Wow, what a thunderstorm this week, eh?
We heard it approaching on the horizon for a while, but I don’t think any of us expected anything like that!
What? Oh, no, I’m not talking about the weather.
I’m talking about those clouds on the internet.
You know, services like Apple iCloud, Dropbox, and Microsoft’s SkyDrive. And I’m especially referring to the new one that caused this week’s huge storm, Google Drive.
“Clouds” are basically places up there in the internet where you can put all your digital stuff. Think of them as online hard drives.
I’m not going to give you the run-down on the various clouds’ features, or even try to assess which might be best. I’ll refer you to, “Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off“, on The Verge for that.
Instead, I’m going to provide a primer on what these clouds are for, why you might want to use one, and what you need to be careful of. Continue reading