A new year is upon us, and that can mean only one thing: resolutions. For most folks, these tend to be of the "get in shape" or "quit smoking" variety. But if you're a PCWorld reader, consider adding some PC-specific resolutions to the mix.
I have three suggestions for improving the quality of your computing life in 2013.
1. Make regular backups: I know you've heard it before. Like flossing your teeth and emptying the cat box, backing up your PC is one of life?s annoying necessities. Consider what the consequences would be if all your data?your Word files, photo library, Quicken data, and everything else?were to vanish suddenly. It?s a chilling thought, but it happens to unprepared people all too often.
It doesn't have to happen to you, though. Make 2013 the year you sign up for a cloud service?CrashPlan, Mozy, or SugarSync, for example?and configure it to archive your most important files and folders automatically. Once the configuring is done, you'll never have to worry about it again.