Dropbox Makes PDF Viewing Less Painful, Adds Push Notifications For Shared Folders

Just a few days after adding a new set of features to Dropbox for Teams, the cloud storage company rolled out a new version of its iOS application which introduces a few useful additions as well. For starters, it has added an improved PDF viewer, which lets you navigate to any page in the document by tapping on the thumbnail. It’s rather awesome, in fact. The update also introduces push notifications for folders shared with you – a feature that’s now available on Android, too....

February 16, 2013 · 2 min · 325 words

Dropbox tests two-factor authentication

h-online: Cloud backup provider Dropbox says it has begun a public test of two-factor authentication for its service. Dropbox had announced it would start offering the security measure after the service experienced a data leak at the beginning of the month. Users who activate two factor authentication will have to enter a security code after logging in with their username and password. The security code can only be used once and is sent to the user’s mobile phone in a text message....

August 27, 2012 · 2 min · 285 words

Spam attack on Dropbox users

H-Online: Spammers are currently sending large volumes of spam to users of cloud storage service provider Dropbox. The H’s associates at heise Security have so far received four different pieces of German-language spam at an email address used solely to register with Dropbox, and some of their readers have reported the same problem; similar reports can also be found on the Dropbox forums. In almost all cases, the spam is for suspicious-looking online casinos....

July 19, 2012 · 1 min · 206 words

DropBox 1.4 Released

gHacks: Dropbox has just released a stable update that brings all desktop clients of the file synchronization and hosting service to 1.4. Feature-wise, it is not really a big change to previous versions, especially not so if you have been running experimental versions of the client before. When you look at the new feature set, you will notice that photo import from cameras, phones and SD cards is on top of that list....

April 27, 2012 · 2 min · 324 words

Dropbox Abused by Spammers

Symantec Connect: Recently we noticed spammers abusing Dropbox, a popular cloud-based, file-hosting and synchronization tool, to spread spam. Dropbox accounts have a public folder where files can be placed and made publicly available. This function is useful to spammers, as it effectively turns Dropbox into a free hosting site. Spammers have abused URL shortening and free hosting sites for some time. Dropbox also provides a URL shortening service, which spammers have also abused....

March 8, 2012 · 2 min · 320 words

LA Time: Dropbox inventor determined to build the next Apple or Google

Drew Houston’s wildly popular service allows people to access the latest version of all their digital stuff on any device no matter where they are. Every day 325 million files are saved on Dropbox. Drew Houston, 28, chief executive and co-founder of Dropbox, last fall pocketed $250 million from seven of Silicon Valley’s top venture capital firms. That eye-popping sum pegged the value of his company at $4 billion and his own net worth — at least on paper — at an estimated $600 million....

January 17, 2012 · 1 min · 101 words

Dropbox Updates App With Slick iPad Support

If you’re a fan of cloud storage service Dropbox and own an iPad, it’s your lucky day. The iPhone version was already quite good, but Dropbox have now updated the app for better iPad support. The new version of the app, available for free here [warning: iTunes link], makes great use of the extra screen real estate afforded by the iPad and takes advantage of both portrait and landscape modes....

May 4, 2010 · 1 min · 191 words