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All posts tagged "file sharing"


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dropbox Adds Public Sharing Links

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/04/23/drop...file-or-folder/

"Dropbox has just announced an update to its self-named service that provides new public sharing links."

This is a great update announced by Dropbox. It makes it very easy to share information, even if they don't have a Dropbox account. Simply right click on the file or folder and select "get link" and it makes the folder or file public. Then you can send the link and others can read your information. To stop, you just make the folder or file private again from the Dropbox website.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Proposed Law Could Require File Sharing Warning

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 PM

http://www.electronista.com/article...ill.considered/

"A US House of Representatives hearing scheduled for later today will be devoted to deciding if a law should be made that requires peer-to-peer (P2P) programs to issue a specific notice to users that warns them that their files may be shared, CNET has reported. The Informed P2P User Act bill introduced in March by California Republican Mary Bono Back will be the focus of the hearing. The wording in the Act, which would require P2P software to allow file sharing only if two rules are met, could also apply to web browsers, FTP applications, IM programs and any other applications that send and receive files."

This is what your tax dollars pay for, my fellow Americans. The thing that struck me about this bill was how it would make the RIAA lawsuits so much easier to get done. How is that, you ask? For years people have gone into court and played dumb. "You mean that file-sharing app I got shares my files? I had no idea!" Some judges have even bought into it and so have juries. This would effectively cut that defense right out from under potential defendants.

It's not like this is going to pass anyway, but it's always interesting to see what goes through the empty cavern between the ears and behind the eyes of the people we call our "leaders." I guess they got tired of talking about who to bail out, who to stimulate, and where to hide from the raging swine flu pandemic.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

MobileMe File Sharing with Airport Extreme and Time Capsule

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.appleinsider.com/article...ng_support.html

"New versions of Apple's wireless base stations supporting USB shared hard drives -- AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule -- have gained remote file sharing features via MobileMe. A firmware update is also expected to extend the feature to previous-generation models."

This is supposed to be extended to existing Airport Extremes and Time Capsules (thank you!) with an upcoming firmware update. I wish there was some way they could do that for the ability to run parallel guest networks and to operate both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHZ networks at once. Those apparently are hardware based upgrades, not much a firmware upgrade will do to fix that unfortunately. .


Monday, February 16, 2009

Share Larger Files With MobileMe

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.tuaw.com/2009/02/13/mobi...ing-with-idisk/

"Apple yesterday (February 12th) announced a new addition to Mobile Me: The ability to share large files with others via iDisk. One of our readers had noticed an announcement about it way back on New Year's Day."

This makes it pretty easy to share files, sending the person you want to share with a link they click on to download the file. Now you won't have to worry about an attachment on an email being too large and getting an error message from your email provider. The advantage over something like Dropbox is that you can also password protect and put an expiration date on the link. I think I still prefer the ease of Dropbox, but this is a nice improvement to iDisk. Apple has also posted a video tutorial on how to use the new feature.


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