Cloud Storage

Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox Professional plan arrives: Smart Sync, Showcase, and extra sharing tools

Dropbox has announced the arrival of a new plan called Professional, a solution the company explains was designed specifically for independent workers. With Dropbox Professional, users are given access to both Dropbox Showcase and Dropbox Smart Sync, ultimately enjoying a single destination where they can store their content, track it, and share it with other people.

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Box taps machine learning to pull data from videos, images and audio

Box taps machine learning to pull data from videos, images and audio

Box has announced its new 'Box Skills,' a framework that taps machine learning to power new features that extract data from multimedia files. With these Skills, the system is able to automatically do things like extract text from images, create a text transcript from an audio file, and recognize faces within video files, among other things.

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Why Google Pixel 1 may become Priceless

Why Google Pixel 1 may become Priceless

Today we found out that the Pixel 2 does not have the exact same "Unlimited Google Photos Uploads at Original Quality" deal that came with the first-generation Pixel. One year after launch, I remain positively shocked that Google's continued their Unlimited Google Photos Uploads at Original Quality deal with the original Google Pixel, to be entirely honest. I thought there's be some sort of catch - sort of like the catch that's included with the Pixel 2.

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Google Drive File Stream release signals death of Drive app

Google Drive File Stream release signals death of Drive app

The Google Drive desktop client is dead. Long live Google Drive File Stream! Actually, also long live Google Backup & Sync! Google has just announced the general availability of its new Drive File Stream desktop application for all G Suite users. But even if you aren’t such a customer, you might also need to pay heed, because with Drive File Stream’s availability comes the deprecation and, soon, shut down of the old Google Drive client for PCs and Macs.

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CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan Home just shut down: You need a new cloud

CrashPlan for Home just shut down its cloud service and its creators at Code42 are sunsetting service. People that use the service will need to move their data off the CrashPlan for Home servers as soon as possible. When the service is fully sunset, the sun wont be coming back again - and all that data will be lost.

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Google Drive will soon make it easy to Backup and Sync PCs, Macs

Google Drive will soon make it easy to Backup and Sync PCs, Macs

The cloud storage wars just got a bit more interesting. Box just recently announced its Box Drive offering to practically replace shared network folders at work. Now Google is also expanding the scope of its own Google Drive cloud solution but with a nod towards regular consumers instead of the enterprise. With the upcoming Backup and Sync tool, users on Windows and macOS will be able to select whole folders to sync with Google Drive, making it easy as pie to store all your data on the mothership.

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Box Drive rolls out in public beta free to all Box users

Box Drive rolls out in public beta free to all Box users

It looks like cloud storage provider Box wants to take the fight to companies like Microsoft and Google. Today the company announced the launch of Box Drive, putting it a better position to compete with other services like OneDrive and Google Drive. If you're familiar with either of those, then you already have a good understanding of what Box Drive will do.

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The Best Cloud Storage of 2017 – An overview of providers

The Best Cloud Storage of 2017 – An overview of providers

Computing devices are getting more powerful, more varied, and more ubiquitous, but the data storage in these devices hasn't changed that much. We are still beholden to the HDDs, SSDs, and eMMCs or UFS of yesteryears. In fact, the storage story has become even more complicated because each device has its own storage that you have to manage or keep in sync with other devices.

Enter cloud computing and cloud storage, with its promise of being able to access your data anytime, anywhere. Well, as long as you have an Internet connection, that is. It is an inescapable fact of modern day computing life and it pays to know the choices you have. Here are ten of the top cloud storage options this half of the year.

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Amazon Drive unlimited storage option no longer offered

Amazon Drive unlimited storage option no longer offered

Amazon has followed in the footsteps of certain other cloud storage services, dropping its unlimited storage option. The unlimited storage deal used to be available for the company's Amazon Drive cloud storage platform for $60, but now that $60 gets you a single terabyte of storage space. That's still a decent amount, but far less attractive for those in need of ample space. Unfortunately, an alternative isn't readily available.

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iCloud vs. Google Drive: Apple ignites a price war for cloud storage

iCloud vs. Google Drive: Apple ignites a price war for cloud storage

Apple went into overdrive with the announcements it made yesterday during its WWDC 2017 keynote, but one small yet important change to iCloud wasn't given much attention. It seems that Apple has reconsidered its iCloud pricing, ultimately giving heavy iCloud users more storage for their money. This could very well ignite a cloud storage pricing war between iCloud and competitors like Google Drive at a pretty important moment.

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OneDrive Files On-Demand blurs the line between cloud and local

OneDrive Files On-Demand blurs the line between cloud and local

Microsoft's OneDrive is getting a supercharged update, with new features intended to make cloud storage more accessible across PCs and mobile devices, and integrate with Apple's iMessage. Announced at BUILD 2017 today, the software giant's annual developer event, the improvements reflect the growing dominance of cloud storage among individual and enterprise users. As we've seen from other cloud providers, it's all about blurring the line between what's locally stored and what's saved on a distant server.

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Microsoft OneDrive ‘unlimited’ storage’s 1TB limit goes live

Microsoft OneDrive ‘unlimited’ storage’s 1TB limit goes live

Microsoft’s OneDrive storage had a bit of a tumultuous couple years, with the company first giving certain customers unlimited data and then later rescinding the ‘unlimited’ part of that equation when people starting using it in an unlimited fashion. While the change wouldn’t happen immediately, we knew it was coming and received more details this past December: that unlimited storage would become 1TB of storage starting on March 1 — that is, yesterday.

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