All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Drive’

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google Apps Admins Get More File Sharing Control

Google announced the addition of a new “Access Checker” feature in the settings in the admin console in Google Apps. This is designed to give admins greater control over sharing options of employees. You can access this by going to Admin console > Apps > Google Apps > Settings for Drive > Sharing settings. Admins will have three options for …

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Google Drive Gets New Organizational Features

Google Drive Gets New Organizational Features

Google announced a handful of new organizational features. The company bills them as “improvements that will help you more easily put things where they belong.” First off is a new “move” icon for files already in Drive when you’re browsing files. There’s an “Add to My Drive” option for everything else. When you preview files, you’ll now see an icon …

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Google Puts Up Over $1M to Show Its Dedication To Keeping Your Files Safe

Google Puts Up Over $1M to Show Its Dedication To Keeping Your Files Safe

Google knows it has a lot of responsibility keeping your files safe with Google Drive, and the company announced that it is dedicating $1 million to fund more grants for independent security research that helps further its ability to do so. “Keeping files safe in Google Drive is super important,” says Google Drive product manager Kevin Nelson in a post …

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Search on Google Drive Just Got A Lot Better

Search on Google Drive Just Got A Lot Better

Google announced some new search features for Google Drive on Wednesday, significantly improving users’ ability to find things more quickly. “As part of an ongoing effort to make Google Drive the easiest place to find your files, today we’re rolling out a new search experience to get you better results — even faster,” a spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews. …

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Google Drive Gets a Handful of New Features

Google Drive Gets a Handful of New Features

Google announced a handful of new features for Google Drive on Wednesday including sharing notifications, requesting and granting file access on mobile, and previewing files without a Google account on Android. “When you store your important files somewhere, you want to have peace of mind that they’ll be safe and easy-to-access later,” says Google Drive group product manager Alex Vogenthaler. …

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Google Drive Boosts Security, Privacy Control For Businesses

Google Drive Boosts Security, Privacy Control For Businesses

Google says the number of paying organizations actively using Google Drive crossed a million earlier this year. The company is taking steps to improve security and privacy protection for Drive as well as Google Apps for Work and Google Apps for Education. For one, Google Drive is getting enhanced eDiscovery for Google Apps Vault, which gives businesses more visibility and …

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Google Docs Gets New Productivity Features

Google Docs Gets New Productivity Features

Google announced the launch of some new tools for Google Docs and related tools including a new research feature, voice transcription improvements, a new Explore feature for Sheets, a refresh for Google Forms, and a “see new changes” option. “Whether you’re an agency researching creative ideas for a client pitch or a bakery brainstorming names for your newest dessert, pulling …

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Microsoft Office Gets A Google Drive Plug-In

Google announced the launch of the new Google Drive plug-in for Microsoft Office, which lets Office users open their Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents stored in Google Drive and save any changes. “With Google Drive, you can keep all your important files in one place, then open them with your choice of apps and devices,” says Google’s Darrell Kuhn. “Building …

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Candace Cameron Bure: ‘Fuller House’ Star Received Death Threats After Co-Hosting ‘The View’

Candace Cameron Bure, star of the upcoming Full House reboot Fuller House, received death threats after co-hosting The View recently. It’s no secret that Bure is an ultra-conservative Christian, and that she openly shares her views. Her brother, former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron, is an evangelist. During a recent on-air argument with co-host Raven Symone, Candace Cameron Bure shared …

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Need More Storage? Google and Microsoft Are Both Giving It Away Right Now

Are you running out of cloud storage? If so, two major providers are giving it away right now. Microsoft is offering 100GB of OneDrive cloud storage for the next two years – and all you have to do is sign up for Bing Rewards. Don’t know what Bing Rewards is? It’s pretty simple. Bing Rewards offers credits for everyday searches, …

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Getting Google Analytics Data Into Google Sheets Just Got A Lot Easier

About ten months ago, Google launched add-ons for Docs and Sheets, enabling users to get more functionality out of the products. Similar to how web browser extensions make browsers like Chrome more powerful, add-ons do the same for Google Docs and Sheets. At launch, there were add-ons for things like printing address labels and name tags, creating a bibliography without …

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Google Drive Gains OpenOffice File Format Support

Sometimes announcements are made, and you can’t help but think to yourself, “How wasn’t this already a thing?” Google made such an announcement this week in a Google+ post (as it so often does these days). Google Drive now supports importing of OpenOffice file formats. Office users are also getting improved functionality. Google wrote (via 9to5Google): We’ve been listening to …

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Google Drive Gets New Features On Android, iOS (Also In Gmail)

Google announced some new features for Google Drive on Android and iOS. On Android, users can search for files in Drive from the main Google app. Google explains, “For example, you could say ‘OK, Google — search for holiday letter on Drive’ to get to your files without opening the app and typing keywords.” On iOS, you can add files …

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Google Adds My Maps To Google Drive

Google announced that users can now create, access, and share Maps with its My Maps feature in Google Drive. Google’s goal was to make creating a map as easy as creating a new document. To do just that, go to “New,” and then to “More” to find May Maps. “Over the next week, all the maps you’ve created will also …

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Google Adds Features To Docs, Slides

Google announced some feature updates to Google Docs and Slides over on Google+. In Docs, you can now merge table cells together and customize images from within documents. In Slides, you can now add slide numbers. Here’s the announcement post with more details: Google made a separate announcement about editing Office files: Google is currently using Google Drive to help …

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Chrome OS Adds Google Drive Chromecast Support

The beauty of Google’s $35 Chromecast streaming device is that the company as well as third parties can keep adding support for additional products and features, which means ultimately it just gets more and more useful. Google announced an update for its Chrome OS operating system, which powers Chromebook devices, to enable Chromecast support for media files stored on Google …

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Google Drive Lets You Launch Desktop Apps In Chrome

Google announced that Google Drive will now let you launch applications from your desktop computer in the Chrome browser. You’ll need a Chrome extension for it, but this is certainly a welcome addition to Drive users looking for increased productivity from within. Check it out. “Browsers are pretty amazing things,” says product manager Rachel Barton. “Before, if you wanted to …

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Google Drive For Android Gets Better Search, Sharing & PDF Viewer

Google Drive for Android is getting a big update with a a better search tool, better sharing functionality, and a new PDF viewer. The search tool now updates results as you type in the search box. It’s actually surprising that this wasn’t already a feature, but either way, it is now. “Google Drive makes it easy to keep your stuff …

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Google Docs Makes Sharing Files Easier

Google announced a new sharing experience for Google Docs aimed at making it easier to share your files with other people. You can still click the big “Share” button at the top of an open file lis usual, and you can share from the Drive list by clicking the person icon at the top of the page after you have …

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Google Drive For iOS Gets New Upload Experience

Google has launched an update for the Google Drive app on iOS. Among new features are faster syncing and a new upload experience that shows progress and file destination. Update to Drive for iOS: Upload faster w/ better view of progress & file destination. Get it @ http://t.co/Vj8ETLPWSQ http://t.co/gWsvjVJmcj — Google Drive (@googledrive) September 3, 2014 Last week, Google launched …

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Google Adds Custom Themes To Google Forms

Google announced the launch of custom themes for Google Forms. You can now find a ‘Change theme” button in the toolbar. Associate product manager Bay Gross writes on the Google Drive blog, “Google Forms makes it easy to gather information from a group, whether it’s something as important as requesting RSVPs for your rehearsal dinner, collecting attendance from students for …

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Google Improves Docs, Sheets & Slides On iOS

Google announced the launch of new apps for Docs, Sheets & Slides for iPhone and iPad. The Slides app for iOS is brand new, and the Docs and Sheets apps are getting significant updates. The apps enable users to work with any file from these devices. Any changes made from any device is saved automatically, and offline editing is built …

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Google Drive Gets New Image Features

Google announced the release of two new features for working with images in Google Docs, Slides, and Drawings: the ability to reset an image and the ability to replace an image. “Unhappy with the properties and formatting you applied to your image? You can now go back to the original with the reset image button,” explains Google in a Google+ …

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Google Now Lets You Delete Documents From The Editor

It’s hard to believe this wasn’t already a thing, but Google announced in a Google+ post on Wednesday evening that you can now delete files from Docs, Sheets, and Slides without having to leave the editor. Just go to file, then move to trash, and you’re all set. There’s not much else to say about this, but it’s certainly a …

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Gmail For Android Now Lets You Save To Google Drive

Google has launched an update to the Gmail app for Android, which adds a handful of features, including the ability to save attachments to Google Drive, which will enable you to save space on your phone or tablet. “Instead of downloading attachments to your device which takes up valuable space, you can now save attachments directly to Google Drive,” Google …

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Google Drive Gets New Pricing Plans

Google announced some new storage plans for Google Drive, saying it can now make them more affordable thanks to a number of recent infrastructure improvements. The new pricing is as follows: It used to be $4.99 for the 100GB plan and $49.99 for the 1TB plan. Director of Product Management Scott Johnston writes, “How big is a terabyte anyway? Well, …

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Google Launches Add-Ons For Docs And Sheets

Google announced the launch of add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These are third-party apps that add features to the programs. You’ll find an “add-ons” menu at the top of your screen when you have a document or spreadsheet open. From there you can browse available add-ons by going to “get add-ons”. There is also an option to manage the …

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Will Chrome OS Ever Replace Windows In Enterprise Environments?

In 2011, Google launched the first Chromebooks – a laptop featuring Google’s very own Chrome OS. The machines and accompanying operating system were marketed as an affordable alternative to Windows for those who use computers to browse the Web and nothing more. Since then, Google has become a bit more ambitious with Chrome OS and its recent moves make it …

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Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides developers “a faster, seamless experience that enables your apps to integrate with the Drive backend within minutes.” To start us …

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Google Drive Gets Activity Stream So You Can Keep Track Of Changes To Files And Folders

Google announced on Tuesday that it’s rolling out a new activity stream feature for Google Drive, enabling users to see all changes made to and actions taken on files and folders. This should be ideal for collaborations, making it easier to see who did what, and when. Specifically, the activity stream will show when files are moved or removed, renamed, …

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