential part of the computing experience. Why then do so many of us fail to backup?

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Dolly Drive Service
Review

On October 13, 2011, in Mac OS X, Review, by Mark Greentree

Dolly Drive
Available For Mac OS X Snow Leopard & OS X Lion
OS X Lion Version Reviewed: 1.3
Licence: From US$6.25 per month

Remember the world’s first cloned sheep, Dolly?

Dolly is back in the form of Dolly Drive, an online backup service and cloning tool for users of Apple’s Time Machine.

Dolly Drive takes the inbuilt Time Machine application and expands its possibilities. The service will allow you to store your Time Machine content in the cloud from any location in the world. The online storage ability is a welcome addition to Time Machine. You are also able to create a bootable cloned drive using the Dolly Drive application. 

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SugarSync Service
Review

On October 4, 2011, in iPad, iPhone, Mac OS X, Review, by Mark Greentree

SugarSync Service
Reviewed For Mac and iOS Devices
Licence Reviewed: US$49.99 per annum 30GB Storage Plan

SugarSync is the Swiss army knife of online backup and synchronisation. As such the service boasts incredible customisation and control over your data.

Can an all-in-one solution really be all you need?

SugarSync at its core is a cloud storage and synchronisation solution that offers file backup, and access to data across all industry leading mobile technologies including iPhone and iPad. It also incorporates sharing and collaboration functionality similar to that of Dropbox.

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MemoryCloud
Review

On September 22, 2011, in Apps, Photography, Review, by Mark Greentree

MemoryCloud
Available For Mac 10.6 or later with 64-bit processor
Mac Desktop Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Licence Reviewed: US$20.00 per month with 100 GBs of storage

Where do your memories live? MemoryCloud is a new online storage service. Their aim is simple. Assist people with their media storage needs.

The online cloud computing and associated storage industry is full of competition. MemoryCloud is separating itself from other cloud storage suppliers by specialising in storage of your memories: your photos and your videos.

Integration with iPhoto and iTunes assures an easy to use service. The way it works is unique. When in iPhoto users can select an event or series of photos they would like to have stored on the service. iTunes compatibility works in a similar manner but is limited to Movies and TV content.

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CrashPlan Service
Review

On September 5, 2011, in Apps, Features, Review, by Mark Greentree

CrashPlan
Available For Mac, Windows, Linux, and Solaris
Mac Desktop Version Reviewed: 3.0.3
Licence Reviewed: US$49.99 – CrashPlan+ Unlimited 1 Year Subscription

Think of CrashPlan as insurance. You may not need it today. You hope you will never need it. You will be glad you have it, when you need it.

Besides death and taxes the other assurance in life is one day your hard drive will fail. That also includes the newest hard drive technology: SSD (Solid State Drive). Your computer may be stolen, and you may be a victim of a home fire or natural disaster. Don’t let your precious files, family photographs, and videos become victims also.

CrashPlan is one of the most complete backup packages I have come across. The most amazing part is you get full control over every aspect of your data. The online storage and corresponding application work seamlessly delivering a level of simplicity rarely seen in such a powerful service.

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