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Cloud storage sounds like it has something to do with weather fronts and storm systems, it really refers to saving data to an off-site storage system maintained by a third party. Cloud Based Data Storage Services. Comparison of the Top Secure Solutions and Services. Cloud storage comes in all shapes and forms. Direct comparison between providers is often difficult because they focus on different aspects of the service.

Part 1 . Cloud Storage Advantages

Cloud storage has several advantages over traditional data storage. For example.

Part 2.Top 20 Best Cloud Storage

Here is a rundown of 20 of the top providers and some of their respective benefits.

1.SugarSync

SugarSync which represents a hefty reduction. For that, though, you get backup for unlimited machines, Mac or Windows, you will make sure its worth it. You can add or edit a file on one device and it will instantly be available on another and you can back up your existing folder structure (unlike with, say, DropBox), which makes things very convenient and straightforward.

With just a couple of clicks you can make sure that any folder is backed up in real time, so you can access them from other devices, anywhere PC, Mac, iOS or Android. This means you can start work on a file at the office on one computer and finish it on the bus or at home on a tablet, seamlessly. Its simple, its powerful and its still good value for money with a 1,000GB package coming in at $55 per month, and custom plans available.

2.Carbonite

Carbonite is one of the most competitive cloud services when it comes to cost. They use the same approach for both personal and business cloud backup, targeting the home/small business user, though their business solutions are more expensive. Pro gives you backup for unlimited workstations at $269.99 per year. They have a series of products across this range, with both hybrid and cloud backup. They also offer 7-day support, from 8.30am to 9pm every day. Theres a 15-day free trial and their hybrid backup bare metal recovery service comes with a 30-day money back guarantee.

3.IDrive

IDrive offer a one stop shop solution that enables you to back up everything PC, Mac, devices and even Facebook pictures into the same account. Business users can back up business computers, servers, Exchange, SQL, NAS and mobile devices.

As well as multiple device and social media backup, IDrive offers strong privacy options. Apart from 256-bit AES encryption, theres a further option for a private key known only to you putting your data beyond the reach of anyone else. IDrive also have an unusual way to kickstart your backup: they ship you a physical hard drive, which you copy your data to and send back to them, so you dont have to worry about using your full bandwidth allowance for weeks on end to get a full copy in the cloud.

4.Dropbox

Perhaps the biggest and best-known name in cloud storage, Dropbox is many peoples first and last experience of a cloud provider. Dropbox syncs your files automatically and allows you to share them with your family and friends, even if they dont have a Dropbox account. Its supremely usable and intuitive, and files can be accessed from any device. You can share folders to collaborate on documents, though its not really suitable for business use its designed for individuals and casual users, rather than enterprise. Its a no-frills approach, and the privacy policy is more aligned with Googles than, say, SpiderOaks, but its a good entry-level choice if you need cloud backup.

5.Google Drive

The giant of the web, Google provides a reliable and low-cost solution for cloud storage (and much more besides). You can use Google Drive on unlimited machines, but theres no Linux option just Windows and Mac. The catch is privacy. Many companies are moving towards a model of charging little or nothing up-front, but monetising their customers by using their data for a variety of purposes, including advertising. Google are the masters at this, which is a double-edged sword. You get extremely cheap storage and its hooked into all of their many other offerings, including email. Unfortunately, its not so good for keeping your information secure. Compared to the privacy-first app.

6.BackBlaze

BackBlaze is designed differently to most cloud services. You simply download the software, install it, and then backup occurs automatically. Theres no need to select different files and folders. It just happens. BackBlaze hunts around your computer and finds photos, music, documents and other critical files. When your computer is not in use, it copies, compresses and encrypts them, before sending them to a secure data centre for safe keeping. Whats particularly encouraging is the lack of any limits imposed. You can back up data to the cloud from an external hard drive, at no extra cost; there are also no limits to file size or bandwidth, which sets them apart from many others in the space. BackBlaze runs in the background on Windows or Mac computers. Its not just secure, with strong encryption; its also easy to use, and files can still be accessed in the cloud from your mobile device using their app.

7.CrashPlan

CrashPlan works away in the background, making sure you dont lose any vital files music, photos and docs are continuously and automatically backed up for you. There are three levels of backup. You can select an external hard drive for free, so all your files are kept locally on a separate disk. Although thats a start it obviously has its limitations, so theres also the option to back up to other trusted computers in your network (e.g. family and friends). Lastly, theres the cloud option, which is most secure: sign up to their cloud service and youll get unlimited online backup, with no caps on storage, bandwidth or limits on file types. CrashPlan uses enterprise quality hardware and military-grade encryption is standard. You can continue to access your files from any device you own.

8.Mozy

Mozy is well-known and trusted in the industry, so there are plenty of testimonials and reviews to show you what their strengths are theyre used by over 6 million individuals and 100,000 businesses around the world, who entrust over 90 Petabytes of data to them. Their set it and forget it option means you can schedule backup for a time (or times) of day thats convenient its customisable to suit you. Theres a strong emphasis on security, with double encryption (256-bit AES or 448-bit managed Blowfish key, plus transfer with an SSL-encrypted connection). Data centres are monitored 24/7, with temperature control, backup power, seismic bracing and other safeguards you wont hear about from most other providers. They have multiple EU data centres, so that European data can be stored in Europe.

9.JustCloud.com

JustCloud is one of the best providers out there. There are free mobile apps, and you can share files with friends easily. Its a straightforward and automated service that aims to make hard drives obsolete, with a huge breadth of devices and operating systems supported. Should you need it, theres 24/7 support, so if you have a problem there will always be someone on hand to help. Theres also unlimited file versioning, which means every new version of a document is recorded so you wont lose a file if you make a mistake you can always revert to an old one. Files are encrypted with 256-bit secured socket layer encryption and stored in secure data centres, monitored round the clock.

10.Mega

Megas cloud packages start at EUR 9.99 per month for 500GB, or EUR 99.99 per year. You get 50GB of free storage, and its available for Windows, Mac and Linux. (Theres also a new Lite plan for low use 200GB storage and 1TB bandwidth for EUR 4.99 a month.) Mega has only been around since 2013, but it has carved out a good reputation for itself. It has a very strong ethos of data protection, and its approach is guided by the principle that security by policy is grossly inadequate; only security by design is sufficient in a post-Snowden world.

11. SOS Online Backup

SOS is another great low-cost cloud solution, starting at just $5 per month for unlimited storage, or $59.99 a year. Theres a 14-day free trial and its available for Windows or Mac. Theres also a powerful Android app to back up everything on your mobile devices. Whats more, you can restore lost files at any time, from any device. SOSs UltraSafe approach employs user-created keys, which are never stored in the cloud so you and only you can access your files. (However, this does mean that if you lose your keys, your data will be unrecoverable.) Data is stored on secure, monitored servers, which are backed up to different hardware every night.

12. SpiderOak

SpiderOak adopts a Zero Knowledge approach to privacy, their USP. Prices start at $7 per month for 30GB, or $84 a year; you can use it on unlimited machines and its available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Plans go up to 5TB, with 1TB just $12 a month. For that, as well as the impressive amount of space, you also get sole control of your data: nothing unencrypted is stored on their servers. Its an approach that has been endorsed by Edward Snowden, who compares them (very favourably) with DropBox. SpiderOaks policy is that privacy should come as standard, and that companies that dont want to give it to you invariably stand to make money from your data.

13. Norton

Norton is a big name in online security thanks to their antivirus and other products, and theyve branched out into cloud storage too. Its also straightforward to transfer files between computers, and retrieve backed up files from any machine via a secure, password-protected web page. Previous backups are held for 90 days, so if you need to revert to an older version in that time, theyre available. Files are automatically compressed at backup to save space.

14. SafeCopy

SafeCopy offers a lot of storage at a reasonable price. You get 3GB for free, after which its $4.17 a month ($50 a year) for up to 200GB. Theres a 30-day free trial, and you can use it from an unlimited number of machines (Windows and Mac). Files are protected with 448-military grade encryption, and most of the heavy lifting is done by SafeCopys own servers, so the CPU overhead is low. Theres unlimited versioning, you can backup multiple folders (unlike Dropbox, for example) and you can restore files from anywhere. If you delete a file on your computer, it remains on SafeCopy, unless you manually delete it too so its a great way to avoid mistakes. Its also easy to share files with friends and family. SafeCopy comes with support for 15 languages.

15. Livedrive

Livedrive provide unlimited storage for $8 a month or $48 a year. Theres a 14-day free trial, but no free storage allowance, and you can use it on only one machine. Windows and Mac are supported. Livedrive is one of the fastest-growing cloud storage services. Their Briefcase option is a step up from the basic backup; its easy to set up and there are apps to enable you to see your files on any iOS, Android or Windows 8 device. Livedrive is also aimed at resellers who provide backup, cloud storage and sync products to their customers. Theres a flat fee per month for this, with no per-customer billing.

16. pCloud

pCloud gives you a generous 10GB of free storage across unlimited machines, and supports Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. If you need more, its only $4.99 a month or $49.99 a year for 100GB. pCloud lets you access documents from your computer, from a smartphone or device, or even from a web browser. Theres an option to up security and encrypt sensitive files with pCloud Crypto, which will cost a further $3.99 a month. Once active, files can be added to your Crypto folder and locked with a password. Encryption is client-side, so pCloud itself doesnt have access to your files.

17. OpenDrive

OpenDrive offer unlimited space on unlimited machines from $9.95 per month or $99 per year, supporting Windows or Mac systems. You get 5GB of free storage. As well as desktop versions, theres an Android app you can download to back up and share files quickly and easily from a tablet. Files and folders of any size can be shared, and media files played directly from the cloud. Hotlinking enables you to link to cloud-based files in emails and documents, and its easy to add people to shared folders. This does, of course, come at the expense of some data security.

18. altdrive

Altdrive offers no free storage and you can only use it on one machine, but there is a 30-day trial and it works with Mac, Windows and Linux (as well as the Solaris operating system). You can buy unlimited storage for $4.45 per month, or $44.50 a year. Altdrive supports very large files up to 4GB making it an option for businesses that routinely deal with such documents. Theres a strong emphasis on security, which is one of the reasons it does not offer syncing or sharing of files (which are offered by platforms like Dropbox); they state that we cannot recommend them for sensitive files because they have ongoing unresolved security issues.

19.Zoolz

Zoolz specialise in long-term storage, stating that they will keep your data in the cloud for a lifetimeand that other companies do not have this long-term outlook. Before documents are sent to their servers they are encrypted with 256-bit military-grade AES encryption. There are plenty of features such as scheduling and setting upload speed limits, and theres a hybrid option if you want a second backup on a local server.

Although you can restore individual files or everything, should you need to, the process incurs a delay of 3-5 hourssomething Zoolz state is to do with their long-term approach, without explaining why. This, along with the higher-than-usual cost, may put off some prospective customers.

20. ADrive ADrive is a pretty flexible option, supporting Windows, Mac and Linux systems. You can access files from anywhere, and share or edit them online. There are good search tools, and folder upload for simplicity. Premium and business packages offer online collaboration, file history recovery, public file expiration and SSL encryption. However, premium/business packages also offer No 3rd Party Advertisements, which suggests the basic package will include ads not something many people will want to sign up for. You can access your files from anywhere with an internet connection, though, and there are also Android and iOS apps to download, as well as desktop software.

Its therefore worth looking ahead to see how much you will have to pay, and how much space it will get you. Aside from that, you should look at what operating systems are supported, and whether you will be able to back up and use files from more than one files formats converter machine if you are working on documents at home as well as in the office, The flipside of this is that you will bear greater responsibility for safeguarding your data, and there are sometimes usability implications (sharing and collaborating on files becomes harder if you also have to manage encryption keys, for example).

Source: http://cloudnewsdaily.com/cloud-storage/

Part 3. DVD And Blu-ray Rip/Backup/Copy Tips

Part 4.Software Recommendation

How about streaming DVD/Blu-ray/ video toCloud Storage, can your playCloud Storage filesfor your devices?

Part 5.How to Transcode and Stream DVD/Blu-ray toCloud Storage (Example for- ByteCopy )

Step 1: Load 4K video into the program

Launch the program on your computer, click File menu and select Add Video/Audio or Add DVD/Blu-ray from folder to import 4K video files into the application.

Step 2: Define output format

Click Format bar, from its drop-down options, select right formats as output video to your media player compatible file formats such as HD Video/TV/3D > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)which is a friendly format used by most device .

Tips of three ways to backup Blu-ray .Method One: Losslessly Backup Blu-ray with original structure,Method Two: Losslessly Copy Blu-ray Main Movie and leave out extras,Method Three: Losslessly Backup Blu-ray to MKV/MP4/AVI/MOV/WMV

Step 3: Begin the conversion process

After all the settings is completed, hit right-bottom Convert button to start video/DVD/Blu-ray to Cloud Storagemedia players streamable formats conversion process.

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Chipping in

Contributing money to a crowd funding project can be a great way of showing your support for a creative, social or business initiative you believe has merit. However, you need to do some research to ensure your money is being used for a legitimate project. Here are some things to consider before you decide to get involved.

Crowd funding is used by artists and entrepreneurs to find money to fund their projects. Money is usually raised through a crowd funding website. The website enables people who are not professional financiers to pool their money towards a project.

Most crowd funding websites will have information on the project’s aims and objectives, how it will work and its budget. Crowd source funding websites can be based in Australia or overseas. The projects they fund are usually creative, business or social initiatives with relatively small budgets.

Crowd funding projects are usually promoted using social media and word-of-mouth. Often project sponsors are friends and family, or people easily contacted through existing networks. However, anyone can pledge money to the project via the website and some get world-wide support from complete strangers.

There is no monetary reward for supporting a project and sponsors are often enticed with a small gift such as a signed CD, a free T-shirt or a discount on products in return for their support.

In most cases, only projects that raise enough money can go ahead. Most, but not all sites return funds if the target amount is not reached.

Crowd source funding websites make money through a levy on the total funds received for the campaign. Often the levy is only deducted if the campaign goes ahead.

If you want to participate in crowd source funding you’ll need to:

Once the project has reached it’s target funding, the money you’ve pledged will be deducted from your account.

Most crowd funding websites do not have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status so you will not be able to claim a tax deduction for the money you pledge.

However, the project creator may have DGR status. If so, it is up to them to provide you with a tax deductible receipt if you request one.

You cannot claim a tax deduction if you have received a gift, reward or discount.

Raising money for a crowd funding project relies heavily on trust.

Even if there’s a small gift involved, the main motivation for sponsoring a project is usually because you have an interest in the project and a desire to see it succeed.

If you’ve heard about a crowd source funding project that you’d like to support make sure you check the legitimacy of any website or social media page you’re directed to. Remember to carefully read the terms and conditions on the crowd funding site before signing up.

You should also try to find out as much information as you can about the project and its owner before you sponsor them. For example:

Don’t give your credit card details unless you’re comfortable that the website, the project and its owners are legitimate.

Visit our credit card scams page to find out what to do if you think your credit card details have been compromised or you think you’ve been scammed.

Supporting a project you really believe in can be a rewarding experience but you need to be careful someone isn’t taking advantage of your generosity.

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Inside a metal shed in the Tibetan highlands of western China, thousands of microprocessors flank narrow corridors, generating a constant hum and stifling waves of heat.

Outside, the sky is clear and blue, with a mountain peak looming at the top of a narrow wooded valley. A flock of goats ambles idly past a pile of discarded foam packaging. Inside, though, tranquility is transformed into clamor. Red, blue and green lights constantly flash; cooling water trickles down the walls, and large ventilation fans thrum as they struggle to shift the hot air produced by all this concentrated computing power.

This is a bitcoin mine, the engine room of the worlds leading digital currency. The microprocessors here approve and record all the transactions that keep the bitcoin system running. They also compete to solve complex mathematical problems and are rewarded with bitcoins: Thats a way of putting fresh digital currency into circulation and incentivizing more people to set up mining operations.

Bitcoin began as a utopian, libertarian dream, a decentralized currency outside the control of governments, a system that gives its users the anonymity of cash and the instant, global power of email. This was a system built not just for convenience, but also for those who cant bring themselves to trust the global financial system, created by a programmer whose identity remains a mystery.

Across Tibet, China is busy pulling mineral resources out of the ground; there is even a gold mine close by. But here in Kongyu, most of the mining is virtual. It is here because of extremely cheap hydropower, cheap wages and perhaps because Chinese entrepreneurs have a knack for the business.

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For a while, bitcoin was effectively kidnapped by drug dealers, becoming the anonymous payment backbone of the Silk Road, a black market in illegal drugs that flourished on the dark Net until the FBI closed that market down in 2013.

Today it is an industry that is starting to come of age, but whose center of gravity has shifted to China, and away from utopian dreamers toward venture capitalists.

When bitcoin was invented, the people dedicated to it were mostly crypto-punks and libertarians, said Eric Mu, the chief marketing officer with HaoBTC, which operates the bitcoin mine in this township in Chinas western Sichuan province. Now they are more like bankers and lawyers who see opportunities in the industry. And as they join, the industry is changing.

In this case, changing also means moving to China.

Today, mines run by Chinese companies account for about 70percent of the worlds bitcoin processing power, its factories produce the cheapest microprocessors to run these mines, and its exchanges account for about 70percent of the worlds bitcoin trade.

It is increasingly big business. Altogether there around more than 15 million bitcoin in existence: Each is worth $615 at current prices, with a market capitalization of $9.2 billion.

For some, Chinese domination of an industry once controlled by libertarian crypto-punks is a rich irony. For others, it is a more practical threat: Chinese miners, some argued, have been standing in the way of reforms needed to speed up transaction speeds on bitcoins fast-expanding network of users.

But those concerns might be overblown.

Some people in the Western world were painting Chinese miners with too broad a brush, said Emin Gn Sirer, a computer science professor at Cornell University. Its not the case that all Chinese miners are part of the same enterprise or are colluding.

But Sirer identifies one risk with the concentration of mining power here: If the Chinese government wanted, it could in theory crack down on miners and force them to block certain bitcoin accounts.

They would not be able to usurp funds, but they could stop the motion of funds, he said, describing exactly the sort of government control bitcoin was supposed to guard against.

These are concerns that have parallels with the way China is using its digital market power to reshape the Internet and influence the global debate about censorship and surveillance.

But here, in the mountains of Sichuan, it is hard to see much evidence of a Chinese plot to bring bitcoin to heel.

The Chinese government has employed a fairly light touch. Although it banned banks from taking part in bitcoin trading in 2013, it left ordinary people free to buy and trade the crypto-currency, and miners free to operate.

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The industry is run by a disparate mix of investors and dreamers and is manned by electricians and IT experts. There are people like Ryan Xu, an infectiously enthusiastic Chinese-born Australian who first became interested in libertarian economics while working as a reactor operator in a nuclear power plant. He now describes himself as both a utopian and a venture capitalist.

We need to foresee the next five or 10 years, he said in a wide-ranging conversation over dinner in the western city of Kangding. All the governments are printing money and diluting peoples wealth. Is that justice or robbery? The financial system also keeps crashing every five or 10 years. I think thats an illness in the monetary system and it needs a cure.

He says he is not sure bitcoin is the answer, but it is at least an experiment that might work.

So why China?

Running microprocessors sucks electricity. Competition is intense, and profit margins are narrow: Xu has moved his mines around the world in search of the cheapest power, from Iceland to Georgia, and then to Washington state, from the coal fields of Chinas northern Inner Mongolia province and now to the mountains of Sichuan.

His latest mine is still under construction, between a hydroelectric power plant and the concrete shell of a disused power transmission station, between Kongyu and the city of Kangding.

As Chinas economy boomed, private companies set up hydroelectric plants in western Sichuan; then, as the economy slowed, they found themselves unable to sell to the national grid, elbowed out of the market by more politically powerful state-owned firms.

It took a lot of money to build the plants, but it doesnt cost that much to maintain them, said HaoBTCs Mu. So it makes sense for them to sell the power to anyone willing to buy, even at a low rate.

Maintenance staffers are cheaper here than in the West. Mu says his company employs 10 people at three mines in the mountains, paying them around 6,000 yuan ($900) a month, a decent salary for this part of the world. HaoBTC runs one other mine in Sichuan and one farther west in Xinjiang, with more than 11,000 machines, earning more than 80 bitcoin a day a daily income stream worth more than $745,000.

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But it is not only Chinese entrepreneurs who have taken to bitcoin. Deprived of good investment opportunities at home, and burned by a volatile stock market, a growing number of Chinese people have begun speculating and investing in bitcoin.

Bobby Lee, a former Silicon Valley engineer who founded Chinas first bitcoin exchange, BTCC, attributes it partly to a natural instinct to buy and sell.

If you look at Las Vegas or Macau or casinos worldwide, how come most of the clientele are of Asian descent, or Chinese specifically? he asked. It has to do with some cultural instinct. Chinese people like to gamble.

Yet as bitcoin matures, it is also experiencing some significant growing pains.

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On Aug. 2, the Bitfinex exchange in Hong Kong was forced to admit that hackers had stolen nearly 120,000 bitcoin worth $72million from customers accounts. That news caused the bitcoin price to fall by more than 20 percent and underlined the safety concerns that many ordinary people feel about owning digital money.

At the same time, the system is showing signs of overloading. Bitcoins current technology can process only around three digital transactions a second minuscule compared with the roughly 24,000 transactions per second that Visa can manage.

Delays in processing transactions have grown, as have transaction fees, and the industry has become deeply divided about how to reform the system to solve the problem.

Jeff Garzik, a leading bitcoin developer based in Atlanta, argues that a technological fix is in the pipeline that soon will allow bitcoin to process tens of thousands of transactions a second.

I think that with new technologies coming down the pipeline, it can scale up to everyone buying their coffee with bitcoin in the entire world, he said. It really can be the first really good substitute for physical in-your-hand cash.

Like Sirer, he isnt too worried about the current concentration of mining power in China, partly because the market is so dynamic and the dominant players change every year.

Its much easier to challenge the dominant players in this space because market entry is so easy, he said. If the Chinese miners suddenly power off their rigs, within 24 hours well see the emergence of another competitor.

Here in the mountains, miners while away their free time playing mah-jongg or poker, smoking cigarettes or surfing on their smartphones. Site manager Guo Hua used to run a small camera-repair shop and still likes fiddling around with machines. Marketing manager Mu, who spends only a few weeks of the year here, likes to translate books in his free time or run to the nearest town to buy cigarettes for his colleagues. Sometimes he hikes into the mountains, toward a remote Tibetan village or a looming peak, a welcome change of change of pace from Beijing and its polluted air.

And all the time, the microprocessors keep on running.

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