iCloud

  • iCloud Has Over 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer

    iCloud Has Over 125 Million Users, Says Apple CFO Oppenheimer

    Well, that was fast. Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer just announced on Apple’s Q2 2012 earnings call that the company’s iCloud service has attracted 125 million users in the roughly six months since the service launched. It seems like just yesterday that Oppenheimer revealed that the service had 85 million users, and the service’s subscriber base continues to grow at a… Read More

  • Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia

    Yandex.Disk Wants To Give iCloud, Skydrive and Dropbox A Run For Their Money In Russia

    Yandex may be in line to become the default search engine on devices that Apple sells in Russia. But for now it’s engaging in a little competition with Cupertino, and others. Today the Russian search giant is launching its own answer to iCloud: a free web-based storage product it’s calling Yandex.Disk. Users of Yandex.Disk get up to 10 gigabytes of space that they can use for… Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Now Supports Movies

    Apple’s iCloud Now Supports Movies

    At this morning’s Apple’s event in San Francisco, the company announced an update to its iCloud service, which will now support – at last – movies! The movies you purchase on iTunes will be stored in the cloud and made available for re-download to any of your iOS devices – the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Read More

  • Dropbox Who? Apple Demonstrates The Simplicity Of iCloud In Latest Ad Spot

    iCloud just works. That’s the message of Apple’s latest commercial titled iCloud Harmony. The service took off like a rocket when it first launched late last year. Partly fueled by the massive success of the iPhone 4S, Apple claims to have more than 85 million users on the service. But as awesome as iCloud is now, it’s set to get even better and this commercial is likely just… Read More

  • Apple’s iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (It’s Much More)

    Apple’s iCloud Is No Dropbox Killer (It’s Much More)

    With today’s reveal of the next version of OS X – OS X 10.8, aka Mountain Lion – Apple is more deeply integrating its iCloud service into the operating system itself. No longer will storing your documents in the cloud feel like an extra, value-added feature – it will feel like part of the OS itself. The cloud is just another drive, Apple seems to say, and saving to… Read More

  • iCloud’s App Search Engine: A First Step To A Cloud-Enabled Phone

    iCloud’s App Search Engine: A First Step To A Cloud-Enabled Phone

    Apple has built a search engine for apps. It’s called iCloud – or more technically, it’s one aspect of the overall iCloud service. Using it, you can search through every app you have installed on your iOS device or have ever purchased in the past. And it’s available on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch right now. The average smartphone user has 64 mobile apps installed… Read More

  • Hinter Gatherers

    Hinter Gatherers

    The smarts in Siri turn out to be about context, all the more powerful as the service flows through apps. Regular updates will give developers impetus to wire in their app to the notification bus. Shouldn’t a New York times alert also search the major news sites for live video as it happens? I’d pay more for a notification-aware app, and even more for an uber notification… Read More

  • Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices

    Pogoplug Debuts New Hardware For Streaming To Mobile Devices

    Cloud Engines, Inc., makers of the Pogoplug line of devices and accompanying software, are launching a new hardware product today called Pogoplug Mobile. The device works like the company’s current Pogoplug product – you attach your hard drive or drives, plug it into your router and instantly have your own personal cloud. In short, it’s like a NAS (network-attached storage)… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang on Steve Jobs

    Gillmor Gang 8.27.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Doc Searls, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — explored the legacy and impact of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. @dsearls called him the Beethoven of Business, and we spent the hour and 15 minutes matching that to what I called Jobs’ ability to listen to the future. In recent years, Jobs has turned his focus on perfecting the… Read More

  • Are We Ready For A True Cloud Phone?

    Are We Ready For A True Cloud Phone?

    As we approach the fall, all the rumors of the Apple empire descend upon us. And this year may be the craziest yet because for the first time since the iPhone’s inception, Apple did not release new hardware in the summer. And there are still whispers of an iPad revamp as well. iOS 5 is coming. iCloud is coming. And then there are the iPods which are traditionally updated in the fall… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang Talk About Google's Plans

    Gillmor Gang 8.6.11 (TCTV)

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — talked patents and PR, Spotify, and everything except Google+ for the first time in months. It’s not that G+ has jumped the shark; in fact, it is the shark on which realtime video streaming will emerge when YouTube finally goes live. It’s a race with iCloud to get there, with… Read More

  • Not Only Do iCloud Web Apps Exist, They’re Beautiful

    Not Only Do iCloud Web Apps Exist, They’re Beautiful

    Perhaps you recall that back in June, there was some confusion as to whether or not there would be web apps for Apple’s upcoming iCloud suite of products. While we maintained from the beginning that we had heard that there would be, some were certain there wouldn’t be — something which we again refuted. Anyway, this eventually led Apple to clarify that yes, there would be… Read More

  • IPhone Vs. Android Sales, IOS 5 and Facebook Project Spartan

    OMG/JK: The iPhone Empire Strikes Back?

    This week’s episode of OMG/JK is a long one — the longest yet, in fact, at 30 minutes. Jason and I apologize for going on and on but we had a lot to talk about. It’s been roughly three weeks since we last recorded an episode and a ton of stuff has happened. And while we don’t even come close to getting through all of it, we do go pretty in-depth on some of the major… Read More

  • The Final Word: Yes, You Will Be Able To Access iCloud Apps On The Web

    The Final Word: Yes, You Will Be Able To Access iCloud Apps On The Web

    Apple has just published a MobileMe to iCloud transition FAQ. Of note, there has been a lot of confusion as to whether or not iCloud apps would be accessible on the web. We had previously heard that yes, they would for sure be available via web apps on icloud.com (similar to the ones currently found on me.com) set to launch at an undisclosed date in the future. But plenty still refused… Read More

  • New Airports Extreme And Time Capsules Coming According To The FCC

    New Airports Extreme And Time Capsules Coming According To The FCC

    If you’ve been staying up all day and all night in hopes of picking up a brand new 3TB Apple TIme Capsule before the world ends next October, you’re in luck. According to FCC filings, we can expect to see the following new SKUs hit the Apple store sooner than later: MD031LL/A – AIRPORT EXTREME 802.11N (5TH GEN)- USA MD032LL/A – TIME CAPSULE 2TB (4TH GENERATION)… Read More

  • Apple's SaaS: Software as a Soul

    Apple's SaaS: Software as a Soul

    Over the weekend, The New York Times ran a piece entitled Lessons in Longevity, From IBM. In it, author Steve Lohr looks back at the past 100 years of IBM and points out the keys to their longevity: shifting and adapting to new markets and times. He then lays how three tech powers today — Microsoft, Google, and Apple — may make similar moves to weather the inevitable storms. At a… Read More

  • Windows SkyDrive Says Sayonara To Silverlight, Embraces HTML5

    Windows SkyDrive Says Sayonara To Silverlight, Embraces HTML5

    We’ve been hearing a lot lately about consumer cloud services. There’s Apple’s recently-announced iCloud, Amazon’s Cloud Drive, Google’s Music Beta (which is your music in the cloud) and, of course, Microsoft’s SkyDrive. All of these to one extent or another are moving away from simple online lockers, and we see that today with the release of the latest… Read More

  • Thinking Outside The Browser Box: Why Should Apple Play By Current Internet Rules?

    Thinking Outside The Browser Box: Why Should Apple Play By Current Internet Rules?

    Earlier today, I was reading Joshua Topolsky’s editorial on This is my next about Apple’s “mistake” in turning their back on the Web and I kept stopping. I disagreed with basically everything. First of all, his entire argument is based on what I believe to be a fallacy: that Apple is going to completely turn their back on Web support for iCloud. I have reasons to… Read More

  • Game, Set, iMatch

    Game, Set, iMatch

    Usually Apple launches are all about new product, and the WWDC keynote by Steve Jobs and crew was no exception. IOS 5, OS/X Lion, and iCloud were the tech version of a triple play, mainlining the iPad into the Mac and virtualizing the two product lines via the Cloud. What this means for Apple’s competitors is being debated right now, particularly in Redmond and the GooglePlex. But… Read More

  • Will iCloud Fly Or Die? (TCTV)

    Will iCloud Fly Or Die? (TCTV)

    On Monday, Steve Jobs introduced iCloud to the Apple developers at WWDC, and we’ve been absorbing what it means ever since. John Biggs and I devote this entire episode of Fly or Die to iCloud, explaining what it is, why it’s important, and where it falls short. Watch the video above. At it’s heart, iCloud demotes your computer as your digital hub and moves that hub online. Read More