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SkyDrive expands OCR scanning, talks up data-saving 'smart files'

SkyDrive can now turn your pictures into words and soon, it'll save a lot of space on your hard drive, too.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

Hands-on with RealPlayer Cloud, the latest attempt at easy video sharing

RealNetworks jumps into the personal video sharing space. Yes, that RealNetworks.

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How to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive space for free

If you don't already own one, beg, borrow, or steal an Android or iOS device to score the extra storage for your cloud drive.

Free vs. paid: when should your small business shell out for a hosted service?

From cloud storage to conference calls, many small business services can be had for free, but sometimes a paid plan makes more sense.

Microsoft who? Sinofsky adds another scene to his second act, signs up with Box

Steven Sinofsky remains very active after his retirement from Microsoft, now signing on with Box as an adviser for its cloud storage and file sharing service, its developer platform and its mobile applications.

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Review: IDriveSync secures cloud storage

IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.

The cloud just keeps growing--Microsoft bumps SkyDrive Pro to 25GB

Microsoft announced an increase in available storage Tuesday for users of its Office 365 cloud-storage service SkyDrive Pro, from 7GB to 25GB.

Box rolls out new cloud storage plans catering to small and medium businesses

Box is introducing a new tier of service aimed at enabling smaller businesses to take advantage of its cloud data storage and file collaboration platform.

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Despite recent cloud service outages, security a bigger concern than availability

A 25-minute outage for online retail mega-giant Amazon is yet another hiccup, and still not a reason to abandon the cloud. However, there are other caveats to using cloud services.