Happy (belated) Valentine's Day! Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm glad we use end-to-end encryption, so no one sees my love note but you.
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Tip of the week
Automatic, regular backups are great for getting back to work quickly when something happens to your computer, phone, or tablet, but it's also important to backup important files separately, too. If an important file is only in your regular, automatic backups, you could find yourself without information you need if you accidentally delete it and don't notice until after the oldest automatic backup containing it gets replaced. You're also protected from malware deleting an important file, like in one of the stories we're covering later in this newsletter.
You don't necessarily need a separate cloud storage account or separate hard drives for manual backups of important data, though it doesn't hurt to keep them as separated as is practical for your workflow. Even if you aren't using different accounts or hard drives for these manual backups, you do want to make sure you're storing the backups of these files in places you won't accidentally overwrite …