5 practical ways to backup your data

Backing up your files is one of the most important jobs especially on laptops or tablets which are more prone to damage or theft compared to desktops PC. Your hard drive might crash after your laptop fall from table or thieves might steal your laptop at a café. Your work can lost if you have a back-up copy. Here I have 5 practical way to backup your data and you can do it yourself (DIY).

Optical disks
Optical disks have a storage capacity of up to 50GB (Blu-ray) and normal DVD (4.4GB). This is the cheapest way to backup your data. But the computers start moving to smaller and thinner such as ultrabook and tablet PC, slowly optical drive become unpopular and is predicted no longer used in the future, same situation happened to floppy disk.

Flash drive/ thumb drive
Very popular when I studied in college till now. It is known as USB stick, thumb drives are the best alternative to store your data. If you are very effective and well manage person, you can store every thumbs drive you have with different category and usage. But the problem with thumb drives is the devices is too small and very portable and can easily missing in your pocket or on the desk. Thumb drives suitable to store data temporarily and move data from one computer to another computer.

External hard drive
The most effective way to backup your data is in external hard drives. Transfer data to external hard drives much faster using certain software than optical disks and also reliable. Now the external hard drives have capacity more than 1 Terabytes (TB). So, it is possible to you to backup all your data in your laptop or computer. But the problem with external drives is they can easily damaged by physical shock.

External Solid State Drive (SSD)
SSDs have same functionality hard drives, but SSDs have durability same as thumb drive. But so far, nobody use SSDs as a backup storage because they are so expensive compared to hard drives with the same capacity. Available capacity up to 256GB.

Cloud storage
Storing data in the cloud is the most convenient way to backup but you must have internet access in order to do so. The price of cloud services depend on capacity and features. They give free sign-up with small capacity and limited functions. Suitable for small files backup and not suitable for backup confidential files.

You also can store data in SD cards but I’m not suggesting doing so because data can easily damage when transferring data from SD card to computer or vice versa if you are using poor quality of memory card reader. I have experiences where a few of my pictures in smartphone damaged after transfer to computer.

How to share photos and videos privately on Facebook

I prefer to share family photo with family members only. When my wife, my son and daughter go back to their hometown, I really miss them as I am far from them now. So, I ask my wife to take pictures of my son and daughter everyday and post them on Facebook. But the problem is I don’t want everyone in friends list see the photos except me or my wife’s siblings. So, I figured out the trick here.

Step 1:
Click on Friends in your left sidebar of Facebook site.

Step 2:
You will find Create List button. Here, we going to create a list who can see the photos and who I want to share the photos. After click Create List button, one pop-up windows come out and fill in List Name, can be any name list. Then put members’s name who can see the photos later.

Then click Create. The new names can be added later if you are miss out any members.

Step 3:
In your timeline Facebook, click Photos section.

Step 4:
You may find a few albums in your Facebook. So, if you have one album, let try on any album first.In the album, there is Edit button on the right top corner of the album. Click on Edit.


Step 5:
In my example, I’m select Abdul Hanan family list because I want only the members in the list can see the photos. You can select only one list at one time.


Now I can share the photos to the selected friends in Facebook and hide from others. All the best!







How to search email in gmail using advanced operators

Searching past email in thousand list of mail might be difficult. Let say your friends sent you email the address of his home last year, so how you gonna search in thousand list in gmail? There are two methods. One is you filter the mail such as filter by name, or titles. Another one is you can use Google advanced operators to query all the things in your mail list.

Advanced search operators are query words or symbols that perform special actions in Gmail search. These operators allow you to find what you’re looking for quickly and accurately. Some of the most useful operators are listed below. [Read more...]

How to delete or remove clipboard data/ contents

Sometimes, when we copy so much contents, this activity will affect the computer performance.  So, where is the copy data went to? In Windows XP, the system will save the contents that you copy in the some sort of memory called Clipboard. In Windows XP, it also called as Clipbook.  By opening this Clipboard, we can delete the contents to free our system memory resources. Here few steps to do so. [Read more...]

How to Promote Your App in App Store

It’s getting harder and harder for developer to make the application visible and force the user to choose from 700,000 titles available. Here are 5 basic App Store promotion tips that can help your app get a piece of popularity and put money in your pocket. Growing at an incredible content pace App Store creates the illusion of fathomlessness and infinity. Here, where the average user runs the competition to find interesting a useful program, the developer is waiting for the challenge of another kind.

Only the application that has attracted Apple workers is able to get on the first page of the App Store in the recommendations section. Former Apple engineer Matt Drens advises how to stand out in a continuous stream of new products coming.

He outlined five key points which performance can give a good result.

1. Attract attention
Make thematic resources to write about you and your application. If you really get a decent product, the more positive reviews about it could be found online – the better. The Apple employees are very similar to fans Apple. They also often read websites. And do not waste your time on finances and PR – in general it’s good, but excessive and clearly expressed purchased content only makes professionals scare.

2. A clear implementation
Apple’s obsession with details and simplicity is too familiar. So, no matter what the application does, if it does it unaesthetic, rude and ill-conceived. Everything must be perfect: the idea and the implementation.

3. Shoot video
Dead screenshots show a schematic job applications, and live video – the action itself. Well shot movie should display primarily the work of the program and not try to cheer users. Many developers stopped to prepare high-quality video demos, on which even a very good program goes unnoticed by Apple.

4. Use the new features gadgets and firmware
Apple adds new features with each iOS update. Try to be one of the first to apply them in the program. Some time after the release of one of the main novelties of the filtering criteria is precisely the use of new features. Do not lose the opportunity to break into the top.

5. Attend the event
Go nuts on the operating chair and lift your head above the keyboard. Come out to the people, talk with the developers “live” at events such as WWDC. Show off your application to each interested specialists, a great many of which accumulate at such gatherings. Who knows, maybe there will punch your finest hour.

Each developer is free to choose their own way to move the App Store, but  to use the advice of seasoned (albeit former) engineer Apple is not too difficult.