Finding a place to securely save files online or send them between computers is surprisingly difficult. Over at Digital Inspiration, Amit Agarwal uses WhatsApp as a clever workaround to store through an encrypted connection. Here's you can do it too.
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Android: AirDroid is one of our favourite Android companion apps, and now it's getting a pretty big update. The coolest new feature lets you share files with people near you, even if you don't have an internet connection.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Accidents happen, especially when we’re managing our mobile storage. In the effort to free up that extra gigabyte, you might have deleted a few photos or messages you shouldn’t have. Fortunately, Enigma Recovery Professional is here to give you a safety net when you’re clearing out your storage.
If you're not in the habit of regularly backing up your data, do it now. Cloud storage company Backblaze has made it even easier with insanely cheap storage space that you can connect directly to your NAS.
Mac: Gemini, our favourite duplicate file finder for Mac, got a big update today that modernises the interface and improves the file scanning algorithm so it can find more duplicate files even when they're not named the same thing.
Mac: Over the weekend, nasty, but small scale little piece of ransomware was found in the Transmission BitTorrent client. One way to avoid this type of malware infection is to verify the checksums for anything you download. Blogger Jacob Salmela created a script for the Mac file manager, Hazel that verifies downloads automatically.
iOS: Portal, Pushbullet's file-transfer app, makes it easy to share file between any device over Wi-Fi, but it was only originally available for Android. Today, it's now out on iOS as well.
Mac: Dropzone is one of our favourite ways to handle moving around files. Today's update makes it a much more seamless experience.