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    How to collaborate on Google Docs?

    Posted July 20, 2014 - 11:55 am

    I’m working on a paper with a couple of people in other states. In the “old days” we used to email documents back and forth, but luckily we are past the need to do that. Since it is a mix of Windows and Mac users and we can all use Google Docs, I thought that might be the way to go, but I’ve never used Docs for group mark-ups and editing.
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    Have revelations about government spying slowed cloud adoption?

    Posted July 15, 2014 - 6:33 pm

    Has all of the news about the NSA spying on pretty much everyone and intercepting much of the electronic communication in the US slowed cloud adoption?
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    How to use Google Cloud Print with iOS devices?

    Posted July 11, 2014 - 6:13 am

    My house is all pretty much all Android and Windows devices, but my girlfriend has an iPhone and iPad. I have Google Cloud Print set up so it is easy for me to print from any device anytime I am home. Is there a way for her to use Cloud Print with her iOS devices as well?
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    How to stop iCloud message from auto scrolling on Windows laptop?

    Posted July 4, 2014 - 6:44 pm

    When I try to read email messages using iCloud on my laptop and attempt to scroll down in the preview pane, it just keeps scrolling back up. Strange and annoying. It just started happening. I’m using an HP Windows 7 laptop with the chrome browser.
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    Hadoop or salesforce?

    Posted June 30, 2014 - 2:44 am

    I am a java developer with 2+ years of experience. I know Java, J2EE, Struts and Hibernate. I wish to pursue a career with hadoop or salesforce. I am worried choose between the two thinking of the scope of my career for next 5 years. What is your suggestion?
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    Will the Court decision in the Aereo case impact other cloud computing companies?

    Posted June 26, 2014 - 1:56 am

    The Supreme Court just ruled against Aereo, the company that gave out antennas to subscribers that allowed them to send the signal to a cloud based DVR and stream the signal back. The Court found this infringed on the rights of TV broadcasters. Will this impact cloud storage providers who allow users to store music and movies in the cloud?
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    What’s the difference between Onedrive for Business and “normal” Onedrive?

    Posted June 19, 2014 - 8:03 pm

    Microsoft offers a version of Onedrive for businesses named, creatively, Onedrive for Business. How does Onedrive for Business differ from the version of Onedrive offered for individual use, aside from pricing additional storage space?
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    How to use iTunes on Chromebook?

    Posted June 9, 2014 - 8:21 pm

    I saw a really nice deal on a Chromebook, and I think I will pick one up. One question, though - can I use iTunes on a Chromebook?
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    How significant are Apple’s changes to iCloud?

    Posted June 8, 2014 - 9:56 pm

    Apple apparently announced that they are making changes to iCloud. I’m not an Apple user personally, but I’ve had to help out a friend of mine who is not at all tech savvy a few times, and when I had to deal with iCloud it seemed more like a second tier product. That’s not what I would have expected from Apple.
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    What happened at Joyent to take down their datacenter?

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

    On Tuesday, Joynet went down for a while, and I've heard it blamed on a mistake by a single admin. Could a single admin take down an entire data center with one mistake?
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    How to use a printer that is not "Cloud Ready" with Google Cloud Print?

    Posted May 23, 2014 - 5:54 am

    How can I use a printer that does not come with Google Cloud Print capability out of the box. I just got a Brother laser printer and installed it on my network, but I can't seem to figure out how to add it to Cloud Print.
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    Should work critical applications ever be cloud based?

    Posted May 17, 2014 - 11:01 am

    I suspect a lot of other people are asking themselves this question after Adobe Creative Cloud was down for over a day. There are a lot of people that missed deadlines because of this, and Adobe forced the subscription, cloud-only model on everyone so there was no fall-back unless you have physical copies of the older software versions.
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    How to mitigate risk of a cloud provider going out of business?

    Posted May 8, 2014 - 7:33 pm

    I’ve never had to face this issue, thank goodness, but what steps should a company take to make sure they are prepared for the possibility that their cloud provider could go out of business?
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    How to fix iCloud error when opening Pages file?

    Posted May 2, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    When trying to open a Pages file that is stored in iCloud, I got a “LibrarianErrorDomain Error 1 - unable to initiate download” message. What can I do to resolve this, I need to access that file?
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    How to minimize latency in cloud computing?

    Posted April 25, 2014 - 5:31 am

    I have two questions: Is latency still a significant issue with cloud computing, and if so, what can a cloud user do to minimize latency?
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    Can I redirect an iPad microphone to be used in a MS cloud?

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 11:37 pm

    I use iPads that run an app called pocket cloud to connect to a windows server (2008r) where all business programs run. Can redirect the microphone or camera to be used in the cloud?
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    Are cloud based solutions effective against DDoS attacks?

    Posted April 18, 2014 - 6:45 am

    The options for protecting against DDoS attacks basically comes down to a hardware based or cloud based solution. Hardware is the traditional way and if utilized properly it is effective, but it can also be very expensive. Do the cloud based options perform as well and offer the same level of protection?
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    Why is Nintendo shutting down Wii online services?

    Posted April 12, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    I still play my Wii from time to time, and I was not pleased to learn that Nintendo was shutting down it’s online gaming, leaderboards, matchmaking, etc. It has been less than a year and a half since the Wii U was released and you can still buy a new Wii.
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    How to stop photos from automatically uploading with My Photo Stream?

    Posted March 25, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    I like My Photo Stream because it takes my iPhone photos and saves them to iCloud. What I don’t like is that it takes ALL my photos and does it immediately. That means all those photos of my fingertips, my feet, and my blurry cat are uploaded and I have to go in manually and delete them later.
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    Easiest way to transfer data from a cloud db to a local db?

    Posted March 19, 2014 - 11:10 pm

    I'm doing some competitive price crawling as a service. Right now, my crawlers write to an AWS MySQL cloud database. In order to transfer the data to the client, I currently have to export it to an excel spreadsheet and offer it as a download.
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    Are there significant differences in user experience between Office and Office 365?

    Posted March 15, 2014 - 10:25 pm

    I understand that Office 2013 is a traditional desktop application and Office 365 is a cloud based offering, so that’s not really my question. My question is more IS there a real difference between the cloud and desktop versions? Will I suffer for choosing cloud-based 365?
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    How to write musical notation in Google Docs (or Google Drive)?

    Posted March 12, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    Is there a way to write musical notation when using Google Docs, the word processor component of Google Drive?
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    How can I recover my iCloud Security Code?

    Posted February 26, 2014 - 1:12 am

    I entered the wrong iCloud security code a number of times for my iCloud Keychain, and now I’m locked out. It’s a 4-digit PIN, just like my ATM, and I wasn’t thinking and kept entering my ATM PIN. Is there any way to recover an iCloud security code?
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    Which characters are not allowed for file names in SkyDrive?

    Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    I sometimes get an error message when I try to upload files to SkyDrive/OneDrive that says “the file name contains characters that are not allowed.” Ok, I’m fine with that, but it doesn’t tell me which characters are forbidden. Other than trial and error, is there any way to tell which characters are not allowed by SkyDrive?
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    What are the most important metrics for SaaS?

    Posted February 14, 2014 - 5:51 am

    I’m doing some work for a small SaaS company, and the owner is trying to get a better handle on the actual business side of his company. What are the key metrics that a SaaS provider should look at to gauge the health of his business?

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