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Google Drive incoming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

Google Drive incoming to take on Dropbox and iCloud

Google is preparing to launch a cloud storage service, Google Drive, sources claim, taking on iCloud and Dropbox with free and paid accounts. Set to open for uploads "in the coming weeks or months" the WSJ's insiders say, Google Drive will supposedly undercut Dropbox's paid subscription pricing, which begins at $10 per month for 50GB. A free plan, meanwhile, will offer both individual and business users some cloud-based space without cost, likely ad-supported like free Gmail.

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Dropbox offering 4.5GB of cloud space to desktop bug testers

Dropbox offering 4.5GB of cloud space to desktop bug testers

If you're an avid user of Dropbox and love to test out new builds of software for your favorite cloud storage service, today's your lucky day. Dropbox is showing off their version 1.3.12 beta release of their desktop software, offering up to 500MB of photos and video (or space for whatever you like) at a time, with 500MB more free each time you fill your space up. This testing ground software download is entirely free to download and will have you checking out a bevy of new options with the program itself including imports from iPhone, imports from SD cards, and a cleanup of the Windows user interface!

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HTC Sense 4.0 previewed: Streamlined UI, 50GB DropBox integration, more

HTC Sense 4.0 previewed: Streamlined UI, 50GB DropBox integration, more

HTC has already said it plans to focus on quality not quantity with its 2012 range, but it seems the company has some significant software changes in the pipeline too with HTC Sense 4.0. The Android reskin initially offered a far more usable interface than the native OS, but Google's successive iterations narrowed the gap and HTC failed to keep pace with its own services. Now, according to some preview playtime by Pocketnow, that's changing: gone is the unnecessary heft, replaced with a pared-down UI, better typography and improved apps such as email and DropBox integration.

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BitTorrent Share to compete against DropBox in the game of cloud storage

BitTorrent Share to compete against DropBox in the game of cloud storage

With cloud computing on the rise, BitTorrent Inc., has created its own service to compete with DropBox and other file sharing services. BitTorrent Inc. is widely known for its peer-to-peer file sharing protocol, BitTorrent. Thursday marked an important day for the company with the launch of Share. With other services such as DropBox, SkyDrive, and Box.net available, Share will have some competition, but Share offers its users what others cant.

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Dropbox adds photo and video import support directly from your camera

Dropbox adds photo and video import support directly from your camera

Dropbox has just introduced a new feature with their new “Experimental Forum Build” beta app for Windows, Mac and Linux, which now essentially enables users to automatically import photos and videos directly from your camera. The system starts the uploading process when a camera, phone, or memory card is connected to your computer. Your photos and videos will then be sent off to the cloud, or rather, the DropBox servers, becoming accessible by all your other Dropbox-supported devices.

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Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

Dropbox for Teams service aims for small business owners

So you've got a business in the works that needs to share files that are potentially gigantic across the ocean and through the woods, but you don't exactly want to be transferring these files by mailing iPods back and forth - what do you do? How about Dropbox for Teams? That's what Dropbox is essentially saying this week as it launches the new service which has plans starting at $795 for a total of five users. The differences between this and Dropbox's free service might seem slight to the lay user, but for the small business owner - features here are great.

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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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