And so it begins . . . We wondered how Dropbox, Box.net, and other cloud storage companies would deal with the advent of iCloud. It seems that Box.net is dealing by throwing large amounts of free storage at iOS users. The free storage is only available for the next 50 days, and you must log in initially from an iPhone or iPad. This link gives you the details:
And do you know what’s ever so interesting? I just downloaded the Box.net app onto my iPhone, and it seems that they’ve specifically designed this app (and perhaps the free 50GB) for photo storage. I can actually take a picture from within the Box.net app . . . Intriguing.
Here are some guidelines to follow if you are interested in connecting a camera to your iPad:
1. You will need to purchase an iPad camera connection kit (no matter what type of camera you are using)
2. Make sure that the camera you’d like to use is compatible with the iPad (look on the camera maker’s website)
3. You may need to purchase a USB hub that has an external power supply. You will know whether a hub is required if when you plug the camera into the iPad using the connector you receive a message on your iPad that says insufficient power for the connected device.
For anyone interested in connecting a pocket video camera (e.g., Flip camera) to your iPad, you will most likely need a USB hub.
As a side note, anyone who is interested in photo or video editing apps should look at the apps FlipShare and ReelDirector. ReelDirector is one of the few video processing apps that will download to the 1st Gen iPad. Most of the the video apps require an integrated camera, such as you’d find in an iPhone.