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Skype is storing your file transfers in their cloud now – where and how long?
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Checky helps you stop checking your phone so much – Virtual Gratification Syndrome
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Q-Spot by SpotUse – supposed quick and easy meeting planner
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Social Identity – Public Personal Private at SxSW 2014 (video)
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Western Digital is closing MioNet – personal private network
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 111
StarStar MyInfo – contact sharing with no app required
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 42
How to revoke and block third-party Instagram app access to your account
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Checky helps you stop checking your phone so much – Virtual Gratification Syndrome
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 20
Skype is storing your file transfers in their cloud now – where and how long?
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 18
Would you hand over 30,000 Instagram followers for free?
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 13
Streem launches to offer unlimited cloud storage for one flat rate
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 11
Samba.me launches for SxSW and accesses your contacts
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 9
Q-Spot by SpotUse – supposed quick and easy meeting planner
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 9
Social Identity – Public Personal Private at SxSW 2014 (video)
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Western Digital is closing MioNet – personal private network
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 11:33a   Chris Miller
Western Digital has announced that the MioNet service wrapped around their WD Network Storage is being closed. Western Digital offered remote access via any browser or their mobile app to your files stored on their WD storage devices. Unfortunately this appears not be a sustainable business model per this announcement yesterday. You could find the MioNet service with the My Book Live and My Book World drives. MioNet Customers with Month-to-Month Subscriptions Beginning in March 2015, WD will no
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StarStar MyInfo – contact sharing with no app required
Tue, Feb 17th 2015 2:18p   Chris Miller
StarStar MyInfo has taken a new approach to contact and business card sharing for mobile devices. There is no app to download, no bumping of cell phones and no sending contacts via SMS.  The person simply dials ** (followed by your phone number) and they are told that they will get a link to your shared contact card. Your phone then gets a text message, with a link, saying who has requested your contact information to confirm the sending. After clicking the link., you are then able to choose s
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Skype is storing your file transfers in their cloud now – where and how long?
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 9:28a   Chris Miller
With the recent changes of Skype moving to a cloud based architecture some of you may be seeing a link when sending file transfers. These transfers used to be peer to peer. Skype has not issued any statement or documentation where or how long these file transfers are stored. As part of Skype’s move to a cloud-based architecture, pictures sent via chat are now uploaded to the cloud. All of our Skype clients are currently moving to this new cloud-based architecture, and once we complete the
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Checky helps you stop checking your phone so much – Virtual Gratification Syndrome
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 2:09p   Chris Miller
How many times a day do you check your phone or tablet? Checky can help by telling you the number of times and where you do it using the location services built into your device.  The idea of the free application is to inform you where and how often you keep checking for that Virtual Gratification Syndrome (VGS).  Think about your own habits and when you unlock that screen. In the car?  Of course In the elevator? Yes At lunch? Always At dinner? If the other person does In bed? Oh yeah Random
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Q-Spot by SpotUse – supposed quick and easy meeting planner
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 1:37p   Chris Miller
Q-Spot by Spotuse is a mobile application that is supposed to help easing the creation of quick, in-person meetings with your contacts. After setting it up and the limited help files I am not sure it was any use at all yet.  It is available on iOS and Android and you must install the application to establish an account. It has a web interface after you confirm your setup. The first thing after installation that Q-Spot asks for is an email address and password to establish your account.  A veri
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Streem launches to offer unlimited cloud storage for one flat rate
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 12:13p   Chris Miller
Streem is launching Streem Drive to offer unlimited cloud storage and streaming for one flat monthly rate. Should offerings Dropbox, Box, Copy and others be worried? Maybe they should since Streem will also offer 20GB of free space to everyone to get you hooked. Streem is taking a new approach with unlimited storage by utilizing deduplication of cloud files and using proprietary technology to stream movies and audio to your devices. They hope they can compensate and estimate the large need for s
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Social Identity – Public Personal Private at SxSW 2014 (video)
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 7:43p   Chris Miller
Presented at SxSW 2014, Social Identity is not just your socially shared content, but your identity you build on the public and personal social networks that affect you privately. In this recorded session I walk through the definition of social identity and how to split it into personas. I show where we have all made the worst mistakes along the way and how to get out of exposing our social identity. With the amount of private identity data we share accidentally across the social sites and the a
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Felt – send handwritten cards from your iPad via SxSW 2014
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 1:38p   Chris Miller
Felt was a finalist in the Accelerator Social Technology category at SxSW 2014.  This iPad application lets you create handwritten cards that are mailed for you. Using their pretty slick iPad application, you choose the type of event card you want to send from Felt, including awesome artwork ones that can be used for anything. I like the fact they offer cards that are not just built around holidays and events, yet have very good artwork.  You can also find some simple ones. After choosing th
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Ferris – a video app for living stories
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 12:12p   Chris Miller
Ferris was at the SxSW 2014 Accelerator showing off their living story video app. We look at use cases and how it works. It is just in beta now. The Ferris idea is based around multiple people recording at the same time and geographic location. Ferris is a stunning mobile video app for creating and contributing to living stories. Ferris joins together relevant mobile video clips based on location, time, topic and category to create a fluid, evolving and interactive stream of relevant content. O
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Samba.me launches for SxSW and accesses your contacts
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 8:42p   Chris Miller
Samba.me first entered the iTunes store in February 2014 and are preparing for a SxSW appearance for the first time. A privacy policy for the app worries us. They collect both anonymous and identifiable information. The Samba.me service is a video sharing platform that records the reaction of the receiver and sends it back to the sender. For example I record a skating video (maximum time is 16 seconds) with a person falling. I send the video to a friend via the Samba.me app. When they watch the




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