Here’s a cool app available for Android or iPhone. Waze uses other drivers (a community) to edit maps and provide information about finding the best way to your destination. Waze
So.cl (Social) is Microsoft’s look into the world of going social on the web. It was mistakenly published and seems to have been a research project that is now gaining steam.
If you have left MySpace and feel crowded with the other 901 million people on Facebook, then soon, very soon you can get into SO.CL. But is it for you? If Google+ just didn’t work out and circles became confusing and no one jumped ship at Facebook, it may be different. How? You see, So.cl is apparently a combination of social searching that allows you to interact with your social sites on a different level or to use video chat with friends. So.cl would allow users to collaborate information and to interact like never before.
So is Microsoft stepping up to Facebook? No. Will we see more and more sites step up to Facebook? Yes. Will they win the title of the #1 Social site? It would be tough. How tough?
With 901 million people on Facebook (let’s move their stuff)-
At Socl, you can sign in with Windows Live or even sign in with your Facebook account. So what is So.cl really? It is an experiment in open search that can (if you want it to) post information and share information in your stream on Facebook. I see it being used as a window to Facebook for students and people doing research.
If you have a Google account, you can now get 5gb of storage in the cloud. I signed up three days ago and just got a notice that I could try Google Drive out. Following the link to their download site, I signed in with my gmail account.
I immediately found policies we had read with Google documents over six months ago. I did find this odd.
After signing in you can download the synchronization program in order to create a folder that will sync with your Google Drive. If you look, you will also see Drive added to your menu in your Google account.
If you elect to download the synchronization program, will be met with a terms of service when downloading the program.
20 minutes later…. hmmmm
Finished after 25 minutes
Setup (Special Folder for Sync) – Select Advanced Setup for more options
Google drive is now setup and can be seen by logging into your account or you can access the folder it made.
Easy to use, you can simply drag a file to the folder on your computer and the file will sync to the 5gb cloud.
The file will be uploaded and marked as private for you only. You can share out the document if you wish to do so.
Google drive is an excellent Cloud storage for sharing files and pictures.
Google drive is coming. Signup today at Google to get an additional 5gb of storage. Google will also offer rates for additional storage.
Unzip the Web! Google celebrates the inventor of the zipper! Go to Google.com and use your mouse to unzip the page to read more about Gideon Sundback. (You have to use Google Chrome!)
Privacy? Who needs it? In case you missed the 3 billion warnings, Google is changing their privacy and you need to sign in to your Google account and clear your entire web history. Everything we do today is used by larger companies so they can market to the masses. Here’s how to get a fresh start by clearing your entire web history with Google.
With Android phones gaining ground along with Android devices, it looks like Google is getting ready to kick in their own version of cloud computing. Microsoft has had Skydrive an online storage for years with 25 gb of free space and Apple’s iCloud which was newly born this last year marks the beginning of a new form of cloud wars. Now with Google looking at the cloud, the sky’s the limit. These big three are going to be making cloud computing affordable for anyone.
Here’s a link to Bookmarks4techs that gives several resources that point to Google’s ‘Drive’ taking off soon.
As you know the Google cars, trucks and vans are busy racing around the world mapping out street views and even where wireless devices are. A recent Google blog tells you how to keep your wireless access point from being mapped out by the internet giant. According to Google, rename your SSID (what your wireless is named with the _nomap added to the end of the name. So if you are a home user with “Linksys” as your SSID, you would change it to “Linksys_nomap”.
Android malware is up. Users should take precautions by loading anti-virus software and only download from reputable sites. Always do a review on an app before you download it. Read more
“iPads pose the worst risk as far as data leakage in concerned since they are mainly used for consumption of enterprise information in various form of documents,” says Guy Levy-Yurista, vice president of products and development for AirPatrol. “This sensitive info is not properly encrypted, and is rarely confined to the device; it can be easily forwarded to a private account and out of the control of the enterprise.”
via The Three Most Frequently Attacked Mobile Devices – Dark Reading.
Back in 2006, Google began work on an internal project codenamed Platypus. The core of the program was to provide every Gmail user with a cloud-based hard drive akin to Microsoft Skydrive or Dropbox. It was later revealed as GDrive, but it never launched. ..Could Google be Resurrecting GDrive?.