Creators of the BitTorrent open source protocol have launched their own cloud storage service called BitTorrent Sync and it is rather unsurprisingly, based on the same protocol.
The service comes with its own application allowing users to store and sync folders to multiple devices. Interestingly, the service offers unlimited amount of storage making it a match made in heaven for large teams who collaborate on large files. Read more »
Google has announced a new version of their Image Search service. The changes are specifically targeted at improving the time required to find and download images.
Previously, clicking on a thumbnail in the Image Search results would load a silly iframe where the selected image was floating on top of the source page. This considerably increased the time required to access the image as the browser would be loading the image as well as the source page simultaneously. What Google has done now with the new Image Search is eliminate the iframe page altogether and display the image directly within the search results. Read more »
Kim Dotcom’s new cloud storage, which was launched yesterday has allegedly hit the one million users mark already. The eye popping stats was acknowledged by Dotcom himself during the cloud storage party in New Zealand.
Dotcom explained that Mega was built upon MegaUpload, which turned out to be a prey for the US Justice Department. Read more »
Exactly a year ago, The US Justice Department shut down popular file sharing website Megaupload on grounds of promoting piracy, with the founder Kim Dotcom being arrested for it.
Dotcom has since then been working on a successor to Megaupload, which now a year after the original site went down, has finally gone live under the name Mega. Read more »
Apple is notorious for not letting competing ecosystems expand their services on its turf by demanding 30% of in-app sales and generally making those services jump through hoops to even get to be on iOS.
But Amazon found a loop hole in Cupertino’s tight defences and has now brought its MP3 store to iOS users via the Safari browser. Read more »
Viber is among the most popular apps for connecting with your contacts over a data connection and allowing you to offload a few bucks off your mobile bill.
The app’s latest update (v 2.3) for BlackBerry might be a little behind the curve (iOS and Android have been enjoying it for a while now) but in it users get stickers and emoticons as well as a revamped UI. Read more »
Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud sharing platform gets some welcome upgrades, including optimizations for touch devices and drag-and-drop support.
The new implementations are enabled by HTML5, so you know they’ll be future-proof for a wide range of browsers. Read more »
You’ve heard (or seen) Korean singer-slash-internet-phenomenon PSY and its Gangnam Style hit record.
Today it became the first video in YouTube’s history to surpass 1 billion views, breaking all sorts of other records in the process. Read more »
Flipboard has been available on both Android smartphones and iOS devices but it’s just now that it comes to Android tablets.
The app has been tailored specifically for the various Android screen sizes and display resolutions. Read more »
After the European launch last month, Google is now bringing the music match feature for the folks in the US. If you don’t know how this works, the service scans your local library and then adds those track to your online Google Play library so you can stream them later from anywhere.
This feature was already available on both iTunes and Amazon’s music service. Both these services are paid. Apple and Amazon charge $24.99 per year, which is not a bad deal when you consider what you’re getting but Google is offering an even better deal, where it’s free of cost, at least for the first 20,000 songs. Read more »
Google has changed the way app ads work on your smartphone.
In an attempt to address accidental clicks the search giant has altered its implementation of mobile ads. Read more »
The internet is everywhere – at home, at work, in our pocket, most of the time under our fingertips. And Google is a big part of the online space.
The search giant has used all of its tremendous knowledge-base to outline the most searched-for things this year and has made a video highlighting what 2012 was all about. Read more »
The official SkyDrive app for the Xbox 360 launches today as part of a 40-app suite specially designed for Microsoft’s gaming console.
The current version of the app does what you’d expect – bridging the gap between your TV and the cloud. SkyDrive for Xbox 360 will allow you to watch photos, videos and slideshows directly from your SkyDrive account on your TV. Read more »
Sony has decided to extend its offer of 50GB of Box.com cloud storage for life for new Xperia owners.
Until now, the offer was set to expire at the end of this year. Read more »
The downloads in the Amazon Appstore are up 500% from last year, which makes it the fastest growing app repository around.
Of course, Amazon mostly has its aggressively priced Kindle Fire and Fire HDs to thank for that but we shouldn’t underestimate the other Android smartphones that use it daily. That free app per day promotion has certainly helped the growth, too. Read more »