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WP Robot Birthday Giveaway

wprobotbirthdaygiveawayTo celebrate their 5th birthday, the team at WP Robot are having a huge giveaway during July.

Enter below to win one out of 40 great prizes sponsored by their partners!

 There are Over $6000 Worth Of Prizes

Thanks to WP Robot’s great partners, you have the chance to win one of many awesome internet marketing, SEO and WordPress products in this giveaway. The total value of all prizes is $6156! See here for a complete list.

Enter The Giveaway now for your chance to win! Entering is easy and free.

Example – there are 8 CMS Commander 20 Sites licences up for grabs – Wouldn’t I love one of those. See my previous blog post about CMS Commander here

Best of luck in the giveaway!
Trish

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Dropbox Revs up the Cloud Storage War

“Dropbox Just Changed Everything About How You Use Apps” says Kyle Wagner from Gizmodo

It’s not just syncing your files and folders anymore. It’s trying to sync literally everything on your phone, tablet, and computer. Game saves, settings, contacts, notes—all of it, and on any phone or tablet you have.

Kyle goes on to say that Dropbox is moving forward with what is calls Datastores. a new API that will power third party apps, enabling all developers to sync their apps over the cloud.

At the moment, we have apps that are only relevant for certain systems e.g. separate apps are needed for iphone/ipad and android with no way to interact; is that about to change?   Click to see the full article.

Cloud Storage

Until this happens, what cloud storage / backup services can we use for free. How do Dropbox,  iCloud, SkyDrive, Google Drive compare at the moment?

Dropbox

From dropbox.com, this has been a popular choice for quite some time (dropbox is often the first thing that comes to mind for those who have used cloud storage for some time).

SkyDrive

From Microsoft, Skydrive has also been around for some time too and although it comes with more free storage than Dropbox, it initially lacked some of the features (and the 25GB of free storage initially offered has been reduced to 7GB, still a generous amount for free!).

iCloud

More geared to apple users, iCloud is an almost automatic choice as it allows users to seamlessly backup all their iOS devices to the cloud and sync photos & documents between all their apple devices. 4GB free but only for photos, you need is a paid version for documents.

Google Drive

From Google (of course) and for everybody (you do need a google account); also very easy to use, letting you store and access your files anywhere, on the web, your HDD or on the go and each is updated when online.

Below is a summary of features for the Big Four

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I use Dropbox and GoogleDrive mostly as I’ve had accounts for years, but  there are many other choices as well as the offerings from the biggest companies. I recently tried & reviewed Copy.com (see here trishfindlay.com/free-data-storage-copy/) and so far have found it to be very easy to use and reliable.

Here are a few of these others – a browser search will give you more information.
Justcloud
Zipcloud
myPCBackup
Sugarsync
Copy
Backup Genie
SOS Online Backup
IBackup
Carbonite
Mozy
LiveDrive

 

Free Data Storage with Copy.com

copy.com

 

Copy.com Announces Fair Storage and 15GB for all!

 

 This is what they promise to you: Check it out now.

 

green-tickBetter Sharing

Sharing large photo albums is as easy as sending a text file. And you control if people can sync your content to their computer or just view it online.

green-tickMore Secure

You can share members-only links to your content so prying eyes can’t cheat their way into your stuff. And we validate every attempt to access it.

green-tickCompany Friendly

Copy helps you retain control of your proprietary content and manage the employee accounts who can access it. And we won’t nail you with per-user fees.

 

 CLICK HERE to check it out now – who wouldn’t want to have extra online and shared storage for FREE?

Keeping in Touch at Xmas

Nearly Christmas time again and the end of another year – it's amazing how fast the time goes by.

Christmas is a time for family and friends, for catching up with those you haven't seen for a while and for telling others you appreciate them and how much they mean to you. What better way than to send them a greeting whether as a phone call, a letter, a card in the post or an e-card or perhaps a personal video greeting. 

 

Do not be daunted by some of these ideas as they can be fun to make and your sentiments are appreciated by the receiver. Let's start by examining the options: 

If you want to make your own greeting cards, or just want some festive icons to add to emails or web pages, you can get these great Xmas icons free from Mighty Deals – just click on their "Free Stuff" tab. They come in 3 sizes, 64 x 64, 128 x 128 &  256 x 256 so come in very handy for a variety of projects. Mighty Deals also have Xmas stickers free just now – they are on currently on page 2 of the Free Stuff. There's heaps of other graphics in the free stuff as well, so check them out.  

 

Xmas Icons For e-cards with a unique touch, you can't go past Ojolie.com  –  I first heard about Frederikke's cards way back in 2008 (see my earlier blog post for more information) and have renewed my very low priced membership ever since ($12 for one year and $18 for 2 years). I've lost count of how many cards there are available, but there's a wide selection for all sorts of occasions and the great thing is that the membership area keeps track of that cards you have previously sent to the people on your email list there. They have a nice selection of free cards as well for you to try for yourself. Many of my friends have commented on the delightful cards I've sent them, so check them out at Ojolie.com or on facebook.

 

If you'd like a video to share this Christmas, try Animoto – they make it easy to use your own photos, text & even videos to produce a professional looking video message.  You can make a free one of 30 seconds or less with some limitations on the number of your own photos you upload but the cost is reasonable if you want to a bigger project. The free one below was made in about 4 minutes just as a demo.

The compliments of the season to you all. Trish

Make your own photo slideshow at Animoto.