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BitTorrent Sync Android app arrives as cloud-less Dropbox alternative

BitTorrent Sync Android app arrives as cloud-less Dropbox alternative

Cloud storage is great and all, but with so many concerns about privacy, some people just can't trust companies with their personal files. BitTorrent Sync looks to solve such a dilemma with a new app launching for Android devices that offers a cloud-like storage system without the cloud. The app entered public beta today with the launch of the Android app.

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Oculus Rift unconvinced by Xbox One and PS4 VR potential

Oculus Rift unconvinced by Xbox One and PS4 VR potential

The Oculus Rift team still intends to ignore the Xbox One and PS4 and focus on PC and Android, concerned that lengthening development cycles for consoles could see them left behind in virtual reality, even with the cloud's help. "There's no reason it can't technically work," Oculus Rift CEO Brendan Iribe conceded to OXM, but pointed out that "one of the concerns that we do generally have around consoles is that their life cycles are getting longer all the time." While the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are considered powerful today, they could be seriously out-performed when it comes to VR in the next few years, Iribe argues.

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Dropbox hack allows bypass of two-factor authentication

Dropbox hack allows bypass of two-factor authentication

Many online services are implementing two-factor authentication to bulk up security and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information. Dropbox is just one of those online services that offers the feature, but it's been recently discovered that the company's two-factor authentication method is still vulnerable to breaching.

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Megaupload loses petabytes of data as Euro host pulls plug

Megaupload loses petabytes of data as Euro host pulls plug

Petabytes of Megaupload data trapped on one hosting company's server has been deleted without warning, outspoken founder Kim Dotcom has revealed, meaning a huge number of predominantly European users have likely seen the end of their content. Leaseweb, one of several server providers Megaupload paid to store files, wiped 690 servers Dotcom told TorrentFreak, giving no notice to Dotcom's legal team or, indeed, the US court still tussling over what should be done with user data.

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Google Cloud Print arrives on Android

Google Cloud Print arrives on Android

Google's Cloud Print has landed on Android, bringing official support for the wireless printing system to smartphones and tablets. Previously supported only through third-party apps, with Google keeping official Cloud Print access for Chrome OS, the new app basically allows Android users to pick a file on their phone and push it to a compatible printer, no matter where they are.

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LG Smart TVs get GameNow cloud gaming

LG Smart TVs get GameNow cloud gaming

LG's latest smart TVs will get "console quality gaming" thanks to a Ubitus GameNow deal, streaming cloud gameplay direct to the sets without the need for standalone hardware. GameNow - which is already available on tablets and smartphones, not to mention on Google TV - will work on LG's LA7900, LA8600, and LA9600 sets, though you'll need a gamepad controller to actually use it.

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New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

New Dropbox beta adds iPhoto imports, screenshot sharing

Dropbox's latest experimental build brings some nifty features to the cloud storage service. Users will be able to easily share screenshots, import photos using iPhoto on OS X, the ability to send outside files straight to Dropbox, and faster upload speed for files. This merely just an experimental build, so some of these features may not see the light of day.

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VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

Though it seems like a bit of a strange headline to lead with, it would appear that VUDU's upgrade of their Disc to Digital software from Beta to full-fledged release may have hit a hiccup. That shouldn't be too much of deterrent from users working with this system, on the other hand, as the details remain the same: conversion of your DVD and Blu-ray disks into digital editions accessible from wherever you've got an internet connection. For a fee, of course.

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Google Drive for iOS updates with comments and image swiping

Google Drive for iOS updates with comments and image swiping

It's been a little while since Google Drive's iOS app has been updated, but the search giant sent out an update today that is rather minor from the face of it, but can make a big difference as far as navigating and collaborating are concerned. The app now includes support for comments, as well as the ability to swipe through images.

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iCloud not protected by Apple’s two-factor authentication, say researchers

iCloud not protected by Apple’s two-factor authentication, say researchers

Apple introduced two-factor authentication (or two-step verification if you'd like to call it that) with iCloud back in March, adding an extra layer of security to its cloud backup system. However, security researchers say that iCloud is still vulnerable to a break-in if your password is stolen.

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Dropbox is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: It’s back]

Dropbox is down, it’s not just you [UPDATE: It’s back]

Stop the presses, because it seems Dropbox is down. A lot of users have reported that files aren't uploading to their Dropbox accounts like usual. It's reported that users are still seeing the green checkmark attached to files, but they aren't able to upload new files through the web interface nor the desktop apps.

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Google Buzz’s last gasp: Drive swallows final bits of lost social network

Google Buzz’s last gasp: Drive swallows final bits of lost social network

Google Buzz was shut down back in 2011, but Google seems to still be dealing with the service like an annoying dog that won't go away. Google has notified its users via email that all your Buzz data will be moved to a folder in your Google Drive account. The migration will begin starting July 17, where users will begin seeing their Buzz data appear in Google Drive.

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