Cloud storage provider Dropbox has updated its Dropbox Pro service, streamlining storage to a single 1TB plan, and making it easier to secure files and remotely manage content. The tweaks include password-protected shared links, which mean that even if someone else gets access to an URL for a shared file, they'll still need to have the password you set in the first place.
Dropbox made a significant improvement to their Android app today, altering not only how you interact with it, but how it returns the favor. Search has been “completely redesigned”, and you can now preview documents from within the app — no need to migrate away from the native app anymore.
The patent system in the United States is broken. As we wait for reform, patent trolls keep trolling, and companies like Google keep fighting them off. Rather than being a lone wolf in the wild, Google has formed their own consortium to ward off trolls, dubbed the License on Transfer (LOT) network.
There’s a cloud storage war going on right now, and no-one is safe from the free space offered up by two of the industry’s biggest competitors: Google and Microsoft. With Microsoft’s latest update, they’re pushing 15GB of free space on users, up from 7GB offered up until this week. Google Drive offers users 15GB of free cloud storage as well.
Cloud storage services like Dropbox have made it simple to store and share files with family, friends, and coworkers. Unsurprisingly, unscrupulous individuals have also managed to pervert those features to spread malware, in particular, the kind that holds your files hostage until you pay a sweet fee, as narrated by anti-phishing company PhishMe.
In the twisted world of secret-seekers and back-door-openers on the internet, you can never be too careful. That’s why Dropbox has made clear this week that they’re addressing a rare - but important - situation that had the potential to allow users access to files they should not have had access to.
Dropbox has snapped up photo sharing and management service Loom, planning to shut it down and lure its users over to the recently announced Dropbox Carousel app, as well as collaborative document system Hackpad. Loom promised to create a single, synchronized gallery of all a user's photos, regardless of which camera or smartphone they were taken on, with simple access from every device.
Dropbox has responded to calls for a boycott over Dr. Condoleezza Rice joining the cloud company's board, insisting that the former US Secretary of State "fully supports" its commitment to privacy. The controversial appointment earlier this week sparked fury and shock among Dropbox users, suggesting Dr. Rice's background with NSA wiretaps and other surveillance behaviors made her role at the company "tone deaf" given heightened awareness of privacy intrusion.
Storm clouds are circling over Dropbox, after its decision to add former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its board prompted a wave of negative reactions from users who disagree both with her politics and her history with wiretaps. Dropbox announced Dr. Rice's new role yesterday, alongside new apps Mailbox for Android and Carousel, leaving some cloud storage subscribers outraged at her proximity to decisions around how their data is handled, and proposing a boycott.
Dropbox may have launched a new Mailbox for Android today, along with its Carousel photo app and Dropbox for Business, but the company is warning that "Chapter 2" is only just starting for its cloud intentions. "You have no idea how excited we are to show you what's next," Dropbox teased today, as it throws open the cloud to a new breed of apps, and brings former US Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice onto the board.
Both Android and iOS devices will soon be given a much simpler and prettier way to look at their photos and videos on Dropbox. With a need to expand on the horizon, Dropbox is opting to expand in several fields. In addition to creating Carousel as an app separate from the basic Dropbox cloud storage title, they’re expanding Dropbox Mail for Android and desktop computers as well.