Tagged with: Cloud

Apple is Trying to Kill Off a Lot of its Tech Competitors

Apple is Trying to Kill Off a Lot of its Tech Competitors

On Monday at WWDC, Apple announced a huge batch of products aimed straight at the heart existing companies and apps. Here are just a few of the things that are feeling a spinning beachball target on their backs. DROPBOX: iCloud has never been a hugely appealing cloud storage option, that's at least partially because Dropbox ...

Apple’s iCloud Drive Takes Aim at Dropbox

Apple’s iCloud Drive Takes Aim at Dropbox

Apple on Monday unveiled a new cloud-based storage system called iCloud Drive. It works in conjunction with iCloud, but gives users greater depth, control and flexibility over the files they store online. iCloud Drive has a user interface similar to Dropbox and other established file storage services. Users can sort and ...

How to Use Dropbox’s Photo Upload Without Overloading Your Hard Drive

How to Use Dropbox’s Photo Upload Without Overloading Your Hard Drive

Dropbox has an automatic photo upload feature that’s pretty wonderful. Turn it on, and it automatically uploads every picture you take to its server. But unless you adjust your sync settings, it’s also a good way to chew through all your hard drive space in a hurry. If you’re a Dropbox user, you’ve been prompted to ...

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify Hits 10 Million Paying Customers: Streaming Rules

Spotify recently announced a major milestone: the music streaming service hit 10 million paying subscribers and now has more than 40 million active users across 56 markets worldwide. Since Spotify launched in 2008, more than 12 billion hours of music have been streamed. The most streamed artist? Eminem. (Rihanna is the ...

Report: Google is Building a ‘Large Scale’ Wi-Fi Network in the Cloud

Report: Google is Building a ‘Large Scale’ Wi-Fi Network in the Cloud

Google is working with Wi-Fi equipment maker Ruckus Wireless to build a large-scale Wi-Fi network in the cloud off of which any business could hang its wireless routers, according to a source familiar with the project who asked not to be named. Google’s plans to supply Wi-Fi services to small and medium-sized businesses ...

How Google Became the Undisputed King of the Consumer Cloud

How Google Became the Undisputed King of the Consumer Cloud

Game over. Google is now the master of the consumer cloud. The knockout punch was the successful deployment of Google Drive. Barely two years old, Google Drive has revolutionized the consumer and small-business cloud beyond recognition. Dropbox was the first reigning champion of the consumer cloud. Launched in 2008, Dropbox ...

Report: Microsoft is Working On a Cloud ‘Music Locker’ for Xbox

Report: Microsoft is Working On a Cloud ‘Music Locker’ for Xbox

Microsoft already has an online file-storage service, OneDrive, and its own streaming music platform, Xbox Music, and the company appears to be combining the two to create a music locker in the cloud. LiveSino has discovered references to a OneDrive Music folder in source code files from Microsoft’s cloud-storage site. ...

How to Pick the Best iOS Cloud Music App for Your CD Collection

How to Pick the Best iOS Cloud Music App for Your CD Collection

Believe it or not, an awful lot of people still buy CDs. When digital music purchases surpassed physical music sales in 2011, one would have thought that the world had forever changed and no-one was buying CDs anymore. Then it was all about on-demand music services like Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music and Google Play’s All ...

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Mailbox for Android, Carousel and More: Everything Dropbox Announced on Wednesday

Touting 275 million users, Dropbox on Wednesday debuted a set of productivity tools to help users work more efficiently, including Mailbox for Android, a standalone photo app Carousel, and collaborative editing features. "What makes me so happy is this family just got a lot bigger," CEO Drew Houston said. About a year after ...

Microsoft Slashes Cloud Pricing a Week After Amazon’s Cuts

Microsoft Slashes Cloud Pricing a Week After Amazon’s Cuts

Microsoft slashed prices on several of its cloud computing services the company announced on Monday, following through on a standing promise to match Amazon Web Services, which made similar cuts last week. The software giant made the announcement in a blog post by Windows Azure general manager Steven Martin, saying it will ...