Monday, May 30, 2011

Today in Computer History

On this day
…1996 – AT&T announced video phone call system, a system which allowed personal computers to make and receive video calls over a standard telephone line.

…2001 – Microsoft released Office XP

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011


is a convenience tool that quite a number of people would not want to be without. It allows you to have access to your files, photos, and videos etc. anywhere via your computers and mobile phones (Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry). It is a downloadable application for the device you will be using it on and makes the data available to you anywhere whether you are or are not online. Every time you update Dropbox, your computers and mobile phones will also be updated making the data current on all devices and totally in sync with each other. The only part of the data that is transferred to your devices is the changed portions.

You can also invite others to share your folders and also to share only specific files. Any changes made will be seen instantaneously, making collaboration on projects and other activities easy and an efficient use of time.

Another benefit of Dropbox is that if there is a problem with your hard dive, the data is availability for restoration in a snap. This is like having your personal backup system for the information you entrust to Dropbox. On this note, the information is protected through the use of encrypted channels (SSL – Secure Sockets Layer) for transmitting the data and all files stored are encrypted with AES-256 (Advance Encryption Standard). Dropbox also keeps 30 days of undo history on all your files even if they are deleted from your hard drive, giving an added recovery feature if warranted within the time frame.

Best of all, Dropbox is free for the Basic plan of 2GB of space. For those wanting more space, there is Pro50 with 50GB of space for $9.99 and Pro100 with 100GB of space $19.99 per month. There is also a referral incentive for free memory upgrade up to 3GB. Additionally, there is support via the Help Center, Forums, and Vote Box as well as a Dropbox Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Wiki.

As always, post your comments, email me with your topics and let’s have a good time learning together!

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