Cloud Roundup #4

Here are some recent stories that caught my eye: Dropbox has consistently been at the forefront of the cloud services that have been used for things other than file storage.  All sorts of apps and hacks exist to serve music, upload files, automate productivity, etc.  Techcrunch reported on Dropbox’s new synchronization API for developers, which …

Cloud File Management

I like the development the cloud dashboards, like Otixo, that give you an option to access multiple cloud services and move files between them.  Otixo just announced that it was moving from a freemium to a paid subscription only.  It makes sense, and it may be that the maturation in cloud systems is making these …

Cloud Roundup #3

Here are some posts on cloud computing that caught my eye: An article on a healthcare site discusses the likelihood that revised HIPAA regulations – healthcare records privacy laws in the United States – may consider cloud computing providers as business associates.  Since lawyers tend to have a duty of supervision for employees, non-lawyers, and …

A Twist on E-mail in the Cloud

I recently took a look at an e-mail application called Inky that bills itself as “cloud-enabled”.  Since most people probably use either a locally installed e-mail application like Microsoft Outlook or their Web mail (Google, Yahoo!, Outlook.com, etc.), I was curious about the enabled part. The e-mail application is a local install, like Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla …