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February 16, 2015

Does the Microsoft Dropbox merger benefit businesses?

Late last year Microsoft merged with Drobpox. But why did they merge and what does it mean for businesses?
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November 14, 2013

Dropbox rejigs business version so users can see personal & corporate accounts

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston announced the news at a plush press conference at the company's San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday, where he talked boldly on the group's new direction.  

“We didn’t just re-do Dropbox for Business,” he said. “We re-did the [whole] foundation of Dropbox.”

The Dropbox CEO went onto demonstrate how the new and improved Dropbox for Business allows users to switch between personal and corporate accounts in the drop-down menu, as well as turn notifications on or off for both accounts.

(Worth reading: Popular apps like Dropbox and Skype are banned by some companies & Accellion attacks [...]

 
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August 20, 2013

Wacom unveils new iPad stylus; retools Bamboo Paper app

The new stylus will work on Apple iPads and other tablets and promises 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and several useful shortcut buttons for things like undo and redo.

The brushed aluminium stylus comes in black or blue and there are also options to buy the product with a case, extra nibs or a replacement battery (the stylus comes with an AAAA battery).

Wacom says that the stylus supports various drawing apps including Autodesk SketchBook Pro, ArtRage, ProCreate, Psykopaint and the firm’s own popular Bamboo Paper app, which has just been updated to support the new stylus.

The free app, now on version 2.0, has been tweaked [...]

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July 9, 2013

Dropbox update lets you sync contacts and to-do lists across apps

A new Datastore API will let users store and sync any kind of application data — that includes game states, contacts and to-do lists.

For example, when you make your to-do list on your iPad while commuting on the train, and then open your computer at home, it will be synced with all your Dropbox-enabled apps on that device.

“You’re not worried about what logo’s on the back of the phone. It just works,” said Dropbox CEO Drew Houston. “This isn’t just about storing structured information. It’s a whole new way of building apps.”

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May 30, 2013

Uh oh – Dropbox is down [updated]

Visitors to the Dropbox website were greeted with the above image and the following error message:  “Something went wrong. Don't worry, your files are still safe and the Dropboxers have been notified”.

Many users have taken to Twitter to express their frustration at the matter. Dropbox has since responded that it is "aware of the site issues" and "working to correct them".

We’ll update the story when we hear more.

Update: It looks like Dropbox is up and running again but there is still no explanation on the cause of the problem.

 
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January 8, 2013

Dropbox finally available for Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets

The app (free, Windows Store) launched today and allows users to browse and preview their files on Dropbox as well as open, edit and save any files coming in from other Windows 8 apps.

Users can share files, folders or photos with friends and family via email or social networks using Share Charm, or look for Dropbox files using the Search Charm.

That though is far as the useful functionality goes, with the Dropbox app currently unable to sync files locally or to upload files from a Windows 8 desktop or tablet.

Dropbox recently passed 100 million users and already has apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry.

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December 17, 2012

Polaris Office for iPad & iPhone update includes auto save, recovery and more

The update adds new features including an auto-save function that will automatically save documents and give users the ability to recover them.

Polaris Office 4.1.1 also now lets you link to other apps such as Evernote, Dropbox, and PDF Expert and view files in a PDF or TOC format.

The app is currently being offered at a discount price of $12.99, down for the original price of $19.99.

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November 16, 2012

Mobile security is a scary topic, but the dangers may be overblown

An informal survey of CIOs and analysts at the Argyle Executive Forum by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal this week produced at least one interesting result — none of them could recall a single reported incident of a stolen portable device being used by thieves to access sensitive corporate information.

In fact, as the WSJ’s Michael Hickins points out, the folks stealing smartphones or tablets aren’t looking to resell the data stored in those devices, rather they’re more likely to wipe the data so they can more easily sell the device on the black market.

Conversely, corporate spying is more likely to be carried out by those with the [...]

 
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March 22, 2012

SugarSync 3.0 update features iPad-optimized user interface

While previous versions of SugarSync have been more smartphone friendly than tablet friendly, the user interface in this new release was written specifically for iPad users.

The Dropbox competitor's newest release now has more screen space for users to browse for and navigate through multiple directories at the same time, as well as faster ways to access backed up documents, photos, videos, and other files. 

For the basic level of service and 5GB of free storage, SugarSync is free.

 
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January 6, 2012

iA Writer for iPad: A very solid text editor

This iPad app may not be pretty, or offer a particularly attractive layout. But what it does give you is an inexpensive and simple text editor with Dropbox and iCloud integration.

iA Writer enables user to create, save and delete documents. Saved documents can be accessed via a linked Dropbox account, either on the iPad itself or via iCloud. Documents can also be sent as text or as an attachment via email.

This app has a nice range of features, including support for word prediction, and a Focus Mode which allows users to concentrate on one sentence at a time. The app is easy to use, although finding and moving saved documents is more troublesome than it should be.

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