Thursday, November 21, 2013

The cloud and you


Everyone knows what the word "cloud" means but not everyone knows the cloud I'm talking about in this article or everything about it contained here.
Have you ever sent a file to yourself via email just to have it saved? I guess so.I've done it before but not anymore. There are services online that gives you space to store files for free e.g  Dropbox , box, skydrive etc
All these services allow you to store files in the cloud and access the files anywhere no need for carrying flash drives or any other storage device around. If I were you I would be thinking "Why do I need to waste my internet bundle on uploading files that I will have to download later" That is a valid question.

Cloud download
Bad things happen sometimes one of which is downloading a huge file and then on reaching 90%, the download cancels. That is pathetic, quite sad, I feel your pain because I've been there. There are various services that allow you to dowload a file to the cloud before eventually downloading it to your device. One of them is Ucweb cloud download.

Ucweb Cloud download -mobile.
Ucweb cloud download works mostly on phones but you can access your files on desktop,just that you can't start a download from desktop.
The main advantage of using ucweb cloud download is that it makes sure that you get the file and don't spend more than the required internet bundle to do so. This comes in handy with people who buy internet bundles of 10Mb and want to download a 5Mb.You know that it so happens where there is poor network service that downloads break and some downloads don't resume after breaking. When you use ucweb download you are assured of download resumes. Ucweb cloud download offers free permanent 2Gb permanent data storage and an additional 4gb temporary storage valid for 7days.After 7days any file left in the temporary storage folder will be wiped out.

Google Chrome-CloudSave 
CloudSave is an awesome extension exclusive to Chrome web browser available on the Google Chrome Store.It allows you to save files directly to your cloud storage e.g box.com,dropbox and a whole lot of others.All you have to do with cloudsave is to right-click (or left-click if you are a left-handed) on the download link, choose CloudSave and your cloud storage provider and your download will start.

Ctrlq.com/save
That is the address of the website. The webpage is quite simple,paste the link to the file you want to download and click on the your cloud storage provider.
There is also an addon Send to my cloud for mozilla (I have not tested this).

Torrents
If you don't use torrents skip this
Torrents are not created equal neither are network service providers
If you have ever used torrents you can testify that some torrents are pretty slow and sitting with them is so not cool. The following are online services that allow you to download torrents and pick the resulting files when they are finished.

Boxopus.com
1.Login with email/Login with facebook 
2.Upload your torrent file/paste the magnet link
3.Start download 
4.Download completed
5.Download your files

Put.io
This is a premium service it is not free but it is superfast.The one day test service goes for $1.Calm down you don't lose your files at the end of the day.You can come back to download it.

Putdrive.io
Similar to Put.io.Allows you to download files instantly from 89 filehosting services like mediafire etc and also comes with  a 100Gb cloud storage facility.

Programmers
So you use git to manage your code...
Here comes Cloud9

c9.io
It is an online IDE very useful for developers that have internet access to manage it.Clone your project from github/bitbucket,edit ,push to your repo and push to heroku,sweet.It also allows you to collaborate with other developers (say you are working on a project together).It has chat for collaboration.

And then there is evernote.I've not tried that yet but it sounds quite promising.

Lol line:
I hope I've been able to confuse and not convince you that the cloud is good for your health.

Friday, March 1, 2013

2go music

So you opened your 2go application and you got redirected to one 2go music webpage.2go music is a website created by Iroking to  provide the millions of 2go users in Nigeria with local music content.The only problem is that I don't see any download links.You can check the Techloy for more info

Church and smartphones

I once joked on this blog about a church in the near future where there will be no bible.I mean no paper bible,a church where everything is electronic. A church where the pastor reads his sermon from his Ipad, the church members read hymns from their android,blackberry or windows smartphones. That kind of church is not far from reality or am I permitted to say it is here afterall you can download a bible application on any of the afore-mentioned devices and the hymns are just texts aren't they?
Then I stop to think that I have really gone to church with this in mind one time or the other;my phone equipped with a bible application (kjv, niv whatever) and the hymn book carefully downloaded in a directory on my phone. I reminisce on one of these particular occasions and I then ask myself the question- Is it right?
When you have your phone with you during church service(especially if it is not in airplane mode) there are many distractions-a mail,a breaking news,the list goes on. This of course will cause distractions, hence the inability to focus completely on the speaker,pastor,or what have you. Some might just say their bible app has to connect to the internet to download each verse upon request but then there is that opportunity for anything to creep in afterall your phone is on.
It is no longer news that smartphones and related technologies have come to stay neither is it that I condemn using mobile tablets in church but then we should evaluate ourselves and try to discover what is good for us.
Furthermore,I will like to not that some churches now paste small bills on their walls reading as
such:

Off your phone and Switch to the network of God.

I don't know if they are entirely right on this issue but then it is not new to find people chatting and surfing the net during church services(I think everyone with a smartphone is guitly of this).
Lastly,we have lost the precious human relationship we used to have due to smartphones,these days we prefer to chat online,make video calls rather than walking down the road or driving that mile to have a personal chat with someone else. As if that was not enough is it rather disgusting to be present physically with someone and all they can do is chat with another person and in the end they ask you,”What were you saying?”. That is what we do to people now we are doing it to God.
God Bless.

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