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Box.net Gives 50GB worth of Cloud Storage To iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Users

Cloud storage service provider Box.net announced yesterday that it will be giving 50GB worth of cloud storage space to any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch users who download and use its iOS application.

The free service is normally limited to 5GB but the extra storage can be unlocked simply by using the application. The additional storage space will also come with an increase in the size of files supported (from 25MB to 100MB).

Box.net did a similar scheme for TouchPad users but given that there are tens of millions of iOS users worldwide, the outfit may find that it has bitten off far more than it can chew.

The site is currently running very slowly and Box.net's announcement (opens in new tab) on their blog goes to a blank page which informs us it is currently down due to "capacity problems".

The service is compatible with Apple's AirPlay which means that you should be able to stream content from any iOS device to an Apple TV, plus Box.net's service is less restrictive when it comes to the file formats.

Note that you will have to upgrade the box.net app to the latest version (v2.4.3) in order to acquire the bonus storage, which you can download from iTunes (opens in new tab).

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.