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Dropbox update eases worries over offline access to business data

New Dropbox APIs mean any app could become a hybrid online/offline system, allowing true access from anywhere, anytime.

EMC battles rogue backups, pushes storage convergence

With a new set of hardware and software releases, EMC is promising to simplify its customers' storage infrastructure by combining different types of operation into a single EMC system.

Review: The Patriot Aero streams media without wires—not even a power cable

The Patriot Aero creates a Wi-Fi hotspot for multimedia streaming, and it works well. In battery life and performance, however, it's a step behind the competition.

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Internet visionary Cerf proposes 'digital vellum' to preserve Internet data

Vinton Cerf, one of the computer scientists who turned on the Internet in 1983, is concerned that much of the data created since then, and for years still to come, will be lost to time.

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Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

The Laptop Ultrathin HDD's name says it all: Just 5mm thick, this hard drive with decent performance will allow thinner laptop form factors and could be used in tablets, too.

OCZ's Vertex 450 SSD delivers solid top-tier performance

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While not as fast as the company's top-of-the-line Vector, the affordable Vertex 450 comes close, and is certainly fast enough for the average user.

With an SSD, backups are more important than ever

It's a lot harder to recover data from a dead solid-state drive, so plan accordingly.

Amazon launches iOS photo app for Cloud Drive

Got photos? You'll be happy to know you can use your iPhone to safely store them on Amazon Cloud Drive thanks to the company's new—and free—iOS app.

on macworld.com

Feature bloat creates storage woes for the 16GB Galaxy S4

When Samsung says the Galaxy S4 is packed with features, it isn't kidding.

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Toshiba Canvio Connect

Toshiba external hard drive doubles as an online file server

Toshiba is set to launch a portable USB hard drive that comes with PC or Mac software that can turn it into an Internet-accessible file server.