Time and time again we’ve said computing is increasingly moving towards a cloud-oriented platform. Web apps continue to evolving into alternatives to their desktop counterparts, and in some cases they’re more powerful. However, the concern for the security and privacy of your data will always remain. It’s one aspect of desktop data storage that’s certainly more attractive.
With all the benefits cloud storage has to offer, it’s hard to argue that it shouldn’t be used, especially when used in combination with desktop storage. On the flip side, the web has proven to be a highly insecure space for the storage of sensitive data, even with all the security advancements that’ve been made over the years.
When you take into consideration the privacy concerns apps like Facebook has presented users with, I often wonder if I should ever trust storing any of my data anywhere in the cloud except on my own controlled server. Even knowing those issues exist, I continue to maintain full backups of all my data in the cloud, even in multiple locations. This, of course, is in an effort not to lose any of my data, under any circumstance — ever.
Though I do store my data in the cloud, I’ve never fully trusted those who maintain the storage facilities it resides in. I don’t know that I ever will; though I don’t have anything to hide so it’s not much of a concern for me either. Do you trust storing your data in the cloud? Do you trust those who manage your data?
Do you think cloud technologies will ever reach a point where we can trust our data in the hands of others?
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Lucky Orange. The developer describes Lucky Orange as an app that lets you see who is on your website in real time and interact with them in neat ways. You can see where people are coming from, where they’re going, and how your marketing efforts are paying off.
It also offers live support chat, live visitor polls, and the ability to spy on visitors by watching their mouse movements and clicks. It will also auto record visitor sessions for playback.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
For most of us, we spend more on gas over time than we do on many other individual things. With soaring gas prices and an increasing focus on environmentally friendliness today, it’s a good idea to keep tabs on how many miles your car is getting per gallon and what you’re spending on gas. We often just fill up and forget about it, but with more info you’d be better informed about what your car is really costing you.
Fillrr is a freemium webapp that helps take the pain out of keeping up with your gas mileage and price. Depending on your account, you can keep up with your gas usage from your browser or via text message. Then you’ll get to see your average MPG over time and compare your results with others. Let’s take a look and see if this app can make it easier to keep up with your car’s gas usage.
After announcing the site a couple of months ago with our huge roundup of 100+ Absolutely Essential Android Apps & Tips, I’m incredibly excited to let you know that we’re officially launching Android.AppStorm today!
Get ready for fantastic daily updates covering the latest Android apps, news, how-tos, and roundups of the latest and greatest Android software. It’s a wonderful, open platform, and many web app developers are getting on board to provide versions of their software for Android.
We have some absolutely fantastic posts lined up over the coming week, and we’d hate for you to miss out… There are a few different ways to subscribe to Android.AppStorm – hopefully one of the following options will work for you!
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We’d love to hear any of your thoughts, comments, or post suggestions for the new site, so please feel free to drop us a comment below. We’re really excited about the future of Android.AppStorm – I hope you enjoy everything we have lined up for you. Thanks for reading!
The newspaper industry is dying, but that doesn’t mean that our love for newspapers has die as well. Our mental connection with the form and feel of a newspaper is hard to erase. It’s the inherent disability of reading news that happened a day before, instead of knowing it as and when it happens, that hurts newspapers.
paper.li is a web app that can make any Twitter feed or Facebook stream look like a newspaper, complete with headlines, articles and images. Let’s see if paper.li can redefine the way we consume news online.
We have a lot of apps to upload and manage images on the web. Web apps like Picasa, Flickr, Smugmug etc. offer free plans to upload images and share them with others but they aren’t without their limitations. Free accounts are always associated with a maximum file size limit, low quality of converted images and a feeling that your private moments reside in a third party server.
Got a webserver and some bandwidth to burn? Read on to learn how to set up and manage Coppermine Gallery, a self-hosted image management solution.
There are plenty of project management apps out there and while some are great because they have plenty of features, it’s obvious that some are going to be better at performing certain tasks than others. Because of this, many people can be left app-hopping when they need to do something that a certain app can’t. In some cases, there are even apps dedicated to a specific task that can be a lot better than the all-in-one apps and for the app-hoppers out there, they are well-worth checking out.
Freckle is one of these. Freckle is a web app dedicated to the task of tracking and managing time and can be especially useful for those who wish to complete the task with minimal effort. Find out more about Freckle inside the article.
Tens of thousands of videos are uploaded everyday at the World’s favorite web video destination — YouTube. Most of them aren’t professionally produced using costly equipment but the quality of content often surpasses that of a scripted Hollywood movie. After its breakout success, movie studios and professional media houses have embraced YouTube just like the common man.
After the break we’ve put together a list of fabulous YouTube channels that you’ll find entertaining, endearing and enlightening.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting SEscout. The developer describes SEscout as a web based SERP (search engine ranking placement) tracker that provides hourly updates on your websites keyword ranking positions. Undertaking a new social media campaign and interested in how it might affect your organic rankings? Track the results in SEscout to see exactly how things changed on an hourly basis.
SEscout supports both free and paid accounts depending on your needs.
Read on for more information and screenshots!