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All posts tagged "Dropbox"

  • Dropbox for iOS updates with file comments and more

    A while ago Dropbox and Microsoft formed a partnership to bolster cross-platform integration, and now this relationships is beginning to bear fruit. In a Dropbox iOS update, the company has added new features, including the likes of file commenting and recent tabs. The commenting feature allows users to add comments on files via the Dropbox website. Users can gather feedback or respond to discussions even when on the go. This social media like feature is taken a step further by introducing notifications: “If someone mentions you in a comment or weighs in on a file where you’re already part of the...

  • Cloud giants Dropbox and Microsoft get snuggly for better Office integration

    Two of the world's most popular online storage giants -- Microsoft and Dropbox -- are forming a partnership for better integration. Considering that Microsoft has its own cloud storage product, OneDrive, one might say that this is like a parent spoiling someone else's kid because they are more popular at school, really. In the next few weeks, the integration will launch with new versions of Office for iOS and Android and will allow users of both services to save into Dropbox directly from Office and edit Office documents directly from Dropbox. Dropbox offers a brilliant service and is mostly efficient, a...

  • Alleged Dropbox leak sees 7 million user passwords compromised

    Dopbox -- the massive online storage sharing service -- has reportedly been hacked, resulting in nearly 7 million password leaks -- over 2% of the cloud giant's customers. The company is denying it got hacked, though thousands of username and password pairs have already been leaked on Pastebin, giving us a taste of what's to come. In a statement, Dropbox denied any hack, saying that the passwords are old and probably expired: Recent news articles claiming that Dropbox was hacked aren’t true. Your stuff is safe. The usernames and passwords referenced in these articles were stolen from unrelated services, not...

  • Meet the four geeks who actually run the world of tech

    These days, the world of tech is no longer the murky, obscure thing that makes your computer or television work. Today we are all so immersed in tech that Silicon Valley and its key tech players are celebrities to us. Silicon Valley is the new Hollywood, and just like Tinsel Town it is not always the brightest or the most talked about stars that are the real movers and shakers of the space. Google, Facebook and "real life Tony Stark (Iron Man)" Elon Musk may be in constant orbit of our tech planet, but before their stars went supernova there...

  • Where to for Dropbox after the iCloud bombshell?

    It's no surprise that Dropbox has been frantically working to ship products that aren’t a commodity cloud syncing service… Carousel, its app that strings together and orders all your photos and videos in easily-searchable galleries is, perhaps, the first example. Its acquisition of Mailbox needs to be seen in this light too. Expect more. Why? Because the price (and value) of bog-standard cloud storage is going to zero. It's already a commodity. (And the irony is Dropbox helped turn it into one.) Dropbox retains a monopoly on cloud storage simply because, until now, the (mobile) platform owners have been so bad...

  • Dropbox allowed to pass through the Great Firewall as China uncensors it

    Dropbox got blocked in China in 2010. It was probably due to Chinese authorities finding politically sensitive material being shared or stored via the US-based cloud syncing site. However, in a surprise move, Dropbox is now unblocked in China, Tech in Asia has discovered. It’s not clear when Dropbox became unblocked in China. We noticed it was accessible in the country late last week, and then we waited a few days to verify it wasn’t a freak result and also to check that it’s available throughout the country. In addition to personal cloud syncing, we’ve also verified that sharing files...

  • Nifty Dropbox update lets you automatically save screengrabs, import iPhotos

    If you're big on collaboration, or change devices on a fairly regular basis, it's pretty likely that you're a fan of Dropbox. Given that its core features are pretty much what you'd want right out of the box, any changes to the service are going to be incremental with varying degrees of usefulness. The latest Dropbox update, which allows you to automatically save screengrabs, is relatively small but fares pretty well on the usefulness front. According to an official blog post from the service, Dropbox will also create a link to your screenshot and copy it to your clipboard...

  • Google Drive is out, but where is your privacy and ownership?

    "Ok so the new Google Drive is out, but what about ownership of your files and the privacy that comes with it?" This was my first reaction when I heard about the launch. I have a great understanding of Google and I am sure there is more to the purpose behind this new product than meets the eye. Microsoft SkyDrive and Dropbox are the two largest online storage services today, and yes Google took its time to join. As Google already delivers us with some remarkable services and features like Google Docs, integration with Docs, just makes sense doesn’t it? Comparison...

  • Dropbox for teams is great for small businesses

    A few weeks ago one of the companies I work with had a file server dramatically crash after years of faithful service. It took two days of engineering time to set up a new server from scratch and restore files from backups. Even before the crash, it used to take engineering time to add new users and set permissions. The permissions were never really set properly and many folders were accessible simply...

  • Leaked screenshot reveals Google Drive details

    A leaked screenshot has revealed some more details about Google’s soon to be released Drive product. The cloud storage product appears to gives users around 5GB of free storage and the ability to access their files on their PCs, Tablets, mobile devices, and on the web. Sounds a lot like every other cloud storage product out there. More to the point, it sounds eerily like the service provided by Dropbox. The only real difference, so far as we can tell is the Google Drive will give you a 3 more Gigs of storage than Dropbox upon registration. The similarities...

  • ‘Personal cloud’ access to be included in 90% of devices by 2013

    Dropbox, Apple iCloud, Mezeo...There are a fair number of personal cloud products out there and they’ve changed the way we view storage. Taking your documents with you once meant carrying physical storage devices everywhere you went. Now all you need is an internet connection. Thing is, we all know this. What we might not know is that the cloud could also completely change the way we access content across our devices. Think about it. If your smartphone is grabbing everything you need from the cloud it could break completely free from its own physical storage limitations. You could...

  • Six ways to make migrating to your new laptop less of a nightmare

    I recently migrated laptops. Alarming how simple that sentence looks. I mean, migrations are long and hard, and things die. They have an alarming inevitability. Everything in their path gets trampled. Being able to express that in a single tiny sentence seems unfair. Unfortunately there's little that can be done about the endless hours and megabytes you will spend on downloading Windows updates, and there's no relief for us Windows XP diehards who now have to come to grips with Windows 7 (having gleefully avoided the Vista bullet). And for some reason, Windows makes it as difficult as technologically possible to...

  • 6 services for taking your data to the cloud

    Saving your data to the cloud is crucial. The cloud provides what is probably the most reliable way of ensuring that, if your house burns down or your laptop gets stolen, your data won't be lost too. Even more enticing is the ability to access your data from any location with an internet connection. Such features alleviate the need to carry flash sticks and portable hard drives when attempting to get your data for A to B. A disadvantage does, however, arise in the case of slow or capped internet services. Many users will feel faint and frustrated when...

  • Dropbox, leading cloud computing service, suffers security failure

    Since the announcement of iCloud, cloud computing and other cloud services have leapt from the tech-world and into the world at large. With this excitement and popularity has come a fair amount of scrutiny, mainly asking whether cloud services can keep our data safe and secure? For leading cloud-service Dropbox the answer to that question was yes -- until Sunday. It had been reported that on Sunday some users noticed they were allowed...

  • 14 useful apps for Mac

    With so many many amazing apps for Mac, everyone is sure to have a favourite or two. I decided to list a few stemming from my own meandering experiences. Some of them might be familiar to you too, but on the off chance that they are not, I felt compelled to share them. If you have other favourites you simply cannot live without please feel free to share them in the comments. Sparrow - http://www.sparrowmailapp.com Minimalist and beautiful, with special attention paid to Gmail integration, it’s one of the best ways to experience Gmail natively on your Mac. Twitter for Mac -...