Apple has always been, shall we say, behind the times regarding iCloud, allowing the competition to gain significant footholds in cloud-based services while the Cupertino company launches new features at a sluggish pace. And according to a new report from The Information, Apple's attitude towards its cloud services is every bit as fragmented as it seems thanks to some "deep organization issues" within the company.
Sort of ironic that one of yesterday's big stories was how the late Steve Jobs apparently tried to get Mac OS X running on Sony's VAIO computers, and now comes word that the Japanese consumer electronics giant is planning to sell that division lock, stock and barrel. But there were plenty of other stories on deck Wednesday, and here's a look at just a few of them...
If there's one thing users fear most, it's their favorite product or service being shut down in the wake of an acquisition by a bigger company. This week saw the demise of another, and we have Dropbox to blame.
With more than 300 million iCloud users, Apple is perfectly poised to expand upon the services it can offer, demonstrating a cloud-based version of iWork that will be available as a developer preview starting today.
While the creators of the PDF format long ago surrendered its technology to all, Adobe has continued to refine its own Acrobat software. That storied tradition continues with the release of Adobe Acrobat XI on Monday.
On Friday, corporate drama erupted over OnLive, the popular cloud streaming game company who cut loose its entire staff and was rumored to be on the verge of bankruptcy. Now the company is shedding some light on the situation.
When it comes to wrangling the power of the cloud, few companies have done it as well as OnLive, the folks who have revolutionizing online gaming. Thankfully for us, they aren’t going to stop there. On Thursday, a new iPad app arrives called OnLive Desktop, which brings the full Windows 7 desktop experience to Cupertino’s beloved tablet -- and it’s free.
Adobe announced its next iOS app today at Photoshop World, called Adobe Carousel. This cross-platform app allows users to access their whole photo libraries on an iPad, iPhone, and Mac, make edits that sync automatically, and share those photos with family and friends. We got a demo of the new app-slash-cloud service last week, with plenty of screenshots inside.
It seems like for every new Apple rumor, there has to be an equalizing force in the universe that comes along to smack it down. Such is the case with last week’s “iTunes Replay” speculation claiming that Apple was about to introduce its own cloud-based competitor to Netflix.