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moving files between devices

by Dark-Knight-95-sm / February 13, 2014 5:57 AM PST

I am doing a project on emerging technologies, I chose to do it on software/hardware that allows a user to transfer, communicate, or access, a specific file from one device to another. I gave the professor to examples of what I meant; the first being NFC as an example of transferring a file from your device to another random devices and the example of icloud making a kind of network where you are able to save a file one of your devices and access it from another set device (in the case of apple, save on your iphone, access on your ipad or mac). Now both of these technologies have been around for a little while and the project is on emerging technology so I am asking for examples of actual emerging tech like these ones but need more developing but can be better because I know they have some problems and I know someone is trying to make them obsolete. I am not asking for you to do the research for me, just ideas. Please help. Even if you just point me in the direction of website that you of that could possibly help.

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Too vague. But here's the titles I use across devices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2014 6:01 AM PST

Dropbox

Syncback

Goldsync

And my own custom app.
Bob

PS. Syncing like this has been around for well, since I began to code in the 80's. Hardly an emerging technology.

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Specifying
by Dark-Knight-95-sm / February 13, 2014 6:53 AM PST

I took a look at those apps and they are close to what I am looking for but I want something more on the mobile scale.

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I use those on my mobile devices.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2014 7:02 AM PST
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The reason I use a cloud as the go between should be obvious but some want a direct path but that leaves us to custom apps and well, a deep well to dive into.
Bob

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no cloud
by Dark-Knight-95-sm / February 13, 2014 7:42 AM PST

I understood what you are going for, however I am looking for one app or program that is in development and not custom, and that does not involve the cloud. That is it is emerging, I am sorry that I forgot to specify this earlier.

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I see it as submerging.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2014 7:53 AM PST
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simpler
by Dark-Knight-95-sm / February 13, 2014 8:52 AM PST

This is really to what I am looking for except it is suppose to be less complicated for the casual consumers.

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(NT) That's why we built it into the apps.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 13, 2014 9:10 AM PST
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There's always email & USB
by wpgwpg / February 13, 2014 8:57 AM PST
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I'm glad to hear you're excluding the cloud because for any volume of data the upload is painfully slow. For smaller files there's always email, and for larger ones there's always USB. With USB 3 and an external hard drive I can back up 90 GB in under 15 min. eSATA seems to give about the same speed as USB 3 for backups, but its use seems to be declining, and there're certainly less eSATA compatible devices. There's always WiFi too.

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