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Jolicloud for iOS Gives You Access to Your Personal Cloud Anywhere [IPhone Downloads]
iOS: The personalized cloud manager and social organizing tool Jolicloud has released an iPhone app that gives you access to all your social network media files in one place. More »
iPhone_Downloads  Cloud  Ios_downloads  Ipad_downloads  Social_Networking  Social_Networks  from google
may 2012 by pclaypool
Dropbox enables drag-and-drop uploads on web browsers
Finished convincing friends, family and perfect strangers alike to sign up to Dropbox -- and selfishly upping your own storage in the process. The cloud storage service has just made changes to its web-baser interface, adding drag-and-drop functionality from your folders and desktop. The feature works across Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers and once the site detects the movement, it'll start uploading to that ethereal data cloud in the sky. You can start dragging those files around at the source now.
Dropbox enables drag-and-drop uploads on web browsers originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Apr 2012 05:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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chrome  cloud  cloud_storage  CloudStorage  drag_and_drop  DragAndDrop  dropbox  firefox  safari  web_browser  WebBrowser  from google
april 2012 by pclaypool
Dropbox Will Give You 32GB of Free Storage for Referring Friends [Dropbox]
Dropbox just doubled up its referral program which means more free storage for you. If you're a free user, you get 500MB of storage space for each Dropbox referral, with a maximum of 32 referrals for 16GB of space. More »
dropbox  Cloud  Cloud_Storage  Storage  from google
april 2012 by pclaypool
Greplin Searches Your Personal Cloud Data on Your iPhone [IPhone Downloads]
iPhone: Previously mentioned personal cloud data searching tool Greplin has released an app for the iPhone that sifts through data in your various online accounts as you type. If you have a web-based Greplin account already, you just need to sign in and everything is ready to go one your phone. More »
iPhone_Downloads  Cloud  Cloud_search  Downloads  dropbox  Gmail  ios  ipad  iPhone  ipod_touch  Search  from google
october 2011 by pclaypool
How to Ditch Your Laptop for an iPad
A computer magazine advocating ditching your laptop for an iPad? It’s not just possible -- it’s awesome!If hotcakes were selling like iPads, IHOP would be the hottest investment on the block. But hold the maple syrup -- despite the higher price tag on most Macs, Apple’s making more money off iPads these days. Its Q3 2011 iPad earnings were $6.05 billion, up 179 percent since the previous year. Meanwhile, Mac sales raked in $5.1 billion…representing gains of only 16 percent.

What’s driving the iPad’s explosive growth? The “cool factor” is certainly part of it, but the iPad’s utility is the foundation of its success. It’s terrific as a second computing device (the first being a Mac or PC), and for many of us, it’s taking the spotlight as our primary platform for work, email, browsing, and beyond. Thanks to the cutting-edge offerings in the App Store (15 billion downloads served!), it’s even more practical than ever before to handle all your productivity needs with an iPad. We’re talking photographing checks to deposit them, piping video calls to your TV, and loads more. But how?That’s the beating heart of this story. Whether you want your iPad to become your work machine or you simply want to be sure you’re wringing every last drop of productivity out of it, we’ll show you how to set up the apps and accessories you’ll need to put your iPad front and center.
The Best Productivity Money Can BuyThese must-have apps will help you work smarter with your iPad.When switching to an iPad as your central computing device, the biggest adjustment from a traditional computer may be typing up documents and staying productive; after all, the App Store is always there to tempt you with a large number of amazing distractions. That’s why we’ve unearthed several well-designed apps that’ll keep you focused and working.Apple’s own iWork suite -- comprised of Pages ($9.99), Numbers ($9.99), and Keynote ($9.99) -- is considered the gold standard for productivity on the iPad, and its polished apps take after the Mac originals while also taking into consideration the touchscreen and form factor of the device. Pages puts easy document creation at your fingertips and includes support for Microsoft Word files, while Numbers lets you create spectacular-looking spreadsheets and Keynote puts snazzy presentations within reach. All three apps also now work on the iPhone and iPod touch, giving you easy access to documents wherever you are.

Cut the noise with iA Writer’s excellent Focus Mode.
But if you’re seeking worthwhile alternatives to Apple’s apps, fear not -- stellar substitutions are plentiful. For writing, we love iA Writer ($4.99), a no-nonsense option that includes hugely helpful additional keyboard functions, along with a Focus Mode that only displays the last couple of lines for distraction-free, stream-of-consciousness typing. And if you’re a power user looking to take control of your data and present it with stylized graphs and diagrams, consider OmniGraphSketcher ($14.99) and OmniGraffle ($49.99), which both put a lot of creating power on the iPad’s touchscreen.But let’s say you’re just looking to take quick notes instead of writing out an entire paper or document. Evernote (free) is an excellent way to jot down text notes and quick audio recordings and have them be automatically transferred between devices. So you can write up a quick shopping list at home on your iPad and then check it on your iPhone without thinking about syncing. The core service is free, but premium subscription options are also available for heavy users.If you prefer to physically write down your notes, however, be sure to snag Notes Plus ($4.99), a well-produced app that gives you virtual notebook pages upon which to scribble your every thought and sketch. Thoughtful features like undo and redo functions and natural palm-led scrolling make this app easy to love. Be sure to grab an iPad-compatible stylus to make the most of the experience.

Bento is a gorgeous all-in-one productivity app.
And since staying on point can be difficult when the iPad offers so many entertaining diversions, we dug up several worthwhile task-management apps that can help you stay on target. One of the best is Things for iPad ($19.99), which lets you easily build a detailed to-do list (as well as larger, multi-step projects) and check off items as they’re completed. Things also syncs wirelessly with the Mac version, in case you’re also using it at home or work. But if you want something a bit more affordable, Bento for iPad ($4.99) is a smart and attractive option, and it also provides note-taking and contact-listing elements alongside its basic to-do list functionality.
Utilize Those UtilitiesBridge the gap between iPad and computer with apps for everything from security to printing.A few choice utility apps can help ease the transition from a traditional computer to the iPad, especially if you need to stay both productive and protected. The handy 1Password for iPad ($9.99) stores and encrypts all your private information and lets you automatically log into websites without racking your brain for user names and passwords. And with its auto-lock feature, you don’t need to worry about spreading secure data if your iPad is ever lost or stolen.

You can rest easy when your iPad’s encrypted with 1Password.
If you plan on regularly using your iPad to read PDF documents and other files, GoodReader for iPad ($4.99) is an absolute must. This robust app effortlessly displays a wide variety of file types -- including PowerPoint presentations, books, and even audio and video clips—and it supports a large number of PDF annotations, so you’ll generally lose little in translation.

GoodReader is aptly named.
And while many apps print directly to the select line of AirPrint-compatible printers, you’ll want PrintCentral for iPad ($8.99) if you have an older or incompatible wireless printer -- it makes printing a snap on most such models. Even older wired printers can get in on the mix, though you’ll need to download a free program on a nearby computer. Still, it’s a lot cheaper than buying a whole new printer just for the iPad!
Communication is TransactionalKeep your friends close with the right App Store purchases.Keeping up with all your friends and work contacts is easy as pie on the iPad, and you don’t need multiple apps to juggle your IM conversations across different networks. Simply use BeejiveIM for iPad ($4.99), an all-in-one option that supports AIM, MobileMe, MSN, Google Talk, Facebook, and other services, making quick chats a breeze. And since push notifications are built in, you’ll never miss an important message when you’re typing up a document or surfing the web.

BeejiveIM supports almost every IM channel and looks gorgeous doing it.
But if visual and vocal communication are needed, turn to the old standby Skype (free). The recently released iPad version delivers video-chat functionality using both the front and back cameras of the iPad 2, as well as VoIP voice calls via Wi-Fi or a 3G data plan. Plus, it’ll work with all your contacts on computers, iPhones, and other devices. And if you have a camera-less iPad 1, everything except video chatting works just fine -- you’ll receive incoming video feeds, but obviously you can only transmit audio.

Uploading clips to YouTube has never been easier.
You don’t have to look far to find unique communication options on the iPad 2, though. We all know about Apple’s FaceTime, but did you realize you can hook up your iPad 2 to a TV with the Apple VGA Adapter ($29) or Digital AV Adapter ($39) for large-scale video chats? Along those lines, Apple’s basic Camera app lets you upload your recorded clips directly to YouTube, giving you a quick and easy way to share home videos with friends—or the world!
More Money, Fewer ProblemsThe right apps will make the iPad your new digital wallet.If you’re running a small business -- especially a mobile one without a dedicated retail location -- the free Square app can be an absolute necessity. Using the free credit card reader attachment (obtained by mail at squareup.com), you’ll be able to swipe cards anywhere using a customizable and detailed point-of-sale app; Square takes 2.75 percent of the sale price as the total commission for the service. Customers can even open tabs or leave tips, as well as sign for the card right on the screen. It’s easily one of the most impressive iPad apps in any category.If you’re just looking to manage your own personal finances, however, several helpful apps out there can be your bookkeeper. For simple budgeting of your monthly income and expenditures, try PocketMoney ($4.99), which lets you manually input your various debts and transactions and track them over a large period of time. And if you play the stock market, be sure to snag the free Bloomberg for iPad app, which lets you track various stocks and includes up-to-the-minute details on prices and fluctuations, as well as scads of recent news stories regarding each listed company.

The Bloomberg app is almost as impressive as those Apple stocks.
Many large banking institutions in North America have their own dedicated (and free) iPad apps, including Bank of America for iPad, Citibank for iPad, and Chase Mobile, the last of which actually lets you deposit paper checks by photographing them with the iPad 2 camera. It’ll save you time and a trip to the bank, but it’s also a damn cool innovation! Other banks have their own dedicated apps as well, so search around the App Store—or switch to one of these modern, iPad-supporting banks.

Chase Mobile deposits your checks right from the couch.

Head in the CloudsKeep your important files handy even when your Mac is far away.Until iOS 5 moves our documents to the iCloud and Apple finally dispenses with iTunes’ clunky, multi-step file-sharing method, we’ll all just have to rely on App Store solutions for a little longer. Of course, there’s always Dropbox (free), but … [more]
Analysis  AppLife  cloud  Features  iOS  iOS_5  iPad  iPad_accessories  Mac  Personal_Finance  portable  productivity_apps  Work  How-Tos  from google
september 2011 by pclaypool
How to Move Your iDisk Files to Dropbox
With iCloud lurking in the not so distant future, MobileMe users may be wondering what will happen to their files on iDisk. While Apple has yet to release their plan for MobileMe to iCloud transitions, we can only assume that Apple will phase out iDisk in favor of document syncing and storage in iCloud. If you’re like us, however, you’ll want to take your files off of iDisk and store them on Dropbox or another online storage service. Follow this article’s author, Cory Bohon on Twitter.
Gallery  Amazon  apple  cloud  Dropbox  Google  iCloud  Mac  MobileMe  Online  Storage  How-Tos  from google
june 2011 by pclaypool
How to Build Your Own Online Cloud
Computing up "in the clouds" is the new craze. With an abundance of cloud services available from Google, Microsoft and independent companies like Dropbox, one might wonder why you’d need to build your own server solution. But, what if you don’t like the idea of leaving your personal data on another company’s server? Then, you build your own online cloud to store and retrieve your data remotely. In this article, we’ll show you how to use a Mac to set up your own cloud services, including storing and transferring files, streaming media, and even using your Mac to serve up web pages. You can then access these services remotely on your Mac or an iOS device.
What You’ll Need:>> Mac with OS X Snow Leopard >> “Always-on” internet connection
Storing and Transferring Files1. Store and Transfer Files with HamachiWe’ve covered setting up Hamachi for use as an iTunes Home Sharing server before, but you can also use it to retrieve and send files to and from other Macs (and Windows PCs) that are connected to the same Hamachi Virtual Private Network. After following our previous article to set up the Hamachi network, navigate to System Preferences  > Sharing. Ensure that the checkbox beside of File Sharing is checked. This will allow administrators to access all of the drives on the Mac and will allow other users to access shared folders.After logging into your Hamachi VPN, open a Finder window. Just as if you were on your local network, your Shared computers connected to the same VPN will show up under the Shared heading.
2. Use SSH/SFTP to Access Files on-the-goWe previously covered how to access your files on-the-go via your Mac through SFTP by enabling and configuring SSH on your Mac and network. SSH (or Secure Shell) provides access to your Mac’s files through a protocol called SFTP (Secure FTP). Using this method, you can access your files no matter where you are as long as you have an Internet connection and an FTP client. To access your files using a Mac, use an SFTP client like Panic’s Transmit or Cyberduck. If you’re trying to access your files from an iOS device over SFTP, try an application like Good Reader.
Streaming Media1. Use Home Sharing with HamachiSetting up the Hamachi VPN on your Macs, you can also access iTunes Home Sharing through iTunes on multiple computers. This means that you can remotely stream music from your home Mac over the Internet. So, no matter where you are, you can still get your groove on without purchasing or setting up any additional services. To learn more about setting up Hamachi to stream media using iTunes Home Sharing, read our previous article.
2. Air Video to Watch Videos On-the-GoAir Video (iTunes App Store, $2.99) is a great two-part application: one that resides on your Mac and one on your iPhone. The iPhone version of the application will connect to its Mac counterpart and allow you to access all of the video media that is stored on your Mac. It’s accessible whether on your internal hard drive or on some externally connected device.

When you have selected a file you would like to play, you will be presented with several different options. The standard play button is available if you have a good network connection and have an iOS-compatible file, and will allow you to play the file straight over the network. If you don’t have a good connection, or have an incompatible file, selecting the Play with Live Conversion button will convert and buffer the file so that it plays without interruption over your network connection. You can also convert the file by specifying some conversion settings, or add the file to iTunes on the Mac you’re browsing.

Air Video works especially well when you have a large collection of (legally-attained) movies and/or TV shows on your home Mac, but don’t want to waste precious space on your iOS device by syncing all of them through iTunes.
3. Download Media over SFTPIf you have enabled the SFTP access on your Mac, you can use an application on your iOS device like GoodReader or Files Connect to download (and/or stream) non-DRM songs and other media to your device. We’ll show you how to do it in Good Reader. Once in GoodReader, tap on the Connect to Servers heading, and tap on the Add button. From here, give the connection a name, type in the hostname (or IP address) of your home Mac, and specify a username and password. Once you've finished, tap Add.
Next, tap on your computer you just set up in the Connect to Servers listing. This will connect to your Mac and display the files. Download the file that you want to play to any of your folders in GoodReader. Next, close out of the SFTP connection and head over to the location you downloaded the file to inside of GoodReader. Tap on the file to play the song.
 
Using this method, you could create a folder called Music, where you could proceed to download your songs to. This folder could then act like a playlist, allowing you to skip and play/pause your music. It may not be ideal for everyone, but hey, it works.
 
Web Page Storage1. Use Mac OS X’s Built-in Web Page CapabilitiesApple includes a web server built right into every copy of Mac OS X. This Apache server allows you to serve up simple HTML web pages to people on your local network or around the world. To turn on and use this personal server, navigate to System Preferences > Sharing. Once there, check the box labeled Web Sharing. This will turn the web sharing feature on and present you with the address path to access your personal website. To add files to your web storage space, navigate to the Sites folder inside of your home folder. The file "index.html" will be the main page that will be loaded whenever someone navigates to the website address that System Preferences gives you. If you want to expose your website to the Internet, you will need to get a static IP address and set up Port Forwarding (which we've covered before) to your computer on port 80. Setting up a simple web server with Mac OS X is as easy as a few clicks around in System Preferences. Of course, if you want a more powerful server, check out the next section.
2. Set up your own MAMP ServerIf you want to set up your own MAMP (Mac, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) server, then look no further than the MAMP project. This is an application that, once installed, gives you a full server with the functionality that you’d expect from paid hosting, like databases and PHP page processing. We’ve already covered how to do this in our article on creating your own server environment using the client version of Mac OS X.
 
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Amazon  cloud  File_Sharing  Google  iPad  iPhone  iPod  Mac  media_streaming  Services  Web_Hosting  How-Tos  from google
april 2011 by pclaypool
How To Use Picasa to Manage an Online Photo Album
Get the most out of keeping your photos in Google’s cloud with these pro tipsGoogle’s photo-management software comes in two flavors: desktop software you install on your Mac and an online version called Picasa Web Albums. While you’ll want to sort, organize, tag, rate, and edit the gigabytes of digital photos you’ve collected on your desktop, Picasa’s Web Albums interface makes publishing and collaborating on those photos easier.
Make Your Photo Albums Collaborative
Pool your event photos easily with Picasa.
When you’ve taken photos at an event—say, a wedding—everyone’s got their own pictures, and they’re not always stored in the same place. But when you share a photo album in Picasa Web Albums, you can allow others to edit the photos in it, as well as add new photos to make that album collaborative. In both Picasa and Picasa Web Albums, choose an album or folder of photos, and click the Share button at the top. In the Share Photos dialog, enter the email addresses of the people you want to see the album, and check the “Let these people contribute to my album” box to grant them permissions. Now your collaborators can add and edit photo captions, apply name tags, edit the photos themselves, and add photos to the album. Just remember that any photos added by collaborators will count toward your Picasa storage quota.
Automatically Sync Photos (and Edits)
Sync your edits automatically.
Once you publish a photo album in Picasa Web Albums, you don’t have to re-upload an image by hand every time you change a caption, add a name tag, or crop a photo. Instead, you can automatically sync changes to photos. To do so, go to the desktop app and select an album or a folder of photos. Toggle on the “Sync to Web” control and sign into your Google account. Now, configure your sync settings—what size photos should be, whether or not they should have a watermark, whether they should be public or private—and start automatically syncing that local album to Picasa Web Albums.
Upload Photos Via Email
You don’t have to wait until you’re back at your Mac to upload to Picasa.
Sure, you can upload photos to your online albums from within Picasa itself, but you can also upload photos via email—perfect for iPhone snaps. To set up your upload email address, go to Picasa Web Albums and click the Settings link in the top-right corner. Under the General tab, in the “Upload photos by email” section, check the box next to “Allow me to upload photos by email.” Enter a secret word to get your unique email address, and click the Save Changes button. Now add that secret email address to your contacts. Next time you snap a photo from your smartphone and want to instantly upload it to Picasa, send it via email to that address. To add a photo directly to a particular album, enter the name of the album in the subject line of your message.
Group Your Photos by the People in ThemMuch like iPhoto, both Picasa and Picasa Web Albums can recognize faces in your photos and let you identify those faces by assigning Name Tags to them. Once your photos are loaded into Picasa on the desktop, it will scan them and place all the images with faces in them in an Unnamed People album (under People in the left column). Browse that album and add a name to each person pictured to identify them. If you’re signed into your Google account, link those photos with the corresponding person in your Google Contacts list.

Find all your Macworld Expo pictures of Sinbad with one click.
For each person you identify, Picasa creates a person-specific album and continually scans your library for new photos with faces matching ones you’ve already tagged. Picasa will ask you to confirm its name-tag suggestions, and those suggestions are often, but not always, accurate. Regardless, you can always correct an inaccurate name tag. Picasa Web Albums also uses name tags, and can list photos by the people in them. To turn on this feature, click the Try It button on the right side of your album list in the Name Tags section.
Put Your Photos on the MapYou can easily add location information—aka geotags—to your photos and display them on a Google Map with each photo pinned to the location where it was shot. To assign location data in the desktop app, click the Places button on the bottom right, between People and Tags. In the Google Maps panel that appears, search for an address. Once you’ve found the location where a photo was taken, click OK in the “Put photo here?” dialog.

Place your photos on a map, and even view them in Google Earth.
In Picasa Web Albums, choose a photo, and in the information panel on the right, click the Add Location link to find an address in Google Maps, and then put the photo there. Once you’ve geotagged your photos, you can view a map of photos by clicking the View Map link for an album.
Make Money with Google AdSense!Google’s AdSense service is a great way to make some extra change without digging through the couch cushions for quarters. All you have to do is place a simple snippet of JavaScript in your website’s source code, and Google will start serving up ads on your site. Then, every time a reader clicks, you’ll hear “cha-ching” all the way to the bank...or something like that, anyway.

Could these cheap motels be the making of your Scrooge McDuck fortune?
Signing up for AdSense (google.com/adsense) is easy. Once you’re logged in, choose between an “ad unit” or a “link unit”—an ad unit is an advertisement box containing either text ads, image ads, or both, while a link unit is a box containing relevant links to other sites based on the content on your webpage. From there, choose the format and colors that work with your design. Google’s Help section (google.com/adsense/adformats) includes examples of what each ad format looks like. Then, create an Ad Channel, which enables you to track the performance of the ad unit you are creating. For instance, you can create a new channel for each site you are placing ads on to see which particular site is making you the most money. The final screen lets you specify a name for the ad unit you just created; then click the Submit and Get Code button. All that’s left to do now is paste that resulting code into your site’s HTML...and wait for the money to start rolling in!
cloud  cloud_storage  Features  Google  Mac  photo_manager  picasa  from google
march 2011 by pclaypool
Joli OS 1.2 available now, we go hands-on
Oh, remember when Jolicloud told us yesterday that it was going to release its Joli OS 1.2 sometime in the future? Well, the future is now! That's right, you can download the OS or test out the web app in Chrome right this second. Naturally, we had to try out the new version for ourselves and we put it to the test on an Acer Aspire One 522. For those that have never downloaded the OS before, Jolicloud makes it incredibly easy -- you can simply grab the .exe file from its site and the installation process takes care of the rest. Those that wish to download the ISO can do that as well. There's also that new Chrome web app, but we'll get to that soon.

Sure, the OS has dropped the "cloud" part of its name, but ironically, it's more cloud based than ever. The entire OS has always been centered around web apps, and now the focus is on making those easier to share, discover, and create. The latter is probably one of the biggest changes -- as you can see above, we made an app that launches the Jolicloud Engadget tag page. All we had to do was type in the URL and add a picture to the shortcut. You can also star an app easily from the main menu, which will flag it for your followers. (For those that aren't familiar with the social aspect of the OS, you can follow others and see their apps, etc.) Other than that, the UI has been polished a bit and Dropbox has been integrated so you can easily access files from any of your Joli OS devices. And that's where the new HTML 5 Chrome app comes in -- you don't have to install Joli OS on all your computers, you can now simply log in on any system that has a Chrome browser, although local apps, like OpenOffice won't work. All in all, we'd say Jolicloud continues to make its cloud OS better and better -- but don't let us tell you how it is, hit the source link and try it out for yourself.
Gallery: Joli OS 1.2 hands-on
Joli OS 1.2 available now, we go hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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march 2011 by pclaypool
CloudSight Search gives you instant, unified access to email and social networking archives
Remember those thousands of folks who you suddenly lost contact with last week? Unfortunately for them, they're still looking for years of Gmail records, but if they were proactive enough to initialize a Backupify account, they'd have their entire inbox (as well as their outbox, sent folder, and everything else) just a restore-click away. Backupify's free backup services have worked well here at Engadget HQ, providing a level of assurance that our emails, tweets, photos and Facebook statuses aren't going anywhere -- even if an account is hacked. Now, the company's taking the next logical step by introducing CloudSight Search. It's hailed as the first searchable archive solution for social media and Google Apps, and it lets you type in a single search term / phrase in order to sift through your email accounts and social networking handles for any communications related to the aforesaid query. One search, multiple communication outlets. Of course, it only sifts through what's archived, but given just how frequently the service backs things up, it's pretty darn close to fetching in real-time. The only downside? There's no mobile app, so it looks as if you'll have to consult a legitimate browser to get your search on. Those interested in signing up for the private beta launch can do so in the source link, or if you'd rather learn more via video, the play button is just beneath the break.Continue reading CloudSight Search gives you instant, unified access to email and social networking archives
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march 2011 by pclaypool
Sync Your Desktop Between Computers Using Dropbox [Syncing]
We've detailed how to use Dropbox to sync your home folder across platforms, but for people whose entire workflow revolves around their desktop, that's not necessarily enough. The Mac blogger at Not Very Correct describes how he syncs his desktop, as well. More »
Syncing  Cloud  cloud_computing  Desktops  dropbox  File_Syncing  synchronization  Top  from google
january 2011 by pclaypool
Print from Your Phone with Google Cloud Print [Cloud Print]
Google recently released Cloud Print, a web feature that allowed you to print documents on your home printer from anywhere. Today, they're going to start rolling out that feature for mobile Gmail, so you can print straight from your smartphone. More »
cloud_print  Cellphones  Chrome  Cloud  Email  Gmail  Google_Chrome  in_brief  Mobile  Printers  Printing  Smartphones  from google
january 2011 by pclaypool
Iomega Personal Cloud devices host your data, not your water vapor
Finally, a new flavor of Iomega that the EMC fanboys can find palatable. The bigger company consumed the smaller back in 2008 and, while we've seen plenty of products since then, none have really brought the two together like the new Personal Cloud edition of the Home Media Network Hard Drives. In theory, anyway. The idea here is that this is a smart NAS, creating your own little puff and hosting your data for general availability but avoiding the "careless computing" curse by retaining control of your data. It'll naturally play nice with the new Iomega TV and, if you buy two of the things, you can have one perform an automated remote backup to the other. That's the sort of feature that should make a tight-budgeted IT manager's ears perk up. How tight? The first two models of Iomega's Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition devices launch this month: 1TB for $169.99 and twice that for $229.99.
Gallery: Iomega Personal Cloud press shots
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january 2011 by pclaypool
The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide
Dropbox, the app we all (at least many of us) know and love, has a plethora of advanced uses to make life so much easier in managing data between multiple computers and online. We’ve posted several roundups of tips and tricks for Dropbox and now we present our ultimate toolkit and guide.

We’ve pulled all our tips and tricks together and added quite a few more. Additionally, share your Dropbox tips and tricks and we’ll update the list to share the fun with everyone.

Dropbox?
Not familiar with Dropbox? Let me start out by simply saying, Dropbox is awesome. I mean, it’s so awesome we’ve dedicated more posts to it than any other app and it’s getting its own “ultimate” post to bring together all the amazing things you can do with it.

Is Dropbox a web app? Not exactly, but yes… and no. The primary component of Dropbox that we all know and love is the desktop app. It’s what takes care of the data syncing from your computer to the web or from your computer to other computer(s) on your local network.

Dropbox is software that syncs your files online and across your computers.

Dropbox Tour

The secondary component of Dropbox is the web app. While the web app extends Dropbox’s functionality, the true power of Dropbox lies in its ability to work so reliably with your data and with other apps, which is the desktop app’s responsibility.

So what else can you do with Dropbox? Here’s our full (and growing) list of amazing tips and tricks to make the most of this fantastic app!

Tips & Tricks
Dropbox seems to have an ever growing list of fun things you can do with the app, so instead of scrolling through one massive list to find something that interests you, use the list below to skip straight to the section you’d like to read. If you have a tip or trick to contribute, please leave a comment below and we’ll consider adding it to the list!

Basic Tips List

Invite Others to Get Free Space (up to 8 10 GB)
Local Area Network Sync
Selective Folder Sync
Read Books on Your Mobile
Force Download Files
Distribute Apps

Advanced Tips List

Share Photo Galleries
Consolidate Your iTunes Library
Password Synchronization
Create Your Own Digital Scrapbook
Keep Your Firefox Profile in Sync
Use Dropbox As Your Documents Folder
Sync Your iTunes Library Across Multiple Computers
Theft Recovery
Home/Office Security
Website/File Hosting and Sharing
PHP Dropbox Uploader
Multiple Dropbox Instances
Making Dropbox Portable
Sync Your iCal Calendar
Using Dropbox & Eye-Fi for Instant Image Viewing
Sync .torrent Files and Auto-Start Downloads
Automatic Screenshot Sharing with Hazel [Mac]
Sync XAMPP/MAMP Directories for Testing and Development
Version Control
OneNote Sync & Collaboration [Win]
Synchronize Text Expansion Snippets
Synchronize Design/Development Resources (Photoshop Presets, etc.)
Shutdown, Restart or Sleep Your Computer with Hazel [Mac]
Remotely Control Your Computer with Hazel [Mac]
Public Link to Avatar For Quick Changes
Synchronize Chat Logs
File Edit Notifications with Growl
Send Files to Dropbox via Email
Sync Clipboard
Sync Coda Books, Plugins & Site Previews

Basic Tips
Invite Others to Get Free Space — [tips list]
One of the easiest and most used tips is taking advantage of Dropbox’s referral system. For every friend you get to join Dropbox using your referral link, you’ll get 250 MB of additional storage space. Dropbox will give you up to 8 GB 10 GB of additional free storage space and up to 16 GB for pro accounts!

Invite Friends

Local Area Network Sync — [tips list]
LAN Sync
Local Area Network (LAN) data sync is a relatively new feature in Dropbox but might save you a significant amount of bandwidth if several of your computers live on the same network or “visit home” frequently. Make sure you have Enable LAN Sync checked in Dropbox’s preferences to use this feature. When your computers are connected to the same network, they’ll sync files that way rather than both uploading and downloading from the web.
You can read more about LAN sync via Dropbox’s help page.

Selective Folder Sync — [tips list]
The Dropbox team is currently working on adding selective sync to the stable Dropbox app release, but if you’d like to try this feature out now, just download the experimental build.

Once you’ve downloaded the newer version of Dropbox, navigate to its Preferences, then the Advanced tab. Click Selective Sync… and select the folders you do or don’t want synced. You can read more about selective sync via Dropbox’s help page.

Selective Sync

Read Books on Your Mobile — [tips list]
A popular use for Dropbox is actually reading eBooks on mobile phones such as the iPhone. Of course this isn’t limited to PDF eBooks as you can view many more file types. Install the app for your respective mobile device, then simply access the files you’d like to view. See Mac.AppStorm’s guide to using Dropbox on the iPhone for more information.

You can also favorite the files you’d like to be able to access offline!

Force Download Files — [tips list]
If you’d like to share a file with someone else or perhaps download one of your own files rather than view it directly in the browser (like a PDF), you can simply add “?dl=1″ to the end of a public link. Doing so will force the file to download rather than attempt to be viewed within your browser.

Distribute Apps — [tips list]
Because Dropbox uses such a smart filesystem, duplicate files aren’t uploaded to the server if they’re already there, not just for your account but for the whole Dropbox filesystem. For example, if you want to upload a disk image of a new app you just found named “MyNewApp.dmg” and someone else has already uploaded that app, it will be instantly available on the server and won’t be uploaded from your computer.

This is great because many of the disk images you’re likely to want synced for installation on your other computers have already been uploaded. The disk images will immediately sync and download on your other computers, ready for you to install.

Advanced Tips
Share Photo Galleries — [tips list]
There are already many tools out there for sharing photos with your family abroad, but Dropbox is another good solution. It’s definitely one of the easiest to use.

Rather than taking a long time to upload files to a remote service, you can simply drag files from your computer or favourite photo management application (iPhoto, Picasa etc.) and drop them in a folder under Dropbox’s Photo folder.

Creating galleries is as easy as creating some folders.

Dropbox automatically creates a gallery that is available for people to see. All you need to do is right click on a folder of images and copy the public gallery link. Email the link to those you want to share with.

The simple, yet elegant galleries are a nice touch.

Shown here is a nice example of this usage. It’s the gallery of the folder where I save all my wallpaper files. You can see it in action (and take anything you like) from here: my wallpapers.

Consolidate Your iTunes Library — [tips list]
Keep your music up to date on all your machines.

Rather than sharing your iTunes library all your family’s computers by keeping the files on a server or shared hard drive, simply keep it in your Dropbox folder. Ensure that your Dropbox account is setup on all the desired computers and then access the same library with all the same meta data (ratings, genres, album covers etc.) from everywhere.

Of course, unless your music library is very small, this option would require one of the paid accounts. 2 GBs of storage is not enough to hold most music collections.

Password Synchronization — [tips list]
Do the same with all your passwords.

Similar to the iTunes tip, you can do the same thing with your passwords. If you use a tool like 1Password or RoboForm, you know how nice it is to have all of your passwords in one place.

But when working on your spouse’s machine or your computer at work, suddenly you have to remember all those passwords again.

Use Dropbox to sync the application on multiple computers.

Create Your Own Digital Scrapbook — [tips list]
Because Dropbox sits right within the operating system and has nice web galleries for images, it’s a good solution for a digital scrapbook. Similar to a service like Ember, simply snap images and websites that inspire and copy them to a folder under the Photos in Dropbox.

Due to the nice thumbnails, you’ve got a great digital scrapbook that is available on the web and accessible via mobile devices as well. Click here for a great illustration of this idea.

Keep Your Firefox Profile in Sync — [tips list]
One thing I always disliked doing was trying to keep my Firefox items in sync across multiple computers. I’ve tried other solutions like Xmarks, but the easiest fix is to use Dropbox.

This way everything is synced — bookmarks, themes and extensions. Set up the browser the way you want it on one computer and enjoy that configuration on all your machines.

Use Dropbox As Your Documents Folder — [tips list]
A simple “trick” but a great one for sure. Many people use their documents folder to store and access some of their most frequently used files, often times the most important too. Many friends and family seem to miss this directory during backups — somehow. Setting your Documents directory to be located in your Dropbox directory will keep all your files safe and secure, not to mention synchronized with other computers you may use frequently.

Mac
To do this in OS X, open Terminal and navigate to your Dropbox directory (Type: cd Dropbox ). You’ll now need to create a symbolic link to your Documents directory (Type: ln -s ~/Documents/ Documents ). That’s it! You’re done! You can see in the screenshot below, a new “directory” appears with a black arrow on the icon. This is to indicate that it is a symbolic link, which we’ve set to point to your Documents directory. Dropbox will now begin synchronizing the files within that directory.

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november 2010 by pclaypool
Jolicloud 1.0 demonstrated on Acer Aspire One 533, coming to your netbook soon
We're always skeptical when it comes to underground operating systems whipped up for one specific purpose, but Jolicloud has managed to continually impress us with each passing build. Now, at long last, the netbook-centric OS has arrived at the magical 1.0, and our comrades over at Netbook News have managed to score an early copy. Better still, they're showcasing it on Acer's just-released Aspire One 533, and if the bootup speed is any indication, we'd say the two are a match made in heaven. The 1.0 version sure looks grown-up compared to those earlier builds, and while we suspect it would take a bit of getting used to before we really found ourselves comfortable in an app-driven desktop OS, we definitely like the looks of it. Feel free to hop on past the break for a lengthy video demonstration of the refaced system, and if you're currently using an earlier version, the company has informed the world that upgrades will start slipping out as early as this week.Continue reading Jolicloud 1.0 demonstrated on Acer Aspire One 533, coming to your netbook soon
Jolicloud 1.0 demonstrated on Acer Aspire One 533, coming to your netbook soon originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 14 Jul 2010 20:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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july 2010 by pclaypool
Apple’s Mobile Dominance and MobileMe
It’s becoming abundantly clear that Apple needs to improve MobileMe. Obviously, Android is now Apple’s biggest threat in the mobile space and Google’s innovation wheel isn’t slowing down. To fully understand just how bad Apple is at running Internet services, let’s take a trip back in time.

At the Macworld keynote on January 5, 2000, Steve Jobs released iTools which was built for Mac OS 9. Features included:

An @Mac.com email address
20 megabytes of iDisk web storage
An easy to use web page builder called Homepage
A KidSafe product that ensured a safe Internet experience for the little ones

If you’re dying to know more, here’s the press release. What made the offering such a breakthrough is that it was an absolutely free service, back when Google was still just a search engine. Because of the seamless integration with Mac OS and the fact it was free, millions of Mac users signed up for iTools. This was the highlight of Apple’s Online Services product and, ever since, Apple has struggled to keep up.

In 2002, iTools was rebranded as .Mac and the price shot up to $99.95 a year. Apple dropped KidSafe, upped the iDisk storage too and introduced “Backup” which was an OS X app to backup files and folders to the online iDisk.

It was pretty clear that Apple didn’t truly put a lot of thought into .Mac because, while Apple.com was touting, “Macs don’t get viruses”, .Mac touted that you get a McAfee’s Virex Antivirus software for free just for joining and Apple stores across the U.S. were required to maintain a 60 percent attach rate for .Mac on all new Macs sold.

Apple still had a better service than any other web service, mostly because the cloud services that were existent saw Macintosh as too small of a market (remember this is 2002) and Apple seamlessly integrated .Mac into the system to the point where a power user may be nagged to just buy it already as Quicktime and iMovie had a “Send to .Mac” feature and Apple Mail placed .Mac as the first choice when adding a new e-mail account.

Apple lost thousands of subscribers in the shift to a paid model but many stayed until Google and other competitors began strengthening their cloud offerings. In 2008, Apple finally upgraded the aging online subscription model with real features that power users were aching for.

MobileMe, released in June of 2008 at WWDC, still included e-mail, iDisk and your own personal homepage (via iWeb ’09) but the new killer feature was sync. You could now keep multiple PCs, Macs, iPhones and now iPads in sync instantly via the web with calendars, contacts and email talking to each other to ensure the latest info is always on the device you have with you.

Apple’s foray into cloud syncing was a failure at first. Steve sent out this letter shortly after MobileMe’s launch admitting the MobileMe launch was a failure saying, “The launch of MobileMe was not our finest hour.” Apple gave out free months of service to people who purchased the new service and improvements were made. Since then, Apple has done little to add to the service and MobileMe is now completely overshadowed by every other competitor in the market. Even startups like Box.net started by a couple of guys with some angel financing were able to top Apple’s iDisk that was introduced back with iTools in 2000.

Apple added features like “Find my iPhone” in 2009 and continued to make slight improvements, but Google offers e-mail, sync, storage, calendars, contacts and more for free. Sure, Google has advertising but no one seems to care, because $99 for an email address and some syncing between devices is completely ludicrous now that we’re half-way in to 2010. We featured a post in February, “10 Ways to Make MobileMe Perfect” which detailed exactly what Apple needs to do to find relevance again among a slew of superior products from competitors.

Another great example of Apple completely missing an opportunity with MobileMe is the iPad. Why must you sync with iTunes and deal with a difficult-to-use interface to get documents on and off of the iPad? Why isn’t MobileMe the key that makes iPad a true on the go device? In his review, John Gruber writes:

Apple has MobileMe, but because it’s a paid service, they can’t (or at least won’t) assume that all iPad owners are going to use it. But then even those of us who do u

se MobileMe get stuck with a first-run iPad experience that involves a tethered USB connection to a computer. The Apple Way is to assume that your primary data stores for these things are locally stored on your Mac or PC — Address Book, iCal.

I think most of the Mac community has accepted that iTools, .Mac and now MobileMe is a product for new users and not a service for power users and my personal motto became, “those who know, don’t use MobileMe.” It wasn’t until Google’s I/O conference last week in San Francisco that I realized how poorly Apple is positioned in the fight for mobile dominance.

Google released Android version 2.2 with over the air everything. You can purchase music in your web browser and it’s on your Android phone instantly. The same goes for Google Maps links, which you can click “send to phone” and the maps app opens automatically. The real power of Android is entering your Google ID and all of your data comes down from the cloud and stays in sync without ever plugging into a computer. Apple has completely failed at this.

I’m not writing the death of MobileMe just yet. Apple’s recent beta release of a new and improved MobileMe webmail is a step in the right direction, but it still has a long way to go.

Apple purchased Lala.com which is an incredible startup that allows you to stream music that you’ve purchased from anywhere and Apple has announced the closure of Lala on May 31 (only a few days ahead of WWDC). One can only imagine that Google’s ultra-cool over the air music purchase technology demoed last week will soon be old news as iTunes in The Cloud becomes a reality where your entire music library travels with you anywhere as long as you have an Internet connection.

The ultimate task for Apple is to bite the bullet and make MobileMe free again. It’s easy to compare Google to Apple’s products when one is free and the other is $99, but when comparing two free services and accounting that MobileMe is built into every Apple device you own, it’s a much easier consideration for users. Doing the math is easy when you consider that Apple might make $99 per user per year but losing an iPhone sale to Google’s Android platform is a far greater loss and Apple needs to free MobileMe from a subscription model to compete head on with Google.

Of course, there’s a lot more Apple can do beyond simply offering up MobileMe for free. Remember iWork.com? This collaboration tool goes head to head with Google Docs in many ways but it’s still in beta over a year after being previewed at Macworld 2009 and Apple lead us to believe it would actually be charging for this when iWork left public beta.

I could go on and on comparing Apple to Google in every way, but it’s clear that Google is the winner and that wouldn’t change even if Apple dropped the price of their suite of tools to $0. That boat has set sail and Apple is still offering a miniscule 20GB iDisk storage and iDisk is just as reliable as it was 10 years ago. Let’s hope Google’s kick in the butt with Android 2.2 will encourage Apple to step it up and bring MobileMe up to speed very soon.

For those interested in cloud computing or data centers, check out our Structure conference in June.
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may 2010 by pclaypool
Back Up Your Cloud-Stored Memories With These Free Tools [Memory Forever]
Today I'd like to talk to you about...backing up. I don't just mean connecting an external hard drive to your laptop and transferring all your files over. I'm talking 'bout backing up the cloud. More »
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march 2010 by pclaypool
Apple's Trying To Store Your Video in the Cloud [Itunes Cloud]
Apple's plans for cloud computing go beyond music.

The company's representatives have recently spoken with some of the major film studios about enabling iTunes users to store their content on the company's servers, two people familiar with the discussions told CNET. That's in addition to streaming them television shows and music.

Apple has told the studios that under the plan, iTunes users will access video from various Internet-connected devices. Apple would of course prefer that users access video from the iPad, the company's upcoming tablet computer, the sources said. Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said Apple doesn't comment on rumors or speculation.

The news comes a month after Apple spoke to the major record companies about a similar plan involving music. Apple's vision is to build proverbial digital shelves where iTunes users store their media, said one of the sources. "Basically, they want to eliminate the hard drive," the source said.

By cramming digital songs, videos, and all manner of software applications on computers and handheld devices, there's some indication that consumers are maxing out hard drives, particularly on smaller mobile devices. That's led to speculation among Apple watchers that some consumers might slow their purchasing of new content if they have nowhere to easily put it.

It's a bit of leap to reach that conclusion, certainly when a stagnant economy might be hampering sales, but there are some worrisome signs. The NPD Group reported last week that the number of people who legally downloaded songs dropped by nearly a million, from 35.2 million in 2008 to 34.6 million last year. Screen Digest, a research firm that focuses on the entertainment industry said Monday that growth in movie downloads slowed dramatically in 2009 following sharp increases in the two prior years. Screen Digest had projected that total U.S. online movie sales for 2009 would come in at about $360 million, but the total only reached $291 million, the company said.

Before iTunes users can store their movies and TV shows in Apple's cloud, the company must get the studios to sign on. This may not be easy. The studios want to make sure that whatever Apple plans are friendly to other non-Apple devices and services.

Hollywood isn't interested in any walled gardens, said James McQuivey, a media analyst with Forrester Research.

"The studios are very concerned that they're going to get roped into somebody's proprietary platform," McQuivey said. "They want a world where consumers have a relationship with the content and not with the device or the service. They are in a position to force Apple to go along and make sure that if content bought from iTunes will play on a Nokia phone. That is very un-Apple like.

"Apple would prefer not to do this," McQuivey continued. "But it just doesn't have the leverage it once did. Apple can't dictate terms or position itself as a digital savior."

The reason that Apple doesn't wield the same power over the film and TV industries that it did with music is that there's more players that are willing to give the studios what they want.

The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem (DECE) is a consortum of heaving-hitting media stakeholders lining up to create standards for file formats, digital rights management, and authentication technologies. The group includes Adobe, Best Buy, Cisco, Comcast, Intel, HP, Lionsgate, Fox, Microsoft, Netflix, Panasonic, the four largest recording companies, Samsung, Sony, and Warner Bros. Entertainment.

DECE's goal is to make sure that a movie or TV show bought from Comcast's video service will play on Samsung devices or on Netflix's service.

Not all the studios have joined. Disney has create a DECE-like service called KeyChest, which is supposed to be DECE compatible.

Applying more pressure on Apple is Google, one of its main rivals. Google, obviously, has YouTube. It's also eyeing some start-ups with cloud technology to beef up its streaming services.

Two weeks ago, sources told CNET that Google had informal acquisition talks with Catch Media, a Los Angeles company that wants to become a clearinghouse of sorts, where consumers move media around the Web and Catch handles the permissions and licensing.

So what's Apple's answer to the Google threat? Apple is building a new data center in North Carolina that, according to reports, will be the backbone of its streaming offerings. In December, Apple bought Lala, a struggling music service with an expertise in cloud computing. Google was also trying to acquire the company but Apple outbid them.

The one thing that could help Apple pull away from Google and give it some clout with the studios and TV networks is if iPad catches on with consumers.

The Web-enabled computer tablet, which is due to hit store shelves later this month, features a 9.7-inch display screen and can playback video in up to 720p, the sources said. If consumers start buying video to watch on the iPad, Hollywood could soften its stance on standards. But McQuivey says Apple can't create any proprietary formats at this point.

"Apple can't suddenly make the iPad a closed environment," he said. "Netflix, and Amazon have built apps (for the iPhone) and Apple is not any position to refuse to limit its customers' choices. By pioneering (the apps), Apple is stuck doing what's right for consumers."
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march 2010 by pclaypool
Apple rumor roundup: pipe dreams, Lala's role and Verizon's iPhone 4G
In case you haven't noticed, things are getting out of hand in the world of Apple rumors. Frankly, it's all we can do to read another one and trudge onward, but hey -- we've no problem with folks putting their reputations on the line here. Let's dig in to the latest pair, shall we?

The rumor: Apple's acquisition of Lala will actually lead to customers having access to an "online locker" for multimedia. This could be a cloud storage location for one's iTunes library, enabling them to have access to their jams and vids even when away from their at-home storage. The trick is that the cloud would only hold the metadata, and streaming would originate from somewhere else on Apple's end.
Our take: Okay, so we want to believe. Just imagine if your next Apple tablet or iPhone knew exactly what songs you owned in iTunes, and at a moment's notice, you could tap into the iTunes store and stream full, unedited versions of those songs from anywhere. Amazing, no? Problem is, the bulk of iTunes libraries aren't made up of content that was purchased in iTunes (or purchased at all). It seems that the best Apple could do would be to negotiate streaming deals for content you've actually purchased within iTunes, which results in a half-baked user experience. Last we checked, Stevie J wasn't much on half-baked user experiences.

The rumor: Astoundingly, the mythical Apple tablet won't be the company's "one more thing" next week; instead, it'll be a refreshed iPhone... that works on Verizon Wireless. Oh, and iPhone OS 4.0. So says Canaccord Adams analyst Peter Misek, anyway.
Our take: Ha! Apple has never been one to showcase too much at one time, and we're guessing that the outfit would be smart enough to withhold a new iPhone introduction for a separate press event. We don't doubt that a Verizon iPhone is in the works (though an LTE version will be at least a year or two out), but there's no way Jobs steals the tablet's thunder by giving every rabid iPhone user hot sweats when considering the switch to Big Red. Bottom line? Don't bank on it.

At this point, we reckon everyone would be best served by taking a huge step back, a deep breath and one of those so-called "chill pills." Next Wednesday ain't so far away, now is it?Apple rumor roundup: pipe dreams, Lala's role and Verizon's iPhone 4G originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 21 Jan 2010 10:09:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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january 2010 by pclaypool

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