Apple Plans Exclusively to Sell Apollo “Personal Cloud” Products

From this June the Apollo “personal cloud” the product of Promise Technologies will be available in Apple stores for general consumers along with Apollo Cloud App to use it from anywhere.  Promise Technologies announces that its brand new product Apollo “Personal cloud” will be available in Apple stores from this June for the consumers. The announcement was made by Promise in Computex in Taiwan.

The device is designed for families and small businesses; Apollo is a sleek, quiet appliance that allows users to privately and securely store their data. Apollo’s simple set-up and file management is performed from just one single app which enables users to share files from virtually any device and from anywhere in the world.

Additional members can easily be added, who can then each have their own storage space on the owner’s Apollo.  Each member has complete privacy and security from other members. At Computex, Promise is excited to debut Apollo through an interactive user experience area where visitors can see first-hand how easy it is to share and manage files through the Apollo app.

“Promise has a relentless commitment to innovating new solutions that improve how we live and work,” said HC Chang, GM of Promise Technology APAC. “Apollo is our latest innovation; however, it is just the beginning as we are looking at building a whole new line of solutions for the IoT market. We are looking forward to showcasing Apollo to the many users passionate about technology and we are excited to hear their innovative ideas on what the next generation of Apollo should offer.”

While the device certainly won’t replace cloud storage as we know it, Apollo is not even recommended as a sole backup device, it is part of a larger trend of personal cloud storage for users who want to take “control” of their privacy. Of course, with any Internet-enabled devices, there are still security risks, but it could provide peace of mind for certain users.

The device sounds ideal for families or friends who want to share photos or videos without putting them on Facebook, Instagram or another photo-sharing website or cloud-based service. There doesn’t seem to be much of a business application for the device.

Apple has been making efforts in recent months to bolster its position in the cloud marketplace, and this latest effort would appear to be a move towards the consumer market.

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs Died at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs Died at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs Died at 56 – 2011-10-05 – On Wednesday, the technology giant Apple made the very sad announcement that the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs has passed away at the age of 56.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” The company said in a brief statement. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

In late August, Steve Jobs resigned from the position of CEO of Apple as he had to deal with the effects of an unspecified illness.

Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is 2004 and has been receiving treatment for if.
Steve Jobs’s celebrated career has had numerous and very significant series of twists and turns. Jobs started out his career in an increasingly fast rising company in the late 1970s and 1980s. This was followed by a dim hardship in the ’90s that led to his rise to the status of tech guru.

Jobs was known and respected for his business planning and an almost mystic power to foretell where tech trends are heading. Jobs was described by some as proud, moody and brutally honest about employee performance.