08/22/2011, It looks like Amazon is taking up its online streaming video service a notch – as the company has been reported to have purchased a dozen new domain names that are all related to cloud video. While it hasn’t been announced what Amazon plans to do next, the company now owns a full list of domain names centered around “cloud”, “video”, “instant”, “streaming”, “prime” and “Amazon”. Amazon is currently considered […]
08/17/2011, Cloud computing seems to be the way that we are headed these days, and with that it’s not surprising to see Microsoft patent what they are calling “Fast Machine Booting Through Streaming Storage”, which essentially means booting the OS from the cloud.
08/15/2011, Let’s face it, when we get a new computer and we want to hook it up to our printers, it’s usually quite a hassle to look for the drivers, download it, install it. All of that just because we were hoping to print one or two documents. After all, wouldn’t it be much more convenient to plug in our printer and print our documents direct without the trouble of getting […]
08/08/2011, It is official – Apple has pulled the plug on MobileMe sync for keychains, widgets, accounts and preferences. Makes sense actually when you think about it deeper – after all, many of the features found in MobileMe are being upgraded as everyone makes the move over to iCloud. Previously, Apple did make it crystal clear that Gallery, iDisk and iWeb are already waiting to be “executed”, and now you can […]
08/05/2011, While HTC is still under fire from Apple due to alleged patent infringement, it doesn’t look like the Taiwanese manufacturer is letting those problems get in the way of its business. It has been recently reported that HTC has purchased a Seattle company named Dashwire. Known for developing a platform that lets users back up data created on their phones to the cloud, Dashwire will become a subsidiary of HTC. […]
07/26/2011, Microsoft OneNote users will be excited to know that the app has now been updated to version 1.2 with a whole bunch of new features. Released earlier this year in January, OneNote for the iPhone is an app that allowed users to easily capture notes, ideas, create lists and stay organized. Syncing with SkyDrive, and accessible on other platforms such as your desktop, OneNote is like Microsoft’s version of Evernote. […]
07/22/2011, As wonderful as cloud services might be, we’re always constantly reminded to not use them as our main backup and for a very good reason, as a man named Dylan M. had to find out the hard way. He recently discovered that his Google account was disabled due to alleged violation of some Google Terms of Service when he claimed that he had done nothing wrong with his Google account.
07/21/2011, With cloud services that are starting to pop up everywhere, it’s really no surprise to see that Taiwanese hardware vendor, Acer, has decided to hop aboard the bandwagon as well. This was probably brought on by Acer’s latest acquisition of iGware this week, a company who offered cloud software and infrastructure tools that are said to support more than 100 million consumer devices worldwide, among them being Nintendo gaming consoles.
07/19/2011, Plaxo, the company behind Plaxo.com – the world’s leading online address book has recently released the results of a study it performed, which brought to light some interesting findings. According to its study, 55% of people cited that the biggest hassle with a lost phone is the replacement of contacts. Which seems fair enough, seeing how most people aren’t using smartphones yet, and they don’t have their contacts backed up […]
06/22/2011, Pogoplug is often known as the cute “plug” that transforms a USB hard drive into a network attached storage (NAS) with a powerful (yet, super easy to use) web media server. More recently, it has become the force behind a number of NAS designs as it was directly embedded in the disks themselves. Now, Pogoplug will come as a pure software solution which will transform your computer(s) into the most […]
06/21/2011, You know what they say – when it rains, it pours. It seems to be getting crowded up there as more and more companies start to work on delivering their cloud service, where you have Amazon’s Cloud Player, Google Music, and Apple’s iCloud – and now, Best Buy intends to join the fray with their Music Cloud service. Just how many ways can you name such a service with the […]
06/20/2011, If you logged in to your Dropbox account on Sunday, between 1.54pm PT and 5.46pm PT, you might not have noticed it but you could use any password to log into your account – or any account for that matter. Dropbox has confirmed this afternoon that a programmer’s error caused a temporary security breach that allows any user account to be accessed with any password. The error was due to […]
06/20/2011, Microsoft issued a press release today that clearly states that “Microsoft Office Division to make announcement”, alongside “detailing the latest on Microsoft Office 365,” which is actually the company’s next-generation cloud service. Talk about getting straight to the point without going through a bunch of rumors or creating additional buzz via leaked screenshots and what not. It does seem as though Microsoft is more or less on track in revealing […]
06/08/2011, In the official Windows Phone Blog, the team recently revealed even more new features that will be part of the upcoming Mango update for Windows Phone 7. This time around we have a preview of the phone’s SkyDrive capabilities. Users can share photos stored on SkyDrive via email, text or IM easily. When sent as an MMS, the image will be embedded in the image rather than as a link […]