Cloud Storage

Dropbox Pro 500GB plans revealed for heavy hitters

Dropbox Pro 500GB plans revealed for heavy hitters

There's a whole lot of expansion going on in the world of online storage, and this week Dropbox is amping up their storage space for Pro users by 2x and 5x depending on what size account they've got. Prices are going to remain rather similar, with current 50GB and 100GB size prices applying to 100GB and 200GB boxes respectively. A brand new 500GB plan is being introduced as well, with current Dropbox Pro users receiving an upgrade to this new much larger size automatically, for free!

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D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link adds NAS and routers to mydlink Cloud lineup

D-Link has today announced that it will be extended its mydlink Cloud Services to a wider range of devices, including two new routers and a 2-bay NAS product. All of the new products will be able to be managed via iOS and Android apps as long as the user has an active internet connection. The new routers include the Cloud Gigabit Router N300 and Cloud Gigabit Router N600, with the routers supporting wireless speeds of 300Mbit/s and 600Mbit/s respectively.

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Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple adds new web apps to iCloud Beta

Apple isn’t just adding and improving features in iOS 6, with the company also focusing on its iCloud.com web services. MacRumors reports that Apple has activated the iCloud Beta portal for developers testing iOS 6, with new web apps appearing on the site. Those include Notes, Reminders, Calendar, and an improved Find My iPhone, will all four being tagged as “Beta”.

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Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.

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BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

BitTorrent site Boxopus blocked from Dropbox APIs

Law enforcement, Hollywood, and music companies are all waging war on anyone they think may have something to do with digital piracy. Much of the focus over piracy is being placed on BitTorrent sites and on cloud-based storage sites. So far, cloud storage site Dropbox has managed to stay pretty much out of the piracy line of fire, and it wants to stay that way.

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D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

D-Link Cloud Router 1200 and 2000 revealed

This week the folks at D-Link have ushered in a new age of cloud router goodness for themselves with both the Cloud Router 1200 (DIR-636L) and the Cloud Router 2000 (DIR-826L). Both of these routers come with mydlink Cloud Services and operate on speeds of up to 300 Mbps and 600 Mbps, with the 2000 being the faster of the two. Both of these routers also work in a manner quite similar to the D-Link router we saw earlier this week with a full-sized USB port which can hook into a variety of devices and bring all of that devices contents to the cloud.

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Dropbox confirms Public Folder phase-out

Dropbox confirms Public Folder phase-out

Dropbox has confirmed that it will be ending public folder support from the beginning of August, though the change will only impact new accounts and new public shares. "After July 31, 2012, we will no longer create Public folders in any new Dropbox accounts" the company said today, having emailed developers with the news last night. "Public folders in existing accounts, however, will continue to function as before."

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IBM blocks Dropbox and iCloud as well as Siri

IBM blocks Dropbox and iCloud as well as Siri

Earlier today it was reported that Siri was being blocked for IBM employees nationwide as a sort of cut-back on their "bring your own device" policy for smartphones and tablets at the workplace - that policy has expanded, it seems. A new addition to the reports we've heard this morning indicate that IBM not only has Apple's Siri blocked, but several other applications such as Dropbox and Apples iCloud. The reason IBM has these applications blocked from the their offices is simple: data might not be as secure through these applications as they want their employees data to be.

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iCloud goes 100% green in 2012

iCloud goes 100% green in 2012

According to CFO Peter Oppenheimer, Apple's North Carolina facility dedicated to iCloud data will be run entirely on renewable energy by the end of 2012. This data center is not the only one of its kind made for this purpose for and by Apple, but it is the main iCloud data center, this forging the way forward for the company which was just this past April the subject of a Greenpeace report "How Clean is Your Cloud?" Apple had since rejected Greenpeace's claims that they were lagging behind Google and Facebook in the green department claiming that they already had 50 percent more renewable energy in action in their data centers than they'd projected originally.

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Google working on Music deauthorization issue

Google working on Music deauthorization issue

Over the past couple of days, Google Music users discovered that they once they hit the 10 device authorization limit they were restricted from removing devices. Users quickly found out that Google had changed the deauthorization number to four devices a year, bad news for those who frequently flash ROMs or move to different devices. Now Google has issued a statement regarding the change, saying they’re working on the problem.

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