cloud storage

SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, comes with fresh UI for Android app

If you’re using Microsoft’s SkyDrive for your cloud storage needs, don’t be concerned about the incoming update. SkyDrive will now be known as OneDrive, with the Android app seeing an update. Not only new in name, the app has a sightly tweaked interface, as well as some tricks to get free storage.

Box reportedly files for IPO

Box, the cloud storage provider, has filed IPO papers, sources claim. If true, this places them ahead of Dropbox as a publicly traded company. Both are expected to go public at some point in time. Should Box actually be first, it gives them a crucial pillar to success in the competitive cloud storage space.

Sony My Cloud app gathers all your cloud media in one place

It is not uncommon for a single person to make use of multiple cloud storage services. However, it can become quite tiresome to have to wade through different apps to get access to them. If that's the feeling that you get whenever you face these cloud services, then Sony's new app might help you out, depending on the services you use.

Amazon pairing 50GB of cloud storage with select smartphones

We see plenty of offers for free Google Drive storage, and cloud storage in general. But as of today, it looks like Amazon has thrown down some details on a similar offer. The Amazon offer is for Cloud Drive storage space. Specifically, 50GB of free Cloud Drive storage for those who purchase any of the select smartphones included with the offer.

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.
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