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Initial post: 22 Aug 2012 22:34:42 BDT
KAREN says:
Amazon Cloud Drive ...Just Notice this option on the Shop All Departments Drop Arrow, is this new? never noticed it before.

Could it mean the release of the kindle fire is soon

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 22:45:09 BDT
StarWarsFan says:
I also wondered this. But then also thought this could just be another service Amazon want to offer.
They sell plenty of digital products, could just be a backup service for these, no Fire.

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 23:12:58 BDT
Caro says:
It's been there a good while now. I did try it but my upload speed is so dire it would take a lifetime to get everything up ( yes an exaggeration but it is a couple of hours a book)

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 23:54:08 BDT
Jayke1981 says:
I didn't notice it until tonight either!! How strange!

Posted on 23 Aug 2012 09:39:58 BDT
DC says:
If Amazon want to start shipping the Fire in the next couple of months they need to start rolling out some of this stuff. Storage would be the easiest option because this is pretty much entirely under Amazon's control, with no real rights issues.

It seems Lovefilm will begin video streaming on Android soon and they are taking submission for apps from UK developers and have options to make these apps available in non-US regions, including the UK.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Aug 2012 10:13:08 BDT
Brian says:
Hi Karen, it's an app for your pc desktop, to give you 5gb free storage for files, like photos , and music. It's a separate thing on it's own, and it works well on my laptop. It's like dropbox, SkyDrive, etc, if you're familiar with those.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 12:06:22 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Aug 2012 12:06:34 BDT
Donny - excuse my ignorance but why would anyone want to store their personal files/document/photos etc.. on a companies cloud when they can buy an external harddrive of 500gb for under £50 and store everything on there. Letting a company have your personal stuff seems a bit odd to me - what am I missing ?

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 12:16:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Aug 2012 12:16:56 BDT
CBRetriever says:
access from any computer anywhere you are in the world

a lot of corporate entities are looking into keeping their data in a cloud as well

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 12:22:53 BDT
Ah okay access from anywhere in the world - not something I need as I carry a USB stick with me - so didn't think of that.

I understand corporate entities doing it as it saves them a lot of money and they can afford lawyers to do contracts to protect them but didn't get the individual's need for it.

thanks

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 12:24:50 BDT
CBRetriever says:
in the future, when/if the Kindle Fire arrieves, it will be good for streaming videos and music (it's actually more for that than for books)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 12:25:09 BDT
Ivan says:
Perhaps they don't want to carry a usb stick around with them.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 12:37:24 BDT
Well I suppose that could be a problem but mine is on my key ring and they do come in a variety of forms now so quite easy to carry:

http://www.toxel.com/tech/2011/05/23/14-creative-usb-flash-drives/

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 12:41:58 BDT
A big advantage of cloud storage is that it is stored across multiple disks, with mirrored copies and backups, very, very little risk of anything ever getting lost. If you break your usb or your external hard drive, you've had it!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 12:57:49 BDT
That is true but then again everything that is vital to me i.e. mainly documents doesn't take up a lot of gb and I've stored on a couple of backups plus originals on Pc so if one or two broke then I have time to make new backups.

I just don't believe giving someone copies of personal documents is worth it - I suppose for streaming videos/music its a good idea as that is not so personal.

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 13:16:18 BDT
A Moreton says:
In the US any music downloads you buy from Amazon are automatically backed up on the cloud drive (and do not count towards your 5GB free space). We do not have this facility in the UK.

As for the Kindle Fire, I will be surprised if we ever get it in the UK. The Google Nexus 7 costs only a little more and is a vastly superior device. Perhaps we may get Fire V2 if/when that comes out.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 14:14:50 BDT
Brian says:
Your question seems to have been answered by others now, Mungo. The attraction for me is that it's free, accessible, unbreakable, and not using up memory on my devices. I've only got music on mine, I wouldn't put personal stuff in the cloud.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 15:52:00 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
What you got Bri - Get off my Cloud?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 17:00:35 BDT
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Posted on 24 Aug 2012 17:06:26 BDT
BeeJayTee says:
Offa

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 17:11:53 BDT
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Posted on 24 Aug 2012 17:19:08 BDT
For anyone who has tried the Amazon cloud, does it take you to the amazon.com site or the UK site? 'Cos it takes me to the .com site.

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 17:21:14 BDT
oldcelt says:
Yes, but able to sign in as usual. Seems to work ok. Only uploaded a photo for now as no time, but will upload other stuff later.

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 18:03:53 BDT
Jayke1981 says:
Free space? so if I transferred EVERYTHING on my hard drive to it, and then wiped my PC... all my files would be on that cloud?

Posted on 24 Aug 2012 18:38:59 BDT
oldcelt says:
Theoretically. But I don't think I can completely bring myself to trust my life to Amazon. Will use as a backup. The free space is not huge.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Aug 2012 19:04:34 BDT
Tay says:
It means you already had / was using Cloud on the Amazon.com site before it was released in the UK.
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