Google adds file shortcuts to Drive for G Suite beta users
Google is adding support for file shortcuts in Drive, a feature that lets users share a link to a Google Drive file inside Google Drive without necessarily creating a copy of the file. The G Suite team explain: Shortcuts are point...
Google Drive now lets you take everything offline in Chrome
One of the largest flaws of using online cloud services is their reliance on the web. While the Office Suite can compete with Microsoft for normal uses, the requirement that users be online at all times limited is usefulness for p...
Google killing the integration between Google Drive and Google Photos
Until now, new photos and videos you add in Google Drive will automatically show in Google Photos. Similarly, new photos and videos you add in Google Photos will be added to the Photos folder in Drive. Google is removing this inte...
Google Docs now lets you compare two documents
Google is adding an important missing feature to the Google Docs web app, the ability to cross-check documents and compare them. With Google Docs, users will be able to check two documents and see whatever differences exist betwee...
Google Drive files now work offline, here’s how to turn it on.
One of the largest flaws of Google Docs is its reliance on the web. While the Office Suite can compete with Microsoft for normal uses, the requirement that users be online at all times limited is usefulness for people who had poor...
It’s World Backup Day and here are the best ways to secure your personal data
It’s 31st March which means it’s World Backup Day. The day is celebrated around the world as a way to create awareness among the users to take regular backups of their data. It’s a reminder that no matter how adv...
WhatsApp confirms that messages backed up on Google Drive are not encrypted
WhatsApp has been advertising their encryption policy for a while now. The company has left no stones unturned to make sure users understand that the messages are end-to-end encrypted and can’t be intercepted by anyone. Howe...
Google plans to exempt WhatsApp backups from Drive storage space calculations
Google has partnered with Facebook to exempt WhatsApp backups from Drive storage space calculations. Right now, you lose your precious drive space when you backup WhatsApp chats. However, Facebook and Google have cut a deal which ...
Google massively undercuts Microsoft’s OneDrive with new Google One storage pricing
Way back in the early 2000’s Hotmail was the king of webmail, until Gmail came along, offering a massive and seemingly unlimited 1 GB of storage for free, compared to Microsoft’s stingy 2 MB limit. Gmail rapidly took o...
Google Drive now allows comments on Microsoft Office docs without converting to Google formats
Google Drive yesterday announced a new feature that will help enterprise organisations collaborate easily with others without worrying about file formats. For example, if you’re collaborating with an external agency, chances...
Google will shut down the old Google Drive app for Windows in March
Google’s old Drive app for Windows (and MacOS) is going away this December, and will stop working in March next year. Google Drive for Mac/PC is officially deprecated. It will no longer be supported starting on December 11...