unlimited free online storage

6.12: summary:
. there is plenty of free storage online:
2GB from dropbox
5GB from google's g'Drive
7GB from Microsoft's SkyDrive,
and 5GB sync'ing services from
Ubuntu One and Apple's iCloud;
iCloud doesn't sync just any folder:
it sync's your iWork doc's,
and 3rd party app's are free to sync
what's in their sandbox;
it also pushes your itune purchases
to all your devices .

. there are many more free sites too,
and, even some unlimited free plans
as long as you're publicly sharing your files,
or not using an ad'blocker, etc .

. DropBox and SkyDrive may be deleted
if not visited every 90 days;
google's gmail has an inactivity policy
but it's Drive service apparently does not .

5.5: news.cyb/net.dropbox/no passwords needed for hours!:
"( Why I switched from Dropbox to Windows Live Mesh ...)
. dropbox had an amazing lapse in security:
for several hours any password would open any acct!

5.5: news.cyb/net.Google Drive/like Dropbox:
Get started with 5 GB of free space.
Upgrade to 25 GB for less than $2.50 a month,
and you can store practically everything
for next to nothing.
. asked for this, and basically got reacquanted with
my g'docs folders and files .
. conversions to g'docs formats is optional?
that reminded me that g'Word was not always
so good at viewing some Word files .

5.7: news.cyb/net.SkyDrive.com/compared to g'drive:
. SkyDrive.com is Microsoft's free 7GB cloud storage .
[compares that to g'drive's 5gb,
but you could use both for different types of files].
Once you add g'Drive to your Google Account,
g'Docs is replaced by Drive .
. If you’re missing documents after switching to Drive,
click on the “More” dropdown menu
to get to the “All items” menu .
. Google Drive doesn’t download copies of your files
that are saved online in Google’s Docs formats.
Instead, you get a folder full of icons that are
links to open the documents in your browser.
. if your computer is set-up to
access Docs offline using Google Chrome,
you can open these files in just one click
via your desktop's Drive folder .
Say, for example, you had a Test.gdoc on your desktop;
If you happen to be offline, you can click on “Test.gdoc”
and open up a read-only version in your browser.
. need to edit a Google Doc offline?
Try the Write Space Chrome extension .
. Google Plus [social site] now has an option to
share images from Google Drive;
and comes with Google's image search technology .
. can’t get offline Docs to work with Drive?
try restarting your browser.
5.7: proj.cyb/net.skydrive.live.com/welcome to skydrive:
. microsoft's skydrive has a quite-usable 7gb of cloud backup;
and if you have a pc that you trust with the web,
it's got an automated folder sync program .
. edit & share office documents with web apps .

. there are initially 2 folders:
# public
# private documents
. a 3rd folder showed up shortly after getting back into acct:
# pictures .

. drag and drop files here to upload them to SkyDrive
or you can create a new document.
from ubuntu linux,
I tried dragging a folder into the web page
as it suggested, but it says:
    Sorry, SkyDrive can't upload folders or empty files.
    Please try again.
. I'll trying compressing the folder into a file:
that works .
. I can also make & edit subfolders .
. the search is slow to notice what you uploaded,
or it doesn't work on filenames .

. well, you can't get files out
the same way you got them in;
so, I tried to send a link to my email;
and then it said:
"( To help protect you
and the people you're sharing with,
we need you to do one more thing.
Please complete this security check.
but any time I answered, it had some server error:
"( 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.
You do not have permission to
view this directory or page
using the credentials that you supplied.)
. this happened for trials sent from
both folder {public, private}.
of course, all you have to do is click,
and it's downloaded!
. moreover, you can checkbox all files with one click,
and on the right-hand sidebar is a download.button .

Add a computer
To add a computer, you need to first install
SkyDrive for Windows .
To browse files and folders on that computer
from SkyDrive,
make sure Fetch files is selected in the app settings.
This software may also download
and install its updates automatically.
SkyDrive for Windows is the easiest way to
access your SkyDrive from your PC.
When you install SkyDrive,
a SkyDrive folder is created on your PC.
Everything you put in this folder
is automatically kept in sync
between your computers (PC or Mac)
and SkyDrive.com,
so you can get to your latest files
from virtually anywhere.
Whenever you add, change, or delete files in one location,
all the other locations will be updated.
If you forgot to put something in your SkyDrive folder,
you can still get back to your PC
to access all its files and folders from SkyDrive.com.
    Access your SkyDrive right from Windows Explorer
    —photos, documents, and all your other important files.
    Quickly add new files to SkyDrive
    by dragging them to the SkyDrive folder.
    Easily organize your files and folders in SkyDrive,
    just like any other folder.
    Connect back to your PC
    if you forget to put something in SkyDrive.
edit & share office documents with web apps:
You are currently using Word Web App,
which enables you to
view and edit documents in a web browser.
Clicking on this will open your document
in Microsoft Word on your computer.
Since your document is stored online,
you can use Word Web App
to make quick edits from virtually anywhere.
Sharing your document allows you to easily work with
classmates, sports teams, and colleagues
- even if they don't have Office.
. store your Office documents in SkyDrive,
and Office Web Apps lets you
view and edit them in your web browser.
That’s perfect for making quick
updates (no need to start up an Office program),
on just about any computer that’s
connected to the Web.
You can avoid the hassle of
sending documents as email attachments,
and skip the extra step of saving them as PDFs.
Instead, store documents on SkyDrive,
where you can link to them in email,
on social networks, and in your blog.
Word documents, Excel spreadsheets,
PowerPoint presentations, and OneNote notebooks
display in the browser just as they
look in the Office programs.
Pick documents that you
want to be able to share easily,
or be able to access on any computer.
When you can see the document on SkyDrive, click it.
It opens in Office Web Apps.
5.8: proj.cyb/net.signup.live.com/Windows Live ID signup:
You've successfully verified the email address you use
as your Windows Live ID: ((email address))
which gives you acces to
your Live profile at profile.live.com
and your 7gb of online space at skydrive.live.com .

Welcome to your new profile
Your profile now shows your full name, picture,
and one simple list of all of your friends
(including ones from Messenger).
Make sure you're sharing the right stuff with the right people.
Just pick a level and we'll set things up for you.
[. use the default]
    Everyone can see my stuff and activity
    Everyone can find me in search and see my profile
*    Limited
    Only my friends can see
    Everyone can find me
    Only my friends can see
    Other people can’t find me in search or see my profile

Connect {LinkedIn , Facebook} to Windows Live

Share my status and updates
with my Messenger friends .
Share on fb/linked-in
Customize your connection.
Share on Windows Live
See my connections and their updates in Messenger
Chat with my Facebook friends in Messenger
[no] Allow me to
interact with email from LinkedIn in Hotmail
Share my Windows Live status message
with my connections on LinkedIn .

Ph T connected LinkedIn to Windows Live - 1 minute ago
Ph T connected Facebook to Windows Live - 6 minutes ago
You've connected (networks) to Hotmail:

You've connected Facebook to Hotmail:
. keep up with your Facebook friends from Hotmail
Now you can see what your Facebook friends
right from the Hotmail home page.
You can even add comments
or like what your friends have posted there.
To keep in better touch by email too,
import your friends' email addresses from Facebook.

You've connected LinkedIn to Hotmail:
Now your contact list is always up-to-date
Just sign in to Hotmail
to see all your LinkedIn contacts.
If someone changes their contact info on LinkedIn,
your Hotmail contact list is updated, too.
From the Hotmail home page
you can also see updates from
your LinkedIn network,
so you'll know right away when
someone gets a new job
or posts a link to an interesting article.

Import email addresses
    See your {Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts}
and their updates from Hotmail
Find more ways to connect,
and review or change
your {Facebook, LinkedIn} connection settings .

What else can you do?
Use Facebook chat from your inbox too!
Share SkyDrive docs on LinkedIn too!
5.8: proj.cyb/net.signup.live.com/Windows Live ID signup/
highlights of Microsoft's Live TOS:
governs your use of any Windows Live, Bing, MSN,
Microsoft Office Live, or Office.com services or software,
or other Microsoft services or software
that directly display or link to this agreement (the "service").

People appearing in content
may have a right to control the use of their image.
If you share content on the service
in a way that infringes others' copyrights,
other intellectual property rights, or privacy rights,
you're breaching this contract.
We may refuse to publish your content
for any or no reason.

We may remove your content from the service
at any time if you breach this contract
or if we cancel or suspend the service.

You're responsible for backing up the data
that you store on the service.
If your service is suspended or canceled,
we may permanently delete your data
from our servers.
If data is stored with an expiration date,
we may also delete the data as of that date.

We may cancel or suspend your service
and your access to the Windows Live ID network
at any time without notice and for any reason.
Our reasons for cancellation may include that we
stop providing the service in your region
or that you breach this contract,
fail to sign in to the Windows Live ID
network during a 90-day period,
or don't pay fees that you owe to us
or to our agents.
If your service is canceled,
your right to use the service stops immediately.
If we cancel your credentials,
your right to use Windows Live ID stops immediately.
Cancellation of the service or credentials
won't alter your obligation to pay
all charges made to your billing account.
If we cancel the service in its entirety
without cause,
we'll refund to you on a pro-rata basis
any payments that you have made
based on the portion of your service
that would otherwise remain.

You may cancel the service
at any time and for any reason.
If it's a paid service, some charges may apply.
suspect your Live account has been hacked?

5.7: aq.cyb/net.apple.com/icloud welcome:
Welcome to iCloud
 . The Apple ID for your iCloud account is
 ((my email address))
and it’s what you’ll use to get your
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and PC set up.
Once iCloud is set up, it stores your content
and wirelessly pushes it to all your devices.
For example, buy a song with iTunes on your computer,
and it will appear on your iPod touch and iPad.
When you snap a photo on your iPhone
it will automatically be sent to your iPad.
You can start creating a Pages document on your iPhone,
and put the finishing touches on it from your iPad.
There’s no need to dock or sync to your computer.
With iCloud, it just works.
We hope you enjoy using iCloud.
iCloud requires iOS 5 on iPhone 3GS or later,
iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, or iPad 2;
a Mac computer with OS X Lion;
or a PC with Windows Vista or Windows 7
(Outlook 2007 or 2010 or an up-to-date browser
is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars).
Some features require a Wi-Fi connection.
Some features are not available in all countries.
Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
Previous purchases may be unavailable
if they are no longer in the
iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore.