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According to Maeil Business, a Korean website, Samsung will be unveiling its S-Cloud service on the 3rd of May. This new service will launch alongside a new handset under the Galaxy series, which is believed to be the Samsung Galaxy S3.
What is S-Cloud? This new service is essentially Samsung’s version of Apple’s iCloud. Apple’s iCloud was launched alongside the iPhone 4S in October of 2011. Samsung’s S-Cloud is expected to come with a number of new features. It is also expected to be offered at a lower price compared to iCloud.
The Verge says, “It is also expected to ship with access to popular TV shows, movies, and music with free and paid content that will be available across a range of Samsung devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones.”
According to reports, Samsung’s new service will offer “more than 5 GB” of online storage. However, nothing was mentioned on how the Korean tech giant plans to set the price on higher storage. We’re hoping that Samsung sets the price of its cloud storing service cheaper than iCloud.
Maeil Business also claims that Samsung and Microsoft have partnered up, ensuring S-Cloud is available around the world.
Of course, there’s no way to confirm if these reports are true or not since Samsung is yet to announce anything official. We’ll just have to wait until the 3rd of May to confirm if S-Cloud exists or not.
Apple’s music streaming service, iTunes Match, is now in its beta testing stages. Testing reveled that not only will the service allow you to stream music; it will also allow you to download music from iCloud, Apple’s cloud storage.
This is how the music streaming service essentially works. If you’re planning to avail of the service, get ready to pay a yearly subscription of $25 (approximately £15). ITunes Match will then allow you to upload as much as 25,000 on Apple’s iCloud. This means that you no longer have to eat up storage space on devices like the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch.
The music you can upload is not restricted to music purchased form iTunes. The service will allow you to upload music purchased from other services, songs ripped from CDs, and pirated tracks downloaded from other sources such as torrent files.
Uploaded music will appear across your iDevices via the Music app. If you want to stream music, all you have to do is tap on the track. There is also an option to download the track on your device for future offline listening.
Since the service is simple to use and reasonably priced, we can’t wait to subscribe. However, Apple has not announced when it will be coming to the UK. According to reports, it will be coming to the UK sometime in 2012.
Are you eager to subscribe to the iTunes Match music streaming service? Give us your thoughts.
Apple will be migrating its MobileMe users to iCloud. Alongside the migration, users will also be getting 25 GB of storage (20 GB iCloud plan plus the 5 GB free storage). This is according to MacRumors.
Migration will be free of charge, since the MobileMe service will be shutting down on the 30th of June, 2012. Upon migrating, you can choose to remain on the 20 GB plan, or downgrade to the 10 GB plan. You can also choose to downgrade to the 5 GB plan, which is free.
The 10 GB is worth £14, the 20 GB is worth £28, and the 50 GB is worth £70 every year. Of course, you will still get the 5 GB of free storage on top of the additional paid storage.
Apple’s new cloud service does not just offer to give you at least 5 GB of free cloud storage for your files and emails. It will also free you from using iTunes. Furthermore, it updates iOS devices via OTA (over the air). It will also back up your files. This is something iOS users have been waiting for these services for a long time, since it is already being offered to Android users by Google.
Will you be paying extra for the added storage, or will you just stick to the 5 GB free storage? Let us know what you think.