Posts Tagged ‘file hosting’

The Cloud: Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Storing Data

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

These are all very important questions … and it’s kind of surprising that many people weren’t asking themselves these questions a year or two, when cloud storage first became popular.

The rise of cloud storage in the past two or so years was fueled largely by an increase in mobile Internet usage. Barely any smartphone gets released these days without Internet access and an app store that users can make use of to install apps on their phones. They can then browse the Internet, check emails, post updates to Twitter or Facebook, or play online games with other people. With mobile Internet came the desired to synchronize data like contact lists, the calendar or emails between clients,and with rising Internet speeds came the desire to access documents and files for entertainment on the go as well.


MPAA Targets 5 File Hosting Services, Backup Your Data Now

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

The MPAA seems to be overstepping its authority and acting like an arm of law enforcement here; this makes about as much sense as outlawing cars, because cars are often used in bank robberies …

The file hosting service Megaupload has been shut down about two months ago, and while a lot of things surrounding that case have still not be resolved, the MPAA are already looking at additional targets in the file hosting world.


Bayfiles, File Hosting by the Founders of Piratebay

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Given PirateBay’s past history, I bet the copyright police will be keeping a close eye on Bayfiles.

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of file hosting sites that offer their services on the Internet. The popular ones offer both free and premium accounts, and limit the maximum size of files that can be uploaded. A new player in the file hosting niche needs to either come up with ingenious features that the others do not offer, make the whole uploading, sharing and downloading more convenient, or have the backing of a company or popular web site.


Microsoft Updates SkyDrive – Faster, Better, with HTML5 Support

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Here’s some good news for those who use Microsoft’s cloud hosting service …

SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud hosting service, has been around since 2007. The service gives users access to 25 Gigabytes of free online storage, for file hosting, sharing and collaboration. While it has been a great service to store data online from the start, it felt slow at times especially when navigating folders or photo albums in a web browser.


Megaupload Instant Download Helper for Google Chrome

Monday, January 31st, 2011

If you spend a lot of time downloading from file hosting sites, you might find this interesting …

Add-ons and extensions that promise to speed up the downloading of files that are hosted on file hosts such as Rapidshare or Megaupload come and go all the time. The main reason for this fluctuation is the cat and mouse game between file hosting providers and extension developers.


Use Dropbox to Print from Anywhere

Friday, January 7th, 2011

This is kind of a neat trick …

Maybe you have experienced similar situations. You’re working with your netbook or browsing the Internet via your mobile phone and want to print information. Problem is, the printer is not connected to the device you are currently working with. You could send the documents that you want to print to the computer the printer is connected to, or maybe connect the printer to the device if possible, but both methods are not really comfortable.


Firefox RSFind! – Mod Add-on, Handy File Hosting Management Tool

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

This sounds like a useful add-on for anybody who spends a lot of time downloading from file hosting sites …

Have you ever been to a website with lots and lots of file links that are hosted on file hosting websites like Rapidshare, Hotfile or Megaupload? Downloading multiple files from hosters that are linked on the page can be quite problematic and strenuous unless they are posted directly next to each other.


Rapidshare Gets Major Overhaul

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

I hope this isn’t the beginning of the end of Rapidshare. Rapidshare provides a simple, useful way to exchange data … and yes, I mean legal data, not pirated music.

Rapidshare has been pressured from several angles in the past years. Law enforcement agencies that called for the shutdown of the service, or better controlling and filtering of uploaded files, rival file hosting sites that gained lots of ground due to attractive and more powerful disk space and traffic limits, and users who were fed up with all the waiting on the site.