Posts Tagged ‘cloud services’
  • iCloud launches iCloud Premium complete with 100GB online storage.
    by Mike
    Posted December 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    Online storage and "cloud" services are all the rage these days. With business looking to cut costs and move data storage offsite as well as consumers looking for easier and more convenient ways to share/store their information for easy accessibility may have found iCloud's basic package at 3GB total storage a bit anemic. But the great thing about iCloud was that it wasn't just about storage. Web apps covering multiple spheres including work and play allow consumers to get their work done and...
  • Offline Gmail a no go for Mac users. Google Gears to blame…
    by Mike
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    Google fanatics and Mac power users are experience a bad case of digital doldrums tonight. While starting the week off on a high with Gmail Offline support officially rolling out to everyone -- and not relegated to a simple, option lab feature -- many will be ending on a completely different plane. You see, in order for Gmail's offline features to work, your browser needs to support Google Gears. Macs don't do support Google Gears, but only through Firefox. Safari support is hit and miss. A...
  • City of L.A. joins list of largest U.S. companies to embrace Google Apps
    by Mike
    Posted October 27th, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    In a move that is sure to spur countless ramblings, clown faces, and repetitive though baseless comments from The Balms himself, the L.A. City Council voted an astonishing 12 - 0 on a $7.25 million contract to move all 30,000 of the cities' employees over to Gmail and other Google related apps. Not a small move by any stretch. In fact, after the move is complete, the city of L.A. will be one of the largest municipal users of Google apps. Pretty cool huh? In an effort to prevent mass chaos, t...
  • 44 Tips aims to be your “one stop shop” for the internet.
    by Mike
    Posted October 19th, 2009 at 10:29 am
    MySpace: dead. Facebook: still growing but old news. Twitter: here and now. YouTube, Flicker, Wikipedia....the list of entertainment, multimedia, and social networking services goes on for days. You take on each service as to it's relevance in the current online world will differ from mine. However, one thing that we can mostly agree on is that navigating to and signing in to each service can be time consuming and a pain. That's where 44 Tips looks to change things up. (more...)...
  • iCloud bringing more to the table - further blurs lines between browser, desktop, and application
    by Mike
    Posted May 12th, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    Since broadband has taken off here in the states (mostly) as well as the rest of the world, people, especially those with older machines that are having a not so easy time keeping up with the increasing demands placed upon them, have started started focusing their attention on cloud services. Of course there is Apple's paid MobileMe service which is decent, there is Microsoft's LiveMesh, Google of course has their own venture and host of services to brag about, and today iCloud, founded by Da...
  • July 7th marks the end of the road for .Mac homepages and groups
    by Mike
    Posted April 10th, 2009 at 8:49 am
    If you were a fan of Apple's in house email service known as ".Mac", today will bring a sad announcement and possibly a tear to your eye.  Apple has officially stated that July 7th would be the end of .Mac homepages and groups.  The homepages you currently have would still be accessible, however you will not be able to edit old, or create new pages after said date.  Homepage changes aren't all that bad as you can still use MobileMe and iWeb to get your life out there.  However the .Mac ...
  • Redmonds “My Phone” now live
    by Mike
    Posted February 17th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    Barcelona was the home to Microsoft's grand revealing of 2009 as as far as mobile services go. Sadly, while WinMo 6.5 and Windows Marketplace won't be available until late this year, Microsoft did give us something somewhat tangible to get our hands on...My Phone.  For the cave dwellers out there who haven't had the mail dinosaur come by today, My Phone is Microsoft's "MobileMe-esque" cloud syncing service.  The lucky people who pre-registered and received invites got to get in on the actio...
  • Microsoft’s “MyPhone” registration now live…beta tag included!
    by Mike
    Posted February 15th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
    Mobile Me haters and Microsoft purists who have been looking forward to a response from Redmond to Apple's Mobile Me now (almost) have a legitimate service.  Microsoft's My Phone service has a registration site that has officially been launched...albeit as a beta.  The registration site is now up and running allowing MyPhone hopefuls to sign up on a waiting list and....um....wait for more.  If that sort of thing gets your whistle wet with excitement head on over and sign up and prepare t...
  • Microsoft’s “My Phone” makes an early debut
    by Mike
    Posted February 7th, 2009 at 10:50 am
    Microsoft is really trying hard these days to prove to people that they are innovative and cool.  They have been hyping up "the cloud" lately as the next frontier. Everything will be done in the cloud according to them.  Microsoft's "My Phone" service is an online syncing service to use between your phone and a password protected site.  Unfortunately for Microsoft, Engadget sprung the My Phone site early as Microsoft wasn't planning to announce My Phone until MWC in 10 days...oops.  Cats...
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