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Nextcloud Android 3.1 app improves UI, 50% faster file listing and more
Straight from the Hackweek in Stuttgart, we release the Nextcloud 3.1 app with many small improvements, bug fixes and speed improvements. What‘s new and improved? Building on the strong 3.0 release just two months ago, this version delivers a series of improvements, including: Improved support for Android 8.x Oreo Significant … Continued Read more.
US cloud companies give up fight for privacy
The Verge reports how Microsoft and the US Department of Justice have withdrawn the Supreme Court Case about accessing data operated in different countries. The reason is that everyone accepted the new CLOUD act as good enough, something the Electronic Frontier Foundation strongly disagrees with. What does this mean for … Continued Read more.
DICOM viewer for Nextcloud continues to make progress
Some time ago we announced the availability of a DICOM viewer for Nextcloud. DICOM files are used widely in the medical sector for viewing and storing medical images like those for radiography, mammography or MRI with embedded patient information. The application was developed by Aysel Afsar Ozkan and has already … Continued Read more.
Spring of Code, Spring into Code
Guest post by Arati, who together with Jessica makes up Team Popcorn that has applied to RGSoC2018 with Nextcloud. Lessons from Applying to RGSoC The very first lesson to take away from Rails Girls Summer of Code is that it is not in fact limited to Rails developers. Once I … Continued Read more.
How to pick the right open source solution
For good reasons, you decided to go for an open source solution but there are several different projects to choose from. Which one to pick? Here are four things to keep an eye on. 1. Health of the project By far the most important question is: how healthy is the … Continued Read more.
Contributing to Nextcloud covered in Dutch Linux Magazine
We recently got sent a scan of the Dutch Linux Magazine which covered Nextcloud last January in a rather awesome way. André Fondse contributed two-factor authentication support for Telegram and described in the article how that came to be and how it went. It made for a great story about how … Continued Read more.
Partner Case Study: Intel OnApp is the cloud your organization needs
Nextcloud partner Omnis Systems Ltd recently did a case study on the OnApp private cloud solution used by UK based Ambiental Risk Analytics. The cloud is used for data analysis but also runs Nextcloud with Collabora Online integration to support the productivity of employees, partners and customers. OnApp by Omnis-systems … Continued Read more.
Mobile note taking with your private cloud: announcing Joplin/Nextcloud integration
Open source Evernote competitor Joplin introduced Nextcloud integration, making it easy for users to keep their notes to themselves. Nextcloud is an open source, self-hosted file sync and share server designed to keep you in control over your data. And notes! Joplin and Nextcloud are thus a great match. Read … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud Talk 1.1.0 with Push-to-talk, improved call actions, F-droid support
Today Nextcloud releases Nextcloud Talk for Android 1.1. This update brings a number of interface and feature improvements to the Android app, including Push-to-talk, F-Droid support and improved call actions. Nextcloud Talk is a self-hosted, enterprise-ready audio/video and text chat solution giving users the highest degree of control over their … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud 13.0.1, 12.0.6 and 11.0.8 available with improved password protection
We have made available minor updates to Nextcloud 11, 12 and 13. As usual, these bring stability and reliability improvements and we urge all users to upgrade at their earliest convenience! Customers can rely on the stand-by upgrade support from Nextcloud GmbH if needed. If you are on Nextcloud 11 … Continued Read more.
Join us at our next hackweek!
  Time for another hackweek! We were really happy to meet some of you at FOSDEM, 34c3 and other events, but it has been a while since we have spent a whole week together! The next hackweek will happen from April 9th to April 13th and we hope that a … Continued Read more.
The ever expanding Markdown app
Some of you might be familiar with the Nextcloud Markdown Editor. It has been improving steadily over the last months, encompassing a wide variety of capabilities beyond simple Markdown. Markdown? Wikipedia explains Markdown like this: Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax. It is designed so … Continued Read more.
How Nextcloud protects your business from license uncertainty
Running a business is balancing risks as any signed contract or bought product can cause problems down the line. The fine print in various contracts and software licenses need close scrutiny. The AGPL under which Nextcloud delivers its software gives enterprises the certainty that comes with a widely used and … Continued Read more.
One of the organizations behind reporting on the Panama Papers uses Nextcloud
OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) is one of the many organizations that were involved with the release of the Panama Papers. Considering the nature of work OCCRP does, they rely heavily on vendor neutral, enterprise grade open source technologies. We talked to Michał “Rysiek” Wozniak, Chief Information Security … Continued Read more.
Irony: Dropbox saved 75 million by moving away from cloud hosting
Dropbox, in its S1-statement last Friday, showed it reduced its operating costs by nearly 75 million over the next two years by moving storage away from Amazon onto its own infrastructure. Cost savings are only one part of why moving away from cloud storage can be beneficial, but it is … Continued Read more.
Nextcloud will check passwords against database of HaveIBeenPwned
Users tend to use the same passwords in multiple locations, which poses a significant risk in case passwords are stolen. Last Thursday, Security researcher Troy Hunt, known from his site HaveIBeenPwned, expanded his existing dataset of 306 million leaked passwords with another 200 million, bringing the total to half a … Continued Read more.
Digital Imaging for Medicine in Nextcloud
In the last months, Aysel Afsar Ozkan integrated a Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) viewer in Nextcloud, making it available for medical professionals to review Radiography or Tomography images easily and, more importantly, securely. Introducing DICOM DICOM is the international standard to transmit, retrieve, store, print, process and … Continued Read more.
Valentine’s day: we love Free Software!
It is that time of the year again, a day to profess love. And we’d like to join in. As community, we’re collaborating and producing privacy protecting software under a set of licenses which lets us work together in a transparent, open and efficient way! This was a central reason … Continued Read more.

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