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Colorado Latest Convert To Google Apps For Government Colorado Latest Convert To Google Apps For Government

Another state has beamed up into the Google cloud. Colorado, home of the Rocky Mountains and Coors Light, has become the latest state government in the U.S. to make the switch to Google Apps for Government, the federal government-approved cloud-based …

Google Drive To Support Third Party Apps Google Drive To Support Third Party Apps
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Google’s upcoming cloud device, called Drive, might support applications developed by third parties. Drive might add support for third party apps and will also include a software development kit. Users would be able to open files stored in Google Drive …

SafeGov Wonders How Secure Google’s Cloud Is SafeGov Wonders How Secure Google’s Cloud Is

SafeGov.org security experts have been questioning whether or not Google has a sufficient level of security surrounding their cloud services, for the protection of government information that it hosts. According to PRN, recent incidents have prompted SafeGov to speculate that …

IDrive Offers Universal Cloud Backup For Unlimited Number Of Devices IDrive Offers Universal Cloud Backup For Unlimited Number Of Devices
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IDrive announced today that they will be offering a single plan with which subscribers can back up an unlimited number of PCs, Macs, Smartphones and Tablets. The plans are branched into two categories: home/personal users and business users. For the …

NOAA To Start Using Google Apps For Government NOAA To Start Using Google Apps For Government

In what is a pretty significant endorsement of Google’s wares, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has switched over to Google Apps for Government and thus become the largest government agency in the United States to adopt cloud-based email service. …

Microsoft Rolls Out SkyDrive App for Windows Phone, iPhone Microsoft Rolls Out SkyDrive App for Windows Phone, iPhone

Microsoft debuted their SkyDrive app yesterday for iPhone and Windows Phone. For those not yet familiar with it, SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud service you can use to access your documents, notes, photos, etc. from any computer. SkyDrive is already integrated …

NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM

Earlier this month, there were reports that Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, had acquired Irish Software firm NewBay for $100 million. RIM finally confirmed the acquisition (though terms weren’t officially disclosed) in a blog post this …

Google Music Store In The Works? Google Music Store In The Works?
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It looks like Google might jump into the music sales business, as people familiar with the matter say that Google is planning on opening an online music store in the near future. Of course, this would put them in direct …

Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry? Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?
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Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its …

NewBay, a Cloud Software Provider, Reportedly Acquired by RIM NewBay, a Cloud Software Provider, Reportedly Acquired by RIM

According to reports, Research in Motion, which makes BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, has acquired Irish software firm NewBay for $100 million. The Irish Times reports that NewBay staff were informed about the deal yesterday, and that “It is understood that …

What iCloud Is, and What It’s Not What iCloud Is, and What It’s Not
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In spite of all the hype around Apple’s iCloud, there has been some confusion about what it is and what it’s not. For starters, the iCloud stores user content on the cloud and pushes it to other devices, such as the iPad. While it’s great for storing and sharing documents and images between devices, or syncing information on your devices together, it is not a back up.

Apple iCloud – The Future of iOS and Mac OS? Apple iCloud – The Future of iOS and Mac OS?
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Apple had been rumored to have acquired the domain iCloud.com from Xcerion, which changed its own cloud service’s name to CloudMe. According to a report, this has been confirmed by unidentified people who are in a “position to know”. AppleInsider …

Amazon Talks Preventing Future Outages, Says It’s Sorry Amazon Talks Preventing Future Outages, Says It’s Sorry

Amazon has finally released a big statement regarding the recent server disruptions it experienced, which led to some sites having massive losses in service, and people to question the reliability of the cloud. When I say that the statement is …

Amazon Outage Casts Shadow Over Cloud Perception Amazon Outage Casts Shadow Over Cloud Perception
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Amazon recently suffered some problems with some of its servers, which left some sites with large hiccups in their services. Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service had some issues, primarily in Virginia. Among the sites affected were Foursquare, Quora, Reddit, …

Apple iCloud on the Way? Apple iCloud on the Way?

A new report from GigaOm, cites a “tipster” as saying that Apple has purchased the domain iCloud.com from Xcerion, which just changed the name of its own iCloud service to CloudMe at CloudMe.com. According to the tipster, Apple bought the …

HP Looking To Cloud For The Future

If you’re a new CEO and are looking to put your own stamp on a company upon starting, look to HP’s Leo Apotheker for inspiration. On Monday, Apotheker outlined his vision for the company and many came away impressed with …

Google Search Appliance Connects To Cloud
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The odd-looking yellow box that Google markets as the Google Search Appliance is now better than ever.  Google’s announced several new features, including improved cloud connectivity and a people search option.

Cloud Connect is definitely the main attraction here.  It introduces the ability to search content stored within Google Docs and Google Sites, along with Twitter and other sites.

OnLive – A Cloud Gaming Service Launches
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The evolution of gaming has taken interesting turns in its relatively short history. We’ve gone from arcade machines, to home consoles, with the latest breakthrough being downloadable gaming content. OnLive, is a gaming service which looks to be pushing the boundaries yet again; with cloud gaming.

Will OnLive be a successful venture? tell us

Google Cloud Print in the Works for Printing from Chrome OS
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If computing is going to the cloud, does that include printing? It does in Google’s plan. The company has introduced preliminary designs for a project called Google Cloud Print, a service that would allow any desktop, web, or mobile app on any device to print to any printer that the user sets up.

Google Makes the Cloud Cheaper

Gmail used to offer a gigabyte of storage to new users, but now it offers at least seven gigs. Picasa comes with a gig. Sometimes that’s not enough. While Google has offered the ability to pay for additional storage, the company has now reduced the prices for it.

Google Makes Mobile Spreadsheets More Accessible
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Today Google announced an improvement to the mobile version of Google Docs. That is list view for spreadsheets, which allows you to view, edit, sort, and filter your spreadsheets from your mobile device.

Previously, you could only view your spreadsheets on mobile devices. Now, they basically have full functionality.