Several newspapers and tech sites have covered the Cryptolocker virus over the past few days. One newspaper stated that we all have ‘two weeks to save [our] computers’. So what is Cryptolocker and how can you protect your PC? What is Cryptolocker? Cryptolocker is a computer virus that encrypts your files, stopping you from […]
I’ve been asked this question lately; Livedrive’s blog answers it nicely:
Backup keeps a copy of all of the files that are on your computer in the cloud. It’s very easy to use and install and you don’t have to change the way you work. Your files are just in the cloud, and you can view them on the web or from your phone, and restore them back to your computer at any time. However if you want to access these files from another computer you have to log into the web portal to view them – they don’t sync between your computers.
Briefcase is your own personal cloud storage space, and appears like a new drive on all of your computers. You can use the drive just like any other disk drive. Files you save to that drive are synced between all of your computers – and in a similar way to Backup you can access them from the web or your mobile devices. Briefcase makes it easy to work from anywhere on the same files – without emailing yourself or carrying around a USB stick. Briefcase also lets you share files with friends and family with one click.
Read their whole post to learn more.
Hello fellow Elephant Backup / Livedrive users,
We have exciting news today, there’s a new version of the Livedrive software available now, with some significant improvements:
- Faster syncing of files.
- Lower memory and CPU usage.
- Backup files with exceptionally long paths.
- Improved restore software, which supports long paths, and deals with network failures more efficiently.
- A number of background performance and stability improvements.
You can read more about Livedrive version 1.7.0, and download the software at Livedrive’s blog.
This update is good whether you are a free 11GB account user, or have a paid Unlimited Backup account.
For our free 11GB users – please also note you can still upgrade to unlimited storage for just $36 a year, or $3.99 a month with the first month free. You can purchase the upgrade here.
Not sure what you can do with a Livedrive Unlimited Backup account?
Check out this diagram and blog post from our tech guru, Lou.
And please forward our great backup deals and music pages to your friends!