Just a few short years ago, cloud storage services that synced files and folders across multiple PCs and mobile devices were just a dream. But thanks to the rapid rise of entities like Dropbox, SugarSync, and Google Drive, cloud storage and syncing services are... Read More
Leading privacy expert Caspar Bowden has warned Europeans using US cloud services that their data could be snooped on. In a report, he highlights how the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendment Act (FISAAA) allows US authorities to spy on cloud data.
This includes services such as ... Read More
I recently had the opportunity to attend Adobe’s Reviewer’s Workshop in New York, where they covered the new CS6 product suite, including major overhauls to Illustrator, aspects of Photoshop, and the official launch of Adobe Muse.
More interestingly, to me at least, was the new Creative Cloud subscription service. Creatives, especially small agencies and freelancers, have long struggled... Read More
Google has launched a new consumer service offering up to 16TB (terabytes) of storage for photos and other online content. Dubbed Google Drive, the service goes head to head with rival cloud services such as Dropbox and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.
It offers... Read More
While Google and Microsoft have been duking it out in the press over Google Apps and Office 365, boasting about how this or that feature is superior to what its rival offers, the choice of platform for real-world organizations may come down to more fundamental considerations like size, budget, and even whether a social media strategy is in the business plan. ... Read More
For many of us, a Gmail password is not just a Gmail password. It’s a passport to our Google Docs account, our AdWords campaigns, our personal Google calendars, Google Docs and more. That’s not to mention access to Gmail itself, through which someone can find tax returns, private email conversations and other data to pull off identity or credit card theft.... Read More
While Google’s new social network, Google+, is barely a week old, it’s already received a lot of attention from tech pundits and the social media community. And as with any new online service, understanding how to control your information is essential.
Here’s a look at five important Google+ privacy settings that... Read More
For all their potential, cloud-based application services such as Google Docs can still be downright spartan when it comes to software features. Yes, their cost is low or free in most cases, and their easy-to-use collaboration tools provide small businesses with a good first step toward building a mobile or remote workforce. But the... Read More