CloudMe’s Stance on Security Issues

The Fraunhofer Institut made a report about the safety and security of some of the most well known Cloud solutions, such as Dropbox and CloudMe. They are criticizing the level of security these Cloud solutions provide based on a number of criteria, primarily regarding their easy access abilities and user-friendly interface.

We always appreciate our service being evaluated by third parties and we find this report both interesting and valuable for our future development. However, in all services there is a fine balance between usability and security and we are constantly assessing this balance.

In the connected world of today, information is never as secure as many people and companies would like it to be. Awareness of the risks once you are on the internet is something that should never be forgotten. But the lock-in solutions needed to achieve a 100% level of security is not something that we think would benefit those who use our service.

We strongly believe that the benefits of being able to store, access and share photos, music and files with friends and family, in an easy and user-friendly way, is what matters the most to our users.

CloudMe Wins Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award

Our many thanks and appreciation go out to our loyal CloudMe users! CloudMe has been selected as a winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe Award, a prestigious list recognizing the year’s most promising private technology ventures that play a leading role in innovation and technology within the European and EMEA business region.

Wow! Thank you all for your unwavering support and encouragement. Your feedback has been invaluable in helping us develop and improve our service. We’ve made a commitment to you, our users, to listen to what you have to say in order to provide you with the best service possible.  Together we’ve made CloudMe the award winning service it is today and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Mathias Ericsson & Alex Vieux

Mathias Ericsson and Alex Vieux

Mathias Ericsson, CEO of CloudMe, said, “Internet is rapidly becoming the reason to use a computer and files are now also following users to the cloud. The upside of having all your files in the cloud is constant access, but also being able to share content on the go. With more and more connected devices – a common meeting point for them becomes necessary – that is what we are offering with our cloud storage. Naturally we are very proud of being selected by Red Herring as a winner, it is important for our team and a confirmation that we are on the right path internationally.”

Continue on our journey with us! Keep those comments and feedback coming. We’ve only just begun. Get ready for some amazing feature improvements due to be released within the next year. What are your thoughts on our progress so far? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

 

Get your photos seen! Get your music heard!

CloudMe Sharing

Looking to get your photos seen and your music heard? With CloudMe, it’s as easy as 1,2,3! Share your photos and music to Facebook, Twitter, Google + or share a link via email.

Share a single photo or file

1. Log in to cloudme.com

2. Select your photo

3. Click on a Share icon in the highlighted box to the right – Share to FB, Twitter, Google +, Mail

Share Photo from CloudMe

Share Photo from CloudMe

Share multiple photos or files

1. Log in to cloudme.com

2. Check the box, Multiple Select, and then select your photos

3. Click on a Share icon in the highlighted box to the right – Share to FB, Twitter, Google +, Mail

 

Share Multiple Photos or Files

Share Multiple Photos or Files

Share a folder

1. Log in to cloudme.com

2. Open/Double click the folder you wish to share

3. Click on one of the Share icons located beside the words,”Share this folder:” to Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Mail

 

Share Folder

Share Folder

Have fun sharing your photos and music with friends and family today!

Back to the Future!

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Streets of San Francisco

Recently I was visiting the bay area for meetings and exhibitions. And it really did strike me how everybody now is talking about cloud solutions as the next big thing, and how everything is going to be cloud based in the future. Gartner Group predicts cloud related services and investments to be about half the total investment spent in IT for the years to come.

 

Overview of San Francisco

Then I went back home and realized that what everybody is talking about, we are already using! With the CloudMe service you are already in the forefront of technology. You are using the cloud in the way that most people still are just beginning to talk about as something that belongs to the future development of IT.

But the journey doesn´t stop here. Together we will continue to develop CloudMe even further. So keep on sending us your ideas on how to improve the service. And we will add improvements to the future cloud based solution, already in use today!

Connecting to CloudMe is as easy as 1,2,3!

Looking to connect to CloudMe? Wish you could treat CloudMe as an additional drive on your computer? Then here’s a quick tutorial to help you connect to CloudMe so you can drag-n-drop files/folders in and out of your CloudMe account.

Connecting to CloudMe is as easy as 123!

For Mac users:

  1. Open your Mac Finder. From the “Go” menu, select “Connect to Server…”
  2. In the “Server Address” field, enter http://webdav.cloudme.com/username (insert your CloudMe username for “username” and use lowercase letters)
  3. Type in your CloudMe username (in lowercase) and password. Be sure “Registered User” is selected and click “Connect”

For Windows users:

We recommend downloading the free version of NetDrive to connect to CloudMe.

Here’s how you configure NetDrive to connect to CloudMe:

  1. Click New Site (bottom left button) and Site Name = CloudMe
  2. Site IP or URL = http://webdav.cloudme.com/username (in lowercase)
  3. Server Type = WebDAV and Drive = Z (or any other)
  4. Account = Your CloudMe account username (in lowercase)
  5. Password = Your CloudMe account password
  6. Check the box – Automatic login and then click “Connect”

If you have any problems or questions, please feel to post them in the comments here or email us at support@cloudme.com.

 

How to store your QuickBooks backup file on CloudMe

Looking to store your QuickBooks backup file on CloudMe? Great!  Then here is a quick tutorial to help you utilize CloudMe’s WebDAV capability to store your QuickBooks backup file.

We recommend the following 3 step procedure:
1. Install WebDAV
2. Create a folder within your CloudMe account called “QuickBooks Backup”
3. Within QuickBooks, “Schedule Unattended Backup”

1. Install WebDAV
A. After opening a CloudMe Account, go to WebDAV
B. If you have a Mac, follow the instructions provided
C. If you have Windows, download the free NetDrive app

How do I configure NetDrive to CloudMe?
You can configure NetDrive to use CloudMe by following these instructions: 

  1. Click New Site (bottom left button) and Site Name = CloudMe
  2. Site IP or URL = http://webdav.cloudme.com/username (in lowercase)
  3. Server Type = WebDAV and Drive = Z (or any other)
  4. Account = Your CloudMe account username (in lowercase)
  5. Password = Your CloudMe account password
  6. Check the box – Automatic login and click “Connect”

2. Create a folder within your CloudMe account named “QuickBooks Backup”
A. Log in to CloudMe
B. Under the tab My Files, click on New Folder in upper right corner and name the file, “QuickBooks Backup”

3. Within QuickBooks, “Schedule Unattended Backup”
A. Please read the section listed at the bottom of the following link called “Schedule Unattended Backup
and follow the instructions.
B. For Location, insert the correct link to your “QuickBooks Backup” folder within CloudMe
Ex.  z:\xios\QuickBooks Backup\

Looking for help storing other files on CloudMe? Just leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to help!

The Forecast for 2012: It’s getting cloudy… And we love it!

You know that great feeling of being on the right track? We at CloudMe are having that feeling right here and right now. And we owe it all to you! By choosing to use our service to share your memories and experiences with friends and family you are not only giving us your recognition, you are also being a part of the greatest internet trend there is, Cloud Computing.

We love it when you share with us your ideas for improvement of our CloudMe service. As a company in the forefront of technology we are constantly looking for influences from everywhere we can find it. That is also why we will be closely monitoring many of the most important exhibitions and seminars in 2012.

If you are interested we would really like to invite you in to all of this. All you have to do is keep coming back to this blog and we will give you all the latest geek talk and user oriented stuff.  Still we can not cover everything. So if you think that there is something we have missed or should look in to. Please just let us know.

After all, we are in this together.

 

Stop using costly MMS to share photos!

Why pay dearly to share photos via MMS? Save money on your monthly cellphone bill by sharing them via SMS/Text Messaging from CloudMe instead. The immediacy of MMS yet with the cost-savings of SMS since a direct link to the photo is included in each text message.

Enjoy sharing photos with all your friends since the cost-savings are not limited to only messaging between iPhones. Download our free CloudMe iPhone app and start saving money today!

Here’s how to share a photo via SMS/Text Message:

1. Login to the CloudMe iPhone app and select a photo
2. Tap the Share button in the upper right corner
3. Choose Options or use default
4. Tap Share via Text Message
5. Enter an email address

Have you tried it yet? If so, I’d love to receive your feedback in the comment section below!

 

Congrats to our winners!

Thank you for starting off your New Year by sharing so many beautiful pictures with us! What a great selection of photos. They ranged from celebrations with family and friends to amazing sceneries. Your photos managed to brighten our day and bring a smile to the face of each one of us who work here at CloudMe. Thank you for sharing them with us and congratulations to the winners with the following usernames!

jillian, neo2604fr, maguzmanl, karatekid, tills, maitai, xuggs, cloudgazer, xsak, waynes, idjmic, mrj, nakameguhiroo, bill.dart, karenann, tweetybird, box3, lksyo, it2u, bwatjs

All of the above winners were randomly chosen. Each winner receives a one year upgrade to 100GB. Check your inbox for details of how to claim your prize!

Since the New Year brings new possibilities, keep your eye on CloudMe. We promise to continue to deliver new improvements to our service. Just you wait. We’re going to knock your socks off in 2012!

 

Happy New Year! – Win a 100 GB Upgrade

We’d like to make your New Year even happier by giving away a one year, 100 GB subscription upgrade to 20 lucky people who enter our Photo Contest.  The rules are pretty simple.  Just share a link to a picture you have stored on CloudMe with us! Why not share a picture from your New Year’s celebration?

Hurry and share a picture with us today! The deadline to enter the Photo Contest is this Sunday, January 8th and the winners will subsequently be randomly selected. It costs nothing to enter. Sign up for a free, 3 GB CloudMe account now. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. No inappropriate, indecent or obscene photographs may be submitted.

How to Share a picture stored on CloudMe.

From your smartphone/tablet:

CloudMe iPhone App

  • Within the app, select and tap on the picture you wish to share
  • Tap the Share button located in upper right corner
  • Choose settings
  • Tap the Share button located in upper right corner
  • Select “Share via Mail” and send it to support@cloudme.com

CloudMe Android app

  • Within the app, select and long click on the picture you wish to share
  • Select “Share File”
  • Choose settings
  • Tap the Share button
  • Email to support@cloudme.com

From your computer:

  • Log in to www.cloudme.com
  • Check the box in front of the picture you wish to share
  • Click on the Share button and select “Mail”
  • Mail the photo to support@cloudme.com

Good luck to you all! Can’t wait to see the photos you share with us :-)