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Hands on with Dropbox competitor SpiderOak Hive; first look at new Android app

A new Dropbox-style sync service from SpiderOak called Hive is part of the SpiderOak 5.0 desktop client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Hive creates a folder on your desktop that you can quickly drag and drop files into and sync them across all your SpiderOak-connected computers.

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Verizon rolls out mostly pointless cloud-storage service

Verizon Wireless has announced a new cloud-storage service to compete with Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive, but it's not really clear why anyone would use it in place of those services.

How to build a bulletproof cloud backup system without spending a dime

The no-cost guide to backing up photos, documents, and more.

21 tips for supercharging your cloud storage

Enjoy offline access to essential files, get more gigabytes for free, and squeeze more productivity out of your cloud storage.

Younity 1.5 could render cloud storage obsolete

Cloud storage has been crucial for mobile computing, but Younity takes a different approach that lets you abandon the cloud and still have access to your data while you're on the go.

Box sets its sights on healthcare customers

Box is taking steps to increase usage of its cloud storage and file sharing system in the health care industry, where it sees a demand for tools that simplify content collaboration.

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Novell unveils Filr as a local alternative to Dropbox

Novell is preparing to release Filr, a new on-premise file-sharing product for companies that want the convenience of a Dropbox while keeping internal control over data.

Dropbox for Business launches, offering single sign-on

This new feature promises to make life easier (and more secure) for users and admins alike.

Cloud-based backup: Is it right for long-term storage?

Eugene Bartley wanted to know if his files would eventually disappear from a cloud-based backup service.