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Zendock MacBook Pro docking solution, a funded Kickstarter project, coming for MacBook Air


Last month, we covered the Kickstarter posting for the Zendock MacBook Pro docking station. As we profiled in April, the docking solution takes over your MacBook Pro's ports in order to free up clutter on your workspace:

The anodized alumnim box quickly plugs into several ports on the side of your MacBook at once, allowing you to connect and disconnect all of your peripherals much faster than if you were to do them all at once. The Pro version supports gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, a Mini DisplayPort connection, three separate USB 3 ports, and an audio input and output. The Retina model features fewer connections—only a Mini DisplayPort, three USB 3 connections, and audio in/out ports—but also sports a Thunderbolt passthrough connection, allowing you to connect additional high-speed devices despite the port being covered.

Since that time, the project has been successfully funded (with more than double the money than originally set for the goal). Due to the popularity and success of the project, the creators have announced that a MacBook Air version is in the works and is available for backers. Additionally, all models have received improved audio quality technology.

Amazon launches Cloud Drive Photos app for iPhone

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Amazon today released an iPhone version of its Amazon Cloud Drive Photos mobile app that it originally launched on Android only back in November. Amazon;'s Cloud Drive Photos app for iPhone, like the Android version, will allow users to back up and view photos to their Amazon Cloud Drive accounts. Up until today, iOS device users have only had access to Amazon's Cloud Player app for streaming music stored in an Amazon cloud account.

The app provides everything a user might need to ditch Apple's less than perfect iCloud Photostream feature, including the ability to automatically save photos taken on your iPhone to Cloud Drive, access your entire Cloud Drive photo collection from any device, and easily share through social networks.

Cloud Drive users get 5GB of free storage with upgrades ranging from 20GB for $10/year to $250 for 500GB/year.

The free Amazon Cloud Drive Photos app is available to download on the App Store now.

Protect and store all of your photos in one place with Amazon Cloud Drive Photos. Access your photos from your iPhone or iPod touch, your computer, or any web browser. Take a picture on your iPhone and save it to the Amazon Cloud to enjoy on your computer. Upload photos from your computer and enjoy them on your iPhone or iPod touch