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Otixo Is a Convenient File Manager for Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and All Your Other Cloud Services [Webapps]
If you're using more than one cloud storage service (hard not to, with all the free space being thrown around), managing your files between them can be tricky. Otixo gives you a centralized view of all your online files for easy copying and pasting between accounts from the web interface or through a mapped drive on your desktop. More »
Webapps  Box  Cloud_Storage  dropbox  File_Management  File_Storage  FTP  Google_Drive  Online_storage  skydrive  sugarsync  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
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
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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Iomega Personal Cloud devices host your data, not your water vapor originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Jan 2011 11:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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january 2011 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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