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Dropping Dropbox: Exploring alternatives

When Dropbox just won't do, where do you turn--OneDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, Box.com? Chris Breen details his journey.

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Fun + Thunderbolt = Funderbolt!

Thunderbolt is a technology that you can put to practical good use. This article isn't about those practical good uses.

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Connecting two Macs using Thunderbolt

Macworld Lab took two new Mac Pros and used IP over Thunderbolt to connect the two machines together. How does the file transfer performance compare to gigabit ethernet?

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Two backup options for three computers

You have one Mac mini, two laptops, and an AirPort Extreme base station. What backup options do you have? Chris Breen suggests two.

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Using a flash drive with an iPad

It's not impossible to use a flash drive with an iPad, but what you can do with some of them is limited to images and videos. Chris Breen explains.

Friends don't let friends delete shared Dropbox items

You've shared some tasty files with your friends via Dropbox, but some idiot keeps dragging them out of the shared folder, thus denying them to others. Chris Breen offers two tips to prevent that.

How to beat the line at the Apple Store

No one likes waiting in a long checkout line. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your holiday visit to the Apple Store a little more pleasant.

Keep your data safe when you travel for the holidays

Hitting the road this holiday season? Before you do, follow these steps to make sure you don't find a data disaster if your computer falls prey to nature, theft, or bad luck while you're out and about.

How to restore data from Time Machine in Mountain Lion

If you use Time Machine regularly, you're ready for whatever technological mishaps life throws at you. Restoring data from Time Machine is just as easy as backing things up in the first place.

Directly downloading Dropbox files

Prefer to directly download a file linked from Dropbox rather than preview it in your browser? Five simple characters gets the job done.

TechHive: Control the keys to your cloud-storage castle

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Cloud-based storage and synchronization services, like Dropbox and Apple's iCloud, offer convenience for those of us who are on the go, and need (or want) access to our data no matter where we are. But as useful as these types of services are, they introduce significant risks for data you store there. Here's what you should know about how cloud storage services keep your data safe, and some ways to make sure that it doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Storing files on your camera card

You say you're in desperate need of external store but have only your MacBook and a digital camera? Where there's a will, there's a way.

How to surf safely with a VPN-for-hire

If you regularly use public networks--such as those in airports or coffeeshops--to access the Net, you should know that your data is at risk. You should also know that private, commercial VPN services are available that will keep your data safe.