Blending local and cloud data
It’s no secret that Chromebooks rely heavily on Google Drive cloud storage. The devices have the capability to store data locally, of…
Here’s an easy way to get 2GB of Google Drive storage: In the next week, head to Google’s security checkup page and follow…
Layering is key
If you weren’t already worried about the security of your company’s internal memos and other documents, the recent Sony hack probably fixed that (and…
It is striking that Apple, for all the rave reviews it gets on its gadgetry and OS, is still a laggard when it comes to cloud and related services.
If you were looking for another reason to buy a Chromebook, Google just provided a big one: The company is boosting the included…
Suggesting that educators and students shouldn’t have to worry about the technology that helps them teach and learn, Google introduced Drive for Education on Tuesday.…
Add Google Drive to the growing number of cloud services that can stream video to a Chromecast. The latest developer version of Chrome OS brings direct Drive to Chromecast streaming to your TV so that even low-cost Chromebooks can use the function.
The week in cloud: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Dropbox and Amazon all want your business and personal files in their respective clouds so they can then sell you more stuff. Storage price cuts are flying — but make sure you watch pricing of other services.
A new OneDrive Android client gives users a single point of access to work and personal files, provided they log into the right account.
Under fire? Dropbox, which had held steady while competitors sliced and diced prices, now shows willingness to boost storage limits.
The Chrome App Launcher now makes it easier to work with Google Drive Apps; at least on the Chrome Dev channel. You have to enable the experimental view but once you do, you can open up your Drive App without searching for compatible files.
Google(s goog) has been testing this feature for a while, but today it became widely available: Google Drive users on the web can now…
The week in cloud: Microsoft stresses Azure’s openness to outside products — but that philosophy doesn’t extend to Office for iPad’s storage choices.
Google Drive is cheaper than ever — 100GB is now $1.99 per month, down from $4.99. The move comes a few weeks after Microsoft started giving away more space on OneDrive.
Legal issues forced Microsoft to rename SkyDrive, which it’s now officially pushing worldwide as OneDrive with some new features and, yes, free stuff.
Relentless attempts to access critical corporate or personal data won’t let up. What could change is who companies will rely on as their last line of defense: You and me.
Media center app maker Plex launched a feature Monday that allows users to store their videos in the cloud and then play…
The systems integrator says its one-to-many hub will save app developers who want to tap into several storage clouds a ton of time and money.
Business-focused cloud storage player has new package options for casual and business users as it faces off against Dropbox and a raft of other competitors.
Everyone loves Dropbox — which claims more than 100 million users — except for CIOs, CISOs or whoever’s in charge of compliance and security. nCrypted Cloud says it can help Dropbox win them over too.
… and it’s borrowing the concept of a partner program from legacy IT vendors to make it so
Dropbox, the consumer file-store-and-sync champ, hopes to parlay MSPs, IT consultants and other partners to transform users of its free service into paying customers.
Google Drive had another service disruption on Friday, and it probably doesn’t help Google’s efforts to woo enterprises onto Google Apps and other Google cloud products.
BoxCryptor 2, available now in technical preview form, makes it far easier to securely share access permissions for files stored in services such as DropBox and SkyDrive. It also offers master keys for bosses.
Podcast directories are a dime a dozen, but Podcast Gallery is a new one that’s well worth a look. The web service integrates with Dropbox and Google Drive to save podcasts, plus you can use any browser to view or listen to episodes.
Trying to attract more users to its SkyDrive cloud storage service, Microsoft is lowering barriers to entry.
It makes sense that Google Drive is the only cloud service on my Chromebook’s File Manager. That doesn’t mean I have to keep that limitation though. Here’s how to get Dropbox integration through a sync service.
It’s very much an alpha product for now, but BoxCryptor’s Chrome plugin promises in-browser, client-side encryption and decryption for commonly-used cloud storage services.
At long last, Google has added spreadsheet editing features to its Google Drive mobile applications. The updated software is available for both Android and iOS devices. You can’t get too fancy in your spreadsheets just yet, but this is a step in the right direction.
Since launching five months ago, Mover, a startup based in Edmonton, Alberta, has picked up thousands of users with data migration service, but the company’s ultimate goal is broader. This week, the startup graduated from Vancouvers’ GrowLab accelerator.
No surprise, SkyDrive in its newest incarnation is starting to look an awful lot like Windows 8. Also new, an Android app joins existing Windows Phone and iPhone versions. Microsoft SkyDrive competes with Apple iCloud and Google Drive for consumers’ digital content.
Dropbox reports that the recent spam attacks that impacted some European customers occurred when hackers used passwords obtained from outside sites to access some Dropbox accounts. The company promised a new two-factor authentication option and offered other tips.
Cloud storage player Box is launching its mobile app framework OneCloud for Android on Monday, just in time for the Google I/O Conference. Included in the apps selection is Docusign Ink, Breezy, iAnnotate and Fetchnotes, said Chris Yeh, VP of platforms for Box.
Nearly three years ago Google announced plans for its Chrome OS; a platform for networked computers. The OS has reached a point in maturity where it is useful. Today the company announced two devices – Chromebook & Chromebox that actually deliver on Google’s original promise.
Google’s long-awaited cloud storage service is finally live. How does it stack up against the competition, and what does it mean for…
Cloud Engines’ Pogoplug Team software creates “on-site storage clouds” using existing PCs or servers in a way it claims is far cheaper than the various Dropboxes for the enterprise. Authorized remote workers can access folders or files as needed.
Symform, a company that brings peer-to-peer technology to bear on the cloud storage problem, netted $11 million in a new Series B investment round led by WestRiver Capital and including OVP and Longworth Venture Partners. Erik Anderson of WestRiver Capital joins the Symform Board of Directors.
Aaron Levie, founder and CEO of Box, said even with the long-awaited arrival of Google Drive, he still doesn’t see Google as a competitor. That’s because he sees Box as more of a collaboration platform that happens to have storage making Microsoft more of a rival.
Google’s much awaited Drive has arrived. Sign-up and get 5 GB free. While they are a competitor for the likes of Dropbox and Box.net, the real target for Google might be Microsoft and its Sharepoint service, as company is harping on collaboration-and-sharing as its core features.
Dropbox is launching a new easy link sharing service, that allows you to share documents, photos and videos over the web, without having ta dropbox account. With Google rumored to be launching its online storage service soon, this is a nice counterpunch by Dropbox
The storage wars continue with Box calling in the cavalry. The business-oriented cloud storage vendor aggregated 30-plus applications to be accessed from mobile devices and used with Box’s flagship service. But Box is not alone — there are dozens of rivals in the fight.
The mythical and much rumored Google’s online storage service, Google Drive, might finally make an appearance in coming weeks according to well placed sources tell us. Google is going to offer 1 Gb of storage space for free, but will charge for more storage.