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Anywhere Computing with Laptops: Making Mobile Easier by Harold Davis

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Transferring and Synchronizing Files

You need to have the right files when you are on the go. There are two problems related to having the right files that mobile users need to deal with:

  • Getting the files you need from a remote location

  • Making sure that files you've worked on while you were traveling match the ones on your home computer

Fortunately, there are reasonably good ways for today's mobile computer user to deal with both these issues.

Getting Files

Let's say that you're far away from home and about to give a presentation. You boot up your mobile computer, and—oops—notice that your PowerPoint is missing. Or maybe you notice that you forgot the most recent version at home. (As you might have noticed, people are always tweaking their PowerPoint ...

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