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Old 05-07-2014, 10:02 PM   #21
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:42 PM   #22
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I have stuff stored in Google Drive, but not important stuff. Mostly stuff I want to be able to access anywhere and share. Like BakeChef, the photos from my phone get automagically backed up to Google+ and my contacts are automagically synced between my phone and Gmail Contacts. I would consider backing up encrypted versions of stuff to some online service, but only as an extra backup.

BTW, I just started a game of solitaire in Win 8. It asked me if I want to store data on my local drive or in the cloud. I chose local, because, even if it's free, I can't be bothered to sign up for something to store my solitaire data. Maybe another time I'll say cloud, just to see what happens.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:05 AM   #23
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I have stuff stored in Google Drive, but not important stuff. Mostly stuff I want to be able to access anywhere and share. Like BakeChef, the photos from my phone get automagically backed up to Google+ and my contacts are automagically synced between my phone and Gmail Contacts. I would consider backing up encrypted versions of stuff to some online service, but only as an extra backup.

BTW, I just started a game of solitaire in Win 8. It asked me if I want to store data on my local drive or in the cloud. I chose local, because, even if it's free, I can't be bothered to sign up for something to store my solitaire data. Maybe another time I'll say cloud, just to see what happens.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #24
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I recently bought a Google laptop and it came with a free 2-year 100 Gb Google Drive. I have yet to activate it, but not sure if I should take advantage of it or not as I'm fine with my current external storage system I use.
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I recently bought a Google laptop and it came with a free 2-year 100 Gb Google Drive. I have yet to activate it, but not sure if I should take advantage of it or not as I'm fine with my current external storage system I use.
Be sure to let us know how you like your Google laptop.

Google Drive could be a secondary backup. It's really handy for stuff you want to share with someone else. You get 15 GB free for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+ photos combined.
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A few years back Google offered 20gigs of space for $5 per year, so I have 35 gigs total. I can keep that grandfathered plan as long as my card on file stays current.

I'm thinking about getting a chromebook, I'm just not sure if it will do 100% of what I need it to do, the prices do look tempting though.
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A few years back Google offered 20gigs of space for $5 per year, so I have 35 gigs total. I can keep that grandfathered plan as long as my card on file stays current.

I'm thinking about getting a chromebook, I'm just not sure if it will do 100% of what I need it to do, the prices do look tempting though.
Now why didn't I think to grab that deal? Do you have a reminder to update your CC info when your card gets renewed?
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You should be aware of the security risks associated with storing things in the Cloud. Also, if you get a new computer, the USB ports will most likely be USB 3.0. I have my important files on a mem-stick that lives in my safety deposit box. I take it out and check it every year to make sure I can still access it. I do have copies on my backup external drive but I also want copies someplace where if my house burns down, the data isn't lost (although my lawyer has most of it).
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I am aware of the security risks with storing stuff in the cloud. That's why I mostly don't. I only store stuff I don't mind some stranger looking at. I would only store sensitive data in a file that I encrypted. I use TrueCrypt, which is open source and very secure encryption, though I wouldn't claim it was unbreakable, just very hard to break. I wouldn't rely on some website's encryption.
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Now why didn't I think to grab that deal? Do you have a reminder to update your CC info when your card gets renewed?
I use google wallet often enough that the cards on there stay current. I have a few merchants that I shop with online that take google payments, as well as the Google Play store.
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