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  • News: iCloud storage upgrade extended for MobileMe users

    MobileMe users are getting three extra months of free iCloud storage upgrades as they make the transition to the newer service. In its FAQ explaining the transition, Apple quietly extended the deadline to September 30. The change was first reported by Japanese blog Macotakara.

  • News: Successor to DDR3 memory reaching devices next year, Micron says

    Micron on Monday said that DDR4 memory -- the successor to DDR3 DRAM -- will reach computers next year, and that the company has started shipping samples of the upcoming DDR memory type.

  • News: Glare-free, self-cleaning glass could be used in next-gen Apple devices

    Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a glare-free, anti-fogging, self-cleaning glass, which could be the solution to many of Apple’s display downfalls.

  • News: Researchers use diamonds to boost computer memory

    Researchers were able to use diamond tipped tools to add pressure to a phase-change memory alloy and increase its data storing capacity, its performance and its ability to store data longer.

  • News: Windows 8 Dumps Default DVD Playback

    Physical discs took another step towards extinction late Thursday after Microsoft announced that DVD playback will not be available by default on Windows 8. The new move adds another wrinkle to Microsoft's previous disclosure that Windows Media Center, the company's PC-based entertainment hub software, would not be included in default configurations of Windows 8. Windows Media Player will continue to be offered in all versions of Windows 8, but without DVD playback capability.

  • News: Ceph spinoff looks to monetize open-source storage framework

    The main developers behind the popular Ceph open-source storage framework announced today that they have created a new company, dubbed Inktank, to provide paid support and consulting for the system.

  • News: Feds outline plans for electronic exchange of patient information

    Recognizing that health information exchanges will be built by public and private efforts, the U.S. government office in charge of Health IT said it want to provide incentives for their adoption through standards, as well as by using carrots and sticks.

  • News: Hitachi 4TB hard drives tested

    Hitachi's new 4TB hard drives (5K4000 and 7K4000) perform well in Hardware Info tests

  • News: Men chuck or reformat old devices more so than women

    A study commissioned by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICOI) has revealed that just 11 per cent of 230 discarded second hand hard drives contained personal information.

  • News: McAfee hands secure USB stick business to Imation

    McAfee is to getting out of encrypted USB drives, handing the business to storage specialist Imation in a deal that can be interpreted as an exit, a takeover or a consolidation depending on which perspective it is viewed from.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Lost in time

    Apple's new technology may literally be ahead of its time; a newly discovered internal video sent Apple staff back in time; and despite a big Wednesday payout, one senior executive still has a little time on his stock clock. It's time to face the remainders for Wednesday, May 2, 2012.

  • News: Amazon Releases Desktop App for Its Cloud Storage Service

    If you have an Amazon account, you also have five gigabytes of free online storage for your files at your disposal through the Amazon Cloud Drive service. You may not have known that, though, because accessing that space hasn't been as easy as it is with services like Dropbox and SkyDrive.

  • News: Hands on with Amazon Cloud Drive for Mac

    The roster sort of sounds like Santa's reindeer roll-call: On Dropbox, on SkyDrive, on iCloud, on Google! And now, Amazon becomes the latest company/sleigh-puller to dive into the Desktop Cloud Storage Wars of 2012.

  • News: Apple rejecting iOS apps that use Dropbox SDK

    Apple has reportedly been rejecting developer's iOS apps that use the Dropbox SDK.

  • News: Google's BigQuery Offers Infrastructure to Crunch Big Data

    Google today announced the general availability of its cloud-based BigQuery Service, an online analytical processing (OLAP) system designed for crunching terabyte-scale datasets using the search engine giant's infrastructure.

  • News: Physicist: Moore's Law as we know it is on its last legs

    Moore's Law -- the idea that computing power doubles roughly once every 18 months -- has proved to be surprisingly accurate since it was first outlined by Gordon Moore, a co-founder of Intel.

  • News: HGST announces 12Gbps SAS SSDs for use in enterprise data centers

    Western Digital company HGST on Tuesday announced what it claimed to be the first 12 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) SAS solid state drive for use in enterprise storage servers, delivering twice the throughput compared to current 6Gbps SAS technology.

  • News: Hitachi-LG Data Storage exec pleads guilty to price-fixing

    An executive with Hitachi-LG Data Storage (HLDS) has agreed to plead guilty and serve time in a U.S. prison for his participation in a series of conspiracies to rig bids for the sale of optical disk drives to Hewlett-Packard, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • News: Weekly Wrap: WWDC, Apple earnings, Adobe Creative, and more

    WWDC tickets came and went, we launched a brand new website, and Adobe unveiled Creative Suite 6. Those stories and more qualify for this week’s edition of the Weekly Wrap, in which we’ll highlight Macworld’s most significant stories from the week gone by.

  • News: DropBox adds photo auto-upload feature for cameras, smartphones

    After launching a mobile app in February that can automatically upload photos and videos from Android phones, Dropbox unleashed an upgrade that expands the service to just about any device, including tablets, smartphones and Internet-enabled cameras.



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