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Dropbox Wants To Take On Google Docs... Good Luck!

You probably know Dropbox for one thing, and one thing only: storing shit. Maybe you’ve used its acquired Mailbox app, but storing photos, videos, spreadsheets, or other digital ephemera is what Dropbox is known for. Now the company wants to expand — into Google Docs territory.

What Is 'The Cloud' -- And Where Is It?

There’s at least one funny joke in the Jason Segel/Cameron Diaz movie, Sex Tape. While frantically trying to cut off access to the amateur porn vid he accidentally uploaded to iCloud, Jason Segel tries to explain why deleting the file won’t work. “Nobody understands the cloud,” he says. “It’s a fucking mystery!” He’s kind of right.

Dropbox Refuses To Explain Its Mysterious Child Porn Detection Software

Recently a US Army reservist was arrested for sharing child pornography. Here’s what makes his story different from dozens of others: He’d been turned in by Dropbox.

Dropbox Gets Comments For Shared Files 

I’m really surprised that Dropbox didn’t already offer this feature, but the file-sharing service now allows comments on its shared files, just like Google Drive. This’ll make it a lot easier to add context or ask questions about files you’re sharing in a group.

Edit Office Documents From Inside The Dropbox Website

To continue to compete with the likes of Google Drive, OneDrive and iCloud, Dropbox really needs an online office suite to call its own — so it’s borrowed Microsoft’s. You can now edit any .docx, .xlsx or .pptx file from right inside the Dropbox web interface, with no extra software required, and here’s how to go about it.

Amazon's New Unlimited Cloud Storage Plan Is Dirt Cheap

Watch out Dropbox, Amazon’s coming at you with a new cloud storage plan that’s ridiculously cheap. You can now store an unlimited number of files in the cloud for $US60 a year. That’s five bucks a month for everything.

Set Your Dropbox Links To Expire For Safer File Sharing

A few months ago, Dropbox added the ability to add expiration dates to the shared links you send out to let others get at your files and folders. Even if you’re very trusting of your friends and colleagues, it’s a good idea to apply this setting to all of the links you share. If someone else’s computer or device is compromised, the files you’ve shared will still be viewable. Here’s how to get the feature activated.

Our Favourite Mobile Apps Of The Week

Man, lots of mobile news this week. Windows Phone finally previewed its Windows 10 overhaul (it looks great!) and huge apps debuted big updates and extra features, such as Spotify and Twitter (they also look great!). But among all the big news, bunches and bunches of great apps found their way on various app stores. Here are the ones that made us pay attention.

Use Dropbox's Carousel To Keep Old Photos From Cluttering Up Your Phone

Carousel is Dropbox’s dedicated photo and video managing app, and it recently rolled out an update that lets you automatically remove old content that’s cluttering up your phone once it’s been backed up to the cloud. Switch on the feature — as we’ll show you here — and you can avoid running out of room on your phone or tablet.

5 Essential Add-Ons For Dropbox

Many of us rely on Dropbox for file syncing and backup, but you might not be aware of all the different extensions and services that you can plug into it. Here are our five favourite Dropbox add-ons to supercharge your storage.

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