Cloud Storage
The velocity of data is increasing and will always increase. This is a fact of modern life. According to IBM, we create approximately 1.86EB of data every hour of every day. So it is no wonder that annual cloud storage revenue exceeds $60 billion and is trending up and to the right. There are dozens of companies offering free or close-to-free storage solutions for consumers. Here's an overview of seven excellent cloud storage choices – at least one of them will certainly fit your needs.... Continue Reading →

The Cloud Network Era

OTT Networks
For the first ten years of the consumer web — circa 1994 to 2004 — internet video quality was laughable. Those of us who predicted that the Net would disrupt television were laughed at. How could a video the size of a postage stamp compete with ESPN? We queued up tiny videos to buffer on... Continue Reading →
iCloud
Do you use third-party apps like Outlook that access Apple’s iCloud but don’t support two-factor authentication? You’ll now be forced to enter a specific password for each one. Following a notorious celebrity hack, Apple updated iCloud with an extra security layer used to protect accounts by sending a four-digit code to your personal device. However,... Continue Reading →
Reset All Settings
Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive. “Reset All Settings” specifically notes that... Continue Reading →
Comcast
Comcast customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now stream their DVR recordings to their iOS or Android devices, no matter where they are. The Sling-like feature requires one of the company’s newer X1 set-top boxes — for now. Under the hood, it’s already powered by Comcast’s cloud DVR, which could eventually make set-top... Continue Reading →
Dropbox
Now that iOS 8 is on the loose, Apple users are receiving much-improved versions of their favorite apps, designed to take advantage of new iOS features – like the ability to create custom widgets in the Notification Center. On Tuesday, file-sharing application Dropbox rolled out its iOS 8 upgrade, which now includes a new Notification... Continue Reading →
iCloud
Apple has put fixes in place to its iCloud cloud storage service that now prevent an attacker from mining data from an iOS device backup stored in the cloud by gaining access to the user’s password—at least if that user has turned on Apple’s new two-factor authentication. As we reported last week, iCloud previously did... Continue Reading →