3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

Posted on October 9, 2017. Filed under: Android, Files, Hardware | Tags: , , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post on how microSD cards are a great way of adding storage to your Android device — but you need to know these tricks!

Source: 3 Ways to Get More Storage on Android Using a microSD Card

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All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

Posted on June 14, 2017. Filed under: backups, Files, Freeware/Shareware | Tags: , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Cloud storage is the dream of the post-PC, mobile-focused tech world…but we’re not quite there yet. There’s a limit to what you can get for free, especially if you go with one of the major services. Here’s an exhaustive list of all the cloud storage and photo services we could find across the web that have at least some free storage options. Use them all at once to save a million Steam games, or just find the best one with the biggest bucket for your most important files.

Source: All the Cloud Storage Services That Offer Free Storage

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How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

Posted on November 9, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Security | Tags: , , , , , , , |

ZDNet posts: Got a pile of old drives that you need to wipe before sending them to Silicon Heaven? Or do you want to wipe a drive in a computer that you are selling or giving away? Here are some tips and tricks to help you get the job done.

Source: How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) | ZDNet

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Evernote Limits Device Sharing for Free Users, Bumps Up the Price of Paid Plans

Posted on July 4, 2016. Filed under: Android, Apple, Everything, Freeware/Shareware, Online storage, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker posts that Evernote announced a change to its pricing plan alongside a new limitation for it’s free service. Both the Plus and Premium paid tiers get a price bump while the Basic plan now restricts you to just two devices.

Source: Evernote Limits Device Sharing for Free Users, Bumps Up the Price of Paid Plans

Ouch.

On the other hand, Microsoft has made OneNote free, and a very easy-to-use import tool is available. OneNote comes installed with Windows 10, anyway, as well as Mac/Android/iOS apps.

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File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

Posted on April 11, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker posts: Access to decent cloud storage is practically a necessity these days whether it’s for work or play, but everyone seems to have an opinion on which one is best. Let’s break down three of the most popular file syncing services out there and see which one reigns supreme.

Source: File Syncing Showdown: Google Drive vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

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Windows 10 upgrade left you low of storage space?

Posted on August 20, 2015. Filed under: Techniques, Windows 10 | Tags: , , , |

ZDNet has a post asking Windows 10 upgrade left you low of storage space? Free up gigabytes with a few clicks.

WARNING: doing this means you CAN NOT roll back to your old operating system.

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Manage, Move, Copy, and Migrate Files Between Cloud Storage Services with MultCloud

Posted on July 31, 2014. Filed under: Online storage | Tags: , , |

Manage, Move, Copy, and Migrate Files Between Cloud Storage Services with MultCloud.

Use MultCloud as if it were the Windows Explorer. It comes with all-in-one files management, including upload, download, cut, copy, paste, delete, rename, search, share and so on.”

Works for multiple online storage, such as Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon S3, Box, and more.

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Student sensei: Becoming the ultimate storage ninja

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Online storage | Tags: , |

ZDNet tells how to become a Student sensei: Becoming the ultimate storage ninja.

Become familiar with some of the alternatives in online storage and keep your data safe through computer crashes, lost flash drives, and other hazards.

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Gladinet Cloud Desktop Starter Edition

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Gladinet Cloud Desktop Starter Edition lets you map online storage like a drive on your computer.

ZDNet has instructions.

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DropTunes

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: MP3, Music, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

DropTunes “is a free and simple web service that plays the audio files contained within your Dropbox account. The site comes in Flash and HTML5 modes; the Flash mode only plays mp3 files whilst the HTML5 mode supports mp3, m4a, ogg, and wav audio formats.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Amazon Cloud Drive

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: MP3, Music, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

Amazon Cloud Drive has up to 5GB free online storage and more for pay.

Another interesting bonus: “When you purchase songs or albums from the Amazon MP3 Store, you can now save your purchases to your Cloud Drive. All your purchases are backed up and available for you to download at any time. Even better, you can listen to your music from any web-connected computer with Amazon Cloud Player. And the best part? When you save your Amazon MP3 Store purchases directly to your Cloud Drive, they don’t take up any of your storage space and are always stored for free.”

 

 

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Windows Live Mesh 2011

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

Windows Live Mesh 2011 is file sharing with sync built in.

Office Watch describes how it can be used.

5GB of free synced storage space using Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Available for Windows and Mac.

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iPhone Explorer uses your iPhone for storage

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Apple, Files, Freeware/Shareware, Macintosh, Phones | Tags: , , , , , |

iPhone Explorer is freeware that uses your iPhone like a storage drive for your other files.

For Windows and Mac — Freeware.

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Filevo – Filesharing Evolved

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Files, Online storage | Tags: , |

Filevo is a file sharing site which handles large loads (1GB for free  anonymous, 2GB for free registration, and 10GB if you pay).

Recommended by MakeUseOf and other sources.

Note: use any such sites at your own risk for security.

Also note that Filevo was blocked a while back when somebody loaded an illegal file and everything was held hostage (which could happen to other online storage, as well).  So don’t put on anything you cannot afford to lose if you short- or long-term lose access to any online storage.

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Ubuntu One

Posted on June 14, 2010. Filed under: Files, Linux, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

It had to happen.

Ubuntu One provides a free (2GB) or pay (more storage) for Linux users online.

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File Dropper: File Host up to 5GB files

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Files, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

File Dropper is a File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents and accepts files up to 5GB in size.  Upload, and share the link with whomever needs to download it.

No sign ups or registrations but signing up allows you to keep track of files, add password protection, make files private and delete files.

“Any individual utilizing the services provided by File Dropper does so at their own risk.”

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WeTransfer service for large (up to 2GB) files

Posted on December 7, 2009. Filed under: Files, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

WeTransfer is recommended by MakeUseOf.

“The only form you fill out is the one below which appears when you click ‘Go’ on the homepage. Tell it which file you want to send from your computer. Enter your e-mail address and that of the recipients and type a message.”

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MeCanto – your music collection on the web

Posted on October 25, 2009. Filed under: MP3, Music, Online storage, Phones | Tags: , , , , , , , |

MeCanto let you Listen to your music collection on the web and your mobile phone.

Features:

  • Upload and sync music using the PC client.
  • Unlimited free online storage for your music.
  • Music is neatly organized according to genre, artists, etc.
  • Create and edit your own playlists.
  • No need to manually sync again.
  • Use it on your mobile too.
  • Edit playlists online, search for videos on Youtube and scrobble it to your last.fm account.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Which Online Backup Service Is Best?

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: backups, Online storage | Tags: , , , , , , |

Bob Rankin has a post on Which Online Backup Service Is Best?.

Bob covers Carbonite, Mozy and iDrive as 3 of the biggest/most heavily advertised services.

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SpiderOak: Online Data Backup & Storage

Posted on August 11, 2009. Filed under: backups, Online storage | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf has a post about SpiderOak a Secure Online Data Backup & Storage service.

“SpiderOak is a secure online data backup, sync, sharing, remote access and storage tool. It is easy to use and lets you upload your files and access them from any Internet-connected device. It works quietly in the background and automatically backups and syncs your data across multiple computers and has a versioning system, which lets you rollback to previous versions of a stored file and access deleted files

It claims to have up to 15 times faster upload rate due to its compression and de-duplication technology. It’s fault tolerant design protects your data against any unforeseen events such as a network timeout, power outage and possible human errors.”

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