Google-Drive

  • Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users

    Gmail Now Has More Than 1B Monthly Active Users

    During its earnings call, Google today announced that Gmail now has more than 1 billion monthly active users. That’s up from 900 million the company announced during its I/O developer conference last May and up from 425 million in 2012. With this, Gmail joins six of Google’s other popular projects, including Search, Chrome, Android, Maps, YouTube and Google Play that all also have… Read More

  • Google Brings Commenting To Sheets And Slides On Mobile

    Google Brings Commenting To Sheets And Slides On Mobile

    Google announced today a couple of updates to the commenting features in its Google Apps productivity suite. These include the launch of mobile commenting in the iOS and Android apps for Slides and Sheets. Thanks to this, the commenting experience in Google’s apps is now (almost) the same across all of its apps — whether on the web or on mobile. I’m not sure why Google… Read More

  • Google Dedicates $1M In Research Grants To Keep Google Drive Safe

    Google Dedicates $1M In Research Grants To Keep Google Drive Safe

    Google wants you to feel safe and comfy in storing your data with them on all of their properties. One particular product probably has your most important documents — Google Drive. Today, the company announced that it will be dedicating one million dollars next year to fund grants for independent security research. Here’s what the team said today: Our research grant program is one… Read More

  • Google Drive Makes It Easier To Find The Files You’re Looking For

    Google Drive Makes It Easier To Find The Files You’re Looking For

    This is something I’ve personally been waiting for for a long time. Google Drive is making it easier to find your files by letting you choose the filetype, who it was created by and what software it can be opened by. Regardless of what device your files came from, you can search for a file type on Android, iOS or the web. You can also perform the advanced searched from the search box… Read More

  • Google Drive Apps Get Sharing Notifications, Access Requests And Previews

    Google Drive Apps Get Sharing Notifications, Access Requests And Previews

    Google Drive for iOS and Android has becoming pretty important for me. Whether I’m taking notes or writing up a post, I’ve used it to share my docs with colleagues from the road. Today, the team announced a few new features to help speed up sharing and collaboration, which if you’re not on your desktop can seem slow at times. Yeah, Google Drive sends share requests and invites… Read More

  • An Inside Look At Upthere, The Company Aiming To Be Your Personal Cloud

    An Inside Look At Upthere, The Company Aiming To Be Your Personal Cloud

    The year is 2015 and yet the promise of the “personal cloud” has failed me. There are tons of drag and drop and syncing “backup services” but nowhere that’s my slice of the puffy white stuff. Enter the 80 employees and impressive pedigree of Palo Alto based Upthere. Read More

  • The Dog Ate Our Homework, Google Drive Is Down (UPDATED)

    The Dog Ate Our Homework, Google Drive Is Down (UPDATED)

    UPDATE: All services have returned and a Google spokesperson provided us with the following statement: Google Drive, Docs editors and Classroom have been restored for 99.5% of affected users as of 1:01 PM Pacific, and for the remaining 0.5% of users by 2:10 PM Pacific. During the event, our top priority was to restore service. We are now turning our attention to understanding what caused… Read More

  • You Can Now Back Up WhatsApp Messages, Photos And Videos To Google Drive

    You Can Now Back Up WhatsApp Messages, Photos And Videos To Google Drive

    The only thing that I really worry about when I drop my phone into a tub of water is if I’ve backed everything up. More specifically, did I back my messages up. There is so much important information that flows through my text messages, it’s scary. Today, Google Drive announced adoption of a feature that’ll be rolling out over the next couple of months that will let you back… Read More

  • Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    Google Docs Gets Voice Typing, Templates, Smart Sheets And More

    “Get ’em while they’re young” is a battle cry for every company. The younger your users are, the more you can evolve with them over time and keep them locked in to using your products. When I was in school (old person voice), Apple had a huge presence by doing educational partnerships which was ridiculously smart for branding. The hope was that kids would go home and… Read More

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