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Cloud Storage: Five Alternatives Compared

It's cloud storage week apparently, with Dropbox rolling out an update that improves how its users can share things, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting dedicated desktop apps and a revamped feature set, and Google Drive finally making its long-awaited debut.

We've hand-picked some of the most established and consumer-friendly cloud storage services and took them for a spin to see how well they stack against each other, with a comparative table to provide an at-a-glance overview of each service's strong points.

Apple axes push email for iCloud, MobileMe in Germany

Following a recent ruling against the company in Germany's Mannheim Regional Court, Apple has been forced to turn off its iCloud and MobileMe push email services for users in the European country to comply with an injunction won by Motorola…

Apple expands iTunes Match support in Europe, Latin America

Apple has completed its second major international rollout for iTunes Match since its U.S. launch in November. The service is now available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama,…

Apple releases iTunes 10.5.1 with iTunes Match

After a brief delay from the original "end of October" launch window, Apple has finally flipped the switch on iTunes Match today. The $25-a-year subscription service, announced during Apple's WWDC 2011 in June, scans your entire music library and compares…

Apple publishes guide on how to set up iCloud

Apple has released a guide to show users how to set up iCloud on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. The instruction set also details how to activate Find My iPhone, a feature that allows you to easily…

iCloud beta available to devs, pricing revealed

On Monday evening, Apple granted developers access to iCloud.com, Apple's online home for its new online storage and synchronization service. The service is intended to provide ubiquitous cloud synchronization features across all Apple devices. iCloud is still in beta, but…

Apple gives more details on MobileMe to iCloud transition

Apple on Friday posted a frequently asked questions page about the transition from MobileMe to iCloud, clearing up confusion about what will happen with existing MobileMe accounts, and revealing that some services will remain accessible via the web -- not…

Apple iCloud will not support Windows XP

Apple has decided not to support Windows XP for its iCloud synchronization service, revealed earlier this week. Given that iCloud's predecessor, MobileMe, supported XP just fine, this is a minor shock, though it makes sense.

Apple unveils iCloud synchronization service at WWDC

Apple's iCloud service is perhaps the company's most interesting announcement today at WWDC. Long rumored as a music streaming service, Apple's take on cloud computing is better described as a synchronization platform and only a fraction of it involves music.…

Steve Jobs to unveil Mac OS X Lion, iOS 5, and iCloud next week

Apple has officially confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs will continue the tradition of presenting the opening keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2011 on Monday, June 6 at 10:00 AM. Along with a team of Apple executives, he…