What exactly are screensavers? - part I

Written by David Schomberg

After reading this good article you will know some important information about screensavers and their history. You will find out how screensavers are different from other applications and what advantages you'll have if you use them. If you have a laptop or a notebook you can also find useful things.

I wonder if you have ever asked about what screensavers are in fact. Because i did i made a little research and i am willing to share with you what i learned. If you splitrepparttar word "screensavers" in to separate words it will resultrepparttar 149093 words "screen" and "savers". So screensavers are some kind of applications that "saves your computer". So a screensaver can only mean something good for your computer. Butrepparttar 149094 real question is what does exactly means? You must ask yourself if it will harm your screen or it will help it. You can find all this just by knowingrepparttar 149095 definition ofrepparttar 149096 screensavers.

If you are curious and you searchrepparttar 149097 net you will find a many definitions. But i will try to listrepparttar 149098 best of them in this article.

1. So a screensaver is some kind of a moving picture that appears on your screen if you haven't moved your mouse or didn't press any key for a period of time that you can set. Screensavers prevent screen damage that is caused whenrepparttar 149099 same areas of light and dark are displayed for long periods of time.

Data Backup Solution: Why you need a backup plan in place Part 2

Written by Joe Duchesne

Inrepparttar first part of this article series, I talked aboutrepparttar 149092 three main threats torepparttar 149093 data on your computer. I talked aboutrepparttar 149094 need for a data backup solution that protects your data properly. In this article, I'll outlinerepparttar 149095 most common data backup solution options available to you.

A simple data backup solution

A simple way to backup your data is to save everything to CD. By burning your vital information to a CD-ROM, you can have another copy of your data if something goes wrong with your computer. Burning your data to a CD-ROM will provide rudimentary data backup protection. There are some problems with this approach however.

Burning your files regularly to CD requires human intervention and effort. It isn't automatic. You have to take time out of your schedule to do it. People get busy, things happen and before you know it, you haven't done a data backup in over a month then BAM! Your data is lost.

The second major threat to using CD's as your data backup solution is that there are limitations to CD media. The first is that they won't survive a fire. If your place or office burns down and you've stored your CD's on site, your data is gone too. The second problem with CD media is thatrepparttar 149096 media itself degrades over time. A recent study found that even CD's that were advertised to last for 100 years were loosing data after just two or three years.

Burning your data to CD is certainly much better than doing nothing but it has limitations.

Saving Data to a Web Server

Withrepparttar 149097 advent of inexpensive online data storage options, it is now possible to archive your most crucial data online. This option potentially protects you from theft and it is an off site option so it protects you from fire. The only way theft could risk your data is if your computers are not password protected by default and you choose to save all your passwords automatically in your applications. If this isrepparttar 149098 case, someone who gains physical access to your computers could certainly gain access to your data. This issue aside, saving your files to a web server is certainly an option.

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