holidays

Acronis Holiday Gift Guide 2018

The season of giving is upon us again! Across the country, people are making their annual trek through a winter wonderland to the slightly-less wonderful shopping malls of America. With your friends and family spending more time than ever interacting with digital media, now's the time to give some gadgets and software that will make their digital world better, faster, and safer in the year to come.

Here are 10 tech gifts to help you spread holiday cheer and cyber protection.

4 Steps Back Up Your Holiday Memories (Before It’s Too Late)

The holiday season is upon us once again! It’s a time for family and friends to gather, exchange presents and laughs and make lasting memories. But it’s easy to forget, as you’re snapping photos and making videos, that all of those precious moments could disappear in a flash. Slipping on ice and dropping your phone onto the pavement, sipping hot cocoa on your laptop, or accidentally placing your digital camera into a bowl of eggnog could lead to disastrous results. But never fear! To help you keep all of those cherished memories safe for years to come, here are a few tips from Acronis:

A 5-Step Holiday Backup Bootcamp

The holidays can be a perfect time to catch up on tasks you’ve been putting off for a while. For many of us, that includes backing up our data. Of course, this can be a very daunting process in today’s age of nonstop data creation and nearly unlimited storage options.
 

However, with a simple and streamlined plan, you can back up all of your essentials in a matter of hours, freeing up mental energy and time that could be better spent overindulging in eggnog and naps.
 

Below is a simple three-hour “bootcamp”-style plan to get your data safely backed up and under control before the new year comes along. Just remember: the real key is to be realistic and make sure that you set this up so that it runs smoothly and automatically in the future. That way you won’t have to think about it later, especially when you’re trying to work off those holiday pounds.

1. Set Up Your Mobile Devices