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#1 Virtual Drive, Inc.

Virtual Drive is currently the top rated contender for Free FTP Server & Online Storage services that we have evaluated. They also are leading in online backup solutions to ensure your files security online. 

#2 YouSendIt, Inc.

YouSendIt has been a leader in File Transfer for quite some time, but fell to the #2 position after our extensive review and public reaction to their file transfer services.  

Samsung TabletSamsung’s and Apple’s share of the tablet market is eroding, though they still lead the pack

It will be tough (not impossible) to catch up with and/or surpass Apple or Samsung in the tablet race, though the sprint for third place is a ferocious one led by Lenovo, Amazon, and Asus, as well as other “emerging vendors,” according to ABI Research. Lenovo is especially well positioned to take the No. 3 spot in tablet market share and is expected to ship 21 million slates by 2019.

That would give Lenovo a 7.3 percent share of the overall market and solid footing in third place. The potential to increase its standing is particularly high with each passing quarter, as Samsung and Apple can’t seem to maintain any kind of forward-moving momentum.

Between the first and second quarters of 2014, Samsung saw a 35 percent decline, while Apple suffered a 19 percent drop. The two firms’ combined share of the market slid from 72 percent to 66 percent during the same time period, ABI Research says.

“The questionable need and longer lifecycle of tablets is creating a stall in advanced and mature markets,” says research analyst Stephanie Van Vactor. “This stall is giving other vendors the opportunity to close the prominent gap and claim third place. The dent emerging vendors are creating in the market is impressive, but continuing that success is going to be the real challenge.”

For consumers, the positive in all this intense competition is the potential for prices to drop. Alternately, price points could stay the same, but tablets could come with more features baked in as vendors try to one-up each other.

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Corsair Flash Voyager VegaLow profile storage on the go

You only need to bump into a standard USB thumb drive protruding from your laptop once to realize why companies make smaller alternatives. Sure, they’re easier to lose, but if you’ve ever ruined a USB port by being clumsy, that’s a tradeoff you’re willing to make. There are several options, including Corsair’s new Flash Voyager Vega family of ultra compact USB 3.0 flash drives.

Slim and low profile, these new drives measure less than 5mm thin and 24mm long. Each one comes with a built-in key ring loop so that you’ll only lose your flash drive as often as you misplace your keys (which may or may not be a good thing!).

They also feature scratch-resistant hard chrome plated zinc alloy enclosures, which add a bit of aesthetic zip and ruggedness. And when you’re transferring data, a discrete blue LED lights up.

The Flash Voyager Vega drives are available in 16GB ($17), 32GB ($25), and 64GB ($45) capacities (prices are MSRP) and are backed by 5-year warranties.

Corsair Flash Voyager Vega in Radio

What about performance? Read and write metrics aren’t listed on any of the Flash Voyager Vega product pages. We’ve reached out to Corsair for rated performance numbers and will update this post when/if we receive a response.

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Google Drive LogoUnlimited up to a point

In an attempt to lighten student’s loads when it comes to carrying around binders and stacks of paper, Google is hoping to get rid of all that. Google announced Drive for Education which will provide students and teachers with unlimited Drive storage.

Available to all Google Apps for Education customers at no charge, Google Apps for Education project manager Ben Schrom said in a blog post, “No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size and will be available in coming weeks.”

In addition, Google Apps Vault will be free to all Apps for Education users sometime around the end of the year. Also coming at an undisclosed time will be reporting and editing tools that will let users see the activity of a file.

“We want educators and students who use Google Apps for Education to be able to focus on the learning experience—not the technology that supports it,” said Schom. “With Drive for Education, users can put an end to worries about storage limits and more easily maintain a safe, effective and compliant learning environment.”

Back in May, Google announced Classroom, a free tool in Google Apps for Education that catered to teachers with the goal of making their lives easier and more organized.  As a part of Drive, Classroom would allow teachers to automatically organize assignments into folders. Now, it seems, Google is trying to make students’ lives easier.

So what do you think of Drive for Education?

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SteelSeries talks gaming headsets, mechanical keyboards, gaming mice, and more!

SteelSeries wanted to drop by to show off its latest Sibera gaming headsets so we thought we would round them up in the podcast room to talk about that and more. In addition to headset talk, on episode 233 of the No BS Podcast, we discuss mechanical keyboards, wired/wireless gaming mice, the possibility of future Steam Machine peripherals, potential VR controllers, and much more. 

As we’ve stated before, the old podcast format isn’t going anywhere, but we want the Maximum PC No BS Podcast to be the place where all the coolest PC industry insiders come. Are there any guests/companies that you would like to have on the show? Let us know in the comments below!

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Windows 10 Mock Logo“It wouldn’t be right to call it Windows 9″ – Microsoft

You’re probably familiar with the argument, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Well, Juliet may not have cared about the name of things, but Microsoft does, which is why you’ll never see a Windows 9. Instead, Microsoft today skipped a number and announced Windows 10, the OS formerly known as Threshold and the successor to Windows 8/8.1.

“Windows 10 will be our most comprehensive platform ever,” Windows head Terry Myerson said during a press event with a small gathering of reporters in San Francisco. “It wouldn’t be right to call it Windows 9.”

Windows 10 preview video

According to Recode, Windows 10 is designed to run on a wide range of devices with screen sizes running the gamut from four inches all the up to 80 inches. Microsoft will have a single application platform with one integrated Store to deliver Windows experiences across all those devices.

In order to serve all those devices, Windows 10 was built from the ground up for a “mobile-first, cloud-first world,” Myerson added, according to TechRadar.

Reports from around the web say Windows 10 looks a bit like Windows 7. It has a hybrid Start menu that combines Windows 7-era features with Windows 8 style tiles, The Seattle Times reports. However, Microsoft isn’t viewing Windows 10 as just a rehash of previous versions. Part of the reason for the Windows 10 name is because it represents the “first step of a whole new generation of Windows,” Myerson said.

The focus right now is on the enterprise, and towards that end, the first priority of the OS is to make sure it’s familiar for business users coming from Windows 7 or Windows 8 so they can hop right in and be productive. Microsoft’s second priority is “modern management” of lots of computers.

So, what about that Modern UI that caused such a fuss with power users? It’s gone in Windows 10, Endgadget reports. In place of the Modern UI are Live Tiles integrated into the right side of the Start menu on the Desktop. On the left side are pinned and frequent apps.

There’s also a refreshed taskbar with a new “task view” that presents all of your running apps. Windows 10 allows you to tile up to four apps on the same screen.

Other goodies include a beefed up command prompt that allows you to use keyboard shortcuts, along with copy and paste, and a Charms Bar that may or may not make it into the final cut.

Microsoft is planning to issue a Technical Preview of Windows 10 next week, with a launch of the OS by spring 2015. We’ll have a more in-depth look once all the information is out, as well as hands-on impressions once we get a copy to play with.

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