Paul Bischoff is a tech writer covering IT-related subjects since 2012. A digital nomad who depends on the internet to make a living, he's always seeking out the best value and highest quality products and services on the web. He previously worked as the China editor at Tech in Asia and is a regular contributor at Mashable, as well as several blogs for internet startups around the world. You can find him on Twitter at @pabischoff.
Cloud backup and cloud storage are often confused with each other. Cloud sync, also known as synchronization, is a feature built on top of these two methods of remotely stowing away data. Learn the difference here.
ZipCloud offers a solid cross-platform cloud backup solution with great mobile apps, but poor security and hidden paid add-ons spoil what could be a great product. Nonetheless, the service seems to be trying to push past its disreputable past.
IBackup is a utilitarian cloud backup service aimed at small businesses with top-notch security and a suite of useful add-ons. It comes with a high price tag, though. Individuals should probably take a look into its sister service, IDrive.
SugarSync might be the most polished and intuitive backup and sync service out there for individuals, but it comes with a high price tag. All other online backup providers aspire to look this good. It lacks the security necessary for business purposes, however.
89For Americans, the option to choose between multiple broadband internet service providers (ISPs) is a luxury. Many people don’t get a choice because ISPs in the United States often hold regional monopolies or duopolies. When we are granted a choice, many of us simply opt for the cheapest package, or whichever can be conveniently bundled […]