cloud

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.

Google Drive update adds pull-to-refresh and new shortcuts

This week we're seeing another update to one of Google's popular apps. After Maps received a large update, they're now busy with Drive. The last update to 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.

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.

Tonido Home Cloud update uses Chromecast to stream from PC to TV

The hype around Google 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.

SwiftKey Cloud beta update improves Flow prediction and more

The SwiftKey Cloud beta launched a short time back and it looks like the first update has arrived. The details are coming by way of the SwiftKey blog where they offers details on the updated release for both tablets and smartphones. This update will bring the version number (for tablets and smartphones) to 4.2.0.94 and the apk for both are available for download at this time.
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