• How do I get a file off Dropbox onto my Mac?
    [March 3, 2016] My boss just shared a folder with me in DropBox and I need to grab a copy of it for my computer. I already have DropBox on my MacBook Air, but how do I get the specific file I need, not the entire folder? I’m a big fan of Dropbox so am happy to help […]
  • Google Drive Gets New Features
    [January 25, 2016] Google announced a handful of new organizational features. The company bills them as “improvements that will help you more easily put things where they belong.” First off is a new “move” icon for files already in Drive when you’re browsing files. There’s an “Add to My Drive” option for everything else. When you preview files, […]
  • Dropbox Adds Recents Feature for Quick File Access
    [November 16, 2015] Dropbox announced that it is rolling out Recents to dropbox.com so web users can quickly access files they’ve recently opened, added, edited, or moved. The feature was previously available on iOS, but it’s just now coming to the web version of Dropbox. It debuted in May, and was integrated into iOS 9’s Spotlight Search in […]
  • Can I back up all my iPhone photos on Microsoft OneDrive?
    [October 27, 2015] I’m not at all a fan of iCloud and Apple services, but I love my iPhone. My question: Can I back up all my iPhone photos and pictures onto OneDrive easily? There are now more cloud services than you can shake a stick at, and just about all of them offer a free photo backup […]
  • Solve Your Backup Hassles With iDrive
    [September 28, 2015] Backing up your data is a pain, whether you’re on a Mac or a PC. Sure there are software packages that can automate the backup process, but the physical drive can be expensive and a hassle to work with. And cloud backup? Those can end up being quite expensive. Big data centers and smart tech […]
  • Importing/Exporting Offline Media Is Coming To Google Cloud Storage
    [August 31, 2015] Google announced the launch of Offline Media Import/Export for Google Cloud Storage, enabling users to load data into any class (Standard, DRA, Nearline) by sending physical media like hard disk drives, tapes, and USB drives to third-party service providers who upload data for you.
  • Application Default Credentials Feature is Now On Google Cloud Platform
    [July 24, 2015] Google just announced the Application Default Credentials feature for Google Cloud Platform. “When you write applications that run on Google Compute Engine instances, you might want to connect them to Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, and other Google Cloud Platform services,” writes Vijay Subramani, Technical Program Manager, Google Cloud Platform in a blog post. “Those […]
  • Google’s New Photos App Will Bring New Features To Users
    [June 1, 2015] At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled its new Google Photos app, which removes what little friction its old one may have had (by untying it from Google+) and giving users unlimited storage to store a “lifetime” of photos and videos.
  • You Can Now Comment On Shared Files in Dropbox
    [May 1, 2015] It just got easier to collaborate on your shared Dropbox files. The company has just enabled comments on shared files – a feature you’ve probably used plenty of times inside Google Drive.
  • Learn How To Use Google’s New Cloud Storage – Nearline
    [March 13, 2015] Google announced the launch of Google Cloud Storage Nearline, a new service for cold (or infrequently accessed) data storage. The company touts its fast performance and low cost. Data is made immediately available with about 3-second response times, and the cost is 1c per GB for data at rest.
  • Google Purchases Photo/Video Storage App – Odysee
    [February 12, 2015] It was announced that Google acquired photo storage app Odysee. This app which automatically backs up photos and videos taken on smartphones will shut down on February 23rd.
  • Google Provides Users Look Inside Data Center
    [December 29, 2014] Google recently uploaded a video taking a look inside a Google data center (specifically one in South Carolina). This gives you a glimpse into one of the places that actually powers the services you use every day.
  • Unlimited Photo Storage Perk Coming To Amazon Prime
    [November 24, 2014] Amazon Prime members have a new perk to help justify the annual fee – free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • USB Security Measures Being Implemented By Google
    [October 24, 2014] Google announced a new way to enhance its 2-step verification security called Security Key, which works through a USB device.
  • US Government Gives Boost To Cloud Storage
    [September 29, 2014] For all the bad press that cloud storage has gotten in the wake of the recent celebrity nude photo hacking scandal, business is still booming. The consumer market for cloud storage hit record levels last year and is expected to grow further throughout the decade. Companies selling cloud storage for enterprise customers are expected to […]
  • New Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo Released By Amazon
    [September 5, 2014] Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability.
  • 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.