Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dropbox seems to be waiting to raise a hurricane

There was a time when file storing in the cloud was almost synonymous to Dropbox. Provided it’s amazingly simple plans with storage, there is absolutely no doubt user’s are going to love it. Along with it, add the seamless sync facility for all our files from your local computer or laptop, without a single glitch. But provided all that, Dropbox seems to be letting it’s competitors get the edge recently.

With SkyDrive and Google Drive taking by storm over the last few months, and along with incredible pricing offers that set the pace for the cloud sector, Dropbox seems to be a mute spectator with its plans which cost over 4 times than it’s nearest competitors. SO unless Dropbox is working secretly on some serious upgrade, they are just aiming to lose the market share.

But provided Dropbox’s record, I firmly believe there is going to be some sort of improvement over it in the very near future. Because organizations that become so much a household name will always stand up to a level of quality that has set it apart from the rest over such a long period of time.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Will the new Outlook be a dark horse?

The new version of Microsoft's new mailing service, Outlook, has taken the internet world by storm. And should it not! It’s the first ever big boost Microsoft has given to one of it’s platforms in over the last 4-5 years, apart from it’s Windows operating systems obviously. The interface just looks amazing, it feels like it wants to blend with all the services you use, without trying to push you much to use the Live services.

The mail service, termed as emailing technology of the future, surely has got some brains put behind it’s development team. It’s just not another mailing platform with a new name. If you haven’t discovered yet, it’s time to really try it out.

What’s little discovered though, you can rename your email id and get some new ones easily (eg. yourname@live.in). The best part? Right now you can even get your name while renaming the id, since it’s new to the users and many haven’t discovered this feature yet.

However, it’s not likely to pose any serious threat to Google or for that matter, even Yahoo. Because Microsoft has been known to start flashy and big a number of times but stumble when it comes to the big matches. So it will be really interesting to look how Google and the other giants take this challenge head-on, which they will surely! In the mean time, am happy to say that I just bought a Google Drive storage of 100GB and happily enjoying my files sync :)