BitTorrent Sync file transfer software – Review

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

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.
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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About Ian Scott-Parker

After training as a cartographic surveyor and then draughtsman, Ian worked in the haulage and manufacturing sectors before retraining to operate a short-run digital-color print studio. He spent the larger part of the last century of the previous millennium in the UK and the larger part of the present millennium in the USA, but claims to look younger than that makes him sound. Now retired, he lives as an Internet recluse with his wife Beth, whom he met through MyMac, and four unruly rescue dogs, Tika, Sammy, Gracie, and Truffie.

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)

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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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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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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About Donny Yankellow

In addition to writing for since the Fall of 2005 he is an art teacher, freelance artist/illustrator, and is a father of one son. Donny is also the author/illustrator of several children's ebooks. Donny's degree is in Visual Communications and he hold certification in K-12 Art Education. His hobbies (besides Mac and Apple stuff) include soccer, animation, and reading anything written by Stephen King.

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