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Dropbox enhances security, includes two-step verification[Activate Now]

User data is one of the most important and critical and to make it secure is even more challenging. Recently with many of the top portals where user account was hacked so many of the companies are coming up with new secure update and recently is the Dropbox.

These days most used form of authentication is the two-step authentication. User sign-in to a service with the username and password, service then sends the verification code to your phone which you need to re-enter to login. Facebook and Gmail use this feature and the new member in this group is Dropbox. Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud syncing and storage device. And personally I use it a lot on my Android device.

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For enabling this feature, login to your Dropbox account from the website, click on your name in the top right corner, click on Settings > Security > Account sign in and change Two-step verification to Enabled. Then choose to get the verification code sent to your mobile or use a mobile app. For all smartphone user you can download Google Authenticator from the Google play store or iOS App Store. Launch the app and click on + symbol, select time-based token and then scan the barcode which was provided by Dropbox.

Once done you will be asked every time if you login Dropbox from a Computer which is not recognized by Dropbox.

(via Dropbox)

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New Cities Added to 3D maps in the Latest iOS Beta

Yesterday Apple released iOS 6 beta 4 which notably drops Google’s YouTube application and also adds some new tweaks. But the main highlight of iOS 6 is the 3D maps and lately Apple has added new cities from North America and Europe to its Maps app’s 3D feature.

Announced as a part of WWDC 2012 in June, Apple will ditch Google maps in favor of their own mapping service. Apple’s maps comes with 3D mode and shows highly detailed view of some of the selected cities like Chicago, Sacramento, Denver, San Francisco, Copenhagen, Las Vegas, and Sydney to name a few.

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Now, Apple has increased the list of supported cities. The new cities include:

  • USA: Boston, New Orleans, Houston, Portland, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Dallas, Atlanta
  • France: Lyon
  • England: Birmingham, Manchester
  • Canada: Toronto

(via 9to5Mac)

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Windows Phone overtakes iPhone in the Smartphone Market Share race

According the guys at Emerce, Windows Phone Tango handsets in China which was launched 2 months back has surpassed the market share of iPhone and now it already has a 7% market share, ahead of iPhone which currently has only 6%.

According to Michel van der Bel, “Our smartphone and tablet-pc are hybrid, making them suitable for the consumer, but also easy to insert within an existing company infrastructure. This will allow us to better anticipate the consumerization of IT than many competitors. “

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But Android still dominates the market share with around 69%. With Windows 8 release in the pipeline, Microsoft has really a great thing to show in the smartphone and tablet market. Android is no doubt the most reached OS on the globe, iOS which is best known for its eco system but Windows Phone with its unique Metro tile UI is gaining a critical appeal among the smartphone geeks, even Steve Woznaik has praised the UI. The only thing which Windows Phone lags is the number of apps which may increase once the market share is increased.

With this it seems there is lot of pressure on Apple to release the new iPhone which is already rumored in the market with iPhone 5, considering the bigger screen, LTE feature and of course the new iOS 6. Apple really needs to come up with new design because Android already have great ecosystem in term of Screen Size and resolution, and now even Windows Phone 7 is giving the tough fight in China market. I am really curious to see who is going to lead the race but it seems Windows Phone clearly at second position in China.

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Google+ v2.0 for iPhone released [Download Now]

For those iOS lovers time has come to update the Google+ app to the newer version which has new revamped UI and tons of other Visual Improvements. After the initial launch of Google+ app, not many if them really liked it since it never had any new feature to attract., but with version 2 of it, Google may change the route of Google+ Social networking.

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As I have mentioned before Google has changed the whole look and feel of the app and also makes great use of multi-touch retina display. With the new app interface Google is surely going in the right path for increasing the user base in Google+.  But as a core Facebook user I don’t know how much time I will spent using this newer version of Google+. Also please comment your view on the newer version.

Download Google+ for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch [iTunes Link]

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Delete unused and unnecessary files in iPhone using iCleaner [Download Now]

Reading the header you might be thinking that is storage management so important. But again it depends on person to person some people are more economical in utilizing the storage space and they do a regular check regarding its storage depletion.

User can delete their files manually from iPhone but since iPhone users do install lots of apps so deleting unused and obsolete files will take lots of time and its generally boring for normal user. So for such of type of user there is an app called iCleaner.

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The app works as per our expectation and it deletes lots of unnecessary data and junk files. It deletes half downloaded packages which might have got failed during installation, and also deletes much of the older cache files and cookies from the browser.

You can find this app in Cydia in the Bigboss repo for free.

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