By Christian Zibreg on May 1, 2013
Well, this is certainly noteworthy. According to the third annual report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) titled “Who Has Your Back?”, gadget giant Apple along with carriers AT&T and Verizon, Google’s rival Yahoo and the forgotten social network MySpace all are very likely to give in to Uncle Sam’s data demands.
Specifically, Apple and Yahoo scored one out of six possible stars, with Verizon and Yahoo rather ingloriously earning zero stars each. These companies’ weak safeguard implementation does little to circumvent data demands and protect your private information from the government’s prying eyes.
Whereas Apple and Yahoo only fight for users’ privacy rights in Congress, companies like Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Dropbox go to great lengths to ensure privacy of your data, earning four out of six stars each… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 16, 2013
Good news for all of you would be Mailbox users: the app no longer requires to you to wait an inordinate amount of time before gaining access to it. That’s because Mailbox has dropped its reservation system, an idea initially brought forth to stagger the amount of users placing stress on its network at any one time.
Along with the recent 1.2 update, which brought smarter snooze options and a helping of UI tweaks to the fore, Mailbox can actually be used immediately after downloading it. How’s that for practicality? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 16, 2013
NotesTweak is an upcoming jailbreak tweak for iOS that allows you to enhance the stock Notes app. NotesTweak adds new features like the ability to save note snippets directly to the Home screen, upload notes to DropBox, and pin important notes to the top of your list.
If you’re someone who relies on the stock Notes app to get things done, then you’ll undoubtedly appreciate some of the new features that NotesTweak will bring to the table. Take a look inside for more info. Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 15, 2013
That didn’t take long. It’s only been a few months since we first heard about Mailbox, the fresh new iPhone email client. And it’s only been about about a month since it actually launched. But it looks like they’re going to be bought out.
Dropbox has announced this morning that it will be acquiring the Mailbox team. There’s no word on price yet, but it looks like all 13 team members will be joining Dropbox, and Mailbox will continue to operate as a standalone app… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Mar 4, 2013
Apple’s iCloud, a service that brings together all of your desktop and mobile devices with seamless synch and cloud-based storage, is basically a lock-in, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston opined speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Praising his company’s cross-platform approach to file sharing, Houston blasted iCloud for imposing “bizarre limitations” on what users can do with their files, remarking that people shouldn’t really care what platform they are using in order to access their files anywhere and on any device… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 15, 2013
Dropbox on Monday rolled out a shiny new admin console for enterprise users and last week released a new Sync API to make it much easier for programmers to write software which treats cloud Dropbox files as if they were local.
Today, the hot cloud storage startup gave its iOS client some love by pushing out an update containing three useful enhancements.
First up, the Dropbox app sports an all-new PDF viewer with search and nice thumbnail view. Second, you will now receive a push notification when a folder has been shared with you. And third, Dropbox now lets you sort your files by date modified (finally!). The free update is available now from the App Store… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 14, 2013
Bump has really come a long way since it debuted in the App Store back in 2009. The app, which once only allowed users to exchange contact information, now facilitates the sharing of photos, documents and even Dropbox files between mobile devices.
But the latest update looks to take Bump to a whole new level, with a revamped ‘Bump to PC’ feature. Users can now move files between their iPhones (or Android phones), and any computer, effectively turning their handsets into a personal flash drive… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Feb 6, 2013
The hot cloud storage startup Dropbox today announced a new application programming interface (API) for in-app synch. It makes programmers’ life much easier by letting their native iOS/Android apps treat users’ cloud-based files as if they were stored locally.
“Give your app its own private Dropbox client and leave the syncing to us”, Dropbox proclaims.
By way of plugging in the API, apps can easily gain rich features such as file sharing and seamless real-time syncing akin to the Documents in the Cloud feature found in some iCloud-enabled apps. Without the Sync API, Dropbox apps can only support manual downloads and uploads and devs must do all the heavy lifting themselves… Read More
By Mike Schnier on Jan 19, 2013
Bump recently received an update to version 3.5.3, which adds support for sharing Dropbox files. Dropbox support is a long time coming, considering it’s been a popular service for storing and sharing files in the cloud since 2008.
All you need to do is open Bump, swipe to the button for sharing Dropbox files, and link your Dropbox account to the app. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to send Dropbox file links to friends with a bump of your phone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 14, 2012
We’ve seen a number of significant app updates over the past few days. There’s Flickr, which received new photo filters, 1Password, which got a total makeover. And this morning, Google+ received a nice little touch up.
This afternoon, we’re adding Dropbox to the list. The popular cloud-based storage service updated its iOS client today with ‘a shiny new design,’ and a new Photos tab, which puts all of your photos at your finger tips… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 26, 2012
Cloud-storage startup Dropbox has quickly become my favorite solution for storing and sharing files in the cloud, collaborating on projects, backing up my photos and more. Today, an update to the free Dropbox iOS client has been issued, bringing with it a couple new features and tweaks. For starters, streaming of video files from your Dropbox is now improved. Another nice-to-have: Dropbox finally features support for password-protected Microsoft Office documents, an iOS 6-only capability… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 18, 2012
Dropbox, the popular cloud-based storage service, updated its iOS app last night, bringing the software to version 1.5.5. The update includes AirPrint support and some new in-app sharing options.
While the change log isn’t long for 1.5.5, it’s fairly significant. Now, users have the ability to wirelessly print from directly within the app, as well as share their content on Facebook and Twitter… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 28, 2012
A few minutes ago, Google released their official Google Drive app on the App Store. We’ve since then downloaded the app and have put it through its initial paces.
What we found was a first offering that’s lacking a whole lot of what makes other apps like DropBox great. You can easily view your files, but that’s where most of the fun ends.
Sadly, you can’t create new documents, or even upload photos via this initial version of Google Drive. The interface is decent, and the app seems solid from a stability perspective, but there really isn’t a compelling reason to choose it over something like DropBox thus far… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 15, 2012
With more than 50 million users, Dropbox is in a league of its own when it comes to third party cloud services. Its drag-and-drop storage platform allows users to keep their content synced across all of their devices.
Well the service just got a little bit better for iOS users. Dropbox 1.5 popped up in the App Store last night, bringing with it new features like automatic photo and video uploads, and an all-new content gallery view… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 27, 2012
Since it appears that Apple has fixed the issue with their activation servers, latecomers to the SAM iPhone unlock party are left in the lurch. Fortunately, not all users have lost the potential to unlock their iPhones.
Those who were proactive enough to unlock their iPhone using SAM, and backed up their activation tickets can still easily restore those tickets and unlock their iPhones if they have to restore their device for whatever reason.
If you’re currently unlocked on an unofficial SIM by means of the SAM unlock, backup your activation ticket now before you lose it. We can’t stress this enough.
Keep in mind that you will still need a jailbroken iPhone to accomplish this, and you will need your backed up Lockdown folder that you saved-off after successfully unlocking your device the first go-round…
If you meet the criteria, step right inside and take a look at our easy to follow guide for restoring your iPhone unlock… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 24, 2012
Microsoft yesterday updated its iOS SkyDrive client and released a brand new app for both Windows and Mac desktops while putting into effect paid storage upgrades.
At the same time, Dropbox released an updated iOS client with new sharing capabilities and Google upped Google Docs storage to 5 GB.
iDownloadBlog thought you might be interested to check out how major cloud storage services fare in terms of value so we’ve put together a handy comparison matrix providing an at-a-glance overview of paid tiers available from iCloud, Dropbox, SkyDrive and SugarSync… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 23, 2012
Dropbox, the popular Cloud storage startup Apple wanted to acquire for a rumored $800 million, rolled out a new feature to enable easy file sharing across mobile and desktop platforms. While it’s been possible before to share folders, you can now give people direct links to the stuff in your Dropbox.
It’s integrated into the iOS client and across other platforms and basically lets you share files without having to re-upload them. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 16, 2012
You can never accuse Google of not trying. Successful or not, the search company has tried its hand in several markets over the past few years. And it’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
TheNextWeb is reporting today that it has gotten its hands on a draft release from a partner of Google’s upcoming Google Drive service. That’s right. Google’s about to take on DropBox in the cloud-based storage space… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 15, 2011
The consumer cloud storage market is getting pretty crowded. There’s SugarSync, Amazon’s CloudDrive, and the ever-popular Dropbox. Not to mention that one of the biggest names in tech, Apple, just joined the game with iCloud.
But that’s not going to keep new-comer Pogoplug from trying its hand at cloud services. The company just announced that Pogoplug Cloud is now live for all of your online storage needs. And like its iCloud counterpart, new users get 5GB of free storage… Read More