What is the cloud? (No, this is not a weather post)May 8th, 2013 at 11:56 pm by Chris Essex under Gadget Talk, WTHI Blog
What is the cloud?
If you answered that thing in the sky, you wouldn’t be wrong…but that’s not the cloud i’m talking about.
Have you ever head someone say they are saving something to the cloud. Maybe you’ve heard it on commercials.
What the heck is the cloud though?
Put simply, think of the cloud as kind of a computer hard drive…that’s not actually attached to your computer.
You may use one of those little USB flash drives to save things to transfer it from computer to computer. They are for sure very handy.
The cloud is kind of like that, except your data is stored on a computer elsewhere, and you can access it from any computer. You sign up for a service…Dropbox is my favorite, and free service..and log in with your username and password.
The only catch to this is you have to be connected to the Internet to access your files that are in the cloud.
I mentioned Dropbox up there, it really is one of the best cloud service providers out there. Dropbox has an app for most smart phone operating systems, so you can add photos or video from your phone on the go.
Dropbox is a free service, it does however offer limited amount of space on the free plan. You can pay for more storage if you need it. Click here to check it out!
It’s a great way to back up documents or photos, in a place you’ll be able to access from anywhere on any computer.
If you have any questions, or a topic you want me to write about, feel free to let me know in the comments, or drop me an e-mail at Cessex@wthitv.com.