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Access files from any computer with Dropbox

May 14th, 2011 No comments

Dropbox logoI recently published a post at BobStovall.com that linked to a blog post on how to use Dropbox to backup your WordPress installation. That’s a valuable tip for any WordPress user, but here are some other ways I use Dropbox.

When I’m traveling and presenting a workshop on the road, I always carry a copy of the presentation on my MacBook and a USB Thumb Drive. Now, I also drop a copy of the presentation into my Dropbox before I leave. That way even if the worst happens, I can still easily access my presentation from any computer anywhere in world that has an Internet connection.

Using the Dropbox App on my iPhone (works on Android, too), I upload pictures taken with the phone to my Dropbox. That way they are accessible on my desktop in my office or from either laptop I carry away from the office.

I also keep a password-protected file with vital information in my Dropbox in case I run into problems while away from home.

2GB of Dropbox storage is free. If you signup for Dropbox using this link, both you and I will get an additional 250mb of storage free.

Linux | Mac | Windows – Download Dropbox Here

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10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology

January 27th, 2011 No comments

The New York Times logoA recent article by Sam Grobart in the Technology section of the New York Times lists 10 things you can do to for a better experience with your computers, smartphones and assorted gadgets. And often at no cost.

“…the tech industry has given you the impression that making adjustments is difficult and time-consuming. It is not.”

From protecting your photos and files from theft, accidental loss or crashes to protecting your devices from viruses, this article is packed with good advice.

One piece of advice that I have been giving for a few years that also appears in the article is “STOP using Internet Explorer!” Using a modern browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari will give you a better browser experience and offer you a wide variety of add-ons and features.

Firefox, Chrome and Safari are available for Mac and Windows – Firefox and Chrome are available in Linux versions as well.

Read the complete article at the New York Times »

This post was originally published at:
http://BobStovall.com/10-ways-to-get-the-most-out-of-technology