10 Best Free Online File Sharing Websites And Tools For Sharing Large Files

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10Best Free Online File Sharing Websites And Tools

File sharing via an email is a frustrating task if you’re trying to send a file that’s too big. Another set of easy-to-use options exists in the form of file sharing services that securely share large files online. Here are some useful file sharing website and tools that you can try. Let’s take a look:

ShareByLink

ShareByLink is an easy-to-use file sharing tool allows you to share any files instantly. Its plus point is that it streams files from your computer and gives you a shareable link instantly. It means that you don’t have to wait for the big uploads to finish. The file link expires in 30 days, which is, according to me, enough to get the work done.

This online file sharing tool is all about simplicity and ease. You don’t need to complete any type of registration to use the service. Simply download the application and select the file that you need to share using the drag-and-drop and consider the work done. You just need to copy the shared link and send it to the receiver. ShareByLink is free to use you won’t face and any trouble using it.

You don’t wish to install any program? No problem. ShareByLink also provides aweb upload option that works like a charm.

Available Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Web upload

Download link: ShareByLink

Droplr

Droplr is a renowned file sharing tool that makes your life easier. It’s best suited for sharing the images, thanks to a built-in annotation tool and the ability to type text notes right into Droplr. However, it supports all types of files. It can also record screens and lets you set keyboard shortcuts that allow you to do all the work without taking your fingers off the keyboard.

Using Droplr is as simple as dragging and dropping a file to its desktop icon. It gives you a short link that you can share with others for easy access. Apart from major operating systems, Droplr also gives you an option of Chrome extension that’s a simple and powerful way of using Droplr.

The free version of the tool has one major drawback. The links of shared files expire after one week. In its premium version, you get extra features like password protection, self-destruct feature, and URL-hiding.

Available Platforms: Windows, Linux, Mac, Web upload

Download Link: Droplr

PlusTransfer

PlusTransfer is a smooth transfer file tool that doesn’t need any registration or user account. This online file sharing tool also doesn’t require any type of software installation. You just need to open the online uploader and click the big + button, select a file, and enter the email addresses and hit send.

This service is 100% free and you can send up to 5GB data for free. This could be easily called one of the simplest methods to share large files. As they state, it needs absolutely no technical knowledge.

Available Platforms: Web upload

Website Link: PlusTransfer

SendThisFile

Sending large files via email isn’t possible as the email providers limit the size of attachments. The file sharing using SendThisFile can be done by two methods — a share link and an email plugin. The share link is a URL that can be accessed by the recipient to grab the file. The subscription plans come with up to 500GB online storage and 14 day file access. For secure file sharing, SendThisFile uses 128-bit encryption.

If you instantly need to share some files to your friends or family, you can try out SendThisFile trial plan. While it doesn’t need any credit card information, you’ll experience a reduced transfer speed. The free plan also limits the file size to 2GB.

Available Platforms: Web upload

Website link: SendThisFile

Dropcanvas

Dropcanvas is a popular online file sharing method of sharing files with others. Its simple and interactive interface makes everything easy. You don’t want to enter your email address? No problem. Dropcanvas doesn’t ask for one. After dropping the file on the website’s ‘canvas’, you also see a preview of the files.

The free plan of Dropcanvas allows you to share up to 5GB data with a storage time of 14 days. The paid plans provide up to 100GB space with unlimited storage time. The website also lets one purchase the premium plan via Bitcoin.

Available Platforms: Web upload

Website link: Dropcanvas

Ge.tt

Ge.tt is another simple file sharing tool that depends on simple drag and drop. It lets you upload multiple files simultaneously. After uploading a file, you’re also shown an option to share the file directly on Facebook and other social networks. The uploaded files are deleted in 30 days.

By signing up, you get 2GB free storage space. If you choose to go for the premium account, you get tons of storage space.

Available Platforms: Web upload

Website link: Ge.tt

Snaggy

Snaggy is basically an image sharing tool. It’s a simple online file sharing method to share a screenshot without any installation or software download. By pressing few keys, you can copy the image to the clipboard and directly paste it on the web interface. It also provides an option to crop and edit the images with a built-in editor.

Available Platforms: Web upload

Website link: Snag.gy

Files2U

Files2U is a great web service that lets one share large files with others. To use the service, you don’t need to register. Just enter a couple of addresses, your name, select the files, and hit the upload button. Files2U also sends a pin number to the recipient that can be used to unlock the file.

Available platforms: Web upload

Website link: Files2U

Wikisend

Wikisend is another free file sharing service that can solve your online needs. This web uploader has a simpler interface that allows a maximum file size of 100MB. Please note that files with 1-7 day lifetime will have primary status and one can access them with full speed. You are also allowed to set a password to protect your files.

Available platforms: Web upload

Website link: Wikisend

File Dropper

File Dropper is one of the simplest online file sharing alternatives. This clean web uploader just asks you to select the file and the work is done. It uploads the file up to 5GB and presents you the shareable link. After the upload is complete, you also get an embed code to share on websites and forums. The premium plans lets you use up to 250GB space.

Available platforms: Web upload

Website link: File Dropper

Editor’s Recommendationsharebylink

The online file sharing websites and tools mentioned here have their own strengths and weaknesses. The #1 entry on this list, ShareByLink, is the most complete solution around. Along with being totally free, it supports desktop app as well as web upload. But, here’s the part I love the most–the source code for the web upload tool is open source and programmers can get the code here. This will allow you to deploy your own server and harden the security settings. The makers of the tool also plan to release the complete code in about 1 year.

Google Is Referring To Android N Internally As ‘New York Cheesecake’

 

 

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While Google has released the Developer Preview of Android N, people are busy speculating the possibilities regarding its final name. While Google hinted towards Android Nutella in its announcement post on Medium, it’s using Android New York Cheesecake (NYC) internally.

Just a week ago, Google surprised the world by releasing the Developer Preview of the upcoming iteration of its Android OS. Android N Developer Preview — here’s how to get it — has seen the daylight far earlier than people expected as it was anticipated that company will continue the regular affair of Android unveiling at the company’s I/O developer conference to be held in May.For now, the next Android iteration is only known as Android N and people are busy making their predictions. Google is known to name the Android versions after some popular sweet delicacy. This time, we are betting big on Android Nutella. Meanwhile, you can read the best features of Android N.

 

 

According to the latest reports, Google is internally referring to Android N as Android New York Cheesecake. The initials NYC have already begun to appear in the documents of Android Open Source database.

What does it mean? Should we give up our hopes of a ‘nutty’ Android delicacy and start rooting for Android NYC?

Well, Google is known to name its Android versions differently in the development phase. Google regularly chooses different development codenames, here are some examples from the past —

  • Android K was developed as ‘Key Lime Pie’ (KLP) and released as ‘KitKat’
  • Android L was developed as ‘Lemon Meringue Pie (LMP) and released as ‘Lollipop’
  • Android M was developed as ‘Macadamia Nut Cookie’ (MNC) and released as ‘Marshmallow’

In another similar development, Google has reaffirmed our Android Nutella bet

Greenwave Brings Unity to IoT Networks

 

Greenwave Systems on Monday announced the expansion of its AXON Platform to unite mobile machine-to-machine and residential IoT networks into one fully manageable network service.

Mobile carriers, telecommunications operators and service providers can use AXON for Mobile IoT to integrate a variety of communications protocols into the same standard IP-based language.

The unified service allows telecom operators to handle billions of devices via Greenwave’s implementation of Docker, the company said. They can create new revenue streams by introducing services on a managed network.

“Historically, an M2M service would run on two separate platforms — the mobile platform taking care of the data subscription, and an application platform running the specific applications, such as tracking, surveillance or residential home automation. With AXON for Mobile IoT, these platforms are now combined into an all-in-one solution,” said Martin Manniche, CEO of Greenwave Systems.
“The AXON Platform abstracts the complexity and confusion of competing IoT standards away from service and application developers, which allows rapid innovation and development cycles,” Greenwave CTO Leon Hounshell told TechNewsWorld.

Eliminates Legacy Upgrade

AXON for Mobile IoT integrates into a telecom operator’s existing system, letting them offer mobile IoT services without any further development on their legacy platforms, Greenwave said.

The platform is built to work with major IoT standards and enables new services to run on both the mobile network and a residential network. The advantage is the ability to quickly switch services between the two to suit the specific needs of subscribers, the company said.

The AXON Platform has been used to monitor home networks, IoT devices and the media activities of end users. New capabilities include location GPS, extended battery life, device tracking and telemetry.

Additional features will include tracking and other sensor data for people, animals and cars; surveillance for security and monitoring; healthcare data monitoring; and smart cities applications for pollution control, parking and traffic monitoring.

Pushes Mobile Boundaries

The platform expansion is an example of how critical mobile is to communications, for people and devices. Mobile is no longer an add-on or a separate platform. Rather, it’s the core platform on which to build communications solutions and apps, noted Doug Brackbill, CEO of Line2.

“Platforms offering this level of integrated mobile-first provisioning, services and apps are now the proper building blocks. They accelerate the development and availability of magical experiences that truly delight end users,” he told TechNewsWorld.

The AXON Platform, along with AXON for Mobile IoT, gives mobile carriers and telecommunication operators the ability to offer a broad range of IoT services, both residential and industrial, Greenwave’s Hounshell said.

Other solutions in the market address subsets of IoT, he added, “but with the addition of AXON for Mobile IoT, Greenwave’s AXON Platform is unique in its ability to address the IoT superset, which includes industrial IoT, consumer IoT and machine-to-machine IoT across local, broadband and mobile networks in one platform.”

Driverless Taxis To Become A Reality In Japan

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Haven’t we all faced problems while travelling in a Taxi? Be it the unavailability of Taxis during early hours of the day or fare issues, all of us have faced them and hope for a better transportation system.Well, this era might as well encounter a revolution in Taxis. As, in Japan, a company called Robot Taxi is highly optimistic about its driver-free taxis. The road tests shall begin next year in Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo.

According to the Wall Street Journal reports, fifty people will travel in trips of two miles from their homes to grocery stores, with a Robot Taxi employee on board (as a safety precaution for now).

Here, you can check you the exciting and touching video of Robot Taxi:

Japan, if you didn’t know, is the world’s most rapidly again nation, where the number of citizens aged 100 and up hit over 60,000 this year. The idea, at least initially, will be to help such elderly citizens and run routes in places where public transport isn’t built out.

Wonderful, isn’t it?

Well, of course, questions have arisen regarding the extent of acceptability by the elderly citizens and challenge of tech- awareness of a driverless taxi! But then, in a country like Japan, where cute and communicative robots like Pepper and Aibo already exist, things might as well be easy.

Docker

Docker Ecosystem

 

In getting started with Docker – Part-1, we outlined the fundamental concepts of Linux containers and evolution of Docker. Before we start building containers of our own, it is important that we understand all the terminologies used frequently with Docker ecosystem.Docker is evolving very fast and we will try to update this section if something new comes into Docker ecosystem, so I request you to inform us in comments if we miss out something.

1. Docker Engine or Docker

Docker engine is the core of Docker platform. It is a lightweight runtime engine for building and deploying Docker containers. Docker Engine runs on Linux to create the operating environment for your distributed applications. Docker uses a client-server architecture. The Docker client talks to the Docker daemon, which does the heavy lifting of building, running, and distributing your Docker Containers.

2. Docker Hub

Just like github, where you can put your application source code for version control in private or public repository, Docker Hub also provides registry capabilities for public and private content. It helps the developers to collaborate effortlessly with the broader Docker community or within your team on key content, or automate your application building workflows.

3. Docker Trusted Registry

Docker Registry holds Docker Images. Trusted Registries are primarily built with enterprises in mind. Docker Trusted Registry allows organizations to store and manage your Docker images on-premise or in their virtual private cloud to support security or regulatory compliance requirements in keeping data. It can be easily integrated to the organization’s preferred storage and authenticate services like Active Directory / LDAP services. It can also be integrated with software development workflows like Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD).

The open source implementation of Docker Trusted Registry is Docker Registry.

4. Docker Kitematic

Kitematic is a powerful graphical user interface (GUI) for installing and configuring of all the necessary components to run Docker on your laptop. With Kitematic, you can switch between GUI and CLI to run and manage your containers.

5. Docker Toolbox

Docker Toolbox is an installer to quickly and easily install and setup a Docker environment on your computer. It is Available for both Windows and Mac, the Toolbox installs Docker Client, Machine, Compose (Mac only), Kitematic and VirtualBox. You think of it as an alternative to boot2docker tool. Docker toolbox is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8+ and Windows 7+.

6. Docker Machine

Fairly new to Docker ecosystem, Docker Machine automates the Docker installation for you. It can set up Docker on your computer, on cloud providers, and inside your data center. Docker Machine provisions the hosts, installs Docker Engine on them, and then configures the Docker client to talk to the Docker Engines.

7. Docker Swarm

Also new to Docker ecosystem, Docker Swarm provides native clustering capabilities to turn a group of Docker engines into a single, virtual Docker Engine. With these pooled resources, you can scale out your application as if it were running on a single, huge computer.

8. Docker Compose

Docker is always used to run a single isolated service and at a time you might be running multiple linked containers for your entire application stack. Docker Compose allows you to define your multi-container application with all of its dependencies in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command. Your application’s structure and configuration are held in a single place, which makes spinning up applications simple and repeatable everywhere.

9. Docker Image

Docker image is a read-only template. For example, an image could contain an Ubuntu operating system with Apache and your web application installed. Images are used to create Docker containers. Docker provides a simple way to build new images or update existing images, or you can download Docker images that other people have already created.

10. Docker Container

A running instance of Docker Image is called Docker Container. You can think of it as Classes and Instances where Docker Image is Class and Container is its running Instance. Each container is an isolated and secure application platform.

That’s all about Docker Ecosystem and its various terminologies. In the next article, we will start building our first “Hello World” Docker Containers.

What is Google’s New and Upcoming Service Called “YouTube Red”?

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Do you remember YouTube’s very own music-focused subscription based service called Music Key that was launched about a year ago? Well, it didn’t perform well against the competitors like Spotify, Apple Music or Rdio. However, the company is aiming to rejuvenate things by rebranding it.Interestingly, Google has recently updated its YouTube app that includes a text describing a product called YouTube Red. It’s a service that enables background and ad-free music playback, a feature that was absent in the Music Key subscription service.

This was spotted by Android Police, that writes that the rebranding is shown as a notification only when you are leaving a video playing in the background and you switch to another app. This is also shown as a pop-up when you re-open YouTube later.

Take a look it in the screenshots below. To see these changes, you must be having the latest version the Android app on your device.

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It should be noted that Music Key still has the “beta” tag associated with it and Google could be planning to relaunch the service as YouTube Red. It’s possible that Google aims to do a lot more that music with YouTube Red and this possible rebranding is just the first step.

The next week, on September 29, Google is holding an event and it’s expected to launch heavyweight products like new Nexus phone as well as Android Marshmallow. We can also witness the launch of much-awaited YouTube ad-free subscription service and new Chromecast.

It’s expected that YouTube Red will be playing a bigger role in the upcoming Google Movie.

Stay Informed, Stay Away from Facebook Dislike Button Scams

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As a result of great anticipation surrounding the Facebook Dislike button (read empathy button), scammers are quick to find ways to fool the users. While Facebook users are anxiously waiting for the new feature, new scams are spreading, claiming to bring the Facebook dislike button earlier.Hackread has reported that scammers are taking the advantage of this anticipation and they’re fooling Facebook users. These scams trick the users into believing that clicking on some links would provide them an early access to the dislike button.

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Since this dislike button is soon going to be out for testing, scammers are seeing this as an exploitable opportunity to bring in the users to malicious websites. Each time scammers are able to bring users to these annoying websites, scammers get paid.

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Besides these, the Facebook dislike button scams are able to install malware, spyware, or adware on PCs.

At the end of some surveys, you are asked to enter your usernames and passwords. As a result, your profile is spammed with via private messages, or some shady links on your timeline.

Stay informed. Stay safe.