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Dropbox hires outside experts to investigate reports of spam

Dropbox hires outside experts to investigate reports of spam

Dropbox has received a bunch of reports from users claiming that their accounts had been attacked by spam yesterday. The biggest worry now is that an address leak on Dropbox's part may be to blame, considering many of the targeted users had only set up unique and private email addresses only to be used with a Dropbox account. Dropbox has since announced that it had hired a group of outside experts to investigate the possible security breach.

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T-Mobile Galaxy Note to add Dropbox and Wi-fi calls

T-Mobile Galaxy Note to add Dropbox and Wi-fi calls

This week the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note has been revealed with a bow on it, showing off its own unique selection of carrier-added apps and the same fabulous S-Pen as the original. This device has been released internationally as well as on AT&T's 4G LTE network, while this newest release, set for later this summer, will be coming with T-Mobile's 4G - that being HSPA+, not quite LTE. T-Mobile has announced that this device will be popping up with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box in "the coming weeks" with a specific date showing its face much sooner than that.

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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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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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