Showing posts with label cloud storage. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cloud storage. Show all posts

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Nextbit's Robin Phone, Which Taps Cloud for 100GB of Storage


Robin Smartphone Well-matched with Verizon Network

Nextbit, San-Francisco based, run by Google and HTC would be offering a version of its Robin smartphone which is well-matched with the Verizon network.The offer would start soon through its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign according to an interview of the CEO of Nextbit, Tom Moss. The early version of the Robin had been compatible with only AT&T and T-Mobile networks. Robin had created a lot of disturbance through its standout feature of online storage and while the smartphone is provided with 32 gigabytes of internal storage, it would have about 100GB of storage on tapping into the cloud for added online resources.

Executive of Nextbits have implied that they would be able to use online access as well as storage for the improvement of phone in other ways over a period of time. The introduction of Verizon version has improved the customer base of Nexbit and Verizon is the largest wireless network of the nation. The announcement was made just two days after the company had hit the $1 million mark on its Kickstarter campaign, doubling its goal. The form of the Robin which tends to work with Verizon has been designed precisely for that network and is not augmented for AT&T or T-Mobile and it is not recommended to switch networks.

Verizon Type – Early Bird Special Price

The company is yet looking into a type for Sprint though the need to add extra frequency band tends to complicate the task. Moss has commented that they are figuring out whether they could make it work with Sprint. Moss together with co-founder Mike Chan had worked on Google’s Android software earlier when the company’s chief design and product officer, Scot Croyle, had led the development of the HTC One Smartphone.

Nextbit will provide the Verizon type and offer an early bird special price of $299 for the first 300 orders and the kickstarter price is $349. It would retail for $399 at its launch in January. The company also started a contest to enable Kickstarter backers to choose a colour combination for a special Kickstarer, only variant of the Robin. They could also propose colours. Nextbits would choose five, improve them and then enable the backers to vote. Presently the Robin comes in a combination of mint-white or dark blue `midnight’ colour.

Strategy to Challenge Traditional Players

The strategy of Nextbit is to challenge traditional players such as Apple and Samsung, where their products tend to sell easily, double the price. Crowdfunded devices continue to carry some risk and Robin can wind up going up in smoke though the chances for its success seams good. Presently, Nextbit seems to have the funding, a reputable manufacturer together with some excellent credentials like the former Google and HTC executives which includes the former lead designer of HTC.

Though nowhere near the scale of Apple or even HTC, Nextbit had been a success on Kickstarter and the company had mentioned that it intends to increase the cloud storage of Robin to 129GB if the backing tends to hit $1.5 million. Regarding the campaign, Moss had commented that it is amazing and that it is such a validation.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Microsoft Enhances Its One Drive with New Features On iOS

Microsoft has finally made a significant number of changes in the look, feel and functionality of its popular cloud storage service OneDrive app for the iOS based users. The tech giant has given heed to the users based on Apple’s iOS platform by updating its official OneDrive app with highly improved photo management and a sophisticated integrated access to OneDrive for Business.

This updated app will simply allow the users from varied devices like iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to create photo albums for better viewing in a single place. Users would be required to copy or move the file essentially in their albums. This features would streamlined the viewing the photos as well as make it appear less cluttered and organized.

Features Debuted On iOS Platform

Tagging feature is also introduced wherein users can tag the photos manually or even allow the app to automatically generate tags. Tagging feature works on the basis of impressive object recognition technology powered by Bing and Microsoft Research. This makes it possible for the OneDrive to recognize the visual content associate it with different tags such as people, animals, buildings and others with ease. Tags would provide a new way of browsing through the picture and lane of memory with grace.

Another notable feature is the text recognition in photos along with the content of documents. This feature makes it easier to search among the hoards of files and photos. There is also a feature which brings in the seamless integration of password management apps including the 1Password and LastPass. Apart from these update had made some bug fixes and certain important improvements like the one for audio and video playback.

Microsoft had also released a public preview version specifically for the Mac users with its Mac sync client for OneDrive for Business. This will help them in managing files and later syncing them offline.

Microsoft Brings Simple Solutions For Businesses

OneDrive for iOS will feature a built in access to OneDrive for Business. This simply translates that businesses doesn’t have use the separate app for assessing the OneDrive for Business. Those users could easily connect with their OneDrive for Business accounts from a single app and could view their business files along with the personal files. On security from users should be relieved that their business files would still be secured, managed and covered by Microsoft’s Office 365 enterprise service.

Microsoft Increases The Storage on OneDrive

Microsoft has also given a boost to the users by increases their offered storage for free on OneDrive from standard 15 GB to 30 GB if they turn on their automatic camera backup. This hefty increase by Microsoft fives direct competition to other cloud storage services mainly Dropbox and iCloud. Furthermore OnDrive is giving free increase in storage which is not available on these high paying competitors. Microsoft even couples this with distinctive changes made in uploading, organization as well as the searching of files on its cloud storage which had made it extremely easier and beautiful system in itself.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Top 5 Data Storage or Cloud Storage Apps for Your Android Smartphone

Google Drive
Are you a person who always busy with works and bring collections of files with you every time, you moving on to someplace? Or do you want to carry all of your music collections with you in your android device? If you were saying yes to any of these questions, then you can use this following list of applications in your android device for better usability. You can use the cloud storage technology to improve the lifestyle of yours and also it reduces the amount of storage devices that you were using in your daily day to day life.

Here are the best applications that are shortlisted by the for more reliability; and the best applications are shortlisted below, 

1. Dropbox : Dropbox is the one of the widely used solution that has been used globally by millions of people. Each and every blogger should have this application with you and I would suggest everyone to use this application in their Smartphones. The valid reason behind this is that, Dropbox allows you to store your files in the cloud storage servers and helps you to retrieve the data anywhere and at anytime. With the free subscription, the Dropbox provides tons of free space in the cloud storage system that helps you to upload anything from your android mobile itself.

2. Box : Box is a similar application that allows the android users to share their data with the users who were in their contact list. This application is similar to Dropbox, but the main difference is that, by using the box, the data can be shared with their contacts and their contact data can viewed by you, if you share the data with you. Apart from this, Box is a wonderful application that can be used in android devices for using better cloud storage.

3. Sky Drive : Sky Drive is a Microsoft product that allows you to upload your data in the cloud storage system. Sky Drive is a better solution for the people who use both android and windows Smartphones. So that, they can sync their data from one device to another device without any sort if additional actions. Sky Drive is a fantastic cloud storage system that brings out similar features as other cloud storage system. But it provides speed as well as better accessibility while comparing to other cloud storages.

4. Google Drive: The Google Drive is a better solution for the Google users, Google Drive is an Online Cloud Storage that is maintained by Google Inc., and also you can merge your Google account with your Google Drive. Most of the android devices come with Google Drive application, and this makes you to upload anything on your account from your mobile phone.

5. Verizon Cloud Storage : Verizon Cloud Storage is another online cloud storage that helps other to keep track of their personal data with higher privacy and security. Verizon Cloud Storage can keep you data preserved even if your phone gets lost or the data in your device gets wiped on.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Firedrive Enters, PutLocker Exits

Formerly known as PutLocker, Firedrive is UK based cloud storage and file hosting service offering free users, 50GB free storage with uploading of maximum file size of 1GB enabling the user to share, manage and store files from any location of the globe on any device. Files are accessible on any device along with the features which can be shared privately or publicly.

It is accompanied with several useful features like groups, public profiles, filedrops, advanced file permissions, document viewing and much more and is a perfect choice for students and professionals who would need to organize their personal and work, online. Firedrive is fast, easy and is packed with tons of security features wherein users can share with ease, their photos, videos, documents or audios with family, friends as well as co workers and can share, listen and view 150 plus file types.

Firedrive enables immediate access to media files without any downloads where video files automatically change to a streaming format, while audio files are playable through a web based player and images are embedded directly into the page. Users can also generate one time link and share it in an email, blog, instant message and forum wherein the user can copy the link and send it through Firedrive by email or social networks.

No registration is needed to share the file, all that is needed is a browser and the user can share using the one time line and also get notification when someone accesses it. Firedrive helps to share a file irrespective of it being big or small or even a whole folder and one can share multiple numbers of files or folders with the help of simple clicks enabling other to also add them to their Firedrive account.

When it comes to security and the need to share an important document with anyone, accessibility aspects should be taken into account. A password could be set for the files or folder that can be changed at any point of time. Users could also restrict access to viewers on all shared files by turning them to private without the need to delete anything and all the files uploaded to Firedrive gets automatically private.

One can also embed videos, audios as well as documents in blogs on website in the form of Power Point presentation, PDF, AVI, MP3, MP4 and much more which can be viewed by a large number of audiences at any location on the globe. To take advantage of the opportunity of 50GB free cloud storage service you could visit the site and get registered.

Firedrive makes use of industry standard encryption in order to safeguard the user’s account where the shared links are difficult to locate by search engines unless they are shared on public spaces like forums or blogs. Firedrive also has a mobile optimized website wherein the files can be viewed while on the go and new photos and videos can be uploaded though it is not as feature filled as the desktop browsers.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Top Benefits of Archiving Files in The Cloud

Businesses that are of various sizes, which are operating across all the sectors, can gather large quantities of data on everyday basis. From monetary reports to email exchange, these files are very crucial to retrieve and contain highly sensitive data and information, which cannot be compromised. It is important that the company has a file archiving system at a place. This archiving system allows storage of large data; the data present on it should be accessible and secure. Looking for file archiving system Cloud storage is the solution that the businesses can choose for a cloud based storage solution or a on-site file archiving system.

Drop Box, is ranked fifth among all the cloud storage alternatives present in the world which allows easy access on any device. There are various similar services present in the market. Otherwise you can go for an online virtual storage like the Google drive. In this article we outline the various advantage of the cloud storage.

Cloud Archiving Drives Down Costs

A cloud-based solution is much more cost effective than an on-site storage solution. Why? There because there are a few certain reasons. A cloud-based solution eradicates all the dedicated internal IT resources for archiving of data. But when an on-site solution is considered, the role an IT employee is that he spends most of his time dealing with file archiving issues but this is not the case when cloud based solution is considered. The cloud-based solution has a larger scalability feature. Where we only pay for the processing, bandwidth, memory applications and the needs of an business organization and there is no hidden payments which is incurred by the on-site file archiving system. The major advantage of this system is the Mime cast File archiving solution.

Accessibility of Data

Various organizations have different approaches to file archiving, while some the files is stored on-site and some of them stored on-site which can make access of difficult data with ease. But the use file archiving system is that the data stored is not to be touched- it is crucial that the stored data can be made available to both the administrators and end users. When the data is stored in a single place the access of data can be made easily without any difficulty. On a cloud based system all the data is indexed before it is stored which allows easy searching of data across multiple applications. If an employee has to locate data from his iPad or an Blackberry device he can make use of cloud file archiving system solution which makes this possible.

Disaster Recovery

Another advantage of using cloud-based solution is that it allows on site disaster recovery for file archives. If the entire companies data is stored on site than the data can be easily vulnerable or compromised. In a cloud based solution, the servers are distributed around the world, so if one server fails and due to data distribution to various servers the data is secure in spite of failure of the current server or due to disaster.

Whatever archiving solution you choose for, remember that you should be able to archive large volumes of data which increases year by year; that the data which has been archived should be easily accessible and should be totally secure.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Advantages of Cloud Based Software for Businesses

Any business, no matter their size, can take advantage of using cloud-based technology to improve workflow management, systems and file access. The key to using cloud technology in the running of your core business is being aware of what your main business needs are, what kind of data you keep and track, and who manages that data. Then, look at how cloud technology might be able to streamline and safeguard that data.
But why the cloud? Does it really offer significant advantages to business, or is it all a lot of marketing hype? Unlike other technology fads, cloud is here to stay. Consider these advantages of using cloud-based software for improving how you run your business:
  • Access documents in the cloud instantly. Staff can login from any device and have instant access to all the files they need. Using online workflow management software, you can group files according to their jobs and keep everything neatly organised. More than likely, it will offer your staff greater flexibility with using and accessing information as well as saving time on administrative tasks.
  • Do away with staff location issues. If your business has multiple offices, or consultants who are always on the move, having your data stored remotely online will provide greater accessibility to the information you need. Do your staff regularly share information at meetings across your organisation? Cloud services can share files at meetings, in presentations without the need to bring USB’s. All your data is available online in one place and can be sent straight to your meeting and presentation.
  • Easier file sharing. Sending large files within the office is no longer a problem. No more waiting for huge emails to load! Just share a link to the document and your recipient can access it. With a cloud-based service, all files are universally available from any location across your network.
  • Take away the risk of data loss. Ask yourself, can I better manage my losses and secure my business by backing up my data? Could my business survive if our office was destroyed by a fire or flood? If the answer is no, then backing up your data by storing it online and using a cloud-based software could significantly improve your business - and your piece of mind. 
  • Improved Workflow management. Workflow management software, such as WorkflowMax, will help your business to more effectively manage your projects, see your financials and and keep track of your data. Using cloud-based workflow management software will mean you can keep track of all your projects and information simultaneously.
  • Easy Access. Does everyone who needs the data have access to it? Do you have staff who need access to data but who don’t know where to find it? Search across your information stored remotely on a cloud service to find what you need. It is possible to set access for certain people to open certain documents, so all your most sensitive information stays safe.
You see, cloud technology has a lot to offer the business owner. Consider upgrading to a cloud-based service for your business today!
WorkflowMax offers workflow management software that will take the pain out of running your business. A total cloud solution covering all operations from prospecting to quoting, time sheeting to invoicing and everything in between, WorklowMax is ideal for creatives, agencies, consultants, professional services, IT, and trades - if your business is job focused then WorkflowMax is the tool you need.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Why we love cloud storage

‘Cloud storage’ has been the real buzzword in computer circles in the past couple of years, but what exactly is it and why might you be missing out if you don’t use it yet? Cloud storage is essentially a way to store your documents and information online in a dedicated space, with an example of cloud software being Dropbox. It means you can take your documents out of the office system and save them somewhere externally.
The main benefit of this is that it perfectly aids flexible working, and means that if your employees don’t want to be chained to the office or need to carry out any work from home, they can easily log in to their cloud storage account for easy access to absolutely everything they could need. Otherwise, this means transferring everything to a USB stick or something similar, which obviously poses security risks if it goes missing and is inconvenient.

Secondly, cloud storage offers some degree of protection for your company and your information. This is because storing something on a central office-based system can turn out to be a disaster if the system goes down. Alternatively, if your office computers are hit by a virus, this can infiltrate the entire system and can corrupt all of your files, leaving you without customer information, company information and login details, and it can seriously compromise everyone’s security.

Another reason we love cloud storage is the fact that it saves a lot of time that would otherwise be spent emailing attachments backwards and forwards around the office, so it’s a very efficient way for everyone to access documents. It’s really useful if everyone can always access all of the documents, and makes it a lot easier to co-ordinate computer-based activities.

Taking all of your saved documents out of a computer system can also help to speed up the office computers. There will end up being a lot of information and documents saved on each computer and on the central system, and slow computers can be incredibly frustrating for office staff, so putting everything online will make the system much faster and more efficient.

Of course, cloud storage won’t work for everyone, and it can take a bit of getting used to. It might be a good idea to get yourself set up with a professional ITcompany. If you’re really lucky, they might be willing to transfer all of your important documents over for you so you can hit the ground running!