Unlike Apple’s iCloud, which is primarily designed to sync media in the background, AcerCloud is set up to enable automatic sharing of photos and documents, but only for 30 days. Those files are ultimately backed up permanently on your PC, not in the cloud.
It works like this: You take some photos with your smartphone, and AcerCloud automatically puts them in on a service called PicStream, which can then push the photos back to an Acer PC or some other device. It only works for Android phones right now, though Acer says support for Windows Phone (!) is on the way.
Similarly, saving documents to AcerCloud lets users access them from anywhere, though only for 30 days. And Acer’s clear.fi application lets users stream or download music or video files anytime from the cloud. There’s no 30-day limit on clear.fi.
Acer says users can user their phone to retrieve files from the “main PC” anytime via AcerCloud, even if the machine is in sleep mode. The service is said to use both local and cloud storage together so data is “always available.”
The service, as outlined by Acer, shares many of the same features of other cloud services like iCloud and Eye-Fi, though its 30-day expiry for storing content appears to be a serious limitation.
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