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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 …

Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API Build Collaborative Apps With The Google Drive Realtime API

One of the cool things about Google Drive is that it allows users to collaborate on documents in real time. Now Google is bringing that same functionality to apps built with the Google Drive SDK. Google announced today that developers …

Learn How To Integrate Google+ Sign-In With Google Drive Apps Learn How To Integrate Google+ Sign-In With Google Drive Apps

So, you’ve built a Google Drive app with the latest HMTL5 technologies. Now you want to integrate Google+ sign-in into said app to provide a secure experience for your users. The Google Developer team has your back with a new …

Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results Google Adds Your Google Calendar Data To Search Results

Google announced today that it has added Google Calendar data to the Gmail Search Field Trial. This is the feature that lets you search Google’s regular web search and get relevant content from your Gmail account right on the main …

Google Drive May Soon Get Gmail Attachments Google Drive May Soon Get Gmail Attachments
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Google Drive could be on the road to becoming a major file sharing tool for people with Google accounts. It’s clear that Google is building toward consolidating its various products into a central Google experience. If nothing else, last year’s …

Learn How To Make Searchable Google Drive Files Learn How To Make Searchable Google Drive Files
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Despite some early concerns, Google Drive has proven to be pretty awesome. Developers may find it especially awesome as it can easily be used to store documentation. You may also want to make these files searchable by others, but how …

Google Drive Gets File Preview Feature Google Drive Gets File Preview Feature

Google Drive is getting a new file preview feature. It works with over 30 file types, and lets you quickly browse through previews visually. “You’ll see the new preview automatically if you open a photo, video, or PDF,” explains Google …

Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming Google Drive Android App Gets Video Streaming

Google has launched an update to the Google Drive app for Android. The biggest new feature is support for streaming video files. You must be using Honeycomb or greater to access the feature, but the ability to stream video files …

Google Drive Gives More Love To Third-Party Apps Google Drive Gives More Love To Third-Party Apps

Google announced some new changes to Google Drive today, aimed at helping users discover and use Drive-enabled apps more easily. The Create menu now puts third-party apps at the same level as Google’s own apps (Docs, Sheets, etc.). This is …

Google Translate Adds Input Tools Google Translate Adds Input Tools

Google announced that it has integrated new input tools into Google Translate. When you choose an input language, you should see the input tools icon at the bottom of the text area. Click on this to turn on the input …

Google Forms Gets Collaboration, Improved Editing Google Forms Gets Collaboration, Improved Editing

Google has launched a new version of its Forms Google Drive app. It now includes collaboration features, so you can edit forms with others in real time, not unlike features in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. “If you need to …