03/12/2012, If you are a Microsoft Azure customer, then we are pleased to inform you that you would definitely be on the receiving end of a 33% refund for your cloud services where February 2012 is concerned, simply because of the leap day outage. Microsoft says that this refund will arrive regardless of whether your service was impacted or not. A blanket compensation – now this is definitely what I call […]
02/21/2012, Ever heard of AppSense before? They are the leading provider of user virtualization technology, and today has just announced AppSense Labs. This research arm of the AppSense global research and development group intend to look at ways on creating new technologies which will push the boundaries of user-centric computing. Their sole focus is to research technologies which comprise cloud, mobile and data, in addition to constructing new prototypes which will […]
02/21/2012, Word on the street has it that Samsung could eventually announce their S-Cloud service by the time August 2012 rolls around – at least, according to a report by ETNews. Samsung and Apple are not exactly the best of friends at the moment with lawsuits against one another being filed all over the planet, and the S-Cloud service can be seen as Samsung’s strategic counterattack against Apple’s iCloud. It is […]
02/16/2012, It seems that Google is making positive steps towards the realization of their cloud-based storage service, where a GeekWire reader claims that Google Drive has already been activated in his Google account. What you see on the right is the original image as well as the enlarged one (which obviously suffers from a far lower resolution when blown up), being the favicon which appears in the browser frame when the […]
02/13/2012, AT&T has just announced AT&T Synaptic Compute, where it will function as a service with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service. This is an enterprise-class cloud service that will deliver the best of both worlds, merging technologies from virtual private networking (VPN) industry leader AT&T as well as cloud infrastructure software industry leader VMware. Similar to the other cloud offers from AT&T, the Virtual Private Cloud’s capability is embedded straight into its […]
02/13/2012, The cloud is the new place to be, and DoCoMo knows that fact, where they have just introduced a new cloud-based translator phone. That certainly sounds like a dream, especially when you want to speak to another person who does not speak the same lingo as you. All you need to do is speak into your phone, while the person on the other line will hear the message interpreted as […]
02/09/2012, Everyone seems to be taking the cloud storage route these days, and Google is not exempt. The Internet search giant has long been working on a cloud-storage service that is simply known as Drive, and assuming it takes off in a big way, it might just prove itself to be a worthy rival of cloud-storage provider Dropbox Inc., a blue-eyed boy in Silicon Valley. Similar to Dropbox in nature, Google’s […]
12/14/2011, If you’re a fan of intelligent toys, you might be in for a treat with the DragonBot. Created by researchers from MIT, Harvard and Northeastern, this robot toy features an Android phone for a “brain”, and animated eyes thanks to the phone’s display. The DragonBot is touted to be extremely smart and is capable of learning from other DragonBots thanks to its cloud-connected brain. It is said to be very […]
12/08/2011, Box has just announced that its iOS app has been updated, or re-built I should say, with a new code-base which makes the overall app faster and more stable, according to the company. Beyond the sheer performance, there are a new features that you may be interested in. First, it is possible to upload photos from the mobile device directly into a Box folder that can be accessed and shared […]
11/30/2011, With companies like Apple and Google offering streaming of movies and video content onto the television screen, Lenovo appears to be interested in hopping aboard the bandwagon as the Chinese company has recently announced that they had plans to unveil a smart TV of their own called the LeTV.
11/15/2011, Trend Micro has just introduced a new version of SafeSync, a service that lets users sync and share files from their PC to their mobile devices, or with other people. This new version of SafeSync includes a new user interface (UI) which includes a drag and drop interface to instantly sync files with other devices (think “DropBox”). This new version also brings better Mac OS support, along with Android, iOS […]
11/14/2011, Pogoplug has made a name for itself when it comes to creating a personal cloud. However, it is now introducing a free cloud service for mobiles devices that isn’t hosted by users. The idea behind it is that mobile devices have a limited space, and while you may want to have constant access to your whole photo/media library, it’s not always possible to store all that content on the phone. […]
11/08/2011, TeleNav has just announced a new version of its automotive navigation platform – TeleNav Auto 2.0, which provides a whole new level of in-vehicle connectivity and tight integration to the phone, cloud and car. TeleNav Auto 2.0 is aimed at providing a connected driving experience by making it easy to send information from phones directly to their cars as well making that information easily available and hands-free, to users who […]
11/01/2011, Making sure that your data is safe can be a tricky issue. If you leave it on your hard disk, anybody who steals your computer or hacks into it will gain access to it. If you keep it on the cloud, anybody who hacks the service or obtains your login details can have access to it. How would you solve a problem like this?