Ten years ago, cloud storage company Backblaze introduced the Storage Pod. It’s a custom-built server for reliable, cheap storage. Today is the Pod’s 10th Anniversary.
Back in 2007, when we started Backblaze, there wasn’t a whole lot of affordable choices for storing large quantities of data. Our goal was to charge $5/month for unlimited data storage for one computer. We decided to build our own storage servers when it became apparent that, if we were to use the other solutions available, we’d have to charge a whole lot more money. Storage Pod 1.0 allowed us to store one petabyte of data for about $81,000. Today we’ve lowered that to about $35,000 with Storage Pod 6.0.
It’s an interesting, worthwhile read. Backblaze is a good cloud storage provider in my opinion.
The iPhone camera app maker is celebrating its second anniversary with a Halide photo contest between May 28 and June 28.
Superman just turned 80, and he’s aged pretty well. To celebrate the son of Krypton’s birthday, Apple has an iTunes Store movie bundle loaded with some pretty fantastic animated features. This bundle includes Doomsday, Public Enemies, Apocalypse, The Return of Black Adam, and more. The eight movie bundle is priced at US$49.99, which is a significant drop from its regular $84.82. DC may stumble with their live-action superhero movies, but they nail it with their animated stories.
The iPhone turned 10 last week (that’s roughly 60 in dog years). In this week’s Rants & Raves column, Dr. Mac takes a brief look back upon the 14 iPhone models introduced so far and the new features each one introduced.
Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look back on the launch of the original iPhone 10 years ago and talk about the impact it had on their lives.
10 years on and the iPhone is still cool tech, but it’s all about empowering us wherever we go.
In a world where people are still having a hard time accepting that smartphones cost money, Apple is prepping a special 10th anniversary iPhone model, and it’s going to cost more than US$1,000. The special model will reportedly be called the iPhone 8, and despite the hefty price tag people will likely buy it.
Apple unveiled the original iPhone 10 years ago on January 9th, 2007, at Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Apple changed the smartphone world that day and opened the door for a future where mobile computing is the norm, and flip phones, Treos, and Blackberrys are fading memories.