Online Backup and Cloud Storage

Online Backup & Online Storage Aren’t the same:

  • Online Backup: designed to permanently save of data, for occasional access (for restore) purpose, e.g. CrashPlan, Carbonite, etc.
  • Online Storage: designed to facilitate regular access, via web, mobile apps, and desktop app that quite often integrated into your operating system; e.g. Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive, SugerSync etc.

A must-read for choosing online backup:  http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/read-choosing-online-backup-provider/

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Convert Images to Text & PDF to Doc

Nuance PDF Reader is an online conversion service which converts PDF files to docs. However one very unique thing about it is that it offers Optical Character Recognition (OCR), where image-based text is rendered into editable text. And according to some test report, the quality of the OCR was very good.

How to email text message to cell phones of different service providers

Email a text massage to someone’s phone could be lot faster/easier if you are around your computer, but you’d need to know the exact server address of different phone’s service providers to do that!

I have always wanted a complete at-a-glance list of such info and now finally find it — thanks to livejournal.com!

Here it is: http://www.livejournal.com/tools/textmessage.bml?mode=details

For example:

  • Verizon: (10digit phone#)@vtext.com
  • T-Mobile: (10digit phone#)@tmomail.com
  • AT&T: (10digit phone#)@txt.att.net