Cloud Computing Concepts · Data Backup · How-To

Google Picture Scan

Now your photos look better than ever – even those dusty old prints. Take out those old pictures you’ve been meaning to scan, and share them! Original post on Google Blog: https://blog.google/products/photos/now-your-photos-look-better-ever-even-those-dusty-old-prints/ Photos from the past, meet scanner from the future Google Photos is a home for all your photos and videos, but what about… Continue reading Google Picture Scan

Cloud Computing Concepts · Productivity

Out of room on your Laptop SSD to sync all your Google Drive files?

I ran into this problem recently on my Ultrabook – I didn’t have enough room to sync my entire Google Drive Folder to it! It has a 128Gig Solid State Hard Drive internally .. buut ~15gig is the recovery partition, another ~15-20gig is used by the Operating system .. 30gig by programs and development tools ..… Continue reading Out of room on your Laptop SSD to sync all your Google Drive files?

Cloud Computing Concepts · Productivity · Win 10 · Win 7 · Win 8

Sticking with Windows 7? The forecast calls for pain

We’re running out of time these days for our old favorite, Win7. It died last year, and there are only security patches issued until 2020. As much as we’d like to keep it around, it IS 2005 technology, and will be completely unsupported in a few years. A quick workaround of the security update bug… Continue reading Sticking with Windows 7? The forecast calls for pain

Cloud Computing Concepts · Online Security

Get an Extra 2 Gig of cloud storage today from Google Drive!

Today, Tuesday Feb. 9th is ‘Safer Internet Day.’ SAFER INTERNET DAY Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world. In order to promote it again this year, Google… Continue reading Get an Extra 2 Gig of cloud storage today from Google Drive!

Cloud Computing Concepts · Cloud Hardware · Productivity

Local vs Remote Folders – How the Cloud works.

In order to use cloud services effectively, we need to know the difference between our local folders and our remote folders. I’ve noticed that there is quite a bit of confusion regarding Local (on the hard drive of our computer) folders versus Remote (Cloud – on a hard drive on a remote server) folders when… Continue reading Local vs Remote Folders – How the Cloud works.

Chromebooks

Chromebook book for everyone!

Although I usually  cringe at the ‘dummies’ books, I’ve been asked many times about a paper reference manual for the popular Chromebooks. I’ve reviewed the Kindle version and like it! I will be stocking these. It contains all of the basics to use and maintain your Chromebook, along with some advanced uses. If you want… Continue reading Chromebook book for everyone!

Cloud Computing Concepts

What is the ‘Cloud?’

You may have heard people using terms like the cloud, cloud computing, or cloud storage. But what exactly is the cloud? Basically, the cloud is the Internet—more specifically, it’s all of the things you can access remotely over the Internet. When something is in the cloud, it means it is stored on servers on the Internet instead… Continue reading What is the ‘Cloud?’