Top 5 Ideas For Your Cloud Space

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There seems to be no end to cloud services popping out everywhere. Google Drive, Microsoft’s SkyDrive, Dropbox, just Box and probably many others. I now have exactly 70GB of pure cloud goodness:  8GB of Dropbox space, 10GB on Google Drive, 50GB on Box, and 7GB on Microsoft’s SkyDrive. But for what? For all people who are wondering what to do with all those space here are the top five ideas you can do.

 

1. Your personal media storage

 

It’s obvious really, what’s your songs doing in your own hardisk now? It’s time to move them all to your cloud space. For this you can either:

 

  • Register with Google Play Music for a huge space of 20,000 songs.
  • Specialize one of your cloud services ONLY for those family photos, that way, you won’t be confused searching them out. I recommend Dropbox for this, since they offer a quick gallery view in case your family asks for them.

2. File Backups

Got some documents you don’t want to lose? Or secret photos from a trip to Vegas? Store them in a cloud service. I recommend Dropbox, again, due to its encryption feature. Some neat ideas to do is storing those hard, important passwords you often forget. Be sure to encrypt them and change its name though, nothing cracks hackers more than a text file named “passwords.txt”

3. File Sharing

Got some files you want to share with your friends or colleagues? Box is the way to go since, it has the easiest controls and file sharing features. That way when your friend/colleague first register for it, they won’t get confused navigating the cloud jungle. For business or enterprise level file sharing, you can make a file or entire folders private, allowing only people you trust to be able to gain access to them.

4. Game Saves

People rarely bring thumb drives for game saves anyways. I know I don’t. How many times has it occurred to you? When you wish you can play that 10MB game in your school’s computer or in the office computer without needing to start a new game? Reserve another cloud space just for this, or at least put them in its own folder. They deserve it. Go with sync-able services so that when you use another computer, you can just open your cloud drive, sync and play away!

5. Portable Apps

Forget to bring that important USB containing all your oh so important apps? You’ll be glad if you store another batch of them in your cloud drive. That way, when you want to use them, you can just download the whole folder to the computer and use them right away!
So, that’s about it for my Ideas, what about yours? What do you do with all those cloud space? Comment down below! For the previous high five, visit Chrome and Top 5 Features Hidden From You

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Chrome and Top 5 Features Hidden From You

chromeSo, this marks my first High Fives series. I am quite satisfied with this category name, kinda like a pun? I don’t know what it’s called exactly, probably the reason why I fail in English class. Going to write more posts like this so please follow if you are interested. The High Five category will contain top 5 tech tips and computer tips such as what I’m going to post now. Onward then!

Google Chrome, with its darn simple, minimalistic design we all love have probably just managed to hide its best features from most of its users and boy, are they good at it.

 

1. Pin – Tabbing

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To pin a tab, all you need to do is right clicking the tab you want to ‘pin’. The tab will then shrink to only its icon and remains, for a lack of a better word, ‘unclosable’.

This is useful for tabs you don’t want to accidentally close like Gmail or any other mail providers. (which I seem to do often enough)

 

 

To remove the pin just repeat the process and click on ‘unpin tab’.

 

2. Drag and Drop Downloads

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You might have other better download managers ready in your pocket but the chrome default download engine is actually good enough for quick small file downloads. (usually images)

For those people who use them it’s good if they know that they can actually drag and drop the file they just downloaded anywhere in Windows.

 

3. Task Manager

 

Task Manager Chrome

 

Yes, the tool we use to close annoying slow browsers or force closing a game is also build in google chrome. You can see the chrome’s version of task manager by the Tools menu or the lazy and best way, Shift + Esc, on your keyboard.

The Task Manager shows memory eaten by Chrome and its plugins. Kinda handy to monitor your browser diet I guess.

 

4. Calculator

Calculator Search Bar

The Google Search Bar always bring surprises, this time in the form of a working calculator. It can do simple, basic calculations like multiplication and addition but not X’s and Y’s problems. So no, it can’t do your homework. For multiplication use (*) and for division use (/).

 

 

5. Standalone Site Search

Searchsite

 

If you have ever done a search within a website with its installed search bar, you can do that site’s search by typing, for example : http://www.techexperience.net ; then press tab.

This is quite a rare feat to be done since it is quite useless in my opinion.

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Wireless Router Hacks

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Today’s post will follow my Gadget Saturday tradition where I will write tips, tricks, hacks and reviews for a type of gadget every Saturday. I will write about wireless routers today, and first, I am going to tell you that they are a very powerful block of electronic that you can mod, hack and tweak. If you don’t have a wireless connection at home, then this will convince you to get one!

 Why Use Wireless Connection Instead Of Direct Connection

With cheap, quality wireless router produced nowadays, I can’t see any reason not to lose your messy wired connections. Moreover the fact that almost all of today’s gadgets can only take wifi connection (certain exceptions like laptops). But at least it’s been made very clear that mobile phones will never include a LAN cable port.

Why Wireless Connection Rocks

  • Wireless Routers allow you freedom of movement in your house, what’s with not being attached by your cable connection.
  • You can share the connection with other computers in your household.
  • Your mobile phones will no longer need pricey data connection even in your house.

Reasons Why You Haven’t Used Wireless Connection Yet 

  •  Nothing can match the speed your wired cable offers.

 

speed2The thing is, the one gigabit speed offered by your cable will not the speed your internet provider offers. Since most providers will not offer that kind of speed, why bother? Some wireless routers connection can serve up to 300 MB/s connection anyway.  That might be just enough for you and you might not even notice any difference from wired connection.
  • Need money to buy

 

us_dollars-6907Let’s see, I got a cheap TP-Link Wireless N Router here for a meager $20 and I can say for sure that this wireless router is enough for any 1-floor apartments. I also got its more powerful brother installed in my parent’s 3 stories-house that gives enough coverage for the whole building. There are some dead spots here and there but for $50 I don’t think I’d even get that much. If you haven’t got a wireless adapter for your pc (Laptops will have it by default), I recommend getting the same brand as your router’s. I use this high gain 300 MB/s adapter in my pc and it works like a charm for me. So, the whole setup should only cost you $50. Rather than getting another wired connection installed in your house (about $100 per month in my case), wireless connection is definitely cheaper.
  • Afraid of  the security “myth” where everyone outside will be able to access and hack your, uh, “everything”.

 

network-security-lockSetting up a good WPA2/TKIP password should be enough for most people, but if you are really paranoid against hacker attacks than my advice is to install a VPS in your house. But most of the times, a really strong password will do you wonders, and if you don’t want your relatives or friends piggybacking in your connection then don’t use your birth date or name. I wouldn’t even start on how much a bother it is to hack someone’s connection. I’m going to say for sure that not everyone can do it.

 

  • You can share the connection with other computers in your household.

 

share connectionI am listing this as an advantage and a disadvantage because your pesky neighbors might try to piggyback on your wireless connection. Yes, if you got a strong wireless router then it’s highly probable that your neighbors can connect to them too. Nothing a good password won’t solve though, that’s why I recommend you not to use general passwords like birth date or your dog’s name. If you got a tech-savvy neighbor that is suspicious then you might want to access your router’s admin page to check whether there is any other connection than yours.

 

Change Your Default Router’s Password

 

router default passwordAccessing your router gives you the admin rights to your wireless connection and allows you some handy powers like opening your ports and changing your signal channel to avoid interference. If you have a wireless router at home, then most probably its admin page password is ‘123456789’. They are default passwords and the first thing I try every single time I try to access some airport stalls’ free wifi. Eerily they often work and it’s not even funny anymore on how many people I know that haven’t changed their passwords. So, please, change them right now.
Not Enough Wireless Range 
It’s very stressful if you have low signals in rooms you’d like to use your connection in. You will get problems like disconnections and slow speed that borders on the annoying line. To boost your wireless range without spending any money, I recommend re-positioning your router so that it casts a direct line of sight to your wireless adapter. Also, wireless signals seems to hate thick walls, mirrors, glasses (even your aquarium)If you can’t do that for the lack of space in your house then you might want to try to buy some high powered antennas or even repeaters. They should help solve your wireless connection problems if push comes to shove. Some free wireless router hacks I like are:
Unlocking Your Wireless Router’s Hidden Potential With DD-WRT 
Check if your wireless router supports the DD-WRT  firmware here before taking the plunge. It basically allows you to supercharge your wireless router into giving more transmit power or even limiting the speed of other computers in your household. This is a quite dangerous process to take and may even break your router beyond repair, so if you don’t know what you are doing, then don’t do it.

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