iOS 5 was just made available, and with it comes iCloud. iCloud is the all magical cloud based service that revolutionarily backs up and allows you to access your data from any of your iOS or Mac. Now when you navigate to iCloud.com from your iPad for example, the website will automatically recognize your device, and help you either set up iCloud on your device, download Find my iPhone or Find my Friends (a new App).
Apple carries on with trying to stop selling their software in boxes. We have already expreienced it when they released the Mac App Store, and with Mac OS X Lion which Apple decided to sell directly via the Store without having to require an installation disk.
Since the beginning of the Mac App Store and Mac OS X Lion, Apple has been trying to make all its other softwares available in the same easy installation format as well. Read More
Unless you were in seclusion the whole time, you must have heard that Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple, has resigned, and Tim Cook, has acquired this position. We all expected change. And now, we recently heard a rumor, that Apple attempted to buy DropBox, the popular cloud storage service for $800 Million, but apparently, they declined the offer.
As WWDC approaches, Apple is planning to surprise us with another amazing product dubbed “iCloud” which will satisfy all our music needs while residing in the cloud. According to sources, Apple has signed deals with record label EMI and is very close to signing deals with Sony Entertainment Music and Universal Music Group. Read More
At Google I/O today, Google announced its much anticipated music services that compete with iTunes and Amazon Cloud Player. The Google Music service is currently in “beta”, and is available to users in the US only. It appears that Google has still not been able to convince the music labels, thus the service is limited at the moment. Read More
Om Malik of GigaOM has got a tip from an unidentified source who told him that Apple has acquired iCloud.com for $4.5 million. Apple has not brought the company, but rather the domain name iCloud.com for $4.5 million. The company has changed its name to CloudMe.com, and it appears that Apple is building a cloud based locker service similar to Amazon’s cloud storage services. Read More
It seems that Google does have an answer to Amazon’s cloud based player for Android and the web. The folks at Tech From 10 somehow managed to get their hands on the developer version of the Android Market which enabled them to download Google Music 3.0 for Android. The site also provides a download link to the application along with some extra screenshots, but looks like the website is down at the moment. Read More
Amazon has just revealed its new cloud based music streaming and storage service dubbed “Amazon Cloud Player” and “Amazon Cloud Drive” that will kill Apple and Google’s music services. The new service from Amazon allows users to store music in the cloud, and then stream it from the cloud using the Web or an Android device. iOS devices are not yet supported by the Cloud Player. Read More
Today, Google announced that they would be adding support for mobile devices in their service, Google “Cloud Print”. “Cloud Print” is a service that allows printing from any app on any device, OS or browser without the need to install drivers.
The thing that has always been a barrier for most developers who wished to allow mobile users to connect their printers to the Internet and print stuff was the use of drivers. It appears that Google has figured it out and with Cloud Print for mobile you won’t need to install any drivers. The service is amazingly helpful for Chrome OS devices.