Cloud Storage

Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Cloud storage and streaming service Streamnation has just added a new feature to its arsenal that could potentially ruffle the feathers of a few entities in the entertainment industry. It will now be allowing users to not only upload "DRM-free" copies of their favorite films and TV shows, but actually let others watch them as well, at practically no cost.

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AudioBox.fm streaming media aggregator upgraded for iOS 7

AudioBox.fm streaming media aggregator upgraded for iOS 7

AudioBox.fm, the streaming media aggregator that combines SkyDrive, Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other streaming media services under one roof--along with the files on your hard drive and those you upload to the AudioBox cloud--has been rebuilt from the ground up for iOS 7. The app includes some new ways to stream your music from multiple sources in addition to deeper integration with the new iOS Control Center. The company is also working on an API that lets developers build their own interface on top of AudioBox's underlying streaming technology.

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mydlink SharePort app turns router connected USB drives into cloud storage

mydlink SharePort app turns router connected USB drives into cloud storage

D-Link has been producing wireless routers and other networking hardware for a number of years. The company has announced a new app that enables consumers to create their own cloud storage network. The app is called the mydlink SharePort app and it's designed to work with compatible D-Link 11AC Wireless Routers.

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Samsung HomeSync Android TV box now available

Samsung HomeSync Android TV box now available

Following the look we got at the device back at the Mobile World Congress, Samsung made it known that its Samsung HomeSync would arriving this month, something that has now taken place alongside a video giving a run down of the Android TV box. With the device comes 1TB of integrated storage, as well as support for six devices at once.

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Windows 8.1 makes cloud storage viable SkyDrive “smart files” search from desktop

Windows 8.1 makes cloud storage viable SkyDrive “smart files” search from desktop

If you've been rather hesitant to use the likes of cloud storage - that is, using something like SkyDrive to hold your files online - the folks at Microsoft may have a solution that'll turn your head. While working with cloud storage often means you'll have to either have a copy of each of your files on your local computer OR that you'll be unable to work with a single search source, SkyDrive "smart files" attempts to solve all that nonsense. Here you'll be able to have a single search bar on your desktop that'll allow you to search and see both local files and all of your files in the cloud all at once.

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Microsoft prototypes cloud gaming, takes on Sony’s Gaikai

Microsoft prototypes cloud gaming, takes on Sony’s Gaikai

Microsoft insiders have revealed that the company is developing a cloud gaming system capable of streaming a high-quality interactive experience to a range of systems. The revelation comes just three months after Sony bought Gaikai, signaling the onset of a popcorn-worthy battle of the cloud gaming Titans that should keep us entertained for years to come. Sony is looking to roll out cloud gaming to PS3 and PS4 in 2014.

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Evernote Jot Script stylus at head of note-friendly product gush

Evernote Jot Script stylus at head of note-friendly product gush

It appears to be a big week for Evernote as they release a collection of co-designed hardware, large and small, for a renewed push of their online physical products marketplace. They've got backpacks and Moleskins and even a pair of socks that you'll be encouraged to takes notes in. The headliner here, though, appears to be the Jot Script Evernote Edition Stylus.

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Dropbox looks for permission to publish national security request information

Dropbox looks for permission to publish national security request information

It has been several months since we last saw a transparency report from Dropbox, however there has been an update. Dropbox has said they have filed a legal brief asking the court to allow them to report the number of national security requests they receive, which for those unfamiliar, is something that is not allowed (in any detail) at the moment.

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Microsoft SkyDrive accounts now top out at 200GB

Microsoft SkyDrive accounts now top out at 200GB

Microsoft unveiled the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at an event earlier this morning. Included in that announcement was also details of the docking station and a variety of covers, but it seems there was also a bit of good news for those who were hoping to have a 200GB SkyDrive account. In short, Microsoft announced just that and have begun teasing about how that will be "enough storage for a photo every hour from birth to graduation."

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SkyDrive Pro storage boost reinforces Microsoft’s dedication to cloud storage

SkyDrive Pro storage boost reinforces Microsoft’s dedication to cloud storage

Microsoft has announced some changes to SkyDrive Pro today. The changes touch on storage and sharing and in both cases these are going in the direction that one would expect and hope to see. Simply put, storage is being increased and moving forward it should be a bit easier to find those shared items you have stored in SkyDrive.

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Google Cloud server-side data encryption now automatic

Google Cloud server-side data encryption now automatic

With the expanding role of Google Cloud Storage in services and apps outside its own, the service has been updated for greater security in both the public and private enterprise arenas. This week Google Cloud Storage has been updated with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, creating a unique key for each individual object's data and metadata. With this security update to Google Cloud, you'll have automatic encryption for all data before its written to disk.

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SkyDrive brand change set amid potential legal battle

SkyDrive brand change set amid potential legal battle

Microsoft has decided to skip a battle they'd have had to fight if they'd continued down the road with their cloud storage service SkyDrive amid a call to action by British Sky Broadcasting. That company, also known as BSkyB, planned legal means of ending Microsoft's use of the "SkyDrive" brand name due to conflicts with their own similar naming structure. Initial judgement on the matter saw BSkyB winning out in the England and Whales High Court.

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