Windows in the cloud
Your guide to online apps and services – and how you can use them on your PC
Cloud computing has changed the way we use technology. In the past, your PC powered everything you did, but that changed with the emergence of cloud apps and services, which provide features you’d normally associate with a desktop application, only streamed to your computer over the internet.
The key advantage of the cloud is that it transfers the heavy lifting of running applications from your PC, enabling you to run complex apps and services with little more than a web browser. It also makes it easy to access your data anywhere, on any device and at any time – provided you have internet coverage.
In this feature, we’ll examine some of the ways in which you can tap into the cloud. We’ll start by revealing how to protect yourself from data loss by backing up to the cloud, then show you how easy it is to sync that data with other devices and share it securely with others.
We’ll then look at several useful cloud-based apps and services that enable you to do everything from edit images and office documents in your web browser to converting files and connecting devices together. We’ll then reveal how to stream music, video and other media over the internet before finishing off by revealing how to make sure your cloud endeavours are secure
Enough pre-amble – it’s time to tap into the power of the cloud…