Amazon has finally made its Cloud Drive Unlimited Storage Plan and Unlimited Photos Plan available to those in Canada.
Using Amazon’s cloud storage service has been somewhat of a hassle considering the lack of any dedicated mobile apps. Users were limited to a watered-down app that only offered access to photographs and music. Today, Amazon finally released mobile apps for Cloud Drive across multiple platforms that show users everything that they have saved online. The launch of Cloud Drive’s mobile apps comes a few weeks after Amazon launched the service’s SDK, meaning that the app should be see integration with other apps and services in the near future.
Amazon has released the Cloud Drive SDK so developers can integrate the platform into their apps. Amazon’s Cloud Drive is an excellent cloud storage solution, but a big hurdle has been that apps aren’t able to easily take advantage of the service like they can with, say, Dropbox or Drive.
There are many reasons as to why you should backup your smartphone and data to the Cloud. After all, you want to ensure your files are secure and have are in a safe place in case of an accident with your smartphone or tablet. But, it’s difficult to do that when you don’t have access to any cloud storage. I’ve put together a list of my favorite cloud storage apps that offer free storage solutions. Some of them even have fantastic pricing for either hundreds of gigabytes of storage or unlimited storage.
Be sure to check it out below!
Forget about internal storage on your devices because everything is heading to the cloud. There are cloud storage services available on all major platforms and even more make up the third-party offerings. It seems that offering ample cloud storage for free or at a low cost is an easy way to secure customers. Amazon, which has its Cloud Drive service, announced two plans that could be very enticing.
Subscribers of Amazon Prime in Canada now have another incentive to stick with the service. Aside from offering free two-day shipping on a massive amount of items, Amazon will supply unlimited cloud storage for photos. Subscribers get 5GB of Cloud Drive storage; however, photos will not have any affect on that number. Upload as many photos as you want and it will not make a dent in the 5GB of storage.
Hit the break for the full press release.
As if you needed another reason to sign up for Amazon Prime, Amazon has just announced that Prime members will get unlimited photo storage on Amazon’s Cloud Drive service. This is a pretty competitive move against Google’s free photo backup with Google+ and other services like Dropbox and Box. Read more
You can never have enough cloud storage right? Well if you are about to drop some coins on a new smartphone, you will be happy to know that Amazon will give you 50GB of their Cloud Drive service for free. A ton of phones are part of the deal, such as the Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, HTC One, LG G2, and more. A couple of catches though…you have to be in the U.S., you must purchase your phone through Amazon Wireless, and the free storage expires in one year.
You have until December 31st to buy your phone, and it will take about 10 days for the storage to be added to your account. Hit the source link to see the full list of phones that are part of the deal.
Amazon’s Cloud Drive Photos application got an update on the Play Store last week, bringing a few useful features along with it. The biggest change is the Instant Upload feature. Unfortunately, Amazon’s playing catch up a bit here, as Facebook and Dropbox have already had that built into their applications, but it’s good to see it anyway. There’s also support for taking photos with your camera in the application, although only on devices running Android 4.0 and up. Aside from that, it’s just basic enhancements, like being able to select multiple photos at once, view how much storage space you have left, get notifications when you’re low on storage, etc. Handy update that’s definitely worth grabbing. Hit the link below to download it.
Amazon announced an expansion of their Cloud Drive product to Italy and Spain today. This comes on the heels of recent launches of the Cloud Drive in the UK, Germany and France. Users will be able to access their drive using PC and Mac applications, a web browser, or their Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD devices. Along with this geographic expansion, Amazon announced all customers will now get 5GB of free storage with options to pay for additional space.
The updates to the Cloud Drive service are not limited to European customers. U.S.-based customers can now share their files with friends and family by visiting www.amazon.com/clouddrive and selecting the files to be shared. Amazon has also implemented some new integration with iPhoto on Apple Mac computers. With only a couple clicks, users can now upload iPhoto albums to their cloud drive so photos can be viewed almost instantly on Kindle Fire devices or through a web browser.
Check out the source link for the full press release from Amazon for all of the details.