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Gmail And Google Drive Are On The Fritz: Is This Update Causing The Problem?

Google Drive's redesign debuted along with a worldwide outage of Google's Gmail and even Google Drive services. The outage lasted a few good hours with other users still reporting issues with specific use cases.

Google March 13, 2019

Say Hello To Google One: How Does It Compare To iCloud, Amazon, Dropbox, And More

Analysts compared the new Google One service to its competitors to determine which one offers the best value. According to the details, Amazon Drive comes out on top for the storage size it provides.

Google May 15, 2018

Google One Debuts With New Paid Customer Storage Plans For Google Drive: What Does It Offer?

Google is revamping the paid consumer storage tiers for Google Drive customers, upgrading them to Google One. Here's what it means, what it brings, what changes, and how much it will cost.

Google May 14, 2018

Google Drive Gets Fresh New Material Design Look To Match Gmail

Google has updated Drive with a bunch of Material Design tweaks, bringing its look closer to Gmail’s latest redesign. The new interface goes live for all users in the coming weeks.

Google May 10, 2018

Microsoft Is Trying To Steal Dropbox, Google Customers With OneDrive Deal: What You Need To Know

Microsoft has revealed a new deal for users currently under competing cloud storage services. Businesses can now switch to OneDrive for free and use it until their contract with a competing service ends.

Microsoft February 7, 2018

Google Finally Explains Why Some People Were Locked Out Of Google Docs

Google Docs users got a bit of a spook on Halloween, but not from ghosts. Google locked them out of their documents for some reason, but it has now clarified exactly what happened.

Google November 3, 2017

Here's Why You Should Sign Up For Google's Advanced Protection Program: Stay Safe From Phishing, Hacking

Google's new Advanced Protection Program is out to protect you online from malware, hacking, phishing, and any other method of stealing your personal and sensitive information.

Security October 18, 2017

Google Drive For Mac, PC Shuts Down March 2018, Will Be Replaced By Backup And Sync Tool

Google has announced that it’s shutting down the Google Drive app for Mac and PC in March 2018. Existing users can continue using the service via two new backup apps: Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream.

Apps/Software September 8, 2017

Backup And Sync From Google Desktop Tool Now Available To Windows, Mac Users

Users may now finally download Google’s handy Backup and Sync tool, which puts folders up in the cloud for easy access. The tool is now available for both Mac and Windows owners.

Apps/Software July 13, 2017

You Can Back Up Your Entire PC Using Google Drive Soon

Google will release a tool called Backup and Sync late June, a dedicated backup tool for Drive which can monitor files wherever they’re stored. The move stands to make Google Drive a more attractive cloud storage option than rival services.

Google June 14, 2017

Amazon Drive Gets 1 TB Limit: How Does It Compare With Other Cloud Storage Options Now?

With Amazon officially gutting its unlimited free storage plan on Amazon Drive, it’s possible users are now looking for other alternatives. Here are some of the best cloud storage solutions, including their pricing details.

Internet June 9, 2017

New Google Drive Features To Help Teams Migrate Massive Files To Google Cloud

Google has expanded Google Drive’s functionality by adding new features to help enterprises set up and manage team drives through its cloud storage.

Google March 10, 2017

Dropbox Is Launching Paper Out Of Beta And Rolling Out Smart Sync

Dropbox announced that Paper and Smart Sync services are now available for its users. These solutions are crucial in the manner the company is reinventing itself into a more collaborative platform for business.

Apps/Software January 30, 2017

Google Wants iPhone Users To Switch To Pixel Or Any Other Android As Drive For iOS Gets Update

Google updates Drive for iOS to get more iPhone users to make the big OS switch to Pixel, Pixel XL, or any other Android device.

Google December 13, 2016

Slack And Google Bolster Alliance As Competition From Microsoft Teams And Workplace By Facebook Heats Up

Microsoft and Facebook threatens to dominate the collaboration platforms with their new solutions. An old-timer in this segment, Slack intends to push back through a partnership with Google, which will enable its users to access more productivity features.

Apps/Software December 8, 2016

Plex Adds Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive And Dropbox Support To Plex Cloud: Here's How To Set Things Up

Plex Cloud now supports Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox, adding more cloud storage providers in the mix aside from Amazon Cloud Drive.

Apps/Software December 5, 2016

Microsoft Improves Outlook With Facebook Photos And Google Drive Integration

Microsoft is expected to launch new features for Outlook.com in the near future, allowing users to send Facebook Photos and Google Drive attachments directly from the web app.

Apps/Software September 16, 2016

Google Updates Inbox App With New Integration Features For Google Drive, Alerts, Trello And GitHub

Google Inbox will get new integration features for Trello and GitHub as well as other Google products, such as Drive and Alerts. The update is available across the Android, iOS and web platforms.

Apps/Software August 9, 2016

Evernote Receives Google Drive Integration: What This Means For You

Evernote announced Google Drive integration that allows users to easily add files to notes. The beta is available for the web in Chrome and the Android app.

Google May 13, 2016

Google Drive Adds Selective Sync To Help You Free Up Storage Space

Google Drive just made customizing backups of hard drive data way easier. The recent update allows users to clear SSD or HDD space by tapping into Google Drive’s cloud storage potential.

Apps/Software April 16, 2016

Google Is Giving Away 2GB Of Free Drive Storage If You Complete Account Security Checkup

Get 2 GB free storage space on Google Drive simply by completing your account security checkup. It's a quick and painless process, taking only a few minutes of your time. Here's how to do it.

Internet February 9, 2016

You Can No Longer Use Google My Tracks After April 30: Here's How To Export Your Data

Google is shutting down the My Tracks app from April 30. Users have the option of exporting their data from My Tracks to Google Drive or an external media.

Apps/Software January 30, 2016

Google Drive Update Makes It Easier To Organize Your Files

Google wants to help consumers make sense of Drive's clutter. The latest update for the cloud storage service brings three new tools to make cleaning up Drive easier.

Apps/Software January 15, 2016

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Drops $50 Off 64 GB Version On Amazon: Get It Now For $249

The ASUS ZenPad S is now more affordable than ever with a price drop seen on Amazon. Users can now get the 64 GB ZenPad S with an 8-inch display for only $249.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech December 19, 2015

Google Really Wants To Keep Drive Safe: $1M Set Aside For Security Research Grants

Google announced it will be investing $1 million to fund security research grants next year in a bid to keep files on Google Drive safe.

Internet December 18, 2015

Google Drive Templates Headed To Docs, Sheets And Slides Mobile Apps On Android And iOS

Google brings Web-based templates of Docs, Sheets and Slides to mobile users of Android and iOS devices. By simply clicking the Add New button, users can opt to choose a template instead of opening a plain, unfilled document.

Apps/Software December 16, 2015

Google Drive Gets Improved Search To Help You Find Files Easier

Google updated its Google Drive to help users find their files in an easy manner. The newly added features, though, will be rolled out in the succeeding weeks.

Apps/Software December 10, 2015

Amazon Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage For $5 Per Year: How This Compares To OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive And More

Amazon is offering a massive discount on Cloud Drive subscription fee. Customers can pay $5 for one year and get unlimited cloud storage for a year.

Internet November 30, 2015

Google Announces Local Guides Program Where Restaurant Reviewers Can Earn Points For Rewards

Google's Local Guides program allows reviewers to earn point toward early access to new products and 1 TB of free Drive storage.

Apps/Software November 16, 2015

Google Drive For Android And iOS Get Updated To Add Sharing Notifications, Easier Access And File Previews

Google rolled out a trio of improvements to Google Drive on mobile. These include share notifications for Android and iOS, and file access requests and file previews for Android.

Apps/Software November 5, 2015

Google Wants To Take Away Microsoft’s Customers By Offering Free Google Apps For Work

Google has announced that it is now offering Google Apps for Work to customers for free while they are still under agreements from rivals such as Microsoft. The company also plans to help businesses pay for the switch to Google Apps for Work.

Apps/Software October 20, 2015

Google Docs Outage Was The Perfect Excuse For Workers To Slack Around And Create These Hilarious Memes

When Google Drive, particularly Google Docs, went down, users vented their frustration on Twitter. Here are some hilarious memes and one-liners from netizens over the Google Docs outage.

Apps/Software October 11, 2015

WhatsApp Users On Android Will Now Be Able To Back Up Everything On Google Drive

WhatsApp users will now be able to back up their chat history, photos, video and other content in Google Drive using their Android devices. The new integration feature is rolling out in the next couple of months.

Apps/Software October 8, 2015

Google Takes One-Two Punch At Photos For iOS With Updated Photos And Google Drive Apps

Google released an updated version of its Photos app for iOS, bringing with it new features previously released for Photos for Android. However, one notable feature is still missing.

Apps/Software October 5, 2015

Google Says Google Drive Now Has 1 Million Customers, Improves Security To Get More

As Google Drive attracts more paying customers, Google rolls out new enhanced security features to lure more businesses and organizations to its service.

Internet September 24, 2015

Google Drive Can Host Websites For Free But You Only Have One Year Left To Use The Service

By Aug. 31, 2016, Google will discontinue the free website hosting service available for Drive users. If you just found out about this tool, you only have a year to avail of the service.

Internet September 2, 2015

It's Official: WhatsApp (Slowly) Rolls Out Google Drive Backup Functionality

WhatsApp is slowly rolling out a new feature that allows users to back up their chats on the cloud. Users will need to have WhatsApp beta version 2.12.235 installed to use this new feature.

Apps/Software August 17, 2015

Google Sidesteps Microsoft OneDrive With Drive Office Plugin

Google has released a plugin for Drive that lets Microsoft Office communicate directly with a user's Google Drive folder, allowing users to open and save files stored in Drive directly from Office.

Apps/Software July 22, 2015

Google Drive Now Lets You Open And Edit Microsoft Office Files

Google is launching Google Drive for Microsoft Office, a new plugin that will allow users to access all of their Google Drive-based documents such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint directly from their desktop Microsoft apps.

Apps/Software July 22, 2015

Google+ Photos Makes The Jump To Google Drive

Google has added a Google Photos tab in Google Drive, essentially signaling the beginning of features being unbundled from Google+. The feature has long been anticipated by Google+ Photos users.

Apps/Software March 31, 2015

WhatsApp May Soon Add Backup And Restore Feature For Chat History

WhatsApp may soon find an easier and simpler way for users to back up and restore their chat history. By integration with Google Drive, the entire process of backing up becomes automated and definitely free from the app’s currently tedious backup and restore function.

Apps/Software March 31, 2015

What's The Best Cloud Storage Service: Amazon Cloud Drive vs. Google Drive For Work vs. Dropbox vs. OneDrive

Thinking of moving your files to the cloud? You're not alone. Here is how to choose the best cloud storage service that's right for you.

Internet March 27, 2015

Want 2GB Extra Google Drive Storage? Complete This Google Security Checkup

Google is giving away an extra 2GB of space on Google Drive to those who perform a security checkup on their account by Feb. 17. The gift of extra space will be a permanent feature in the users' Drive storage.

Internet February 12, 2015

USB Vs. Google Drive Vs. Dropbox: Which Data Storage Option Is Best For You?

A number of different storage options have emerged over the past few years, including Google Drive, Dropbox and the humble USB drive. But which form of storage is best for you? You may just be surprised to find the latest and greatest isn't the best fit.

Apps/Software January 28, 2015

Google Drive Vs. Dropbox: Which Cloud Storage is Best for Your Needs

Dropbox and Google Drive are at the forefront of cloud storage, offering users an increasingly large amount of online storage for free or for a small fee. Yet it can be hard to determine which option will best fit your needs and what features you want and don't want. Here's a look at what's happening between these two powerhouses.

Internet January 1, 2015

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