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Amazon Cloud Drive Photo updated

I use the Amazon cloud drive – don’t you?  Just announced the photo save app was updated.

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With all the cloud storage options available it’s easy to forget about one or two of them from time to time, and Amazon is trying to remind everyone that it has a cloud storage service with a huge update to the Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app.

The newest update to Amazon Cloud Drive Photos bumps the app from version 1.9 all the way to version 3.0 to show just how much has changed. The app features a completely redesigned photo viewing experience, which the changelog says will “bring enjoyment back to viewing photos and videos on the go.”

The new version of the app has a simpler navigation that follows some standard Android guidelines like the left-side settings panel. That panel also includes a new status bar to show you the status of you automatic and manual uploads, though it’s hard to imagine why Amazon didn’t include a status bar in older versions of the app. Amazon also improved the sorting in the app, letting you put videos into their own folder and sort photos and videos by date and name.

Of course, Amazon Cloud Drive Photos still automatically uploads your photos and videos to the cloud service. Amazon offers 5GB of storage for free, which isn’t a whole lot compared to Google Drive (offers 15GB), but still not bad if you mainly use it for photos.

Amazon Cloud Drive Photos still looks closer to Amazon’s Kindle Fire OS than stock Android, but that’s to be expected. At least the company has a signature style for all of its apps that it sticks to.

Have you tried Amazon Cloud Drive Photos? Or do you use a different cloud service to back up your photos?

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Retailers are under threat by the internet.

Retail Under threat from the internet

The Internet has changed everything — especially when it comes to shopping for consumer electronics such as TVs. The Internet now is the place where most consumers start their shopping, by checking specifications, reading reviews and comparing prices.

“No matter what I want to buy, I go to the Internet first — get an idea what the product is, what the price is,” said Syed Akhter, professor of marketing at Marquette University. “And as online retailers have figured out, once I go to their place, they make it so attractive for me in terms of price, in terms of assortment, in terms of varieties, that I say, ‘OK fine, I’ll buy it from you.’ That is what is happening.”

In other cases, consumers might first search the Internet, go to a retail store to see a product in person and then hunt online for a lower price — a practice called “showrooming.”

Unless a bricks-and-mortar appliance and electronics business has something special to offer the consumer, it will lose out to competitors, industry analysts say. That’s what happened to American TV, Akhter said.  American TV was undone by the Internet – Apps prevent that

Retailers are under threat by the internet.

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“They didn’t have what we call in marketing a compelling value proposition,” he said. “That means I did not have any reason to go to their store. They were not…READ MORE
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