Dropbox Gets iOS 8 Extension and Shared Links

Dropbox for iOS has recently received useful new features in version 3.7 on the iTunes Store. The ubiquitous cloud storage solution provides access to photos and documents from any compatible iOS device. Now the Dropbox app includes an Action Extension for iOS 8, which allows the user to save files directly to Dropbox from a standard app share sheet.

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In order to use the Dropbox extension, toggle the Dropbox extension by navigating to the More menu from a share sheet. Once enabled, the Save to Dropbox button will appear automatically. Tapping this button will open the Dropbox dialog, which makes it possible to name the file and save to a location in your Dropbox folder. Files will upload to the cloud after tapping Save.

5 Ways to Back Up iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Photos

It's been said the best camera is the one you have with you. For iPhone owners, the camera is always one swipe away. While this can be an excellent way to document people, places and events, images pile up quickly on an iOS device. Just like any other important data, it's critical to back up irreplaceable photos before something goes wrong.

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There are many ways to transfer photos from an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to a computer or cloud backup. Choosing one or more solutions and using them often will ensure that your images are safely stored. iCloud is a native iOS solution, which comes with 5GB free storage. There are also third-party iOS apps that will back up photos, and several methods to transfer pictures to a computer. Here are the top five ways to back up iOS photos:

Free iPhone App Allows You to Search Gmail, Google Drive, and Dropbox Simultaneously

Tired of having to search Gmail, Google Drive or Dropbox individually while trying to locate an individual file? A new app by Peoplematics allows you to search for emails and files on your iPhone at the same time. Findit features a simple UI that is easy to use, but where it really shines is how you are able to search for items. The app allows you to search for a file or email by entering a person's name, a time or what type of file you're looking for. The time and type options are interesting features because you may not always remember the name of a file you're looking for, but you may remember when you downloaded it, or what type of file it is.

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You can either begin a search by typing in a keyword, or by tapping one of the three search categories. For example, you can tap the "Search by time" option, then select a time frame, and then add a keyword to narrow your search. The UI is really simple to use, and the many search options plus filters allow you to easily narrow your searches down until you find what you're looking for. However, there are not many options once you locate the file.

Facebook and Dropbox iOS Apps to Get Security Fixes

Both Facebook and Dropbox raised eyebrows this week when a security flaw was discovered that could reveal iOS users' personal data. The good news is that both companies are working on a patch to correct the security hole. In addition, the threat of your information actually being stolen is low.

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The flaw enables access to personal data only if the malicious person going after your data has physical access to your iPhone or iPad. When it comes to Facebook, the issue revolves around use of a plain text file known as a .plist to store sensitive login information. Copying the file to another iOS device enables access to the victim's account using the Facebook app.


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