Posts Tagged ‘Dropbox’
Ahead of I/O, Google triples GMail, Drive storage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55
Let’s be honest, Google has been wicked awesome at the amount of storage they offer us for free. 5 GB to split among GMail, Google Drive and Google+ pics is pretty damn fair compared to the paltry 2 GB Dropbox serves its free users. Google clearly wants to stay waaaaaaaay ahead of the competition as they just tripled the amount of available cloud storage.
15 GB of cloud love is slowly rolling out for all of us that rely on the Google train. What’s even better is you can decide if you want an even split or if you want more space devoted to Google+. Maybe you don’t use Drive that much, you can just adjust the settings so you have more room for your cat photos in G+. Google Apps users are also seeing a bump up – from 25 GB to 30 GB.
Don’t forget, you can also purchase more space if you tend to be a storage hog. $5 a month will score you a 100 GB online storage shed while a Weasly measly 10 smackers a month can rent out a reception hall sized 200 GB.
Makes you wonder way, mere days before Google I/O, they pumped up the storage. Do they have some shenanigans ready for the annual developers conference? Stay tuned geeks, we’ll find out!
Apple not happy with some apps using Dropbox, smites them.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:01 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 2 May 2012 03:01
Apple has a mad on for Dropbox it seems. They recently started nuking any apps that include the Dropbox SDK from the App Store. We’re not talking Dropbox itself here, we’re looking at any app that allows you to sync up with Dropbox. Apps that collate data and save it outside your mobile device, productivity apps that allow users to save their work in the cloud and let others contribute, games that backup your info, etc. It’s a nice, tidy list of possibilities if you sit back and think about it.
The reason behind the hammering? Because they include a link back to the Dropbox website! Oh no, the horrors! It seems the company is none too happy with the fact that this enables users to sign up for more Dropbox space without first making sure Apple gets its ~30% cut. The link is especially irksome to the Cupertino folks as it directs users without Dropbox already running to the external site to sign up for the service. The one most people will pick the free version of. So sayeth Apple:
We found that your app provides access to external mechanisms for purchases or subscriptions to be used in the app, which is not in compliance with the App Store Review Guidelines.
Specifically, your app enables to user to create accounts with Dropbox and Google.
Google ready to take on Dropbox starting next month.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 06:41 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 27 March 2012 05:00
Dropbox may be the reigning king of cloud based storage but Google is rearing to plunk that shiny crown off its head! April is looking to be the month that Google Drive is floating into Android devices and PC’s, bringing 1GB of free storage, a dedicated version for Google Apps users and an API that would allow geeks using other apps to store content on Drive. Much like Dropbox, saved content would be accessible on Android units and PCs.
If Google is serious, they’re going to have to step up the storage space. Dropbox gives users 2GB gratis with the ability to earn more free space by doing things like referring friends or participating in projects like beta testing the camera upload feature. Short of doing that, Google may have settle with a comfortable coexistence with Dropbox.
Do the Dropbox beta, snag up to an extra 5GB of space!
Last Updated on Friday, 3 February 2012 02:53 Written by LoganDX Friday, 3 February 2012 02:53
If you’re an industrious geek like we are then you probably have Dropbox to sync your files. If you’re not then what are you waiting for? It’s handy to share files between friends, colleagues or just to save important bits in the cloud. You can get a free account that doles out a starter space of 2GB, perfect for pics and docs. If you’re of the testing type, you can download the beta from Dropbox that has you testing their experimental camera upload feature. Do that and the powers behind the ‘Box will reward you with extra storage, up to 5GB extra!
It’s a pretty straightforward affair, download the apk from the website here, install it onto your phone and enable instant uploads. The beta will make a folder named “Camera Uploads” and will instantly upload pics from your camera. Doing that will grant you a quick 500MB and each photo you take and let the beta upload will grant you another 500MB. Keep going and you’ll have an extra 5GB in no time! Keep in mind this is not on top of the 5GB they’re offering for geeks who run the experimental desktop beta, they share the same pool of free space upgrade.
If you pop into the forums, you’ll note some people are having problems. Either they’re not getting the bump up in space or other problems are occurring. The various members are quick to try to help each other out. If you do try it out, remember you are running experimental software and might run into some odd things. It seems pretty worth it tough to swipe up some extra space for those “art” photos you took last weekend!
Here’s the QR code if you’re not reading this on your cell. Snap it with a reader and Presto! download started!