Box 2.0 for Android Introduces In-app Previews of Files, Offline Folders, and More

I love Box. The app. Mind out of the gutter, people, I’m talking about the cloud storage app, which was just updated for Android. In version 2.0, users can preview items from within the app, so you no longer have to exit to a 3rd party application to see what you are working with. This new version supports 75 different file types of previews including Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, Photoshop files, and PDFs.

Along with new previews, the Box team tossed in offline folders, so that as you venture into the desert looking for Thunderdome, you’ll have access to all of your files. There is a transfer manager to help keep track of file transfers as well, plus the ability to click on Box links in an email or webpage and load up the Box app, rather than the browser.

It’s a solid update to one of our favorite cloud storage services.

Via:  Box

Samsung and Dropbox Reach Deal For 50GB of Storage on Note 2 and Galaxy Camera

Once again, Dropbox has teamed up with an OEM to offer a large amount of storage just for purchasing a device. This time, Samsung has promised future owners of the Galaxy Note II and Galaxy Camera will get 50GB of storage at their disposal. This is especially enticing for owners of the camera having a huge space to immediately put all of your photos.

Only question is now: which of the carriers will actually let this deal stand? We have seen Verizon be extremely resistant to offers like this in the past, maybe we’ll see a change this time around?

Via: Engadget

Box Update for Android Brings Copy/Move and Multi-Select

My personal favorite cloud storage service, Box, received an update on Android this afternoon that introduced multi-selection of folders and files, plus the ability to copy and move them. In order to activate this new functionality, all you have to do is long press on the first folder or file that you would like copied or moved, and a column filled with check boxes will slide out from the left side. From there, tap away on boxes to select other files and folders. The icons on the bottom will let you move, copy or delete.

Have you chosen Box as your many cloud storage service, or are you too invested in Dropbox?

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Verizon and AT&T Opt Out of 50GB Dropbox Promo for Samsung’s Galaxy S3 (Updated)

When Samsung announced the Galaxy SIII in London, they mentioned that the phone would come with 50GB of free Dropbox storage for 2 years, adding to its appeal. When announced stateside though, there wasn’t a mention of the promo from any of the carriers, but we just assumed that it was still a go. And then today, a Dropbox moderator mentioned specifically to a member of their forums that AT&T and Verizon had opted out of the deal. The member was asking for help because they were not seeing the free storage appear after purchasing the phone, yet did not specify the version, and that’s when this moderator chimed in with the opting out stuff.  (more…)

Today’s Android App Updates: Chrome, Google Maps, Yelp, Dropbox and Instagram

Some major app players have received updates in the past 24 hours including Chrome for Android, Google Maps, Yelp, Dropbox, and everybody’s all-time favorite, Instagram. While Chrome and Google Maps were more bug fixing and stability tweaks, Yelp, Instagram, and Dropbox received a couple of new features. Yelp has added support for the country of Finland, not really beneficial for us over here, but cool nonetheless.

Instagram has added better search functionality for users, while Dropbox has added video streaming for Ice Cream Sandwich users and the ability to upload files of any size. Righteous. If you haven’t updated your apps yet, now would be the time to do so.

Play Links: Yelp | Google Maps | Google Chrome | Dropbox | Instagram