Dropbox increases Pro plan cloud storage to 1TB at no extra cost

Dropbox Pro users now get 1TB of storage as standard. Image courtesy Dropbox.

Dropbox Pro users now get 1TB of storage as standard. Image courtesy Dropbox

Dropbox today increased its maximum storage option to 1TB for Dropbox Pro subscribers and introduced a bunch of new features while maintaining its monthly subscription charge at just $9.99. It’s part of the company’s effort to better compete with rival cloud-based storage services like Google Drive.

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Supercharge your SD card with IFTTT’s new Eyefi channel

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If you’ve got an EyeFi wireless SD card in your camera, or even just rattling around inside your desk drawer, IFTTT has just made it a lot more powerful. A new update to the powerful web-based automation engine has supercharged EyeFi cards.

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Acorns, a beautiful iPhone app that automatically invests your spare change

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Many of us want to invest, but don’t know how to start. Acorns is a new, free to try app that makes investing as easy as using your debit card and rounding up the change to the nearest dollar.

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The Infinity Blade series comes to an end with Kingdom Come

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Here’s the bad news: Chair’s Infinity Blade series, which has been one of the biggest showcases of what the iPhone and iPad hardware can do for gaming, is set to end next week.

Here’s the good news. Infinity Blade is going out with a bang, with Infinity Blade III getting its fourth and final content update, Kingdom Come.

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You can now buy a HomeKit-compatible Smart Lock in time for iOS 8

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Picture: August Smart Lock

With the iPhone 6 and public launch of iOS 8 mere weeks away, one of the first products to take advantage of Apple’s new HomeKit platform has started shipping.

The product in question is the August Smart Lock, an electronic lock designed to allow keyless entry into people’s homes. “Now you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes,” the company’s website notes. “And you can do it all from your smartphone or computer.”

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Flappy Bird dev accused of ripping off idea for Swing Copters

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Swing Copters is already a massive success on Android and iOS.

Swing Copters, the latest title from Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen, is in the limelight yet again this week following claims it plagiarizes another mobile game.

Development studio Open Name says the super-addictive title is a ripoff of Bog Racer, a game they released on Android back in July that was recently pulled from the Play Store after Google decided it was a Swing Copters clone.

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Steve Jobs called Sports Illustrated’s 2009 iPad demo ‘stupid’

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Steve Jobs wasn’t a fan of news leaking out about future products.

Is it any wonder that Steve Jobs — who transformed Apple from an incredibly leak-heavy company during the 1990s, into one of the most secretive tech companies in existence — hated word getting out about his future products?

While bloggers and other reporters could get harsh treatment from Apple, however, it was loose lips on the part of actual Apple partners that really threw Jobs into a rage.

An anecdote from a new story about Time Inc. in this week’s New York magazine illustrates this, by relating how Jobs responded to Time Inc. releasing a YouTube video showing how its publications might survive the digital age, by harnessing the possibilities offered by the iPad.

The problem? Apple hadn’t yet announced the iPad’s existence.

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Thinner MacBooks reportedly launching in Q4 or 2015

The Rumor: The next MacBook Air may have hit a speed bump. The Verdict: The future looks cloudy. Intel’s Broadwell U 2+3 dual-core chips are likely planned for use in the next MacBook Air and 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, but V-R Zone reports there have been production delays, meaning units might not ship until February 2015. If you’ve been dying for those Retina MacBook Air rumors to finally come true, you probably will have a few extra months of waiting to do.

Digitimes gives a 15-month window for the new thinner MacBook. But hopefully it’ll be with us by the end of 2014.

Apple is planning to launch an even slimmer MacBook, possibly as soon as the end of 2014, or else the vaguer long-term date of 2015, according to a new report from Digitimes.

The rumor cites Taiwan-based supply chain makers, and claims that production of components has already begun in small volumes. The report also states that the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro is expected to be retired by the end of 2014.

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Check out how this former Apple employee announced his new baby

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Former Apple Online Store training manager Andreas Kleinke came up with a unique way of letting people know about his new family member.

How do you celebrate the arrival of a new member of the family? If you’re super Apple fan and former training manager for the Apple Online Store team Andreas Kleinke the answer is that you announce it in the same way Apple introduces a new product.

Adopting the minimalist design Apple is known for, Kleinke created a website for his new baby Jonathan, describing his son’s “20-inch seamless unibody enclosure,” “ten meticulously aligned fingers” and “maximum volume going all the way up to 120 dB.”

The site notes that parental sleep mode is disabled by default, and that gibberish comes as the pre-installed language, although additional language packs are available.

“The response has been truly amazing,” Kleinke tells Cult of Mac. “We already got hundreds emails from all around the globe, and there’s not a single mean one among them. Only very friendly people wishing the best. I’m sure Jonathan will be pleased, once he gets over that whole screaming thing.”

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Stylish metallic iPhone case minimizes signal loss, but stays on for good

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The AL13 iPhone case comes in an eye-catching electric blue and six other colors. Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

I’m torn these days between wanting a functional wallet-style case for my iPhone and something a bit more minimalist. I tend to switch cases as I need them because I haven’t found a one-case-fits-all solution that works for me.

The minimalist new AL13 metallic bumper case for iPhone 5 or iPhone 5s is quite a classy little addition to your important iOS device, combining good protection with looks that invite stares. It’s got all the great stuff of its ultrathin predecessor, but it’s also easier to put on and doesn’t have any issues with dropped calls due to signal loss.

It’s a bear to get off, though, so if you like to change your iPhone case as often as you change your mood, you’ll probably be a bit frustrated.

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