Posts Tagged ‘dropbox’

Dropbox Announces End of Windows XP Support

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Plucky Windows XP managed to hang on to a substantial market share for years after it was supposed to be obsolete. But now that market share has eroded to about seven to eight percent and support for XP is being gradually dropped by company after company.

Dropbox announced today on the official Help Center website that it plans to end support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system in the coming months. Extended support for the Windows XP ended more than two years ago on April 8, 2014 which means that feature, fix or security updates are no longer released for devices running the system (There is a way to still get updates for XP, but it requires Registry changes).


With OneDrive Limiting Storage, What are your Alternatives?

Friday, November 6th, 2015

If the new limit on data storage at OneDrive causes a problem for you, here are several possible solutions …

Microsoft announced recently that it would change OneDrive plans for all but Business and Enterprise customers. The move limits Office 365 Home, Personal and University customers to 1TB of storage space, and reduces the storage available to free users to 5GB from previously 15GB or more.


Rapidshare Alternatives – File Hosting Site Shuts Down March 31, 2015

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

If you store files on Rapidshare, but haven’t visited the site for a while, you should probably read this …

The file hosting company Rapidshare AG just announced that it will shut down its services on March 31, 2015. The notice, published on the service’s front page on the Internet states that the company will stop its “active service” on the day and that accounts won’t be accessible from that day on. According to the information, accounts will be deleted and data won’t be available anymore.


Deploy Honeypot Documents to Find Out about Unauthorized Access

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Here’s an interesting idea; it might not deter unauthorized access, but at least you’ll know about it …

When it comes to important documents, be they of personal nature, business related or otherwise of importance to you, it is usually best to use encryption to protect them from prying eyes. Encryption protects documents from local and remote access and is usually the best way to make sure that their contents remain protected.


Host Plain HTML Webpages on Google Drive

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Wow! Good old-fashioned, plain HTML … how nostalgic.

You probably know that you can host basic HTML websites on Dropbox using third party services like site44. Google recently announced that it has added similar capabilities to its cloud storage service Google Drive. The core difference between the implementations is that you do not need a third party tool to host a plain HTML website on Google Drive, while you do if you want to host your website on Dropbox.


Dropbox Just Reset My User Password

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

I understand the need for security, but this still seems like a somewhat extreme move on Dropbox’s part …

I check my emails first thing in the morning to make sure I do not miss anything important right away. Imagine my surprise when I received an email from the Dropbox team notifying me that my Dropbox password had been reset.  I first thought that Dropbox had been hacked and the team decided to play it safe and reset all user passwords. Then I read on and noticed that this was not the case. According to the email, no suspicious activity was discovered, and the only reason for reseting the password according to the email is that some users use the same password on multiple services.


Cloud Drive Price Comparison: Amazon, Apple, Google, Box, Dropbox, Skydrive and SugarSync

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Here’s a nice side-by-side price comparison of some of the most popular cloud drive services …

Price can be an important factor when selecting the right cloud hosting service. With that many services in the field, it is important to compare prices, as much as it is important to look at the feature sets individual services offer. Like pricing, features differ a lot between services.


Google Drive Supposedly Launching in the Coming Weeks

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Although the convenience of an online storage solution is kind of tempting, you could buy a pretty decent external hard drive for about the same price as a one year subscription to Google’s 400 GB storage option.

Rumors of Google Drive, or GDrive as it was named in the beginning, started to emerge at around the same time that the popular file synchronization and hosting service Dropbox opened its doors to the public (that was 2007). All went quiet shortly thereafter and it appeared as if the project had been canceled by Google.


Have a Secret? Don’t Post It on the Internet!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

While this article makes a good point when it comes to the intimate details of one’s personal life, it also seems a little bit paranoid. Who really wants a job where you have to constantly pretend to be someone who you’re really not anyway?

Here is a rule of thumb that is more important than ever on today’s Internet: Do not post anything on the Internet that you do not want others to find out about you. Do not post it on your public Facebook profile, not on Twitter, do not use real life accounts when you make awkward purchases on the Internet, and do not synchronize data with the cloud that you do not want anyone else to access.


Dropbox Interview

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

This article provides a slightly different perspective on the recent rise of security problems at cloud hosting sites …

The popular cloud hosting and syncing service Dropbox has been in the news lately. First there were reports about Dropbox being insecure because of a configuration file that could allow anyone to access a user’s Dropbox storage.