Cloud Storage

Woz speaks: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything”

Woz speaks: “With the cloud, you don’t own anything”

Apple co-founder and technology celebrity Steve Wozniak spoke last night at a monologue show by Mike Daisey, saying that he thought the next few years of cloud computing will be "horrendous." Letting the crowd of the show "The Agony and the Ecstacy of Steve Jobs" know how he felt about the cloud trend in everything from music streaming to content storage, Woz wasn't shy about noting how worried he was about the future. Woz noted that considering what we've got in the so-called cloud already "there are going to be a lot of horrible problems in the next five years."

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Box spreads cloud to Windows Phone and inks Qualcomm preload deal

Box spreads cloud to Windows Phone and inks Qualcomm preload deal

Box has been available on iOS and Android for quite some time, and now the cloud storage app has made the jump to Windows Phone. The company took to its blog to announce the latest addition, which offers the same functionality you’ll find elsewhere but gussied up in a beautiful Metro interface. There are a couple of features exclusive to Windows Phone, however, such as live tiles and starting slideshows for images directly within the app.

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Samsung adds SugarSync cloud to AllShare Play on Galaxy S III

Samsung adds SugarSync cloud to AllShare Play on Galaxy S III

Samsung and SugarSync have inked a deal which will see the sync/share app preloaded on the Galaxy S III, adding to the smartphone's AllShare Play feature with wireless file and media sync across devices. SugarSync Cloud will be bolted onto AllShare Play, giving each user 5GB of free online storage space (and the option to buy more), while existing users will instantly be able to access their current files from their new Samsung gadget.

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Dropbox Pro 500GB plans revealed for heavy hitters

Dropbox Pro 500GB plans revealed for heavy hitters

There's a whole lot of expansion going on in the world of online storage, and this week Dropbox is amping up their storage space for Pro users by 2x and 5x depending on what size account they've got. Prices are going to remain rather similar, with current 50GB and 100GB size prices applying to 100GB and 200GB boxes respectively. A brand new 500GB plan is being introduced as well, with current Dropbox Pro users receiving an upgrade to this new much larger size automatically, for free!

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D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link has today announced that it will be extended its mydlink Cloud Services to a wider range of devices, including two new routers and a 2-bay NAS product. All of the new products will be able to be managed via iOS and Android apps as long as the user has an active internet connection. The new routers include the Cloud Gigabit Router N300 and Cloud Gigabit Router N600, with the routers supporting wireless speeds of 300Mbit/s and 600Mbit/s respectively.

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Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple isn’t just adding and improving features in iOS 6, with the company also focusing on its iCloud.com web services. MacRumors reports that Apple has activated the iCloud Beta portal for developers testing iOS 6, with new web apps appearing on the site. Those include Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and an improved Find My iPhone, will all four being tagged as “Beta”.

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Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.

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BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

Law enforcement, Hollywood, and music companies are all waging war on anyone they think may have something to do with digital piracy. Much of the focus over piracy is being placed on BitTorrent sites and on cloud-based storage sites. So far, cloud storage site Dropbox has managed to stay pretty much out of the piracy line of fire, and it wants to stay that way.

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D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

This week the folks at D-Link have ushered in a new age of cloud router goodness for themselves with both the Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) and the Cloud Router 2000 (DIR-826L). Both of these routers come with mydlink Cloud Services and operate on speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, with the 2000 being the faster of the two. Both of these routers also work in a manner quite similar to the D-Link router we saw earlier this week with a full-sized USB port which can hook into a variety of devices and bring all of that devices contents to the cloud.

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