Dropbox to Kill Off Mailbox and Carousel Apps
Dropbox today said it has decided to shut down its Mailbox and Carousel apps in 2016. Mailbox is a popular third-party email application and Carousel is a tool for organizing photos. Dropbox said it will move some features from Mailbox and Carousel to its main Dropbox cloud storage service, but it didn't say in what form. Mailbox will be shut down on Feb. 26 and Carousel will be shut down on March 31. Dropbox has published details specific to each service to help users transition to other email and photo-management applications.
Dropbox Makes It Easy to Share Files Via Facebook Messenger
Dropbox has integrated its own service into Facebook's Messenger app, allowing people to share files from Dropbox to friends and family through Messenger. The integration requires senders to have both the Dropbox and Messenger apps installed on their phone.
DropBox Lets iOS Users Create Word Docs On the Fly
DropBox today provided an update to its iOS application that lets users create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files from within the DropBox app even if the separate Office apps aren't installed. DropBox says users can create, edit, and share Office documents in the iOS app and then access them from other devices or from the web.
Nextbit to Shut Down Cloud Storage On March 1
Nextbit this week warned owners of its Robin smartphone that it plans to shut down its Cloud Storage service on March 1. The company revealed the news in an email to customers.
Google Search Results On Android Now Include Video Previews
Google today said it is rolling out short video previews in search results. The videos will be lined up in a carousel located high in the results list.