Store, share, and add vowels to your video with Cloudee, from the makers of Boxee

Cloudee open beta

Earlier this year, we learned that the makers of media player Boxee would be introducing a cloud-based video storage and sharing app, Cloudee. Today, Cloudee comes out of hiding and will be available in open beta with a slew of new features, including a Web-based interface and an optimized iOS 6 app so you can manage your videos across all your computing gadgets.

Cloudee web accountThe app, still free for the time being, has more potential for iOS users since it’s got a mobile version and Mac desktop uploader that sync harmoniously. Windows users can also use the desktop uploader and the Web interface to arrange, manage, share, and stream videos straight from their preferred browser. Boxee’s marketing communications manager Liz Dellheim tells us an Android app is slated for next year —  perhaps not too long after Cloudee is scheduled to come out of beta.

As you can see in our sample Cloudee account, you can sort your stream based on the collection of videos uploaded, friends’ videos that have been selectively shared with you, and videos you’ve liked. The social network-esque aspect of this might remind you of other social video apps, like the ever-popular Viddy, but the cloud storage capacity gives Cloudee its rightful edge.

Cloudee app

Cloudee iOS6 SharingThe iOS 6 app also offers extra sharing features with your social network. Using your Facebook and Twitter account(s) or your phone’s contact list, you can select groups of friends with whom you want to share your videos. Until you choose to publish the selected media to your contacts, the videos will always remain private in your Cloudee locker. Supported media files include MOV, AVI, FLV, Quicktime, MP4, M4V, and MKV.

With its open beta mode, Cloudee is still offering unlimited storage for all your video uploading pleasure. Sounds too good to be true? That’s because the company wants to hook you in before its paid, premium version becomes available by the end of the year. The paid app will incorporate a Boxee integration and will be subscription-based — much like other cloud services that float the Web. “We’re still finalizing what the price point structure will be,” Dellheim says.

The Cloudee iOS app, desktop uploader, and Web account are all available today.


Apple discontinues AirPort Extreme, Time Capsule as it exits Wi-Fi router business

Apple is now officially no longer in the router business. The company had already stopped selling the AirPort Express, and now its retail stores and websites have stopped offering the AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule.

You can now message businesses straight through Google Maps

Google has been updating Maps with a ton of new features over the past few months, and now it's back with another one -- the ability for users to message businesses directly through the Maps app.

The best free-to-play games you can play right now

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends.

Mozilla’s built-in price-tracking extension makes it easy to shop with Firefox

Mozilla has heard those worries about Black Friday shopping, and is now introducing a new set of experimental extensions which aim to make it easier to find the best deals online.

Golf ball-sized Lume Cube Air is a pocketable LED for photos and video

Off-camera lighting for smartphones and GoPros just got even smaller. Meet the Lume Cube Air, a smaller portable LED light designed for photos and videos that weighs only about two ounces.

Edit portraits with A.I. and adjust focus in the new ON1 Photo RAW 2019 editor

ON1 Photo RAW 2019 now has a dedicated tab for portraits that automatically recognizes faces to help with retouching. The update also brings a new focus stacking tool, enhancements to layers, and improvements to local adjustments.

Taking shots in the dark with Night Sight, the Pixel’s newest photo feature

The Google Pixel range has always been the home of some of the mobile world's best phone cameras. That performance is now getting even better with the introduction of the low-light Night Sight mode.

Alpha Female: Sony awards five women grants to support artisan diversity

Women can face several challenges in launching a photography career -- Sony's latest initiative aims to help propel women in the industry forward. Sony recently announced the winners of the Alpha Female program.
Emerging Tech

The best drone photos from around the world

Most of today's drones come equipped with high-end cameras, which are quickly revolutionizing the world of aerial photography as we know it. Here are some of the best drone photos from around the world.
Product Review

Fewer pixels, better camera? The Nikon Z6 shows the beauty of restraint

The Nikon Z6 is the sibling to the new mirrorless Z7 -- but for some photographers, the cheaper Z6 may be the better option. Read where the $2,000 camera beats the $3,400 one (and where it doesn’t) in our Nikon Z6 review.
Social Media

Build a wish list and shop videos with Instagram’s latest shopping update

Eyeing a product on Instagram? Now there are more ways to shop from the social network. Instagram just rolled out options to save products in a collection as users can also now shop from videos.

See the National Forests like never before in these awe-inspiring drone videos

What's the difference between a National Park and a National Forest? Drones. With no ban on drones in National Forests -- at least, not yet -- filmmakers have a way to capture the immensity of these locations with stunning results.
Product Review

With outstanding image quality, the ‘basic’ Sony A7 III excels in every way

Replacing the four-year-old A7 II as the new entry-level model in Sony's full-frame line, the A7 III is an impressively capable camera that gives more expensive models a run for their money.
Social Media

Addicted to Instagram? Its new ‘activity dashboard’ is here to help

Ever get that nagging feeling you're spending too much time on Instagram? Well, a new "activity dashboard" has a bunch of features designed to help you better control how you use the addictive photo-sharing app.