I Like the Way You Move: A Boom in the Mobile Cloud

A Boom in the Mobile Cloud Surmounting the economic challenges of 2011, cloud computing emerged as a new technological force to be reckoned with. The New Year has already announced additional strength for the cloud, particularly in the mobile phone sector. Several major tech junkets predicted cloud computing’s push into society’s cell phones and mobile devices — predictions that I did not wholeheartedly believe. The cloud’s flagship asset of storing and updating important data in…

Cloud Apps of the Week: Spoon

Cloud Apps of the Week Major cloud gaming platform OnLive is stretching out of its interactive video background and into competitive pool of applications designed for the iPad. Its freshly released app, entitled OnLive Desktop, will enable users to use their laptops’ system of Windows 7 directly on their tablet screen. In short, the entire suite of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Media Player, can be accessed via OnLive’s app through the iPad.…

The Cloud, Our Kids, and Colleges: Grown Ups Should Take Notes

The Cloud, Our Kids, and Colleges: Grown Ups Should Take Notes

The Cloud, Our Kids, and Colleges Over history, technology repeatedly seems to embrace the young. The older members of society either reject the newfangled whiz-gangs or work hard to incorporate it into their already structured lives. Those born in the 1980s were the first to grow up with a computer; 1990s babies are learning times-tables while they hold down social networking accounts. Cloud computing has already begun to ingratiate itself with the next generation. While…

Cloud Apps of the Week: Google Music

Cloud Apps of the Week: Google Music

Google Music The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google family, all available gratis (GMail, Google Docs, et cetera). But like those other apps, comprehensive features also distinguish Google Music: users can transfer…

Put A Clamp On Cloud Music? Village Voice Insists Yes

Put A Clamp On Cloud Music? Village Voice Insists Yes

Put A Clamp on Cloud Music? Village Voice Insists Yes Music writers have rung in the New Year with cloud complaints. A recent edition of New York City’s “Village Voice,” America’s largest weekly newspaper, finds head music columnist Maura Johnston picking away at premium music-listening services for the dearth in their artistic content. Her article, “New Year, New Rules,” advises readers on several cogent ways to improve their appreciation of fine music in 2012. Among…

Cloud Apps of the Week

Cloud Apps of the Week

Cloud Apps of the Week You’ve successfully rung in 2012, but if you’re in the United States — particularly on the East Coast — a nasty cold spell has put an abrupt end to the celebration. Thankfully, three new applications should warm your spirits once more, with their clever grasp on how the cloud can prove useful in 2012. Oftentimes, cloud applications seem more concerned with demonstrating impressive “cloud-ness” instead of creating an ingenious spin…

Where The Cloud Will Grow in 2012: Look Back at 2011

Where The Cloud Will Grow in 2012: Look Back at 2011 2012 is still newborn. But the year holds much promise for cloud computing’s ascendancy in the public’s regard and in the business world’s harnessing of its assets. Looking back at 2011 sheds light on three areas where progress might be made this year: open source platforms, the cloud as a force in popular electronics, and government interest in cloud computing. The first landmark event…

2012 and the Cloud: Computing Wonders That Won’t Cease

2012 and the Cloud: Computing Wonders That Won’t Cease 2011 wraps up in mere days now. We’re well aware of CloudTweaks’ readers’ hunger to get the scoop on what’s to come for the cloud in the New Year. But only vetted psychics can divine the future with truly reliable accuracy, and cloud computing has yet to invent a custom-made crystal ball. That said, our finger on technology’s pulse has led us to expect more of…