updated 04:50 pm EST, Mon February 25, 2008
AOL Xdrive, 5GB backup
Following Adobe's announcement of the AIR application platform, AOL has unveiled Xdrive Desktop Lite, a backup application based on the AIR standard. Computerworld reports that AOL is offering users 5GB of backup for free, which is accessed using the downloadable Xdrive application - a first time offering for Mac users. Xdrive Desktop Lite gives users drag-and-drop functionality to backup any data. The service is also available in a 50GB flavor, which costs users a yearly fee of $100.
In addition to drag-and-drop, future releases of Xdrive Desktop Lite will track changes in files, allowing it to update online copies of data with current versions.