Your Online File Storage Review Guide for September 2014

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Online Storage Free Trials

You can visit the website of any major file storage provider and find some sort of “free trial” offer. Sometimes these are limited-time free trials, other times they are free guest accounts. In either case, the purpose of the free trial is to let you give the service a try without risking anything up front. Are free trials legitimate? All the free trials I’ve looked into have been good deals. In most cases, you don’t even have to provide your payment information. There are lots of other storage services continue article...
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File Versioning with Carbonite

One of the lesser-known features of Carbonite is file versioning. It’s a handy feature that deserves a mention, because Carbonite has a reputation as a simple, bare-bones backup service. Carbonite may be simple, but it’s not completely lacking in features. Carbonite provides file versioning by taking a snapshot of each file once every 24 hours. These snapshots are saved on 30 day running periods. This allows you to retrieve older versions of your files going back up to 30 days. Why is this useful? Well, continue article...
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Another Tool to Help You Cut the Cable Cord

Cable TV is expensive and people are getting tired of paying for dozens (or hundreds) of useless channels just to get a few decent programming options. The “cut the cable” movement received a big boost at the beginning of the year with the release of XBMC Hub. First, let’s talk about XBMC. XBMC is an open source media player that specializes in streaming content. This sounds pretty ho-hum at first, but XBMC is a powerful tool in the arsenal of cable cutters. The media player has access to thousands of streaming continue article...

Why Online File Storage Beats Filing Cabinets

Online file storage offers so many advantages over old fashioned filing cabinets that it’s not even fair. The convenience and flexibility of online file storage give it a number of advantages that traditional paper files can never match. The following list is a reason why online file storage beats filing cabinets hands down. Note: I think paper files still have a place in the office. After all, hard copies don’t die if they get too close to a magnet and they remain readable for decades. However, I think every continue article...
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Carbonite Reveals File Syncing Functionality

It will soon be time for us to update our Carbonite review. Ever since we started OnlineFileStorage.com, we have described Carbonite as a bare-bones backup service. It has always been a simple backup service with few bells or whistles. Today, Carbonite announced that it is rolling out online file syncing. A blog post on the Carbonite blog announced a new set of app called “Current” that provide file syncing between multiple computer and devices. This set of free apps is available to Windows, Mac, iOS and and continue article...
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Guy Gets Busted for Extorting Nude Pictures from Women Online

Ladies and gentlemen, I urge you to be careful when it comes to sharing compromising pictures on the internet. The Central District of California has a notice on its website that explains how one man hacked into the online accounts of at least 350 women in order to find revealing pictures and private information. The perpetrator didn’t stop there. He then used those pictures and that information to impersonate women and convince their friends to send their own revealing pictures. And as if that wasn’t enough, continue article...
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Netflix and Amazon Relationship is Worst Case Example of Outsourcing Gone Wrong

The massively popular streaming entertainment site Netflix has been plagued by downtime problems over the past year. Netflix suffered at least 4 major outages during 2012, with the most recent problems happening on Christmas Eve and again on New Year’s Eve. Netflix has taken a lot of heat from irate customers, but the funny thing is that most of these issues are on Amazon’s end. Netflix relies on Amazon Web Services for most of its streaming services and Amazon has been dropping the ball lately. The dysfunctional continue article...

Online File Storage vs. In-Home File Storage

When looking for a backup solution for your most important files, there are two basic methods you can use to accomplish your backup goals: online file storage and in-home file storage. Online file storage uses services such as Carbonite and Mozy to store your files in remote servers on the cloud. In-home file storage uses devices such as external hard drives to store your files in your home or business. Both types of file storage have their pros and cons. You can probably guess which method I prefer based on the continue article...
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Warrantless Wiretapping Extended to 2017

On one of the last days of 2012, President Obama signed an extension on the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.The act has been troubling for privacy advocates since it was first signed into law by President Bush in 2008. The legislation is concerning because it allows federal investigators to spy on internet and phone communications between American citizens and foreigners without a warrant from a judge. The bill does not apply to US-to-US communications, but it does apply to communications between Americans and people continue article...
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The OpenDrive Unlimited Storage Plan

I missed this story at the time, but OpenDrive announced in January that it now has an unlimited storage pricing plan. The new plan costs $9.95 per month and you get unlimited storage space and no bandwidth limitations. $9.95 per month may sound expensive compared to other unlimited storage plans on the market, but there’s a key difference that makes this a good deal. Unlike other unlimited storage plans, this one does not require you to keep a copy of your files on your computer at home. The fact that you continue article...