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Personal Cloud vs Real Cloud Explained

Most people still don't "Get" the cloud.


In this video, I explain the differences, and why you really should focus on the real thing.

Here's a gadget I'd buy, if it existed. A USB connected drive that connects to DropBox in the background, so it's always updating, even when the computer is off.


As a bonus, you wouldn't need to install Dropbox software on your computer, so it won't use any resources.

The concept is simple, but I've yet to see a device that can pull this off. I've seen some NAS boxes that have a feature that lets you install plugins that include things like Dropbox, but they're way too complicated for most people to set up, and they have one big downside... Compared to a USB connected device, they're much slower.

What would be best is a USB or Thunderbolt based box that has fast transfers to and from the host computer, and also have a WiFi or Ethernet connection to sync with Dropbox in th... [More]

Continue...A Dropbox BOX - A FAST USB Box That Syncs Even When Your Computer Is Off...

A DropBox InBox. A One Way Link To Drop Files.

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DropBox is an amazing concept. Here's how to make it even better.


DropBox was one of the first cloud storage systems that actually worked, because they found a way to make it easy. All you have to do is install their software, then everything you place into your DropBox folder on your own computer is automatically backed up to the cloud.

If you install the software on multiple computers, every file you put into your DropBox also gets copies to every computer linked to your account. They also lets you create links to individual files or folder, so you can share with friends, family, or collaborate with coworkers.

Taking it one step further, it would be great if you could share links that limit people to just "Dropping" files into your account, without letting them see or

... [More]

Continue...A DropBox InBox. A One Way Link To Drop Files....

DropBox Box - A Local Backup With Cloud

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The cloud is wonderful, but it's still slow


The benefits of a cloud backup are crystal clear. You just back up your files to the cloud, and viola... all your important files are safely stored in the cloud. However, cloud backups take a long time to complete and the backup software ties up your computer too much. For some people, their first cloud backup takes months to complete. The result is your computer runs slower, and it needs to be on all the time.

Wouldn't it be easier if we just plugged in an external drive that has it's own Internet connection that backs up whatever is stored in it to the cloud?


The concept is very simple. When your computer is on, you use the external drive just like any other high speed backup device, however the device remains powere... [More]

Continue...DropBox Box - A Local Backup With Cloud...

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