There’s no escaping Google. The search giant is giving both geeks and mere mortals more reasons to love the company by introducing Drive for Education. This is a follow up to the Drive for Work premium version introduced earlier this year.
If you own an HTC One M8 or an HTC One Max, you’d be happy to know that Google is doubling your free storage to 100GB. Some owners of the latest HTC Android phones are already reporting they got their free upgrade so other users should be getting theirs soon.
The Synchronize Ultimate app does exactly what it says it does – that is, sync your folders across devices and cloud storage accounts. It’s not a new idea, but when you realize the app’s versatility of being able to sync to and between devices and a range of 35 different cloud storage services, the possibilities begin to open up for this app.
While your phone’s native email app may still be your go-to friend when it comes to ease of use, there are still some things it can’t do, especially if you’re a heavy Google user. The tech giant continues to improve its whole ecosystem of apps and functionalities with its latest update to their Gmail Android app. Now you can attach files directly from your Google Drive, which saves you from a few steps more than what you usually do.
A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is why there are a lot of security/locate-my-phone apps out there in the market. The issue is in finding one that is intuitive and smart as it is practical for the user. The “Theftie – Find My Phone” app is not the perfect handset security app, but it has potential, and it is free to download.
With the announcement last week during the I/O Conference that the Google Office Suite would be able to create and edit Microsoft Office within their apps, we were expecting that the roll-out would be done in the next few months. But surprise, surprise! Google Docs and Sheets have started releasing updates today and the changes in the two are significant and very much welcome.
After the announcement of the integration of Quickoffice into Google Docs during the I/O conference, Google has now said that it will not be available anymore as a native app in the Google Play Store starting in the next few weeks. Those who have already installed Quickoffice into their Android devices will still be able to access it, but new users will not be able to search for it on the Play Store.
The yearly Google I/O conference is a much-awaited event not just for developers and tech geeks, but even for ordinary users of Google products since they usually make major announcements that will impact our digital life. But even Google I/O is not enough to stay Update Wednesday, as Google just announced massive updates to such apps and utilities like Drive, Search and Maps.
Among Google’s many announcements on the first day of its I/O conference, one of the things that got people (well, at least those who are productivity addicts) buzzing is the introduction of Google Slides, the newest addition to the Google Drive Office Suite. Just like with Docs and Sheets, Slides lets you create, edit and collaborate, this time, it’s all about presentations.
Google has pushed out a new version of its Gmail app for Android that has some new major features. Aside from the ability to save attachments directly to Google Drive, there are also UI changes will benefit not only English speaking users but especially those that use right-to-left or RTL languages as well.