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Eric, Brian, and World Backup Day for Everyone!

On March 31, as part of the global data-saving initiative, we encourage you to back up all of your cherished photos and videos, and important documents. It definitely isn’t hard to back up your data, and it is certainly a move you won’t regret. We created a fun little clip for you to view. Just […]

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Create a SpiderOak T-Shirt and Get Money and a FREE 100GB Account!

Calling all creative minds! We at SpiderOak are looking for your help. For many months now we have thought about creating new T-shirts for the company. And in our constant efforts to make SpiderOak a pleasant experience for you, we unfortunately don’t have the time to come up with a design ourselves. This is where […]

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WHAAAAT? Unlimited storage for $4.99 a month not a viable business model?

In the wake of the news that Mozy is scrapping their ‘Unlimited’ data plans , I figured it would be apropos to write a post on: a) the reasoning behind why we at SpiderOak do not offer unlimited data plans; and b) why we believed early on that it was only a matter of time […]

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iOS Mobile Client 1.2 Released! Improvements Abound and iPad Support!

With our new Mobile development team in full swing, we are proud to present Version 1.2 of the SpiderOak iOS app for iPhone and iPad! SpiderOak for iOS is available right now in the App Store for FREE! The new version comes with improvements in every area from the login process, file handling, printing ability, […]

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SpiderOak Android ver 1.1 in the wild!

With lessons learned and a new Mobile development crew in place, we proudly announce the new Android client: SpiderOak Android Version 1.1. The new client features improvements in stability, speed, and several added features such as improved folder handling and the addition of ‘Favorites’ (or files that are downloaded and always available regardless of connectivity). […]

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FBI Wants Your Data, part Deux

In a previous post, Chip discussed a recent FBI drive for encryption backdoors. It looks like they’re at it again. Basically, the WSJ article linked to above details how in the New Information Society information is power, and many countries are either attempting to have their own power over information (such as Saudi Arabia’s wanting […]

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Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey, or How to Gracefully Compensate for an Incorrectly Set Clock

Part of being a good sysadmin is being flexible. Quite often when something breaks you’re solving a new problem, and the developers, users, and management turn to you to find a solution. One day you’ll be sorting out IP misconfiguration, the other you’ll be debugging Python libraries, and another you’ll be working around yet another […]

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SpiderOak, Free Games and Poetry to round off the year!

It’s about that time of the year when people – for various reasons – feel the desire to spend their hard earned money on gifts for their loved ones, colleges, spouses and children. Here at SpiderOak – being the sort of people that like to dive headlong into the spirit of any holiday (from Valentine’s […]

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A True Story about iPods, Audio Books, Automatic Weapons, Swat Teams and … Design of Technology

My friend Harry told me a story the other day. It’s an incredible story, but true. Harry is convinced that his story should be told to others as a cautionary tale, but he’s too embarrassed to tell it himself. So with the names and some details changed to protect the embarrassed, here it is. Harry […]

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SpiderOak is growing and looking for remote help in engineering and customer service

SpiderOak is growing and we are looking to add new members to our team. SpiderOak is a distributed, virtual company – we all set our own work schedule and work from home, coffee shops, or anywhere that can provide a stable Internet connection (crucial to the job of course). We coordinate via Wikis, Internet Relay […]

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