Monday, January 9, 2012

Acer Debuts Its iCloud Clone, AcerCloud

[ via Mashable ] 9 Jan
Not content with just being a PC and tablet maker, today at CES 2012 Acer announced a cloud service for its devices. Dubbed AcerCloud, it’ll enable easy sharing of documents and photos on Acer devices, but in a limited way.
Unlike Apple’s iCloud, which is primarily designed to sync media in the background, AcerCloud is set up to enable automatic sharing of photos and documents, but only for 30 days. Those files are ultimately backed up permanently on your PC, not in the cloud.

It works like this: You take some photos with your smartphone, and AcerCloud automatically puts them in on a service called PicStream, which can then push the photos back to an Acer PC or some other device. It only works for Android phones right now, though Acer says support for Windows Phone (!) is on the way.

Read more: Mashable
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