Items tagged with Google-Drive

With a full-throated "Me too!" targeted straight at Microsoft's recently-released Outlook app, Google yesterday upgraded their Gmail email app for Android to better support non-Google email accounts, including @yahoo and @outlook. Since last year users have been able to configure their other IMAP/Pop accounts to their Gmail for Android app, however, the app's somewhat shoddy design required users to switch between accounts to read and act on the content therein. With Gmail, Android users can now easily manage all the email from all of their accounts in a unified Inbox — the new "All... Read more...
The consumer-level cloud storage market is a highly competitive one, and Google is taking things up a notch (or is it down?) by deeply cutting the cost for Google Drive storage. The monthly cost for 100GB is now $1.99, and it’s $9.99 for 1TB. Google has also added a new 10TB tier for $99.99 per month. Previously, 100GB cost $4.99 per month, and $49.99 was what you paid for 1TB of storage. Users can still have 15GB of Google Drive storage for free, and the high-end storage options don’t end with 10TB; 20TB is $199.99 per month, and 30TB is $299.99 per month. That’s a lot of numbers... Read more...
To date, we've shown you a few versions of Chromebook notebooks, like the Acer C720 Chromebook and Google's own Chromebook Pixel.  Today, however, we have a look at the very first "official" Chromebox to hit the market and it comes to us by way of ASUS. The ASUS Chromebox is a tiny palm-sized machine similar in form and footprint to Intel's line of NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini PCs or the tiny Zotac ZBox Nano.  It just so happens that all of these machines are also powered by integrated Intel processors and the ASUS Chromebox is no different, though it employs Intel's 4th generation... Read more...
Google's Chrome OS is an open source operating system that is designed to offer fast, simple, and secure computing for connected devices.  That's not to say the Chrome operating system can't function offline, but connected to the cloud is where users can harness the full power of Google's cloud services and storage infrastructure.  To date, we've shown you a few versions of chromebooks, like the Acer C720 Chromebook and Google's own Chromebook Pixel.  Today, however, we have a look at the very first "official" Chromebox to hit the market and it comes to us by way of ASUS. The ASUS... Read more...
While Microsoft was on a roll with its SkyDrive rebranding campaign, the company figured it might as well rename its Office Web Apps--now called “Office Online”--in an effort to convince users to engage with the service. There’s nothing wrong with what Office Web Apps offered, and it doesn’t appear that much of anything has changed with the new Office Online name, but it’s clear that people weren’t using the service as much as Microsoft would like. “First, we’re renaming Office Web Apps to Office Online so you know where to find our free online experience.... Read more...
Despite what some might view as a hamstrung operating system, the reason that Chromebooks are a tempting option is that most of them are very inexpensive. The one we’re looking at today, the Acer C720 Chromebook, costs a mere $249, which is about on par price-wise for many Chromebooks these days. The question then becomes, can such a device possibly replace a laptop? Here’s the good news: We have an answer for you, but it’s a complex answer, so you’ll have to read on to fully understand the big picture. Along the way, you’ll get a closer look at Chrome OS as well as... Read more...
Let’s just be honest right off the bat: You’re probably not reading our review of this product so much to check out benchmarks and other performance indicators as you are to see if we’ll clarify whether or not Google's strange, new browser-based Chrome OS operating system is really worth investing in. Chrome OS is indeed essentially a browser-as-operating-system solution, so the vast majority of the computer’s functionality is tied directly to being connected at all times, and that may be a big hang-up for a lot of people when it comes to Chromebooks. (Except that there... Read more...
Acer’s $249 C720 Chromebook offered some solid specs (for a chromebook), and the company is already pushing the envelope further with a lower-priced C720 offering: the C720-2848 model will cost just $199. The new model will run an Intel Celeron 2955U (Haswell) processor, and it will sport 16GB of SSD storage (with 100GB of Google Drive storage) and 2GB of DDR3L RAM with a battery that purports to last 8.5 hours under normal use. The 11.6-inch matte display offers a 1366x768 resolution, and there’s an integrated webcam, dual speakers, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, HDMI, and 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi.... Read more...
First:You have to hand it to Dropbox. If other companies are claiming they have a product that “kills” yours, that means you pretty much dominate the market space. Of course, that also means that you have a target on your back, and in Dropbox’s case, MediaFire has taken aim. MediaFire told the press that it will announce soon a product called “Project Phoenix”, which it says will be a direct challenger to Dropbox and its cloud storage and sharing service. The company says that Project Phoenix will bring “comprehensive ‘social’ and collaboration cloud... Read more...
It’s official: Google Drive is now a real thing, and Google has released details about the long-rumored Dropbox-like cloud storage service. As expected, Google Drive integrates with other Google services for a seamless experience, and Google Docs is built into it. In fact, the online interface is essentially just the old Google Docs, but with more functionality. Users can collaborate in real time and can now comment on anything that’s been uploaded, too--PDFs, video, and so on. You can install Google Drive as a client on your computer, and during setup, you can sync all (or just some)... Read more...