Carbonite Users: Get a Year of CrashPlan for FREE

I’m a very happy CrashPlan online backup customer. I use it to back up my personal and work computers, as well as my wife’s MacBook, since she would never back it up if I didn’t make it automatic. For $6 per month, we get unlimited storage space for up to 10 computers. But if you […]

File Sync is Not Backup

If you are relying on a file sync service like Dropbox or SugarSync as your cloud backup, cut it out. File sync is not backup.

How to Secure iCloud — and Everything Else You Have in the Cloud

Until yesterday, the only information necessary to take over an iCloud account was (1) a email address, (2) your billing address, and (3) the last four digits of your credit card number, none of which are particularly difficult to find. Depending on how your accounts are set up, that could lead to a breach […]

How Much it Really Costs to Start a Solo Practice

A few years ago, I wrote a post I titled Start a Solo Law Practice for Under $3,000. Boy, do I regret that title. Starting a law firm is a relatively inexpensive endeavor, but picking an arbitrary number and trying to stick to it is wrong-headed. I’ve met plenty of lawyers who have done just […]

A Sensible Approach to Storing Client Files in the Cloud

Warning: TrueCrypt is not secure. See this post for details and information on migrating to Bitlocker or FileVault. When it comes to storing files in the cloud, there is a lot of fear, uncertainty, and doubt going around. Some of it is even spread by cloud-based software companies who are trying to get a leg […]