Let’s face the facts— Box.net is our third-favorite cloud storage service— just behind Dropbox and iCloud. But when Box. net offered a limited-time 50GB of free storage for life, we were determined to make it work for us. With a little tinkering (and a whole lot of third-party add-ons) we made Box.net our premiere hosting, sharing, and collaborating cloud service.
Apple’s “Let’s talk iPhone” event revealed that the new iOS 5 will be arriving on October 12, and loads of puffy clouds will be floating along for the ride as iCloud launches on the same date -- and stay tuned, because iTunes Match will follow in late October.
Although we still don’t know when Apple will flip the switch on iCloud, the company finally announced a media event for its new iPhone next week, which likely means the fateful day is just around the corner -- so here’s a recap on everything we know about it so far.
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Apple released the beta version of iCloud last night for developers and with it unveiled the pricing for additional iCloud storage. iCloud will come with 5 GB of storage for free, which we knew; however, you know and we know and Cupertino knows that 5 GB is not going to cut it for everyone. Apple had been hinting that additional storage space would be available -- for a price. Now we know what those prices are, and how they compare.
iCloud will store and back up your music, photos, apps, calenders, documents and more. Apple is fronting you 5 GB on the house. If When you need more storage space, here is what you will pay...
Perhaps feeling the heat from Music Beta by Google and the forthcoming iTunes Match after being first out of the gate earlier this year, Amazon has reworked their Cloud Player and Cloud Drive initiative to give users with 20GB or more of paid storage a free upgrade to unlimited space -- at least for a while.
Mom always says that living with your head in the clouds often leads to unrealistic expectations. But when it comes to data, living in the clouds is perfectly acceptable -- desirable even. After all, it’s a trivial matter to store gigabytes of files on third-party servers for access wherever you can get a network connection. But what if you want to store all of that data on your own turf? And what if you’d rather avoid the complexities of setting up remote network access? Both the Buffalo CloudStor and Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, Cloud Edition aim to solve these issues -- with varying degrees of success.
Just as they teased in a press release last week, Apple finally took the wraps off its long-awaited “cloud services offering,” iCloud. While Cupertino may act like theirs is the first such service to market, the reality is, as usual, something else entirely.
It seems like only yesterday that we were reporting that Apple had secured two of the four major music labels for its cloud music service -- and it was! Only 24 hours later, it appears that Sony makes three, with the lone holdout also close to a deal.
Are you ready for Apple’s entry into the cloud-based music business? Now that Amazon and Google have shown their hand, it appears they may have only done Apple a favor as the big music labels line up behind their savior once again.