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Dropbox to bring personal and work account toggling in April

Dropbox is said to soon be enabling an upcoming feature that lets users create distinct work and personal accounts without having to log in and out, according to The Verge.

The tech news source got its hands on an email that Dropbox recently sent to its business users that said the company plans to launch the feature on April 9. The company originally announced the feature last November, but it's been unclear when it would roll out.

Dropbox has increasingly geared its cloud storage service toward business customers. Last April, it launched Dropbox for Business, which allowed for a … Read more

Dropbox gets chatty and buys workplace chat service Zulip

Dropbox has quietly acquired a workplace chat service startup called Zulip, according to TechCrunch.

While the two companies are keeping mum on the buyout, an email that Zulip sent its customers was published on Pastebin Monday. In the email, the company confirmed the acquisition.

"We have some news for you, but you gotta keep it secret. Can you do that? Alright, sweet," the email said. "Here's the deal: Dropbox is acquiring Zulip. We're incredibly excited about working with an awesome group of people on a problem with huge scale, at a company that's as … Read more

Why Google's price cut made the consumer cloud biz a lot cloudier

If there was any question that the cloud storage business is a high stakes game, Google erased all doubt this week. The search giant shook up the consumer cloud world by drastically slashing its paid plans. Fifteen gigabytes of storage are still free, but 100GB are now $1.99 per month, down from $4.99. Even more impressive is the fact that you can get an entire terabyte of space for $9.99 a month, which used to be $49.99.

The move signals a clear, ruthless investment by Google. And when a giant like Google makes a push like … Read more

GIFWrapped syncs your GIF collection across all iOS devices

Sometimes the only proper response to someone on Twitter, or even via Messages, is a GIF. With a proper search, you can find an animated image for almost any situation.

As I've mentioned in the past, managing GIFs in iOS is a pain. Boxie does provide for a simple method of organizing GIFs, but it doesn't help you discover GIFs.

Enter GIFWrapped. This free app not only makes it easy to sync and share GIFs using any one of your iOS devices, but it also gives you the ability to search (and then save) new GIFs. You can … Read more

This app gives your Android background an amazing look

Muzei Live Wallpaper is a free app from developer Roman Nurik. His name may sound familiar, as he is also the developer of the popular DashClock widget.

Taking the same approach that he took with DashClock, Nurik has made Muzei Live Wallpaper free and open to developers to integrate with various services.

After installing Muzei, you'll have the option to select a service from which the app will pull random images. The default option is featured art, updated once a day. You can also select a photo album on your device, and increase the frequency of your wallpaper changing, … Read more

BBM iOS, Android users can soon make free phone calls

BlackBerry Messenger users can tap into a potpourri of new features when the app is updated on Thursday.

Slated to reach iOS and Android users, version 2.0 of BBM will bring with it BBM Voice, a way to call your BBM contacts. Already available for BlackBerry OS, BBM Voice gives you the ability to make free phone calls to other BBM users via your Wi-Fi or data connection.

Another new feature on the list is BBM Channels, a chat discussion forum devoted to a variety of topics. Find a channel that interests you, and you can join in on … Read more

Google's Woodside said to be hired as Dropbox's new COO

Motorola Mobility's chief executive officer is said to be leaving the company to become Dropbox's chief operating officer, according to The Wall Street Journal. This news comes on the heels of Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola Mobility for $2.9 billion.

Dropbox is a popular online storage company launched in 2007 but to date has not yet had a COO. If Woodside becomes the company's COO, he'll be in charge of working to grow the service worldwide, along with hawking Dropbox's business software in an increasingly more competitive environment, according to the Journal.

Woodside has … Read more

Octonius brings unified search to iPhone for Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive

I'm a disorganized person who uses an iPhone and various cloud services to store a variety of files. For someone like me, free app Octonius restores some order to my life. With it, I can search Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive from a single spot and share files or groups of files.

To get started, you must provide Octonius an e-mail address to create an account. Then, you can connect the app to your Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Drive accounts. Note: you can connect only one account per service.

Once you have linked your cloud accounts to Octonius, you'… Read more

The best way to save, share GIFs on iOS

One of my personal favorite features of iMessage is that it supports GIFs, the animated images that often lend themselves to pranks, or entertaining responses.

But the problem with iOS and GIFs is the way you have to save them to your device. iOS is capable of saving the animated images, only iOS isn't capable of displaying them in the Camera Roll as animated images. Instead you'll only find a single frame of the GIF displayed as the entire image. Quickly figuring out which images are GIFs and which aren't can be frustrating (especially if you have … Read more

Turn photos into reminders or links with Shoots & Leaves

Shoots & Leaves is a clever app with a clever title. Odds are your iPhone's camera roll is littered with photos that are not destined for a scrapbook or worthy of being included in your next iTunes sync. If you are like me, then you snap pictures of book covers in book stores as reminders to to investigate them further for potential purchase. Or you snap a picture of an empty ink cartridge so you know which kind to buy the next time you are in Staples. Or you snap a picture of a particularly good bottle of wine … Read more