cloud

Microsoft launches Outlook.com to challenge Gmail

Microsoft launches Outlook.com to challenge Gmail

Microsoft has launched Outlook.com, a new cloud-based email service to take on Gmail with integrated Skype video calling and social networking integration. Considerably more attractive - not to mention comprehensive - than Hotmail, which it replaces, Outlook.com supports easy access to attachment photo slideshows, integration with Office and SkyDrive, and support for Facebook Chat.

Continue Reading

Microsoft Azure fails in Western Europe

Microsoft Azure fails in Western Europe

Microsoft's Azure cloud service went down for a while today in Western Europe, leaving those who use its virtual servers without access to them. ZDNet reports that the failure began around lunchtime UK time, and stayed down for a decent part of the early afternoon. Luckily, the outage didn't last too terribly long, as Microsoft now has the service back up and running after working to fix the issue for about two-and-a-half hours.

Continue Reading

Fox films now available through iTunes in the Cloud

Fox films now available through iTunes in the Cloud

Following the big international roll out of iTunes movies in the Cloud, it looks like Apple and Twentieth Century Fox have finally made films available for U.S. users via iTunes in the Cloud after months of waiting around for it. iTunes movies in the Cloud was initially launched back in March, but Fox and Universal had agreements in place with HBO that restricted films from being included. It had been said that the studios were in negotiations to work something out.

Continue Reading

iTunes Movies in the Cloud expands to 37 countries

iTunes Movies in the Cloud expands to 37 countries

iTunes movies are sold in multiple countries across the world, but the iTunes in the Cloud feature for movies was previously restricted to the United States. Apple has now rolled out the feature to 37 new countries, including the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. Not everything that users have purchased will be available due to licensing agreements, but it’s good to see the feature expanding to additional territories.

Continue Reading

Dell to launch Project Sputnik developer laptops this fall

Dell to launch Project Sputnik developer laptops this fall

After the initial unveiling of Dell’s Project Sputnik developer laptops back in May, the company announced today that the first Sputnik laptop will be out this fall. The first laptop will be a special version of the Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” preloaded onto it, and hopes are that it will provide an ideal platform for developers so that they can easily create cloud applications.

Continue Reading

D-Link launches the Cloud Camera 5000

D-Link launches the Cloud Camera 5000

D-Link has launched the Cloud Camera 5000, which is a new camera aimed squarely at making home surveillance systems easier to set up and monitor. D-Link is attempting to turn mydlink's cloud services into the star feature of this camera, saying that by setting up an account at mydlink, you can view the video your camera is capturing from any internet-connected computer. There are also free Android, iPhone, and iPad apps available for mydlink and the Cloud Camera 5000, with the idea being that you're only ever one log in away from viewing what's going on in your home.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Microsoft prepares to roll out new Windows-based cloud systems

Microsoft prepares to roll out new Windows-based cloud systems

Microsoft had a pretty big announcement to make the Worldwide Partners Conference this week in Toronto, showing off preview builds of some new tools that companies will definitely want to pay attention to. As it turns out, Microsoft has been preparing Windows Server to allow companies to set up virtual machines and servers of their own. The company then revealed a trio of services that will take advantage of the cloud computing tools found in Windows Server 2012, which Microsoft says will be shipping out to select manufacturers in August before getting a wider release in September.

Continue Reading