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Let’s back up a little. Once upon a time, in a world where saving important files was a real chore many of us tended to “overlook” the truly important cautionary note of  ”make sure to back up you data”. And then of course something happened and we lost important data.

Some people I know (i.e. myself) were even too lackadaisical about backing up stuff when USB drives and other non-mechanical storage became commonplace. Lo and behold, precious photos from a really important five-year part of my life completely vanished that time when I moved to a new PC. Why? Because I didn’t back them up.

Thankfully, humanity’s knack for developing cool new technology has given us cloud computing, and with it, cloud storage. That’s basically just remote storage or online storage, but yes, the term to use is cloud storage. As everyone knows, that means your data is saved on servers external to your device/computing environment. While nothing in the universe is infallible, these servers are not lazy like “some people I know”. They’re actually quite diligent and, with the right cloud storage client, they will auto-backup selected types of content, or all your content. You can set scheduled backups, or simply backup everything as soon as it’s saved to your device(s) of choice.

Cloud storage is the backup elixir to rescue save slackers from lost data and valuable content. By its very nature cloud storage can work independently of the user, with many services/platforms saving every photo you take on your smartphone to the cloud as soon as you snap. For multi-version files, there’s live syncing, with all versions of the file saved neatly in chronological order and even synced across all devices associated with your cloud storage service.

ASUS WebStorage is one such cloud depository, developed and maintained by ASUS. It offers all the advantages of cloud storage, including the improved security over local storage, which is a little counter-intuitive when you think about it but completely true.

Here’s a screenshot of a sample WebStorage account:

Simple, neat, and intuitive, this lets you save everything with live syncing. WebStorage also has no space limitations and it arrives completely gratis with a wide range of ASUS devices. For example, if you’re a PadFone 2 owner, then you have a nice 50GB of WebStorage free for three years. So make sure to activate that account and start backing up for added peace of mind!

The very touchable and cuddly ASUS VivoBook range also ships with free WebStorage – in this case 32GB for three years. Got a new MeMO Pad Smart 10? No problem, remember to make the most of your 5GB lifetime free WebStorage space. Yes, 5GB isn’t much these days, but ASUS offers very flexible and affordable upgrade options, so check them out.

With live storage that literally backs itself up there’s really no reason for you to ever lose any vital piece of data ever again through forgetfulness or because backing up is too much of a hassle.

You really do have to love technology!

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