If Google is obsessed with compression, you can count on the likes of Dropbox having a thing for it too. Driven by the need to store petabytes of user data in the most efficient way possible, the cloud storage company has come up with its own lossless JPEG compressor that can shave over 20 per cent off file sizes.
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With competition heating up in the cloud storage market, Dropbox has stepped up its game and added a swathe of new tools that will help business users work better. Some of the features include document scanning through the Dropbox mobile app and version history preview to assist in file recovery. Read on to find out more.
April saw Dropbox announce "Project Infinite", a "new technology" from the company designed to more closely integrate its cloud storage platform with customer systems. This week Dropbox revealed that Project Infinite is implemented as a kernel extension on OS X, dooming it immediately with IT admins everywhere.
Dropbox's desktop app is great for accessing files stored in its cloud storage service with ease but there was always one problem: files that are synced on your desktop used local disk space. Once that space was exhausted, files would cease to sync. Dropbox has created a solution to solve this issue called Project Infinite. Here's what you need to know.
Today, everyone's favourite hip little mail app, Mailboxshuts down forever. Unlike most apps, you won't be able to use the Mailbox app at all once it does. Thankfully, a lot has happened since Mailbox shook up the email market when it launched, and there are other apps that can do most of what Mailbox used to do, arguably better.
Vodafone is giving small businesses a 60-day free subscription to Dropbox Business when they sign up to the cloud storage service through the telco's online apps marketplace.
Briefly: Dropbox is shutting down their mobile email client, Mailbox, on February 26. The influential client utilised swipes and gestures to organise emails and was first acquired by Dropbox in 2013. Carousel, Dropbox's photo organisation app, will also be discontinued. Read more on the Dropbox blog.
How I Succeeded is a regular series on Lifehacker where we ask business leaders for the secrets and tactics behind their success. Today: Charlie Wood from Dropbox
Cloud storage provider Dropbox has ramping up efforts to attract big business customers by launching Dropbox Enterprise. The company has jammed in a range of security, administration and collaboration features into the new offering, along with development tools and advanced controls to help IT administrators manage Dropbox storage in an enterprise environment.