Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier are industrial-strength file storage services that are available at very low prices. However, they do not work by themselves. The user needs to obtain additional software... More > from a third-part provider to “marry” a home computer to Amazon's file storage services. Luckily, hundreds of such products are available with prices ranging from free to a modest fee.
Whatever product(s) you choose, you need to safely and securely back up your valuable data often.< Less
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
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