Cloud storage is a compromise between accessibility and privacy, unless you bring the cloud into your home.
We've talked before about how tough it can be to find the perfect data storage solution. You want something safe and accessible, but those two factors tend to be mutually exclusive. ioSafe thinks it has the solution, with an external hard drive with cloud connectivity that's just about as indestructible as it gets.
It's here. Finally. At last! Google Drive is live. All of your data — accessible in the cloud — from any computer, tablet or smartphone. The cloud has finally arrived for the masses.
Need an incentive to move your data off those local hard drives and into the cloud? Rumor has it that Google's launching its own online storage service next week and giving everybody tons of free storage to start.
Nowadays, we don't need to worry that our smartphones, tablets and laptops don't come with enough storage because we're getting more comfortable storing our data in the cloud. Google's reported to be close to launching its own massive cloud storage service tentatively called "Drive."
There are lots of ways of keeping your data secure, from hiding it under your mattress all the way up to sophisticated encryption techniques. But your data is still all there, somewhere in some form, and someone who's determine enough could eventually find or crack it. Unless you have a Cloud Shredder, that is.