Dymin Blog

How to Safely and Easily Upload & Store Your Photos Online

Posted by Mike Hurt on Feb 8, 2018 4:04:00 PM

One of the things most people use computers and cell phones for nowadays is taking and storing digital photos. This can be a giant step forward from the shoeboxes of yellowing Polaroids, or it can be a disaster waiting to happen. If you’re storing your digital photos and videos on your computer’s hard drive or an external hard drive without any backups, you’re setting yourself up to lose your precious memories—forever.

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Topics: data backup

You Could Lose Everything If You Don’t Back Up Your Data

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jan 22, 2018 11:02:00 AM

As the saying goes, nothing is certain except death and taxes. Our technicians, however, would beg to differ: hard drive failure isn’t a matter of “if” but “when.” Your computer’s hard drive won’t last forever. Unless you back it up regularly and properly, when it dies, it could take your data with it.

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Topics: data backup

Relying on Facebook for Photo Storage Is a Major Mistake

Posted by Mike Hurt on Sep 22, 2017 6:38:00 PM

We know it's tempting to use Facebook as a repository for digital photos. Most people post their photos to this popular social media platform without a second thought. In fact, an incredible 65 percent of those who share photos online rely on Facebook to show off their images.

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Topics: data backup

My Child's Device Was Lost or Stolen! Now What?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Aug 8, 2017 1:00:00 PM
Your child will likely lose an electronic device of some sort. Some of these devices are getting smaller with each passing year, making them easier to misplace and overlook. Add in the fact that the typical youngster owns all sorts of devices, and there's a good chance at least one will be lost in the shuffle at some point. The average tween or teenager owns a smartphone, tablet, and/or laptop computer. If your child loses track of a device, don't panic!

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Topics: data backup

Your Photos Are in Danger!

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jul 25, 2017 1:08:00 PM

If you store your photos on your computer's hard drive, an external hard drive, or a CD/DVD, they are in grave danger. Unfortunately, most people don’t think twice when leaving their prized pictures on such storage spaces, but it’s only a matter of time before you lose them.

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Topics: data backup

Why Your Computer Hates Summer

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jun 27, 2017 1:25:00 PM

The warm weather is finally here in Des Moines! This is fantastic news for those of us who like to spend time outside, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful weather. However, the high temperatures are terrible news for your sensitive computer. Whether you own a traditional desktop PC, a laptop, or a tablet, your computer's integrity might be compromised by the summer heat.

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Topics: computer repair, data backup

7 Ways You Can Unexpectedly Lose Data

Posted by Mike Hurt on Jun 13, 2017 3:08:00 PM

It's late at night and you're preparing a report for an important meeting tomorrow. Suddenly, your screen goes black and you can't restart your computer. Sheer panic sets in as you realize you've lost everything—not only what you've been preparing for the last several hours but all the documents and photos you've been accumulating on your computer over the last several years. Now what?

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Topics: data backup

Spilled Liquid on Your Computer? There’s Still Hope!

Posted by Matt Helland on Apr 25, 2017 11:50:00 AM

 

We’ve all been there. You’re working on that project that needs to be done by morning.  Four cups of coffee deep, trying to stay awake, and then it happens: the coffee cup falls over and its contents run all over your computer.  What do you do?

Well, that is exactly what we will be addressing today. Taking immediate, appropriate steps can help protect your data and possibly allow you to save your machine. 
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Topics: computer repair, data backup

3 Devices Commonly Misused to Backup Computer Files

Posted by Matt Helland on Jan 10, 2017 10:21:00 AM

 

One of the most common issues we see in the world of computer repair is failing hard drives. Unfortunately, this is an issue that is unavoidable. However, you can minimize the damage and preserve your business continuity by using a proper backup solution.

Backing up your computer means that you have a duplicate copy of all your business or personal files in a secondary location. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions on what actually constitutes a “backup device” and how to truly backup your files. This blog post will discuss three common devices that are used to back up data—specifically, why they are not as reliable as one would assume and shouldn’t be used as data backup devices.

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Topics: data backup

Help! My Computer Crashed. Can I Recover My Data?

Posted by Mike Hurt on Dec 27, 2016 10:23:00 AM

 

The Blue Screen of Death.

The Spinning Wheel of Death.

At some point, every computer user experiences a crash: when your computer freezes, hangs, or shuts itself down. If your computer crashes, it could be a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with your operating system or hard drive. And if your hard drive crashes, it can take all of your data with it—sometimes irretrievably. Knowing the facts about hard drive crashes can help you safeguard your data and prevent loss.  

 

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Topics: computer repair, business information, managed IT services, data backup