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Comment by Paulus on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 27, 2015 01:38 AM)
Perhaps, I am missing something and, perhaps, it is not as feature-rich as NetDrive/Primadesk/Webdrive/Otixo but I like and use CarotDAV. "CarotDAV is...
Comment by Mike Higgins on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 27, 2015 01:30 AM)
I must be missing something. Dropbox, Google Drive, and One Drive are all three installed on my computer...and all are listed as Favorites in Windows ...
Comment by peter on Can Roku Replace Cable TV Service? (March 26, 2015 10:26 PM)
All I wanted are watching sports like MLB, NFL, and NBA. Can I get them from Roku? ...
Comment by clif on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 10:26 PM)
What about I-drive you touted? EDITOR'S NOTE: Apples and Oranges. iDrive is cloud backup. This is software to manage cloud storage....
Comment by Larry M on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 10:18 PM)
I see a lot of comments from people saying they would rather keep their data "safe" on their own Hard Drive or USB device. And I understand fully wher...
Comment by John F on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 08:39 PM)
Ransomware. One of the reasons to backup to the cloud as redundant protection is in the event of a ransomware incident. Would the ransomware then be a...
Comment by ManoaHi on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 08:30 PM)
I guess I'm missing something here, because I can't see any compelling reason to use any of the services mentioned above. If all these do is give you ...
Comment by Smoky Lowe on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 06:59 PM)
I for another would never use the cloud for anything. I will keep my stuff on my hard drive where I know where it is safe. I may be old fashion also b...
Comment by Tom R on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 06:48 PM)
Thanks Bob! I'll give it a ride. One question: When will it be hacked to gain access to all my credentials for all my cloud storage?...
Comment by Sheri on Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services? (March 26, 2015 06:40 PM)
Unless you ONLY upload files that have no personal details, there are enough risks involved in relying on Free Cloud Storage for your backups without ...

Juggling Free Cloud Storage Services?

I’ve written about how you can amass over a Terabyte of permanently free cloud storage space by signing up for multiple cloud storage services. The only problem is that you end up with multiple sign-ins, multiple places to search for files, and hassles in moving files from one cloud service to another. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out these tools that make your cloud storage look like files and folders on your local hard drive...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 26, 2015 | Category: Cloud


Geekly Update - 25 March 2015

Is your rental car spying on you with hidden cameras? Is Target giving $10,000 to all victims of their security breach? And has Windows 10 already made the password obsolete? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 25, 2015 | Category: Tech-News


Wireless Phone Charging

The biggest problem with rechargeable batteries is... recharging. For every “cordless” device you carry, you also have to carry a cord and a transformer to recharge the device when its battery runs down. But soon, you may be able to throw away that tangle of cables in your briefcase, purse or backpack. Wireless charging is the next big thing in mobility...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 24, 2015 | Category: Mobile


What is VLC Media Player?

Do you play music or videos on your PC, Mac or mobile device? Frustrated with the limitations of iTunes or Windows Media Player? Here comes VLC Media Player to the rescue! Read on...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 23, 2015 | Category: Video


The 411 on 4K TV

If you've gone TV shopping lately, you've probably encountered what some are calling 4K or Ultra-High Def TV models. Perhaps you've wondered how “triluminous quantum dots” will enhance your viewing experience. These high-tech sets are definitely pricey, but do they really offer a noticeably better picture? Let's take a look…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 20, 2015 | Category: Television


The End of Google Plus?

Is Google's once-vaunted alternative to Facebook slowly fading into oblivion? Google Plus seemed to achieve critical mass, with over 500 million users, but it never really gained much traction as social media hangout. So what is Google doing about it? Read on…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 19, 2015 | Category: Social-Networking


Geekly Update - 18 March 2015

What happens when your antivirus program thinks it's a virus and attacks itself? Can you really make pancakes with a 3-D printer? And has Spyware Barbie gone over to the dark side? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 18, 2015 | Category: Tech-News


Do You Need a Download Manager?

A reader asks: “I download files often, and sometimes wonder if I should be using one of those 'download manager' or 'download accelerator' programs that are promoted online. What exactly do they do, and should I use one?” Here's what you need to know...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 17, 2015 | Category: Software


Best HDTVs Under $500

There are more good HD TVs in the under-$500 price bracket than ever before. This “low-budget” segment is full of TVs that provide excellent pictures, “smart” features,” and ever-larger screen dimensions. Here are five top picks in the under-$500 HD TV category…

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 16, 2015 | Category: Television


Save Money With Google Flights

Of all the things that people search for online, air travel arrangements are among the most elusive, frustrating, baffling, and sometimes disappointing – ranking way up there with love and fast money. But Google Flights proves it doesn’t have to be that way. Here's how it works...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 13, 2015 | Category: Travel


Is Firefox Burning Out?

Mozilla Firefox, once the sole reason why Web browsers evolved, is in danger of going extinct, according to the latest statistics from Net Applications and other researchers. A long, steady decline in desktop market share and an inability to gain the favor of mobile users add up to trouble for the venerable alternative to Microsoft Internet Explorer. Let's take a deeper look...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 12, 2015 | Category: Browsers


Geekly Update - 11 March 2015

Is Artificial Intelligence destroying the human race? Will Microsoft send ninjas to your home if you don't cooperate with tech support? And which annoying tech gadget is now banned at the Smithsonian? Get answers to these burning questions, and the scoop on the latest tech news, in this edition of the Geekly Update. It's guaranteed to make you 146% smarter. Read, think and comment!

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 11, 2015 | Category: Tech-News


Is Your Car Vulnerable to Hackers?

A speeding car slams to a halt. The same car refuses to stop when the driver hits the brakes. Then it turns left abruptly, all by itself. Just for fun, the horn honks and the windshield washers spray. What's going on…?

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 10, 2015 | Category: Auto


ALERT: Time to FREAK Out?

A vulnerability that could allow man-in-the-middle eavesdroppers to crack HTTPS (secure web connections) and steal sensitive data exists in every version of Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, and even Blackberry OS. EVERYBODY PANIC! FREAK OUT! For a few days, at least. Here's what you need to know now...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 09, 2015 | Category: Security


REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S6 Smartphone

Samsung just unveiled the latest iterations of its high-end Galaxy smartphone, the S6 and the slightly more expensive S6 Edge. Let's take a look at the S6, how it differs from the Galaxy S5, and how it stacks up against the iPhone...

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Posted by Bob Rankin on March 05, 2015 | Category: Mobile




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