Feeds

LG readies Dropbox, iCloud alternative

USP: on-the-fly video transcoding

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Samsung is expected to launch a cloud-based sync'n'store service for its smartphones soon, but arch-rival LG has got there ahead of it.

LG's cleverly named 'LG Cloud' - you see what it did there? - mixes Android, Windows and smart TV apps to auto-sync handset contents to the cloud and the user's PC, Dropbox style.

A neat touch is the video transcoding the service will provide. Playback device doesn't support the uploaded movie file format or codec? No problem - LG's servers will transcode in real time.

LG Cloud

It'll also handle 3D content, LG said. A bid, no doubt, to try and get folk interested in its 3D phones and tellies.

Again like Apple's iCloud, Dropbox, Microsoft's SkyDrive and a host of others, LG Cloud will be offered as both a free and paid service. How much free space you get, and what the extra capacity will cost, will depend on where you live, LG admitted.

When will it go live? Tomorrow, 1 May, as an open beta test. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
Surprise: if you work from home you need the Internet
Buffer-rage sends Aussies out to experience road rage
EE buys 58 Phones 4u stores for £2.5m after picking over carcass
Operator says it will safeguard 359 jobs, plans lick of paint
MOST iPhone strokers SPURN iOS 8: iOS 7 'un-updatening' in 5...4...
Guess they don't like our battery-draining update?
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.