• November 16, 2018

    I Need Friends On Slack

  • May 8, 2017

    5 Great Things About Dropbox

    Source Since its 2007 launch, Dropbox has become the main file-syncing and cloud storage device on the market and the favorite tool of numerous companies. Using it has allowed many start-up firms across the globe to thrive, expand or simply exist. When people ask for a clear example of the advancement of computer technology in the last few years, besides the obvious examples, I would also point to Dropbox. To present my case, here are five great things about Dropbox. 1.    Simplicity Dropbox became dominant in the domain of file-sharing so quickly due to its simplicity. As IT literacy is becoming the new basic alphabet of the modern world, most people feel lost in a maze of subroutines and code that simply makes no sense. When a simple yet incredibly useful service appears, it is therefore immediately valued. Before Dropbox, syncing devices was rather complex and limited. With its drag-and-drop feature, it has made communication and coordination simpler and faster than ever before. Moreover, simplicity translates into an environment that is friendlier to the user and his immediate needs. 2.    Space The prime commodity of online sharing is space. Before Dropbox and other similar services, we would have to watch for hours on end as files were being transmitted painfully slow. Larger files would have had to be broken up into smaller parts and sent individually, taking up an entire day and affecting the overall performance of the computer. As a sign-up bonus, Dropbox freely gives you 2GB of space which you can fill with files of your choosing, from work-related spreadsheets to family pictures. However, more space can be added to your Dropbox account if you mention the service on social media platforms such as Twitter or through the friend referral system. Moreover, thanks to the selective syncing option,...
  • May 21, 2016

    Google I/O

    Google I/O Today on the show we start out with some fun old school radio bits and sound clips. We get into Google I/O keynote and a lot of the new apps. We talk about Microsoft and news of Windows 10. We get into a deep discussion about Amazon and there ereaders and echo and dot. We get into driverless cars, Dropbox and much more. Join me today as we discuss…. Google I/O Google News Will Now Highlight Local News Sources For Major Stories Windows 10 will not be free after anniversary update Microsoft: Windows 10 Will Remain Free For People With Accessibility Needs Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion In Total Cumulative Revenue: Reports Opera Launches ‘Free And Unlimited’ VPN App For iOS Amazon E-Readers Debian Dropping Support For Older CPUs Uber and Lyft Spend $8.2 Million To Lose Fingerprint Election, Vow To Leave Austin Dropbox Cuts Several Employee Perks as Silicon Valley Startups Brace For Cold Lyft Plans Self-Driving Taxi Fleet By 2017 Amazon Bows To Pressure To Bring Same-Day Deliveries To Poor Areas Schools banning Game of Thrones and Harry Potter Books
  • People using shared storage provider Dropbox are leaking data, a competitor has discovered. Dropbox competitor Intralinks stumbled across mortgage applications and bank statements while checking Google Analytics data for a Google Adwords campaign. Links to shared files leak out when those links are accidentally put into the Google search box, or if users click links from within documents. Dropbox has acknowledged and disabled a vulnerable shared links feature that exposed documents stored by the service to third parties. Shared links are a collaboration feature that allows user, especially in a business environment, to share and edit documents. Dropbox has taken steps to address the issue including patching the vulnerability protecting shared links going forward, and disabling access to previously shared links. Dropbox was not aware of any users losing data. Users could be exploited by sharing a link to a document that contains a hyperlink to a third-party websites. Intralinks said that the privacy problem could apply to other consumer-based file sync and share applications. When using file sharing apps, many people fail to use basic security features and take few precautions with even highly sensitive financial data.
  • March 20, 2013

    Dropbox acquires Mailbox

    Dropbox announced that it is acquiring Mailbox.   Mailbox is iOS email client designed to take better advantage of a touch interface.  Mailbox which just launched there app last month claims to already be delivering more than 60 million emails daily.  Demand for the service continues to grow, so they were exploring their options to expand.   The release on there web site stated. “Today we’re really excited to welcome the Mailbox team to Dropbox. Like many of you, when we discovered Mailbox we fell in love—it was simple, delightful, and beautifully engineered. Many have promised to help us with our overflowing inboxes, but the Mailbox team actually delivered. After spending time with Gentry, Scott, and the team, it became clear that their calling was the same as ours at Dropbox—to solve life’s hidden problems and reimagine the things we do every day. We all quickly realized that together we could save millions of people a lot of pain. Dropbox doesn’t replace your folders or your hard drive: it makes them better. The same is true with Mailbox. It doesn’t replace your email: it makes it better. Whether it’s your Dropbox or your Mailbox, we want to find ways to simplify your life. We’re all looking forward to making Mailbox even better and getting it into as many people’s hands as possible. There’s so much to do and we’re excited to get started!”
  • Many of us own multiple data storage devices today. Syncing between these devices has become important and so cloud storage has risen in importance. Apple offers the iCloud storage solution and Google offers Google Drive. Dropbox is another popular storage solution. All these storage solutions have their pros and cons. Let us dissect these offerings one by one to learn the basic elements of these offerings. Primary Information Dropbox offers 2 GB of free space while Google Drive and iCloud offer 5 GB free. Premium space on Dropbox costs $99/year for 100 GB. Google Drive offers 100 GB for just $59.88 per year. iCloud charges $100 for 50 GB. So Google Drive is a winner in this department. Dropbox offers unlimited file size while Google Drive limits file size to 10 GB. iCloud offers a file size of 25 MB for the free version and 250 MB for the paid version. So Dropbox comes out on top in the file size area. Dropbox is offered on iOS, Blackberry, Linux, Android, Mac and Windows. Google Drive is offered on all these except Linux and Blackberry. iCloud is offered on Mac, iOS and Windows. Dropbox works well for seamless syncing, while Drive works best for Web apps and ICloud is great if you are a big iTunes or Mac user. Syncing Google Drive and Dropbox offer desktop clients for Mac and Windows. Dropbox also offers a Linux tool. There is a hard drive folder on your machine. If you save something here, it gets saved on the cloud as well as your other synced devices. Dropbox is the more professional device here. That is one reason Steve Jobs was interested in buying this company. iCloud is well integrated with the Mac OS and an ever increasing number of iOS apps. It is...
  • July 26, 2012

    Mac Apps That Need Retina Support

    I was listening to This Week In Tech – and one of the issues they spoke about was the Mac Retina display and how people have issues with the display and app support.  So I decided to do some research. Every one who purchased the Next Generation Mac Book Pro have had apps that don’t use Apple’s system fonts or haven’t had their graphical assets super-sized look terrible.  The Retina Pro’s issues are with up scaling graphics across a compact 15-inch display area that’s harboring well over five million pixels. Words jumbled into Images Still Frames on Websites from bad Slash Animations Applications and Web Pages are fuzzy The issue is Apple has a great product so far ahead of its time that there is no design support for it yet.  Applications are suffering from this as well just to name the few I found from my research Microsoft Office 2011 (This is the product I have heard most of the complaints about) Spotify Winamp Adobe Products AutoCad Products Skype Dropbox AntiVirus Programs Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome