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Cloud services: How do they compare?

Cloud services: How do they compare?
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Finding a way to share photos, videos and files between computers, mobile gadgets and friends can seem like a complicated, confusing process. In the old days, it meant cables and proprietary software. Thankfully, the cloud makes it a snap, but it does introduce the problem of too many choices.

The cloud is not a fluffy white mass of water vapor in the sky, it's actually just a fancy name for the internet and company servers. Just about every major company has a cloud service of some kind that provides a benefit to you.

Cloud storage, for example, is a great way to access and share your computer's media library remotely. If you save documents, videos and photos in the cloud, you'll be able to reach them at work, on your laptop while traveling, or on your phone or tablet wherever you are.

Not only does the cloud allow you to get to your files online, it also lets you share with friends and family. You can make folders public or send links for others to view and download specific files. There are even options for cloud storage for businesses. Share proposals, tax files and other confidential files quickly and securely online.

The online services and gadgets you already use can help you decide which cloud service is for you, but it still helps to compare them.

Let's take a look at what services are available and what they can do.

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