Colin wants to know about Evernote. Leo says that Evernote is an amazing app and it's free. He can buy a premium version, but it's not really necessary. It will allow him to sync all of his devices in the cloud. He can insert images, video, sound, and more. It's a great app. Lifehacker has some great tips on how to best use it.
Gary wants to know the difference between Evernote and DropBox. Leo says that DropBox is a great cloud-based file storage solution, and is great for photo backup as well. It's like a suitcase in the cloud that users can toss stuff into. Evernote syncs notes which could include photos and videos. Evernote has more structure, contains notes, to do lists, etc, and it's all searchable. They're complimentary, to be sure, but they are different.
This week, Evernote announced on their blog that they've been hacked. Fortunately, all hackers were able to get was usernames and passwords. So Evernote too the step of resetting everyone's passwords so that they would have to change their password to get online. (this is called hashing and salting).
Leo's favorite information and note taking app, Evernote, has been hacked in what appears to be a coordinated attack. According to the Evernote Blog, "The investigation has shown, however, that the individual(s) responsible were able to gain access to Evernote user information, which includes usernames, email addresses associated with Evernote accounts and encrypted passwords. Even though this information was accessed, the passwords stored by Evernote are protected by one-way encryption.
Bert is looking for a good replacement for his ancient Casio Digital Diary. Leo says that is an old piece of technology that smartphones have replaced. An iPod Touch would also work if he uses an app called Evernote.