iCloud to Cost $25 Annually After Free Promotional Period?


*+-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


*+-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 […]

DropDAV Lets You Save to DropBox from iPad, Not Free Anymore

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*+-DropDAV is no longer going to be free. The service is an incredibly useful tool for saving documents from an iPad to DropBox cloud storage. DropDAV must think it is useful too, since it now costs $5 a month. Previously this was a freemium service where users only had to pay if they used the paid version […]

Google Music Beta Announced by Invite Only for Now (video)

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*+-Google is following on the heels of Amazon and beating Apple to the cloud music storage arena with its new Google Music Beta service. For now it is in closed beta requiring an invitation. Users can sign up for an invite now. When they finally get an invite, users can begin to sync their audio […]

RIM Makes Push Into Social Calendaring with Tungle Acquisition

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*+-Research in Motion, makers of the BlackBerry smartphone, has announced that it has acquired Tungle, which integrates with existing social networks and cloud-based calendaring systems to share their appointments, events, and calendar regardless of platform. In its blog, RIM says, “The Tungle team is bringing their expertise in cloud-based, cross-platform, calendar management to the BlackBerry […]

Apple’s iTunes Digital Cloud Storage Won’t be Free


*+-Early speculations about Apple’s digital cloud storage plans suggest that the service will launch for free initially, but that the iPhone-maker would eventually charge users a small annual fee for the service much like what it does with its cloud-based Mobile Me offering. According to Billboard, Apple may charge users around $20 a year for […]

Apple Hiring for the Cloud, New Services Coming?


*+-Apple recently posted a job listing for a Cloud Systems Software Engineer, which may be indicative of the company’s speculated plans to expand and create cloud-based services beyond what is found in today’s Mobile Me offering. According to the listing, the engineer would join a small team in creating ‘the future of cloud services’ at Apple’s […]

Apple Orders More Storage for Data Center, Cloud-Based Services to Come?


*+-Apple has just placed an order for 12 petabytes of storage from Isilon Systems. Speculation is that the vast amount of storage will be for Apple’s North Carolina data center, which will be the home to new cloud-based storage options for iTunes as well as for social networking integration for iPhone and Mobile Me accounts. […]

AVG Launches Dropbox Competitor LiveKive


*+-Interesting. AVG, well known as a malware fighting company, is launching a competitor to Dropbox called LiveKive. Essentially it looks the same. Store your data with LiveKive and sync it and access it or share it from any device you’re using. LiveKive’s pricing structure offers you 5GB for free, 25GB for $49.99 or unlimited for […]

How to Play Amazon Cloud Drive Music on iOS

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*+-Amazon’s new Cloud Player and Drive service for storing and streaming music is a great way to back up your music and stream it to almost any computer. There is an Android application for playing music on those devices. But for now iOS devices are not supported. But there is a way to play one […]

SugarSync Increases Free Cloud Storage to 5GB

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*+-There are many competitive tech sectors these days. One of those is Cloud Storage. Most services offer a free amount of storage (the typical has been 2GB) and then offer plans that allow you to buy more. Recently, Box.net upped its free offering to 5GB and now SugarSync looks to be following along. One of […]