Showing posts with label iCloud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iCloud. Show all posts

Friday, March 27, 2015

Google Cloud now makes it easy to deploy applications in one click

Google’s Cloud service just got a little easier to use. Today, it announced Google Cloud Launcher which makes it easy to deploy applications like WordPress or entire stacks like LAMP in a single click.
The new launcher features more than 120 open source applications that are either configured by Bitnami or Google Click to Deploy. You simply need to select a piece of software, choose a few options and it’s up and running.

It also includes a number of developer tools and setups like Gitlab, Jenkins, Node.js and Ruby on Rails, along with databases like MongoDB, MySQL and more. Cloud Launcher will also ensure these packages are integrated with Google Cloud Monitoring so you can get performance metrics from your installs.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Anyone can sign up for iWork on iCloud without an Apple device… for real this time

A couple of weeks ago, we noticed Apple’s beta iCloud site was allowing anyone to sign up for the company’s productivity suite on the Web – no Apple device required.
If you tried to sign up via the standard iCloud site, however, you’d be presented with an error. No longer: anyone can sign up for access to Pages, Numbers and Keynotes, officially.

As with before, you simply need to follow the prompt to create an Apple ID if you don’t already have one and follow the steps. If you already have an account but don’t own an Apple device, you’ll be prompted to verify your account.
Since you’ll need some storage too, Apple will give you 1GB to go with your fancy new Apple account.

That said, the apps themselves still display a beta tag, but it’s nice to see Apple opening up its ecosystem a bit; cloud apps run on cross-platform Web standards, so there was no good reason to force users to have owned an Apple device before.