iOS Updates

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! No, not the Holidays. I’m talking about a new version of our iOS application of course. We have a bunch of new features giftwrapped and ready for your festive enjoyment (I know it’s July, shhh).

  1. Super-fast Phone Swapping

You can now transfer everything from your old phone to your new one with direct phone-to-phone transfer over WiFi. This means that transfers are up to 10x faster than the old phone swap so you can transfer all your photos, videos and contacts to a new phone in the blink of an eye (ok, it’s a little longer than that. But still really fast). To use phone swap, make sure that both phones have the latest version of Pogoplug installed and are on the same WiFi network, open the Pogoplug app, go to Settings and select either “Transfer From This Phone” or “Transfer To This Phone” depending on which direction you are swapping. Follow the on-screen instructions and you’re done!

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  1. Snapshot backup upgrades

Snapshots are now fully customizable, meaning you can choose what to backup in each snapshot, whether it’s photos only, or everything on your phone. We also added the ability to save more versions of snapshots so your backups are always up to date.

  1. Contacts

Contacts has been removed as a standalone item from the settings menu and integrated into the snapshot feature. This makes it easier to ensure that your contacts are protected and properly organized by combining all backup features into one simple-to-use snapshot.

  1. The Usual Miscellaneous Changes

In addition to the usual squashing of bugs and performance enhancements, we also made photos and videos separate again for easier sorting, added richer sharing options and removed the need for location services while uploading.

This is our best iOS app yet, so head over to the App Store and download it today!
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Sprint Now Offers Pogoplug’s Unlimited Cloud Storage

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Some things just go together. Milk and cookies. Mario and Luigi. Trix and silly rabbits…you get the picture. Cloud storage and your phone is one of these magical combinations: access everything everywhere and protect the photos, videos and contacts on your phone while you’re at it. And unlike Trix, cloud storage is for everyone (even silly rabbits), which is why Pogoplug is excited to announce that we are now Sprint’s preferred cloud storage provider. Customers can now add Pogoplug’s service to their monthly Sprint phone bill for just 5 bucks a month, making it easier than ever for mobile customers to enjoy the benefits of unlimited storage and backup on their phones.

 

Working with a company like Sprint is very exciting for us and we are pleased to welcome Sprint to our list of amazing partners. They are the only wireless company to offer truly unlimited data, and we are the only cloud storage company to offer truly unlimited storage, so I guess you could say it was a match made in heaven. Our partners have been instrumental in helping us spread the word about Pogoplug, and Sprint will undoubtedly help us reach more customers than ever.

 

Speaking of things that are important to us, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for your continued support of Pogoplug, and please stay tuned for new product launches coming soon! 2014 is going to be a big year for all of us at Pogoplug, and we have lots more awesome deals, features and products in the pipeline for the coming year. Thanks again for supporting us, and happy New Year to all of our awesome users!

New Look and Features for iOS 7

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Pogoplug now looks even better on iOS 7, and we’ve added a couple sweet new features as well, including multi-file share and background uploading.

New Design

The first thing you’ll notice when you open the new app is the design. We have re-built our app from the ground up to look and feel great on iOS 7, making the integration between Pogoplug and your iPhone seamless and beautiful. From the album view to the music player, every screen has a fresh look and an updated feel.

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Multi-file Share

We don’t think you should have to choose between sharing just one photo or an entire album. You need the flexibility to share what you want, how you want, which is why we have introduced multi-file share. Multi-file share allows you to select as many files as you want and share them however you want: by email, Facebook, or just by grabbing the link.

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Uploading

We have re-vamped the uploading flow to make it simpler and more powerful. Background uploading is now an option, so you can keep your photos protected as soon as you take them, whether you’re using the app or not. We also added an upload history and progress screen, so you can see the status of your uploads on the go and access recently uploaded photos instantly.

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Performance

Every update makes Pogoplug faster, and this one is no exception: this update will make Pogoplug run noticeably quicker so you can stream, share and back up your phone like never before. In keeping with the iOS 7 re-design, the settings page has been tweaked to make it simpler and give you access to the controls you use most. We have also integrated the airplay function into the iOS 7 control center: to airplay a song you simply start playing, swipe up from the bottom of your screen to bring up control center, select airplay and the destination, and voilà, your tunes are now broadcast wherever you want.

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We are super excited about this release and you should be too. So head over to the app store and download it now!

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Best Buy’s Geek Squad Now Armed With Pogoplug

Limited storage space just doesn’t cut it anymore; you need enough space to store your entire digital life in one place. We believe that everyone should be able to store, protect and share every photo, every video, everything for just 5 bucks a month. No catches, no limits, no hidden fees—just plain and simple unlimited storage across every device you have.

To make this dream a reality, Pogoplug has teamed with Best Buy to make affordable, unlimited cloud storage available to everyone. Not to toot our own horn (OK, well, maybe a little bit…) but Pogoplug is the only cloud storage provider that Best Buy trusts with their customers’ precious memories and data, and the only cloud storage service listed on the prestigious Geek Squad “setup sheet.” In a nutshell, with Best Buy’s Geek Squad, we’re offering customers their own cloud to store, protect and access their content.

Here’s how it works: when you buy a computer or tablet from any U.S. Best Buy, Geek Squad Agents (Best Buy’s army of tech specialists and certified computer geeks) will make sure your new devices are protected with Pogoplug Cloud. Rather than taking the time to manually back up your data and risk doing it wrong or not capturing it all, Geek Squad Agents will quickly help you create a Pogoplug Cloud account to move all of your existing content into a personal and private Pogoplug account. After that, all of your photos, videos, files and music can be easily accessed and shared from your new device. If you lose or break your phone, tablet or computer, none of your content is lost.

In addition to launching with Best Buy, we have partnered with major mobile carriers to help subscribers protect and share their digital lives both at home and abroad. We are the exclusive cloud provider for Bouygues Telecom in France and for Bezeq in Israel, and we have a very exciting new carrier partnership just after the New Year.

There are even more awesome products and launches on the horizon that we can’t tell you about yet (but trust us, they are going to be seriously cool).  Stay tuned for updates and premier partner launch announcements as we continue to bring Pogoplug to more customers in more places and spread the word about the future of online storage.

 

Internet Anonymity: How Safe Are You?

Think that when you visit a website, nobody knows you were there? Think again. As we increasingly rely on the Internet for just about everything we do, our information and identities are more valuable than ever. Everyone from advertisers to the NSA to your Joe-schmoe Internet scammer wants to know who you are, what you look at and where you live. Your activities and identity are tracked, recorded and even sold to the highest bidder in what has become a gold-rush of information gathering.

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There are many different kinds of tracking, and some are more dangerous than others. Facebook tracking you to serve you more relevant ads? Mildly creepy, sure, but most of us are ready to accept it for the convenience of keeping in touch with friends and clicking “like” on the occasional cat picture. The NSA’s widespread Internet surveillance? A little higher on the creep-o-meter, but at least there are some laws about what they can look at and when (…or so we are told). But what’s really worrisome is that someone, anyone, can get your actual home address with just your IP address, which is readily available to any website you visit. From posting reviews to online shopping, an unscrupulous administrator, disgruntled employee, or computer hacker can see what you looked at, what you said and more importantly, where you live.

That’s why Pogoplug created Safeplug, the world’s first plug-and-play anonymous browsing tool. It’s pretty simple: plug it into your Internet router and Safeplug protects and anonymizes your Internet connection automatically. Safeplug uses Tor, technology originally developed by the U.S. Navy, to mask who you are, where you live and what you do on the Internet.

How does it work, you may ask? Well that’s a little more complicated, but you can think of it like this: just as if you were driving a twisty, complicated route to throw off somebody following you, Safeplug routes your Internet traffic through lots of twists and turns by bouncing it through computers and relays across the globe. Somebody trying to track and identify you might be able to see the most recent turn you took, but they don’t know where you came from so they can’t figure out who you are or where you have been before.

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We created Safeplug because we want to bring the power of military-grade security technology into the homes of ordinary people. We want to make being anonymous on the Internet so easy that you don’t even have to think about it. With Safeplug, you can use your existing Internet browser: no downloads, no installs, no updates, just secure and simple anonymity on the Internet. You can even use it on your phone and tablet. We are excited to bring powerful security and safety to everyone. The more people who use Safeplug and Tor, the faster and more robust the network becomes, so join the online security movement and help everyone protect themselves, their homes and their families online. Buy Safeplug.

Check out some of our featured articles from launch day:

Engadget

Gigaom

Wired UK

 

New Android App

If you were left pondering why Android wasn’t getting any love with all our awesome new features, ponder no further. The new Android app is here! Download it now. You get all the new goodies in this release: playlists, photo albums, a slew of redesigned elements and more. Read all about it below, and then get it here. (Or the other way around, we don’t mind).

1. Playlists. Yep, just like the Web and iOS, Android now has playlists. Create them right on your device or on the Web to make streaming your entire music library to your phone even better.

 8_Playlist2. Photo Albums. With the addition of photo album support, Pogoplug truly is your one-stop shop for protecting and sharing every photo you have across all your devices. Keep your photos organized in one safe place, and share them easily with friends and family.

 4_Photos3. Multi-file upload. Now you can quickly upload a whole bunch of photos from your device to your cloud. Easy!

4. SMS backup. Protect your SMS messages in our safe and secure cloud with one touch (supported phones only).

5. Speed Freak. This new app has a serious case of lead foot: upload files and back up your phone before you can say “lead foot is a really antiquated expression.”

6. Tweaks. We tweaked this app so much it’s like Breaking Bad up in here. Tons of little (and not-so-little) improvements to make your Pogoplug experience seamless, easy and prettier than ever.

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If you are ready to experience our new app, take a deep breath, keep calm, and click here.