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One copy of a file is the same as having none — because that is what you could have at almost any moment. In fact, two copies is sketchy for a couple of reasons. Reason one is that, while on-site backup to a home server is excellent when it comes to restoration because it is the fastest way to get back up and running, it does not protect you in the event of a disaster such as a flood, fire or tornado.

That is where the second backup comes in. The cloud, as it is known today, is a great storage solution that can house files safely away from your home.

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How many file synchronization services exist these days? If you find that you are working with more than one computer on a frequent basis using a service such as Google Docs or Dropbox saves you the hassle of having to manually transfer the documents you need as it can all be taken care of for you.

The problem with the vast majority of tools that can be used to synchronize files is that they are based on cloud storage and there are limits on the amount of space you have available to you free of charge. This is not the case with Syncbox which enables you set up one computer as a server which will then push file to your connected devices

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Ever since I first found out that you could run virtualized applications on the internet, I’ve been fascinated by the possibilities it offered. Sure, cloud-based apps themselves are great, but I have used Windows for 20 years now and always find it a bit more reassuring to run a Windows program.

Spoon’s pitch instantly attracted me: running virtualized versions of popular Windows software on any PC. Yes, unfortunately, it’s Windows-only for now, although the developers say other platforms will be supported soon.

There are so many reasons to instantly want to try out an app like Spoon.

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How many cloud storage services do you use? If you’re anything like me, you probably have files scattered across numerous different services and have to move between apps or web sites to find what you’re looking for.

Joukuu is a service that makes it possible to access multiple online storage services from one place so you can manage all of your backups and files without the need to have several clients installed or to constantly switch between web sites.

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I really wanted to know what the fuss with the cloud was all about. And since we’re at the Windows portion of AppStorm, we’re taking a look today at SkyDrive, Microsoft’s answer to Google’s Drive and Apple’s iCloud.

But instead of trying the desktop app, I wanted to try out the mobile version because creating a usable, functional mobile app is that much more harder than creating one for the desktop. So let’s get started!

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When you need to share files with other people, you can attach them to an email, and links can be shared in the same way or through social networks.

Or you can step in this century and use cloud storage services such as Dropbox. FluffyApp is a particularly fast method of sharing files and links that reduces the entire process to a simple drag and drop exercise.

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Do you know the feeling you get when you lose critically important data? Yeah, that sinking one. I went through the same ordeal a couple of days back and learned the hard way that not even cloud storage services are safe from unwanted data access and data theft.

Utterly flabbergasted at the loss of data, I set out to look for something which would help me keep my data safe, even over a cloud storage network and found BoxCryptor. Is it any good? Read on to find out…

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Backing up files is the smartest thing a computer owner can do. Storing them in the cloud means less investment upfront and unlimited storage that can be accessed from any place. Thanks to the intense competition among the cloud backup services, you can get unlimited storage for just a few bucks.

But, it isn’t like cloud backup services are the silver bullet. Some tend to revise their pricing plans, throttle upload bandwidth and so on. Still, given that the domain is in its infancy, things should improve over time. Follow me after the fold to check out some of the coolest cloud backup solutions available.
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