Finally, don't forget that the most secure cloud storage solution is the one that you have complete control over. Like we said above, Mega sounded great until researchers highlighted its vulnerabilities. The other services could have vulnerabilities too, but they're not under the same scrutiny. Using cloud storage inherently means giving your files—encrypted or otherwise—to someone else. If you want to keep them close but still access them everywhere, you can always use a large hard drive or a NAS and roll your own syncing cloud service with OwnCloud. You could even power it with a Raspberry Pi and keep the overhead low. … [Read more...] about The Best Cloud Storage Services that Protect Your Privacy
15GB: free 100GB: $2/month or $20/year 200GB: $3/month or $30/year 2TB: $10/month or $100/year 10TB: $100/month 20TB: $200/month 30TB: $300/month You are completely correct, George. Google isn’t giving you [your plan] plus 15GB. Rather, the 15GB are being rolled up into your plan. So, yes, you’re technically only paying for 185GB, not the full 200, but we’re pinching pennies at this point. Assuming you’re smart and are paying $30 annually to score your 17-percent discount, this means that you’re effectively coughing up 15 cents per gigabyte, per year. So, you’re losing out on a whopping...$2.25. I wouldn’t sweat it. … [Read more...] about Is My Google One Storage Plan Ripping Me Off?
Create a Workflow: Now you've assessed things that you would like to change about your file system—needs better labels, cabinets are poorly designed, etc.—and you've purged files to create some room in your cabinets. The creation of a file workflow will ensure that you're not sitting there in a year spending a weekend beating your file system back into shape. Your file workflow can take several shapes depending on the needs of your office and the size of the organization system you're wrangling, but for simplicity's sake we're going to assume you're not the archivist for a multinational corporation. … [Read more...] about Beat Your Filing Cabinet into Shape with a Filing System Workflow
Lining the pans with coffee filters soaks up excess water and grease which keeps it from rusting out quickly. You only need to toss in a couple and since filters are lint free, you don't have to worry about little bits getting left behind like you do with a paper towel. Find more tips like using coffee filters to clean windows, line pots, and more on the Huffington Post. … [Read more...] about Line a Cast Iron Pan with Coffee Filters to Keep it from Rusting
Over at Kitchen Daily, they run down a list of common knife storage and cleaning mistakes that could be inadvertently dulling your blades, but keeping them in the utensil cabinet is one of the bigger ones we can see more people doing, especially if you don't have a block to keep them in. They even have a great shot of a damaged knife that was improperly stored to prove the point. So what do you do? We've already discussed why you should skip block sets and buy one or two good knives instead, but if you have loose blades, how do you keep them if you don't put them in a drawer? … [Read more...] about Keep Your Knives Out of the Utensil Drawer to Keep Them Sharp and Happy
Bonus: Access Everything On Your Amahi Server from Anywhere If all you want is access to your Amahi HDA and all of its files and folders on the go, the Amahi iPhone and iPad apps will give you just that, for free. There's no Android app just yet, although according to a tweet from the Amahi team in December, they're beta testing it right now. Still, since most of Amahi's features are available via the Dashboard, you may not even need a specific mobile app to get access to your files and folders. You can always log in as long as you have your dynamic hostname bookmarked. Once you're logged in, click the "HDA" button at the top of the screen, or use the search bar to find what you're looking for. You'll see all of your shared files, folders, and media, and you can download or stream it to your mobile device. … [Read more...] about Turn an Old PC Into a NAS, VPN, Media Streamer, and More with Amahi