Dropbox Doubles Pro Subscriber Space


Chris Herbert:

The very popular folder sync service Dropbox is giving every Pro member a big surprise today by doubling the amount of space of their Dropbox account. Pro accounts will now get double the space they had before. Their new blog post says, “Today we’re happy to announce that our upgrades are getting a huge upgrade! Dropbox Pro now comes in flavors of 100 and 200 GB, but at the price of the original 50 and 100 GB plans. For those of you who need even more space, a brand new 500 GB plan is also joining the posse! If you’re already a Dropbox Pro subscriber, just take a seat and enjoy the fireworks — your Dropbox will supersize itself automatically tonight.”

Having spent much of the weekend wrangling Dropbox into a central position for my newfound multi-Mac setup, I must say that I’m excited about this. Dropbox is a fantastic service, and the new level of space is utterly deserving of the cost.

Considering the increasing competition in the cloud storage space, Dropbox appears to be on the right track, indeed.

The full announcement from Dropbox is on the Official Dropbox Blog.

Alfred Matures, Reaches Version 1.0

Alfred, the popular Mac app, has officially reached version 1.0 today. Alfred is easily one of my favorite Mac apps.

Don Southard has a great rundown for MacStories:

The public release of Alfred 1.0 is now available and brings with it a multitude of new features as well as improvements to existing ones. For most software developers reaching version 1.0 is a special milestone. I had the opportunity to speak with Andrew Pepperrell, the developer of Alfred, about his thoughts regarding this release and this is what he had to say:

Alfred 1.0 is a meaningful release; it’s more than just the new features. Version 1.0 marks Alfred’s maturity in my own mind, and users will no longer see him as unfinished. To be honest, 0.9 should have been 1.0… maybe even 0.8

If you haven't tried it out yet, I'd highly recommend it.

Angry Birds Reaches Half a Billion Downloads

Roxio's Angry Birds

In less than two years, Angry Birds has reached half a billion downloads across its various platforms.

It is very clear to see: casual, mobile gaming has not only become the clear path for future gaming, but has also redefined the gaming demographic in a very profound way.

Some statistics (via MacStories):

  • #1 in 79 countries
  • 266 billion levels played
  • 400 billion birds shot
  • 44 billion stars collected
  • 200,000 years played Angry Birds total
  • 300 million minutes played daily