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Monday, September 19, 2011

Need Online Backup? Try ZenOK Free

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

http://free.zenok.com/

"ZenOK Free is an experiment in a new kind of Online Backup built on the idea that you should never have to lose your documents, spreadsheets and photos (again), and you should always be able to access the file you want."

Software development company ZenOK has an interesting offer you may want to check out if you need upwards of 21GB of online storage. To get the storage space you need to either send a tweet for them or share their page on Facebook. It may be worth it to give it a try. If you do, drop back here and let us know how the service worked for you.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wuala: The Best Alternative to Dropbox?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 03:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/#!5798179/wua...xtra-free-space

If you're looking to get more bang for your buck than what Dropbox offers, Wuala might be worth checking out: their prices are cheaper, they have more "in-between" pricing in terms of storage, and they cover the Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android platforms. Perhaps the coolest thing they've done though is allow you to offer Wuala the use of your hard drive; if you give them 100 GB of space on a your always-on computer (that's an important part), you'll get 70 GB of storage on their servers. Given how cheap local storage is, that seems like a good deal to me! I'm a very happy Dropbox user, but I find myself tempted by this...how about you?


Thursday, March 10, 2011

2015 The Tipping Point for Cloud Computing? Intel Thinks So

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-fea...g-tipping-point

"Intel, like many other industry heavyweights, believes we are navigating towards a cyber future that will be heavily dominated by Cloud-based computing. According to Intel exec Jason Waxman, the rapidly evolving Cloud is already serving consumers and businesses by hosting terabytes of games, videos, pictures, databases and e-mail accounts.
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Ah, the cloud. You can't go for ten minutes nowadays without hearing the word. This article discusses one of the potential pitfalls of the cloud that will need to be addressed going forward: where the data actually resides, how vulnerable the data is to legal prying, and how much confidence the consumer has it the system. One thing's for sure: with an increasing number of consumers storing more and more of their information online instead of a local hard drive, these questions will need to be resolved.


Friday, October 15, 2010

ADrive Online Storage and Backup Service

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Software" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.adrive.com/

"ADrive's Basic plan offers individual users 50GB of online storage and backup for all file types including access to our basic service features, all for FREE. With our Basic plan you will have the essentials to store, backup, share, and edit your documents online. The Basic plan is intended for individual or personal use. Business users can view our Signature and Premium plans for more security, storage, and access."

At first blush, ADrive's Basic plan sounds like a winner: free online storage for up to 50GB of data certainly sounds attractive. However, the phrase "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" may be applicable here, as a closer look reveals some potential flaws in ADrive's Basic plan, and while some users might willingly accept these in a free plan, others - myself included - will probably choose to look elsewhere. The Basic plan lacks both file encryption and an automatic backup utility, uses 3rd Party Advertisements to offset costs, and is prone to at least occasional down time, all of which makes it more suitable for use as a storage location for casual files, as opposed to a backup solution for even a personal computer (which likely contains numerous sensitive data files). Either of ADrive's billable plans overcome these objections - as the "ADrive Team" notes: "As the saying goes, you get what you pay for!" - but I still left their site with a couple of overall concerns: no where on the site was I able to find an address, telephone number, or a list of corporate officers for ADrive, and their TOS contains a disclaimer that seemed confounding: "Adrive shall have no responsibility for and does not guarantee the integrity, completeness or availability of Storage Data residing on Adrive's equipment." Is this a generic disclaimer used by all online storage services? Are you tempted by the ADrive Basic plan? Or do you have an alternative that you think is better suited to your needs?


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