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Ian
3rd November 2010, 10:21 AM
Yes, we're giving an iPad away this month on this site's sibling site, Digital Photography Now (DPNow.com)

And ten LiveDrive online backup and storage service accounts.

I have been trying out LiveDrive for a few weeks now and I think it's potentially very useful, especially for photographers. You get unlimited storage and the LiveDrive software keeps your files (including photos) synchronised between PC and online store.

The main issue is getting your files up onto your Livedrive space in the first place. It has taken me three weeks of almost constant uploads to get 70GB of files uploaded via my home and office Internet connections (around 700kbits upload speed) although this takes place transparently in the background. If you have a fair usage policy or bandwidth limit on your service it could be a problem if you are uploading a huge amount of data. Happily, you can control which folders are synchronised and manage the amount of data you wish to upload.

If you can access high speed internet via your work or conference centres, etc., then the uploads take a lot less time.

So if you want to have a chance of winning an Apple iPad or one of ten Livedrive accounts, check the competition page here:

http://dpnow.com/7558.html

If that's not all, you can open a new Livedrive account this month for 25% off the standard price, see:

http://www.livedrive.com/Promotion/DPNow

Good luck!

Ian

shenstone
3rd November 2010, 12:05 PM
If you can access high speed internet via your work or conference centres, etc., then the uploads take a lot less time.


You do know that some of us IT / Networking types monitor that sort of thing for inappropriate bottleneck causing don't you ... ;)

I remember a chat with a guy who was streaming radio into our site and came out in the top 10 network users ... after a chat he still came out on top so I had another chat ... the result was he'd changed from streaming it to downloading everything he wanted 1st thing in the day :eek:... Site duly blocked !

I'm not saying don't - just consider it before someone like me taps you on the shoulder

Regards
Andy

Zuiko
3rd November 2010, 05:31 PM
You do know that some of us IT / Networking types monitor that sort of thing for inappropriate bottleneck causing don't you ... ;)

I remember a chat with a guy who was streaming radio into our site and came out in the top 10 network users ... after a chat he still came out on top so I had another chat ... the result was he'd changed from streaming it to downloading everything he wanted 1st thing in the day :eek:... Site duly blocked !

I'm not saying don't - just consider it before someone like me taps you on the shoulder

Regards
Andy

So presumably you'd get away with it as you're unlikely to tap yourself on the shoulder! :D

shenstone
3rd November 2010, 05:42 PM
So presumably you'd get away with it as you're unlikely to tap yourself on the shoulder! :D

I'm saying nowt...

However I have more bandwidth at home than we do at work (cheapskates!) so it's not very likely

Regards
Andy

Ian
4th November 2010, 09:30 AM
I connect into all sorts of networks when I travel around and some hotels have really fast connections, and the Press Centre at Photokina last month had a blisteringly fast network - I uploaded a 100MB video file to YouTube in less than a minute. Of course the server at the other end needs to be fast too!

Ian

Ian
26th November 2010, 08:57 AM
There's only a few days left to enter the draw on DPNow for an iPad and free Livedrive accounts as well as to get discounts off LiveDrive accounts, see:

http://dpnow.com/7558.html

Ian

Ian
30th November 2010, 11:07 AM
Today is your last chance to try and win an iPad with DPNow and Livedrive.

Here's where you need to go to find out what to do:

http://dpnow.com/7558.html

Ian