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Spending: Clearing the cloud cover

Using an Internet-based service to save, sync or back up files is convenient. The Big Four -- Apple iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive -- are all free, if you don't warehouse a lot of data. We know that life in the cloud can seem a bit hazy to newcomers, so we've compiled answers to some common questions.

How do I install the cloud on my Mac or PC?

The first step is to download the cloud provider's app. If you're a Windows user loading Dropbox, for example, a folder will automatically appear in File Manager. You can then move or copy files from your hard drive to your cloud account by dragging them from the PC folder to the cloud folder.

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