FILE SHARING

File sharing is just as it sounds: Allowing access of files and information to others via computers and networks. Take a closer look and learn more about BitTorrent, MP3 files, Napster and others.
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How Data Centers Work

You want your e-mail, streaming video and social media content, and you want it now. And tomorrow, you'll want more. How do data centers handle the ever-increasing demands of our perpetually plugged-in world?

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  • 10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn't Legit

    10 Signs That Streaming Movie Site Isn't Legit

    Streaming movies are a convenient way to catch a flick, but some of those online sites can be iffy. We'll show you how to tell a legal one from a sketchy one in this article. See more »

  • 10 Things to Do Before You Wipe Your Computer

    10 Things to Do Before You Wipe Your Computer

    You may think you got rid of your personal data before you donated your old computer, but how can you be sure without smashing your hard drive? We'll show you how. See more »

  • 10 Ways to Make the Cloud Work for You

    10 Ways to Make the Cloud Work for You

    It's vast. It's handy. And it's about time you took advantage of it, perhaps even more than you already do during your daily computing adventures. See more »

  • 5 Factors That Affect Cloud-based Data Upload and Retrieval

    5 Factors That Affect Cloud-based Data Upload and Retrieval

    The cloud removes the need to be tethered to a single device when storing and working with data, but it's not without its pitfalls. Here are five things that could slow down your ability to get at your files -- or cut you off completely. See more »

  • 5 Signs That Download Site Isn't Legit

    5 Signs That Download Site Isn't Legit

    That crazy-looking Web site offering a download of a movie still in the theatre could be providing more than illegal viewing. Viruses and malware could be hidden in the files. What are some other signs that a site might not be legit? See more »

  • How BitTorrent Works

    How BitTorrent Works

    Instead of downloading a file in its entirety, BitTorrent gathers pieces of the file you want and transfers them simultaneously from other sources. How does it put the pieces back together? See more »

  • How can I burn MP3s from my computer onto CD-Rs?

    How can I burn MP3s from my computer onto CD-Rs?

    If you want to play MP3 files in your car and your car has a CD player in it, or if you want to play them on your home stereo, then what you need to do is move your MP3 files onto a CD. Here's how. See more »

  • How Data Centers Work

    How Data Centers Work

    You want your e-mail, streaming video and social media content, and you want it now. And tomorrow, you'll want more. How do data centers handle the ever-increasing demands of our perpetually plugged-in world? See more »

  • How Digital Rights Management Works

    How Digital Rights Management Works

    The digital revolution that has empowered consumers to use digital media in new and innovative ways has also made it nearly impossible for copyright holders to control the distribution of their property. Enter "digital rights management," or DRM. See more »

  • How do you know which computer files are legal to share?

    How do you know which computer files are legal to share?

    You can find almost anything you want on the Internet. But does that mean it's legal to download and share? See more »

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