2 hrs ago
Minecraft, Egypt, EBSCO, More: Quick Afternoon Buzz, September 116th, 2014
Microsoft bought the Minecraft company . And while I'm very happy those folks made bank - they've earned it - I worry about the future of the game.
6 hrs ago
Facebook To Improve Open Source
The goal of the collaboration is to address the challenges faced by companies like Facebook when attempting to implement open source software and programs, or when developing their own open source projects internally. The company described the collaboration as an attempt to create a roadmap to help other organizations develop their own open source programs.
9 hrs ago
The C++14 Standard
Voting on the C++14 standard was completed in August, and all that remains before we can say it is officially complete is publication by the ISO. In this article, I will visit the high points of the new standard, demonstrating how the upcoming changes will affect the way you program, particularly when using the idioms and paradigms of Modern C++ .
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Square raises $100 million at $6 billion valuation
Square has raised $100 million from investors, a cash infusion that could put the floundering payments company back on track after a difficult year and make it one of the most valuable VC-financed businesses in the country. The new round of financing, first uncovered in a filing earlier this month by market data firm VC Experts, values the San Francisco-based company at $6 billion, ranking it sixth among U.S. venture-backed companies.
Facebook's TODO project is a big push to evolve the world of open source
Facebook has partnered with several large companies to kick off a new project called TODO that aims to improve the way open source software is developed and consumed. Facebook, Google, and many other big businesses have come to rely on open source projects, such as the MySQL database, to run their businesses, and particularly their online operations.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Microsoft Azure: Cloud for the rest of us
Cloud computing is great. Yet anything beyond Dropbox, OneDrive or iCloud can be daunting for those of us who aren't IT professionals.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Federal Computer Week
Smart suits, cloud sharing, Facebook for terrorists and more
Harvard's Wyss Institute has received a contract to further develop the Soft Exosuit to protect warfighters from fatigue and other ailments. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Harvard University's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering a $2.9 million contract to further develop a "smart suit" to help warfighters overcome fatigue and other ailments.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Dropbox Calls For Support Of The Senate's NSA Reform Bill
This morning, Dropbox released new information detailing government requests for its user data, and information about certain user accounts. The company also called for the passage of the Senate's version of the USA FREEDOM Act.
Cloudike Provides White Label Cloud Storage For Carriers Like LG
Services like Dropbox , iCloud , and Google Drive are so ubiquitous in the U.S. that it's easy to forget there are many markets around the world where personal cloud storage is still relatively novel. Cloudike , which is part of ASD Technologies and based in Korea, Russia, and San Jose, California, wants to grab those users by offering white-label cloud storage for mobile service providers and other companies in emerging markets.
Using the Dropbox playbook, Speek tackles the enterprise
Conferencing startup Speek on Thursday rolled out its B-to-B offering "Speek for Business," looking to court the enterprise with an expanded set of features that includes screen-sharing and branded links.
Kool Tools: StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac Os X
Smith Micro Software's StuffIt Deluxe 16 for Mac sports Cloud Services integration, a new cloud-based file transfer feature that lets users send large files without the dealing with email attachments or FTP. With the new release, more than 16 million StuffIt users can share photos, videos, music and more using cloud storage services, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and SendStuffNow.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Apple Releases New iCloud Storage Plans
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OneDrive finally gets file sharing as easy as Dropbox
We reported last week that Microsoft's OneDrive cloud service was finally syncing files larger than 2GB. The company today confirmed the change, and disclosed what the new size limit is: 10GB.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Cloud service provider ZenPayroll boosts partner integrations
The cloud-based payroll software provider ZenPayroll is barely two years old, but the San Francisco-based startup - which is backed by the CEOs of Yelp, Dropbox, Yammer, and Box, as well as Y Combinator - is well on its way toward its goal of becoming a robust ecosystem for SMB technology.
Small Business Trends
Dropbox and Amazon Make More Storage Options Available
Amazon has widened the availability of its Zocalo cloud storage service. This is another product offered through Amazon Web Services.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
The Celebrity Photo Hack Goes Far Beyond iCloud
The cache of stolen celebrity photographs, including nudes of stars Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, may have only surfaced on Sunday , but evidence suggests the thefts are bigger than just iCloud and could go back years .
Detroit Free Press
How do I move files from iCloud to Mac?
The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduces iCloud during a keynote address to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Monday, June 6, 2011.
Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit
Cloud storage file size limits were a sad necessity back in the days when Internet speeds were low and storage prices were high.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
'Dstrux' File-Sharing App for iOS Dramatically Disappoints
The new Dstrux app for iOS aims to be the Snapchat of shared documents, but it fails miserably, according to CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin.
Automate your Mac: four smart hacks for managing files
Managing files and folders is one of the most obvious-and easiest-chores to automate on your Mac, thanks to specialized tools like Hazel, as well as generalists like AppleScript, Automator, and Keyboard Maestro.