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OneDrive gives extra 100GB to first 100,000 users post-rebrand

OneDrive gives extra 100GB to first 100,000 users post-rebrand

Microsoft is giving OneDrive early adopters a 100GB bonus for checking out the newly-renamed cloud storage service, after having rebranded globally earlier today. The promotion, which is offered to the first 100,000 people to sign into OneDrive today, is on top of the regular 7GB of storage Microsoft offers to all new sign-ups.

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Dropbox available again in China after years-long block

Dropbox available again in China after years-long block

For reasons never made clear, Dropbox was given the banhammer by the Chinese government a few years ago, blocking users in the country from accessing the cloud-storage service. Now, again for reasons that aren't entirely clear, it seems the service is available again in China, according to Tech in Asia.

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Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s anti-Ballmer

Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s anti-Ballmer

Satya Nadella wears hoodies. He understands the rules of cricket. More importantly, the newly-named Microsoft CEO understands hardware, something Steve Ballmer has struggled to convince the company, its board and investors, and indeed its OEM partners and customers, that he does over the course of his tenure. "I want us to be able to take our focus and innovation forward" Nadella said of his aims at the company where he's already spent 22 of his 46 years.

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Transporter Sync makes a personal cloud out of your external hard drive

Transporter Sync makes a personal cloud out of your external hard drive

If you've ever had the need to store terabytes of data and have those accessible to any and all of your devices, then you had probably taken a look at some services like Dropbox and its kin. However, if you are on a tight budget or are quite conscientious about privacy issues, then the Transporter Sync might offer a better choice.

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Google Compute Engine made generally available

Google Compute Engine made generally available

Google has made its Google Compute Engine generally available, more reliable, and less expensive. This will attract more developers and engineers to use Google's cloud platform for running computations and apps on behalf of their customers. This in turn will lead to more of the public's data and activities being processed through Google's data centers -- even on services that have no apparent ties to Google.

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Netflix balances traffic across multiple Amazon cloud regions to prevent outages

Netflix balances traffic across multiple Amazon cloud regions to prevent outages

Netflix has had problems with outages in the past that left users unable to watch content on its streaming service. In the past, Netflix only used a single Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud region and a failure in that region left users unable to connect. The last major outage happened on Christmas Eve of last year.

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Mega launches iPhone app following this summer’s Android offering

Mega launches iPhone app following this summer’s Android offering

This past July, Kim Dotcom's Megaupload replacement, Mega, launched its Android app for those who prefer to keep their cloud-based activities mobile. At the time, it was promised an iPhone would be arriving in the future, and though nearly half a year has passed, an iOS offering has finally arrived. There's still no sign of a Windows Phone app, however.

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SkyDrive for iOS adds auto camera backup

SkyDrive for iOS adds auto camera backup

Microsoft has added automatic photo upload to its SkyDrive app for iOS, with the new Camera Backup feature pushing shots directly to the cloud once they're snapped. The updated SkyDrive iOS app makes Camera Backup an option, naturally, and the uploads can be set to take place over WiFi and cellular data, or only when you've got a WiFi connection. It's not the only tweak to the software, either.

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Dropbox gets personal and business cloud combo support

Dropbox gets personal and business cloud combo support

Dropbox has refreshed its cloud storage software to support multiple accounts, allowing Dropbox for Business users to also access their personal documents from a single app. Not only can users of the company's mobile software switch between files stored in each different account, Dropbox says, but actually browse the combined contents of each cloud store simultaneously, in a single Files tab list.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay personal cloud storage system holds up to 16 TB of data

WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay personal cloud storage system holds up to 16 TB of data

Western Digital has announced a new personal storage appliance called the WD My Cloud EX4. The cloud storage solution is a high-performance four-bay network attached storage device aimed at creative pros and workgroup users. It's also appropriate for any home or office user looking for a way to back up and manage large amounts of data.

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+Cam Pro wireless camera monitors people or places from your smartphone

+Cam Pro wireless camera monitors people or places from your smartphone

Home and business owners who need to keep an eye on their residence or business from afar have a new product to check out called the +Cam Pro wireless camera. The device is a wireless home security camera making it easy to monitor your home, business, kids, or pets by viewing the live camera feed from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Streamnation users can start lending movies and TV shows to friends

Cloud storage and streaming service Streamnation has just added a new feature to its arsenal that could potentially ruffle the feathers of a few entities in the entertainment industry. It will now be allowing users to not only upload "DRM-free" copies of their favorite films and TV shows, but actually let others watch them as well, at practically no cost.

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