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Cloud storage and cloud syncing seem to have crossed the border between fad and necessity.  With many people losing their mobile devices daily (1 every 3.5 seconds, according to sources), backing up files to cloud servers is one step towards preserving your precious phone data in the case of catastrophes. If some misfortune befalls your Android phone — for example, if you lose your phone or someone steals it, if someone you know accidentally reformats your phone, and other similar unfortunate events — you will not need to worry much if you’ve synced your files with G Cloud Backup. Created…

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The Android release is similar to the iOS application, and offers the same functionality, including viewing personal documents, shared documents and recently-read files. SkyDrive lets users manage online files, which includes sharing with other SkyDrive users. Users can also upload photos and videos directly from the smartphone or tablet’s gallery.

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Google’s first-generation Chromebooks haven’t quite made it to the mainstream yet, but the search giant has decided not only to follow up on those devices, but also to step up its game a bit. The makers of the web-centric Chrome OS have upped the ante in terms of tech specs, equipping the new Chromebook with a far snappier processor than the first-generation one, but also with more RAM. Aside from the new Series 5 Chromebook 550, Google has also released a brand new Series 3 Chromebox, similar with Apple’s Mac Minis, but available at a lower price point. While all…

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The cloud storage competition on mobile devices is heating up, as Box goes on the offense against other established players in the market. The cloud storage company has struck a deal with Qualcomm, one of biggest SoC makers in the Android ecosystem, as well as with Microsoft for its Windows Phone devices. We figure you’ll be more interested in the former, so here are the deets. The Qualcomm partnership means that select devices powered by Snapdragon processors will come preloaded with the Box Android app. The main perk for users is that they will get 50GB of free Box storage….

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Before cloud technology and online collaboration were possible, file sharing and collaborating were a nightmare. Sure, you could email files to your group mates or colleagues, but if you didn’t have a streamlined system for organizing your files, you’d soon discover a quickly growing mess of files. You should have seen my thesis computer folder. The days before Google Docs and Dropbox were indeed dark, hilarious, and cluttered days. Syncing important files across computers is now possible and you don’t even have to bring a USB stick with you when you have a presentation. Technology, however, has been continuously pushing…

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Armed with a powerful Dropbox browser, Cloudpipes for Dropbox (beta) is capable of downloading or uploading whole folders at once. You can create pipes that would automatically link a remote Dropbox folder to a folder on your device so that you can choose which Dropbox files or folder go where on your phone storage. More than that, you can schedule the app to automatically upload, download, and transfer certain files whenever you like. The app runs independently of the official Dropbox app for Android, so all you need to do in order to access your Dropbox content is to allow…

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It seems that everyone’s doing the cloudy thing. I’m talking about the recent trend in storing data, such as pictures, videos, songs, and what-have-you to cloud services such as Apple’s iCloud and Google’s own Google Drive. Microsoft, not be left behind, also launched its own cloud service named SkyDrive. This means that people who want to safely stash their files in a place that they can access from any location now has a variety of options to choose from. Cloud users can literally access their files not just from their main computers but also them from their laptops, tablets, and…