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Showing posts from March, 2018

Spotify is coming to India soon

Global music-streaming giant Spotify has confirmed its impending India launch. During its ‘Investor Day’ presentation, Spotify Co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek revealed it was “working on launching in some of the biggest markets in the world”. These include India, Russia, countries in Africa, and others. Spotify’s recent IPO filing had revealed that it has already leased office space in Mumbai. Spotify’s interest in the Indian market comes at a time when global companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, and Netflix are aggressively expanding their base in the country. While Apple is increasingly focusing on localizing its Apple Music service, Amazon is boosting its catalog by partnering with local production houses and delivering original content.

Apple confirms use of Google Cloud for iCloud services

Apple has confirmed that it uses Google’s public cloud to store data for its iCloud services in iOS Security Guide last month

Apple had previously used remote data storage systems provided by Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Apple’s edition of the iOS Security Guide in March 2017 listed Microsoft Azure instead of Google Cloud Platform.

The new edition describes its iCloud service: “The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as AWS and Google Cloud Platform.”

The report doesn’t clearly state whether Apple uses any Google cloud services outside of storing photos and videos, nor does it give a start date for when Apple first made the switch.

According to the perspective of an Apple user, it really shouldn't affect us. Comparing the price charts of ICloud and Google Drive. ICloud is slightly above the line. 

This can be treated as the service charge for the encryption of photos and information but …