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Mailbox working on iPad app, Android and desktop on the roadmap

Mailbox, the heavily hyped and extremely popular iPhone app for managing your Gmail account, recently announced that it’s coming soon to the iPad. Clients for Android and desktop are reportedly in the works as well. The company, which was recently…

Dropbox acquires recently-launched Mailbox app

After a few months building up hype with promises to revolutionize email, Mailbox finally launched its streamlined Gmail client for the iPhone last month, along a waiting line mechanism that quickly became absurdly long. They’re not even done letting everyone…

Dropbox tightens security with two-factor authentication

Following up on its promise to tighten security after an employee's hacked account led to a limited number of users receiving spam in their registered email accounts, Dropbox is making two-factor authentication available as an option. For now the feature…

Tech Tip of the Week: Using IFTTT, Plus a Dozen Recipes to Get You Started

IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you automate tasks between popular web services such as Dropbox, Twitter, Evernote, Facebook, Instapaper, and many others. IFTTT works by telling it what task you want carried out, what will trigger this task, and it will put it into action for you.

A common example would be to have your Instagram pictures automatically backed up on your Dropbox or Box account. Certainly useful, but there's also more specific things you can do with it. For example, say I want to keep up with how a certain country is doing in the London 2012 Olympics.

Dropbox doubles space for Pro accounts at no extra cost

Cloud storage and syncing startup Dropbox is beefing up its paid offerings in the wake of increased competition from the likes of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, among others. Starting today Dropbox Pro subscribers will see twice as much storage space…

RapidShare releases cloud sync tool RapidDrive

RapidShare is joining the likes of Dropbox and SugarSync in the cloud sync and storage business with the introduction of RapidDrive. The new service is said to work directly with a computer’s file system, allowing for automatic synching with remote…

Cloud Storage: Five Alternatives Compared

It's cloud storage week apparently, with Dropbox rolling out an update that improves how its users can share things, Microsoft's SkyDrive getting dedicated desktop apps and a revamped feature set, and Google Drive finally making its long-awaited debut.

We've hand-picked some of the most established and consumer-friendly cloud storage services and took them for a spin to see how well they stack against each other, with a comparative table to provide an at-a-glance overview of each service's strong points.