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Popular cloud storage service Mega has pushed an update for its iPhone client today, bringing the app to version 1.1. The update puts the client more on par with Dropbox and other cloud clients by adding photo sync, a passcode option and more.

The biggest new feature for me is the passcode lock, as it allows you to set a four-digit passcode that would be required every time you launch the app. But I’m sure many folks will find the new automatic cloud-photo-syncing feature just as handy…

Here are the release notes for Mega 1.1:

What’s New in Version 1.1

With PhotoSync, the photos you take with your iPhone will be automatically backed up to MEGA.
You can use WiFi or cellular connection and by enabling Background mode the app will upload photos when your location changes significantly.

Passcode lock adds a new layer of security by requiring a four-digit passcode to be entered every time the app is launched. This will protect your files even if your iPhone falls into the wrong hands. There’s also an option to erase all data and logout if the wrong password is entered over 10 times.

Various bug fixes and speed improvements.

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I’ve always been a big fan of Mega, as it’s supposed to be one of the more secure cloud storage services available and it offers 50GB of free storage, but I’ve never used it due to its lacking iPhone app. After this update, though, I’m definitely considering it.

If you’re interested in checking it out, you can find the Mega client (for iPhone only) in the App Store for free. You’ll obviously need to sign up for an account to use it, and package options range from a 50GB/free plan to a 4TB plan, which costs $40/month.