Sprint Unveils Free Cloud Storage Service
Sprint today announced the availability of a new cloud-based storage service. Owners of Android and iOS devices can download the new app from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store, respectively, beginning today. Spring is offering all customers 5GB of storage for free, but customers can upgrade to unlimited storage for $4.99 per month. Sprint says the service will be ideal for those seeking a place to backup photos, videos, and other files. The service is being backed by a company called Pogoplug.
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.
Google Drive Lets iPhone Owners Save Backups
Google recently made it easier for iPhone owners to save the contents of their devices in the cloud. Google Drive now includes several options within the iPhone app for backing up contacts, calendar events, and photos/videos.
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.
YouTube Music App Launches for Android and iOS
YouTube's stand-alone music app is now available for download. The app includes a home tab for recommended artists, as well as user-configurable stations based on individual tastes.
Google Photos for Android Can Delete Local Files to Save Space
Google is rolling out an update to Google Photos for Android today that lets people free up on-device storage by deleting local files. A new option in the settings menu called "Free Up Space" lets users set the app to automatically delete local photos that have been backed up to the cloud.
Sponsored Storage is a thing of the past...unfortunately.
Provide me tangible, real world benefits, and then by all means, I'll consider it. But until then, please no.