Cloud Storage

Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google unifies 15GB of shared storage for Gmail, Drive and Google+

Google has announced that it'll be changing the way it does cloud storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google+. Instead of each service having it's own allotted amount of space. All three will be joined together and will share a pool of 15GB of cloud storage space, allowing Google Drive users to essentially have more free space than the previous 5GB that was originally offered.

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Windows Phone 8 full-resolution media backup goes global

Windows Phone 8 full-resolution media backup goes global

This week the developer teams working for Windows Phone camera and photos have announced that users will soon be able to instantly save full-resolution photos and video to the cloud no matter where they are on our planet. Previously this feature had only been available to select users in limited areas, and a full roll-out wasn't yet on the books. This week Windows Phone 8 will have its full connection to SkyDrive the whole globe wide.

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Google “Save to Drive” button wants to bypass your desktop

Google “Save to Drive” button wants to bypass your desktop

Google has further tightened the integration between browser and cloud, launching a new "Save to Drive" button that allows files to be sent straight to Google Drive from websites, assuming they've enabled the functionality. The new feature avoids the hassle of downloading a file to a local computer and then uploading it again to the user's Drive storage, particularly handy if you're using a public machine.

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Windows Phone 8 gains full-resolution video and image SkyDrive backups worldwide

Windows Phone 8 gains full-resolution video and image SkyDrive backups worldwide

Similar to the feature for Android users that allows images and videos to be backed up to their Google account, Microsoft offers full-resolution image and video backup to SkyDrive for Windows Phone 8 users. While handy, the feature wasn't universally available to all users, leaving some without the convenience it poses. That changes today, with the company announcing that full-resolution backups will be available in all markets.

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iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

iOS Amazon Cloud Player hits Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles

This week Ford and Amazon have attached at the hip, pushing their Amazon MP3 app's connectivity in iOS device to Ford SYNC AppLink-equipped vehicles. Now if a user works with an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and has a Ford vehicle with SYNC AppLink abilities, they'll be able to stream music from their Amazon Cloud Player music library automatically. This is a rare moment in which iOS connectivity has come after, not before, a similar feature working with Android devices.

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Google Drive adds right-click sharing from desktop

Google Drive adds right-click sharing from desktop

Google has been rolling out updates to Drive at a moderate pace, having added improvements for iPhone back on April 8, for example. And while all the updates bring welcomed features, this latest one more or less trumps all the recent ones, adding a functionality found in many competitors' services and one sorely needed for power-users. Starting today, users can share content from within Google Drive on desktop with a simple click.

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Verizon Cloud storage now available for Android

Verizon Cloud storage now available for Android

Verizon has rolled out the Android app version of its online storage solution called Verizon Cloud, which isn't a terribly original name but gets the main point of the service across. With Verizon Cloud, customers can do the same thing they've likely been doing with Dropbox and similar services already - upload and store content in the cloud, ensuring that it is always there even if the smartphone ends up lost or needs to be wiped.

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LG Cloud floats around the globe

LG Cloud floats around the globe

LG launched its LG Cloud service last year in the United States, South Korea, and Russia. After almost exactly a year of availability, LG has now announced that rolling its Cloud TV service out to over 40 countries. The new countries it will get access to LG Cloud includes locations in Europe, Asia, Central Asia, and Latin America.

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