Cloud storage acts as your hard drive in the cloud, giving you convenient access to all of your documents, photos and other files anywhere with an Internet connection. Our top-rated cloud storage services add many more great features, including automatically backing up all your files online, syncing your files across all of your computers and devices so you can work on them no matter where you are, and allowing you to easily share the files you want to with others. Our reviews point out all of the pricing, features and differences of each service so you can pick the best one for you.
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5 Lessons We Should All Learn from Apple vs. FBI
You may have thought that the Apple vs. FBI dispute that took place over the last few months may have had little to no effect on you. Whether you aren’t an Apple user, your iPhone’s operating system was not susceptible to the proposed changes or you simply presumed that the case had nothing to do […]
3 Handy Online Services for Telecommuters and Remote Employees
A small business’ decision to employ remote workers or allow current employees to telecommute is a wise one, as it allows the company to save on costs like an office space and commute expenses. Such efficiency comes with a few loopholes, however. Employees who work from home or on the go need to find online […]
WhatsApp Adds End-to-End Encryption: What You Need to Know
Early in April, right on the heels of the FBI vs. Apple conflict, the instant messaging service WhatsApp announced that it had deployed end-to-end encryption, joining other popular messaging apps like Apple’s iMessage in using this security feature. While this announcement really only affects WhatsApp’s 1 billion or so users, it shows that some of the […]
Understanding Your Cloud Contract: 3 Things to Be Aware of
The Terms and Conditions contract assigned to any cloud storage service is likely to go unread by those who have scanned the general overview service thinking it would tell them everything they need to know. It isn’t until much later that they realize they’ve signed up to participate in a contract that doesn’t actually fit […]
Store it in the Cloud
Whether you are working on important documents and want to have access to them at all times, or you just want that photo you edited on your laptop to show up simultaneously on your cell phone, Cloud Storage is the one-stop solution you have been looking for. Cloud Storage services ensure that your files are not only stored remotely and are available to you anywhere with an Internet connection, but they can sync these files across all of your devices, making sure that you have the most up-to-date edits and information possible. You can even use most of these services to backup your computer in case of a data-loss emergency.
What is the Difference Between Online Backup and Cloud Storage?
Online Backup and Cloud Storage services are very similar in that they both store your files online for safe keeping, allowing you to access them anywhere with an Internet connection. But while Online Backup is primarily designed to non-intrusively backup your files and restore them to your computer in case of hard drive failure or theft, Cloud Storage is designed to make it easy to regularly access, share and sync your files across multiple devices. While only some online backup services boast these features, most of the cloud storage services we review include backup in addition to file syncing and sharing in their repertoire. Syncing is especially useful for people who find themselves working on multiple devices and need their files to be as up-to-date as possible no matter where they are.
How We Reviewed These Cloud Storage Services
We signed up for each cloud storage service and tested them ourselves. We ran online backup routines, synced files across multiple computers which included Macs as well as PCs, edited files to test update times, accessed files over each service's web interface, and tried out mobile apps where applicable. We were also curious about how enjoyable, intuitive and easy-to-use each program was. The ratings you see here are a compilation of these factors, the storage and sync space each service offers, and how great of a value the service is overall.