Cloud computing archive

  • Microsoft cloud-gaming service demoed internally:  Halo 4 streamed to Windows devices
    Gaming

    Microsoft cloud-gaming service demoed internally: Halo 4 streamed to Windows devices

    By 26 September 2013

    Microsoft plans to take on cloud-gaming with its own service, according to a new report. The Verge - citing unnamed sources - claimed that Microsoft held an internal company meeting today, where executives showed Halo 4 running on a Windows Phone and...

  • HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review
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    HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 review

    By 4 June 2013

    The HP Pavilion Chromebook 14 is a slightly different Chromebook prospect: the Google Chrome OS operating system laptop - which needs to be online via Wi-Fi for its full cloud-based functionality - boasts a 14-inch screen size, making it the largest Chromebook...

  • Apple iCloud vs Google vs Amazon Cloud Drive vs Dropbox vs Microsoft SkyDrive
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    Apple iCloud vs Google vs Amazon Cloud Drive vs Dropbox vs Microsoft SkyDrive

    By 26 April 2012

    It’s been a busy time for cloud storage and music services and Apple’s launch onto the scene with Apple iCloud has officially declared it global war. The lines have begun to blur as to what you own, where you own it and just how much you have to pay...

  • Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud
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    Google Drive coming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

    By 9 February 2012

    Google is all set to launch a cloud-based storage solution to rival the likes of Dropbox and Apple's iCloud. That's according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cites our old pals "people familiar with the matter" as having knowledge of the...

  • Dropbox for Android beta lands with auto camera uploads
    Apps

    Dropbox for Android beta lands with auto camera uploads

    By 3 February 2012

    Dropbox has taken off the covers of an all-new version of its cloud-based solution for Android devices: the Experimental Android Forum Build 2.0.9. Catchy name huh? The beta release brings with it a number of key new features, most notably the addition...

  • Microsoft SkyDrive adds HTML5 uploading and encourages sharing
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    Microsoft SkyDrive adds HTML5 uploading and encourages sharing

    By 29 November 2011

    The message from Microsoft when it comes to cloud computing is clear; share and share alike. Sharing is the overriding theme of the revamped SkyDrive online portal, the web-based platform where you can manage all of your cloud backed-up files. Since launching...

  • Buffalo CloudStation plugs into the cloud
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    Buffalo CloudStation plugs into the cloud

    By 2 November 2011

    Buffalo is taking its storage options skywards, in partnership with cloud computing specialist Pogoplug, with the launch of the Buffalo CloudStation. The CloudStation is Buffalo's first cloud based personal storage solution and for anyone with prior knowledge...

  • Dropbox for Teams launched for small businesses
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    Dropbox for Teams launched for small businesses

    By 27 October 2011

    Dropbox for Teams has gone live, making it easier for small businesses to tap into the cloud based storage solution without having to worry about the limited space on offer with the regular version. For $795 a year, 5 team members can share folders with...

  • Living in iCloud: Features explored
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    Living in iCloud: Features explored

    By 12 October 2011

    For a long time the biggest criticism of the iPhone has been the lack of a comprehensive, free, cloud element. Pulling everything together is iCloud, along with the online portal through iCloud.com, which has rolled out with iOS 5. But iCloud isn't just...

  • New HTC users to get 5GB free Dropbox service
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    New HTC users to get 5GB free Dropbox service

    By 22 September 2011

    Microsoft has Skydrive, Apple has iCloud, and now HTC has Dropbox following a new partnership between the phone maker and popular cloud storage service. HTC has confirmed to Pocket-lint that users of its latest Android handsets, like the HTC Rhyme, will...

  • Pogoplug Mobile streams in for iOS and Android
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    Pogoplug Mobile streams in for iOS and Android

    By 1 September 2011

    Cloud Engines has announced its latest device - Pogoplug Mobile - which, as you'd probably guessed from the moniker, has a heavy emphasis on streaming to your portable devices. If you're not familiar with Pogoplug, it is a storage solution that mixes...

  • iCloud iTunes Match has streaming uncertainty
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    iCloud iTunes Match has streaming uncertainty

    By 31 August 2011

    On Tuesday Pocket-lint reported on the fact that iTunes 10.5 beta 6.1 seemed to bring with it iTunes Match streaming from iCloud, rather than just the download-only option that the awaiting fanboys were expecting. Well, don't get your streaming hopes...

  • PCs 'going the way of typewriters,' says IBM
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    PCs 'going the way of typewriters,' says IBM

    By 11 August 2011

    Personal computers are destined to join the ranks of obsolete technology like cassette tapes and typewriters, an IBM executive has predicted in a blog post. "I, personally, have moved beyond the PC... My primary computer now is a tablet," writes Mark...

  • OnLive boots-up 22 September
    Gaming

    OnLive boots-up 22 September

    By 11 August 2011

    OnLive has announced that is is to go, er, live on 22 September in the UK - launching at the Eurogamer Expo in London. There will be over 100 games on board for the launch, with free memberships available for people wanting to try demos of the service...

  • PS3 software update takes gamers to the cloud
    Gaming

    PS3 software update takes gamers to the cloud

    By 10 August 2011

    Sony has ramped up its cloud services for PlayStation Plus users - adding automatic cloud saving within the latest PS3 update. The feature means that, with the option enabled, gamers can bash away on their joypads killing prostitutes / soldiers / zombies,...

  • Apple TV update brings cloud-storage locker for purchased TV shows
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    Apple TV update brings cloud-storage locker for purchased TV shows

    By 2 August 2011

    A swanky new feature for the Apple TV 2 has just been released, bringing you the ability to purchase TV shows and then stream them from the cloud - a marked change from the previous rental-only format. The update could pave the way for a system whereby...

  • Apple iCloud pricing revealed
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    Apple iCloud pricing revealed

    By 2 August 2011

    Details continue to emerge on Apple's iCloud mobile backup service, with titbits from Cupertino gradually clearing up exactly what it will do.  Until now, however, little has been known about cost, which given the premium price of other Apple products,...

  • Amazon takes on Apple iCloud with unlimited Cloud Drive storage
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    Amazon takes on Apple iCloud with unlimited Cloud Drive storage

    By 7 July 2011

    Amazon has taken the iCloud uppercut from Apple on the chin, steadied itself on the ropes, and come back punches a flying by way of some killer new Cloud Drive and Cloud Player features - most notably unlimited music storage. The unlimited plan deal is...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Ubuntu One Files review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Ubuntu One Files review (Android)

    By 29 June 2011

    A few weeks back on Pocket-lint we lined up some of the biggest players in the cloud storage field against one another to see which service was the best. (It was a nice piece and well worth a read when you've got an afternoon to kill). Nonetheless, there...

  • LaCie CloudBox makes online data more secure
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    LaCie CloudBox makes online data more secure

    By 24 June 2011

    With more and more of our data heading into the cloud, and concerns about just how secure these online storage solutions are (see the Dropbox password cock-up from earlier this week) some people are still taking the external HDD option to back up their...

  • Pogoplug software takes your PC to the cloud
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    Pogoplug software takes your PC to the cloud

    By 22 June 2011

    Cloud Engines has announced the arrival of its free Pogoplug software that turns any PC or Mac into a personal cloud, accessible (as long as it's turned on) anywhere you've got a web connection. If you're not familiar with Cloud Engines, it is US based...

  • Dropbox mistake allows login without password
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    Dropbox mistake allows login without password

    By 21 June 2011

    Looks like a glitch in Dropbox's authorisation system briefly allowed users to login without a password, exposing accounts to unauthorised entry.  Between 1.54 and 5.46 pm Pacific time yesterday accounts were left totally vulnerable to password free...

  • SkyDrive revamped; 25GB, HTML5, and photo friendly
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    SkyDrive revamped; 25GB, HTML5, and photo friendly

    By 21 June 2011

    Microsoft has announced new features and a new HTLM 5 design for its SkyDrive service on Monday. The service, which is Microsoft’s answer to Dropbox, allows users to share content from anywhere, collaborate on Office docs, and share photos thanks to...

  • iTunes Match not destined for UK until 2012
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    iTunes Match not destined for UK until 2012

    By 10 June 2011

    UK music executives have told British newspaper the Telegraph that negotiations with Apple over iTunes Match and iCloud have only just started.  "Tentative talks have begun between the major labels and Apple in the UK. However, all talks are at the really...

  • What is Apple iCloud?
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    What is Apple iCloud?

    By 6 June 2011

    It’s a wonderful thing when Steve Jobs stands in front of a captive audience in his black polo neck and blue jean combo to announce a whole set of products that are better than anything ever made before. It truly is. The tech savy and the super geek...