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Google Drive vs. Dropbox

Hi there,
I have been a reliable Dropbox user for ages, and I must admit I have been loving it.
But I have now given my self the challenge that I need to try out the Google Drive. I did try out Google Drive when it was new, on Windows 7 – ages ago – and the client keep breaking down.

Now the Windows is replaced with a Macbook Pro (And OS X) – and I now believe it’s worth to give it a try. After moving to London, I do spend a bit of time in the Google Campus London, close to Old Street/Moregate – and that gives like a naturally curiosity to just try Google’s stuff out.

And since Google provide FREE WIFI with over 200 mbit upload – so I thought it might be a good idea to try it out. As we speak my Dropbox have just passed 300 gb data – a good mixture of documents and pictures – so I hope this also gives me a chance to try out Google Docs more seriously – and see how it works.

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As you can see it takes some time – but I will give it a ago – and update this post in a few days.

UPDATE – 24 June 2016:
I have to admit, that I have now tried Google Drive. And yes I did get my 150 gb files uploaded – until I got to my photos – and I tried to use Google Photo Import – and I must admit that it’s a bad solution. It do ONLY upload JPG – and not my videos.

Also from Dropbox I love the way it’s just so smooth to share files – and go back to a earlier version of a document you worked on – with Microsoft Office integration – and Google just doesn’t have these features.

So where the plain file synchronization is fine then I don’t feel they can charge the same price as Dropbox for the service – not yet at least.

Apple Music: How to cancel subscription

Nothing is worse than you feel that you have wasted money. You never guess how I this made me feel, when I only had tried the service for a couple of hours – 3 months ago – and I then get a lovely email from Apple that they have been so nice that they have invoiced me for $9.99 USD. I can’t even be bothered to think about getting a refund for it, so instead I’m showing my frustration about Apple’s communication, with a video of how to cancel it. Continue reading

WhatsApp on a iPad without jailbreaking it!

Yes, let’s just admit it – it have been a huge weakness from the pure beginning that WhatsApp haven’t bothered making a solution for iPad and other tablets – so you easily can message your friends and family. At least now they have made a half-OK solution online. It does work a bit weirdly as it still depend on live access to the SQlite database on your phone, to actually let you see your messages – or chat. A really weird way of doing it, which probably just turns out to be security wise. But if they would have had what it takes to convince their users to register with an email/password – then the problem would be solved – and they could make a native app for tablets, fully synchronised from a central database.

Anyway, here is a fully legal mini-hack, of how you can use Whatsapp on your iPad, without doing stupid things with Jailbreaking it etc.

Hey! Did you just call it stupid to jailbreak devices?
Yes, I did indeed. When you choose to jailbreak your devices, you also allow the creator of Jailbreaking to install a backdoor to your phone, and you will have full access. Try to do it, turn off Mobile data, put a network monitor on your Wifi, and try to look at the traffic. No kidding, that it’s free.

FreeAgent.com: Financial system to run your company in the UK

Hi guys,

I moved to the UK a few years ago, and I started a couple of limited companies straight away. For quite a long time, I have been struggling to find a solution that for just a small company can make it simple to manage time and sent plain invoices in different currencies.

Take a look and open a free trail at FreeAgent.com

I have following requirements:

  • Time management, to bill my hours easily
  • Invoicing in different currencies
  • Recurring invoicing
  • iPhone app to scan my expenses
  • Bank integration

I must admit, that I have actually been positive all the way through. I’m a originally a software developer as my background, and it is quite rare that I’m impressed, but this really makes it easy.

It have a simpel dashboard, that gives you the full view about how my company is doing, and how much money we have managed to make in the month.

If you have the same need, please just try it out – and give me your feedback in the comments below. I’m very interested to hear more about what you think – it’s all about making life easier for us entrepreneurs, so we can spend life on something more interesting.

Take a look and open a free trail at FreeAgent.com

Best way to downsample a ripped version of PDF to PDF

This way requires a bit of linux software

Debian / Ubuntu
apt-get install ps2pdf
apt-get install pdf2ps

And then to the magic – lets say that your pdf is located at /home/mypdf.pdf

<?php
shell_exec(“pdf2ps /home/mypdf.pdf /home/mypdf.ps”);
unlink(“/home/mypdf.pdf”);
shell_exec(“ps2pdf /home/mypdf.ps /home/mypdf.pdf”);
unlink(“/home/mypdf.ps”);
?>

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