Posted: April 26th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cloud, Google | Tags: android, Chrome Web Store, Dropbox, Google, Google Docs, Google Drive, OCR, Picassa | No Comments »
Google yesterday announced its DropBox killer, Google Drive, pledging every user 5GB of free storage. That’s a pretty good deal, combined with other Google products – Google Docs, soon to be Picassa and Gmail – as well as some comprehensive search capabilities, Google Drive appears to be a pretty close to taking over the galaxy that is cloud, for the personal user at least.
But there’s another story here. Products such as Google Drive and DropBox are becoming more frequently released, more importantly, cheap. It costs less than $10 to back up 100GB.
Punters truly have no excuse, the concept of accidentally deleting a file should be a thing of the past. Expect to see a DropBox Teams competitor any day now. Google truly seems to have our online world stitched
UPDATE :: OK, not happy Jan!! I feel slightly duped, it seems that Google has Given at the same Time as They’ve Taken Away!! On loading Google Drive I’ve lost my Google Docs account, well perhaps an exaggeration, my Google Docs space - some 1.7GB – has been integrated into my new Google Drive - 5 GB – a gain of 3.3Gb :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 5th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Cloud, Favorite New Thought, iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5, Michael Courtenay, Smartphone, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love, Übergadget | Tags: A5, apple, Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 5, iOS5, Product Launch: Apple, Tim Cook | Comments Off
In his first step-up to the product stage, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has announced a new version of the iPhone. Meet iPhone 4S. Apple’s new iPhone 4S runs on the new iOS 5 platform and it’s powered by Apple’s new dual-core A5 chip - twice as fast as A4. The new smartphone’s battery life is claimed to offer either 8 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours of browsing, 9 hours on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback and 40 hours of music. The iPhone 4S holds on to the ground-breaking Retina display technology and glass back of its predecessor, but has undergone something of a gutsy revamping. Apple’s latest smartphone gets a brand new dual-core processor, an 8 megapixel camera capable of also shooting full high definition video, and a new personal assistant application that uses voice recognition. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: September 12th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Apple, Cloud, Favorite New Thought, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Technoid Computer News | Tags: apple, Arash Ferdowsi, CEO, Cloud, Computer, Dropbox, Goldman Sachs, iCloud, Index Ventures, News, rew Houston, steve jobs, Tim Cook, Y Combinator | Comments Off
Speculation on Apple CEO Steve Jobs resignation and the markets perceived pressure on incoming CEO Tim Cooks performance was rife a couple of weeks ago, many analysts speculated that following the change at the top, we would see a marked differences in the way Apple made decisions, that Cook would need to stamp his mark quickly. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 18th, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Amazon, Cloud, Google, Kiss My . . . | Tags: Amazon, apple, Cloud Computing, Google, Google Music, itunes | Comments Off
Hot on the heals of Amazon’s Cloud Player, but without the ability to purchase or download tunes, Google has released Google Music. Google is graciously allowing users to store music collections in virtual online libraries in what amounts to a pretty weak challenge to Apple’s popular iTunes and Amazon’s Cloud we’re sat her kind of wondering why Google has bothered?
Google Music Beta is essentially an extension of Google’s long-lived Google Doc’s. Google Doc’s has over the past 12 months transformed from being a Document Creation and Storage Cloud to a Store anything web based app. The release of Google Music Beta sounds very much like a cheap trick, there is literally nothing in it.
Google Music does not sell songs, it simply allows users to store personal collections in the internet “cloud” for streaming to smartphones, tablet computers or other gadgets, geewiz – thanks Google.
Google Music is being rolled out on an invitation-only basis in the United States to test the service, which the California internet giant envisions eventually making available worldwide. However in a press release, Google Australia said it didn’t “have a timeline to announce for an Australian release” or the rest of the galaxy for that matter :: Read the full article »»»»