Ever since Apple bought up cloud-based music distributor LaLa there's been speculation that Cupertino was going to put iTunes in the cloud. All of your music, available anywhere you had an Internet connection, streaming to your laptop, desktop, or iOS device (probably for a fee). But time passed and Apple did...nothing. So it seems. But maybe, just maybe our favorite computer and gadget maker is thinking bigger than just CeeLo's number one hit whenever you need a kickstart.
Of the various cloud storage services out there, we're most partial to Dropbox. The interface is simple, the uploads fairly quick, and the app works beautifully. Plus, with their open API, Dropbox can sync with tons of our other apps and software making it our number one floating hard drive. Today, it seems, is update day.
Greenpeace giveth, and Greenpeace taketh away. The international environmental advocacy group is once again criticizing Apple, this time over the iPad’s addition to the growing market for cloud computing.
When Apple first confirmed last year that they were building a server
farm facility down in North Carolina, speculation was heavy that
Cupertino was looking to get in big on cloud computing. Everything was
moving to the cloud; soon there'd be no need for storing documents on
your hard drive; the cloud was everything. So the arguments ran.
people still save stuff to hard drives, external hard drives still sell
at a decent clip, and we don't know anyone under the age of fifty
without a flash drive (or three). Turns out physical ownership is kind
of important to people. Is the cloud part of the Apple's plan?
Speculation ran rampant after Apple’s acquisition of Lala.com that Cupertino was planning to store your music library in the cloud. But a recent report finds that they don’t plan to stop there, with Hollywood and video being the next targets.
Everywhere you turn these days, cloud computing is the talk of the tech world. Apple’s domestic iPhone partner, AT&T, is preparing to take on competitors like Amazon Web Services as they roll out Synaptic Compute As A Service.