Last year was another marquee year for online storage, as both consumers and businesses continued the historical trend of ongoing digital transformation. According to Google Trends data, the term “cloud storage” saw massive spikes in worldwide interest over the last ten years, with an almost 40x increase in search volume. We can expect much of the same throughout 2019 with more and more reliance on online backing up of data in the cloud and less focus on local storage hardware and infrastructure.With plenty of different options for cloud storage, it’s paramount to pick a provider that will supply you with the optimal amount of storage and bandwidth, as well as keep your data safe and sound.The following list contains cloud storage providers we deem offer the best service. The majority offers a free plan to get a sample of the service before you decide if it’s worth becoming a paying customer. From a business standpoint, the decision warrants an even more … [Read more...] about Best cloud storage of 2019
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I tried. I really did. But at the final hour, muscle memory won out over frugality and semi-righteous indignation. Even though I promised myself I wouldn't, I signed up for yet another year of Creative Cloud. I have been cranky ever since Adobe moved Creative Cloud to mandatory subscription. It's not the fact that Creative Cloud has a yearly fee. Many of the products I use have yearly fees. Adobe's developers put in a tremendous amount of work, and the yearly (or monthly) annuity helps make sure the mission-critical software I use stays available and up-to-date.Also: Adobe launches AI Assist, weaves it through analytics, clouds Creative cloud's usage limitations What peeves me to no end are the use shackles that come with Creative Cloud. Most cloud applications allow you to use them on whatever devices you have. While the machine count allowances of most cloud applications aren't unlimited, they might as well be. It's rare that a machine has to be delicensed for another machine to … [Read more...] about Like it or not, Adobe Creative Cloud has a monopoly on our muscle memory
Microsoft has made attempts to be more transparent with its privacy settings and, while it may have simplified some of the language of its policies, there is still work to be done. Here are five privacy-related settings you can change for a less invasive and more secure Windows 10 experience. Now playing: Watch this: Microsoft CEO on using tech for good, not evil 2:06 Turn off your locationIf you're using a mobile device, such as a tablet or a laptop, there are plenty of times when allowing Windows 10 and third-party apps to access your location is convenient. But that doesn't mean that you should leave your location switched on at all times. When your location is switched on, Windows 10 stores your device's location history for up to 24 hours and allows apps with location permission to access that data.If you turn your location off, apps that use your location (such as the Maps app) will not be able to find you. You can, however, manually set a default location that apps … [Read more...] about 5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10
Best answer: The best place to buy the Surface Studio 2 is straight from Microsoft. Until Nov. 15, 2018, it'll be up for pre-order and will remain for sale thereafter. Bundles are available to save you money on separate software, and you'll get a 30-day return policy, 90 days of phone tech support, 12 months of in-store support, and a training session to help get your Surface Studio 2 set up and performing as it should.Microsoft: Surface Studio 2 ($3,499+) Straight from Microsoft, there are three different Surface Studio 2 bundles available. The cheapest costs about $3,499 and comes with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor (CPU) with four cores and a clock speed up to 3.90 GHz, a 1 TB solid-state drive (SSD), 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card (GPU) with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The most expensive option costs about $4,799 and comes with the same 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 2 TB SSD, and a NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. All models have … [Read more...] about Where’s the best place to buy Surface Studio 2?
Feature By William Gallagher Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 07:03 am PT (10:03 am ET) The social network that Google built is the latest of a startling number of much-vaunted services that Google, Apple, and Microsoft launch only to later shut down early. AppleInsider talks about what we've lost and what, if anything, has replaced it. It's not surprising that for every major online success like Facebook or Gmail, there are products and services that failed. What's more surprising is just how many there are —from companies such as Google, Microsoft and Apple. The history of these firms is replete with the next great thing that then fizzled out. Some of these championed revolutionary ideas that did then make their way into services we use today. Some left users angry and scrambling to find a replacement. Then still others make you wonder why anybody ever imagined they'd be a good idea.Honorable mentions We're not covering hardware flops here. Microsoft Zune will not be mocked … [Read more...] about Google Plus joins Ping, Groove Music, and Clippy in the graveyard of failed services