$10 on December 10th

December 08, '11 by Troy Hickerson

SafeCopy Supporting Invisible Children with Proceeds from 1,000 Backups 

SafeCopy found a way to give back this holiday season. On December 10th, SafeCopy will be giving away 1,000 licenses for only $10 (normally $50). The best part is that 100% of the proceeds go towards Invisible Children Protection Plan.

Go to the SafeCopy homepage on December 10th to purchase our 1 year 200GB plan for $10.

Problem in Central Africa

The LRA, a brutal rebel group responsible for Africa’s longest-running armed conflict, has murdered and mutilated 
innocent civilians for more than two decades, across four countries. The key to the LRA’s continued survival has been 
the kidnapping of children who are conscripted into their ranks, a number that has reached over 30,000 according 
to UN reports.

How Invisible Children is helping

Invisible Children created a local early-warning radio network called the LRA Crisis Tracker.  This makes attack information publicly available through a digital map, a breaking newsfeed, and a mobile application resulting in improved efforts to combat LRA atrocities and help communities in need.

Our small part

We here at SafeCopy are humbled and impressed with how Invisible Children has used technology to help in their mission to provide freedom for children and entire communities in Africa.  We are proud to donate 100% of the proceeds to help fund their Protection Plan to build more radio towers and rehabilitation centers for former LRA child solders.

Terms and Conditions

1,000 licenses of 200GB for only $10. First come, first served.

Starts at 12:00AM on December 10th and ends at 11:59PM on December 10th Eastern Time (-5:00GMT).

You can be a brand new to SafeCopy or upgrade an existing free 3GB SafeCopy account.

Only one purchase per email account, however as many per person as you like.

No refunds. 100% goes to Invisible Children.

Posted on December 08, '11 | Comments0 comments |

Chart of the Day - Android

July 06, '11 by Troy Hickerson

Android's share of the smartphone market is still blowing away all competitors in the U.S. according to new data from comScore. The only company that's hanging on is Apple, which saw its share of the market tick up ever so slightly. Chart provided by Business Insider.

SafeCopy is launching an Android app later this month so you can access the files in your online account.  We are also updating the Apple iPhone and iPad applications later this month.

Posted on July 06, '11 | Comments0 comments |

Google's Facebook

June 29, '11 by Troy Hickerson

Google's long expected second shot at taking on Facebook in the social networking space has arrived in the form of the Google+ Project.  It has some interesting twists on the social networking model. Google calls it real-life sharing throughout the web.  With +Circles you can share what matters, with the people who matter most.  Not all relationships are created equal. So in life we share one thing with college buddies, another with parents, and almost nothing with our boss. The problem is that today’s online services turn friendship into fast food—wrapping everyone in “friend” paper—and sharing really suffers.

Read more about it directly from Google.

Posted on June 29, '11 | Comments0 comments |

Traveling with a laptop

June 15, '11 by Troy Hickerson

Seven Tips For Taking A Laptop Travelling

Taking a laptop computer with you when you go backpacking can pose some difficulties - how to avoid it getting smashed up or stolen? Here are a few ideas to keep your computer and your data safe.  As a quick summary, don't take your laptop travelling if you can't face losing it.  The chance of your laptop being damaged or stolen is much higher when traveling, so be sure to keep a good eye on it and have a place to survive if it no longer works.  Consider getting a good travel case for your laptop to protect it from accidental drops.  Just yesterday a friend was visiting my house on a trip and he had dropped his new MacBook Pro and the corner was smashed.  Fortunately it still worked.  He actually had a case, but had failed to zip it closed to the laptop fell out onto the cement.  Not good.

Lastly, don't forget to backup your computer before traveling!  An offsite backup such as SafeCopy Backup is ideal as your information will always be available even if your entire computer setup is broken or stolen.

Backup today!

Here is a link to more info about traveling with a laptop.

Posted on June 15, '11 | Comments0 comments |

More Friends = More Space

June 08, '11 by Troy Hickerson

Invite your friends, and you’ll both receive MB of additional space. 

Using the new SafeCopy software, you can now click the Invite button to invite your friends to use SafeCopy.  You and your friend will each receive 500MB of additional space.  This works for both free and paid accounts.

To get started, open the SafeCopy software and click the Invite button.  If the invite button is now there, download the latest software.

Posted on June 08, '11 | Comments0 comments |

When viruses become thieves

June 07, '11 by Troy Hickerson


The personal financial information of up to 210,000 unemployed Massachusetts residents may have been stolen in a data breach caused by a virus discovered in state labor department computers four weeks ago, officials said yesterday.  Names, addresses, and Social Security numbers, among other data, may have been taken, said John Glennon, chief information officer for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.

 Agency workers began to complain that their computers were running sluggishly — a common sign that machines have been infected with a virus — and network managers tried in vain to clean the infected machines. They eventually discovered that the virus was capturing information being typed on the keyboards of infected computers. The cyber thieves might also have stolen information from the 1,200 employers that use the computers in state offices to enter information, and from visitors to the One Stop Career Centers who use the computers to look for work.

The state labor department website has posted more information for people who may be affected by the breach.

One important way to safeguard your data is to backup your computer to a secure offsite storage location.  SafeCopy Backup makes this easy with a Free 3GB account for life.  Backup today! 

Posted on June 07, '11 | Comments0 comments |