BitTorrent Sync file transfer software – Review

On November 21, 2014, in Network, Review, by Ian Scott-Parker

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Caption: All images and graphics are courtesy of the BitTorrent GetSync website.

BitTorrent Sync: a first look at an alternative to file sharing in the cloud
Publisher: BitTorrent, Inc.
GetSync
Price: FREE download

Commonly abbreviated to BTSync, BitTorrent Sync is software that implements file sharing across computer networks using the peer-to-peer protocol. This means each computer doing the sharing can act as a server for the others, allowing shared access to files without the need for a cloud computing central server.

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beamer App -Review

On February 15, 2013, in Apps, Camera, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Photography, Picture Gallery, Review, by Curt Blanchard

beamr iPhone app
Developer: ICVT Ltd
Price: Free (iTunes App Store)
beamr

With beamr you can easily make what appears to be a virtual magazine by choosing photos from your iPhone’s Camera Roll. Click the Create button and you’ll have a link to share with friends by email or by posting on social media sites. Your photos appear full size and can be downloaded by your recipients.

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Macspiration 108 – Sharing files through iChat

On February 26, 2008, in How-To, Macspiration, Opinion, by Donny Yankellow

Did you know you can send files to a person through iChat? In fact the process is quicker than typing an email and clicking send. This is assuming you have an active chat with the person you are sending the file to. This is just one of the many fileshare options available

Drag and Drop

The first method is as easy as dragging and dropping the file to the current chat window. The person you are sending the file to will be asked if they want to accept the file. Assuming the person says yes, the file will be transferred to them through the chat. You can also drag and drop the file to the person’s name in your Buddy List. When the “+” icon appears drop the file and off it goes.

If both involved computers have Leopard you can also drag and drop files through the screen sharing feature of iChat. I’ll save screen sharing for another day.

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