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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 …

Google Discusses Google Drive SDK OAuth Changes Google Discusses Google Drive SDK OAuth Changes

Google recently added some new options for how OAuth requests are initiated for Google drive Apps. Google has posted a video discussing the changes, and sharing some tips and tricks.

Google Adds Offline Editing Support For Slides Google Adds Offline Editing Support For Slides

Google announced today that Slides users can now create, edit, comment, and present presentations offline, just like with Docs. “Any new presentations or changes you make will be automatically updated when you get back online,” says Google software engineer Michael …

Google Wants You To Pledge To Go Paperless Google Wants You To Pledge To Go Paperless
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Google is part of a group of companies called the Paperless Coalition. There are seven companies in all including Google (Google Drive, specifically), HelloFax, Manilla, HelloSign, Expensify, Xero, and Fujitsu ScanSnap, and they want you to go paperless in 2013. …

Google Launches Quickoffice iPad App Google Launches Quickoffice iPad App

Earlier this year, Google acquired Quickoffice. Google says it has been working to make it easier for people to work with their legacy Microsoft Office files by converting them to Google docuements, and by editing them in Quickoffice itself. Today, …

Google Drive SDK Team Answers Your Questions Google Drive SDK Team Answers Your Questions

Are you one of the many developers that create apps for Google Drive? If so, you’re in luck. The development team behind the SDK recently held a hangout to answer the questions that developers have posed to them on Google+. …

Google Changes The Look Of Gmail And Google Drive Results On SERPs Google Changes The Look Of Gmail And Google Drive Results On SERPs

Earlier this year, Google launched an experimental feature that lets you add results from your Gmail account to your Google web search results page. Later, they added Google Drive files into the mix. The feature has been available to those …

Google Launches “Save To Drive” Chrome Extension Google Launches “Save To Drive” Chrome Extension
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Google has launched a new Chrome extension for saving files to Google Drive, appropriately called Save to Drive. Once installed, it places a Drive icon in the upper right-hand corner of your browser, and whenever you’re viewing a file, you …

Google Drive Gets Thousands Of New Stock Photos Google Drive Gets Thousands Of New Stock Photos
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Remember back in August, when Google was calling on Google Drive users to select the ThinkStock images they liked best, so they could expand their selection of stock images? Well, Google has now added the selected photos, and there are …

You Can Now Edit Google Drive Spreadsheets From Your Mobile Device You Can Now Edit Google Drive Spreadsheets From Your Mobile Device

Google announced today that it has added the ability to edit spreadsheets from your mobile device with the Google Drive app for Android and iOS. You can now create a new spreadsheet or edit an existing one, as you would …

Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail Google Improves Google Drive Integration In Gmail

Google announced a new integration of Google Drive into Gmail today, enabling users to easily add files from Google Drive to email messages. From the compose box, you will find a button with a Google Drive icon, which will enable …

Google Drive Is Slowly Making The Desktop Obsolete Google Drive Is Slowly Making The Desktop Obsolete
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Much like Windows is Microsoft’s platform and OS X is Apple’s platform, the Web is Google’s platform of choice. It’s worked out well for them so far, and some of Google’s products, like Docs, are even starting to encroach on …

Remember Google’s Hall & Oates “Mangobbler” Video? Now You Can Make One Remember Google’s Hall & Oates “Mangobbler” Video? Now You Can Make One
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Remember the Go Google Hall & Oates “mangobbler” video? Now you can make your own. “We love hearing about all the different ways people use collaboration in Docs – from creating shared grocery lists to co-authoring full length novels,” says …

Your Google+ Stream Just Got Cozier with Google Drive Your Google+ Stream Just Got Cozier with Google Drive
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In more “Google+ is Google” news, the company has just announced that Google Drive users can now share things on Google+. That’s not new in and of itself, but exactly how that stuff is shared on Google+ is new, and …

Google Launches Chrome Apps For Docs, Sheets & Slides Google Launches Chrome Apps For Docs, Sheets & Slides

Google has launched Docs, Sheets and Slides (otherwise known as Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations) as apps in the Chrome Web Store, so you can start Google Drive projects more quickly. Chromebook users will see the apps in their apps list …

Google Drive Plays Nicer With Microsoft Word And Excel Google Drive Plays Nicer With Microsoft Word And Excel

Google announced that it has released some updates for import/export for Microsoft Word and Excel files to and from Google Drive. “Now, when converting a Microsoft Excel file to a Google spreadsheet, you’ll be able to import embedded pictures – …

Google Adds Your Google Drive Files To SERPs Google Adds Your Google Drive Files To SERPs

In August, Google launched a feature that surfaces your email messages from Gmail on web search results pages when relevant. It has only been available in an opt-in field trial so far, but it seems likely that this will become …

Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box Google Drive Gets New Compact Mode And Search Box

Google announced a couple of new features for Google documents today. One allows you to click a button to free up some more visual space, and the other lets you take quick actions from a search box. “Ever wanted more …