Showing posts with label Cloud Drive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cloud Drive. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BoxCryptor for Windows 8: Encrypt and store your files in Microsoft Skydrive

BoxCryptor is one of those service which is a must use thing especially if you want to encrypt and store your cloud files. If you are a regular user of DropBox, Google Drive or Microsoft's Skydrive. This is one service you need to find useful if you're storing sensitive data in the clouds. By encrypting and storing a file you can be assured your privacy and safety are protected. We have previously written about BoxCryptor and its many benefits --  now that it is ready for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The app is available to download for free and once you download and install the app -- it is quiet easy to setup and run. Giving you an extra level of protections for all your Windows 8 files, you are going to store in SkyDrive.

BoxCryptor for Windows RTOnce you have your files stored securely -- you can then download the same files decrypt and use them as you normally would. Decryption happens locally on your system. BoxCryptor for Windows 8 is available for free and can also be used on Surface and other tablets running Windows RT.

BoxCryptor for Windows 8 and Windows RT

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Amazon Cloud Player access and play your music from anywhere

So what is Amazon Cloud Player and Amazon Cloud Drive how does it work.

With Amazon entering the streaming music business users can now store their music in the cloud and listen to it on the go using a PC or an Android device. This is Amazon's hosted consumer storage device. There are other companies that are also set to enter this arena, but Amazon beat Apple and Google to it. 

To get started all you need to do is to purchase a song or an album from the Amazon MP3 store and click ' Save to your Amazon Cloud drive'. Your music gets saved instantly and and it's also free, since you bought it on Amazon this will not be charged and will not count to your against your storage quote.

next you can click the 'Launch Amazon Cloud Player' and start listening. You can also use the cloud player to search your library, create playlists and download to your computer.

If you want to add music to your cloud player from your PC all you need to do is to click the 'Upload to your cloud drive' button and you can add your favorite music to your cloud player. 

You can also use the cloud player with an Android device by installing the Amazon MP3 App on your phone. After which you will be able to stream music to your device from your cloud player.

So now users don't have to be bothered with how to store music they buy this makes things really simple. Simply purchase and store it in the cloud. All users get 5GB of storage free and 20 GB of storage if they buy an entire album it is $1 / GB after that. 

The Advantages are you can buy music and not be worried about syncing, play on the go, no need to download to every new device you buy, music will always be safe even if something goes wrong with your device, one single place that has all your music that you can access from anywhere.

Cloud drive does not let you store music only but also photos and documents and different kinds of content in addition to tunes. 

Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player works with any PC, Mac or Android device for now. Users of other mobile devices will have to wait a while longer to be able to use the services.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

How does Skydrive work

What is Windows Live SkyDrive and how does it work.

SkyDrive is part of Microsoft's Windows Live range of online services. SkyDrive is a file storage and sharing service that allows users to upload files to the computing cloud, then access them from a web browser. It is a cloud computing service or also know as a Cloud Storage service It uses Windows Live ID to control access to the users' files, allowing them to keep the files private, share with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access.

The service currently offers 25 GB of free personal storage, with individual files limited to 50 MB. A Silverlight-based tool can be installed to allow drag-and-drop uploading from Windows Explorer. Up to five files can be uploaded each time if the tool has not been installed.

How does Skydrive work and what is Skydrive
If you had previously been using Office Live Workspace you can now shift all your files to SkyDrive. To get started, sign-in to your Office Live Workspace account with your Windows Live ID and click the “Upgrade now” button. All your documents will be transferred to Skydrive (You will get an email once the process is complete) you can then permanently abandon your Workspace account.


You can sign-up with your Microsoft Account. Skydrive the cloud storage service from Microsoft. it can be used on the internet, there is a Skydrive App, it can be used on your iPhone, iPad and your Android phone and Windows Phone. Click on the links ot get the Skydrive app for your phone.

So, how does Skydrive work.

Personal folders: With personal folders, you can keep your files online and access them with virtually any web-enabled computer or mobile device—whether it's yours, a friend's, or a public computer.

Shared folders: Working on a project with classmates, coworkers, or family? With shared folders, the whole crew can upload, download, and collaborate with you on documents and other files.

Direct links: Each folder on SkyDrive has a unique web address, so you can save the link as a favorite or copy it and paste it into e-mail or other documents for direct access.

Password protection: You set the passwords and you decide who sees what, so you have confidence that your data is in your control.

With SkyDrive, you can embed public or shared folders on Windows Live Spaces. Everyone who looks at your space can see what you've made public, but only the people you've granted permission to can see your shared folders.