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Microsoft offering students 3 months of Office 365, 20GB SkyDrive storage for free

Microsoft offering students 3 months of Office 365, 20GB SkyDrive storage for free

If you remember your college days (or are currently experiencing them now), then you no doubt remember all of those collaboration projects that your professors made you work on. To help out, Microsoft is now offering college students three months of Office 365 University and 20GB of SkyDrive storage for free.

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Dropbox CEO slams Apple’s iCloud over closed ecosystem

Dropbox CEO slams Apple’s iCloud over closed ecosystem

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston made an appearance at Mobile World Congress last week to talk about cloud storage, and he ended up discussing the various cloud services that manufacturers have been offering, saying that all of these exclusive cloud services lock users into using the service on just a small number of devices, usually those that are from the same company offering the cloud storage.

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Dropbox users bombarded by spam e-mails

Dropbox users bombarded by spam e-mails

Many Dropbox users are reporting that they're being bombarded by spam e-mails. This led users to believe that Dropbox was once again hacked, like last year when hundreds of users were receiving spam emails to email accounts only used for their Dropbox account. A spokesman from Dropbox has stated that it's not the same this time around, and assured users that its service wasn't hacked.

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Evernote hits 2m UK users as business tools accelerate

Evernote hits 2m UK users as business tools accelerate

Evernote has smashed past the two million active UK users mark, the cloud-based note-taking company has confirmed, doubling its footprint in the country within the space of a year. Perhaps more interestingly, the UK is supposedly Evernote's biggest Evernote Business market in Europe, too. Nonetheless, the UK market base is still just a fraction of Evernote's total userbase.

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Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon has pushed out a couple of updates to its mobile apps today, one of which is a native, optimized version of Cloud Player on the iPad that comes with a new look and a new setting to adjust cache size. Furthermore, the company pushed out an update for the Kindle iOS app, but due to ebooks being deleted upon updating the app, Amazon is warning users not to update.

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Dropbox CEO: 1 billion files uploaded every day

Dropbox CEO: 1 billion files uploaded every day

During a speech today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston said that over 1 billion files are being uploaded to the cloud storage service every day. The CEO also said that its 100 million users are accessing their Dropbox accounts on a combined 500 million mobile devices. The company expects to reach 150 million users by the end of the year.

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Samsung HomeSync brings Android to the big screen

Samsung HomeSync brings Android to the big screen

Samsung HomeSync is a set-top box that will bring the Android experience to your television. The HomeSync device runs on Android Jelly Bean and will let you have access to all of Google's goodies, including the Google Play store, YouTube, movies, books, games and many others all in a full HD 1080p resolution. You can control all of its features wirelessly from your Android device.

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Expired SSL certificate causes Microsoft Azure outages

Expired SSL certificate causes Microsoft Azure outages

It looks like Microsoft has had its fair share of problems this week. Microsoft Azure, a cloud-based computer platform, suffered from outages yesterday beginning at 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time. Though people could assume that it's because of the recent cyber attack Microsoft experienced, it unfortunately is just a case of a minor oversight. According to Microsoft, the outage that affected Azure was due to something as minor as an expired SSL certificate.

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Agawi True Cloud teams with NVIDIA GRID for one-stop cloud gaming

Agawi True Cloud teams with NVIDIA GRID for one-stop cloud gaming

It's time for the NVIDIA GRID processor project to fire up and bring on the first-ever reference architecture for cloud gaming, straight from Agawi in the form of what's being called "True Cloud." This reference architecture is being called a "seamless" integration of hardware, servers, and service providers in an effort to create a cloud gaming universe like we've never seen before. Agawi's own executive chairman Peter Relan unveiled this system today in what the company says is the first industry-wide solution for the terribly fragmented cloud ecosystem we're working with today.

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PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility to be entirely virtualized

PlayStation 4 backwards compatibility to be entirely virtualized

Sony will be taking complete advantage of its purchase of Gaikai, and it's cloud gaming services, for its soon-to-be-announced PlayStation 4. According to a recent tip from The Wall Street Journal, and a teaser video just released by Sony, we see that all signs are pointing to the PlayStation 4 being backwards compatible with PlayStation 3 games through a total streaming service with Gaikai.

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Amazon Cloud Player now available for Ford SYNC

Amazon Cloud Player now available for Ford SYNC

Ever since Ford opened up its AppLink developer program, allowing anyone to submit apps for use in Ford SYNC-enabled vehicles, the company has seen an influx in compatible apps. One of the newest ones added is Amazon's Cloud Player, which was announced during CES last month. The app will now let you control your music library using convenient voice controls while driving.

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Dropbox focusing more on IT with new admin console

Dropbox focusing more on IT with new admin console

Dropbox has been all about the everyday consumer, but if you're needing a little more power out of your cloud storage, the company has what's called Dropbox for Teams, in which small businesses can share a pool of cloud storage in order to collaborate on projects and such. However, Dropbox has introduced a new admin console that takes things to a whole new level.

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