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5 Cool Things You Can Do With The Free Cloud Storage Space

5 Cool Things You Can Do With The Free Cloud Storage Space
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These days, you can easily download a collection of books, movies, TV shows, and music from the Internet. However, if you keep up with this practice, you’d have eventually amassed so much to the point where your computer suffers, especially if all the files are stored there. This is where cloud storage and cloud drives come in.

In terms of storage, the cloud drive is the cyber mega version of a USB flash drive. It is considered a mammoth version because it provides storage space way beyond the capacity of a regular flash drive.  You access it through client-side software over the Internet, thereby allowing businesses to store or sync documents and other material without the use of hard drives.

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Some popular cloud drives are Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, and SugarSync. Now here are some of the cool things you can do with free cloud storage space, which prove that it is more than just backup:

1. Share your photo albums.

Nowadays, it’s easy to take and share pictures using your smartphone or digital camera. With just a few clicks, you can share these pictures on Facebook or Instagram and have everyone you know (and even total strangers) like these snapshots in a flash. However, if you want to share these immortalized memories to a select few, you can use cloud storage to synchronize your files across multiple computer and create photo albums you can share with anybody.

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2. Organize your list of to-dos.

Many people are able to go about their daily routines when they have a list handy. Lists can help organize and prioritize one’s day, provided the list is not cluttered with too many to-dos. Fortunately, there are some tools for creating a list of to-dos that you can synchronize with your chosen cloud storage, and in turn, the cloud storage automatically synchronizes your list across your different gadgets.

3. Share your music with iTunes.

By enabling the Home Sharing or Music Sharing feature of iTunes, you can make your personal iTunes library available; thus, you can access your music from anywhere.

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4. Store your passwords.

People who use the Internet day in and day out know how important security is. Sadly, some people don’t take security issues to heart, so they end up using just one password for all their accounts because thinking up a bunch of different password combinations is confusing. However, hackers are very resourceful these days, and they can crack passwords in a snap. To prevent this from happening, you can use a password management program, which will generate and store unique passwords for you either in your cloud storage or locally.

5. Manage your documents.

Do you have several spreadsheets and documents for work and home use saved in your computer? Well, you can organize these documents in different folders and even share these with the teams or people you’re working with. That way, if any one of your team members needs to edit a document, they can easily access the files and everybody else sees the changes in real time.

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These are but a few cool things you can do with free cloud storage, so if you haven’t tried it yet, now’s your chance.

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Last Updated on December 18, 2020

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?

Can Technology have Biases Like Humans?
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Technology has taken a vantage leap in providing solutions for man. Before now, technology used to appear complex and would require a great deal of expertise to handle solutions available. Today, we have technology applicable in the simplest human activities as smart products with intelligent algorithms powering them as they make error-free judgments and provide intelligent and analytic solutions.

Does technology have all the answers?

This article from Credit Suisse, tells us that technology does not have all the answers because it has been found to exhibit “similar biases,” as humans. No one can discredit the impact of technology, but it is not totally free of human input and this is the reason we experience these biases in many areas we have technology holding foot.

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Creating technological solutions transparently

This article suggests that the process of creating technological solutions be made transparent and subject to contribution from many people who would end up as users of the product – male, female, young, old, learned, unlearned and all other preferences as we have them. It also underscores the importance of having women on product development teams. This approach is not sure to eliminate all forms of bias, but it is a good way to start in order to appraise the full benefits of technology.

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Technology as the connecting tool

Technology so far has been a major connecting tool amongst us humans. It is used and appreciated by all regardless of race, language and sex. In order to keep it less subjective to these arguments about human biases. I believe we should gather opinions on products and solutions before making them available to the public. This could be done by gathering input from intended target users and receiving feedback across the stages of production.

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“Recognizing the problem is a start…success will depend on inclusive technologies that meet this vast untapped market.” This cannot be more apt especially at a time when we look up to technology for solutions. We should not muzzle our progress with technology by battling algorithm bias. The first way to avoid this battle is by reading this article here.

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