Box Notes arrives for devices running at least Android 4.4, does not require a standalone app

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One of the world’s best cloud storage services is finally bringing its note-taking feature to Android. Box has announced today that an update including Box Notes is rolling out now. It operates with devices running at least Android 4.4 and it does not act as a separate application. Box Notes is built right into the Box app. In addition to bringing Box Notes to Android, Box has made it more useful by including checklists and support for additional languages. As expected, the Box Notes feature will allow users to collaborate on notes with editing tools and bullet/numbered formatting.

Hit the break for download links. And before you start using Box Notes, you may want to take a look at our list of the best note-taking apps available.


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Box for Android receives major update, partners with LG

new-box-2Box, one of the top cloud storage services, has received a major update to version 3.0. The update is being hailed as “one of the biggest updates ever” for the company, and introduces a brand new user interface, a new image gallery, fully native OneCloud, two new languages, and new security options.

That’s not all for Box. They are announcing a partnership with LG, which will provide 50GB of free storage for a year to anyone who owns an LG-G Series device. All you need to do to receive the storage is login to the Box app from your LG G-series device.

The update is live in the Play Store. You can view a full change log past the break.


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Pictures of Samsung Galaxy S 5 faux-wood box allegedly leak

wood_s5We’re quickly approaching the official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S 5, but that doesn’t mean that leaks are slowing down. The presumed boxing material for the S5 has been pictured from multiple angles, one of which you can see above. That’s a faux-wood finish that looks pretty similar to the faux-wood box of the Galaxy S4 and Note 3.

The bottom of the box, which has the specs, is missing from the pictures, so it remains to be seen what we will officially have there.

Source: Galaxy S5 Abonnement
Via: Phone Arena

 

Box app improves picture navigation and UI polish in latest update

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Box, one of the top cloud-storage services, has written up a blog post about what they’re doing to make their Android app experience top-notch. They’ve discussed how they’re working to make the Android app a great experience, utilizing Project Butter and several optimization tricks to make everything fast, fluid, and easy to use.

Box discussed how the most commonly uploaded types of files are image files. In fact, they’re uploaded five times more than the next most common file type, which is PDFs. Since that means that a majority of users are only using box to store and browse photos, image browsing was at the top of their priority list. They’ve overhauled how image thumbnails are loaded and viewed so everything is buttery smooth and completely functional, which should make current users happy and draw more new users into the service.
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Box unveils new note-taking service “Notes”

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Box has unveiled their new Note-taking app and while it won’t be released until next year, you can be part of the beta trials if you wish to. There’s a plethora of note-taking apps on the Google Play store, even Google themselves has one. So one might ask, why use this one? Box is taking a different approach making it a more “social” experience for the user. What sets this app apart from other note-taking apps is that the mobile version has a “Facebook-like” chat head that appears when another person is editing the current note.

This certainly gives you new possibilities and is a very interesting idea. Note will be free for current Box users and I’m sure more information on its release will be available in due time. Check out the video after the break.


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Box announces new $5 starter plan and increased free storage space for users

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Cloud storage is great, and you can never have enough of it. That’s why Box’s new tweaks to their cloud storage service are great for both current users and new users. According to their blog, they’re doubling the amount of free space that users get, jumping from 5 GB to 10 GB. That’s a pretty hefty jump, and it’s quite a bit more free space than their closest competitor, Dropbox, offers. In addition to the extra free space, Box is introducing a new, low-tier monthly option for users; they’re calling it the starter package, and for just $5 a month you get 100 GB of free space. That undercuts Dropbox by almost 50% for the same amount of storage and puts Box on par with Google Drive pricing.

If you don’t already use Box, now would definitely be a good time to check it out. Are any current Box users happy about the extra storage or new pricing option?

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Box for Android update includes new UI and widget

box_androidPopular cloud based service Box just received a big update to its Android app. There’s a brand new user interface to the home screen, which includes a sliding navigation panel on the left and refreshed icons. Now that settings are in that menu, the overflow menu button brings options like refresh and sort. A new thumbnail view also makes it easier to look for the file you’re trying to find.

The update also brings a resizable Box widget, which shows a scrollable list of file updates for your account and gives options to refresh and add new files right from the widget. You can download the updated app through the link after the break.
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Sony & Box Renew Free 50GB Cloud Storage For Life Promotion For 2013

 

You remember how Sony and Box came together to offer Xperia owners a cloud storage deal they couldn’t refuse? Well both are back and set to offer the same free 50GB of cloud storage for life promotion— this time running until the end of 2013. You read that right folks: if you happen to own a Sony Xperia variant, Sony and Box are offering 50GB of free cloud storage all for the price of gratis. The promotion applies to most of the various Xperia-esque models—- though the deal doesn’t apply to the Xperia X10 mini, X10 mini pro or any device that runs on Android 2.1 or older. Nevertheless, those of you who do own a fairly recent Xperia smartphone have no excuse not to take advantage of this awesome promotion. After all— how else will you store those vast amounts of Frank Zappa albums?

You can find full details of the promotion in the presser after the break.


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Box 2.0 for Android previewed, looks like a strong alternative to Dropbox

Ever hate having to access multiple apps just to check a document on your Dropbox? Box 2.0 hopes to solve that for you by including a document viewer that supports 75 different types of files. That’s right, you no longer have to first open Dropbox, check to see if its the latest version, then open Quickoffice all to just access your presentation you slaved over for hours.

This update brings a host of other features including automatically updating offline folders and files, a complete transfer manager as well as a completely browser-less experience. Now, the race for best cloud storage system for mobile devices just got a bit tighter. With 5 gigabytes free of space, I would strongly suggest you at least check this out if you’re in need of a more fluid cloud storage system. Hit the break for the download links.


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Google Drive Will Have SDK and Google Docs Integration

As the launch of Google Drive nears, more information about the service begins to leak. This time, it’s the source code of Google Docs giving away secrets. The code hints at the existence of a Google Drive SDK. This means that 3rd party apps might be able to connect to Google Drive, and that makes it infinitely more powerful.


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