• Storage and Mobile Developer Options Coming To Amazon Web Services
    [July 18, 2014] Amazon just made a couple of Amazon Web Services (AWS) announcements, involving some new capabilities for mobile developers and a new enterprise storage and sharing service. The storage service is called Amazon Zocalo. Starting in limited preview today, Amazon describes it as a ” fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative […]
  • REVIEW: Zeospace Cloud-Based File Sharing
    [June 2, 2014] There are a lot of different cloud storage solutions available, from Dropbox to OneDrive, iCloud to Google Drive. Now, add a new competitor to the space, one that’s super-fast, easy and free: ZeoSpace. Our offices here at AskDaveTaylor are pretty typical, with Mac systems sharing the desk with Windows PC laptops, Win8 tablets stacked atop […]
  • OneDrive Users To Receive 1TB of Cloud Storage
    [May 2, 2014] Cloud storage isn’t quite as expensive as it used to be. It used to cost hundreds of dollars just to store a terabyte via cloud solutions. Now Microsoft is joining others in lowering the cost barrier to record lows.
  • New USB Flash Drive Connects Android Mobile Devices To PCs
    [April 7, 2014] We all have our own ways of getting files from one device to another. Whether it’s as high tech as the cloud or Google drives or just emailing it to ourselves, it’s ingrained to our routines. “The Three-Step Drag” is what Wired Magazine calls it: “First, you e-mail the file or upload it to a […]
  • New Pricing Plans Introduced For Google Drive
    [March 17, 2014] Google announced some new storage plans for Google Drive, saying it can now make them more affordable thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements.
  • Microsoft’s SkyDrive Rebranding Now Live
    [February 25, 2014] Last month, Microsoft announced the rebranding of cloud storage product SkyDrive to OneDrive. Today, the company rolled it out.
  • What is the Cloud? The Cloud, Simplified
    [February 3, 2014] Ever had anyone in your family ask you “what is the cloud”? You may hum and fumble a little and fish around a little to explain it… after all, we all work in the cloud these days but when you try to explain to a family member exactly how it works you may launch into […]
  • How do I get more space in Apple’s iCloud service?
    [January 13, 2014] I got a warning from iCloud on my Mac system that I was running out of space. I don’t know how that could happen, but how can I get more space or remove the stuff that’s cluttering up my account?
  • Cloud Storage Use Expected To Hit 685 Petabytes For Personal Users
    [December 16, 2013] In the past few years, the word “cloud” has become a buzzword for companies unsure of where their future markets are headed. Despite the word itself meaning whatever business want, the cloud storage industry has actually become a major tech segment – especially for the consumer market.
  • World’s Thinnest 2TB Hard Drive Introduced By Samsung
    [November 25, 2013] The 2.5-inch hard drive is the standard used by small laptops and other small computing devices. Even game consoles like the PS3 and upcoming PS4 use them. The only problem is that these devices can’t take advantage of 1.5TB and 2TB 2.5-inch drives because they’re too tall. Samsung is fixing all of that today.
  • Google Updates Google Slides For Drive
    [October 21, 2013] Many people probably find themselves frustrated by the recent struggle with PowerPoint and other Office programs, which now require a paid subscription for services that were once free and included on most computers. Students, like this writer, find particular stress and anxiety associated with this issue; nothing is quite so stressful and infuriating as tying […]
  • Loom Review — Seamless Photo management via Cloud!
    [September 9, 2013] Cloud storage is the future of managing digital content; mostly your photos and videos. While applications such as Flickr, Everpix, and Instagram have already been successful in getting their share of attention, device owners are still longing for more.
  • The Further Integration of Cloud Services
    [August 16, 2013] This is the start of other tech week on this blog. While the PaaS (platform as a service) market is currently smaller than both IaaS and SaaS segments of the cloud computing industry, Forrester says this technology could be one of the most important cloud-based services for businesses moving forward. In volume it will likely […]
  • Cloud Storage Options Expanded For Yandex.Disk
    [August 5, 2013] “Google of Russia” search engine Yandex is expanding the cloud storage options for users of its Yandex.Disk storage service. Yandex.Disk offers 20 GB of storage for free, but now users can add on 10 GB, 100GB, and 1 TB packages for an extra fee.
  • NTFS Format USB Flash Drive on Windows 8, Size = 200MB?
    [July 15, 2013] This is bizarre. I needed to reformat my USB Flash Drive so that it was in NTFS format so I could grab an ISO image of the new Microsoft Windows 8.1 and while I figured out how to get to the format program, when I reformatted my 16GB flash drive to the needed format, it […]
  • 18 More Languages Added To Google Drive
    [June 21, 2013] Google announced that it is launching Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) in eighteen new languages. These include:
  • New Photo-Rich Interface, Terabyte Of Storage Offered By Flickr
    [May 28, 2013] Just one day after Yahoo announced that former Googler Marissa Mayer would be taking the reigns as the new CEO, the internet rose up with its first request: Please make Flickr awesome again. Ever since Yahoo acquired the photo-sharing service back in 2005, users have dropped off and the quality of the experience has gone […]
  • Google Merges Storage For Gmail, Google+ And Drive
    [May 14, 2013] If you’re like me, you’ve probably already used up most of the free 5GB Google provides to Google Drive users. You may even be thinking about upgrading. You might want to hold off on that as Google is about to upgrade everybody for free.
  • File too big error copying to USB flash drive on my Mac?
    [April 29, 2013] I’m baffled. I have a 16GB Kingston USB flash drive that I use on my Mac system and I’m trying to copy a 5GB file onto it. It’s empty. But I keep getting the error “can’t be copied because it’s too large”. What’s wrong and how do I fix it?
  • How do I get started with Microsoft SkyDrive?
    [April 1, 2013] I’m eager to learn more about cloud storage and hook up Microsoft’s SkyDrive service with my Windows 8 laptop so I have an easy way to back content up to the Internet. Not sure how to get started, however, so I’m hoping you can step me through the process, Dave? How do I sign up […]
  • Gmail Attachments May Be Coming To Google Drive Soon
    [March 11, 2013] Google Drive could be on the road to becoming a major file sharing tool for people with Google accounts.
  • Druva inSync Enterprise Endpoint Backup for Private Clouds
    [February 25, 2013] Druva software just announced a new private cloud option for it’s unified endpoint management platform inSync, that lets enterprise clients safely deploy solutions to manage and protect data on the numerous devices used by the new mobile workforce. Designed with enterprise needs in mind, Druva’s private cloud solution offers the flexibility and scalability of the […]
  • Picking the Right Cloud Service Solution
    [February 4, 2013] Finding the right cloud storage provider is now easier with small business and consumer review site NextAdvisor.com, who announced a cloud storage category offering consumers its top picks. It also allows visitors to compare cloud storage services like SugarSync, mozy, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Dropbox side-by-side, looking at price, features & benefits as well as actual […]
  • Kingston Announces 1TB Flash Drive As 512GB Version Ships
    [January 18, 2013] As previously reported, Kingston announced that it will launch a 1TB flash drive this year. It’s called the DataTraveler HyperX Predator 3.0.
  • Younity Launches Beta Version Of Personal Cloud Service
    [December 17, 2012] Santa Monica based younity announced today the beta launch of it’s unique personal cloud storage service designed to eliminate device to computer syncing and storage limitations for iPhones and iPads. Today marks the public beta launch of the app, which allows iPhone and iPad users to access all their music, videos, photos and other files […]