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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Microsoft Skydrive Features Enhanced

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 05:30 AM

http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/18/mi...ve-recycle-bin/

"Microsoft just announced a few small but interesting updates to its cloud storage service SkyDrive. Just like your desktop, SkyDrive will now offer a recycle bin that allows you to recover files you may have accidentally deleted."

If you are using Microsoft's Skydrive cloud storage service you may have noticed a change of late. Their new recycle bin feature allows you to delete and restore files with a few simple clicks. They have also announced that a new Excel-based web survey tool will be included in their Skydrive offering. More details are available by clicking on the Read link.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dropbox Versus The Competition: How Do They Compare?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:30 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5818908/dropb...s-right-for-you

"Dropbox may be the most popular service for syncing files and storing them online, but that doesn't mean it's the best. Some of us are currently considering Dropbox alternatives due to recent security or privacy concerns, while others just want to see what else is available. Here's how Dropbox stacks up against four other major online syncing services: Windows Live Mesh, SpiderOak, SugarSync, and Wuala."

As we continue our march toward high dependence on cloud-based, online storage, services like Dropbox become household terms. If you were to ask someone to recommend an online storage service, Dropbox might be the very first one mentioned. But is it the best? That is what the folks at Lifehacker set out to consider with another of their effective articles comparing technology alternatives. This time around they are considering the Dropbox service versus four competing alternatives: Live Mesh, SpiderOak., SugarSync, and Wuala. In a nutshell, each of these services provides facilities for storing and backing up your files, sharing them with others, and keeping them in sync across multiple computers and/or mobile devices. Each one has some unique capability, and each could be a "best fit" for your needs. The Read link has the complete story and will help you identify which service deserves your (possibly) undivided attention.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Does Skydrive Compare Favorably To Dropbox In Terms Of Ease Of Use?

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 06:30 PM

http://www.businessinsider.com/micr...g-to-use-2011-6

"Microsoft's online file storage service, Windows Live SkyDrive, has been a teeth-gnashing flail ever since its introduction. It looks like a bunch of file folders sitting on a hard drive -- but you can't drag and drop files and folders into one another or right click them to copy and paste or do any of the other things you've been able to do in the Windows file system for more than a decade. There's some kind of tie into Office Web Apps, but it's weird and inconsistent -- you can upload files directly from a menu item in Office 2010 apps, but not from earlier versions of Office. You can do some things from the browser, while other features require you to open a desktop Office app."

The idea is enticingly simple: use cloud-based storage to access your files from virtually any Internet-based device. Even if you have never used the Dropbox service, you have probably heard its name, and have an idea what it does. Similarly, you may also have heard of Windows Live Skydrive, but are not completely sure of what it offers. The two products are not identical in functionality (e.g. Dropbox offers file synchronization across devices, while Skydrive does not, although Microsoft offers this functionality in other ways, namely Windows Live Mesh), but they do have some overlap. What makes this article interesting is its description of how the interfaces for the two services compare. If you have used both services, let us know in the comments if you agree with this author's contention that Dropbox is just easier to use.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Head To Head Comparo Of The Big Five Of Cloud Storage/Music Service

Posted by Richard Chao in "Digital Home Software" @ 11:46 PM

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/403...on-cloud-player

"It’s been a busy time for cloud storage and music services and Apple’s launch onto the scene with Apple iCloud has officially declared it global war. The lines have begun to blur as to what you own, where you own it and just how much you have to pay for the privilege to do so and one could be forgiven for doing a little head scratching on the matter."

In these last few months we've seen a few big players jump into the cloud storage/music service arena. The latest being Apple with iCloud. Apple joins Google Music Beta, Amazon Cloud Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft SkyDrive. Each of these services have pro and cons over their competitors. To help sort it out, Pocket-lint has written up a comparison of all of these services.

Personally, I use a combination of these clients. Amazon Cloud Drive for my music. Dropbox for my files. Microsoft SkyDrive for my Windows Phone 7 camera roll backup. Apple iCloud for my iPhone 4 backup. I'd probably use Google Music Beta too if I had an invite. And this is pretty similar to Pocket-lint's conclusion. How about you? Do you use one of these services exclusively or are you like me? Is there another service you'd recommend over these?


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