Just as they teased in a press release last week, Apple finally took the wraps off its long-awaited “cloud services offering,” iCloud. While Cupertino may act like theirs is the first such service to market, the reality is, as usual, something else entirely.
You may be familiar with the hardware version of the Pogoplug, but the company recently released a new software version of their popular remote hard drive access service. Available for both Mac and Windows, the service allows you to set up an account on your machine and access your Mac's files and the files on connected drives remotely via the Pogoplug website. In this how to, we’ll show you how to set up Pogoplug and access your files remotely.
Storing your data in the cloud makes for easy and convenient backup, but it does come with a downside. Where is all your stuff actually going? And what happens when today’s hot new cloud storage service goes belly-up and its hardware gets sold to whoever wants to buy it? Pogoplug lets you roll your own network-connected storage, giving you online access to your data and turning spare external USB drives into network attached storage (NAS) devices. And it manages to do all this -- and more -- while still being simple to use and quick to set up.