Showing posts with label Dropbox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dropbox. Show all posts

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dropbox and Vodafone team up to offer customers 25GB free storage

Vodafone customers will be getting some free cloud storage staring next month.
The carrier and Dropbox announced today that customers will receive 25GB of free storage on the cloud-storage service for one year. The storage will be used by Vodafone’s Backup+ mobile feature. The offer will be available to Android and iPhone customers starting next month.
Vodafone will also start pre-loading Dropbox on its Android phones while new iPhone customers will be pitched the deal and told how to download the app.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Using ownCloud to integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and more in Gnome

I was looking for an easy way to have all my online storage services, such as Google Drive and Dropbox, integrated with my Linux desktop without using some nasty hack, and I finally have a solution that works. I'm here to share it with you. This is not rocket science really, all I did was a little bit of documentation reading, and a couple of clicks.
All of the technologies used are for free for personal use. Each of them has some pros and cons, and the beauty of the solution is that I can now use this as one virtual storage integrated in my desktop.
To get started with ownCloud, you can choose from a list of providers, many of which offer a free plan. You can also host ownCloud in your own infrastructure. For this example, we will be using OpenShift Online free plan, but any hosting solution will work for a single user.
Within OpenShift Online, in the main menu, click on the Add application button, and search for ownCloud if you do not see it on the list. Choose the URL of your application, and then starting the application in the cloud usually took OpenShift about 30 seconds. Then, it is time to login to your app using the generated password. For safety, make sure that you change the password during your first login. Now, you are good to go, you have 1 GB of online storage for free!
Now, it is time to do the integration on the desktop side. In Gnome, go to Settings->Online Accounts -> Add.
Choose ownCloud service and put the info in (URL, user name and password) and you have integrated ownCloud into your Linux desktop! Now, you can work with files, calendar, and notes that are automatically synchronized.
You can stop right here and enjoy the ride, or you can push it to the next level and integrate more services into ownCloud. At the moment it supports multiple platforms such as Amazon Drive, OpenStack object storage, FTP, and more.
We will take a look at integrating Google Drive and Dropbox; choose which one you want to start with. Dropbox is much easier, because it requires much less configuration! Google Drive is a little complicated, so check out the official tutorial.


Login to you Dropbox account and go to the developers application creationpage. Choose Dropbox API app and fill in the details. Fill in the Redirect URIs,which is myCloud URL.
The final stage is the configuration on the ownCloud side. First you need to enable the external storage support, because it is not supported out of the box (at least not with my version) Apps -> Apps -> External storage support ->Enable.
And then Admin -> Admin -> External storage. Enter App key and App secretand you are all set!
This is what it looks like in the file browser. The great thing about this solution is that you can easily work with the online files stored in different services from one place!
Hope you will find this useful, took me a bit of googling and clicking before it all worked for me!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dropbox for Windows Phone has arrived

Not only has the long-awaited WhatsApp Web app launched, but today also brings the introduction of the much-anticipated Dropbox for Windows Phones and tablets.
Dropbox Windows Phone 220x408 Dropbox for Windows Phone has arrivedAnnounced in a blog post, the new apps offer access to the core Dropbox features you’d hope to see, like automatic photo backups, your favorite files (accessible online or offline), and multi-account support for people who have a separate work and personal account to maintain on a single device.
For the phone version, you can also pin any specific Dropbox folder to your Start screen for swift access.
Microsoft said that Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1 (and Windows tablet) users will be able to download the app from today.
 Dropbox [Windows Phone]

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Bring the power of the Dropbox Platform to your business

Today we’re excited to announce the new Dropbox for Business API, which extends the power of the Dropbox Platform to help companies seamlessly integrate Dropbox for Business into their core IT processes.
Already 100,000 companies rely on Dropbox for Business to securely store and share even their most important company information, including major organizations like Hyatt, News Corp, and MIT. Many of them also use the Dropbox Platform — which offers integrations with more than 300,000 apps — to support custom workflows.
The API builds on the power of the Dropbox Platform by giving developers access to the team-level functionality of Dropbox for Business, empowering admins to deploy and manage business-critical applications for their team. It’s especially useful for enterprise customers, as Dropbox for Business now fits even more seamlessly into their existing third-party solutions.
Through the new API and our industry-leading launch partners, companies can enable:
  • eDiscovery & legal hold: Integrations with services like Guidance and Nuix enable secure search, as well as the ability to collect and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) in Dropbox for Business accounts — making it possible for admins to easily respond to litigation, arbitration, and regulatory investigations.
  • Security information and event management (SIEM) and analytics: With integrations like Splunk, Domo, and General Audit Tool, it’s easy for Dropbox for Business admins to oversee employee activity and manage sensitive data, so IT can have even more visibility and control.
  • Data loss prevention (DLP): Integrations with services like CirroSecure, CloudLock, Elastica, Netskope, and Skyhigh Networks provide enterprise-class DLP, auditing and compliance functionality, and easy management of sensitive data stored in Dropbox for Business.
  • Digital rights management (DRM): With partnerships like Dell Data Protection, nCrypted Cloud, and Sookasa, companies in highly regulated industries can add additional client-side encryption and decryption for company data stored in Dropbox for Business accounts.
  • Identity management & single sign-on (SSO): External identity providers like Active Directory keep Dropbox for Business teams authenticated in a scalable way. Integrations are available through solutions like Centrify, Meldium, Microsoft Azure AD, Okta, OneLogin, and Ping Identity.
  • Data migration and on-premises backup: Easily transfer large amounts of data between locations and secure sensitive information with on-site data backup from services like Mover and SkySync.
  • Custom workflows enhanced by Dropbox: We provide the tools to build in-house apps that integrate Dropbox into your business processes. Several Dropbox for Business customers are already leveraging the Dropbox Platform to enhance their internal workflows, and services like IBM WebSphere Cast Iron make it even easier to drag and drop connections to dozens of other enterprise systems.
“Dropbox is currently leading the pack of file sync and share vendors by a considerable margin, taking 44% of the current market share in our October market survey,” said Alan Pelz-Sharpe, Research Director at 451 Research. “The new API is a good step for Dropbox’s continued move into the enterprise, as it facilitates broader integrations with important business processes.”
Many customers have also told us how powerful it is for Dropbox to integrate with the best-in-class solutions they already use.
“As a global reseller of Dropbox for Business, our sales team has found great reception from our customers as the solution enables collaboration in a really simple way while giving IT the necessary business-level control,” said Brett Hansen, executive director of end user computing software at Dell. “We’re very excited about how the Dropbox for Business API will now enable some of the most important use cases for our joint customers.”

But companies aren’t the only ones benefitting from the new Dropbox for Business API — developers can use it to extend the reach of their apps. Check out developer blog for more information.