cloud storage

Amazon AppStream lets developers render and stream apps from the cloud

Amazon is most popular for being an online retailer, but software developers, system administrators, and geeks also know the company for providing cloud infrastructure and services. With its new Amazon AppStream, Amazon now wants these people, particularly mobile app developers, to leverage is Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to solve one of the biggest problems plaguing Android devices: hardware fragmentation.

Bitcasa to add support for Chromecast streaming

Bitcasa is touted as the service that offers "infinite storage" for your computer, phone or tablet and it looks like users will soon be able to use that storage to stream files to Chromecast. Users can get 10GB of free storage from Bitcasa or upgrade to that infinite storage level for $99 per year. While the pricing seems to be on the lower side, the low price of the Chromecast helped convince them of adding the support.

Box for Android update brings multi-account switching and more

An updated version of the Box app has landed in the Play Store today. The Box team has said this update was intended to make the app faster and more relevant to you -- the user. With that in mind, some of the changes that have come along include a new navigation drawer, easier access to switch between accounts and real-time updates to offline files. There is also an updated widget.

Kim Dotcom’s Mega launches official Android app

Mega users now have an Android app available. Well, technically you had an Android app available, however that app now has the official blessing from Mega. Those looking for the app should look for one called Mega from Mega Limited. And just like the service itself, the Mega app for Android is available for free. Otherwise, the app is currently sitting at version 1.0.2 and with just about everything you would need in terms of features.

Samsung HomeSync Lite brings a personal hosted cloud solution

Samsung was heavy on the device announcements yesterday and it looks like they also slipped out some details on a cloud storage solution. The service is called HomeSync Lite and it will provide the user with on-the-go access to files that you have stored on your home computer. HomeSync Lite uses your home PC as the cloud and ultimately that means you can have that cloud access without any additional monthly fees.

Google triples free cloud storage for Drive and Gmail to 15GB

Free cloud-storage is something more and more people are looking for these days. With Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive and more fighting for the top spot. Today Google's pulled a big move to beat the competition and have just tripled what they'll be giving away for free. Previously, just like Dropbox and others, Google Drive users received 5GB of free cloud storage. Starting today that will triple to 15GB.

Verizon Cloud service launches to protect customers “valuable” data

While there are plenty of cloud solutions available for smartphone users, it seems that many users go without that peace of mind. The reasoning here could be as simple as the person not knowing about the available options, thinking they are hard to use or maybe that they are expensive. Needless to say, we are firmly in the camp of backing up our data and it seems as if Verizon Wireless is also sharing that same opinion. Enter the recently announced Verizon Cloud service.
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