Category: Google

  • Google Drive Near Launch!?

    Google Drive Near Launch!?

    Seems to be a lot of talk on the Internet today about Google Drive (GDrive) being close to launch. Apparently it started with a story over at the Wall Street Journal (Ya I could not read it all, stupid paywall. Just for that you get a nofollow.) and has been spreading out. There was a…

  • Insync is GDrive

    Insync is GDrive

    If you follow TechCrunch or LifeHacker you might have heard about InSync already. If you have not heard of Insync and use Google Docs or have been waiting for the fabled GDrive then you will definitely want to check out this service. Currently only available for Windows and Mac operating systems Insync connects to your…

  • Test Page for Google GDrive?

    Test Page for Google GDrive?

    TechCrunch had a post this morning with some interesting screenshots that I was still able to duplicate. It appears that searching Google for “Writely” shows a page in the Google search results partly with the title “test page for Platypus (GDrive)”   Clicking through does not show much, just an error page for Google Docs.…

  • Dropbox vs. GDrive

    Dropbox with 25 million plus users could soon have another serious contender in the online storage industry and what a competitor, Google. It appears that the mysterious Google GDrive could soon be a reality and it will be offering many of the same functions as Dropbox.   Dropbox GDrive * Operating System Windows, Mac& Linux…

  • Google GDrive Coming Soon

    Google GDrive Coming Soon

    Browsing through my feed reader today I came across this great post on TechCrunch about Google GDrive. Google GDrive seemed to be close to appearing back in 2008/2009 when OnlineBackupDeals.com started and then it mysterously dissappeared.   Things have changed considerably since then though for Google. Google Chrome was launched in 2008 and has gained…

  • Use Google+ to Backup Your Mobiles Photos

    I am horrible at copying the photos off of my Android powered smartphone and tablet. Part of my problem is because I never hook the up to the computer to copy data onto them, so I just forget to copy the photos off. I was using SugarSync to sync the photos to my SugarSync account…

  • Google Storage Now Available to all Developers

    Google announced at Google I/O that Google storage is now available to all developers. Previously this was only available on an invite only basis. For the average consumer this might not mean much, but this service is similar to Amazon S3 and with it being open to all developers we could soon see third party…

  • Google Picasa for Photo Backup

    Managing and keeping your photos safe is something everyone with a digital camera needs to do. Automatic online backup software and local backups are essential but if you use Picasa to manage your photos you have another option, Google Storage! Google offers users of Picasa 1gb of free storage, but additional storage is available for…

  • Google Cloud Storage is Not Backup, Yet

    With the announcement that you can now upload and store your files in the cloud with Google Docs there are a number of people announcing that you can now use Google for your online backups. This currently is not the case, and online backup services like Mozy, Backblaze, Carbonite etc really have nothing to worry…

  • Google GDrive (via Google Docs)

    TechCrunch is reporting that Google GDrive Launches. Just Don‚Äôt Call It That. While not currently working with my Google Docs account you will soon be able to upload file formats that were previously not allowed on Google Docs. This could include media files, zip files and more. While not formally called GDrive it sure looks…