Google Drive

The U.S. Army has gone Google!

Google has convinced the US Army to “Go Google”! Via their enterprise blog, Google has announced that the US army has gone Google, and will utilize Google Apps to improve their communication and become more mobile. This will reduce cost for the Army, as well as give troops around the globe access to things like Drive and Hangouts.

Google Drive update adds pull-to-refresh and new shortcuts

This week we're seeing another update to one of Google's popular apps. After Maps received a large update, they're now busy with Drive. The last update to Google Drive was back in May but this newest version is bringing all sorts of improvements. Even though the changelog simply lists bug fixes. Read on to see what's new.

Google Drive Android app update brings document scanning with OCR

Google Drive for Android has been updated. This update brings a handful of new features as well as mention of bug fixes and visual improvements. Perhaps more exciting here though, Google is pushing this update as one that will "make creating and accessing your stuff on-the-go even easier." One of the new features is document scanning, which will allow you to 'scan' by snapping a picture using the camera on your device.

Google triples free cloud storage for Drive and Gmail to 15GB

Free cloud-storage is something more and more people are looking for these days. With Dropbox, Box.net, Google Drive and more fighting for the top spot. Today Google's pulled a big move to beat the competition and have just tripled what they'll be giving away for free. Previously, just like Dropbox and others, Google Drive users received 5GB of free cloud storage. Starting today that will triple to 15GB.

Google Drive update touches on group collaboration and offline access

Google has rolled out the latest update for Drive and while we tend to keep focus on the mobile side, this is an update that touches on the desktop side. Needless to say, we can hope that some of these Drive changes make their way over to mobile. That being said, this Google Drive update has made it quicker to see information about others that happen to be working on a particular file.

Google Drive allows 3rd party apps to implement realtime features

Google Drive has just released a new API that will allow 3rd party developers to implement realtime Drive features in their apps. The API is called the Google Drive Realtime API, and it handles "network communication, storage, presence, conflict resolution, and other collaborative details" so all you need to do is focus building your own app. It will handle the rest.

Google Drive update brings spreadsheet editing to Android

For those that use Google Drive on the daily the Android team just announced a brand new update that I'm sure many will be happy to hear about. Full spreadsheet editing has arrived for Google Drive, and the folks from Google have detailed it all on their blog. You'll now be able to edit and tweak just about everything on the go with your Android smartphones and tablet. More details after the break.
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