Cloud Storage

Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Mega launches with issues all around, “smooth experience” coming soon

Kim Dotcom's second brainchild officially launched yesterday, and while everything was obviously supposed to go smooth, it didn't. It turns out, the new service claimed that one million users signed up on day one alone, and when you're not expecting that big of a crowd, things can get cluttered fairly quickly. Many users reported issues with Mega, most notably that they weren't able to upload files.

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Mega goes live: Megaupload reborn with focus on file safety

Mega goes live: Megaupload reborn with focus on file safety

Kim Dotcom's Mega cloud storage service has launched, cocking a snook at federal investigators who shut down Megaupload last year, and offering huge quantities of anonymous, encrypted storage for the web generation. The new site offers 50GB of free capacity to each user, though will have various tiers of paid service over that as the product roadmap progresses. Key to the value proposition, Mega insists, is that individual users control the encryption system.

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches for early-access users

Remember Megaupload? It was the file-sharing service created by Kim Dotcom that ended up being shut down and resulted in Dotcom's house being raided, along with some more shenanigans of some kind. However, the dust as settled and Dotcom is back with a new service called Mega that looks to take on Dropbox and other cloud services. Mega officially launches tomorrow, but early-access users got a peek at it today.

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Instra Corporation announces that it will provide technical and customer support for Mega

Instra Corporation announces that it will provide technical and customer support for Mega

The New Zealand registrar Instra Corporation has announced that it will provide customer support and billing for Mega.co.nz, the replacement for Megaupload set to launch on January 19. This comes after the aforementioned cloud storage service - largely the home of copyrighted content - was taken down by the US government. The new iteration of the service is based out of New Zealand.

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MediaFire launches Android app, offers 50GB for free

MediaFire launches Android app, offers 50GB for free

The cloud storage provider MediaFire has finally launched its Android mobile app, and to commemorate the occasion, it is offering users 50 free gigabytes of storage space. The service already offered an iOS app for Apple users on top of its desktop app, both of which also offer the free 50GB. The app offers a handful of features that simplify using the cloud storage service.

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Synology DiskStation Manager makes jump to version 4.2 beta

Synology DiskStation Manager makes jump to version 4.2 beta

While most companies seem to use CES to unveil new products and hardware, some use the show to launch new software. Synology is one such company, bringing its DiskStation Manager up to version 4.2 beta during the show. DiskStation Manager, as pretty much every Synology user already knows, is the operating system the company has developed for its network attached servers.

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Amazon: Sorry for Netflix downtime, here’s what we got wrong

Amazon: Sorry for Netflix downtime, here’s what we got wrong

Amazon has publicly apologized for the outage that stopped Netflix users from spending Christmas Eve slumped in front of How It's Made re-runs while slurping egg nog, blaming human error for the server downtime. According to Amazon, a developer inadvertently deleted part of the "ELB state data" which handles load balancing - which servers deliver content to each user across different locations - and it took several hours of testing and troubleshooting to figure out what had gone wrong.

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Microsoft promises a month’s free Xbox LIVE for Cloud Saved Games downtime

Microsoft promises a month’s free Xbox LIVE for Cloud Saved Games downtime

Microsoft has promised one-month of free Xbox LIVE Gold service to any gamers affected by the Cloud Saved Games system going offline, having finally fixed the issues that caused the unexpected downtime. The free service extension, which will be applied automatically to eligible gamers' accounts according to Microsoft's Major Nelson, will be tagged onto the end of current subscriptions.

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Xbox Live cloud storage currently down, Microsoft working on a fix

Xbox Live cloud storage currently down, Microsoft working on a fix

If you've been having issues retrieving your Xbox 360 saves from the cloud, you're not alone. As it turns out, Microsoft is experiencing some problem with Xbox Live at the moment, which is causing a couple of different headaches. The first (obviously) is that Xbox Live cloud storage is currently inaccessible, while the second involves Xbox.com going down for some users.

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Dropbox buys cloud gallery sync service Snapjoy

Dropbox buys cloud gallery sync service Snapjoy

Online storage company Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, a photo sharing and organizing tool, in a deal which will see the streamlined image aggregation system better woven into the cloud. Snapjoy pulls in photos from digital cameras, archives on your PC or Mac, smartphones and tablets, filtering apps like Instagram and Camera+, and social networks, with easy public and private sharing options.

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Dropbox for iOS updates with complete redesign

Dropbox for iOS updates with complete redesign

Dropbox just released a huge update for its iOS app, and it comes with a complete redesign of the user interface, as well as the addition of a new Photos tab that comes with a timeline view of all your automatically uploaded photos and videos. They've also streamlined the way that you can upload files to your Dropbox from your iOS devices.

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Adobe updates Creative Cloud service with new tools, Teams, and more

Adobe updates Creative Cloud service with new tools, Teams, and more

Adobe updated some of its Creative Suite 6 products earlier, but they're at it yet again, introducing a few updates to their new Creative Cloud subscription service. The service adds a new feature call Teams, as well as a number of other features exclusive to subscribers, including Smart Object support for the Blur Gallery and Liquify tools.

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