Cloud computing is a brand new platform that Microsoft is looking to evolve further. It has gained a great deal of attention, but hasn’t attained the prominence expected by the company. The top official of Microsoft believes that Microsoft has a real opportunity with cloud-computing in India and it will be a transformative area.
The CEO of Microsoft Satya Nadella remarked at the conference:
It was hard selling softwares. But now with cloud, we have real opportunity in India. That definitely is the transformative thing. And of course by design, it has anti-piracy built into it, which also is very helpful.
If you just updated your Dropbox app on your Android device, you will be happy to know that you now have the ability to share folders. The new update allows users both invite others to shared folders and manage the relevant permissions. The new in-app purchase will also allow users to upgrade to Pro accounts via Google Play. Dropbox will bring the functionality to iOS soon.
Microsoft’s Halo franchise is set in space, but the cloud is where today’s most interesting advancements seem to be happening for the Mast Chief-helmed video game series.
Microsoft has long been suspected to have been working on its own brand of cloud streaming technology for Xbox software, and the latest reports suggest they’re making progress on that front.
The Verge writes that sources familiar with Microsoft’s internal machinations describe a demonstration by company officials that showed Xbox 360 blockbuster Halo 4 running smoothly via network streaming on both a PC (presumably [...]
While our cyber security experts fret over our below-par security standards, the Indian government is planning to set-up a cloud network storage to facilitate the storage of critical data.
According to the Economic Times :
Department of Information Technology is planning to set up a national cloud based network that connects all state data centers which would make that the backbone of national e-governance plan, which when completed would deliver many government to citizen and government business services via the internet. In effect, each of the [...]
G’Five has launched five new dual-SIM Android smartphones under its ‘G-Cloud’ range. These devices are G’Five A79, A86, i88+, G95 and G3D. Another interesting addition is that all these devices come with company’s self-developed G-Cloud technology and will offer users 5.5 GB of free cloud space.
The A86 shows off a 4-inch WVGA display with a 480 × 800p resolution. Adding considerable weight to the specs sheet is the inclusion of an 8MP rear snapper and a 0.3MP front facing sensor. Running on 3G and supporting wireless connectivity too, the device is fueled by a 1GHz processor. The G’Five I88+ also comes across as feature-packed with ICS, [...]
Microsoft has updated the SkyDrive for Windows App with a new user interface.The newest update to SkyDrive for Windows (version 16.4.6003.0710) includes quite a few improvements that are said to bring “performance, reliability, and compatibility.
Apart from that the app, no longer crashes out as it used to, and looks good while it downloads or uploads files. The new status windows allows users to see time and data remaining to be synced. The new SkyDrive logo also seems to be readied for the Windows 8 Metro UI
Google has launched their first media player along with their new OS and Tablet at the I/O conference. Powered by an OMAP 4460 CPU. the Nexus Q is Google’s small, sphere-shaped device that will work with the Nexus 7 tablet and other Android devices to stream media from the cloud. The Player has 1 GB of Ram and 16GB Flash Storage.
Nexus Q streams your favorite entertainment directly from the cloud to your living room. Just use the Google Play and YouTube apps on your Android phone or tablet to surf an ocean of music, TV, movies and [...]
While Google launched Drive Cloud with free 5 GB Data storage, Dropbox does not want to feel left out at the party. Adding new features for existing users, the company today announced a new app to allow automatic photo uploads from your Windows or Mac computer.
Thats not all, Dropbox will also offer upto 3GB free store for using the service, actually 500MB each time you use it to a maximum of 3 GB free.
After many a rumors Google has now finally launched Google Drive cloud service. Still in Beta stage with limited access to users the cloud service offers up quite a unique mix to fend off the competition. Google Docs is built right into Google Drive, so you can work with others in real time on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You can install Drive on your Mac or PC and can download the Drive app to your Android phone or tablet (iOS coming soon). Search by keyword and filter by file type, owner and more. Drive can even recognize text in scanned documents using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.
Apple on Friday announced that its iWork.com service will be discontinued on July 31, 2012. “After July 31, 2012, you can no longer publish new documents to iWork.com from any iWork application on your Mac or iOS device,” the company wrote on its website.
“Documents already shared on iWork.com will not be available to you or to those you shared documents with.”
Apple is pushing users to now sync up their docs with their new iCloud Service which will be better integrated in their next major release, Mountain Lion
Google is preparing to launch a new cloud storage service that will compete directly with the likes of Dropbox, pogo plug, Rapidshare et all. The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday evening reported that Google is almost ready to announce the new service, which will be called Google Drive. Similar to Dropbox, which creates a virtual drive containing files that are mirrored on a user’s local hard drive and on cloud servers, Google Drive will allow users to store photos, videos, documents and other files in the cloud, and it will be accessible from computers as well as Android tablets and smartphones.
Expect at least 8 Gig of Free storage from the company and this number can be as [...]
Network Attached Storage, is a term that reminds us of big bulky devices that store large 3.5 inch Hard Drives. These units are usually obnoxious and loud and provide limited access to the storage. That all has changed as Synology introduces the DS411 Slim. This slim palm size ( or actually palm width) NAS uses 4 Sata 2.5 inch hard drives inside a beautiful piano black shell. Not only is this small and good to look at it is very quiet with noise levels at just 21.1 dB(A).
The DS411 Slim gives you the ability to create your own private cloud, with a host of features including iOS and Android Apps to access your data [...]