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Box’s OneCloud comes to Android

Box’s OneCloud comes to Android

Enterprise-centric cloud storage provider Box has announced a key enhancement to its growing OneCloud platform - Android support. OneCloud is a feature that allows users to keep their Box files synced even when they're using third-party apps. A whole slew of ANdroid app providers are compatible with the service, making Box differentiated from its more noteworthy competitors.

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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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Dropbox for iOS update adds automatic pic upload and more

Dropbox for iOS update adds automatic pic upload and more

Dropbox updated the iOS version of its application to 1.5 recently and added some new features that users should enjoy. The update brings, most notably, automatic uploads of photographs and videos in the camera roll over Wi-Fi and mobile data connections. That is a feature Android users have had for a while that has likely made a few iPhone users jealous.

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AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S III ditch 48GB Dropbox promo

AT&T and Verizon Galaxy S III ditch 48GB Dropbox promo

Samsung may have dug in its heels and refused to carrier-customize the Galaxy S III in the US, but differences in availability of the free 48GB Dropbox promotion show not all phones are created equal. While two years of free storage through Dropbox was announced alongside the Galaxy S III originally, it seems not all carriers have decided to take part. "Select carriers have opted-out of the promotion on phones otherwise eligible" Dropbox writes in its customer support pages on the promotion. "Unfortunately, AT&T and Verizon are among these carriers not currently participating."

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Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

Dropbox Ice Cream Sandwich update adds video streaming

One of the pioneers of cloud-based file storage solutions has just rolled out an update for anyone using an Android device with version 4.0 or higher (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich). The new update to the service's Android app adds the ability to stream videos that are stored in your Dropbox account. A variety of file formats are supported.

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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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Dropbox Dropquest scavenger hunt goes live

Dropbox Dropquest scavenger hunt goes live

If you want an extra gigabyte of storage on your Dropbox account, the online cloud service invites you to compete in its second annual "Dropquest" online scavenger hunt. While there is a prize involved, it's really more about having fun if you have nothing better to do this weekend. Company engineer Rajeev Nayak described it as "a gift to our users." The company did not say how long it will take to complete the challenge, though last year's event was finished in as quickly as three hours.

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Box may be going to IPO territory

Box may be going to IPO territory

Even though it is now facing tighter competition than ever and its future may be facing a whole lot of uncertainty, cloud storage provider Box looks like it might be thinking about filing paperwork for an initial public offering. The company will have to prove that it is differentiated from more well-known cloud brands like Dropbox and exciting newcomers like Google Drive.

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CloudOn Microsoft Office support comes to Android

CloudOn Microsoft Office support comes to Android

Nascent cloud platform CloudOn is bringing the same Microsoft Office functionality that it offered to the iPad version of its app last month, to Android tablets. CloudOn gives users a 'virtualization' of Office, allowing them to easily go in and access or modify Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. It also has support for viewing PDF files as well as picture files. It is basically a lite cloud-based operating system that gives users access to their most important documents anywhere.

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Apple rejecting apps with Dropbox functionality

Apple rejecting apps with Dropbox functionality

Apple famously doesn’t allow apps to have links to external subscriptions or purchases, instead requiring developers to adhere to the in-app purchasing system. That way, Apple can take its 30% cut, and all would be right with the world. Is Dropbox starting to face the same problem? Developers are reporting that their apps are being rejected for including Dropbox functionality.

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