Ovi Files Connector Will Now Place Nice with Macs
Today Nokia made new software available that will allow users of Ovi Files to retrieve and edit documents stored on an Apple computer from their Nokia cell phone. The software can remotely access files stored on OSX 10.5 (Leopard) based Macs directly from a Nokia phone or web browser. It also allows users to send files to others and create online back-ups of files using Ovi's Anytime Files feature. The software is free.
Skype Makes Sharing Files Less Painful
Skype recently updated its mobile and desktop apps to improve the file-sharing experience. To start, Skype users can now send files up to 300 MB to friends and family through the app.
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.
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.
Google Rebrands 'Google Apps' for Businesses to 'G Suite' and Now Lets You Restore Trashed Files
Google has renamed and reorganized a number of its service offerings for business customers. Moving forward, Google Apps for Work will be known as G Suite.
Google Drive to Let Users Set Expiration Dates for Files
Google has improved the security of its Google Drive suite of productivity apps by allowing document owners to set expiration dates on file access. The idea is to allow businesses or people restrict how long others can access files in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.