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HTC partners with Dropbox, 5GB free on every Android

HTC partners with Dropbox, 5GB free on every Android

Today Dropbox and HTC have announced their new partnership that includes, first and foremost, the Dropbox app being pre-installed on all HTC Android devices from now on as well as an included 5 GB right out of the box! Dropbox is a cloud-based business that stores files for you, all of these files accessible wherever you have a Dropbox app installed. For the desktop, that means that you've got a special folder on your desktop that can be accessed everywhere else you've got Dropbox. For Android, that means ultra-easy file transfers to and from your device!

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Dropbox legalese tweak prompts privacy panic

Dropbox legalese tweak prompts privacy panic

Dropbox has found itself at the center of a privacy storm this weekend, having changed its terms of service in a way that left many users believing the cloud storage company could share, modify or otherwise use the files they'd uploaded. According to the Dropbox blog, the TOS change - which was flagged up to all users via email - was to make them (along with the security overview and privacy policy) "easier to read and understand." Unfortunately, references to granting Dropbox "rights to use, copy, distribute, prepare derivative works (such as translations or format conversions) of, perform, or publicly display [uploaded] stuff" led to confusion over just what the company was going to do with content.

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Dropbox drops the ball, leaves all encrypted user accounts open to any user with no password

Dropbox drops the ball, leaves all encrypted user accounts open to any user with no password

Anyone that is in the tech world knows that there is often more than a little apprehension when an update to a service is announced or applied. Often things come off without a hitch, but every now and again an epic fail surfaces and the upgrade turns out to be more of a downgrade. Dropbox is a service that allows users to put files in for sharing that are encrypted and secure on the server and can only be accessed by people that have the user name and password.

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Dropbox Hits 25 Million Users, Updates iOS App

Dropbox Hits 25 Million Users, Updates iOS App

The ever more popular cloud storage and file syncing service Dropbox has just hit 25 million users today with over 200 million files saved to the service daily. Those are some awfully impressive numbers considering just a year ago, they had 4 million users and only 2 million users in late 2009. And with this milestone announcement, they've launched an updated iOS app with a slew of new and improved features.

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Amazon broke the cloud storage mold, but is it your best option?

Amazon broke the cloud storage mold, but is it your best option?

With Amazon making a big splash today in announcing unlimited cloud storage at a really low monthly (or yearly) price point, many are starting to take a look at what that might mean for them. Do you really need unlimited storage? Is the backup worth it in the long run? Rather than leave you hanging, we thought it best to take a look at what other options are around, and what that might mean for you. Turns out, Amazon has a place, but it might not be for you.

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Slack: the hip and modern way to communicate at work

Slack: the hip and modern way to communicate at work

A lot of technologies have grown around the workplace, trying to ease the burden of collaboration, from cloud storage, to task management, to document management, and even video conferencing. Despite these advancements, however, a lot of the core communication that happens between members of a workplace still take place inside e-mails or instant messaging. That's not even considering yet the separate and disparate workflows that these tools impose. What if you could have just one virtual workplace to rule them all? That is partially the promise that Slack is trying to make as it undergoes yet another funding round.

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Cyanogen’s next step: A BLU phone without Google apps

Cyanogen’s next step: A BLU phone without Google apps

After amassing $80 million in funding, even without Microsoft's help, and being valued at close to $1 billion, the tech world is keeping a close eye on Cyanogen, Inc. That, of course, is no reason for outspoken and, dare we say, almost belligerent CEO Kirt McMaster to start treading lightly and mincing words. In fact, he has fighting words: "We're putting a bullet through Google's head", which is no small undertaking. And it's all going to start with a smartphone that won't have any of Google's popular apps installed.

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HTC One M9 Review – Gambling on Quality

HTC One M9 Review – Gambling on Quality

What does it take to create a smartphone design classic? For the HTC One M9, the answer is relentless refinement, improving what worked in its metal-bodied predecessors rather than chasing the latest trends. The smartphone spec arms-race is relentless, however, notable as much for its hyperbole as the minimal attention span of would-be buyers in carrier stores. If you can’t make your case in seconds, you’re going to lose the sale. Amid fierce competition, HTC doesn’t exactly have the greatest track record of playing up its strengths and capitalizing on its advantages. Has that changed in the One M9?

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Seagate Wireless Mobile Review

Seagate Wireless Mobile Review

Streaming media is a big deal, but what about your cluttered gallery app? All those videos and pics stored on your device can be hard to manage, and are probably eating up space. A lack of memory can slow your device down, and that’s the last thing you need when you’re clumsily trying to find that picture you snapped last week. For the mobile customer, Seagate has a solution. The Seagate Wireless Mobile Storage will let you store your files off-device, but allow access anywhere. To find out how good it really is, we went hands-on.

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