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Cubby iconCubby is a brand new cloud service (a LogMeIn service). Up to now it is still a beta, you have to request an invitation per Email. Only a limited number of participants per day gets an invitation. It took around 1-2 days till I got the invite.

Update: The Best File Manager And FTP Apps for iPhone And iPad (Review)
Update: The 3 Best FTP Apps For iPhone And iPad: File Explorer, iStorage And Documents By Readdle

Documents By Readdle FTPDo you face the problem which iOS explorer you should choose? There is a huge number of so-called NAS, FTP, Cloud or file managers / explorers for iPhone and iPad. But which are the best FTP – NAS – ‘Private iCloud’ Apps? I spent all lot of time and money in finding the right explorer. Finally, I got the right one and, in the later, I will tell you which one!

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Update: iStorage 2 HD 2.4: Universal File Manager and FTP App for iPhone and iPad
iStorage iconIn contrast to that I wrote some days ago, FTP on the Go isn’t still the best app for managing my private iCloud / cloud to me. Yesterday I found something better: iStorage! There are two apps, one for the iPad (iStorage HD, version 2.0) and one for the iPhone (iStorage for Cloud, version 1.5.13, version 2.0 coming in August this year). What impressed me was that I’m now able to manage my NAS together with Dropbox, box (not yet iStorage for iPhone) and WebDav-Access in one single app.

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Synctoy iconAs you may know, I created my own private cloud / iCloud – miCloud. I personally prefer to host my data on my own. In conjunction with my iPhone and iPad I really love the app FTP on the Go with a FTP access to my private iCloud.

So I transferred all my data from the PC (Windows 7 Home Premium) to my private iCloud. But on the one hand I want to have direct access on my PC, on the other hand I want to back up my data. To my disappointment, Windows 7 Home Premium does not have the function to access offline folders and files, meaning no sync center!

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FingerPrint automatically discovers all printers connected to your Mac or PC and makes them available to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. For a fraction of the cost of a new printer, FingerPrint breathes new life into the printers you already own. Further more, no jailbreak or hack is needed.

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SkyDrive iconDid Microsoft downgrad your SkyDrive storage from 25 GB to 7 GB, too? Then read this! I’m using SkyDrive [Update: now it is called ‘OneDrive‘] for a long while, it was my very first cloud storage and I primarily used SkyDrive to share photos with my family and friends. And what was cool with SkyDrive, was the free 25 GB of cloud storage.

Update: PhotoSync 2.0 review

PhotoSync App LogoI must admit that I undervalued PhotoSync (universal app for iPhone and iPad) for the first time some months ago. Photostream and iCloud were just released and I thought that Photosync was redundant. Further more, I was upset that the Windows companion was crushing all the time, so I uninstalled the PhotoSync Windows companion (in the mean time I’m convinced that the reason for that was the same as described here).

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20120427-211813.jpgDropbox relased its newest Version 1.4 some days ago (Download Dropbox 1.4) with a new automated photo upload to your Windows PC or Mac.

Details could be found here: http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=1165

There is an iPhone and iPad universal app, an android and blackberry app, too: https://www.dropbox.com/anywhere

Stay tuned! 😉

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As you surely know you can get a total of 10 GB and 250 MB space in your dropbox without paying:

2 GB as a start (Link)
8 GB (16 GB as a student) for inviting 32 friends through referrals
250 MB (500 MB as a student) for completing 5 out of 6 steps in the “Get Started” tab on the frontpage

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miappleme_Big_1I’m not really a fan of things I cannot see or touch. Therefor I’m not really a fan of cloud computing, too, but it is a very versatile tool.

So I was looking for an alternative for a longer time. On the one hand there are the expensive ones: NAS-drives by, e.g., Synology. On the other hand there are the cheap ones: External USB-drives at round about 50 Euros (1 TB) connected directly to, e.g., your Fritz!Box, but these ones are slowly and the installation is a little bit tricky for iPhone and iPad.