• Google and Microsoft Expand Their Free Storage Offerings
    [February 12, 2015] re you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards.
  • Windows Support Comes to Google Cloud
    [January 15, 2015] Google announced expanded Windows Support for its Cloud Platform. This comes in the form of Microsoft License Mobility, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition availability, and an optimized version of the Chrome RDP app for Windows.
  • Google Drive Chromecast Support Comes to Chrome OS
    [December 4, 2014] The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful.
  • The Problem With Cloud Storage: Deleting Old Material
    [September 25, 2014] Everyone’s so gung-ho about cloud storage being the solution to all your data archive needs, but there’s a dark underbelly to that solution: deleting old material to make space for the new stuff. The problem? Where’s the archive of the older content?
  • Dropbox Pro Receives Brand New Features and Lower Pricepoint
    [August 28, 2014] Dropbox announced that it is now offering a single plan for Dropbox Pro at $9.99 per month for 1 TB of space. Previously, it would have cost $500 per year for half of that space. Now it will cost you about $120 for all of it.
  • Microsoft Has Plans to Offer One Operating System On All Screens
    [August 7, 2014] At some point in the future, Microsoft will offer its users a single operating system experience across all screens, making things a lot easier on application developers. Rather than having to worry about developing apps for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox all separately, they’ll just be able to develop apps for this singular platform.
  • New Image Features Land on Google Drive
    [July 10, 2014] Google announced the release of two new features for working with images in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings: the ability to reset an image and the ability to replace an image.
  • Review: Western Digital MyCloud Network Storage
    [June 5, 2014] Local storage is only accessible when you’re in the office or otherwise nearby, and cloud storage has the problem of security: who’s running that storage service and what are they doing with your data? Enter a third category of storage, personal cloud storage, that seeks to offer the best of both worlds. A review of […]
  • Urgent Fix for Internet Explorer: Clandestine Fox Zero Day Exploit
    [May 2, 2014] If you’re running Internet Explorer (MSIE) on your PC, you’ve got a vulnerability that’s dangerous, so dangerous that Microsoft’s poised to release a special system patch. While you’re waiting, here’s how to change the settings on your browser to minimize the risk…
  • New Pricing Plans Are Underway For Google Drive
    [March 27, 2014] Google announced some new storage plans for Google Drive, saying it can now make them more affordable thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements. The new pricing is as follows: It used to be $4.99 for the 100GB plan and $49.99 for the 1TB plan. Director of Product Management Scott Johnston writes, “How big […]
  • OneDrive For Business Launched By Microsoft, New Updates Coming To Office 365
    [March 6, 2014] Microsoft announced new updates to the Office 365 platform and the launch of OneDrive for Business the SharePoint conference on Monday.
  • Microsoft One Drive, Title Change After Trademark Dispute
    [February 13, 2014] Microsoft’s cloud storage platform – SkyDrive – got into a trademark dispute last year with European telecom Sky. Instead of fighting for its right to use the SkyDrive name, Microsoft opted to change it. Microsoft announced that SkyDrive will now be known as OneDrive going forward. Much like how the Xbox One’s name indicated that […]
  • You Can Now Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders In Google Drive
    [January 16, 2014] Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier to see who did what, and when.
  • Microsoft Hopes To Steal Away Gmail Users With New Import Feature On Outlook.com
    [December 18, 2013] Microsoft announced a new feature for Outlook.com aimed at making it easier for users to import their Gmail accounts. As you may know, much of Microsoft’s “Scroogled” efforts have slung mud at Gmail, in hopes of gaining more Outlook.com users.
  • There Is Room For Growth In The Enterprise Sector For Windows Phone
    [November 27, 2013] With BlackBerry now struggling to finance itself while in the midst of a major executive and board transition, Other smartphone brands are now eyeing the lucrative enterprise market that BlackBerry once led.
  • Windows Smartphones Gaining Market Share
    [October 31, 2013] Six years on from the release of the original iPhone, the smartphone market is maturing. Apple is still at the top of the heap, and Samsung is quickly consolidating the Android portion of the market. What’s unclear is exactly which company will take the third spot in the battle for smartphone market share, but new […]
  • Microsoft Continues To Struggle In The Tablet Market
    [October 3, 2013] Microsoft recently announced its updated Windows tablet lineup, the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The announcement was greeted with little fanfare, but proved that Microsoft is pushing ahead with its tablet plans, despite the failure of the first generation of Surface tablets. The company took a $900 million inventory adjustment in its latest […]
  • All Types of Cloud Usage Continues to Expand
    [September 19, 2013] This seems like an obvious headline but here is more data to support what seems intuitive. Computerworld recently provided the results of a survey of 1,358 CIO, Computerworld, CSO, InfoWorld, ITworld and Network World readers. This rise is slow however. Only a slightly higher percentage of respondents overall now say they will move a majority […]
  • Google Cloud Storage Now Encrypts All Data
    [August 29, 2013] Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply decrypted when read by an authorized user.
  • Microsoft Forced To Change The Name Of SkyDrive
    [August 8, 2013] Microsoft has big plans for SkyDrive. The company’s cloud service was named as one of the central pillars to its strategy during the announcement of its big restructuring. Too bad Microsoft won’t be able to use the name anymore.
  • Windows 8.1 WIll Be Released To OEMs In August
    [July 18, 2013] Have you tried out Windows 8.1 yet? Are you a fan? If so, you may be wondering when you can get your hands on the final version. After all, Microsoft has only said it will launch later this year. Well, we now have a better idea of when it might finally be made available.
  • Feedly Cloud Live For All Users
    [June 27, 2013] Earlier this week, Feedly began pointing users to a message about its migration to the Feedly Cloud, as it stops depending on Google Reader. Users were advised to make sure they have the most up-to-date versions. More on all of that here.
  • Windows 8.1 Set To Get Updated Bing Experience
    [June 6, 2013] As previously reported, Windows 8.1 is adding an updated Bing experience. Now, we have a better idea of what that entails, as Microsoft has just put out a blog post about them.
  • Public Preview Of Windows Blue Coming In June
    [May 16, 2013] The most persistent rumor concerning Windows 8 is that Microsoft would be releasing an update for it later this year called Windows Blue. Those rumors were pretty much confirmed as fact when a Windows Blue preview build was leaked in March. Now Microsoft has finally come out and confirmed that Windows Blue is indeed a […]
  • Fix Google Drive (Gdrive) no longer supported (out of date)?
    [April 25, 2013] I’m a big Google fan and have been using Google Drive for quite a while as a cloud storage device. It’s a breeze, it just shows up as another device in Windows 7. But when I started up my computer this morning it reported “This version of Google Drive is no longer supported. Please install […]