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    Cloud Commander: A sanity-saving single point of access to your cloud storage

    Posted July 30, 2014 - 12:23 pm

    Cloud Commander lets you connect to your Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, Copy.com, Bitcasa, Picasa, and Flickr accounts in one place. It can also act as a WebDAV or FTP client.
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    5 great free iOS and Android apps for organizing and sharing photos

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    Got photos you want to organize and share on your Android or iOS device? There are plenty of apps out there -- here are five of my favorite free ones.
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    Two cloud backup and sync programs you can't live without

    Posted March 17, 2014 - 1:59 pm

    There are plenty of backup and sync solutions out there, and choosing the best among them can be tough. But there are two that stand out from the pack -- check them out, because they well might surprise you.
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    Google Drive versus Microsoft OneDrive: Which is best for you?

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Google Drive and Microsoft's OneDrive are both very good solutions for cloud-based storage that integrates directly with your traditional PCs and mobile devices. Which one is best for you?
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    Loaded and locked: 3 seriously secure cloud storage services

    Posted March 6, 2014 - 12:13 pm

    For the truly paranoid, storage that's encrypted from start to finish and accessible by no one else, ever.
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    Review: 3 new scanners store your documents in the cloud

    Posted March 3, 2014 - 5:43 pm

    If you regularly need to store documents in the cloud, a desktop scanner could help. We look at three new devices from Brother, Neat Company and DCT that approach the task in different ways.
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    Averail Access aces mobility management test

    Posted January 22, 2014 - 3:21 pm

    Innovative service protects data stored in places like Box, Dropbox, SharePoint and Salesforce.
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    5 great free tools to manage all your cloud storage

    Posted November 22, 2013 - 11:28 am

    How to keep track of all the files you have on all your cloud storage services? It's easier than you think -- I've rounded up five free apps and tools that let you do it for free.
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    Review: Box beats Dropbox -- and all the rest -- for business

    Posted November 6, 2013 - 3:23 pm

    Box trumps Dropbox, Egnyte, Citrix ShareFile, EMC Syncplicity, and OwnCloud with rich mix of file sync, file sharing, user management, deep reporting, and enterprise integration.
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    WD My Cloud: A better, more secure alternative to cloud storage

    Posted October 3, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    Who needs Dropbox when you can get 2TB of web-accessible storage this cheap?
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    IDriveSync secures cloud storage

    Posted September 4, 2013 - 4:37 pm

    Cloud storage and security are two concepts that many people think are exclusive. But that's not the case with IDriveSync, a cloud storage tool that puts the user in control of security.
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    Upload files to Dropbox via email with Send to Dropbox

    Posted August 20, 2013 - 11:55 am

    If you're looking for a simpler way to send content directly to Dropbox, Send to Dropbox has you covered. This free service generates an email address, and any attachments sent to that address are automatically saved to Dropbox.
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    Four excellent Dropbox alternatives for your small-business storage needs

    Posted August 19, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    Dropbox revolutionized the way we share information, and no enterprises have enjoyed the benefits more than small businesses. Cloud storage has enabled them to access critical data from the road, work across geographic boundaries, easily share large files, and do away with costly physical infrastructure.
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    Open Drive turns cloud storage services into one big file sharing network

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    You can keep your Google Drive files private, or you can use it as one huge file sharing network. Many Google Drive users allow public access to their files, which means that if they have a certain type of file that you also need, you can request a copy...if you can find it.
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    Synchronize any Windows folder on your PC with Dropbox, thanks to Dropbox Folder Sync

    Posted April 1, 2013 - 5:53 pm

    Dropbox is a useful service that proves its worth time and time again. But to sync your data to other computers and mobile devices, you need to get that data into the default Dropbox folder in the first place, and sometimes that can prove problematic. Some data--such as browser profiles (Firefox), games points and profiles, Outlook data files, and password manager files (such as KeePass)-- can't be moved. For this, you will need Dropbox Folder Sync.
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    SugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on

    Posted February 15, 2013 - 1:08 pm

    SugarSync recently rolled out a new-look interface with new features. Is it enough to push the cloud storage service over the top?
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    5 enterprise alternatives to Dropbox

    Posted September 19, 2012 - 10:52 am

    The recent Dropbox data breach has many IT executives telling employees not to use it. These five products offer the administrative and security features that may restore their faith in cloud data storage.
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    ownCloud: The cloud sharing service you control

    Posted August 16, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    This service is still a little rough around the edges, but it allows you to share files and data without entrusting your information to a third party. Check out this bundle of tips, tricks, and unknown features to get the most out of your ownCloud.
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    Top cloud services for online backup

    Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:21 am

    You can lose your valuable data in plenty of ways, including hard-drive failure, theft (laptops are particularly vulnerable), and catastrophe (fire, extreme weather, earthquake). Although the cloud can’t rebuild your home or office after a disaster, it can provide a safe haven for your files.
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    SkyDrive looks to compete with Dropbox, Google Drive

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    SkyDrive seemed destined to be another Microsoft also-ran product. Although introduced long before the current wave of cloud-based synchronization and storage services, SkyDrive had a number of frustrating limits, and comprised two separately named services (central and peer-to-peer file transfer) under one hood. Then Microsoft did something marvelous. The same week that Google released its long-expected Google Drive, Microsoft unveiled a thorough revamping of SkyDrive into an explicable and competitive service. (Microsoft lists the version that I reviewed as version 16.4.)
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    10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Even with all the online storage now available, sharing files -- especially large ones -- can still be a problem. We look at 10 online services that aim to make it simpler.
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    Dolly Drive offers a variety of online storage services

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 10:33 am

    Dolly Drive has expanded its basic features, and winds up now being a one-stop solution for local and Internet-hosted backups, synchronization, and remote Finder-mountable disk storage, with a disk cloning utility thrown in
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    Hands on with Google Drive

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Start your engines: Google’s long-rumored Drive service is officially out and ready for a test… well, drive. The search giant’s answer to services like Dropbox, Drive offers 5GB of free online storage space that also syncs with a local folder on the desktop of your Mac or PC. (An Android app is currently available, with an iOS app in the works.)
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    Online backup services keep your data safe

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    It's a fact of modern life that archiving data is essential to prevent a data disaster. Still, something like one-third of computers are never backed up, according to 2,257 respondents in a recent Backblaze poll carried out by Harris Interactive. The survey came to the dismal conclusion that a scant 7% of users practice safe computing by archiving their systems on a daily (or nightly) basis.
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    Riverbed Whitewater: Data deduplication for cloud storage

    Posted July 14, 2011 - 10:56 am

    Strong data deduplication and built-in support for key cloud storage providers reduce online storage needs while maximizing data protection

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