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Dropbox dismisses claims of hack affecting 7M accounts

Hackers claim to have stolen a database of almost 7 million Dropbox log-in credentials, but the company says its service was not hacked.

VCE rolls out an all-in-one system with EMC's all-flash XtremIO array

VCE is expanding its line of all-in-one cloud systems, adding one with all-flash storage and offering options for enterprises seeking an easier path to the cloud.

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Harvard Business Publishing learns some lessons about work in the cloud

The director of IT explains at Interop New York how managing the cloud is different from managing on-premises systems.

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iOS 8 bug deletes iWork docs

iPhone and iPad owners running iOS 8 have reported a new bug in the software that deletes iWork documents from iCloud Drive when they've reset their devices.

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Consumer drives shown to be more reliable than enterprise drives

Seagate hard drives fail more often than those from Western Digital or Hitachi, according to an ongoing study by cloud service provider Backblaze.

Microsoft knocks iOS 8 install requirements, ups OneDrive free space

Microsoft yesterday levered the news that some iPhone owners had to delete content before installing the new iOS 8 with an offer to nearly double the free space for its OneDrive cloud storage service.

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Why the entry-level iPhone 6 has just 16GB of storage

While Apple offered several new features to its entry-level iPhone 6, it didn’t bump up the onboard storage capacity beyond where it was two years ago.

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iOS app devs warn customers off iOS 8's iCloud Drive

Third-party developers of iOS apps today urged iPhone and iPad users not to accept Apple's offer to upgrade iCloud storage to iCloud Drive after they install the new iOS 8.

Oracle to acquire content storage management company Front Porch Digital

Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Front Porch Digital, a provider of technology for migrating, managing and monetizing large-scale media content.

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

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Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

Apple reveals new iCloud storage prices

With little fanfare Apple yesterday published monthly prices for its expanded iCloud storage plans.

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WD leapfrogs Seagate with world’s highest capacity 10TB helium drive, new flash drives

WD today announced 8TB and 10TB helium-filled hard drive line, as well as several enterprise storage announcements around archive and near-line storage platforms.

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Box to beef up cloud storage with workflow engine

Box also rolled out consulting services and tailored packages for vertical industries

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Western Digital enters the wireless driver fray

WD has announced its first wireless hard drive, a 500GB-2TB device that works with iOS or Android devices.

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Microsoft's StorSimple: A first look at the 8000 series

These arrays add a cloud tier to the traditional storage tiering approach, but the high price tag and the Azure-only feature set could be deal-breakers.

Microsoft begins dropping OneDrive's 2GB file size limit

Microsoft's following in the footsteps of Dropbox and Google Drive by removing OneDrive's 2GB file size limit, albeit with little fanfare.

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Celebrity nude photos scandal a wake-up call for cloud users

An apparent hack of cloud storage sites that caused a slew of nude images of female celebrities to hit the Internet over the weekend should serve as a wake-up call for the public, and for enterprises, to be more cautious with the...

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