By Oliver Haslam on Oct 18, 2011
Those with memories spanning more than a few weeks may remember all the rumors going around that Apple was trying to buy Dropbox. The original story claimed that an $800 million deal was on the table, but the people at Dropbox decided not to sell.
Today we have confirmation that Apple did indeed want to acquire Dropbox, and more specifically, Steve Jobs himself personally lobbied for the purchase. Dropbox decided that selling to Apple wasn’t the best course of action at the time.
The revelation comes as Forbes profiles Dropbox and its two co-founders, Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Understandably, the Apple buyout came up, and Houston admits that the syncing and backup company turned down a nine-digit figure from Apple, and even got a visit from the man himself, Steve Jobs… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 11, 2011
In the build-up to Apple announcing its MobileMe replacement, iCloud, the Cupertino firm apparently considered a move for the acquisition of syncing-in-the-cloud king Dropbox, according to reports.
Apple was so impressed with Dropbox, and its expected $100 million/year income, that they decided to offer $800 million in order to buy the company. The claim comes from Business Insider, and the report is quick to point out that the rumor is unconfirmed, but it is interesting to consider, nonetheless… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Sep 9, 2011
File syncing supremo Dropbox has given its mobile web app a lick of paint, thanks to a little help from one of the team’s interns. The new web interface has more than a little bit of iOS about it, and it obviously works fine with all mobile platforms, such as, Android and Windows Phone 7.
The first update to the web app in around three years has some new features added to the mix, bringing search functionality and sharing options that don’t currently exist in the App Store app… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 3, 2011
I have to admit, Apple’s iCloud service is pretty cool. Deep iOS integration, a cool web portal, and 5GB of free space. But what if you need more than just 5GB of cloud storage? The next step up is 10GB, and that’ll run you $20 a year.
The plans go all the way up to $100 a year for 50GB (55GB with your free 5GB). That might seem like a lot for file storage, but it’s on par with the competition. In fact, iCloud beats out the popular DropBox service in the bang-for-your-buck category… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 19, 2011
Cloud services have been all the rage lately. Offerings from Amazon and now Google are currently battling it out in the “clouds,” but I’ve got another suggestion for you. This one might have flown under your radar because it’s just an App Store app that syncs with your DropBox account.
BoxyTunes isn’t a brand new application, but we figured with all of the hubbub surrounding cloud services these days, we wanted to make sure all of our readers knew about this little gem… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 9, 2011
There are 2 reasons why I like using a list maker on my iPhone. The first is because I am notoriously forgetful. Sometimes I have so much going on that I forget to do things if I don’t have them written down, or set in a reminder in my calendar.
The second reason is that I like to stay organized. While most list makers are kind of overkill for me, I was persistent on finding one that met my needs functionality wise, with a sharp user interface. After loads of searching, I finally came across Droplist… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 3, 2011
If you haven’t discovered how awesome DropBox is just yet, I highly recommend checking it out. The ability to sync content from your iPhone to your computer without wires or multiple steps makes transferring photos and other media a snap.
Not only is the service free, but you constantly have folks in the jailbreak community developing neat extensions for it. FullDrop is a nice one that allows you to use DropBox to transfer files between your iDevice and your computer outside the scope of the App Store’s app. Today, another app for the popular sync service has surfaced in Cydia… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 20, 2011
Remember when we told you that the popular jailbreak app, iFile, was going to gain Dropbox support?
iFile and Dropbox have officially integrated with each other to provide cloud syncing and storage between the two apps. With the latest update to iFile, you can send locally-stored data through iFile to your Dropbox account and vice-versa.
Screenshots and a demo video after the break… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 18, 2011
Yes, yes, yes! Finally, the DropBox app for the iPhone is actually useful!
We don’t usually make it a habit of covering app updates on iDB, because if we did, we’d spend all day talking about them.
But this is too exciting of an update for me to ignore; this is something that I’ve been wanting since DropBox’s inception on the App Store.
The new ability to bulk upload photos and videos, takes what was in my opinion a novelty iPhone app, and instantly turns it into an absolute must have… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 11, 2011
Great news for users of iFile, the jailbreak Finder solution for the iPhone that lets your browse your device’s native file system. It just got approved for DropBox API access, meaning that full-fledged DropBox integration can’t be too far behind.
iFile is probably one of my most used jailbreak apps for the iPhone because of its versatility and ease of use.
Now we will be able to transfer files seamlessly between our iPhone’s and our cloud storage solution of choice… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 1, 2011
DropBox is a great service, but its App Store App is quite limited from the perspective of a jailbreaker.
That’s because with the App Store version of DropBox, you’re obviously not allowed to transfer files to and fro within iOS’ native file system.
That’s where FullDrop steps in and aptly fulfills this role. Simply put, FullDrop is the right DropBox client for jailbreakers…
By Alex Heath on Feb 26, 2011
Apple has removed the paid version of MobileMe from its retail stores and website. You can now only sign up for a free 60-day trial on the web.
Apple is holding an event next week, and MobileMe will most likely be revamped alongside the introduction of a new iPad model. Up until now, MobileMe has cost $99/year. There’s a good chance that Apple will make their cloud-based service free for customers, or introduce some type of tiered, “pro” pricing alongside the standard MobileMe package.
By Alex Heath on Dec 30, 2010
The App Store has never been a very quiet place. 2010 was no exception; thousands upon thousands of new apps were submitted to the App Store. Most of them aren’t worth mentioning, but there have been some exceptional apps that have risen to the forefront of what the App Store has had to offer throughout the year 2010.
We’ve covered a lot of App Store apps this year on iDB, with the goal of keeping our readers in the know.
Now, we’d like to take some time to reflect on our favorite App Store apps of 2010. Being included on this list doesn’t necessarily mean the app was released in 2010, it just means that it was amongst our most utilized of this year. Drumroll, please…
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 22, 2010
Being an iPhone blogger means having to take tons of screenshots of the iPhone’s screen, and meticulously emailing them to myself so that I can use them in my articles. It’s a drawn out process that I’ve been looking to streamline for quite some time.
Droplr was a great start, but it still required me to manually select the files I wanted to upload to the cloud, similar to email. Wouldn’t it be great if every screenshot you took was automatically uploaded to the cloud with no human intervention?
Apparently the developers of SB 2 Cloud think so, because this jailbreak tweak accomplishes just that…
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 17, 2010
PkgBackup is one of the more expensive jailbreak apps that you will find on the Cydia, but you’d be hard pressed to find a developer that’s put as much continuous work into their app.
The backup solution has been on the receiving end of quite a few updates recently, so I thought it would be appropriate to visit some of PkgBackup’s most convenient features.
One of those features is the wonderful DropBox integration, which is so good it inspired me to write this love letter…