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Why I Don't Think Piracy Is Worth It

Having been a child of the home computer boom of the early 1980s and then worked with computers for many years, I can’t help but sigh every time a new campaign to reduce piracy comes into effect.

Minbox 2 Adds Screencasting To Its Super-Fast Sharing Service

Web/Mac/Gmail: Minbox, the sassy, fast, free, file-sharing service, has taken the wraps off a major update today. It includes new security tools and instant screencasting on the Mac.

ShareDrop Shares Files Between Devices From Your Browser

Sharing files across devices — even when you’re on the same network — is often a pain. Apple has a decent solution with AirDrop, but that’s not helpful if you’re swapping files between Windows and Mac. ShareDrop is a web-based solution that works across platforms.

Torpedo Shares Self-Destructing Files For Short Periods Of Time

Mac/web: Dropbox, OneDrive and email are great when you want to share files quickly. But sometimes you want to share a file once and destroy it afterwards. That’s exactly what Torpedo does.

Jumpshare Makes File Sharing As Easy As Dragging And Dropping

Windows/Mac: Jumpshare, the previously mentioned web app for hassle-free file sharing, now has a desktop utility that makes sending documents, images, folders or other files to someone as easy as dragging and dropping. Best of all, it’s free.

Seven Downloads And Extensions To Make Dropbox Even More Awesome

Dropbox is easily the internet’s favourite cloud storage provider. There are plenty of clever things you can do with it right out of the box. However, there’s also no shortage of apps and extensions you can get to make using Dropbox itself even easier.

Ask LH: Should I Use BitTorrent Sync Instead Of Dropbox?

Dear Lifehacker, I keep hearing people talk about BitTorrent Sync, but I’m not sure why I should care about it. Isn’t it just another file-syncing service? Why would I use it instead of something like Dropbox?

Superbeam Shares Files Between Android Devices Without Wi-Fi

Android: There are a lot of file-sharing apps to choose from in the Google Play store. But this is the first we’ve seen that can create an ad-hoc network for sharing files between devices if no Wi-Fi network is present.

Turn An Old PC Into A NAS, VPN Or Media Streamer With Amahi

If you have an old computer with some life left in it, or you’re building a do-it-all home server, Amahi is the perfect utility for the job. Amahi can turn any PC into an at-home VPN and a NAS for all of your files. Here’s how.

Younity Accesses Files On Your PC Or Mac From Your iPhone

iOS/Windows/Mac: When you need to access a file that’s on your PC’s hard drive without being anywhere near it, you better hope you have Younity installed on it and on your iPhone. This nifty app scans folders on your computer and lets you access them on your iPhone, without needing cloud storage space.

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