Is Cloud software right for my daily use?

File-syncing and storage service Box gives you plenty of tools to do more with your files than simply make them available. It’s also wonderfully customizable, letting you integrate your Box account with a wide range of apps and services.

Source: Box (Personal) Review & Rating | PCMag.com

I have been helping use box with companies for years and it is really a great option if you want to sync files easily for people. I have used the competition (Google drive, iCloud, Dropbox, ect) and I like Box the best. What I like is that they have a variety of ways to use it, which means that you can really customize it and find the best work style that works for you.

I guess the only real disadvantage is that you have to download programs to get additional functionality, but one day perhaps they will auto install when you log into Box. I don’t mind having to install those programs because they allow people to share Office documents like Word or PowerPoint and not have those applications. No longer do you have to help people installer viewers for those file types if they do not use the software.

There seems to be a trend of companies moving away from buying Office software. I like that companies are thinking more open source and less proprietary. It gives people who don’t have money to buy expensive software a chance to be taken seriously in the world of work. I have had recruiters tell me that if someone doesn’t have a resume in Word, they don’t read it. That seems a little harsh to me. Not everyone can afford an expensive program like Word. To me the quality of their experience should mean more than what format it is in.

 

Driving right into the DEA database

U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers - WSJ

Are you driving right into the DEA database?

You can thank our Justice Department for creating a real-time database to track vehicle movement. It really further narrows any privacy that people have in their lives.

Privacy is getting so tough for even dedicated people these days. Companies like Apple promise privacy yet Apple still falters. You can only get so private for example with your CLUE score. Goole has its own privacy concerns. Here is some discussion so that you can have some internet privacy settings. Here is a list of the 15 worst internet privacy scandals of all time. Is Googles privacy evil accidental or on purpose? Do you want to have ultimate computer privacy? You can hack your computer and glasses and no one else will see. What are the effects of storing your files in Dropbox for example on privacy? Disney apparently violated children’s privacy and only had to pay $3 million dollars. I wonder how much money they made? Privacy groups applaud Senator Rockerfeller. Here is how you opt-out of online tracking. Here is a story from my past where someone says privacy is a myth. How can you hide your phone number and still receive phone calls? Apple being sued over data privacy. Many people concerned about privacy from Google and Facebook. How to increase privacy on your computer and make it faster by removing junk. Facebook is often in trouble for online privacy breaches. Hacker claims iPhone freely transmits private information.

via U.S. Spies on Millions of Drivers – WSJ.