Amazon has launched its Cloud Drive Photos app on iOS today, joining the Android app as a solution for avid mobile photo snappers to automatically have their creations uploaded in the cloud and organized for sharing and viewing. The app looks to take on Apple’s Photo Steam iCloud feature, as well as Google’s and Dropbox’s
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Sure, you could see and manage your Google Drive files from within the comfort of your PC / Mac file management system, but you couldn’t publicly share them with friends — until now. Google Drive files are now sharable via right click directly on your desktop, meaning the Drive desktop app now has one more feature that Dropbox already had several years ago. We hope you’ll forgive our lack of enthusiasm for Google’s catchup effort, but it’s hard to get all jazzed up about functionality that should’ve probably been there at launch. Anyway, if you’re not seeing the new feature pop up on your dashboard yet, Google says it’s “rolling out over the next few days.” Hold tight!
Dropbox has just overhauled its Dropbox Chooser feature to allow developers to implement even more features into their web apps. The new Dropbox Chooser now allows developers to implement the multi-select and built-in uploads features into their APIs. The multi-select feature allows users who use the developer’s app to accept multiple files from Dropbox all
Disrupt alumnus Dropbox made the second in a series of super-savvy, super-early stage acquisitions today, picking up hyped-up email management app Mailbox in an acquisition that we’re calling “DropMail.”
We had been hearing that Mailbox was raising money, piquing the interest of Andreessen Horowitz among others, which is why today’s news that the company sold to the harmoniously named Dropbox didn’t come as a surprise. Sometimes an acquisition is the easiest way to raise resources for growth — especially when you’re tackling as expensive a problem as email. And have a six-figure wait list.
It what may be considered as a surprise move, popular cloud-storage service Dropbox has acquired recently-launched Mailbox. The new email app that launched around a month ago to hordes of curious users is now in the hands of Dropbox. Both Mailbox and Dropbox announced the acquisition on their respective blogs. Dropbox says that they fell
Many Dropbox users are reporting that they’re being bombarded by spam e-mails. This led users to believe that Dropbox was once again hacked, like last year when hundreds of users were receiving spam emails to email accounts only used for their Dropbox account. A spokesman from Dropbox has stated that it’s not the same this
Sequoia Capital and the student-run Princeton publication Business Today held their first Start @ A Startup conference this weekend, where more than 100 students (largely, but not entirely, from Ivy League schools) were recruited to the join the startup world.
At least, that’s the broad outline that Sequoia partner Bryan Schreier and Dropbox vice president Sujay Jaswa (Jaswa is the one speaking in the photo above) gave me when I interviewed them before the conference. The event itself (I was around for the first of the two days) turned out to be more varied — yes, it was partly a recruiting drive, but it was also an opportunity for startup founders to tell their stories, and for students to ask pretty much anything they wanted.
Dropbox for iOS has just been updated to version 2.1, and with it comes a few updates that should make your Dropbox experience much more pleasant. In order to take advantage of this new Dropbox update, your mobile device has to be on iOS 5 or higher. The update is only about 13.8MB, so you
Earlier today, Dropbox rolled out version 2.1 of its iOS app with a trio of enhancements in tow. The update, which requires iOS 5.0 or higher introduces a new PDF viewer, file sorting by date modified, and push notifications for when someone shares a folder with you (which were also recently added to the Android client). Whether you’re a Dropbox power user or the casual type, this new software bump should definitely come in handy. If you’re a stickler for keeping your apps current and you’ve got 13.8MB to spare, the update’s waiting for you at the source link below.
Via: Phone Scoop
A new feature makes it easy for mobile apps to sync data—and poses direct competition to Apple’s iCloud.
Dropbox is best known for providing a “magic folder” that 100 million people use to synchronize files across different computers. But the company’s cofounder and CEO, Drew Houston, has long talked of larger ambitions, telling MIT Technology Review in 2012 that he was setting out to build “a fabric that ties together all devices, services, and apps … the Internet’s file system” (see “Drew Houston Simplifies the Cloud”). A new feature released with little fanfare last week provides new evidence that the company is working toward that vision. It also pitches the company into more direct competition with Apple.
The cloud is a wonderful place, and it makes sense that developers are wanting to get in on the action, especially with Dropbox, which boasts over 100 million users so far. Finally, though, the company has announced the Sync API, which will allow developers to easily integrate their products with Dropbox without the developers having
Look out, Google, Facebook and Dropbox? Amazon has now added automatic mobile photo uploads to its Amazon Cloud Drive Photos Android app, in an update released yesterday evening. The functionality makes the otherwise fairly bare bones photos app more of a competitor in the space, given that Google (via its Google+ app), Dropbox, and Facebook (iOS-only for now), have all recently eased the collection of users’ photos from smartphones and tablets by introducing automatic uploading features to their respective mobile applications.
Dropbox announced a tighter integration with Samsung mobile devices, allowing users to enable file sharing across multiple products from smartphones and cameras to smart TVs.
If you hadn’t noticed, Dropbox is on a major photography kick lately, and it’s not stopping just because the holidays are nearly in full swing. Its new Android beta helps users deal with their photos by the bushel, either sharing or scrapping multiple photos at once as well as organize them into photos. Anyone less than photographically inclined will still see a few interface tweaks that partly mirror the earlier iOS updates, as well as a new option to receive betas as soon as they’re posted. There’s inherent risks to using unfinished code, so take that into account before getting involved; it’s still hard to resist when Dropbox has been handing out free storage to Android device buyers like candy.
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Online storage company Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, a photo sharing and organizing tool, in a deal which will see the streamlined image aggregation system better woven into the cloud. Snapjoy pulls in photos from digital cameras, archives on your PC or Mac, smartphones and tablets, filtering apps like Instagram and Camera+, and social networks, with easy
Dropbox just released a huge update for its iOS app, and it comes with a complete redesign of the user interface, as well as the addition of a new Photos tab that comes with a timeline view of all your automatically uploaded photos and videos. They’ve also streamlined the way that you can upload files
The file-syncing company has bought a startup that streams a person’s music collection over the Internet.
The founder of Dropbox, Drew Houston, told Technology Review in February that he’s trying to build “the Internet’s file system”. News that the company has bought Audiogalaxy, a company whose software would stream your music collection over Internet to another computer or phone, suggests Dropbox may also being trying to be the Internet’s music player.
Following October’s update of its Android application, Dropbox today released a new version of its iOS app, which focuses on refining the photo-viewing and sharing experience. In today’s update, there’s now a new Photos tab, which offers a way to tap into a scrollable timeline of the photos you’ve uploaded into your Dropbox account.
Dropbox broadly hinted at its future plans yesterday, with the acquisition of Audiogalaxy, a startup allowing users to store their music files and playlists in the cloud then stream them to any device. The announcement was made via a short post on the Audiogalaxy blog, signed by company founders Michael Merhej, Tom Kleinpeter and Viraj Mody. Based in Seattle, Audiogalaxy had a long and varied history in the music space – a arena that today includes both radio-like applications and music-on-demand services such as Spotify, Rdio, MOG, 8tracks, Slacker, Pandora, SoundCloud, iHeartRadio and even Google with Google Music and Amazon, with its Cloud Player. Audiogalaxy began its life as a peer-to-peer client software solution which competed with Napster back in the heyday of file sharing, but following conflicts with the RIAA and major labels, it ended those operations in 2002. Audiogalaxy’s Merhej also went on to found and later sell an early, Dropbox-like service known as FolderShare to Microsoft in 2005. From 2008 to 2010, Audiogalaxy worked on Warner Music’s failed Choruss venture, in an effort to create an Audiogalaxy 2.0 for college students. It teamed up with labels and rights holders on the efforts, but the project members could never settle on pricing and other legal matters, the company later explained. Then, in 2010, Audiogalaxy relaunched in its final incarnation as an online cloud music player where you could upload DRM-free tracks you own, then play them anywhere – your computer, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device. Unlike services where users’ music is uploaded to servers in the cloud, Audiogalaxy’s software had to run on a user’s PC in order to stream music to mobile devices – an interesting feature, given that Dropbox, too, offers users desktop software. With the acquisition, Dropbox could easily build tools allowing its users to stream their own music files from Dropbox. That’s something which users are doing anyway through support from third-parties. Dropbox has already been working on improving things like video streaming and photo viewing and sharing in its applications, so music is a natural next step. Below, the Audiogalaxy blog post: Hello, Dropbox We created Audiogalaxy to make people fall in love with music. Over the last few years we’ve built a wonderful music experience on the web and mobile devices, attracting loyal users from all over the world. Today, we are thrilled to announce our team is joining Dropbox! We are excited
When Dropbox decided to get all close and cozy with Facebook Groups, that was just the beginning. With its new Chooser tool any developer can integrate Dropbox for quickly and easily sharing files stored in the cloud. Rather than upload or attach files from your desktop you can simply link files from your online folders. And, since the attachment is actually stored with Dropbox, rather than copied to a site’s own servers, every time you update a document it’s automatically updated for everyone else too. The first site to integrate the new tool is task management service Asana. Check out the source for more info from both companies.
“How do I love thee, cloud storage? Let me count the ways.” You see, Dropbox’s CEO Drew Houston is an inspiring guy, and a joy to talk to as a tech journalist because he’s not afraid to describe the grand vision for his company in bold quotes. So this morning after writing up my interview with him about the significance of Dropbox hitting 100 million registered users, I wrote this little poem.
“The cloud,” you’ve probably heard about it by now. It’s this vast intangible place where you can put things. Things like emails and notes and files. But you’ve probably also heard about how vulnerable stuff in the cloud is and about how nefarious hackers can hijack your accounts to do terrible, terrible things with your data. Well, for the paranoid out there, iTwin is offering SecureBox, a hardware-based encryption system that can sync up with your Dropbox account. After plugging in your iTwin key you’ll be presented with the SecureBox folder — simply drag and drop your files there and they’ll be encrypted and uploaded. To view them again you’ll need one half of the iTwin and the AES 256-bit encryption key it contains. If you’re looking for even more security you can add an optional password, adding two-factor authentication to your SecureBox, which already lives behind DropBox’s own two-factor authentication system. You can pick up an iTwin yourself at the source for $ 99 or download the feature as a software update if you already have the prerequisite USB key.
The world isn’t exactly short of services offering to store your music collection in the cloud so that you can access it from anywhere. In recent times, major players Apple (iCloud), Google (Drive), and Amazon (Cloud), have pitched up alongside early pioneers in the music locker and streaming space, such as Michael Robertson’s MP3tunes. And, perhaps feeling the heat, another burgeoning offering — AudioBox.fm — has seen a significant reboot with an approach that appears to ‘bring everything but the kitchen sink’ to the cloud-music table.
Facebook and Dropbox announced a partnership through which current Dropbox users automatically get a file-sharing icon on their home page.
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
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We’re still recovering from the onslaught of goodies shown off at IFA 2012, but there’s one thing we didn’t notice while perusing Samsung’s gadgetry. The team at German site BestBoyZ discovered S Cloud in the settings menu of the Note II, which included the option to sync user data with Dropbox. Apparently, Samsung reps didn’t have much to say on the matter, and BestBoyZ believe that’s because it’s not quite working yet (we’re willing to agree, given the various delays). It’s looking like the feature might be ready in time for the Note II’s launch, which ties in nicely with the 50GB of free Dropbox storage you’ll snag if you pick one up. Owners of other Samsung gear needn’t be disappointed though, as it’s suggested that S Cloud integration will be part of the Jelly Bean upgrades expected soon. We’ve embedded the reveal vid below, and don’t worry if you can’t speak German — you’ll still get the gist.
Following up on its promise to tighten account security following a recent breach, Dropbox is now offering two-step login authentication to users who install the service’s latest experimental desktop build. The team says the functionality will roll out to all users in the coming days, but listed full instructions to forum users who just can’t wait. Those who op-in only need to download a new version of the Dropbox desktop software and activate the feature in their account settings. Once set up, Dropbox will require all unrecognized machines to provide a code, culled from an authenticator app or received via text message. The firm also provides an emergency back-up code that’ll disable the feature should you lose your phone. Feeling insecure? Check out the source link below to get started.
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
Dropbox appears to be having significant issues as users have experienced slow speeds and/or inability to access their files for at least 9 hours. Some users claim the site has been slow since Monday morning.
Teambox is a service that provides its own collaboration platform that offers its own tools and integrations with third party apps. Today it is offering the capability to integrate with Box, Dropbox and Google Docs.
You hear this debate a lot about what services people prefer inside the enterprise world. Consumer services are competing with more enterprise focused apps. Dropbox is wildly popular fot its simple, elegant capability to easily move files from your desktop or through third party services. Box is enjoying increasing popularity for its collaboration features. Evernote has legions of users who depend on it as a way to keep notes that can be tagged and synced with your smartphone.
Dropbox said Tuesday one of its employee's accounts was compromised, leading to a raft of spam last month that irritated users of the cloud-storage service.
Dropbox's ongoing investigation into a possible security breach has not produced any evidence that its systems have been infiltrated, according to an update Friday to the company's user forum.
Dropbox is investigating reports that some European users are receiving spam to email addresses associated with their accounts, the company said Tuesday.
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,
Dropbox, TigerText Announce Partnership: Users Can Send Files With Expiration Dates, Remotely Revoke Access
Secure messaging service TigerText announced a partnership today with Dropbox that will allow users to send documents securely, with features like a pre-set lifespan and the ability to recall a file attachment at any time. Documents will be encrypted and cannot be downloaded, copied or forwarded.
President and Co-founder Brad Brooks tells us that the partnership has a wide range of targeted users, from “anyone who uses Dropbox” to businesses that need to send secure files.
Just how loyal must you be to deserve Dropbox’s latest slathering of free storage? Well, that’s not exactly clear, but some early subscribers to the 25GB Pro option have been receiving emails congratulating them on having “a ton of cred” and telling them they’ll “no longer receive a bill” for the rest of time — unless of course they choose to upgrade to one of the doubled-up plans announced yesterday. Generous? Sure, but then again it wasn’t exactly fair that folks were paying for 25GB when some non-premium members were swanning around with upwards of 50GB simply for buying a nice phone or uploading a few photos. So, consider it justice.
Uder pressure from Google Drive and other industry heavyweights, Dropbox announced it is doubling the capacity of its Pro 50 and Pro 100 online storage options and will also offer a new 500GB service plan.
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
Would-be Dropbox users who want to lean on the cloud storage service’s Public folder, heads-up: when July comes to a close, new accounts won’t get that common storage pool. That’s not to say it’s the end of sharing, however. The company’s recent sharing link support is still very much in effect to let groups share files or whole folders between each other. Some will point out that it’s still not a direct substitute, which is true; if you’re not already packing your virtual bags for a trip to Google Drive for that reason, just remember that grandfathered Public folders will carry on for the foreseeable future.
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
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
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