Encourage your family members to backup their data or do it for them. There’s nothing worse than going into a panic because a computer gets damaged, whether it’s because Aunt Edna spilled her eggnog or the machine is just overworked.
For Mac Users: Make sure your iCloud is turned on and you have activated your account. Your Mac should prompt you to enter your username and password. On every Mac device, go to Settings > iCloud to set your preferences.
For PC Users: Dropbox is a great free cloud storage option, and it works on mobile devices. Go to www.dropbox.com to sign up. I you are already using it, change your password if you haven’ done so in the last three month to make sure it stays safe.
Extra hint: An external hard drive might be the perfect gift for someone on your list.