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PS3 Firmware Holds Amazing New Feature… Dropbox Support

TG writes: With the release of PS3 firmware v4.10, gamers across the PlayStation Network are now not only scurrying around their consoles to find new, and often hidden features added by Sony, but are also exploring the upgraded web browser. However, with that upgraded browser now comes support for what could be considered a killer app on the PS3… Dropbox support.

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TerminalGamer2081d ago

YES!

Works great for downloading!

fluffydelusions2080d ago

It's like a just woke up from a coma or something..srly. New browser, dropbox wat?? I haven't turned on my PS3 in 2 days when did this happen?

inveni02080d ago

You haven't turned on your PS3 in two days? Dude....you're missing out...

SonyNGP2080d ago

I haven't powered on my PS3 in weeks.

frostypants2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

I hate to say it, but the PS3 browser is now slower to load everything for me than it was before. Yeah, it renders better, but it takes a lot longer to do it. Hopefully it's just something on my end.

Anyone else notice this? Could just be my router or something.

irepbtown2080d ago

Just turned on my PS3, so its updating right now.
This sounds sweeeeet with a little bit of sugar on top.

nanometric2080d ago

Honestly, I haven't powered mine in months, damn Team Fortress 2 eating away all my gaming time >_<

darthv722080d ago

anyone can use this right? You dont have to be a plus member? It would be cool to be able to use it for game saves as i am not a plus member.

BubloZX2080d ago

I havent turned my ps3 on in weeks but thats because my ps3 and 360 are back home. Thank god I got a ps vita and my gaming laptop

shoddy2080d ago

It nice to have my game save data everywhere.

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darthv722080d ago

thanks for that. I was looking around on the web for any info about using dropbox for game saves. I guess for now you cant. The cloud storage option for game saves is still plus members only.

Makes sense as if people used dropbox for saves then it would be one less selling point for plus.

DigitalxPiracy2080d ago

I sold my entire PS3 collection. It's now a Blu-Ray player lol.

moparful992080d ago

I don't know if this was a unique instance or if anyone else had experienced this, but I DL'ed a game from the store last night and I kid you not from start to finish it took maybe 90secs ... I don't know if it had anything to do with the size and compression of the game or if the new update significantly increased download and install times? Anyone else experience this??

vitz32080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

o.0 See what I don't get is people's reaction to this. Yes it's Dropbox on your PS3, but it's not exactly a "feature"... It's just that the browser works with the web version of Dropbox for downloading...

I don't see how this is a "feature" for the PS3. Its not like the developers working on this firmware update suddenly stood up from their desks and yelled "DROPPABAWKSA!" This is a side effect of the browser upgrade and actually has nothing to do with the "feature set" of the actual PS3 nor should it be called supported. It's not like either Dropbox or Sony put in any effort to make this work specifically with the system, they just updated the browser and this is a result. So if a website that was broken in the old browser and now it works should we also be making dozens of articles about how the PS3 adds website X or Y support? This article is beyond stupid and I can't facepalm hard enough to react to this.

My phone can navigate and use the Dropbox website in the same manner but I'd never call it a feature. Its just accessing a "feature" of the website. Bandwagons are too damn easy for idiots to jump on these days.

inB4 disagrees calling me a PS3 hater.

I'd also like to point out that the writer of this posted his personal Dropbox invite link in the article twice so anyone who signs up through it gives the writer an extra 250MB or so per sign up. Congrats guys, you just gave him a shitton of storage space.

suicidalblues2080d ago

"DROPPABAWKSA"

That was hilarious!

zag2080d ago

I've bought a new slim PS3 powered it up 2 times and the fat PS3 hasn't been used in 6 months !

beat that!

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Armyless2080d ago

And if you're participating in the new Dropbox beta, you can get an additional 5 GB free. It's a little bit of work to get there, but I'm up to 8.5 GB of Dropbox space completely free of charge.

MagicAccent2080d ago

How do you enter the beta? :D

aftrdark212080d ago

I downloaded the beta from here. http://www.techspot.com/new...
Thanks for the info about the beta.

Armyless2080d ago

For the desperate, you can copy photos to a USB flash drive and use the Windows autoplay importer on it.

For the truly desperate, you can just use a handful of photos -- or even wallpapers -- batch resize them, crop, rotate, rename etc.. using something like Irfanview.

A couple dozen 1080p wallpapers resized to 200MB-300MB each ought to be considerably effective. :-)

Majin-vegeta2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

I also noticed they added so you can take game screen shots when your in a game go to the photosection and there should be something that allows you to do it...i just checked and it's not there anymore hmm wierd.

ftwrthtx2080d ago

That's been there for a while but it's only for a few games. The developer has to add that in.

NeoBasch2080d ago

I'll be using this feature a lot. They should put it on the XMB.

Blaze9292080d ago

"If there’s one thing that many, many PS3 owners have been longing for, it was Dropbox support on their consoles."

huh? This is the first time I'm ever hearing about anyone 'longing' for dropbox support on the ps3 or any console. Maybe I'm missing the big deal but I don't exactly see how this is a killer app or an "amazing new feature."

I'll still use external HDDs. A nice novelty feature surely but far from amazing and longed for. imo at least

taylork372080d ago

I definitely haven't seen it being "longed" for, but it is definitely an awesome new feature.

Previous to this I was using a flash drive and now instead of having to put the file on that flash drive and plug it into the PS3, all I have to do is drop the file onto a drop box folder and I can access it anytime on the PS3.

MagicAccent2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

What?
No more fumbling around for an usb stick.
You can drop music, movies and photos and just download them on the PS3 whenever. That's bloody convenient if you ask me.

PetitPiPi2080d ago

Love Dropbox! I use it daily for work.

The only problem I see is with big files like videos. You need to upload them to Dropbox only to download them. I use Tversity and stream everything from my PC. Way easier imo.

Very cool nonetheless.

Silly gameAr2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

This is the first time I've ever heard of Dropbox, let alone wanting it for PS3, but I'm definitely going to check it out. Sounds like it might be handy.

wolokowoh2080d ago

@PetitPiPi One advantage if you get in the beta, which gives you 8.5 gb, would be moving files over than are larger than 4gb like digital copies of movies over to your PS3 for storage on PS3. My PC only has 34 gb of storage left so whenever I get a digital copy of something now I can just transfer it over to the PS3 using it as an external HDD since I have 500gb HDD in it. With it on PS3 that frees up memory on my PC and allows me to watch it on my TV as well.

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Christopher2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

What would be awesome is if we could use Dropbox to upload and download saves.

@Silly gameAr: If you're big into portable document management for smartphones and tablets, dropbox is one of the best things since sliced bread. No matter where I am or what device I have with me, I can download any important documents I may need as long as I have service.

Silly gameAr2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

Ah, okay. Not really into all of that, but I can see how it would be a good tool for those that are.

duplissi2079d ago

you should check out box as well, a while back i got in on a promotion for 50gb for free. they have ios, android, wp7, webos, and bbos apps.

gigreen2080d ago

Whatever...

It's way more convinient to just put files on a USB stick and load in onto the PS3. And much faster too.

Christopher2080d ago

Depends. If I can upload a media file from anywhere, share it with tons of friends, and download it to my PS3, that could be a big help to many people and easier than copying a file one or more times to one or more USB drives.

Septic2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

Dropbox actually helped me out a lot this Monday where we had a powercut at the office and no one could carry on working apart from me, because I save all my stuff on dropbox. I just carried on working on my phone.

I don't think dropbox has been a much requested feature on the PS3 at all but its handy to have.

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NJShadow2081d ago

Oh... my... gosh... FINALLY! Geeze, I know a TON of folks have been looking forward to this over on the Dropbox forums. Crap, and this actually works! Pulling over a bunch of my music right now... Thank you Sony! (It's about time!)

ftwrthtx2081d ago

This new browser is really looking better and better.

WitWolfy2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

I dunno to me the browser still seems the same... Takes ages to load ANYTHING! And im using a 4MB ADSL as well...

ftwrthtx2079d ago

I have 15/15 MBPS FiO so maybe that's the difference.

WitWolfy2075d ago

Doubt it, if my PC's browser is fast cant see why the PS3 browser should be any different.

Dont tell me the PS3 browswer needs more then 450KB/s just to load a simple web page.

kc_chang2081d ago

Smooth browsing. Now the only thing left is, what to download.

MagicAccent2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

Goat porn?

yew...

Christopher2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

I hope by Goat Porn you mean the original Conan the Barbarian, in which there is a scene to which such actions are alluded.

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Sizzon2081d ago

ps3themes.com has awesome themes :)

NukaCola2080d ago

@sizzon

been using them for years now. It's a great site. They are now moving into animated themes that are really cool. I have an 8bit seen from SotC and it looks pretty sick.

Also recommend:

StageVU which allows for a youtube like movie/TV streaming and you can download the stuff to the XMB under Video.

Project Free TV which works great already but now better.

Insomnia_842080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

/wrong post

MRMagoo1232080d ago

I put in ps3themes site on google and it prevented me from going there saying the site has malware and something isnt right, whats up with that ?

KratosWitAGun2080d ago

you can stream and download HQ youtube videos at ps3youtube.com

SSKILLZ2080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

Fantastic I'm gonna go download Epic Rap Battles of Hystory season 2

HmongAmerican2080d ago

plus u can download video to your ps3 hard drive.

bobbyluv2081d ago

im writing this comment on my ps3, works great hope they keep these updates coming.

Insomnia_842080d ago (Edited 2080d ago )

Nice!!

Insomnia_842080d ago

Commenting on N4G from my PS3 just got better!! I've also noticed that downloads are faste an no freezing while browsing!! GREAT UPDATE!