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Free tool: Dropbox (online storage space)

What it is: An online tool to store all your files such as documents, images, and videos, and access them from a central location.

What it does: After creating your own Dropbox account, this free service allows you to have access to your files at your fingertips and exchange files with other Dropbox users. It is web-based and independent of the computer you are using.

A quick download of the Dropbox application to your computer permits all documents to be uploaded and available in the Dropbox website. Files can be exchanged easily across Macs and PCs.

Note: Internal, confidential, and proprietary data should not be shared with third-party services. See Data Classification Schema in K-State’s Data Classification and Security Policy. Also, the K-State Zimbra Briefcase allows for file storage.

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Reminder: Back up that paper!

As the spring 2011 semester winds down, deadlines are looming for papers, projects, etc. While we always hope that technology is available, there are many examples of lost papers in the final seconds — just before turning it in. This happens for many reasons (but never at an opportune time) including a failed computer, failed hard drive, power surge, network outage, and a host of other reasons.

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Q/A: How to save photos from a broken cellphone?

My cellphone quit working and it has a lot of photos I want to keep. How do I save them?

One easy solution is to take the camera’s memory card and a flash drive or blank DVD to the Media Development Center (213 Hale Library). Use one of the card readers there to transfer photos and videos to your media. Staff consultants are on hand to walk you through the process.

Memory card readers in the MDC: A GGI Gear card (left), and a SanDisk ImageMate (right) with four media slots

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