- CrackBerry Newbie
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Cloud Services - Google Drive, Box.net, Dropbox and Icloud
Got my google drive set up today and running, just was thinking that apple already has icloud, now google has drive, dropbox and boxnet, what do you think guys should RIM work on something like this gathering best options from all these providers and building something amazing for blackberry users and non blackberry users ? or this is something that is our of RIM interest ?
- 04-24-2012, 06:24 PM #2
I just want all my BB devices to easily sync...my phone, playbook, and desktop computer.
I can use Dropbox, box.net, etc. for storage
RIM should make it easy to send files to (Ex.) Dropbox from the phones and playbook
- 04-24-2012, 06:26 PM #3
As a BB BIS customer I would love to see this from RIM/BB...
A feature rich email, calendar & contacts web based service with a BlackBerry address.
25gb (min) cloud service.
All must sync OTA with all BB devices as well as Microsoft Outlook.New York Yankees
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- 04-24-2012, 06:31 PM #4
One (I think) HUGE disappointment with the Dropbox app on BB is that you can't upload anything other than a photo. This Google Drive service sounds good, but is there any way I can use that on my BB 9900 browser?In BBRY we trust
- 04-24-2012, 06:36 PM #5
iCloud is pretty limited as far as storage goes. It's great for syncing but that's as far as my use of it has gone.
Google Drive will replace Dropbox & Evernote for me. Combine the two so to speak.
- 04-24-2012, 06:59 PM #6
The FileScout app makes it easy to send and receive files from DropBox on the BB. For this purpose it's much better than the DropBox app.
There's a "Cloud Explorer for SkyDrive" in App World now, but I'm finding it a bit buggy so far.
- 04-24-2012, 07:52 PM #8
- 04-24-2012, 08:37 PM #10
I have the same concerns with all cloud services. Security and privacy.
Any reason we should trust any of these services when there's so much identity theft etc going on?
Last edited by stewartj1; 04-24-2012 at 09:20 PM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-24-2012, 10:59 PM #11
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- 04-25-2012, 08:17 AM #13
Don't see it happening. Maybe for BB10.
If anyone has a SkyDrive account older than a week, they can log in and grab an extra 25GB of storage. Works well from the PlayBook as well.Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum...
Blackberry 9900 (v22.214.171.1249 Rogers/BES), Playbook (v126.96.36.1994) | Rooted SGS III
- 04-25-2012, 11:12 AM #14
- 04-25-2012, 11:21 AM #15
But what about articles the past couple of days talking about the Google Drive Terms of Service? It states that Google owns the rights to whatever content is uploaded to their 'Drive'.Why is it that when your contract commitment is up, the phone you always wanted is now old and the phone you now want won't be out until the next quarter?
Curve 8330 188.8.131.52 -> Bold 9650 184.108.40.2066 Plus not one but two totally awesome kickin' Playbooks
- 04-25-2012, 12:20 PM #16
Last edited by rmjones101; 04-25-2012 at 12:23 PM.
- 04-25-2012, 12:44 PM #18
- 04-25-2012, 02:05 PM #19
As for Google Drive, their prices are certainly better, but Google Drive is largely just Google Docs with a new name. Imo, it should still have a "beta" tag w/ it. I hope, as an Android and heavy Google user, that they continue to mesh all of their products/services well, with Google Drive amongst them (combine it w/ Google/Play Music, Play Store purchases like ebooks and movies, favorites YouTube clips, and Picassa, etc).
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-25-2012, 07:49 PM #22
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(hope the sarcasm sensors dont explode xD )
It is really frightening how much data Google or Facebook are trapping and it's not just that we see adds, what they or governments (esp. Us government patriot act etc) can do with all that information!
Search on YouTube for a video, keyword pizza delivery phone order social security
This is even a light. Version of what is possible.
- 04-29-2012, 12:57 PM #23
The best privacy type cloud service which was recommended to me was spideroak. However, they don't make a bb phone app.
They encrypt files like all the other services but they have a zero knowledge policy. You are the only one with the keys to the encrypted files. If you lose the password, too bad.
Only other alternative is to encrypt files first with another program on your computer, then load to dropbox, etc. And then hopefully, bb makes the same encryption software as an app. But I haven't found one yet.