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Sign Into Multiple Dropbox Accounts On Android With ES File Explorer

Dropbox is a great tool, but the official app only allows you to sign into one account at a time. If you need to work with multiple accounts, ES File Explorer, our favourite file explorer for Android, makes things easy.


Not Using Cloud? You're In The Minority

Cloud isn’t yet the dominant model for enterprise computing, but it’s clearly heading that way. A survey of Australian enterprises with more than 20 employees suggests that more than half are now using public cloud services for at least part of their infrastructure.


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.


Nearly 50% Of Aussie Small Businesses Are Clueless About IoT

Barely half of Australian small businesses are familiar with the phrase ‘Internet of Things’ – with an embarrassingly large chunk thinking it’s some kind of email system. These are the findings of a recent international survey by AVG which found Aussie businesses to be among the least familiar with IoT concepts. But is this an indication of poor ICT knowledge or simply a cultural resistance to corporate wank-speak?


Reclaim Dropbox Space By Migrating Your Photos To Another Service

You can get all the free Dropbox space you want, but it can still fill up quickly. If photos are the problem, there’s a simple (and somewhat obvious) solution: use another auto-upload service instead.


Why You Can't Just Switch To The Cloud Overnight

One of the often-hyped advantages of the cloud is the speed with which you can deploy a new service. In theory, you can whack down your credit card details and instantly have something working. But in reality, any full-scale shift to the cloud is going to require a planning process that takes months, if not years.


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.


Share Direct Links To Files In Google Drive And Skip The Web Viewer

While Google aims for Drive to be a competent Dropbox competitor, there’s one small but key feature that isn’t easy: sharing direct download links. Fortunately, you can create your own.


Ask LH: What's The Best Way To Share Large Files With Friends?

Dear Lifehacker, I share a lot of large files with my friends, but it seems like everyone uses different services. What’s the easiest way to do it?


Why Cheaper Cloud Pricing Isn't Always A Good Thing

Since Google announced the launch of its Compute Engine in mid 2012, the competition for this lucrative slice of the cloud market has heated up. Amazon AWS, which has the lion’s share of the cloud infrastructure market, has progressively reduced its pricing no less than 30 times in the last 7 years, and this downward cost trend will no doubt continue with Google’s recent drop in its raw compute costs .A race to the bottom on cost has to be a good thing for consumers, universities, governments and business alike, all looking to cut IT costs, right? Well, maybe not.