Weekly News: Dropbox gets a major redesign, Monzo is coming to US and more...

Weekly News: Dropbox gets a major redesign, Monzo is coming to US and more...

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This week’s news comes on Tuesday 18th June 2019.

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Summary

  • A Behind the Scenes look at the Evernote servers

  • Dropbox for desktop gets a major redesign

  • Soon available Microsoft To-Do for Mac

  • Monzo is coming to US

  • Major flaw discovered in the popular Evernote extension for Chrome

  • Dropbox Paper introduces a cursor garden feature

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A Behind the Scenes look at the Evernote servers

In this new video, Evernote CEO Ian Small chats with a senior engineer about their behind the scenes work to improve how data is stored and retrieved managing a vast network of servers in Evernote, in order to ensure a more stable and reliable service.

Dropbox for desktop gets a major redesign

Dropbox is rolling out a big design overhaul for the desktop apps for Mac and Windows.

Some of the features:

  • Create, access, and share cloud content (both Google Drive and Microsoft Office).

  • Create and store shortcuts to any website alongside your content in Dropbox.

  • Use one search box to search across all of your content.

  • Collaborate using the new Dropbox and Slack integration.

  • Zoom integration.

  • Folder descriptions to help the team understand more about the work they’re doing.

  • File activity.

  • Feedback sharing through comments right alongside your content.

Additional information can be found here.

Microsoft To-Do for Mac

The desktop app for Mac of Microsoft To-Do is now available for preorder.

Monzo is coming to US

British mobile-only bank Monzo launches in the US after hitting 2.2 million customers. Unlike traditional banks, it's only available via the iOS and Android apps calling itself the "bank of the future".

Some of its features include instant notifications for your spending and updates on your bank balance, easy ways to send money to friends and family that use the service, and more.

Major flaw discovered in the popular Evernote extension for Chrome

The Evernote Chrome extension has been affected by a critical flaw that could have allowed hackers to hijack your browser and steal sensitive information from any website you accessed. The cybersecurity researchers who discovered it said "the vulnerability (CVE-2019-12592) resided in the ways Evernote Web Clipper extension interacts with websites, iframes and inject scripts, eventually breaking the browser's same-origin policy (SOP) and domain-isolation mechanisms. [...] the vulnerability could allow an attacker-controlled website to execute arbitrary code on the browser in the context of other domains on behalf of users, leading to a Universal Cross-site Scripting (UXSS or Universal XSS) issue." (Source)

Dropbox Paper introduces a cursor garden feature

Dropbox Paper designers introduced a new funny feature to create a nature themed “park” to rest your cursor. Very useful for those shared documents where you end up seeing a bunch of colored cursors from team members and collaborators across the page.

Dropbox Paper Cursor Garden Feature

You just have to copy and paste one of the following commands and press Enter:

  • /garden

  • /garden office

  • /garden ocean

  • /garden forest


That’s all for this week!

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