Cloud Apps of the Week From getting fit to finding your phone, this week’s apps are sure to prove of great use to cloud lovers throughout 2012. Take a look. Critical to dropping pounds and keeping them off is maintaining a detailed account of every single calorie. Cloud application FitDay makes such meticulous nutrition a breeze. It lets users log a record of their caloric intake no matter the time or their location. Its ease of use is primarily derived from its cloud, where FitDay manages a database of foods and their breakdowns — calories, protein content, types of fiber,
Battle of the Document Cloud Apps: Google Docs, Apple iWorks…Which One Truly Reigns? Throughout the 1990s, 2000s, and today, Microsoft Word has served as the final word in applications designed to maximize the efficiency and output of both businesses and individual computer users regarding their documents. Attempts to unseat its status as the number-one program of its kind have been largely futile. Many an erstwhile competitor has been outdone by the thorough richness and ease of use inherent to Word and the other members of the Microsoft Office family, such as Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Both the computing industry and
Cloud Apps of the Week: Kindle Cloud Reader “Bright” Days Ahead for Cloud App Developers Brightcove may just have fashioned the best app for aspiring app developers themselves. Rooted in HTML5, Brightcove’s App Cloud targets publishers interested in constructing native applications for smartphones while simultaneously ensuring that such apps are easily accessible by mobile device. This unique dual purpose promises to lessen the overall cost of owning and building applications, an aim reinforce by Brightcove’s decision to situation the program in the cloud. App design teams who employ the App Cloud complete their work can easily share their work with
Cloud Apps of the Week Major cloud gaming platform OnLive is stretching out of its interactive video background and into competitive pool of applications designed for the iPad. Its freshly released app, entitled OnLive Desktop, will enable users to use their laptops’ system of Windows 7 directly on their tablet screen. In short, the entire suite of Microsoft Office programs, including Word, PowerPoint, and Media Player, can be accessed via OnLive’s app through the iPad. Those who download the app, free of purchase on iTunes app store as of last Thursday, are privy to an inviting 2GB of free storage
Cloud Apps of the Week The New York Times has proclaimed Google Music as one of the best cloud applications released for Android phone devices last year. That the music service is offered free of charge helps explain its selection, and also locates Google Music right at home among the other applications in the Google family, all available gratis (GMail, Google Docs, et cetera). But like those other apps, comprehensive features also distinguish Google Music: users can transfer 20,000 of their tracks to the cloud via the app, which also immediately and wirelessly synchronizes what they upload to their Android.
Cloud Apps of the Week: What You’ll Want for the New Year As we close out 2011, here’s some information on a few last-minute applications that are sure to improve how you experience twenty twelve. Animoto Every season of winter holidays provides an avalanche of fodder that only an attractive video can capture best. But what to do if you haven’t won an Oscar for best editing? Turn to Animoto, an app that seamlessly creates vivid slideshows for the technologically challenged. Via the cloud, Animoto stores its customers’ videos for them to access from any device. Comparisons between this app
Cloud Apps of the Week: From College to Cancer Cures Matchbox An erstwhile venture capitalist and experienced college admissions officer in might have just revolutionized the pursuit of higher education, via the cloud. As a staff member of the MIT Sloan School of Management’s admissions team, Stephen Marcus experienced firsthand the vexing process of reviewing applications for prospective candidates. He invented Matchbox out of his Matchbox corrals and streamlines the data associated with a college application; the application makes data easily accessible on an iPad, widely used by on-the-go admissions pros. The infinite space in the cloud allowsMatchbox to perform this action for