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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How to Stay Connected, Secure, and Safe During Summer Vacations

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

Technology is definitely a blessing when you're traveling during the summer months. How else would you be able to share those family vacation photos on social media, pull up your trip itinerary, and save all of those memories to the cloud? Along with the perks of technology, you need to make sure you're keeping your devices safe, connected to the internet, and your information secure. Fortunately for you, there are several great ways to minimize your risks and stay safe and secure during summer travel. Check out these quick and easy tips to reduce the tech stress in your life when you're traveling.

1. Before You Travel, make sure your data is backed up regularly, remotely, and redundantly. You never know what dangers your tech devices can face when you're on the road which is why you need to make sure you have automatic backups of all of your devices. Doesn't matter if you own a laptop, tablet, or smartphone it should perform a backup every time you turn it on and connect to the Internet. If you own a MacBook, iPhone, or iPad you need to enable (and pay for) iCloud backup to save your data. If you're an Android smartphone or tablet user, use (and pay for) Google Drive. If you have a Windows laptop computer, purchase and use Carbonite for automatic backups. If you own a Macbook, you should consider this an option because iCloud will only backup documents created by Apple. This means if you use Office 365, your stuff won't be saved to the cloud.