LG Launches Cloud Service
LG today announced LG Cloud, a free online service for anyone to store up to 5 GB of media files. Customers purchasing an LG smartphone or Smart TV will receive 50 GB of storage for six months, with the option to purchase more storage later. Pricing was not revealed. Designed to compete with Apple's iCloud, the service initially works only with photos, videos, and music. Media is automatically transcoded to appropriate formats and streamed in real time for each viewing device. The service works with Android phones, Windows PCs, and LG Smart TVs. It will be available in starting May 1, launching first in the US and Korea.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Google Introduces Google Photos
Google today announced Google Photos, another attempt by the company to help people get a handle on their photos and videos. Google wants Photos to serve as users' central repository for all their photos and videos, make it easy to manage and edit them, and make it easy to share and save the photos that matter.
Amazon Offering Unlimited Cloud Storage for $60 Per Year
Amazon today debuted two new cloud storage plans that should appeal to consumers looking to store backups of important files online. The Unlimited Everything Plan offers an unlimited amount of online storage for photos, videos, files, documents, movies, and music in Cloud Drive.