In these days of NSA snooping and built-in backdoors, do you really want your entire digital life in the cloud?
Essentially, it’s an iCloud for everything: Android, iOS, web, desktop apps, smart TV apps … you name it.
The cloud is wonderful, but when you have accounts at Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Evernote, any number of other cloud storage companies — not to mention your email — how can you ever find anything?
Ford is betting big on the smartphone. The U.S. automaker has announced that its upgrading some of its 2012 fleet to play nice with apps.
Proving the IT help desk stereotype that most consumers are absolutely clueless about maintaining their technology, it appears that only about 50 percent of Apple Store customers who bring their iPhones for service have actually backed up their devices by synchronizing them with iTunes, “a little Birdie” tells tech writer David Chartier.
Using a USB cord to sync your information may become a thing of the past. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is apparently pushing hard to make wireless syncing standard in the next iPod, according to a source from Cult of Mac.
Just a few years ago, Ford and GM were posting billions of dollars in losses and fast losing favor with American car buyers. One of them, GM eventually required a very public and controversial bailout from the government.
In a move that shows off the latest push among automakers to bring cars to the digital age, Airbiquity and Hitachi Automotive Systems showcased a connected services technology system for electric vehicles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today.
Funambol, a company that focuses on mobile cloud sync and push technology, today announced that it has appointed telecom veteran Amit Chawla as its new chief executive.
Microsoft announced that it will release a tool later this year to let Mac users sync “select content”, Engadget reports. In other news, we finally have some idea of how the platform will handle external storage, thanks to technology reporter Paul Thurrott.
At its Windows Phone 7 launch event today, Microsoft mentioned that users will be able to sync their content to the cloud and track their devices online — now the Windows Live team has put up a blog post explaining what exactly users will be getting with the new phones.
Here’s the latest action:
Syncing documents among multiple computers and smartphones is a pain in the kisser. SugarSync, which offers subscription sync services for as low as $4.99 a month, has added a clever feature based on everyone’s favorite ad hoc backup mechanism: You can now email it in. Send an attachment to your SugarSync account from your computer or smartphone. SugarSync will automatically sync it to your other devices.