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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had so many big posts today that it's hard to know where to start. Kicking things off, we're live at Microsoft Build 2012, bringing you the latest on Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone 8. We also went hands-on with the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 today, so be sure to check those out if you're thinking about picking up either (or both!) when they launch next month. Today we found out that Disney is buying out LucasFilm and that Star Wars Episode VII is in the works - both of those were major announcements for the millions of Star Wars fans out there.

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Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

Microsoft confirms Dropbox, PayPal apps and more coming soon to Windows 8

In case you didn't hear, Microsoft's BUILD developer conference kicked off today in Seattle, and the folks from Redmond took the opportunity to show off some new apps. We got a first hand look at the new ESPN for Windows 8, and then they nicely shared a few details regarding what to expect in the coming months. Obviously apps are coming soon, but today they specifically mentioned DropBox, Paypal, Sports Illustrated and more.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 23, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening folks. We had a whopper of a day, what with Apple announcing a ton of new products and all. You can find all of our coverage of today's Apple news in our event round-up or by checking out our Apple Portal. Don't forget about our hands-on with the bite-sized iPad Mini, the ridiculously thin iMac, and the long-awaited 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. You can even watch a video of the entire event if you missed it earlier, so be sure to have a look at that.

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Skifta app adds Instagram and Dropbox for home network streaming

Skifta app adds Instagram and Dropbox for home network streaming

The app known as Skifta is one that allows you to instantly take command of the contents of every wi-fi connected device in your home with your Android device - and soon it'll be working with Dropbox and Instagram too. This app is one which we've had a brief look at in the past, and with the undeniable ease and quickness with which we were able to get up and running, there should be no doubt in the amount of greatness that's about to be unleashed with integration with the cloud-based archives at Dropbox and Instagram. This update will take place on the 23rd of October and will join an ever-growing set of channels that also work with the system.

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Facebook integrates Dropbox for group sharing of large files

Facebook integrates Dropbox for group sharing of large files

If you were wondering how Facebook was going to take their Groups platform to the next level, look no further - they've tied the knot with Dropbox for massive amounts of storage space for all. What you'll be able to do with this storage space is share your larger files with your buddies, make it simple for your Group surrounding your business or club to share files - perhaps a PDF guide for your next big showing! You'll be able to upload large files of all kinds - videos, packs of notes, your new photo collection, whatever you need!

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Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Vimeo announces partnership with Dropbox for easy uploading

Today Vimeo announced that it has teamed up with Dropbox to bring its users a new way of uploading videos. Seeing an opportunity since so many Dropbox users use the service to back up and save their videos, Vimeo now lets you upload directly from Dropbox, cutting out a step or two between saving the finished product and getting it uploaded to the Web. Even better is that feature is available now, so there won't be any waiting for some far-off launch date.

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Dropbox beefs up security with two-step verification

Dropbox beefs up security with two-step verification

The cloud can be very useful, but we've been reminded lately that it may not be the most secure way to store data. Last month, cloud storage service Dropbox revealed that it had been hacked, and a "small number" of account email addresses and passwords were taken during the incident. At the time, the folks at Dropbox said that new security features would be coming soon, including two-step verification. That day has arrived, as Dropbox has rolled out two-step verification to give users an extra layer of protection against the more unsavory people of the world.

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Dropbox hack confirmed while company assures renewed security

Dropbox hack confirmed while company assures renewed security

It's time to double-down the locks on the Dropbox factory as today the company confirms that there was indeed a break-in and that a "small number" of account names and passwords have been stolen. This news comes after several hundred users reported spam being delivered to email addresses only associated otherwise with Dropbox, this thusly meaning that the Dropbox forums and/or larger database had been broken into. Dropbox today is confirming the attack and is making sure it never happens again.

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