Building a private family photo and video blog

It shouldn’t be that hard in 2017 to create a website to host photos, videos and stories to share privately with those people close to me. Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and others are lovely social sites yet none tick the boxes for me. Let me share with you my experience and explain why I find modern […]

How to move the Mac Downloads folder to iCloud drive

iCloud Drive is a space saver and handy tool to keep storage on your MacBook optimised. It automatically manages space without removing the files and folders, so you can still access them seamlessly without having to download them manually first. While moving Desktop and Document folders is a breeze, other system related folders – like […]

My cloud storage and SaaS Strategy

This is a follow-up post to my earlier one talking about my experience with a “zero knowledge encryption” cloud storage provider – TresorIt. My article is focussed on a strategy that balances risks with cost and convenience. “Without convenience, we cannot be successful in driving user acceptance.” – Anon Likewise, without security, we cannot run […]

My 3 Months with TresorIt and why I am thinking of returning to Google

When I looked for alternatives to the big three (un-encrypted*) cloud storage services – OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox – I settled on TresorIt because it reliably keeps my files safe using “zero knowledge encryption”. This means nobody, including them, can access my files without my key. That’s good for privacy and data protection, not so good for […]