Protect your data with 50% off a year of Carbonite online backup service

  • Published on: May 18, 2017

If you use a computer, you should back up your data. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t, all it takes is the click of one wrong link or getting hit by one bad storm and everything you have could be gone.

This deal from Carbonite gets you a full year of their backup services at half price. Those services include backing up your data, protection for an unlimited number of photo, music, and other media files, and the ability to access all your data from any device.

This deal is only good for new customers, not anyone who already subscribes, and will cover a year of backup for $30. After that the price returns to $60 a year. It’s worth noting there are a few small differences between the Windows and Mac versions, but the one difference we noted between the basic plans is that Windows offers the option of a personal encryption key and Mac does not.

Backing up the data keeps it safe from malware attacks, like the recent WannaCry scare, and physical problems, like a fire or flooding. The simplest way to back up your data is to just dump it all onto a physical hard drive or something similar, but that comes with a lot of its own problems. For one, if you’re protecting your data from fire or flooding, chances are your physical backup is susceptible to the same situation. If it’s not, then it’s inconveniently tucked away in a safe or deposit box somewhere and terribly out of date. Either way, your data is still vulnerable to a great deal of loss.

The easy solution is an online backup service, like Carbonite. With Carbonite, like any online backup service, you can upload all your data in one place. They store it for you, save it for when you need it, and make sure it stays encrypted. You can update it when you want, access it easily, and expand the plan to cover your entire family if need be. It just makes a lot more sense to use a service like this when something as important as everything on your computer is at stake.

Data backup is the sort of thing everyone knows is the right thing to do. We read these articles and think, “Yah, I’ll get around to it.” and then never do it. Do yourself, and your data, a favor and make it happen. It’s not the sort of thing you want to regret later.

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  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Feel safer away from home with the $60 Foscam R2 security camera

This indoor security camera, the Foscam R2, is down to one of its best prices ever with a promo code.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Choose one of these attractive methods from iOttie to mount your smartphone in your car

Get car mounts that attach to your CD slot or your air vent and can hold most smartphones with a magnet.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Knock $125 off the cost of a brand new 32GB 9.7-inch iPad Pro

This is a great deal from Best Buy even though it only applies to the Silver and Gold versions of the iPad Pro. It’s still one of the best deals we’ve seen.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Get the Playstation 4 VR headset at its cheapest price yet

Newegg is beating their own sale by $10. Get the Playstation VR headset at its lowest price yet, $340, from Newegg’s eBay store.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

The QNAP TS-451+ has room to store all your media, backup your files and stream it where you want

The QNAP TS-451+ is one of the best NAS devices out there and right now it’s $50 off.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

This portable USB 3.0 hard drive lets you carry 4TB of storage in your bag

Newegg, through its official eBay store, is currently offering the Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 portable drive for just $99.99. This drops it $10 below what Amazon is selling it for, and makes it the best price you’ll find on it right now.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Fight surge pricing with these discounted Uber gift cards

Walmart is currently offering 10% off Uber gift cards online, making your next ride even more affordable. You can pick up a $25, $50, or $100 card for $22.50, $45, or $90 respectively.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Get some great deals on Logitech gear today only

Amazon’s Deal of the Day features a selection of really good Logitech gear for your computer.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Protect yourself and your vehicle with Aukey’s Full HD Dash Cam for $50

Aukey Direct via Amazon is offering its Full HD 1080p Dash Cam (DR-01) for $49.58 with promo code R4VL5BLZ at checkout. That’s a $30 savings off the normal going rate and over 100 Amazon customers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars.

  • Published on: May 24, 2017

Tell Alexa how much money you saved buying the Echo Dot for $40

Update: This deal is back again, but for ONE DAY ONLY! Don’t miss out!

  • Published on: May 23, 2017

These $7 Mpow dry bags will help you take a vacation from life but not from your phone

Get these $7 waterproof bags for your smartphone just in case you decide you need a vacation but can’t tear yourself away from the screen.

  • Published on: May 23, 2017

Give your TV speakers a rest and try LG’s Wi-Fi soundbar with wireless subwoofer for $199

For a limited time you can grab LG’s 4.1 WiFi sound bar with wireless subwoofer (SH7B) for just $199 through BuyDig’s official eBay store.

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