Cloud Storage

Google Drive for iPhone updates with landscape mode and better performance

Google Drive for iPhone updates with landscape mode and better performance

Google Drive and iPhone users rejoice. Google just updated their Google Drive app for the iPhone, and it comes with one new feature that completely changes how you edit documents on your smartphone. The updated app now includes landscape mode for both document editing and spreadsheet editing, making it easier and quicker to type out those reports on the go.

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Yahoo Mail brings Dropbox integration for easier attachments

Yahoo Mail brings Dropbox integration for easier attachments

Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services on the internet today, and in an effort to bolster its email capabilities, Yahoo has included Dropbox integration with Yahoo Mail, making management of your various email attachments much easier and quicker than before, allowing you save and retrieve attachments from the cloud.

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Nebula launches OpenStack-based cloud computer

Nebula launches OpenStack-based cloud computer

Cloud storage is becoming all the rage nowadays, but some people are wanting to take it to the next level. That's what Nebula is for, a new startup company that was founded a couple of years ago, and they officially launched the Nebula One, which is what they call a "cloud computer" that's based on OpenStack.

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Amazon Cloud Drive updates with file syncing

Amazon Cloud Drive updates with file syncing

Amazon's Cloud Drive service hasn't been around for too long -- about a year now, but it's already starting to feel like a viable replacement for Dropbox, especially considering that the company just added file-syncing capabilities to Cloud Drive today, allowing you to access your files from different devices anywhere.

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Apple iCloud now comes with two-step verification

Apple iCloud now comes with two-step verification

Two-step verification (also known as two-factor authentication) is becoming all the rage now. After the recent influx of security breaches and hacks on major services, companies are starting to implement two-step verification to prevent social engineers from gaining access to your personal data. Today, Apple is beginning to roll out its own two-step verification process for iCloud.

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Amazon rumored to be building private cloud service for CIA

Amazon rumored to be building private cloud service for CIA

Amazon powers a variety of websites on the internet, including several popular services like Netflix and Instagram. However, it looks like Amazon is digging deeper into partnerships, as it's rumored that the e-tailer giant and the Central Intelligence Agency have made a deal for Amazon to provide cloud services to the government organization.

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Google: Here’s what our new Drive Realtime API can do

Google: Here’s what our new Drive Realtime API can do

Google may have distracted us from its Drive downtime with the new Drive Realtime API, but what exactly does that do for you if you've already taken the plunge or are considering jumping into the cloud? Thankfully Google has been working with a few service providers already to give us an idea of why the Drive Realtime API will change our lives, including Docs-style shared collaboration on Drive-stored code, collective scheduling, and even group graphics work.

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Google investigating Google Drive downtime [Update: Fix in progress]

Google investigating Google Drive downtime [Update: Fix in progress]

Google is looking into complaints that Google Drive is experiencing issues of downtime or extreme sluggishness today, with availability of the cloud-based storage system patchy in the US and abroad. Complaints around Drive access began in the early hours of the morning, though it's only within the past half hour or so that Google has acknowledged the problem. "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive" the company confirmed on its service status page, promising to "provide more information shortly."

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Dropbox acquires recently-launched email app Mailbox

Dropbox acquires recently-launched email app Mailbox

In what may be considered as a surprise move, popular cloud-storage service Dropbox has acquired recently-launched Mailbox. The new email app that launched around a month ago to hordes of curious users is now in the hands of Dropbox. Both Mailbox and Dropbox announced the acquisition on their respective blogs.

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Dropbox desktop client updates with redesign, improved notifications

Dropbox desktop client updates with redesign, improved notifications

Dropbox has been making more of an effort at updating its mobile apps lately while leaving its desktop client by the wayside. However, the cloud storage company released a big update to the desktop client for Windows and Mac that comes with a new look, as well as improved notifications and enhanced sharing features.

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Dropbox CEO slams Apple’s iCloud over closed ecosystem

Dropbox CEO slams Apple’s iCloud over closed ecosystem

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston made an appearance at Mobile World Congress last week to talk about cloud storage, and he ended up discussing the various cloud services that manufacturers have been offering, saying that all of these exclusive cloud services lock users into using the service on just a small number of devices, usually those that are from the same company offering the cloud storage.

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Dropbox users bombarded by spam e-mails

Dropbox users bombarded by spam e-mails

Many Dropbox users are reporting that they're being bombarded by spam e-mails. This led users to believe that Dropbox was once again hacked, like last year when hundreds of users were receiving spam emails to email accounts only used for their Dropbox account. A spokesman from Dropbox has stated that it's not the same this time around, and assured users that its service wasn't hacked.

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