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  • figgis 3 Feb 2012 12:36:32 7,376 posts
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    Test new experimental dropbox and get up to 5gb of space.

    http://forums.dropbox.com/topic.php?id=52900

    (It's a beta version so back up any valuable data)
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 9 Feb 2012 18:53:30 38,251 posts
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    Dropbox is now on the PS3

    Cool.

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  • Deleted user 10 February 2012 09:50:00
    WTF? Very cool
  • Widge Moderator 10 Feb 2012 23:02:00 13,593 posts
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    Excellent I'm sure, although I'm not so sure on their reasoning for use. Pen drive slightly faster than uploading a huge file to Dropbox to download again.

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  • Dirtbox 11 Feb 2012 00:22:14 78,210 posts
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    That's not how dropbox works.

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  • Deleted user 11 February 2012 10:00:27
    Really should get round to uploading shit loads of photos.
  • mrpon 28 Feb 2012 18:28:56 28,922 posts
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    Automatic photo uploads for Android phone camera owning users has now been released.

    Oh and it'll allow you to bulk upload all your existing photos when you start it.

    Edited by mrpon at 09:20:31 29-02-2012

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  • mrpon 13 May 2012 09:08:13 28,922 posts
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    Dropquest II - treasure hunt to increase your cloud storage.

    http://blog.dropbox.com/?p=1194

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 13 May 2012 09:20:08 38,251 posts
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    My HTC One V came with a 2 year 25GB subscription. Which was nice.

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  • Spin_Dr_Wolf 13 May 2012 11:55:14 6,170 posts
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    Don't think i would've completed that without google.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 13 May 2012 12:31:13 38,251 posts
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    I'm too thick to even get the first answer.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 13 May 2012 13:45:42 38,251 posts
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    Scrap that, I got to Chapter 7 in the end before being presented with a load of mathematical icons I didn't recognise. I've got other stuff to do without wrecking my head on this :)

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  • Deleted user 13 May 2012 14:01:42
    Uploading 3gig of photos will give you 3gb of extra space too.
  • mrpon 14 May 2012 09:56:41 28,922 posts
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    Solutions to the Dropquest II here. Took about 15 mins and I'm up 1GB.

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  • Flightrisker 19 May 2012 15:32:43 18,138 posts
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    Just installed on my mac and iPhone. I have what is probably a stupid question. Do I need to put things in my Drop Box folder to make them be... in my drop box? Can I not just flag folders and sync them that way? Seems like it'll be more trouble this way but maybe I'm not thinking about it right.

    Id' like to just say everything in photos should be synced and then if I make changes on the mac they are replanted on the phone, not to have to drag the photos in again...

    I'm sure I'm just not doing this right...
  • mrpon 19 May 2012 15:48:14 28,922 posts
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    Flightrisker wrote:
    Do I need to put things in my Drop Box folder to make them be... in my drop box?
    Yes.

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  • Flightrisker 19 May 2012 15:51:31 18,138 posts
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    OK, so do you then use the documents, photos etc folders in your dropbox folder as your leading folders? Or do you still do things on the local folder and then just copy across things that you want?
  • mrpon 19 May 2012 15:55:50 28,922 posts
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    Yes I use the Dropbox folder structure as my leading folders, it just works better and kinda defeats the object if you don't. I'm slightly different on the Photo aspect as I use Android which has the excellent automatic photo upload service from my phone. I believe it's coming to iOS soon.

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  • Dirtbox 19 May 2012 16:37:48 78,210 posts
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    My desktop is synced via dropbox. Anything I'm currently working on is strewn all over it, so it makes sense to have the same desktop on all my systems.

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  • mrpon 15 Jun 2012 07:26:32 28,922 posts
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    iOS users now get the funky automatic camera upload functionality Android users have been enjoying for many months. It'll also initially prompt you to upload your existing photos/videos.

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  • caligari 25 Jul 2012 13:46:17 17,057 posts
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    So, is there any real difference between Google Drive and Dropbox?

    Which one should I be using?

    It's one of those things that has been on my 'to do' list for the past few months, but if I'm honest, I find the whole thing a little confusing. :S
  • Pac-man-ate-my-wife 25 Jul 2012 13:50:43 7,010 posts
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    I use Dropbox, Google Drive and SugarSync

    Google Drive is my storage for all my media (bar music) - photos I've taken, home movies etc
    SugarSync automatically backs up all my documents (you can check which folders you want to sync) and available via the cloud
    Dropbox I use like a big memory stick - dump stuff in and out of it as I need it available
  • caligari 25 Jul 2012 13:52:27 17,057 posts
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    So, all the music that I've ripped from various CDs (CDs glol!) in the past can just be dragged and dropped into Dropbox - and I'll be able to access this on other computers/phones etc?

    There will be no issues with copyright/licenses etc?
  • TheSaint 25 Jul 2012 13:55:24 14,417 posts
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    I use Dropbox and Google Drive. Google Drive is cheap for large amounts of storage but the software is nowhere near as good as Dropbox.

    I recently reinstalled my OS and after reinstalling Google Drive and Dropbox I moved my local backups of the folders into the new location. Dropbox spotted right away that the files were there and synced everything up where as Google Drive tried to begin uploading everything again while also downloading another copy of the files already in the folder.
  • Deleted user 25 July 2012 13:59:35
    Dropbox for work files, google drive for text and the odd spreadsheet, iTunes match for music.
  • Chopsen 25 Jul 2012 14:01:30 16,000 posts
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    @caligari

    Technically, just ripping the CD is breaking IP law, at least in the UK. So that horse has bolted
  • TheSaint 25 Jul 2012 14:19:20 14,417 posts
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    Google Music will also let you store 20K songs for free although it isn't officially out here. Plenty of guides available on how to access it though.
  • mcmonkeyplc 25 Jul 2012 14:19:53 39,457 posts
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    Errm is it feasable to back up my work PST file in dropbox? It's 8GB.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mrpon 25 Jul 2012 15:36:31 28,922 posts
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    Everyday? Multiple times a day?

    In short, no.

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  • Deleted user 25 July 2012 15:42:41
    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Errm is it feasable to back up my work PST file in dropbox? It's 8GB.
    Why would you do that? Using pop3 or something?
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