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Ask DLS: What's your backup process?

Today's the day, folks! In case you haven't heard, today is the not-quite-official-but-still-a-good-idea World Backup Day 2011, which is all about awareness -- awareness that your hard drive and all its data are vulnerable to the harsh realities of this world we live in today. The idea may have started as a simple post on Reddit, but it's bloomed into a full-blown initiative, and it's a...

Amazon Cloud Player review: functional, not mind blowing, and still US-only

It's hard to believe: our world-spanning network, our Internet, which is the cornerstone of free speech and free society -- which, on a good day, is capable of causing populist revolutions -- is still crippled by banal geolocation restrictions. We are, of course, talking about Amazon's two latest offerings, both of which are only available in the United States. Last week it was the excellent...

Quickoffice Pro for Android gets cloud storage, improved document editing

Quickoffice has updated its paid Pro app for Android yesterday, bringing it to version 4.0. The company says this is the biggest update of its Android application yet, and many new features have been added. Perhaps the most notable is the added ability to save files in the cloud. This works Box.net, Google Docs, DropBox, Huddle, SugarSync, and MobileMe accounts. Additionally, Quickoffice...

Frenzy for Mac is a social network inside Dropbox

You probably weren't expecting the next social network to pop up inside your Dropbox storage, but that's exactly what Frenzy is. From the developers of Dropzone, the "Swiss Army knife of drag and drop for the Mac," Frenzy is a private social network that lives entirely in hidden folders within your Dropbox cloud storage. With Frenzy, you can share links, files and messages as well as see...

Cloud Save for Google Chrome sends files from the Web to your online storage

We've shared a handful of Google Chrome context menu extensions before, and this weekend we discovered a new one which is oozing potential: Cloud Save. Install Cloud Save, and you'll add the ability to right-click files on Web pages you visit and zap (or sideload) them to various online services like Google Docs, Dropbox, Picasa, Flickr, Posterous, CloudApp, and Box.Net. The extension...

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion to ship with cloud-based FileVault?

As the release of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion gets closer and closer, rumors are starting to appear about what functionality Apple will add to the new version of its operating system. Today's rumor is based on an Apple patent, and it involves secure online storage. Apple has been rumored to go all in with cloud services for many years, yet for some reason Mobile Me is all we've got so far. But if...

AVG LiveKive to launch as Dropbox alternative

When you think of AVG, you probably think antivirus -- probably because it has sat near the top of Download.com's list of most downloaded apps for years. AVG has been tapped by tens of millions of users for malware protection, and the company now hopes those same people will turn to it for synchronized cloud storage. Called AVG LiveKive, the new service will launch in beta form next week --...

SugarSync giveaway: win a 30GB account for a year

When I reviewed SugarSync for Android in September, I came away with one resounding conclusion: it's better than Dropbox. The Android experience is better, and the Web experience is better. There was just one niggle: the free version of SugarSync was feature-crippled. Earlier today, however, SugarSync lifted the crippling restrictions from its free version and bumped the storage up to 5 GB. In...

SugarSync ups free storage to 5 GB, now allows any number of connected devices

SugarSync has announced that users of its basic, free plan will now get 5 GB of storage 'in the cloud'. Previously, that limit was 2 GB -- a limit that its main competitor, Dropbox, still has. The free 5 GB plan includes unlimited device support, and, as before, you can sync any folder(s) you wish across computers (Windows and Mac) and smartphones running iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile...

Box.net increases storage quotas for both free and paid plans

Online storage and collaboration service Box.net has increased its storage allotments for all its plans, whether free or paid. The free service now allows you to store 5 GB of files in the cloud (up from 1GB) with a per-file size limit of 25 MB. Premium upgrades include 25 GB of capacity for $9.99 or 50 GB for $19.99. Upping the file size limit to 1 GB is also possible for a fee. For...

DropItToMe lets people upload to your Dropbox via a password-protected Web page

Dropbox is an extremely handy service, and it's made even more handy by all the developers who create useful new ways to interact with our Dropbox storage. A while back, Jay wrote about AirDropper -- which allows other people to email files right to your Dropbox. Today, I discovered DropItToMe. Like AirDropper it allows other people to add files to your Dropbox. DropItToMe, however, works via...

DLS Review: Dropbox for Android, now you have access to your cloud storage wherever you go

Note: Dropbox for BlackBerry was released today -- and an updated version for iOS was also released. This is a review for the Android version, but I believe all three are functionally very similar. Using Dropbox on a mobile device is an odd amalgam of emerging technologies. On the one hand you have the cloud --and everyone loves the flexibility that the cloud brings -- but on the other, when...

AirDropper lets people put files into your Dropbox ... without signing up for Dropbox

Given my fondness for Dropbox, I can't believe I didn't find out about AirDropper before today. It solves one of the biggest problems with Dropbox: getting files from friends or clients who don't want to sign up for Dropbox. AirDropper lets you send the stubborn, Dropboxless target a link that they can use to upload files directly into your Dropbox. There's no separate account signup, and nothing...

Google turns on public links for Docs, or: 1GB of free, high-speed cloud storage

Update: it seems your mileage may vary. MP3s work -- M4A files get renamed to MP3. The built-in virus scanner doesn't work with some file types -- and results in 0-byte downloads. OGG also works! (Is this the same system that will manage the Android/Chrome OS music-in-the-cloud service...?) Update 2: MP4 and OGV work... BOOM! In one fell swoop, Google just made publicly-accessible cloud...

SkyDrive Explorer adds 25gb of free cloud storage to Windows Explorer

A lot of people overlook Microsoft's SkyDrive for free, web-based file storage and sharing. Still, it's tough to argue with 25gb of free space for your digital goodies that you can access from anywhere. SkyDrive Explorer is a free shell enhancement for Windows that makes it even better. Once you install SkyDrive Explorer, you'll see a new icon in My Computer (under "Other"). Double click it to...