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OneDrive users have been asking for a differential sync feature for the cloud storage service for some time. The feature would only sync parts of files that have been updated instead of syncing everything, which would save time and bandwidth. Microsoft has now revealed it will be introducing differential sync to OneDrive in the second quarter of this year.

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Slack is a team communications tool that has suited smaller working groups. But in bigger organisations where a number of individuals may be using Slack to communicate within their own teams, they can become disconnected from each other. Slack has now introduced a new offering called Enterprise Grid which aims to facilitate communication between teams in large organisations and give administrators more control.

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Dropbox has announced some new features to help teams in businesses collaborate better, include a new viewer info feature and Smart Sync for business customers. The company is also bringing Dropbox Paper, a tool that is like a stripped down version of Google Docs, out of beta and making it available worldwide. Here's what you need to know.

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Some Dropbox users noted that some files they had deleted a long time ago on the cloud storage service had been resurrected. Dropbox has admitted that this was caused by a bug that prevented files from being completely removed from its servers. While trying to fix the bug, Dropbox accidentally restored the deleted files to user accounts.

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Imagine if "big data" could predict the future, perhaps even stopping your servers from breaking down before it happens?

Sydney Scientists have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major technical achievement they say could help bring quantum technology closer to reality.

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Adobe's venerable Flash extension is, slowly but surely, going the way of the dodo. HTML5 is quickly replacing it in every corner of the Web with faster, quicker-loading and more lightweight tools that are responsive across desktop and mobile devices. But there's an argument for preserving Flash on the 'net.

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Back in March, Dropbox made the decision to remove Public Folders for free users and in October, made it impossible to use HTML content in shared links. Dropbox will continue this lockdown next year, when it shuts off Public Folders for paying users also.

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Enterprise hardware and software giant Oracle is hiring 200 additional staff for a digital sales hub in Sydney, Australia. The company is looking for digital sales professionals to help woo mid-sized organisations that are looking to transition to the cloud. Here's are the details.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can now buy software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions through the AWS Marketplace. The software on offer runs on a pay-as-you-go consumption model with no recurring costs and services that are used will be billed on a customer's AWS bill. There are a number of SaaS and API products on offer. Here's what you need to know.