Posts Tagged ‘Google’
Ahead of I/O, Google triples GMail, Drive storage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55 Written by LoganDX Tuesday, 14 May 2013 06:55
Let’s be honest, Google has been wicked awesome at the amount of storage they offer us for free. 5 GB to split among GMail, Google Drive and Google+ pics is pretty damn fair compared to the paltry 2 GB Dropbox serves its free users. Google clearly wants to stay waaaaaaaay ahead of the competition as they just tripled the amount of available cloud storage.
15 GB of cloud love is slowly rolling out for all of us that rely on the Google train. What’s even better is you can decide if you want an even split or if you want more space devoted to Google+. Maybe you don’t use Drive that much, you can just adjust the settings so you have more room for your cat photos in G+. Google Apps users are also seeing a bump up – from 25 GB to 30 GB.
Don’t forget, you can also purchase more space if you tend to be a storage hog. $5 a month will score you a 100 GB online storage shed while a Weasly measly 10 smackers a month can rent out a reception hall sized 200 GB.
Makes you wonder way, mere days before Google I/O, they pumped up the storage. Do they have some shenanigans ready for the annual developers conference? Stay tuned geeks, we’ll find out!
YouTube Capture Wishes To Possibly Be The Instagram Of Video
Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 December 2012 04:27 Written by Mr2pointO Tuesday, 18 December 2012 04:27
If you have an iPhone or even an Android for that matter you undoubtedly know that there are dozens of quick shot video apps that you can apply filters to and upload with. So what makes YouTube Capture different? Well they cut out the middle man. Most of those other apps will record a video, let you apply a filter and then upload it to YouTube. Yeah that’s the key your videos have been going to YouTube and that’s where you want them to go, so henceforth YouTube presents you with Capture. Lots of oohs and aahs . Hit the break for my hands on.
Be wary of Bad Piggies for Chrome, malware incoming!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 11:08 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 11 October 2012 11:00
It never takes long does it? It’s come out that approximately 80,000 people have fallen for a malware infected version of Rovio’s latest mega-hit, Bad Piggies. The users downloaded a free version of the app called “Angry Birds Bad Piggies” for Google’s Chrome browser and in doing so they brought with it an unwanted plugin. The additional piece of software pushes advertisements on-screen when folks visit certain websites like MSN, Yahoo, eBay and others.
If anyone has fallen for the ploy, uninstall that bad boy pronto. After that, run the standard battery of antivirus and malware software. It’s also highly recommended to change passwords once again. After that, treat browser plugins like any mobile app and watch for those permissions. It also wouldn’t hurt to pony up the dough for the official developer’s app. Especially Rovio and Bad Piggies.
Google Wants You To Sync Contacts With Your iOS Device
Last Updated on Thursday, 4 October 2012 08:35 Written by Laddie13 Thursday, 4 October 2012 08:35
It’s nice to see that Apple’s beef with Google isn’t affecting users of Apple devices. iOS 6 brought about the removal of YouTube which was pre-installed on all iOS devices before the latest update. Google was quick to fix the issue by making a new and improved version of the YouTube app available for free at the App Store. Now the search giant has announced that iOS users will be able to sync their Contact App with Google contacts. Much like calendars, Google will be using an open protocol for contacts, allowing your built-in address book to stay in sync with Gmail.
This will mostly benefit people who mainly use Google Contacts. The Mail app that is built-in is already decent about finding email addresses you’ve used in the past, if that’s the only reason you use Google contacts you won’t need to use this synching. However if all of your contacts are maintained in Gmail, this new way of syncing will make your life much easier.
Synching with Google contacts will not sync your contacts with iCloud, you must depend on Google to sync and store your contacts. It will add the built-in iOS Facebook integration but doesn’t add Facebook info to Google Contacts. It merges Facebook to your iOS Contacts but it will be two separate contact cards side by side. Read more: Google Wants You To Sync Contacts With Your iOS Device