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How to Encrypt Your Files for Security By Dick Eastman
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Subtitle: Everything you wanted to know about encryption but didn't know who to ask This article tells how to encrypt information stored on your computer, stored on a jump drive in your pocket, or... More > being sent across a network connection. Encryption is the one thing that allows computer users, financial services, and even governments to securely move information around the Internet and to store that information safely, away from prying eyes.< Less
Never Save Original Photos in JPG Format! By Dick Eastman
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JPG has become very popular in the past fifteen years and for very good reasons. Storing images in JPG format consumes much less disk space than many other file formats. That was very important some... More > years ago. However, as disk prices have plunged, the requirements for squeezing as much out of each kilobyte as possible have decreased. As good as JPG is, we do need to keep in mind that it also has significant drawbacks. Primarily, the “advantage” of image compression is also a disadvantage.< Less
Best Online Backup Tools for Windows and Macintosh By Dick Eastman
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Backups are important for any computer user but are doubly important for anyone who records information on a computer and wishes to preserve that information for years, perhaps for decades. That... More > description includes genealogists, historians, and many, many more people who care about their data. This article was written from a genealogist's viewpoint but should provide useful information for any computer user.< Less
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - May 18, 2009 By Dick Eastman
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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - Plus Edition - May 18, 2009 Edition. Articles include: (+) Restoring Damaged or Faded Photographs, (+) ALong Those Lines… by George G. Morgan: The Five... More > Types of Internet Resources, Report from Raleigh, EOGN Readers' Dinner in Raleigh, Ancestral Atlas adds GEDCOM Uploads, The Lives of Jefferson's Slaves Documented, The National Archive of Memorial Inscriptions, Search Immigration History at EllisIsland.org, and more.< Less