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The Need for (Backup) Speed

Joe Kissell is a Senior Editor of TidBITS, a Senior Contributor to Macworld, and the author of numerous books about technology, including Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac and Take Control of CrashPlan Backups. He lives in San Diego with his wife, their son, and their cat. 

CrashPlan speedI’ve had people tell me that they couldn’t possibly use…

Does Speed Matter? Ask Forbes.

We’ve mentioned before that our backups are truly unlimited. No file type restrictions, no size restrictions and we never, ever throttle your bandwidth.

Marketing copy fluff? Not according to Forbes:

“A Carbonite spokesperson confirmed the bandwidth throttling, and sent me a link to where it is clearly spelled out in the Carbonite customer knowledge base. Carbonite…

Hack Across America with CrashPlan!

If you’re into the history of computers (like I am), the Living Computer Museum is worth a trip. It’s filled with massive punch card and vacuum tube machines—some of which still run programs! For a glimpse at the not-so-distant past, check this out.

Where did I hear about this? From the awesome geeks at Hak5,…

Procrastination—the Biggest Danger to your Data

Joe Kissell is a Senior Editor of TidBITS, a Senior Contributor to Macworld, and the author of numerous books about technology, including Take Control of Backing Up Your Mac and Take Control of CrashPlan Backups. He lives in San Diego with his wife, their son and their cat.

Joe Kissell backup suggestions I participated in a webinar a few…

Lifehacker Picks CrashPlan

Lifehacker is one of the most popular sites on the web. It’s where geeks (and non-geeks, for that matter) turn for tips, tricks and everyday hacks.

Today, they published their fifth annual “Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Best Mac Apps.”

Under their list of the best Mac utilities, we found a very…

Classic Computing

One of our Customer Champions called me over to his desk last week, and proudly presented his latest acquisition:

Old Apple II Disks

My exclamation pretty much ceased all productivity within 20 meters. I was blown away! I hadn’t seen disks like this for over 30 years,…

CrashPlan Tips: Alerts and Reports

One of the CrashPlan features our customers like most is that it “just works.” It stays out of the way, so they can focus on what they’re doing, and not worry about backups.

But we understand some customers prefer proactive communication; they enjoy receiving updates telling them everything’s humming along. And anyone would want to know…

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