Among a host of other things, Microsoft is also a veteran of the cloud storage game. Its SkyDrive cloud storage service has been around for almost four years now, during which time over 100 million people have tried it. But Microsoft admittedly sees plenty of room for improvement. To this end, it has given an HTML5 makeover to its cloud storage service.
If you listen to the pundits, there’s little doubt that iTunes users will be getting word that their Apple powered ditties will be making their way to the clouds by the end of the day. That might be great news for anyone rocking Cupertino’s resource hogging, behemoth of a music player or an iOS device, but what about the rest of us? If you signed up for a free or paid Amazon Cloud Player account, chances are that over the course of the past few months, you’ve had a chance to upload all of the audio files in your music library that your Cloud Drive can handle. Too bad Amazon’s browser-based music player is, shall we say… clunky? Fortunately, Amazon Cloud Player, our Chrome Web App of the Week, brings a modicum of style to Amazon’s streaming music service.
If you think that you need access to yet another cloud storage solution like you need another hole in your head, let us tell you: You need another hole in your head. Making it’s debut last week, Amazon Cloud Drive is the latest service offering to take care of your cloud-based storage needs. Giving all users five GBs of free storage space very agreeable music streaming capabilities, Amazon’s Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services may be the cloud computing solution you’ve been waiting for. To help get your Amazon cloud storage empire off on the right foot, we’ve put together a collection of ten of the best tips and tricks we’ve uncovered for the fledgling service.