Tag Archive: Dropbox


Google’s Insync Service No Longer in Beta – Good Alternative to Dropbox

Google’s Insync has been in closed beta for the last 15 months while advertising itself as a cheaper Dropbox alternative with a better feature set. The company is now finally ready to launch with a service that tightly integrates into Google Docs. According to their marketing, the service is “8x cheaper” than Dropbox and furthermore, the core service is now free. Customers who previously paid for the service during the beta period will be offered a  [Read More…]

[Review] Dropbox: Share Your Files Anywhere

Dropbox is an application that lets you share files on the go and see them anywhere. Dropbox is awesome. If you ever wanted to get pictures from your iPhone to your computer quickly, Dropbox would be one way to do that without a USB Sync cable. Photo Stream just doesn’t seem like the best way to do this because Apple doesn’t give you the option to delete photos from your iCloud Photo Stream individually. Dropbox  [Read More…]

Sparrow 1.5 Lands In The Mac App Store With Dropbox Integration And Improved Search

Popular email client Sparrow has received a significant update today. Sparrow 1.5 brings several improvements to the beautiful Mac app, including integration with Dropbox. Users can mail attachments with either Dropbox or CloudApp. Version 1.5 also introduces improved search tokens and several other bug fixes. The update is available in the Mac App Store as a free download for existing customers. [Read More…]

Dropbox Announces New “Teams” Service For Small Businesses

Dropbox Teams is a new service that the popular cloud storage and sync service is offering to small businesses and professional groups. The new plan is designed to encourage collaboration and large data transfers between a limited group of people. The service will start at $ 795 per year for up to five users, with $ 125 per additional user. Dropbox uses Amazon’s S3 backend  [Read More…]

Forbes Dropbox Profile Divulges Details of Jobs’ and Apple’s Acquisition Offer

Rumors surfaced last month that Dropbox balked at an $800 million acquisition offer from Apple. A new profile of the company in the upcoming issue of Forbes confirms the deal, and a lot more. The Forbes cover story details Dropbox founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi’s personal meetings with Jobs, the first of which occurred in December of 2009 at Job’s Cupertino office. I?mean, Steve friggin’ Jobs,” remembers Houston, now 28. “How do you even prepare for that?” When Houston  [Read More…]

Apple Joins Digital Due Process Coalition, Along With Dropbox

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that both Apple and Dropbox have joined the Digital Due Process coalition — a group whose mission is to pressure Congress into updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. The EFF notes: In April we launched “Who Has Your Back”, a campaign calling on major Internet companies like Google, Amazon and Microsoft to stand with their users when it comes to government demands for users’ data. Today,  [Read More…]

Did Dropbox Say No to An $800 Million Apple Takeover?

Imagine iCloud’s ‘Documents in the Cloud’ feature fuzed with Dropbox. Or MobileMe’s iDisk only a million times faster and more reliable. That could have been one of the features launching alongside iOS 5 this fall, with reports Apple made an $ 800 million bid for Dropbox. According to “second-hand sources” for Business Insider, Apple bid up to $ 800 million for Dropbox, but the online storage service turned down a move  [Read More…]

How To Backup, Restore And Sync iPhone & iPad Apps/Games Data With Dropbox

How To Backup, Restore And Sync iPhone & iPad Apps/Games Data With Dropbox By Oliver Haslam | May 12th, 2011 One of the major irritations with the way iOS works is the inability to backup your app data without the need to connect your device to iTunes. Going one step further, wouldn’t it be great if apps across multiple devices could stay in sync, using the magic of the cloud? If you’re the jailbreaking type, then you’re in luck! [Read More…]

Dropbox Integration Coming To iFile [Jailbreak]

Great news for those of a jailbroken persuasion, as it seems iFile will be getting Dropbox integration for uploading and downloading files according to a tweet from the app’s developers.

iFile is an app for jailbroken iOS devices that acts as a Finder for mobile devices, and the addition of a link to Dropbox can only strengthen the app’s already large appeal to the jailbroken power user.

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