iPhone and iPad owners can now use Verizon Cloud to back up key information from their devices.
The cloud-based system debuted late last month for Verizon subscribers using specific Android devices. As of yesterday, an app is also available for iOS users.
Owners of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's Droid DNA can also now access Verizon Cloud through its Android app via Google Play. Verizon provides a full list of compatible devices via the Check your Device button on its Verizon Cloud Web site.
Before you can tap into the app, you first need to sign up for … Read more
Do you keep the receipts for everything you buy? Like me, you've probably noticed that the ones printed on thermal paper can begin to disappear over time. Soon, you're left with only a blank piece of paper that can't act as a proof of purchase or help you at tax time.
Wednesday's update to Google Drive on Android lets you easily store all of your receipts and even search through them. Doesn't a nice digital archive sound better than piles, folders, or boxes of receipts all over your home? Here's how to … Read more
For the better part of a decade the video game landscape remained mostly unchanged, complacent in a sea of sequels, motion controls, and downloadable content.
It's a generation that has lasted longer than any other before it, albeit for generally good reasons. And perhaps most impressive is that though their PC gaming counterparts have long since passed them by, these aging consoles are still able to render great-looking games.
So while the sun begins to set on what will go down as a pivotal generation for video games, we look ahead to see what owning a console will be … Read more
Unexpected instabilities forced Adobe Systems to hasten a planned outage for its Creative Cloud Connection, a service that keeps files made on mobile devices or uploaded to the Web in sync with customers' PCs.
Adobe launched it a half year ago in a preview version, and had planned to take it offline this week to update the interfaces the software uses to communicate with Adobe's servers. However, the company said in a blog post on Friday, " some updates...have caused instability in the service. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you."
As a … Read more
Due to the limited storage space and cost of iCloud on iOS devices, cloud storage tools are very popular. So the JustCloud app is one of many highly-competitive and well-constructed apps that provides a load of tools for anyone interested in backing up files and making them accessible anywhere. Is it on par with some of its competitors or just another option in the crowded cloud marketplace?
To use JustCloud you will need an account. You can register for a free account from your device, which gives you 100MB of storage. You'll need to download the app on your … Read more
Are you happy or horrified by Adobe Systems' announcement last week that the Creative Cloud and other subscriptions will be the only way to get new versions of its broad array of software?
Now's the time to weigh in with your opinion.
CNET and analyst firm Jefferies are again surveying Adobe customers to gauge their response to Adobe's different sales approach.
Click here for our newest Adobe customer survey. In it, you'll find questions about whether you plan to move to the Creative Cloud or not, upgrade from earlier versions of the Creative Suite to CS6, and … Read more
Amazon quietly released a Cloud Player app for PCs as an extension of its music streaming service.
While PC users could already use the player through the Web, the new app, noted by Mashable on Monday, also allows for offline storage. We've contacted Amazon for more details and will update if we hear back.
The app automatically syncs your music library with any files on your computer that you haven't added to the cloud yet and exports your Amazon MP3s to iTunes and the Windows Media player.
You also can upload an unlimited number of Amazon songs, plus … Read more
Savvy cloud-storage seekers know they can get 2GB free from Dropbox, 5GB from Google and SugarSync, 7GB from Microsoft, and so on.
Of course, there's no way to pool all that free storage into a single, unified cloud drive. That's precisely the idea behind Backup That, a new service that leverages the space available in your various e-mail accounts to give you potentially unlimited storage.
After registering for the beta, you choose one or more mail accounts to link to your Backup That account. The latter currently works with AOL, Gmail, GMX, Mobile Me, Yahoo, and other mail … Read more
In recent years, an entire new category of media has become not just important, but central to the marketing efforts of many businesses. App development is big business, but with a high cost of entry and low quality alternatives making it hard for a small business to enter the market, it has been a mixed bag. SeattleClouds offers a monthly templated service to create, upload, and manage your apps on the App Store, Google Play Store, and Amazon App Store, and the SeattleClouds app allows you to preview your app as you work on it.
While not a consumer app … Read more