Items tagged with Cloud

Remember when the cloud was primarily for productivity? These days, the cloud is becoming an increasingly important part of gaming culture, and in keeping with that trend, LG Electronics is teaming with Ubitus, a cloud gaming solutions provider, to integrate the GameNow cloud gaming service into its TVs. At the... Read more...
For some, the world came to a screeching halt Monday afternoon, from around 1:08pm PDT to 1:33pm PDT. We're talking about Twitter addicts, who had to deal with an unexpected outage and find some other outlet for their barrage of witty 140-character (or less) musings. Oh, the horror! We kid, of course -- Twitter's a... Read more...
Most of us get 7GB of free cloud storage space on SkyDrive with a free Microsoft account, which includes free web versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. It’s frankly a pretty good deal, but Microsoft is hooking up college students with a slightly better one. College students can get free 3GB of... Read more...
Microsoft’s Xbox One gaming console (and everything-but-the-kitchen-sink entertainment hub) has been partially revealed, and some of the burning questions around it haven’t fully been answered yet, but one that many have wondered about has been settled: You do not need an always-on Internet connection... Read more...
When cloud storage service Dropbox snapped up a hot new mail app called Mailbox back in March, the match seemed like a good one, and indeed the Mailbox team appears to be steadily cranking out updates for its iOS app. Now, the team has released Mailbox for the iPad, as well. There’s a sense that the Mailbox folks barely took a breath after Read more...
In the grand scheme of things, Google Drive is a relatively new product in the company's portfolio. And on Android, things are getting a little smoother today. This week, the Android Drive app got several enhancements to make creating and viewing cloud-hosting material even easier. To help you find the content you care about, Drive files will... Read more...
Because “Xbox 720” was ultimately kind of a dumb name, Microsoft wisely went with something different for its new console: Xbox One. At Microsoft headquarters today, the Xbox crew debuted Xbox One, showed off its new features, and promised to give us more at E3 next month. The most impressive feature of... Read more...
Dell’s Project Ophelia has quietly been under development, and now word has emerged that the USB stick-sized PC that you can connect to essentially any display or screen will ship to developers in July and cost about $100. Thereafter, it will head off to cable and telecom companies who may want to bundle it, and... Read more...
With cloud storage apps taking off and becoming more and more important in terms of managing our digital lives, Microsoft is making strides to keep SkyDrive up there with Box, Google Drive and Dropbox when it comes to overall functionality. A new post offered up by the company suggests that photos are the most common... Read more...
Google’s various free cloud services are tremendous in terms of what you get for what you pay, but now the deal is getting even better. The company announced today that it will unify storage between Drive, Gmail, and Google+, which both gives users a shared pool of storage that they can distribute among those... Read more...
It looks like Microsoft has lost another customer to Google. This time, it’s the city of Boston, which is shifting its roughly 20,000 employees from Microsoft Exchange to Google Apps for Business. The Boston Globe reports that mayor Thomas M. Menino has been pushing hard for technological innovation in the city... Read more...
The cloud storage wars are raging on, and while you may think that consolidation would occur, it doesn't really feel that way. Google, Apple and Microsoft are all in play, but so are smaller outfits like Dropbox and Box.net. The last of those has actually just made a major acquisition today by picking up Crocodoc. The company provides technology... Read more...
When it comes to distributing software, Microsoft and Adobe are certainly on the same page insofar as they both believe that software-as-a-service is the future; it’s only a matter of time before boxed software is a thing of the past. However, the two companies apparently differ sharply on the timing of the move. Earlier this week, Adobe... Read more...
Cloud storage provider Dropbox has grown from just a cool startup with a clever idea to a major player in the consumer and business cloud storage market. The service has some 100 million users and recently has made aggressive moves including acquiring the Mailbox iOS app and targeting businesses with its rebranded... Read more...
It's almost hard to believe just how fast the "cloud" has become a part of everyday life. Internet access is become such a norm when it comes to mobile users, that even operators are getting in on the fun. Verizon Wireless has just announced a Cloud product of its own, with a roll-out to begin for phones and tablets... Read more...
While cloud services in general are hotter than ever, it's been quite some time since we've heard an update on LG Cloud. But now, the Korea-based company is providing a crucial update. LG Cloud was first (quietly) rolled out in the U.S., South Korea and Russia last year, but now, things are about to get a lot more... Read more...
For the past few years, Google has been pushing the idea of Chrome OS and the Chromebook. The idea is simple: Shift your data into the cloud, carry a tiny device that connects to all your online information, and let Google worry about the heavy lifting. Less discussed is the question of what happens if Google decides you've violated its Terms... Read more...
Remember Jolicloud? Sure you do! But, do you recall when it rolled out Jolidrive? If so, good news for you. The company has just announced Search for Jolidrive. The cloud-based storage locker now includes integrated, native search, helping users find music, photos, documents, videos in your online storages. Search can also help you find great... Read more...
Having trouble sending or receiving email on your Gmail account today? Don't bother tinkering with your account settings, the problem probably isn't on your end, not unless your issues manifested immediately following any changes you might have made. Otherwise, point the finger at Google, which has acknowledged that some of its online services... Read more...
Cloud storage and sharing service Dropbox continues to build out its offerings in the enterprise; for starters, there’s simple yet telling name change from “Dropbox for Teams” to “Dropbox for Business”. Additionally, Dropbox is rolling out more upgrades for its business-level service... Read more...
Google does everything, including offering Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) with its cloud Google Compute Engine. The service is just nine months old, and Google is already rapidly adding new features, increasing availability, and cutting prices. The Google Compute Engine is now available to anyone who signs up for... Read more...
EMC and VMware have pooled their resources to create Pivotal, a competitor to Amazon and its cloud services dominance, and according to the New York Times, Pivotal is now officially a company. Paul Maritz (pictured, inset), former CEO of VMware and a past executive at Microsoft will head the new company. Further details on senior leadership... Read more...
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