Archive for: icloud

This Is The Official iCloud Logo.

  • June 2, 2011 3:26 pm

Original image after the break…

Confirmed: Apple Announcing iOS 5, OS X Lion, And iCloud At WWDC.

  • May 31, 2011 9:16 am

Rumors and speculation have pointed to a rather packed event at the upcoming June 6th WWDC hosted by Apple. Today, those rumors were confirmed with an official press release from Apple previewing the events which will include iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud. Of course what’s incredibly odd is that Apple is issuing a press release to confirm an official event’s content. Apple rarely does that. Such a spin can be taken two ways. (1) Apple has so much to announce that they had to offload a small portion ahead of the show to fit everything in or (2) Apple doesn’t really have much of anything to show hence the more casual reveal.

On a side note, we’d love to see some new hardware to go along with the new digital bits. Unfortunately all the latest rumors point to a delayed fall (September) release of the next-gen iPhone. In a similar fashion, we’re excited to see if Apple will actually launch OS X Lion in the Mac App Store the day of WWDC or if it too is destined for a later date.

We’ll know soon enough. Press release after the break…

Apple iCloud Details Trickle Out, Hint At Google’s $100 Million Offer.

  • May 26, 2011 9:18 pm

Ongoing rumors concerning Apple’s iCloud and Google Music continue as a new report from BusinessWeek sheds light on the future of cloud-based music, Google and Amazon’s ongoing troubles in wooing music labels, and how Apple could shift the balance of power away from Google and back into their court.

As we already know, Amazon and Google’s recently launched cloud-based music storage lockers are pretty basic. They allow users to upload a set amount of music and stream it from a host of web-enabled devices. The biggest problems with the self-upload method is that uploading can take quite a long time, especially if we’re talking about 50+ GBs of music. That’s where Apple’s so called “iCloud” service really pulls away from the pack…

iCloud launches iCloud Premium complete with 100GB online storage.

  • December 16, 2009 2:57 pm

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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 their time passed all via the convenience that a cloud based service can offer.

While the web apps and desktop in the cloud experience are certainly talking points, the real excitement for today’s announcement is the launch of iCloud Premium. Said service now offers customers a full 100GB of online storage so that users can store pretty much anything they want via the cloud. While HD movie buffs and music aficionados still won’t find ample storage for their digital collections, I’d wager a guess and say 80-90% of the general population will find the 100GB limit more than ample enough.

For those mobile warriors in the truest sense of the word, mobile devices are also supported in varying degrees depending on the mobile platform — specifically the iPhone, Android, and Windows Mobile. I haven’t personally used iCloud yet on a mobile device so if anyone is willing to chip in a few words it would be more than welcome.

The 100GB iCloud Premium will cost $39.99 per year over the Basic 3GB plan’s price free entrance point. But for those honestly needing the extra space tied together with a robust allotment of web apps will find a winning solution with iCloud.

iCloud bringing more to the table - further blurs lines between browser, desktop, and application

  • May 12, 2009 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 Daniel Arthursson and funded by parent company Xcerion, can themselves brag a little louder with the announcement and release of some much improved features.

The next push to the cloud? Your operating system.

  • April 8, 2009 4:25 pm

If you haven’t heard cloud computing is the latest craze sweeping the nation.  Everyone and their mother seems to be fascinated with moving everyday tasks such as office work (word, excel, etc) as well as file storage among other things online, freeing up space on your machine and ensuring you have a safe and secure backup that you can access any place you have an internet connection.  However a truly interesting concept that would truly break OS boundaries is an operating system that you could run inside of a web browser giving you true unwalled freedom?  *If only*  Well if that is something that has been the cause of many sleepless nights and countless drool soaked pillow cases iCloud will be your saving grace.  iCloud does what seems impossible - brings an entire OS to your web browser.