storage

SkyDrive Renamed OneDrive

A good change is on the way says Microsoft in a mail to Hotmail, Outlook and Exchange users.

In the coming weeks you’ll notice a change happening. SkyDrive will become OneDrive, an even better place to store and share your favourite things across all of your favourite devices. (more…)

Physical (USB) or Cloud (Virtual) Storage?

USB flash drive is a data storage device that includes flash memory with an integrated Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. USB flash drives are typically removable and rewritable, and physically much smaller than an optical disc. Other types of physical drives includes tape drives, optical media drives and external hard disks.

Cloud Storage is a model of networked enterprise storage where data is stored in virtualized pools of storage which are generally hosted by third parties. Cloud storage services may be accessed through a web service application programming interface (API) or by applications that utilize the API, such as cloud desktop storage, a cloud storage gateway or Web-based content management systems. (more…)

How To Upload Music into Google Music.

Google Music (now officially known as Play Music) is an incredible product. Google allows you to upload your personal music collection to their servers and stream it from your web browser or any Android device absolutely free! The only bummer is that Google has overlooked an important feature: the ability to upload music purchased outside of the Google Play Store to your Google Music account from your smartphone. Naturally, Google is trying to push users to purchase their music from Google Play, but what if you want to buy your music from the Amazon MP3 store, or download it using some other quasi-legal method (shame, shame).

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Google Drive and Gmail Allow 10GB Attachments

Yes as the heading reads, Google has increased the file attachment capabilities of its Gmail service. Before now, users could only attach up to 25MB (which was previously 10MB) but with the recent development, you can now attach up to 10GB directly through its Google Drive cloud storage service.

Pros:

  • Seamless integration: You don’t need to log out of your Gmail to perform this task.
  • It’s flexible to use.
  • Recipient will have access to the most recent version of the document you sent. (more…)

More cool fonts and templates for Google Doc Users.

Google Docs (now Google Drive) always convenient, but it was also kind of bland. Not that we expect creating cloud-based documents to be as fun as kite-surfing or anything; still, a few more aesthetic choices would be nice.

Well, typography nerds, your prayers have been answered. Today on the always riveting Google Docs blog, Google announced that it is adding more than 450 new fonts. That’s right, you can choose from such fine typefaces as Nova Slim, Happy Monkey and the strangely ominous Nothing You Could Do.

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“Google Drive” your virtual harddrive.

Its official, Drive is operational. Google’s own cloud storage facility which will rival existing services such as Dropbox, Apple’s iCloud and Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Google Drive is a place where you can create, share, collaborate, and keep all of your stuff. Whether you’re working with a friend on a joint research project, planning a wedding with your fiancé or tracking a budget with roommates, you can do it in Drive. You can upload and access all of your files, including videos, photos, Google Docs, PDFs and beyond.

Google offer users up to 100 GB of online storage—for a fee. Not to worry, Google will also be offering its non-paying customers  5GB for free. Other changes include an increase of the Gmail inbox size from 7.5GB to 10GB and the Documents tab is now renamed Drive. (more…)