Dropbox Pro Lower Prices

Dropbox lowers prices, adds new features as cloud storage competition heats up

By on August 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM.

Dropbox lowers prices, adds new features as cloud storage competition heats up

With so many viable options on the market, it can be difficult to settle on a single cloud storage solution. Not only does each service offer its own unique set of perks, the prices are dropping so quickly that it’s tough know how to get the best deal. Dropbox has made that decision even more difficult by matching Google Drive’s offering of 1TB for $10 a month for Pro users. More →

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Dropbox security vulnerability

Major Dropbox vulnerability revealed – and has already been patched

By on May 6, 2014 at 8:45 PM.

Major Dropbox vulnerability revealed – and has already been patched

In a blog post early Tuesday morning, Dropbox revealed a vulnerability with its shared links. The popular cloud storage company said that shared links to some documents could be unintentionally revealed to “unintended recipients.” Thankfully, Dropbox says it doesn’t think the vulnerability has been exploited, and it has already been addressed. More →

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Mailbox Android Download

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, is coming to Android and PC

By on April 9, 2014 at 1:40 PM.

Mailbox, the best email app on the iPhone, is coming to Android and PC

Mailbox is a fantastic app. It’s so great, in fact, that Dropbox spent $100 million to acquire it last year. The Mailbox app helped me destroy email, and for that I will forever be grateful — but there has always been one huge problem with it: there’s isn’t any desktop or Android client. As Dropbox announced on Wednesday, however, that won’t be the case for much longer. More →

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Dropbox Sharing Copyright Files

No, Dropbox isn’t snooping on your files to prevent copyright infringement

By on March 31, 2014 at 3:41 PM.

No, Dropbox isn’t snooping on your files to prevent copyright infringement

A tweet this weekend generated quite a lot of attention, as a Dropbox user was surprised to discover “DMCA takedowns in personal folders, TechCrunch reports. However, Dropbox isn’t actively searching through the files shared by its customers in order to remove copyrighted content. What the company actually does is employ an automated system that prevents users from sharing known copyright-protected files with others. More →

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Dropbox CEO Houston Interview iCloud

iCloud was Jobs’ best shot at killing Dropbox… and it missed badly

By on November 20, 2013 at 1:25 PM.

iCloud was Jobs’ best shot at killing Dropbox… and it missed badly

It looks like Steve Ballmer wasn’t the only famous tech CEO who underestimated Dropbox’s staying power. ITBusiness.ca reports that Dropbox CEO Drew Houston this week recounted how late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs tried to buy out his company a few years ago and then vowed to kill off Dropbox when Houston refused to sell it to him. Jobs then took his best shot at Dropbox when he unveiled iCloud back in 2011 as Apple’s own cloud storage service that was deeply integrated with its popular iTunes software. More →

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Dropbox For Business Launches

Dropbox out to make Ballmer regret dismissing it as a ‘little startup’

By on November 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM.

Dropbox out to make Ballmer regret dismissing it as a ‘little startup’

Earlier this year, we predicted that cloud storage company Dropbox would be guaranteed massive success after receiving the reverse-kiss-of-death from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who dismissed the company as a “little startup.” Given Ballmer’s history of predicting that both the iPhone and Android would flop, we thought it was safe to say that his dismissal of Dropbox would look similarly ill-advised given enough time. And sure enough, The New York Times reports that Dropbox is making a move into Microsoft’s territory with a business-centric version of its popular cloud storage service. More →

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Microsoft CEO Ballmer Interview

Dropbox now guaranteed massive success after Ballmer dismisses it as a ‘little startup’

By on January 30, 2013 at 2:29 PM.

Dropbox now guaranteed massive success after Ballmer dismisses it as a ‘little startup’

It’s too bad that Dropbox isn’t a publicly traded company, because it would be a great time to buy its shares now that Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer has given it his patented reverse-kiss-of-death. Ballmer, who previously predicted the iPhone would flop because it lacked a physical keyboard and that Android would fail because Google wasn’t slapping OEMs with any licensing fees to use it, told BusinessWeek on Tuesday that the cloud storage company was just a “little startup” that posed no threat to Microsoft’s own SkyDrive cloud service.  More →

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Dropbox Windows 8 App

Dropbox arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

By on January 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM.

Dropbox arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT

Besides getting used to the Metro user interface, one of the most common complaints about Windows 8 is the operating system’s lack of available applications. Dropbox on Monday released its highly anticipated Windows 8 and Windows RT app, bringing one of the most popular cloud storage services to Microsoft’s (MSFT) new platforms. The application was originally showcased at Microsoft’s developers conference in October, however it seemed to have disappeared since then. Dropbox for Windows 8 includes support for the Share Charm, which allows users to share any photo, file or folder, and lets users open, edit and save files from other Windows 8 apps. Dropbox is available now for free in the Windows Store.

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Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Camera users get free 50GB of Dropbox storage

By on August 31, 2012 at 11:40 PM.

Galaxy Note II, Galaxy Camera users get free 50GB of Dropbox storage

Samsung Dropbox Storage

Dropbox and Samsung (005930) on Friday announced that anyone who buys the new Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera will get 50GB of free online storage for two years. The Dropbox app will come pre-installed on both devices and the Galaxy Note II will automatically sync photos and videos to the service. The two companies had previously offered a similar deal for Samsung’s popular Galaxy S III, but AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) both decided to opt out of the promotion. Dropbox’s press release follows below. More →

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Dropbox admits recent security breach led to spam attacks

By on August 1, 2012 at 9:30 PM.

Dropbox admits recent security breach led to spam attacks

Dropbox Security Breach

A couple of weeks ago, Dropbox users began to complain about receiving spam in email accounts created exclusively for the service. After investigating the issue, Dropbox confirmed that a small number of accounts were affected by a recent security breach. “Our investigation found that usernames and passwords recently stolen from other websites were used to sign in to a small number of Dropbox accounts,” the company wrote on its website. “We’ve contacted these users and have helped them protect their accounts.” More →

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Google unveils new Google Drive cloud storage service with 5GB of free space [video]

By on April 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM.

Google unveils new Google Drive cloud storage service with 5GB of free space [video]

Following a series rumors and leaks, Google on Tuesday unveiled a new cloud storage service being billed as the next step in the evolution of Google Docs. Dubbed Google Drive and built to compete directly with Microsoft’s SkyDrive and other similar services, Google’s new cloud storage solution features 5GB of free space and deep Google Docs integration that allows users to collaborate and share all of their documents. The enterprise-focused service can be upgraded to expand the amount of available storage, and packages start at 25GB for $2.49 per month. Microsoft SkyDrive features 25GB of free storage with the option to add 20GB for $10 per year, 50GB for $25 per year or 100GB for $50 per year. Google guarantees 99.9% uptime with its new Google Drive service, and it will launch Windows, Mac and Android Google Drive apps immediately with an iOS app to be made available in the coming weeks. More →

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Security hole in Facebook and Dropbox apps leave iOS users vulnerable [updated]

By on April 6, 2012 at 1:15 PM.

Security hole in Facebook and Dropbox apps leave iOS users vulnerable [updated]

U.K.-based Android and iOS app developer Gareth Wright recently discovered a security hole in Facebook’s native mobile apps that can be used to steal a user’s personal information. Facebook’s Android and iOS apps do not encrypt login credentials, instead storing them in plain text files and allowing the information to be easily accessed and transferred over a USB connection, or more likely, through a malicious app. Wright explained in a blog post that Facebook’s plist file, or property list file containing personal data, is stored insecurely and not set to expire for 2,000 years. Once a plist file is copied to another device, one can simply open the normal Facebook app and will automatically be logged in the user’s account. Wright’s claims were confirmed by TheNextWeb, which also discovered that Dropbox’s iOS app includes the same security hole. The vulnerabilities do not require a device to be jailbroken or rooted, and exploits can be performed with a simple file explorer.

Update: Dropbox reached out to BGR regarding the issue, the company’s statement can be found after the break.  More →

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Google Drive leak suggests 5GB of free cloud storage

By on March 30, 2012 at 7:35 PM.

Google Drive leak suggests 5GB of free cloud storage

Rumors surrounding Google’s cloud storage service are ramping up as we move closer toward the product’s rumored release date. The service will apparently be called Google Drive and is similar to Dropbox, which allows users to store files on cloud servers and access them from computers and mobile devices. According to a leaked screenshot obtained by TalkAndroid, Google Drive will offer 5GB of free storage instead of the previously rumored 1GB. The image also reaffirms that files can be accessed through computers, mobile phones, tablets and via a web browser, and it will allow users to edit a document in one place that will automatically be updated in all locations. Google Drive is rumored to launch the week of April 16th. More →

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