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The Cloud Bursts its Bubble

04/17/2014

The cloud has been in the news lately. Prices are starting to drop for a number of cloud services – those online, in-the-ether file repositories. Google and Amazon have both lowered their prices recently, by about 50% for Amazon, and 68% for Google. But iCloud still only offers you 5 GB storage, no matter how […]

iCloud vs. Dropbox: Which is Better for Managing Files on Multiple Devices?

08/14/2012

Over at the Mac OS X Hints website, which I edit, I posted a poll about using iCloud to store documents. With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, iCloud is now a way for applications to store files in the “cloud,” or, more correctly on Apple’s servers. This is practical if you work with multiple devices: […]