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TogetherJS Is Mozilla’s Real-Time Collaboration Tool That Works Anywhere On The Web TogetherJS Is Mozilla’s Real-Time Collaboration Tool That Works Anywhere On The Web

Real-time collaboration is an important part of the modern Web. In fact, you could argue that it’s the most important aspect of any modern Web app – just look at how much emphasis Google Docs puts on working together. Unfortunately, …

Google Drive Slides Make Presentations Easy Google Drive Slides Make Presentations Easy

Many people probably find themselves frustrated by the recent struggle with PowerPoint and other Office programs, which now require a paid subscription for services that were once free and included on most computers. Students, like this writer, find particular stress …

Google Makes Quickoffice Free To All Users, Gives Away Drive Storage Google Makes Quickoffice Free To All Users, Gives Away Drive Storage
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Google announced on Thursday that it is making Quickoffice free for everyone. The product had been free for Google Apps for Business customers, but now it’s free for anybody with a Google account. Google acquired the productivity software in June …

Google Drive For iOS Just Got A Lot Better Google Drive For iOS Just Got A Lot Better
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If you’ll recall, Google launched an update to its Google Drive app for Android back in May. This notably brought the ability to preview files. Now, Drive for iOS has gotten a similar update, along with a new look. “Today‚Äôs …

Google Now Suggests Search Results For You To Link To While Creating Documents In Google Drive Google Now Suggests Search Results For You To Link To While Creating Documents In Google Drive

Google is now suggesting actual search results for people to link to while they’re creating documents and slides in Google Drive. Google has already had a feature that lets you find results to link to, but now it’s adding the …

Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages Google Drive Launches In 18 More Languages

Google announced today that it is launching Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) in eighteen new languages. These include: Afrikaans Amharic Basque Chinese (Hong Kong) Estonian French (Canada) Galician Icelandic Khmer Lao Malaysian Nepali Persian Sinhalese Spanish (Latin America) Swahili …

Google Buzz Is About To Be Dead. Wait, What? Google Buzz Was Still Alive? Google Buzz Is About To Be Dead. Wait, What? Google Buzz Was Still Alive?

Google has sent an email around to Google Buzz users about their data from the service, which the company announced would be shutting down back in October 2011. If you’re like me, you were probably surprised to get an email …

Gmail ‘Results While You Type’ Feature Rolls Out To All U.S. Users Gmail ‘Results While You Type’ Feature Rolls Out To All U.S. Users

Last year, Google launched the ability to see results from your Gmail, Google Drive and Google Calendar accounts as you type in the search box from Gmail. This was only available as part of a field trial. Soon, all users …

Google Drive Gets Some Improvements On Android Google Drive Gets Some Improvements On Android

Google has launched an update to Google Drive for Android with a few new features. For one, files are now displayed in a new card-style, and you can swipe between them to see large previews. You can also now download …

Google Unifies Storage Across Gmail, Google+ And Drive, Upgrades Everyone To 15GB Of Storage Google Unifies Storage Across Gmail, Google+ And Drive, Upgrades Everyone To 15GB Of Storage
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If you’re like me, you’ve probably already used up most of the free 5GB Google provides to Google Drive users. You may even be thinking about upgrading. You might want to hold off on that as Google is about to …

Rob Schneider IS The Latest Microsoft Anti-Google Spokesperson Rob Schneider IS The Latest Microsoft Anti-Google Spokesperson
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Microsoft has come out with a new attack-on-Google ad. You’re shocked right? This time it’s an Office ad called “Google Docs isn’t worth the gamble,” where Google Docs (which you might know better these days as Google Drive) is somehow …

Google Drive Experiences Service Disruption Google Drive Experiences Service Disruption

Update: Google has now updated the Apps Status dashboard indicating that the issue is resolved: The problem with Google Drive should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured …

Google Drive Now Lets You Share Files More Quickly Google Drive Now Lets You Share Files More Quickly
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Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder. Google said in a brief update on …

Don’t Write Your Own File Picker In Your Google Drive App Don’t Write Your Own File Picker In Your Google Drive App

You’re building a Google Drive app, and now you want to implement a file picker. You can either build your own or use an existing service. Google argues against the former in its latest Google Drive SDK hangout: Writing your …

Mozilla’s TowTruck Brings Collaboration To The Web At Large Mozilla’s TowTruck Brings Collaboration To The Web At Large

One of the best parts about Google Drive is its real time collaboration. Real time collaboration is only available in Google Drive documents or apps built with the Realtime API though. Now Mozilla is working on bringing that level of …

Learn How To Use The Application Data Folder In The Google Drive SDK Learn How To Use The Application Data Folder In The Google Drive SDK

The Google Drive SDK has received a lot of love over the past few weeks, especially with the launch of the Realtime API. Google has also been releasing more tutorial videos to help developers get the most out of the …

Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing Google Drive For iPhone Gets Landscape Editing

Google has launched an update (1.3.0) for its Google Drive iPhone app. It now includes the ability to edit documents and spreadsheets in landscape. In addition to that, the app now loads faster and has quicker editing support, according to …

Learn How To Use Google Drive’s New Features Learn How To Use Google Drive’s New Features
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On Thursday, Google launched two new ways for web apps to interact with Google Drive. The first – app data folders – stores critical app data in its own private folder to avoid accidental movement or deletion from users. The …

Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone Google Launches Quickoffice For Android, iPhone

Last June, Google acquired Quickoffice. In December, Google launched an iPad app. Google announced today that Quickoffice is now available for Android and iPhone. “One of the easiest ways to share old files and collaborate with others is to convert …

Learn How To Use The Realtime API In Google Drive Apps Learn How To Use The Realtime API In Google Drive Apps

Earlier this week, Google introduced the world to the Realtime API for Google Drive. The new API allows developers to integrate the real time collaboration seen in Google Drive documents into apps. It opens up all new possibilities in apps …

Google Keep Arrives (In An Official Capacity) Google Keep Arrives (In An Official Capacity)
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Earlier this week, Google Keep was spotted in the wild, and was quickly pulled down from view by the company. Today, Google announced the product. “Every day we all see, hear or think of things we need to remember,” says …