The Most Important Thing A Student Needs To Do On Their Mac #BackToSchool [Deals]

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This is #BackToSchool week at Cult of Mac Deals. There will be several new deals launching each day. Check in here each day for new deals for #BackToSchool. There will be a ton of apps, gear, gadgets, games, and more to buy just in time for the start of school, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for deals that have school — and savings — in mind.

Macs are becoming more and more popular for students, and they’ve dropped in price at the same time. Sure, they’re not as inexpensive as many Windows machines, but the cost of a Mac now is a far cry from what it used be only a few years ago. So when students decide on picking up a Mac for their studies, they’re getting a quality piece of machinery that can do a lot of important things.

But the most important thing a student needs to do on their Mac isn’t the most obvious. That’s because that thing is backing up your Mac regularly — something that SOS Online Backup does.

Back when I worked at an Apple dealership, I had numerous customers coming in — mostly students — who said their hard drive wasn’t working. After our technical staff ran it through some testing, I’d have to tell many of them that their hard drives had failed (and then explain that hard drives — no mater what device they are in — can fail). I’d follow up with the question that I almost always knew the answer to:

“Did you have it backed up?”

More often than not, the answer was no. On one occasion I remember asking a student this question, and they not only hadn’t been backing up their Mac, but their thesis was on it. That’s years of work that can only be restored through the very expensive rebuilding of a drive — or years of work that’s gone forever.

Whether it’s you that is headed back to school or you know a Mac user that is, investing $29.99 in SOS Online Backup is a no-brainer (especially at the price Cult of Mac Deals is offering). So go and get it from the Deals page and give yourself (and/or someone else) peace of mind knowing their data is backed up online — safely and securely.

The Most Important Thing A Student Needs To Do On Their Mac #BackToSchool [Deals]

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Mike VardyMike Vardy is a husband, father, independent writer, speaker, podcaster and "productivityist". He is also the author of the book, The Front Nine: How To Start The Year You Want Anytime You Want, published by Diversion Books. You can learn more about his other work at his website, MikeVardy.com, visit his blog at Productivityist.com, and you can follow him as @mikevardy on Twitter.

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