KeyMe: Digitally Copy Your Keys
KeyMe is your solution if you often find yourself with lost house keys, and not enough money to continue changing your locks.
The KeyMe service lets customers store digital copies of their keys. These copies can then be physically made from a computer or iPhone and sent to your home or office. Keys could also instantly be made at a retail kiosk, specifically in NYC areas. In about a year KeyMe has stored hundreds of thousands of keys on their cloud servers. KeyMe is taking their technology to the next level now, applying it to produce car keys as well. Though with car keys, all key replacements must be mailed and will not be available on the spot at a kiosk.
KeyMe’s cost for either house or car key is competitive, and the company provides convenience of receiving new keys almost instantly in person to a few days by mail. To learn more about the simple and expanding service, visit here.
Timehop: Your Personal Time Capsule
Hate waiting each week for Thursday so you can post your favorite throwback picture of the week? The Timehop app is here to solve your problems.
After you download the Timehop app, you can check it every day to see photos and updates from this exact day in your history. You can connect the app to your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursqaure, and Flickr accounts, and even your laptop or camera roll photos. Once connected, you can check in each day to remember moments from one, two, or five years ago.
The young company hopes to build the ultimate personal history, with each person’s life story told by the digital content they produce. To learn more about the startup, visit here.
Cloud Hosting: What Does It Mean?
Everyone is talking about the cloud. And everyone talks about hosting. But what do these terms really mean?
The cloud is a general term referring to technology not in your present location. It can refer to physical hardware like a server, but can also refer to software or services. Think about email in the cloud or a cloud server.
The term hosting is typically used in conjunction with cloud. This generally means a third party who has the facilities, licensing, or both to allow you to make use of their property on a rental or term basis. Once again think about hosted email.
So, why would a company or individual use cloud hosting? There are many reasons including:
To spread the cost of use over a longer timeframe and avoid large one time purchases
To enhance the security associated with use
To use better or more sophisticated equipment or software than would be affordable if requiring outright purchase
To establish or enhance disaster recovery or portability
To increase availability
To find out more about options for cloud hosting, please contact our office at 212-244-8985. MCG can assist with cloud server hosting, cloud email hosting, and other hosting options.