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Top Ten Summer Fails for Mobile Devices

Summer means sun, beach and sea.  For most people, this is proven to be a relaxing time. However, sometimes summer fun can turn into a stressful situations for our electronic devices. 10. Toilets A study found that one-third of mobile phone owners have lost smartphones due to some kind of misfortunate incident. Five percent reported that their pet destroyed their smartphone. Twelve percent of the respondents had left the smartphone …Read More

Wearable Technology: What is LEVI’S® Commuter Jacket?

Once upon a time, there were smartwatches… now there is a cyber-jacket Only a few years have passed since wearable technology first appeared with smart watches.  The sweeping technology continues its trail-blaze with jackets. The project in question is called Jacquard Project and was developed by Google ATAP (Advanced Technology and Projects). What is the Jacquard Project? This is the name Google has chosen for a particular weaving system (this …Read More

Are There Better Ways to Destroy Smart Phone Data Than With a Hammer?

Over the years of recovering data, the engineers at Kroll Ontrack have witnessed some pretty rough devices come through.  With so many criminal investigations involving data and electronic devices, we thought we would focus on a question that seems to be of interest lately: can you destroy smart phone data with a hammer?  To summarize, the chances of destroying data vary depending on the device and how ambitious someone gets …Read More

Recovering Data from Solid State Drives (SSDs)

Solid State Drives (SSDs) are continuously becoming more and more prevalent and are starting to become the norm as home computing devices. Image source: http://www.storagenewsletter.com/2017/07/10/digital-storage-outlook-2017-spectra-logic/ Solid State Drive vs. Hard Disk Drive The biggest difference between SSDs and HDDs is the usage of magnetic recording to store data versus using electronic recording.  SSD uses NAND flash, while HDD uses glass or aluminum platters coated with a thin magnetic alloy. Recovering Data …Read More

Docker Containers Poised to Transform IT Industry

What Are Docker Containers? Docker can efficiently create, ship and run containers.  Docker containers wrap an application’s software into an invisible box with everything it needs to run.  This includes, the operating system, application code, runtime, system tools and libraries.  Docker uses images to build containers.  They are lightweight and portable and allow developers to build, transfer and run distributed applications efficiently.  In addition, it allows to pack and move an …Read More

Developing a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan: 6 Things You Must Consider

The ever-increasing amount of data has become a huge challenge to companies in the last couple of years. More and more data is now gathered, processed, transferred and stored in internal or external data centers. Big Data analysis is becoming a mainstream trend in companies and is becoming more affordable. However, with more and more data, the risk of becoming a victim of data loss also rises. Over the years, …Read More

How to Handle a Corrupted Hard Drive

When your hard drive is corrupted, it may seem impossible to retrieve the data. However, recovering data from a corrupted hard drive isn’t impossible if you have the right expertise. The first step in recovering your data is to look at what caused the corruption. There are many reasons why data corruption occurs – let’s look at a few of them.   In many cases, a corrupted hard drive can occur …Read More

Avoiding Data Loss in Windows 10 Creators Update

Windows 10 Creators Update has been live for a few weeks now, bringing with it a host of tweaks and features intended to help PC users become more productive. Despite all this “newness”, some things remain unchanged, like the importance of protecting your data. Windows 10 Creators Update brings a set of nifty tools to help reduce the chances of data loss.  If you use them all, your files and …Read More