The internet is not as safe of a place as we wish, and passwords are far from impossible to crack. If you want to be safe, you have to take every precaution and extra step you can in order to make sure no one get access to your online accounts and services. These days, the majority of online services use two-factor authentication as an extra precaution to protect your online accounts.
Let’s take a look at how you can enable 2-factor authentication on some of the most important services you use: Gmail and Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, and LastPass.
The web is chock-full of cloud storage services these days, and that’s actually a good thing: you can choose from a vast range of apps with different features and pricing and opt for one that suits your needs and budget perfectly. I personally prefer Dropbox because it lives on my desktop, syncs files across all my devices and allows for easy file sharing with clients, colleagues, bandmates and friends.
Suyara is the latest contender to enter the ring, and comes in a-swinging with multiple plans for home and business users, a flexible file management UI, file previews and more. Today we’re going to pair up this new service from Spain to see how it fares against the heavyweights, and whether it can knock out the competition. Let’s glove up!
If you’re a creative professional, you probably have enough to do between working on projects, managing clients and keeping track of finances — so where’s the time to set up and maintain an online portfolio? There are several apps out there for this very purpose, but many users might find the current crop of portfolio builders a bit too demanding — wouldn’t it be nice if you could throw together a site by simply uploading a few images, without the hassle of a CMS?
That’s the thinking behind RetinaFolio, a new app that creates portfolio sites using images and video from your Dropbox folder. With RetinaFolio, you can update your content by simply adding and removing images in Dropbox, without even having to fire up your web browser. Easy peasy indeed, but is it enough to impress your clients? Let’s build a portfolio for ourselves and find out.
We’re all looking for ways to make things easier, and anything that can be done to simplify or speed up things that you do regularly can be a great boost to productivity. Some of our favorite web apps are designed specifically to speed up routine tasks, such as IFTTT and Wappwolf. We’ve looked at Wappwolf in the past, but this time, we’re back with tutorials that that can help you put Wappwolf and Dropbox to work for you.
There’s tons you can do with Wappwolf, but this time, we’re going to look at how you can use it with eBooks and photos. All you need to do is upload files to your Dropbox account, and Wappwolf will do the heavy lifting of archiving files, uploading images to Facebook and much more. Let’s get started.
The internet continues to amaze me all the time, and that is one of the reasons why I love it so much. What really gets me passionate about consistently using the web is the ability to do things in a virtual world that before wasn’t possible. Take for example the topic of collaboration. In years past, you wouldn’t dream of being able to have a company or business where the people who work at it are all in different states or countries.
A perfect example of this is Web.Appstorm, where although I have been writing for them for almost a year now, I have never met my editor or the other writers face to face. Yet, we are able to work together and produce quality content for all of you to read.
So where am I going with this? Well, the internet has given us the opportunity to have no boundaries when it comes to getting work done together. One web app to help with this, called Dispatch, has given us the ability to collaborate on documents and other things regardless of whether we work in the same building or miles a part, and all we need is an internet connection.
Having a website is an obvious must for any business these days, but for small companies, even basic shared hosting can seem expensive for a basic site. Of course you can sign up for an EC2 account and host your website there for free if your bandwidth and storage requirements are low, but one has to deal with a myriad of configurations to even get started. When all you were looking to do was host a simple site online, the initial learning curve of just hosting your site can be maddening.
Enter Dropbox. Wait, Dropbox? Yup, you heard that right. Allow me to demonstrate how to turn your Dropbox account into a static web host, using Site44.
Dropbox may be the leading file sync and sharing app, but it sure has a lot of competition. Google’s upended the whole way Google Docs works to turn it into Google Drive, and Apple’s built iCloud deep into the latest versions iOS and OS X. Even Microsoft has a rather good file syncing service, Skydrive, and then there’s dozens of other apps from smaller companies: Box.net, Jungle Disk, SpiderOak, Ubuntu One, and more.
No matter how many file sync apps I try, though, I’ve always continued using Dropbox. It’s consistently the fastest, least resource intensive, and works the way I want. I use it to share files with friends, family, and coworkers, not to mention saving and syncing my own files to all the devices I use. I do use Google Drive and iCloud for some stuff, but Dropbox is what I rely on to keep my digital life in sync, and it’s easily the most important app I use (outside of Safari, perhaps). In fact, I can’t imagine living without it.
How about you? Do you still use Dropbox, or has another service attracted you instead?
Our sponsor this week is Sellbox, a great way to sell files online. If you’ve been looking for a drop-dead simple way to sell your digital creations, it might be just what you’ve been looking for.
Odds are you already use Dropbox, perhaps to sync your own files between your devices and back them up online, or perhaps to share them with others. Sellbox lets you take your Dropbox storage, and turn it into your own online marketplace. You can sell any file you’ve saved in Dropbox, either in a specific folder or in any place in your Dropbox, depending on your settings.
After a quick signup process through your Dropbox login, you’ll just need select the file you want to sell, set a price, add any pictures or descriptions of the item you want, then share your Sellbox link on your social networks and more. That’s it. In only a couple minutes, you’ll be selling your digital creations online.
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Ready to start selling files online? There’s no need to wait. Just head over to Sellbox’s website to signup with your Dropbox account for free. Sellbox only costs 5% of your selling price, so it’ll only cost you if you make money. That’s quite a good deal!
Just under a year ago, we took a look at Podio, a social and online work network rolled into one and we liked it very much, so much so that we gave it a extremely well-deserved score of 9 out of 10. Since writing that review, the Podio team have been working extremely hard on the product and there are plenty of new features to show for their efforts.
Read on after the break to find out what exactly they are! (more…)