The origin of the term cloud computing was derived from the practice of using drawings of stylized clouds to denote networks in diagrams of computing and communications systems.

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What are the universally understood symbols for “remote computer” or “server” or “the internet”? [on hold]

I've recently came across an idea that mobile device icons are growing into a pictographic language of their own. For example the floppy drive can be considered a universally understood symbol for ...
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Combining local and cloud storage in browser app

I am redesigning the GUI of a browser app (HTML+CSS+JS), a graphical editor kinda. Currently it runs locally, i.e. files are never stored on or retrieved from a server or the cloud and there is no ...
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Attaching files other than pictures to a mobile form

Client has a desktop-only website that is migrating to be responsive. Contact us form has a button to attach a file (not necessary a picture). My thought is: attaching a file with a phone is arduous. ...
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Recycle bin and cloud sync

I am working on an iOS app where users record data about their children. This data is precious, and accidentally losing it would be terrible. Currently, as with most mobile apps, there is no recycle ...
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What’s the origin of the metaphor “cloud”?

Today we use the term “cloud” without thinking about it. We use it mainly in terms of storage online, far away and unreachable. We can’t plug in a USB memory in the cloud to download data. We plug the ...