Google Play Music may be a favorite amongst Android users when it comes to uploading and storing your music in the cloud, but they are not the only option available. Sure Google offers quite a bit and they do it for free, but there are reasons to look elsewhere. And in this case we look towards Amazon and the Cloud Player, which in this case pairs with the Amazon MP3 app on your smartphone or tablet.
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 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.
SoundHound, which answers questions such as, "who sings this song?" has updated their Android app this week with a much requested feature. Today the company has delivered full cloud support, so users can sync and access tracked and tagged music across all their devices.
Google Drive was back in May but this newest version is bringing all sorts of improvements. Even though the changelog simply lists bug fixes. Read on to see what's new.
Swiftkey, makers of the popular keyboard app, has finally launched its cloud service that seems both logical and yet unusual for a keyboard app. Simply called SwiftKey Cloud, the service allows users to sync their personal writing styles and language profiles across any number of devices, as well as broaden SwiftKey's learning sources.
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.
Chromecast has toned down a bit, giving way to a flood of news of smartphone announcements. But it hasn't completely died out, with word of new services supporting the Chromecast or a new, similar device sprouting up once in a while. Joining this fray is CodeLathe's Tonido, a personal cloud service that lets you stream media from your PC anywhere, and now to any TV via the Chromecast.