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Plex Cloud service will be shuttered on November 30

Plex Cloud service will be shuttered on November 30

Plex has decided to shutter its cloud server option due to ongoing technical difficulties, the company has revealed. It's disappointing news for users who had frequently requested a cloud option, which enabled subscribers to use a cloud storage account filled with content rather than a local drive.

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Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves get some bad news

Nintendo Switch Online cloud saves get some bad news

At some point later this month, Nintendo Switch Online will launch. We've been talking about Switch Online since before the console even released, and over time, Nintendo has slowly detailed the service and just what you'll get for paying its $20 yearly fee. In addition to online multiplayer capabilities in games that support it, you'll also be able to back up your game saves to the cloud, which is a critical feature that the Switch needs.

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Microsoft OneDrive adds automatic folder backup for desktop and more

Microsoft OneDrive adds automatic folder backup for desktop and more

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive cloud storage service with new auto-backup options, making it easier for users to make sure all of their content is safety stored with as little effort as possible. Microsoft calls the feature Folder Protection, offering a Windows 10 prompt that instructs users on how to setup that automatic backups. Desktop, Documents, and Pictures are all options.

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WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon

WhatsApp backups won’t count against Google Drive storage soon

WhatsApp users have received an email from Google informing them of a big new change: their backups will no longer count against their Google Drive data allotment. WhatsApp first introduced these backups in 2015, enabling users to store a copy of their messages in the cloud. Over time, depending on how heavily the app is used, these backups can grow into multiple gigabytes, a substantial amount for Google users who only have the 15GB included for free with their account.

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Dropbox free 1TB pro upgrade: cloud storage has become cheap

Dropbox free 1TB pro upgrade: cloud storage has become cheap

While the “cloud” still lacks a formal, universally accepted definition, it has become a common term thrown around in both tech and media. Cloud storage has, in fact, become so common that there are already dozens of business competing in a once Dropbox-dominated market. It now has Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Box to contend with, among others. To widen its lead, Dropbox just upgraded its Pro and Business Standard tiers with an additional 1 TB all for free. Sadly, the needle hasn’t moved at all for its other plans.

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Full Photoshop for iPad tipped for 2019

Full Photoshop for iPad tipped for 2019

Adobe, it seems, is gearing up to release the full version of Photoshop on iPad - something that could be official in just a couple of months. Bringing Photoshop to iPad is part of a strategy shift for the company and its Creative Cloud suite of apps, as it wants to make these apps cross-platform in the hopes of making subscriptions more attractive to end users. Not only that, but Adobe wants to pull in more casual Photoshop users in addition to giving the professionals that already use its apps some oft-requested functionality.

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Adobe Project Rush is basically iMovie in the cloud

Adobe Project Rush is basically iMovie in the cloud

A new Adobe Creative Cloud app was revealed this week at VidCon 2018, an app called Adobe Rush. This is a video editing app, but better than that, it's a video editing app that works on multiple platforms and stores data in the cloud. Adobe's positioning this app as the best place for video editing individuals of all sorts to start their video editing journey - but they also want people who use multiple devices to use it, so it's... kind of for everybody.

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Apple’s iCloud promo gives a free month – but it needs to do more

Apple’s iCloud promo gives a free month – but it needs to do more

Apple would really like you to start paying it for iCloud, and it's rolling out a new promo to encourage users to get a taste for a bigger chunk of online storage. The new promotion applies to users who are currently taking advantage of the free iCloud storage tier, in an attempt to coax them into making more use of the paid services.

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Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft’s AI sensor gift to devs

Project Kinect for Azure is Microsoft’s AI sensor gift to devs

Kinect is back, and it wants to make the Internet of Things smarter and less reliant on the cloud. Microsoft has taken the wraps off Project Kinect for Azure today at Build 2018, its annual developer event, and if you thought uses for the fiendishly clever depth-sensing camera began and ended with Xbox gaming, think again.

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At Build 2018, Microsoft’s vision of AI and the Edge

At Build 2018, Microsoft’s vision of AI and the Edge

"The world is a computer." So says Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft as the company opens its Build 2018 developer conference today. It's an important time for the software giant, buoyed by the growth of the cloud but looking to extend that success as needs both niche and wide-spread get more and more demanding. That means more security, more storage, and more devices.

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Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google team to use machine learning on your fitness data

Fitbit and Google are teaming up on health, aiming to make it easier to combine individual exercise data with electronic medical records for a smarter take on fitness and chronic conditions. The deal will see Fitbit use Google's Cloud Healthcare API to funnel the everyday movement and workout data gathered by its wearables into owners' patient profiles.

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Despite the rumors, the next Xbox may not make a huge mistake

Despite the rumors, the next Xbox may not make a huge mistake

Though the Xbox One X is essentially a brand new console, it's never too early to begin thinking about the next generation. These mid-generation consoles from Sony and Microsoft have left many wondering what the next generation of consoles will look like, and of course, there have been plenty of rumors to tell us what we might expect. Even though Microsoft is said to be putting a heavy focus on streaming moving forward, it seems that may not heavily influence the design of the next Xbox.

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