Dropbox for Business allows connecting personal and business files in one account

dropbox_businessDropbox for Business was introduced as a way to separate business files from personal files. The company quickly learned, however, that people want to access their personal files while at work, but IT admins still want to keep personal and professional files separate. In response, Dropbox announced today that you can now connect your personal Dropbox account to your Business account for easier access.

The new feature will allow you to view all of your files, separated into two business and personal folders, without having to switch accounts.This feature is rolling out to Dropbox for Business customers this month, so be on the lookout for it.

Source: The Dropbox Blog

 

AT&T offering $99.99 minimum for your current smartphone, money can be used on latest devices

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Starting today, you can trade in your current AT&T smartphone for a new one with 50% off along with a new two-year contract. AT&T highlights that devices like the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One can be had for around $99.99. It all depends on the device you are trading in. You’ll need an AT&T smartphone “that is no more than three years old and in good, working condition.” Then you are guaranteed to get at least $100 for your old device. A Promotion Card will then be given to you that can be used on smartphones, tablets, accessories, or your AT&T bill. Read more

‘Pocket’ application to receive 5.0 update, will automatically categorize articles based on length, topic, and more

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Have you ever scrolled down your Twitter feed and felt overwhelmed by the number of how many articles you want to read? “Pocket,” an Android and iOS application certainly minimizes these issues, as it saves articles and web sites in a central location to read later. Today, the application’s developers released version 5.0.

Major additions includes a “Highlights” feature, which categorizes your saved articles and sites into one of four categories: best of, trending, long-form articles, and short articles. As you save new articles, the app will automatically categorize the content, making things a lot easier for you.

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Google updates Google+ app for Android focusing on photos, but has to temporarily halt rollout

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Google started rolling out an update for the Google+ client on Android devices today. The bulk of the improvements involve the Photos app with support for Android Beam so images can be shared via NFC, an option to uses Photos as part of Daydream when the screensaver is running, and the ability to pull up photo details from a dropdown menu. This last feature has been well received by many, showing that not all improvements have to be some awesome new function. In addition to the new capabilities added for Photos, Google has fixed a problem with Locations that was causing friends’ current locations to not display properly. Read more

Rumors surface indicating Cyanogen, Inc. ready to get into smartphone business with their own device

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According to undisclosed sources, Cyanogen, Inc. is working on producing an “official” CyanogenMod smartphone powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8974AC processor running at 2.5GHz, a slight step up from the current crop of devices running Snapdragon 800 chips at 2.4GHz. Reports indicate the device will be built specifically to run CyanogenMod, although it is unclear what other physical differences there may be compared with something like the Oppo N1 that supports CyanogenMod. Speaking of Oppo, although they were quick out of the gate to support Cyanogen with a special edition of the N1 that comes with CyanogenMod pre-installed, no one is saying whether they will be selected as the OEM for the new device. Another player in the Chinese market, Gionee, has surfaced as a possible contender via their upcoming ELIFE E6 device. Read more

Android 4.4 KitKat Google Now Launcher (aka Google Experience Launcher) walkthrough on the Nexus 5

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Android 4.4 KitKat might not be a complete makeover of the Android OS, but it still brings about a few significant changes, especially with the Nexus 5. The Nexus 5 is the only device to get the Google Experience Launcher (GEL). Most things are straightforward, but things like adding homescreens, not so much.

With the Google Experience Launcher, you get transparency in the app drawer, updated hands-free voice search, and wallpaper tweaks. Google Now is also a little different in that it now has it’s own dedicated homescreen. Speaking of homescreens, you can add as many as you want, and widgets are no longer part of the app drawer. Now some of these features will make its way to other devices with KitKat, but the bulk of it will be exclusive to the Nexus 5 for now.

Hit the break for our walkthrough that shows you how these updated functions work.

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Sony and Steve McCurry create Lifeframes, an exhibition of photos taken with the Xperia Z1

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Steve McCurry, the photographer best known for his photo “Afghan Girl”, and Sony Mobile have teamed to up to create a contest and exhibition of photos taken entirely with the Sony Xperia Z1. They have called this contest “Lifeframes”, and the aim of it is to celebrate the fact that thanks to smartphones, important moments are captured every day.

The top 10 photographers of the contest, dubbed lifereporters, were recently announced and the results are simply stunning. Who knew that smartphones could capture such incredible photos!?

An exhibition showcasing the top photos will take place on the 11th of December this year, and will be open to the public in Milan, Italy. In case you can’t make it to Milan in December, hit the break to see a gallery of some of the top photos of the contest!

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Best Buy halting HP Chromebook 11 sales, others yank the device too

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According to The Verge, sources say Best Buy is not selling the HP Chromebook 11 for the time being due to urgent internal instructions. Best Buy managers are being told “stores should stop selling the HP Chromebook 11 effective immediately” and should “partner with Sales Support to pull the product off the sales floor to a secure location in the warehouse.” Even online, listings for the device has disappeared. And Best Buy isn’t alone. Amazon, who Google also partnered with for the sale of the HP Chromebook 11, has taken it down as well. All retailers of the device — Amazon, Best Buy, Google Play, HP — no longer have it available at this time. Why this is happening so rapidly, we’re not sure. Perhaps a defect has been found? Stay tuned for an update.

Source: The Verge