Google Drive Rumored to Launch Soon

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Google is prepping the launch of its own cloud-based storage solution known as Google Drive. The service, which is similar to what rivals Dropbox and Box offer, would allow users to store data on Google’s servers and Drive would allow users to access their stored information from multiple devices anywhere where there is an Internet […]

Acer Ventures into the Cloud with AcerCloud Announcement

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In addition to its hardware announcements, Acer also introduced its cloud service called AcerCloud which will allow PC users, including those of you that also own Android and Windows Phone smartphones, to access their content across devices when on-the-go. The service will be powered by Acer’s Always Connect technology which will allow users to obtain […]

Pogoplug Adds Cloud Storage to the Mix

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Pogoplug added a new feature to their collection of devices and software used to let you create your own personal cloud of storage and streaming. In addition to the Pogoplug device, Pogoplug Mobile and the Pogoplug Desktop software, today the company added cloud-based backup, storage and streaming. To catch you up, Pogoplug’s devices and software […]

QuickOffice for Tablets to Be Updated with Better Cloud Integration (Video)

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At CTIA a few weeks ago in San Diego, California, I caught up with the QuickOffice people to see what they’re working on. The latest update, version 5.0, is forthcoming and the developers of the office productivity suite, now available for both Android and iPad tablets, will come with better cloud integration, a more tablet-optimized […]

iTunes Match Coming End of October

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Apple at its iPhone event today has announced that its iTunes cloud music matching service, dubbed iTunes Match, will be coming at the end of October for an optional annual subscription price of $24.99. Essentially, iTunes Match will scan your iTunes library and automatically re-create your music library in the cloud, negating the need for […]

Microsoft Reaches for the Sky, Touches the Cloud with Windows 8

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Microsoft has ambitious hopes and dreams for Windows 8, its next computing platform that’s designed not only to compete with the rising popularity of Apple’s mobile iPad tablet and the plethora of ARM-based Android slates, but also to mark the next generation of PC computing in a post-PC world. With declining PC sales, due in […]

Optical Drive Becomes Latest Casualty in Quest for the Cloud

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The ‘cloud’ is becoming a big feature of our digital lives today–anywhere from the most recently launched Spotify for cloud-based streaming music to cloud-streamed videos like those on Netflix and Hulu. All of this is driven by the increasing access and availability to the Internet and broadband, either through mobile like on 3G and 4G […]

Pogoplug Software Turns Your Computers Into Cloud Storage Hubs (Early Access)

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Pogoplug is updating their service to turn your computer into your own personal cloud storage hub essentially eliminating the need for one of the company’s¬†Pogoplug hardware devices, although it will work with those devices too. Here are 9¬†cool new features that make Pogoplug a suitable replacement for Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player, Google Music […]

webOS Cloud Music Now a Distant Reality, Labels Doubt HP’s Seriousness

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A few weeks ago, reports circulated on the Internet that HP was readying its own cloud-based music service to rival Apple’s, Google’s, and Amazon’s offerings, but a recent report on Billboard says that although discussions are ‘heating up,’ the prospect of a cloud hovering over the webOS TouchPad slate may still be a long ways […]

Why iCloud is Perfect for the Average iOS User

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As nearly half of all iPhone owners don’t connect their smartphones to their computers to backup or sync content after the initial activation process, Apple’s introduction of the cloud-based synchronization system called iCloud may help customers more effectively manage, backup, and restore data on their phones in the event of data loss. As users increasingly […]

In Wake of iOS 5, iCloud Announcements, Microsoft Details SkyDrive Features for Windows Phone 7 Mango Update

After Apple had announced its next-generation iOS 5 software and the iCloud photo, documents, and music synchronization engine with the cloud, Microsoft is revealing more information about its SkyDrive document and photo synchronization service as part of the Windows Phone 7 Mango update that’s slated to come this fall. SkyDrive is a cloud-based service that […]

iTunes Match Cost vs. the Competition

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Apple just announced iCloud, a new online service that provides easy access to all the music users have purchased through iTunes for free. Apple has also announced a service called iTunes Match, which will match the music you have ripped or purchased from other stores and add a high quality version to your iCloud library […]

Photo Stream: How Microsoft’s Failed KIN Still Beats iCloud

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Even after over a year since Microsoft had launched the now defunct KIN, a Windows Phone that the company had hoped would consumerized the platform ahead of the Windows Phone 7 launch debut, Apple’s iCloud announcement at WWDC falls short when it comes to photo streaming. As the iPhone-maker aims for simplicity while at the […]

Apple’s New iCloud Service Will be Almost Free

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Apple announced their new iCloud service at WWDC 2011 confirming the rumors that have swirled for months that a cloud storage and syncing feature will become a free part of Apple’s device ecosystem. iCloud is free unless you want access to a new part of the music portion of the cloud version of iTunes. The […]

iCloud to Cost $25 Annually After Free Promotional Period?

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As was previously believed, Apple could potentially make its iCloud service free initially through promotions, and then the company may charge $25 per year for customers who want to use the cloud-based storage to stream music. The Los Angeles Times reported that Apple has now completed negotiations with all four major music labels to secure […]

After Music, Apple Focuses on Movies, TV Shows for iCloud

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After having announced that the iCloud service will be announced at WWDC, Apple is now rumored to be leveraging its rumored cloud storage and streaming service for movies and TV shows in addition to music. The iCloud service has long been rumored as a transition to move iTunes to the cloud. The latest speculation has […]