CNET: How to set up a shared library with Google Photos

CNET: How to set up a shared library with Google Photos. “Although we are both equipped with an iPhone, I take many more photos than my wife, which makes me the photo keeper of the family. When the occasion arises to show a photo of one of our two kids to a friend (that we have not already posted to Instagram), she asks me to dig through the photos on my phone and find the requested image. Now, thanks to new shared libraries from Google Photos, I no longer need to serve as the family’s photo retriever.”

ZDNet: Microsoft to shut down its Docs.com file-sharing site December 15

ZDNet: Microsoft to shut down its Docs.com file-sharing site December 15. “Officials posted a notice of the planned end of service on June 9 on its Docs.com site. In that note, Microsoft attributed overlap between SlideShare, which is part of LinkedIn, and OneDrive with Docs.com as the reasons for the December 2017 closing. Microsoft bought LinkedIn last year.”

Dropbox Announces New Products (PRESS RELEASE)

Dropbox has made some updates and rolled them out in a big PRESS RELEASE. “Dropbox today launched a series of new products and business solutions that will transform the future of teamwork. Companies are increasingly organizing themselves around teams, and Dropbox is building the tools they need to be creative and productive. Today’s launches include Smart Sync (formerly Project Infinite), Dropbox Paper, a redesigned Dropbox web interface with improved collaboration features, and new Dropbox Business packages.”

Threatpost: Box.com Plugs Account Data Leakage Flaw

Threatpost: Box.com Plugs Account Data Leakage Flaw. “Box.com has changed the way it handles publicly shared accounts and folders after a researcher found confidential documents and data belonging to Box.com users via Google, Bing and other search engines. While Box.com maintains this is a case of its customers unintentionally over-sharing, it says it has ‘fixed’ the issue.”

Google Launches “Team Drives” in Beta / Testing Release

Google has launched “Team Drives” in what looks like early beta. “Google is opening up applications to businesses interested in testing its new file-sharing product called Team Drives. Announced earlier this fall, the focus of Team Drives is to offer companies an easier way to share files across their organization, along with more granular access controls over the content those shared folders contain.”