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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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Are desktop applications called “apps” yet?

Now that we're in a mobile-dominated world, is it acceptable to call computer programs that run on desktop computers Apps? Take this example from the OSS Podlove subscribe button. When activated on a ...
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Migrating files structure to the cloud, should all files be copied?

We are in the process of moving all our files (sitting on windows file servers) to Google Drive. I anticipate that the users will be using more of the search capabilities of Google Drive than ...
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Users and merging conflicts

I'm planning on doing an application for mobile and desktop which includes syncing. Since they can be offline, I'll probably get the problem of merging conflicts at some point. Now, this is something ...
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Is it adequate UX to ask for a URL, cloud hosted or otherwise, for images in the Django admin interface?

I'm working on a Django project with data entry presently handled by the Django admin interface. I intend to provide my own interface as an adaptation of the Django admin interface concept to provide ...
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Folder naming standard for storing app backup data on user's personal cloud?

A lot of web/mobile apps can store backups on your personal cloud storage ( Dropbox, Google drive, ... ). It's usually done by by creating a folder and storing the files that are needed for the app ...
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Do nested hierarchies of folders make sense to novice users?

I'm wondering whether there's any evidence that nested hierarchies of folders make sense to novice users. I may be wrong, but I think the complexity or difficulty of finding a file in an organized or ...
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Can we assume a file stored in the cloud and link saved in the pocket app, are same?

Let’s imagine a user uses a cloud service (for example Google Drive) for: Only backing up his data Accessing files from different locations and different devices To expand the storage capacity of ...
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What are the universally understood symbols for “remote computer” or “server” or “the internet”? [closed]

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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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 ...