Microsoft’s cloud storage competitor to Google Drive has had a small update today. The OneDrive app adds push notifications for shared files and folders, thumbnails for business files, custom PIN timeouts and the bug fixes we normally see with any kind of app update.
Microsoft and Dropbox have announced a pretty unlikely partnership that will allow Microsoft Office customers to integrate Dropbox into their day-to-day work. You’ll be able to keep your documents and work synced across all of your devices at work and at home, and you can make quick edits on just about any device you have.
If you’re a user of OneDrive you’ll be happy to know that the cloud storage service now supports files up to 10GB. Users will be able to upload these large files via the apps for Windows, Mac, the web site and all OneDrive mobile apps. According to Microsoft this feature is the highest requested feature. Business users will have to wait as the company works to bring support. But if you’re an Office 365 user with that one terabyte of storage burning a hole in your cloud storage wallet, then you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be able to fill up that space faster. Enjoy.
According to some information given to Dropbox for Business customers, Dropbox has a press event planned on April 9th to unveil a new feature that will let users switch back and forth between multiple accounts in the Dropbox application. This will be extremely helpful for customers that like to manage both business and personal accounts from one device.
This sounds like it’s going to be a nice feature to add to an already solid platform offered by Dropbox, but there’s still some mystery about whether or not Dropbox will drop their cloud storage rates to compete with Google’s outrageous price drops. Dropbox charges $49.99 per month for 500 GB of storage, while Google Drive offers twice as much space for a fifth of the price currently.Moving forward, that extreme price disparity is going to overshadow any new features Dropbox introduces.
source: Techno Buffalo
Sprint users will have another option for storing their data in the cloud as the cell carrier is launching its own cloud storage service, starting today. Unlike its Verizon and AT&T counterparts, Sprint gives a free option with the ability to pay for unlimited storage. If you opt for the free model you’ll get 5GB. Otherwise, you’ll have to pay $4.99 a month for the unlimited storage option. AT&T only offers a 5GB plan whereas Verizon offers up to 125GB. It’s available for both Android and iOS.
So if you’re on the Now Network look for the cloud storage app in the Play Store. Even with other options for cloud storage out there, you’ll be hard pressed to find one with unlimited storage for $5 a month.
source: The Verge
In addition, it’s being reported that this excludes the developer edition of the One for now nor does it allow you to get the upgrade with an unlocked bootloader. If you’re looking to bank on the offer, it’s good until January 1, 2016 so you should have plenty of time, especially if you’re thinking of upgrading to a new HTC device in the next several months or more.
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?
Dropbox has maintained its position as one of the major players in cloud storage space by offering tons of features like automatic photo sharing and storage and some excellent cross-platform apps. Today, they announced a new API for third-party developers called Sync that lets apps take advantage of Dropbox’s reliable storage features, mainly for syncing application data for users. Dropbox Sync is a first step in creating a Dropbox Platform for developers to use to add in cloud storage and file syncing to their applications, which is especially handy for cross-device and cross-platform apps.
Dropbox already offers constantly updated folders and files, so adding in the ability for developers to sync an app’s data across many devices is invaluable. Want to see all of your sketches in your favorite drawing app on both your phone and your tablet? Dropbox Sync can handle that. It’s mainly a developer’s tool, but it’s going to allow developers to make some pretty big improvements to their applications and pad out Dropbox’s impressive 175 million active users.
If you’re like me, you probably utilize more than one cloud storage service. I mostly use Dropbox and Google Drive. I even have a Box account, but I rarely use it. If you frequently use more than one service, you might want to check out CloudCube. It was created by XDA forum member aash-86, and it will allow you to manage Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, SkyDrive, and Yandex Disk all from one app. You will have all the same features you would expect to have from the individual apps such as syncing and uploading/downloading.
Mediafire is without a doubt one of the most successful cloud storage solutions out there— thanks to its 30 million user base (and counting). To celebrate this momentous occasion, it has announced that it has completely revamped its its native media player, which is now being rolled out to Android devices everywhere. The aim is for the media player to allow users to stream video and music content through MediaFire’s mobile and web based applications— effectively giving us a sweet alternative to other streaming media players out there now. Coupled with 50GB of free lifetime storage, the new media player will give us the capabilities to stream our music and vids on our devices anytime, anywhere.
The update should be hitting devices any minute now. But while you wait for it in the meantime, you’ll find more details once you check out the press release after the break.