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Microsoft Starting OneDrive Downgrade Process

Microsoft was once one of the best free cloud storage providers. With OneDrive, you could get 15GB of free storage that could be doubled if you installed OneDrive on your phone as well. That is all set…

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Cloud-Compatible Pen-and-Paper Notebook Can be Reused After Microwaving

Have you ever had to compromise between traditional pen-and-paper work and digital organisation? Do you find yourself having to scan documents in order to store them alongside computer records, or just have an ever-increasing stack of…

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Microsoft Will Grandfather OneDrive 15GB Free Storage Users

Just a little over a month ago, Microsoft announced some wide sweeping and controversial changes for their OneDrive cloud storage platform. Due to apparent customer abuse, the unlimited storage option as was going away and a…

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Google Maps Reviewers to be Rewarded With 1TB Free Cloud Storage

Google has outlined a new rewards system for users of its Local Guides program. Regular reviewers will earn points for contributing to Google Maps, with redeemable rewards ranging from early access to Google products to 1TB…

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Microsoft to Host Data in Germany to Protect it From US Spying

Microsoft has announced that it is to open a number of data centres in Germany, in partnership with T-Mobile owner Deutsche Telekom AG, to offer cloud storage to European customers away from the prying eyes of…

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Over 20,000 Users Petition Microsoft to Stop OneDrive Capacity Downgrades

Just days after Microsoft announced wide sweeping changes for OneDrive, users have started pushing back. Microsoft is planning to remove its unlimited storage option, restore a 1TB cap, remove the 100 and 200GB options and cutting free…

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Microsoft OneDrive Downgrade Will Apply Retroactively

When we first heard about the change to OneDrive capacity, we were expecting that Microsoft would grandfather current users. We’re now getting word that all current and future users will be affected by the new policy.…

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega 3.0 Will Be Fully Encrypted and Non-Profit

Kim Dotcom just won’t let it lie. After Megaupload, his first stab at a file-sharing service, was taken down amid a flurry of legal action, which resulted in the German entrepreneur having his assets seized by…

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It Might Be Time to Delete Your Mega Account

Controversial German web entrepreneur Kim Dotcom, founder of defunct file sharing site Megaupload, and its sister cloud-sharing service Mega, has warned that Mega has been forced out of his control via a hostile takeover and into…

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Vodafone Makes Deal with Dropbox for Smartphone Data Backups

Vodafone has secured a significant deal with cloud storage provider Dropbox that will provide its customers with 25GB free space and integration with Vodafone’s new Backup+ service. Backup+ allows Android and iPhone users to restore content…

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PayPal Pulls MEGA Support

PayPal has ceased supporting customer payments for MEGA as of Friday. A post on MEGA’s blog suggests that PayPal has refused to handle the cloud storage service’s transactions due to its presence in a NetNames report…

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Get 2GB Extra Google Drive Storage for Taking Security Check-Up

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, an initiative to encourage computer users to consider the security of their systems, Google is offering 2GB of storage to Google Drive users to anyone who takes a security check-up by…

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3TB Seagate Hard Drives Have 43% Failure Rate, According to Backblaze

Cloud storage provider Backblaze, in its 2014 ‘Hard Drive Annual Failure Rate’ graph, reports that the 3TB Seagate Barracuda drives it used for its storage service had a 43.1% failure rate over 2014. Other Seagate models also performed…

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Dropbox Adapts Web Interface For Faster Sharing

Dropbox has adapted its user interface to facilitate easier sharing on its website. When you log in, next to each Dropbox folder is now a Share button, with the option to either invite people – giving…

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Microsoft Forced To Rename SkyDrive After Trademark Dispute With BSkyB

The Verge reports that Microsoft has been forced by a UK court to rename its SkyDrive service after Microsoft lost a trademark dispute with the British Sky Broadcasting Group, BSkyB. As part of the settlement in…

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Google Trialing “NSA-Proof” Encryption For Its Drive Storage

According to a CNET report Google is preparing a new method of encrypting its Google Drive files to prevent the NSA and other intelligence organisations from accessing the files. This is apparently being designed to increase…

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NSA Scandal Will Cost American Cloud Storage Industry Millions

Vice President of the European Commission, Neelie Kroes, has made some dire predictions for the American cloud storage industry according to Russia Today. Neelie Kroes believes that U.S cloud storage providers are now going to suffer…

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NSA Leaks Have Seen Business For Swiss Data Centers Boom

The NSA spying scandal has heightened concerns across the world about data integrity. Businesses and private individuals are queuing up in abundance to move their files and servers to Swiss Data Centers. Companies like Artmotion, Switzerland’s…

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Samsung Buy Set Top Box Company Boxee

South Korean electronics giant Samsung is reportedly buying out the Israeli firm “Boxee” who make media streaming devices according to the BBC. The deal is reportedly worth around $30 million. Samsung stated that the takeover allowed…

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Microsoft Introduces SkyDrive Pro Client For Windows Download

SkyDrive, Microsoft’s free cloud storage client, has been mainly used with your online email client such as Outlook or Hotmail, or with your Microsoft Office packages that allow syncing to Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Recently Microsoft have released…

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5 Innovations That Improve Business Efficiency

Advances in Technology have led to increased efficiency throughout all areas of our lives. No other area has seen more improvements than the workplace. From warehouses to the office, technology has greatly improved productivity. Here’s a…

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5 Ways Cloud Computing Can Streamline Your PC Use

Michael Irving is a freelance writer and blogger, who’s investigating colocation options for his small home business. Cloud computing is a fascinating area of IT that’s quickly emerging to streamline many processes we take for granted. Whether you’re…