Livedrive just announced the release of version 1.13.2 of their Windows and Mac OS X software. The new program includes an improved backup management screen, a restore client built directly into the desktop software, and some security improvements to give Livedrive a better performance behind corporate firewalls.
You can read more about it at Livedrive’s official blog. If you are a Livedrive user already, you’ll get a notification to upgrade software next time you log on. I just upgraded my Livedrive here and it went seamlessly.
Good news for Kindle users!
Livedrive now has an app for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
Livedrive for Kindle allows you to:
- View eBooks and PDFs
- Play your music
- Stream videos
- View your photos
- Edit your office documents
– all from your Kindle device.
Download the app from Amazon.
Livedrive recently released their official software for Windows 8, with full integration and features built from the ground up. You can read about it and get it at Livedrive’s blog. Something tells me we wont be seeing many personal computers without touchscreens in the near future. Windows 8 has definitely stepped up game and Livedrive is right there with it.
I’ve been asked this question lately; Livedrive’s blog answers it nicely:
Backup keeps a copy of all of the files that are on your computer in the cloud. It’s very easy to use and install and you don’t have to change the way you work. Your files are just in the cloud, and you can view them on the web or from your phone, and restore them back to your computer at any time. However if you want to access these files from another computer you have to log into the web portal to view them – they don’t sync between your computers.
Briefcase is your own personal cloud storage space, and appears like a new drive on all of your computers. You can use the drive just like any other disk drive. Files you save to that drive are synced between all of your computers – and in a similar way to Backup you can access them from the web or your mobile devices. Briefcase makes it easy to work from anywhere on the same files – without emailing yourself or carrying around a USB stick. Briefcase also lets you share files with friends and family with one click.
Read their whole post to learn more.
As an Android user myself I am happy about this news. The new Livedrive app for Android is coming out soon, with a range of new features including improved streaming and the ability to edit files stored in the cloud in other apps. They’re getting new apps ready for a variety of mobile platforms. To learn more, check out Livedrive’s blog post about it!
- The Music’s Free!
- The Cloud cost $13 cents a day.
This makes it possible for everyone to have a music cloud.
ElephantBackup.com and PublicDomain4U.com have formed a strategic partnership to create the world’s most affordable personal music cloud.
UPLOAD – your music folder using LiveDrive software you can get from ElephantBackup.
FILL UP – your music folder for free at the mp3 blogs at ElephantBackup.com and PublicDomain4U.com. All this music is free and legal to download.
LISTEN – your music folder has been automatically uploaded to your online unlimited cloud storage at LiveDrive, you can stream and listen to this music or media anywhere there’s an internet connection.
Good news for Windows users – the Livedrive software for Windows 8 with the new touchscreen interface will be ready soon. You can follow updates about it on Livedrive’s blog.
The Livedrive official blog just posted a great guide to organizing your files.
Even though now much of our work is stored digitally, some of the challenges and pitfalls of organizing files remain the same as they were in the physical world. First off, you have to remember where you put things! If you don’t, you have to go digging for them and that’s no fun. Read this post and use the tips in it and you’ll spend less time searching around for your stuff and more time doing better things!
Of course one obvious tip that is often overlooked, is simply to archive and back up your files. If you don’t have a cloud backup service, get one now. We sell Livedrive’s industry-leading backup service for just $36 a year. Do it yesterday.
Hi fellow Livedrive users, just a quick heads-up:
Due to Livedrive’s ongoing rapid growth, they’re planning a major systems upgrade on the morning of Monday 24th September 2012. Unfortunately, the upgrade will result in some downtime for their systems and website.
During the downtime, users will not be able to log into the Livedrive web portal or mobile apps, and files will not be uploaded or downloaded by the Livedrive Desktop software. As soon as the service maintenance is complete, any files that you’ve updated will automatically backup or sync. No action or upgrade to your local software is required.
That’s all for now! Cheers.
It makes sense that this tops the list of Top Livedrive Secrets, because it’s the sort of thing that can save your day. We’ve all done it. Here’s Top 6 Livedrive Secret Number 1!
1. Undo “delete” – We have all accidently deleted an important document from our computers however Livedrive has a simple function which allows you to recover the file. Simply log into Livedrive online, go to your Briefcase or Backup, click on the “view option” tab and select “show deleted files”. Your deleted files will be kept on our system for 30 days, just in case you need them again.
Read ‘em all at Livedrive’s blog. Need a Livedrive account? Sign up here.