Posts Tagged ‘Cloud’
Last month, Adobe dropped a bombshell on users of its Creative Suite apps: going forward, all of its apps under the umbrella, from Photoshop and Illustrator to Dreamweaver and After Effects, would fall under the umbrella of Creative Cloud, its monthly subscription service. While the decision has been divisive, one thing is clear: if you want new Photoshop features, Creative Cloud is your only way in. Today, Adobe is unveiling all of the updated apps it announced in May, and we took the opportunity to look at what separates Photoshop CC from its CS6 predecessor.
Love it or hate it, Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription-based software is now the only way to get your favorite apps like Photoshop, Premiere Pro and the like. The company has just released the latest versions of most of those programs, now dubbed CC, which can be installed alongside the current apps for those afraid to change mid-project. Meanwhile, Adobe’s trying to tempt previous suite or apps owners to transition to the new system for up to 60 percent off for CS6 owners during a 12-month period, or 40 percent off for those on CS3 to CS5.5. According to Photo Rumors, Adobe is also considering a new pricing structure in response to a massive online backlash against the subscription model from existing clients, who feel it’s too expensive. It sent out a survey asking some of them what they thought about paying $ 10 per month for three years for Photoshop, or $ 30 for the entire suite, while being able to keep a permanent CS6 copy of either at the end. Considering the level of vehemence we saw earlier, we’ll have to wait and see if that’ll fly — meanwhile, check the PR after the break to see what’s new in all the apps.
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LG is more serious about TV gaming than many of its rivals, and it’s proving that today by rolling out Ubitus’ GameNow service to Smart TVs in the US. The cloud gaming portal streams a mix of mostly console-grade titles, such as Devil May Cry 4 and Dead Rising 2; it also includes free trials and support for a handful of gamepads. A free beta is available now, and the two companies are shooting for a full-fledged launch sometime in the “near future.” While it’s unlikely that GameNow will replace a PS4 or Xbox One for truly demanding players, we’ll take the wider game library any day.
Source: LG Smart World
Lenovo’s getting into the cloud storage game, but rather than dive straight in, the company’s taking a tiptoe approach. Starting today, curious consumers can sign up to preview the company’s cloud service, dubbed Reach, which offers exactly what you’d expect: remote access to stored files and applications from any device, be it Android, iOS or Windows. The actual beta won’t be open until June 22nd, at which point only a select few will be able to test drive the new service and provide Lenovo with feedback. Depending on how smoothly things go, an official launch for all comers should be announced sometime “later this year.” But with so many other free cloud storage options already available and so many consumers already tethered to those clouds, Reach could find itself overextended.
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Following a limited release on Android last month, Verizon’s Cloud app is now available on iOS in the US. The app will let you backup your photos, and videos to cloud storage, as well as facilitating access to contacts, documents and music you’ve stored in the cloud via your PC. Additionally, if you’re already using Verizon’s Backup Assistant or Assistant Plus services, all your content will be available through the new app.
Due to the nature of iOS, Cloud isn’t quite as full-featured as its Android counterpart, which also backs up text messages, call logs, and contacts. You will get the same 500MB of storage for free, though, and Verizon will happily sell you more storage at monthly prices ranging from $ 2.99 (25GB) to $ 9.99 (125GB)….
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HTC in disarray: staff departures, ‘disastrous’ First, and production problems cloud company’s future
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The Verge has learned that HTC’s Chief Product Officer, Kouji Kodera, left the company last week. Kodera was responsible for HTC’s overall product strategy, which makes the departure especially notable on the heels of the global launch of the make-or-break One.
It’s not just Kodera. In the past three-odd months, HTC has lost a number of employees in rapid succession — most recently Jason Gordon, the company’s vice president of global communications. Other fresh departures include global retail marketing manager Rebecca Rowland, director of digital marketing John Starkweather, and product strategy manager Eric Lin.
It’s not a coordinated poaching effort that’s draining HTC’s Seattle-based North American operations….
Amazon is today launching Cloud Player for PC, a desktop app that lets users natively play any music they’ve purchased from or stored with the online retailer — no web browser required. Any songs, albums, and playlists that have been added to your account are fully accessible from the standalone app, and offline support is also baked in; Amazon says Cloud Player for PC can be configured to automatically download MP3s or transfer any new tracks in your library to the cloud, much like its existing Music Importer tool for PC. Like before, users can import a maximum of 250 songs to Cloud Player before they’ll need to upgrade to a more spacious tier. (Songs purchased from Amazon MP3 and digital copies of AutoRip albums don’t count against…
Amazon has launched a Cloud Drive Photos app for iOS, letting owners of the iPhone and iPad join Android users in storing their photography on the company’s servers. The app allows users to both upload pictures to their Amazon Cloud account and to browse the photos that are already stored there. Like Apple’s built-in Photo Stream feature, Amazon’s app can automatically pull in all of the new photos taken on a device — though because of iOS’s limitations, the app can only do that whenever it’s opened. But unlike with Photo Stream, images uploaded to Amazon’s Cloud drive are able to be viewed online through a browser, not just within specific apps.
Storage for photos comes out of Amazon’s standard Cloud Drive accounts, which begin with…
Select Ford owners with Android phones have been rockin’ out with Amazon Cloud Player and their in-dash Sync systems for the better part of three months. Now, iPhone and iPod touch users are invited to join in on the fun. The latest version of Amazon’s app for iOS, 2.1.0, enables wireless streaming and control with Ford’s AppLink platform. The service joins a handful of competitors, including Spotify, which announced its own compatible app in late February. The refreshed iOS app also brings playlist and VoiceOver updates, so even if you don’t drive a Ford, it might be worth the download. You can snag it right now at the source link below.
Source: Amazon (iTunes)