Cloud Storage

Manage your 'home cloud' with the official QNAP remote storage app for Windows Phone

Manage your 'home cloud' with the official QNAP remote storage app for Windows Phone

QNAP makes a series of Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices for professional and home usage. All of that sounds bizarre to myself, because frankly I don’t follow home-networking news. NAS devices though are becoming increasingly popular as homes – to break out a buzzword – become more ‘connected’ in 2014. For those still confused, it’s a home cloud server akin to having your own...

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Need more cloud storage? Grab the official BackItUp app from Nero for Windows Phone

Need more cloud storage? Grab the official BackItUp app from Nero for Windows Phone

Today, Nero has pushed out their official BackItUp app (nerobackitup.com) for Windows Phone 8, giving the hundredth method by which users can safely store their images to the cloud. We’re sure this a tough sell to Windows Phone users, who get to experience native SkyDrive support with 7 GB of space (and that bonus 20 GB just handed out). Still, if you like Nero or already happen to be...

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Take advantage of the cloud with Windows Phone 8 support for backend service Kinvey

Take advantage of the cloud with Windows Phone 8 support for backend service Kinvey

Kinvey (www.kinvey.com) is a cloud development platform that enables developers and enterprise to host and operate backend systems, without having to manage or scale physical hardware. Support for Windows Phone 8 has been absent until now, thanks to software development firm Penrillian. The company has developed a Windows Phone 8 DLL for Kinvey. This is important news for any developer...

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Official ‘Copy’ app from Barracuda Networks offers yet another cloud storage option for Windows Phone 8

Official ‘Copy’ app from Barracuda Networks offers yet another cloud storage option for Windows Phone 8

When it comes to cloud storage on Windows Phone, most users seem content to utilize Microsoft’s SkyDrive system. After all, it ties into Xbox, PC, tablets, Windows Phone itself, the web and it is constantly being improved upon by the company. However, people live different lives and have different circumstances, including having job requirements that require access to other cloud...

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How to backup your high resolution AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 photos and get 50GB of free cloud storage

How to backup your high resolution AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 photos and get 50GB of free cloud storage

One design choice on the Nokia Lumia 1020 has a small handful of people a little flustered: you cannot share the full-resolution photos on Windows Phone using any of the built in social networks. No email, no NFC, no uploading to SkyDrive, etc.  The reason for that is because each 38MP image is between 9 and 15 MB in size and that would chew through bandwidth. The oversampled 5MP images...

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Official Box app gets updated with new features on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Official Box app gets updated with new features on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Cloud storage provider Box has updated their official apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 with new features geared toward security for both businesses and individuals. The new version adds not only versatility for end users, but the kind of security measures that IT administrators love to see in cloud-based apps. The most significant addition is the ability for a folder's owner...

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Box ‘doubles down’ on Windows 8 and Windows Phone with new software updates

Box ‘doubles down’ on Windows 8 and Windows Phone with new software updates

Although a lot of folks in the Windows Phone ecosystem may opt for SkyDrive for their cloud storage, there’s no doubt Box (www.box.com) has a compelling service as well (especially if you nabbed those free 25 or 50GB of storage offers). The company has pushed out dual updates today for both their Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps, bringing their new file-preview technology to both and...

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Microsoft reportedly implements album art support for music uploaded to SkyDrive

Microsoft reportedly implements album art support for music uploaded to SkyDrive

SkyDrive and punk rawk go well together, says our editor Microsoft has reportedly added support for album art in its SkyDrive cloud storage service, which could be the first step in the direction of a Windows integrated Xbox Music solution. Xbox Music is set to replace the current Zune Pass that many have grown fond of with unlimited access to a large library of music. Should one happen...

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