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  • IDrive Timeline: This Holiday Season Keep Your Treasured Photos Protected

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    Recent surveys indicate that even an average camera owner has over thousand of photos on their PCs and smartphones. The reason for widespread popularity of digital photos and videos is that they are easily accessible. You can show off the pictures from your recent trip to the mountains or post cute video of your pets in a matter of few clicks.

    Despite the convenience, digital files are susceptible to damage. What if you spill coffee on your smartphone or you accidentally delete a video, you had prepared for your tenth wedding anniversary? All your memories you hold so dear could be lost forever.

    So what do you do to preserve your photos? You can print them, but the printed copies too are prone to discoloration and can be damaged in the event of a disaster like flood, earthquake or fire. Fret not as Cloud backup is here to your rescue.

    Complete protection for your digital photos and videos

    Protect your treasure trove of memories from being lost due to accidental deletion or a broken memory stick or a stolen device. The award winning IDrive software takes care of keeping your files safely tucked in an offsite location, which you can access from anywhere over the internet.

    Also the newly revamped Timeline feature lets user view their photos and videos backed up from any mobile device. Read on to find out what all you can do with IDrive Timeline.
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    All your photos in one place

    Timeline is a gallery view of all your photos and videos backed up from any mobile device linked to your IDrive account. You can access Timeline from the Dashboard as well as on the IDrive mobile application.

    Your photos backed up from multiple mobile devices are sorted according to date and location in the Timeline. So you can find all the photos, from your graduation day or the hiking trip you took last summer, at one place.

    Also, you can conveniently share photos and videos with friends from Timeline.

    As your photos and videos are backed up on to the cloud you can restore them to any mobile device from Timeline. Thus, if the file you need is not on your phone, you can easily download it anytime.

    You can rest easy knowing your photos and videos are securely backed up online via IDrive and can be accessed anywhere anytime in a matter of few clicks.

    Sign up today and avail great discounts!

  • Introducing RemotePC Web Viewer: Now access your computers without any software requirements!

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    Technology has tremendously changed the way we communicate over the past few decades. Be it through computers, internet or mobile devices, staying connected has become an integral part of our lives. We at RemotePC believe in moving with the changing and evolving face of technological advancements and are excited to launch our brand-new Web Viewer. Read on to know how Web-Viewer can help you and your business.

    RemotePC Web Viewer enables users to access multiple computers using a web browser– regardless of wherever they are. For this, they just need an active internet connection and the RemotePC application installed on the computers they want to access.

    Even if you are travelling, you can now easily access your remote computers from any external computer. And since no software has to be installed on the external machine, it is also convenient for computers where software installation is constrained.

    RemotePC web viewer has the following features: 

    • RemotePC offers secure solution for accessing your faraway computers. Remote access is encrypted with TLS v 1.2 and a unique Personal Key provides additional layer of security while accessing each machine.
    • By using web viewer, you can access more than one remote computer at a time. Moreover, no software installation is required on your local computer to access your remote computers via web browser.
    • You can remotely update to the latest version of RemotePC application on your distant computer from any web browser.

    This is not just all; you can also perform these functions that can make your remote access experience much better. 

    • Easily view and download your session logs, by logging in to your account from the web.
    • Ensure privacy during a remote session with the Blank Host Screen function. The screen of your remote computer blanks out, thus prohibiting anyone from viewing your activities during remote session.
    • If your remote computer has more than one monitor, you can access any of them from the web viewer.
    • The Lock function allows you to lock the remote computer instantly or after the session ends. This will prevent any unauthorized access to your remote computer during a remote session.

    Furthermore, Remote access to one computer is completely free. There are different pricing plans that can be selected by users depending upon their needs.

    Sign-up today and avail 50% off along with an online backup account from IDrive! Visit www.remotepc.com for further details.

  • Beginning to End-point data protection for your Enterprise

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    In today’s competitive world, loosing critical data can be a distressful experience for your business. With work happening 24/7 at your enterprise, data travels between a variety of devices. Hence, loosing data on even one device can prove out to be disastrous. That’s where IDrive’s backup solution  can help, as it can safeguard your small and medium scale businesses. Your business can not only protect critical data from threats, but also easily access data from anywhere, anytime.

    IDrive does enterprise – level backup from beginning to endpoint. We provide tools to protect your organization, from servers to smart phones. The simplicity of the product and its resourceful features, makes it an obvious choice amongst customers.

    Take a sneak peak at our features:

    • Manage backups of all your remote computers with robust reporting tools with near real time response from central console
    • Create multiple accounts using your storage space
    • Restore multiple versions of backed up fi­les
    • HIPAA-ready, to protect your clients and your business
    • Backup support for desktops, laptops, mobiles and servers
    • With Hybrid Backup, secure ­files to local drives for faster restores
    • Easy installation and setup, takes only seconds

     At a glance view

    Admins can view, manage, monitor users IDrive account activities from the dashboard.

    Multiple device backup

    Backup unlimited PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads and Android devices to a single account.

    Security and Privacy

    IDrive provides 256-bit AES encryption with an optional private key, so that all data during transfer and storage are encrypted.

    Server Protection

    Backup your Windows and Linux servers. Also includes SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, VMware, Hyper-V, and Oracle backups – at no additional cost.

    Multiple Express Transfers

    You can quickly transfer large amount of data up to 3 TB to your online account for FREE, within a week via physical shipment of hard drives, without using bandwidth.

    Get an IDrive account today and stay protected!

    You can visit https://www.idrive.com/enterprise/ for a 30 – day free trial.

  • Introducing RemotePC Team Plan for Business!

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    RemotePC by IDrive helps businesses to stay connected with distant computers, by helping to establish a remote session with connected computers to access and share files, print documents using a local printer, collaborate with associates or provide them support. With the new Team Plan for Businesses, organizations can add users within their account and organize them into teams.  As one can invite any number of users to join their RemotePC Team account, it becomes convenient for businesses to grant all their employees the flexibility to work from anywhere, be it from their homes or from a client’s office.

    Access 100 remote computers from a single account and based on needs even access extra computers for additional charges. An Admin can manage remote access rights for users and their associated computers via a centralized web console. Suspend a computer to prevent others from accessing it remotely. Remove computers or users that are not in use or are no longer a part of your organization. Admin can also monitor remote access activities for users and computers connected to their account with detailed session and activity logs.

    RemotePC by IDrive is not only the most affordable solution, but it also comes packed with features that will make your remote access experience a simple and seamless one.

    Flexibility to work from anywhere!
    RemotePC is a platform independent remote access solution which allows you to stay connected with your home or office computer, without actually commuting. Access your farway computers in a matter of few clicks.

    Access while you are on the go
    Your remote PCs and Macs are accessible remotely not only via the RemotePC desktop application, but you can even access them while you are on the go with our mobile apps for Android and iOS – over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Accessing your remote computer while you are in some faraway location is also possible as you can use RemotePC via web browser. It serves as an ideal solution for computers where software installation is restricted.

    Secure and private
    RemotePC uses TLS v 1.2/AES-256 encryption security for transferring the user authentication data between your remote or local computer. Apart from that, you can even set a unique key to connect to your computer. Ensure privacy of your remote sessions by blanking the host computer screen. Thus anyone near the physical monitor you are accessing will see only a blank screen while the session is active.

    Need a remote access solution for your business? Sign up for RemotePC today and avail 50% off on the RemotePC Team Plan.

  • This New Year, Resolve to Protect Your Data

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    We recently discovered that, although protecting data is a major concern for most Americans, for some reason, people still aren’t getting around to securing their privacy with encrypted cloud backup. A survey of 607 Americans conducted back in November suggested that the majority of people living in the U.S. fear for their privacy when using technology. But as we uncovered in our Mobile User study last month, not everyone is on top of keeping their data safe. In fact, we found that iOS users are generally more concerned about privacy, or at least doing something to protect it, than Android users.

    In light of the New Year–and the results of our study–we’ve created a list of 4 simple resolutions for protecting your privacy in 2015 using our affordable cloud backup service. IDrive offers an easy-to-use application for making your data just as secure as it is accessible, so you can backup your selfies just in time for the countdown to midnight.

     

    1. Backup Everything from Anywhere

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    Your first resolution should be a promise to yourself to get all of your data from all of your devices safe and secure in the cloud. Today the way we gather and share our data is growing more and more device-driven. The average person owns multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers running a variety of different operating systems.

    To accomplish a comprehensive backup of all your critical files, you’ll have to be able to upload from all of your devices, no matter what type, so you can A) access them from anywhere and B) keep them secure from corruption or device failure.

    IDrive is one of the only backup services to offer backup for an unlimited amount of devices. We don’t charge extra per extra device, and we’re cross-platform compatible with Android, iOS, PC and Mac, so you can easily and affordably backup every bit of data you have.

     

    2. No More Selfie Leaks in 2015

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    Your second resolution should address security. Encryption is the key to keeping your data safe from snooping. But there are many different types of encryption. This year, you can protect your data with the securest encryption available: Private key. Not only does IDrive protect your data with military-grade 256-bit AES, we also give you the unique option of choosing a private key which is known only to you, so no one else can unlock your files.

    If you’re worried about people peeping at your selfies, taking advantage of IDrive’s private key encryption is the perfect resolution for leaving your concerns behind in 2014. And we offer it as a free option to all of our users.

     

    3. Protecting Your Social Life From Now On

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    This year, if you resolve to secure all your data in the cloud, you’ll want to backup every facet of your life, including the photos and videos you’ve posted on social media networks. We make this simple with backup solutions for Instagram and Facebook, so you can easily upload all your photos to the cloud in one fell swoop. You can even backup the Facebook photos you’ve been tagged in.

    Facebook and Instagram backup will particularly come in handy for those who have made a resolution to delete their profile, and want to keep a digital album of all their selfies and family pics on hand and safe from prying eyes.

     

    4. Fastrack Your Backup With IDrive Express

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    To make your New Year’s backup resolution even easier to fulfill, we offer an upload shuttle service so you can easily move all of your data to the cloud without clogging up your bandwidth and wasting precious time on lengthy backups.

    The process is fast and easy. We mail you a temporary drive on which you upload all your data. You then mail us back the drive and our Express team quickly uploads your files to your IDrive cloud account where you can access them from any of your devices or computers.
    IDrive Express allows you to upload up to 3TB of data within a week. This is a free service, available once per year for our Pro Personal users and three times per year for our Pro Business users.

     

    Ringing in the New Year with IDrive

    Everyone needs a fresh start sometimes. It gives us the enthusiasm we need to finally get around to the important things we put off. That’s why we’ve made cloud backup easier and safer than ever, so you can ditch your worries about privacy with a few clicks of a button.

    Start protecting your digital life this year with IDrive Online Backup.

  • Hey, Folks! Here’s the Latest News about IDrive

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    It’s been an eventful past few months here at IDrive. We wanted to catch you up with our latest activity, as well as a cool new feature that protects data from what’s become an important facet of many of our digital lives.

    Our Latest Review

    Charles Martin from the Mac New Network recently wrote a great review of our backup solution. He really understood what we do best–which is give our users the cloud backup space they need at an affordable price, while providing great features to protect their data–and we appreciate that he recognized that.

    “IDrive appears to have hit on a good middle ground,” writes Charles, “offer lots of space at a very reasonable sum, while providing a lot of configuration options, full data encryption, instant sync, multi-platform support, and even alternate ways of getting data uploaded in the first place.”

    We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

    IDrive at CES

    We’ll be exhibiting at the upcoming 2015 International CES January 6 – 9 in Las Vegas, NV. This is where home and business users experience firsthand the latest innovations in global technology. IDrive will be showcasing our backup solution, as well as offering the most current advice on how to protect your data.

    Visit us at Booth 70870 at the Sands Expo Center for some face to face time about the best solutions for backing up and securing your data in the cloud, and some exciting announcements about what we’ll have to offer in 2015. We’ll be glad to see you!

    We’re Backing Up Instagram

    Our mobile app now has Instagram Backup. You can easily move your Instagram photos from device to device, and protect them in the cloud with our super-secure private key encryption.

    This feature is sure to come in handy. For example, what if you delete your Instagram account? This tool will backup all your photos in one fell swoop so you can access them from any device after you jump ship. It also makes it possible to share your IG’s with people who don’t have the app.

    Instagram Backup includes:

    • Gallery View, enabling you to share, download, rotate, delete and print photos while viewing them in normal or full-screen mode

    • Sharing across email, Facebook and Twitter

    • 256-bit military grade encryption with a private key option

    That’s it for now! But we’re always evolving our solution to meet your needs as new data trends come up, so stay tuned. You can also always feel free to visit our features page for the latest information about IDrive.

  • Upgrading to OS X Yosemite? Backup Before You Make the Climb

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    Apple released OS X 10.10 last Thursday, and Mac users are eager to update. There’s nothing quite like that “new OS smell”! But upgrades are a tricky process, and any errors or problems along the way could spell disaster for your Mac, and all the photos, videos, and documents contained in it. Before you make the move up to Yosemite, we want to remind you to backup your data to make sure you don’t lose anything important. 
     
    With IDrive, you can set up a backup within seconds via our desktop application or web-based dashboard. Once your data is safely stored in the cloud, you can download OS X Yosemite from the App store. Most likely, the installation will go smoothly, and you’ll be off and running without a second thought. But if something does go wrong, with all your most important data backed up with IDrive, you’re just a couple of clicks away from being back in business!
     
    You can even use IDrive’s Hybrid Backup feature to backup your data to a local device, so if you have a lot of data to move, you can store it locally in an external device, for quick recovery in case of a crash! So just in case your Mac goes bonkers during your update, backup your data with IDrive first. It’s better to be safe with backup than sorry without!  
  • UPDATE: We’ve Resolved The iOS8 Camera Upload Issue

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    Last month, iOS8 caused a pesky camera upload issue for some users of our mobile app. Today we released an update to our iOS app which avoids this problem altogether.

    This issue was caused by Apple changing their default photo album name from “Camera Roll” to “Recently Added” in iOS8. Previously backed up photos were recognized as unique images due to their new names, and duplicate copies of them were backed up to the user’s IDrive account. This is no longer an issue.

    If you don’t have automatic updates enabled in your device’s iTunes and App Store settings, you can download our latest iOS app here.