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Dropbox adds real time file co-editing in Office Online

Dropbox adds real time file co-editing in Office Online

Dropbox has announced that under its partnership with Microsoft, it has added a pair of new integrations with Office Online and Outlook.com, expanding both services’ usefulness for subscribers. Subscribers can now co-edit files — that is, make changes to the same file at the same time, and see what the other is doing in real time. In addition, Outlook.com users can send documents directly to Dropbox.

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Dropbox trashes Mailbox and Carousel

Dropbox trashes Mailbox and Carousel

It would appear that both Mailbox and Carousel have not been nearly popular enough for Dropbox to continue running the lot. The one is used for email, the other for photos. The both of these apps and ecosystems have not found enough users to remain feasible to continue running. Dropbox has decided that the features that people love best will be rolled into products that remain viable - like Dropbox and the lesser-known Paper.

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Dropbox now lets you annotate PDFs on iPhones and iPads

Dropbox now lets you annotate PDFs on iPhones and iPads

Dropbox is really intent on becoming more than just a dumping ground for your files on the cloud. For the past months, it has been slowly transforming itself into a collaboration suite as well, with the launch of the Paper collaboration tools as well as an earlier partnership with Adobe. Now Dropbox and Adobe are taking that team up to the next phase, announcing the ability to annotate and comment on PDFs stored on Dropbox on iOS without having to switch back and forth between two apps.

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Dropbox Paper launched as set of collaborative tools for teams

Dropbox Paper launched as set of collaborative tools for teams

This week the folks at Dropbox have turned the switch on for Paper, the final name for the until-now-beta release of "Notes." What was Notes now becomes officially "Paper", and the invites are beginning to be sent. Paper is a set of collaborative tools for teams that work on the internet and off - and though there'll be software for smart devices in the future, Paper will launch first as a web app only. Paper looks sort of like a blog - a very simple layout with the ability to display files that you upload, shared with people you allow to see it.

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Dropbox, Adobe team up to make short work of PDFs

Dropbox, Adobe team up to make short work of PDFs

Although not directly trying to do so, Dropbox is slowly turning into quite a decent cloud-based productivity suite. Last year, it partnered with Microsoft to supercharge opening and editing office documents even from mobile devices. Now it's doing the same thing for PDFs through a friendship with Adobe. Now Adobe users on desktops and iOS devices can not only quickly get access to documents stored on Dropbox but, in the case of mobile, can edit them on the go, without having to download and then reupload the file.

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Dropbox launches new features for better team collaboration

Dropbox launches new features for better team collaboration

Dropbox has announced it's launching a new set of features aimed at improving collaboration for teams of co-workers. Available for both Basic and Pro users, one of Dropbox Teams' goals is making it easier for users to keep their personal files separate from those for work. This came about after the company realized that roughly 60% of both Basic and Pro users were utilizing Dropbox for work purposes, and in turn keeping both personal and work files in one account.

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Dropbox’s iPhone app has been overhauled for iOS 9

Dropbox’s iPhone app has been overhauled for iOS 9

Dropbox has announced an update for its iOS app, one that is spurred by the advent of iOS 9 and the upcoming arrival of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The new app brings a myriad of improvements over the last version, including a simplification that makes the overall use process more pleasant. One example is a new downward-facing arrow next to folders and files that, when tapped, pulls up an action menu.

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Dropbox can now store web links along with your files

Dropbox can now store web links along with your files

Gone are the days when we all had homogeneous types of data for a single purpose. Project references now usually include not just documents, images, and other files, they usually point to web pages as well. Gathering them all in one place might not be that difficult if you're talking about digital files, but when URLs are thrown in the mix, it begins to get a bit messy. Well, now Dropbox has a way to keep even those under control, allowing users to simply dump links alongside other supported file types.

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Dropbox adds USB security key support

Dropbox adds USB security key support

Dropbox has updated its security features, adding in a two-step verification option that utilizes a USB key rather than a six-digit passcode. There are a few benefits to this, one of which is being able to access the account even if you don't have your phone or its battery is dead. This also eliminates the issue of phishing, as code-based two-step authentication would still be a liability if someone with the right credentials fell for a phishing scheme.

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Roku gets Dropbox channel

Roku gets Dropbox channel

We’re not sure why you’d want to, but it is now possible to access your Dropbox account on your TV through your Roku. The most obvious use for this is pulling up photos to show off on the big screen, though you could also pull up those (short only) vacation videos. The Dropbox Channel is now available on the Roku channel store for those with the maker’s set top boxes, streaming stick, and smart TVs. It is listed specifically as a "Photo App".

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Dropbox has acquired Clementine

Dropbox has acquired Clementine

Clementine, a messaging and voice service, has been acquired by Dropbox, the company announced. Says Clementine, the Dropbox acquisition means its “stage will grow dramatically”, and that Dropbox will be building upon its technology. Unfortunately for users, however, it also means Clementine will be shutting down, leaving only the free aspects of its mobile app live up until the end of next month. The terms of the acquisition were not detailed.

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