Tag: Amazon

Taking Advantage of Free Cloud Storage for 3-2-1 Backup (Updated)

Even Backup guys need to practice and plan for good backup strategies.  As a Microsoft Windows Home Server MVP and podcaster with the Home Server Show, you would think that of all people, I would have my backup plans documented well and in order.  Well, I do, kind of.  I have been running a bit loose lately and I thought it was time to tightening things up. At home, I currently run a Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 box with about 2TB of total storage space and 2 TB of storage to back those files up.  I also backup everything

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A Review of The NEST Thermostat

I was first introduced to the Nest as I was scrolling through my large list of RSS feeds in Google Reader in the fall of 2011.  Since then my interest has grown in the product.  The idea is perfect… take one of the items in your house, the thermostat and make it better. In the past the Nest was sold only through the website www.nest.com but on May 8th, 2012 the Nest became available at Lowes and more recently at the Apple stores and Amazon.com. It is always nice when a product comes to a local retail store so I

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The New Kindle, Amazon Prime, Ford Mustang Customizer, HD HomeRun PRIME, Home Storage, and ISP Modems – HT045

Jim and Andrew and Gary Johnson are joined by Gordon Schmidt and John Hughes for this week’s installment of the Home Tech Podcast. After a timely reminder that the podcast feed will be changed next week, the guys kick off the show. Jim starts off, talking about the new Kindle range of eBook readers, announced… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Document Scanning at Home, Facebook, WiseStamp Email Signatures, and iDevice Facial Recognition – HT026

Jim, Andrew and Christian are joined by Mike Howard and John Zajdler for this weeks installment of the Home Tech Podcast. The guys kick off talking about Document Management for the Average Guy.  For those of you who still mange your records via a filing cabinet and paper records, this topic is for you.  Mike… Click for more / Podcast Player>

Store Your Music in the Cloud? Installing the Amazon Cloud Player Uploader and get 5GB Free with 20GB after purchase.

Weeks ago, Amazon announced that it would begin to provide 5GB of cloud storage for Documents, Music, Pictures and Videos.  In its most practical application with the online storage of music, Amazon has now released a Windows Uploader that will allow you to easily upload multiple music files and folders to the cloud.  It does require an Amazon account, which is free.  You can sign up for an account here. Even better is the offer to up your storage to 20GB per year with the purchase of one mp3 album.  Now your music, both that which you have purchased (in

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