Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Tech | Computer | 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.


5 Factors That Affect Cloud-based Data Upload and Retrieval

 5 Factors That Affect Cloud-based Data Upload and Retrieval

Data upload and retrieval through cloud computing can free you to use any device. Find out what might affect your cloud speed. See more »

How Data Centers Work

 How Data Centers Work

Cloud computing, e-mail services and streaming media all have to be handled by interconnected computers. Find out how data centers work. See more »

10 Ways to Make the Cloud Work for You

 10 Ways to Make the Cloud Work for You

We explore how you can make the cloud work for you, whether you're a small business owner or a student. Learn more about the cloud at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Things to Do Before You Wipe Your Computer

 10 Things to Do Before You Wipe Your Computer

How can you be sure your personal data is gone on your old computer? Here are 10 things to do before you wipe your computer from HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Remote File Access Works

 How Remote File Access Works

Remote file access lets you access your files anywhere, anytime, as long as you’re connected to the Internet. Read more about remote file access. See more »

How does HIPAA compliance affect data sharing?

 How does HIPAA compliance affect data sharing?

The security and privacy of your medicals records is addressed by the HIPAA. How is patient information data protected in compliance with it? See more »

How much data do I have?

 How much data do I have?

Are you surprised by overage charges from your smartphone or tablet data provider? Find some easy ways to check on your data at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How safe is the cloud?

 How safe is the cloud?

How safe is the cloud? Cloud storage can be a great solution, but how safe is the cloud really? See more »

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

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

Computer files can be shared all over the Internet. But how do you know which computer files are legal to share? Find out here. See more »

5 Signs That Download Site Isn't Legit

 5 Signs That Download Site Isn't Legit

Many download sites are illegal and full of malware and computer viruses. See these five signs that a download site isn't legit. See more »