Under pressure from competitors, Dropbox has boosted the base level of storage for its Dropbox Pro plan to 1 TB and added some welcome features, all while keeping the price at $9.99 per month — Adam Engst dives into the details. Decentralized workgroups can be great, but keeping up with time zones isn’t. Josh Centers takes a look at the new Time Zones app from developer Jared Sinclair, and also tells the tale of trying to get his iPhone 5 battery replaced by Apple. For TidBITS members, we have the penultimate chapter of Charles Edge’s “Take Control of OS X Server,” which focuses on running the Time Machine service to enable your users to back up to your server. Steve McCabe closes out the issue with an installment of FunBITS about CanOpener, an iOS app that uses some impressive tricks to improve the quality of audio heard through headphones. Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4, BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10, and LaunchBar 6.1.
To compete with pricing from Google Drive and OneDrive, Dropbox is now offering a 1 TB tier of Dropbox Pro for $9.99 per month, up from 100 GB. More interesting for those who don’t need any more space are Dropbox Pro’s new features, including view-only permissions for shared folders, password protection and expiration dates for shared links, and remote wipe of Dropbox folders on lost devices. The Packrat option is now called Extended Version History too, but pricing remains the same.
Do you want to ensure that your users are backing up? A great way to do that is to enable OS X Server’s Time Machine service and have them back up to your server. That’s where Charles Edge focuses his attention in this chapter of “Take Control of OS X Server.” He also talks briefly about what’s involved in backing up the server in general.
It can be a challenge to coordinate all the people involved in the global TidBITS media empire, but a new iOS app makes it easier.
After Adam Engst’s struggles with replacing his iPhone 5 battery on his own, Josh Centers takes the Apple-approved path, and found that it can be every bit as frustrating.
The powerful CanOpener app brings iPhone music to life with some clever sound-processing tricks.
Notable software releases this week include Microsoft Office 2011 14.4.4, BBEdit 10.5.12 and TextWrangler 4.5.10, and LaunchBar 6.1.
This week in ExtraBITS, Managing Editor Josh Centers appears on The Tech Night Owl podcast to discuss iPhone 5 battery replacements and the iWatch, the man behind AnandTech heads to Apple, The Atlantic reveals Google’s secret delivery drone plans, Marco Arment compiles an epic headphone review, and John Siracusa talks to the Columbia Journalism Review.