After racking up more than half a million users in the U.S. and Canada, RealPlayer Cloud is ready to take on the world -- and is now expanding the reach of its cloud video solution globally to do just that.
Happy Friday once more! Hard to believe we're heading into the final week of February next week, so we'll take it easy on the recap this time around by getting readers caught up on some of the app-related news they might have missed. Spoiler alert: You might want to hit the App Store, there's some good stuff waiting to be downloaded!
Now that Microsoft has been forced to rebrand SkyDrive over a trademark dispute, the Windows maker appears to be beefing up its cloud storage service to better compete with the likes of Dropbox and Google Drive.
Even as Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs fades from our memory, writer Aaron Sorkin is said to have finally delivered his own take on the late Apple co-founder in-between seasons of The Newsroom, which Sony is expected to put into production sometime in the future. So who will play Jobs in the big-budget official adaptation of the Walter Isaacson bio? It's never too early to speculate...
Cloud storage is a rough business, with new competitors coming out of the woodwork on nearly a weekly basis with the lure of even more free space -- which is why SugarSync has decided to pivot in the opposite direction.
Many Americans will have a short work week because of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, and the madness of Black Friday the day after. As for us, we'll be off those two days on a turkey binge, and back to work next Monday for another weekend recap and some Cyber Monday fun. In the meantime, here's a quick recap with a few tidbits you might have missed over the weekend...
Do software companies have an obligation to keep new features around after they've been introduced? Apple has become somewhat notorious for yanking iWork and iLife features in the name of iOS app feature parity, and companies like Twitter are actively adding and then removing new options all in the name of experimentation — including the ability to direct message users who don't follow you, which headlines today's overnight recap.
Having home media server software like Plex is great, but what about those times when you want to access content from somewhere else? A new beta PlexPass feature uses cloud storage from existing providers for just such purpose.
Although the average Jane or Joe rarely needs to snap a shot of their computer screen, for bloggers, website creators and developers, it's a godsend -- which is probably why the folks at Dropbox have made saving them automatic.