About Time – iCloud Storage now competing with the likes of Google and Dropbox

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iCloud storage pricing

When you sign up for iCloud, you automatically get 5 GB of free storage. If you need more storage, you can upgrade to a larger storage plan.

You can upgrade your iCloud storage from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC, and you can choose a total of 50 GB, 200 GB, or 1 TB. After you upgrade, we’ll bill you monthly.See the monthly pricing per country below.

If you purchased a monthly plan before September 16, 2015, your account was upgraded automatically. If you’re currently on an annual plan, you’ll continue to renew annually at that rate. If you select a new monthly plan, your annual plan won’t be available to you.

 


North America, South America, Latin America, and the Carribean


United States (USD)
50 GB: $0.99
200 GB: $2.99
1 TB: $9.99


Canada (CAD)
50 GB: $1.29
200 GB: $3.99
1 TB: $12.99


Mexico (MXN)
50 GB: $17
200 GB: $49
1 TB: $179

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New Apple TV leaked…well supposedly.

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Apple is expected to launch its next-generation set-top box next week, and we’re getting a good idea exactly what to expect.

A new report from the usually accurate Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac says the new Apple TV will focus on two major areas: gaming and Siri incorporation.

With its new Apple TV, the company will “actively compete” with gaming consoles from the likes of Microsoft and Sony, the report says.

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Dreaming with my eyes open – Unlimited online backup space for $4.99/Year.

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iDrive promises unlimited cloud-based phone backups for $5 per year

As phone and SD card storage space continues to expand, the limited (cost-effective) options to backup your device remain few and far between (Apple I’m looking at you, 128 GB iPhone 6 and 10 gb free iCloud, yea no thanks).

iDrive’s newly launched service looks to alleviate that concern.

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While I haven’t yet tried out the service (at the time of writing), iDrive’s website say’s

Backup your device contacts, photos, videos, calendar events on iOS, in addition, you can backup SMS, call logs and apps, on android – in a single touch!

And to top it off, it’s cross-platform, so it should get easier to sync contacts if you carry and Apple and an Android device like me. Needless to say, this is on my list of to-do things.

Check it out here

My new MBP is going to have a new companion – Parallels 10!

 

The Beginner’s Guide to Parallels Desktop 10 for OS X

Even if you are a Mac user, there’s a strong chance that you will need to use Windows applications at some point. Luckily there are great virtual machine solutions out there to help you do that easily.

And you can run more than Windows in a virtual machine — Linux runs perfectly in a VM, and is usually the best way to learn. Today we’ll be showing you how to install Windows in Parallels Desktop, but the same principles work for Linux.

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