Alongside the Moto X smartphone, Motorola also launched its online smartphone customization studio called Moto Maker. Through the studio, customers can put an endless array of personal touches on their device, such as custom engravings and paint jobs. It was initially exclusive to AT&T subscribers before finally being opened up to all major U.S. carriers. At this point in time, Moto Maker is only available for customers in the U.S., however the company does have plans of expanding it beyond the States. Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has said that Moto Maker is going to be expanded to several countries in Latin America next year.
Latin America is going to be the first international destination for Moto Maker because the Moto X is already being sold there and due to the fact that its sales are quite strong there. However, the full range of customization options will only be offered to customers located in Brazil and Argentina, as the company has some component facilities located in those countries. Customers in other parts of Latin America are likely to have fewer customization options, but hey, something is better than nothing at all. Woodside also hinted at the possibility of Moto Maker being expanded into Europe, though he didn’t offer a timeframe of when that might happen.
Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app is one of the most widely used apps out there for backing up photos to the company’s cloud servers. Today, an updated version of the app for iOS has been released. The new Cloud Drive Photos iOS app brings native support for iPads as well as support for video uploading. Amazon initially launched this feature on Android over a year and a half ago, iOS users have certainly been waiting for a long time to be allowed to upload their videos to Amazon’s Cloud Drive Photos service.
Native support for the iPad means that both the full-fledged tablet and the iPad mini are now natively compatible with the app, users won’t have to run it in 2x magnified mode. Videos of up to 20 minutes in length can be uploaded, file size is limited to 2GB. While that might not seem much if you are looking to store professional videos in the cloud, the time and size limit is enough to accommodate most personal videos. The app also has an auto-upload feature, which when turned on, will upload the existing content in camera roll to the cloud. The company offers 5GB of free cloud storage to new users, the app itself is available as a free download from the App Store.