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Articles tagged with: cloud storage

Ubuntu One Raises Free Cloud Storage To 5GB

If you’ve enjoyed Linux products in the past, you will enjoy this. To celebrate Unbuntu One’s 1 million users, they have announced this week that it will increase the free capacity of Ubuntu’s online cloud storage system from 2GB to 5GB.

Yup, that’s right, you heard it here, your space is about to grow over 100%. You can claim your new storage limit directly from the Ubuntu One Free website, or simply sign up for an account.

Google Music Coming Soon? Leaked Files Drop Some Hints

It looks like Google is gearing up to launch its own music service, and although it currently looks a bit incomplete, we feel that it has a lot of room to grow.

Now, we covered this topic a bit back in May and we were first heard about it, and we wondered how Google would fare without the backing of record labels. However, according to some leaked files found in the Android Market update, it looks like Google may have swayed some record labels into joining.

New Cloudbox From Lacie Keeps Your Data Safe

LaCie now has a new cloud storage system called the CloudBox that is essentially a hard drive that backs up your files both locally and wireless to a cloud-based platform. When it comes to data protection, you’re always going to want to have a backup in case there are technical difficulties over the cloud (on the web).

For $200 a year, users will get 100GB of cloud data storage. The device itself costs $200 and the first year of storage is free. Users can then opt to either renew the contract or drop the cloud service.

OfficeDrop Transfers Your Data Files Onto The Cloud

A new ‘paperless office’ service called OfficeDrop, now lets you lose the file cabinets and organize everything through cloud storage. OfficeDrop is a multi-user service that includes custom scanning software for Windows, Macs, and Android phones.

Here’s how it works, you begin by scanning a document into OfficeDrop. The application then saves it as a searchable PDF. You can then easily search OfficeDrop with a few key terms to narrow down your search, and the application will pull it up instantaneously.

Best Buy Prepares To Launch Cloud Music Service

Best Buy is getting ready to officially launch its own Music Cloud service, which aims to compete against Amazon’s Cloud Player, Google Music, and Apple’s iCloud. With the new music service, users can stream their favorite tunes to multiple devices.

Music can be streamed to desktop computers, phones, tablets, you name it. Users can also save songs locally to devices for offline play which is expected to be a popular feature with high data prices from select carriers *cough* AT&T *cough*.

Dropbox- 25 Million Accounts Left Unprotected

We’ve covered Dropbox a number of times, from the critical flaw discovered to Dropbox employees having access to your files, there’s no question that Dropbox is a bit of a sketchy place to trust cloud storage.

Well, it seems like the cloud-storage system continues to have major security issues. Dropbox “accidentally” turned off password authentication for 25 million users for four hours on Monday evening. Of the unprotected accounts, about 100,000 were accessed, or less than 1% of total affected accounts.

Amazon Launching Service To Store Your Music, Videos & eBooks

Amazon is in talks with record companies and film studios about potentially creating a service to let users store their film and music in a library style format on the cloud. According to CNET they could be ready to announce the service as early as next week.

The service, which some say is a like a cloud locker, would allow users to store their existing music, film, and book collections on the cloud, even if the content is not purchased at Amazon. The current hold up is all the licensing requirements which Amazon has yet to work out with the major labels and studios.