Microsoft in early November, 2015 decided to cut the total amount of free OneDrive storage space from 15 GB to 5 GB. In addition, Microsoft also decided to drop the 15 GB camera roll bonus. This made many free users enough reasons to abandon OneDrive and move to other cloud storage services. With storage costs going down and with the abundance of reliable cloud storage providers it’s not hard these days to find one.
Still if you need to keep your OneDrive account intact here’s something that will help you keep 15 GB OneDrive free storage space plus the camera roll bonus. Read on after the break but before that more about the announcement.
Dropbox is one of the most popular online cloud storage provider. Last time the cloud service was a victim of hacking, it started offering two-factor authorization, also known as 2-step verification for better security. Late Monday, an anonymous person posted a series of posts on Pastebin, claiming to have in possession nearly seven million Dropbox accounts including passwords. To be exact, the poster claimed to have 6,937,081 of compromised Dropbox account credentials. As a proof, that hacker(s) posted Pastebin files with a few hundred username and password pairs as “teases”. The alleged hacker(s) also asked for Bitcoins if anyone wants to get the full data.
Do you know which is the most secure, accessible, affordable and effective way to save your files? Unlike old days, it is not your hard drive, pen drive, CD or DVD that has been kept inside a safe locker! On the other hand, we will have to put cloud storage services in position of that answer, as those services help users to store and access files as well as documents from ANYWHERE around the globe with help of an internet connection. However, abundance of cloud storage services has made the selection an easier task, as there are variations in terms of pricing, features, etc. There is no need to be confused, by the way, as we have come up with review of a terrific cloud-based file storage service – pCloud. In our experience, pCloud managed to score best in all aspects, including accessibility, simplicity of UI, plans & pricing, etc. We hope, at the end of review, you will have a clear idea whether you should prefer pCloud to several competitors like Google Drive, OneDrive (earlier known as SkyDrive), Dropbox etc. First, as some of you might not be that familiar with the term ‘file-storage service’ or ‘cloud’, we will give an introduction about cloud file storage services and pCloud.
Norton Satellite is a freeware Windows 8 App from the house of the security expert Symantec. Norton Satellite scans your files and folders for viruses in your personal cloud or Dropbox account. The free Windows 8 app also keeps your social life on Facebook safe by scanning links in your Facebook feeds. With the help of Norton Satellite you can make sure that the files saved in the cloud, on your PC, or external storage devices are safe before sharing with friends. Read more after the break.
Two-step verification is an extra layer of protection in addition to traditional password-based authentication to fight against hackers. Google, Facebook, and more are adopting the two-step verification feature to enhance security. Dropbox, the online cloud storage service, recently admitted that some of its user accounts were hijacked. In the same announcement, Dropbox announced that more security features, including two-step verification is coming soon for all users.
Dropbox has finally released two-step verification or two-step authentication to all Dropbox users. When you enable two-step verification, you will need to type a six-digit security code (which will either be texted to your mobile phone or generated by a mobile authenticator app) in addition to your Dropbox account password.
We all know how important digital data backup is. It is the most smartest activity by any person owning a computer system including anything that stores data digitally. What is more blessing than the fact that cloud storage is now coming free or very cheap? If you are opting for the free service, than the only investment you are doing is for getting a good unlimited Internet connection. Even if you are opting to pay for getting more cloud storage space, the advantage of getting access to your data from anywhere overcomes it. Thanks to the increasing number of cloud storage services and the intense competition among these services, you can now get “virtually” unlimited storage for just a few bucks per month. Continue reading after the break to see five best cloud storage solutions available for you.
Update: Post updated to include two new services to replace CX and SugarSync.