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It's a lot easier uploading files to Dropbox now, assuming you use an iPhone or an iPad loaded with iOS 8. This latest update adds an action extension to apps like Photos and Notes, letting you upload files directly instead of having to (ugh) fire up the cloud service first, navigate to "Add Files...

February 17th 2015 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to a new Chrome extension, it's a bit easier to tack on files from Dropbox to messages in Gmail. The add-on, which is currently in beta, works much like adding images, docs and more to emails stored in Google Drive. Selecting the file with the Dropbox menu option attaches it, and inserts a...

February 11th 2015 at 4:36pm 0 Comments
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Malware frequently strikes multiple targets, but online services rarely do a great job of warning each other about related threats; your data could be at risk simply because your favorite social network didn't get a heads-up in time. Facebook is clearly sick and tired of this problem, as it just l...

February 11th 2015 at 12:37pm 0 Comments
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While Dropbox was quick to embrace transparency reports, it's been pretty opaque about data requests from outside the US. How do you know which countries want your info? You don't have to wonder any longer. The cloud storage outfit has published its first transparency report revealing data requ...

January 28th 2015 at 11:56pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft recently made the surprising decision to partner with Dropbox, meaning its walled Windows garden would no longer be limited to OneDrive. Now we're seeing the fruit of that relationship with the arrival of an official Windows Phone client. That means you can now tap into your Dropbox acco...

January 22nd 2015 at 8:17am 0 Comments
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Dropbox has already done quite a bit to help you get work done in the cloud, but it's increasingly clear that the company isn't done expanding beyond its storage-focused roots. The firm just acquired CloudOn, giving it a team that got its chops building a hefty, internet-based document editing sui...

January 22nd 2015 at 1:03am 0 Comments
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In November, Dropbox users gained the ability to edit Office files from within inside the app, thanks to a partnership with Microsoft. Now, the company has launched its first set of Project Harmony tools so that groups of workmates can take advantage of that feature -- but only if they're Business...

December 12th 2014 at 10:42am 0 Comments
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Let's say you're about to shoot a video of your child's first steps. You launch the camera app on your phone and you're all set to hit record... but wait, what's this? A message pops up on your phone that says there's not enough available storage. Frantically, you head back to your camera roll, de...

December 9th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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The photo backup features in mobile apps like Dropbox's Carousel and Google+ are there partly to take the load off of your phone -- you don't have to keep every shot close at hand. Wouldn't it be nice if the software got rid of local images when they're merely taking up space? Apparently, it wil...

November 25th 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments
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Ever since the first cloud storage services hit the web, they've been a prime destination for thousands upon thousands of uploaded photos. Unfortunately, many of those services don't have polished user interfaces that allow for easy viewing and sharing -- unless you're just a big fan of file manag...

November 20th 2014 at 12:05pm 0 Comments
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Google, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook. Normally these companies are mortal enemies. But, when it comes to curbing government surveillance, they're all on the same page. They've joined forces to form the Reform Government Surveillance coalition. The group is calling the US Senate to pass t...

November 17th 2014 at 5:22pm 0 Comments