Cloud Storage

iOS 8 beta shows iCloud Drive will be on the web, Windows

iOS 8 beta shows iCloud Drive will be on the web, Windows

Apple’s iCloud was always a handy back-end utility, but hasn’t quite made its presence felt in the cloud storage discussion. To that end, Appel announced iCloud Drive at WWDC, which acts more like the cloud option we have with various other services. Another step in the iOS 8 beta rollout suggests iCloud Drive will be available from the web.

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OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

There’s a cloud storage war going on right now, and no-one is safe from the free space offered up by two of the industry’s biggest competitors: Google and Microsoft. With Microsoft’s latest update, they’re pushing 15GB of free space on users, up from 7GB offered up until this week. Google Drive offers users 15GB of free cloud storage as well.

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Fire Phone camera gets unlimited photo storage

Fire Phone camera gets unlimited photo storage

Amazon will give all buyers of the new Fire Phone unlimited photo storage in Amazon Cloud Drive, chief exec Jeff Bezos has announced today. Users of the new Android-based smartphone will be able to upload images shot with the Fire Phone's 13-megapixel main camera straight to Amazon's online storage, and share them from there.

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Glass app lets doctors store exams, surgery videos in cloud

Glass app lets doctors store exams, surgery videos in cloud

Google Glass is being received positively in the medical community, where time is often essential. Doctors and Nurses alike enjoy the heads-up display, and ease of getting health records when seconds matter. We’ve seen Glass at work in various beta programs, but one Developer has created an app that lets doctors anywhere get access to our records.

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Canon Irista: cloud storage for photographers

Canon Irista: cloud storage for photographers

Canon has given its customers a new option for storing their digital wares: Irista, a cloud-based storage service specifically for photographs. This will provide an alternative to more eclectic cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive, and with it comes a few perks.

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Google Drive is down, it’s not just you

Google Drive is down, it’s not just you

Don’t panic, keep your shoes on - Google Drive is down. This is a real-deal downtime confirmed by Google and it appears to have begun taking hold within the last couple of hours. Some time between 8:30 AM and 10:20 AM Central Time, Google Drive began its June 4th Service Disruption.

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Blackberry’s Project Ion aims to be IoT cloud solution

Blackberry’s Project Ion aims to be IoT cloud solution

With connected wearables and the Internet of Things, what happens to your information? Stored somewhere, various companies are jockeying to make sense of it all, and trying to make sense of your data at the same time. Blackberry thinks they have the answer, and are introducing Project Ion as a back-end solution.

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Ubuntu Orange Box: cloud portability

Ubuntu Orange Box: cloud portability

At the OpenStack Summit, Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth took the wraps of the Ubuntu Orange Box, an aptly named orange cloud-in-a-box that is hailed as portable (to a degree). The Orange Box is a full mobile cluster with a couple of convenient handles on top and a weight that lets you check it with your baggage.

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Livescribe 3 adds Evernote auto-send for handwritten digital notes

Livescribe 3 adds Evernote auto-send for handwritten digital notes

Livescribe is releasing a new version of its smartpen app, allowing Livescribe 3 users to have their digitally-recorded notes automatically sent to their Evernote notebooks. The new Livescribe+ app, hitting Apple's App Store today, adds both "Send" and "Auto-Send" functionality, selectively allowing notebooks to be uploaded to the cloud.

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Thecus N2310 NAS Review

Thecus N2310 NAS Review

The team at Thecus have created a network-attached storage unit that’s both extremely simple to set up and looks the part of a non-assuming piece of technology. While some NAS units looks like massive hunks of metal, this mostly-plastic unit looks plain, works simply, and does its job well.

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Dropbox buys Loom and Hackpad for photo and docs management

Dropbox buys Loom and Hackpad for photo and docs management

Dropbox has snapped up photo sharing and management service Loom, planning to shut it down and lure its users over to the recently announced Dropbox Carousel app, as well as collaborative document system Hackpad. Loom promised to create a single, synchronized gallery of all a user's photos, regardless of which camera or smartphone they were taken on, with simple access from every device.

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Condoleezza Rice “fully supports” cloud privacy Dropbox insists

Condoleezza Rice “fully supports” cloud privacy Dropbox insists

Dropbox has responded to calls for a boycott over Dr. Condoleezza Rice joining the cloud company's board, insisting that the former US Secretary of State "fully supports" its commitment to privacy. The controversial appointment earlier this week sparked fury and shock among Dropbox users, suggesting Dr. Rice's background with NSA wiretaps and other surveillance behaviors made her role at the company "tone deaf" given heightened awareness of privacy intrusion.

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