August 2, 2013 |
The free ride's over, MobileMe users. Apple has begun informing users of its now defunct cloud-storage service, MobileMe, that they will no longer have the complimentary storage space on iCloud they've enjoyed the past two years. When Apple introduced iCloud, a cloud storage service that replaced MobileMe, it allowed MobileMe customers to have 25 gigabytes of storage free even though iCloud only offered 5 GB free to new customers. Apple said the gesture was an expression of its appreciation for MobileMe users who paid $99 per year for the service.
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August 1, 2013 |
A local congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility that has become controversial because of its location near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro. On Wednesday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the agency take additional steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the Rancho LPG Holdings site on North Gaffey Street.
July 31, 2013 |
Say goodbye to SkyDrive. Microsoft has agreed to rename its cloud-storage service as the result of a trademark case in Britain. SkyDrive cloud service lets Microsoft users upload and store files in remote servers, which they can then access from anywhere with any device. It is one of the better names for a cloud service, especially compared to rivals Dropbox, Box and Google Drive, but Microsoft will have to give it up. PHOTOS: Six things rich tech execs splurge on The English High Court recently found that Microsoft had infringed on a trademark held by British Sky Broadcasting Group.
July 20, 2013 |
Behind an art museum's gleaming galleries lies the off-limits and uninviting space that can hold as much as 95% of its collection: storage. These spaces are often packed with hundreds or even thousands of paintings, decorative art objects and other artifacts that can languish, unappreciated and untouched by curators, for years. But as a way to bring art out from its underbelly and display more of a museum's possessions, several institutions are embracing "visible storage" in public areas, exhibiting the art without the expense of a spacious, beautifully installed and curated show.
July 9, 2013 |
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) urged the nation's governors to ensure the safe storage of ammonium nitrate, a dangerous chemical that exacerbated the April explosion at the West, Texas, fertilizer plant. “We know what has to be done. Ammonium nitrate has to be stored in a separate facility," said Boxer at a press conference Tuesday. "It's not rocket science here. " When heated or contaminated, ammonium nitrate can explode. Hundreds were injured and 15 died in the blast, which also damaged or destroyed nearby homes, businesses and three unoccupied schools.
June 27, 2013 |
As Los Angeles launches into its solar buyback program between companies and the L.A. Department of Water and Power, one rooftop power producer is exploring a way to avoid depending on utilities altogether. Lyndon Rive, chief executive of San Mateo, Calif.-based SolarCity Corp., said in an interview this week that his rooftop solar company plans to roll out a system that would allow customers to generate power by panels during daylight hours and store the energy in battery packs at night.
June 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden used a computer thumb drive, a portable data storage device that is supposedly barred inside the spying agency, to smuggle highly classified documents out of an NSA facility in Hawaii, according to U.S. officials. Investigators "know how many documents he downloaded and what server he took them from," said an official who would not be named discussing the investigation. Another official said experts were still trying to identify everything that Snowden apparently copied.
May 20, 2013 |
Yahoo followed its purchase of Tumblr, a cool, hip brand, with a fresh revamp for Flickr, another cool and once beloved start-up that has struggled to retain its luster since it was acquired. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company said it was redesigning Flickr, a popular photo-sharing website it bought in 2005 that has been in a slow decline ever since the acquisition. But more importantly than the new website design, Yahoo also announced that it is giving all users 1 terabyte of storage, or about 1,000 gigabytes, that they can use for photos and video.
May 13, 2013 |
Cloud storage for three of Google's more popular services -- Gmail, Googe Drive and Google+ -- are being combined to give users more control over how they want to use the storage space. By combining them, users will now have access to 15 gigabytes of storage for free that they can use for their emails, Google documents and photos on the Google+ social network. Previously, users had 10 GB that they could use for Gmail and an additional 5 GB for Google Drive and Google+ photos. More storage is available for a monthly fee. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 "Maybe you're a heavy Gmail user but light on photos, or perhaps you were bumping up against your Drive storage limit but were only using 2 GB in Gmail," Google said in a blog post . "Now it doesn't matter, because you can use your storage the way you want.
May 10, 2013 |
For fans of vintage design who might prop an antiquated TV or analog clock on their well-styled shelf, here's a twist from the Monrovia design firm MollaSpace: obsolete technology as home office organization tool. MollaSpace's Home Storage System is a series of canvas bins printed with the images of retro audio equipment and accessories. We teased the then-forthcoming design in a January roundup of home organization designs , and this week MollaSpace flagged us that the bins are now available, selling for $8 (clock)