How To Unlock Google Drive's App Potential For Music, Image Editing, And More Google Docs was turned into a general purpose cloud storage dropbox called Drive back in April. But in classic Google fashion, no one explained what you could do with your free 5GB of space besides upload and download files. Click these apps and authorize them to add smart tools to your free Google storage space. Pixlr: Full-featured photo editing of any image file.HelloFax: Fax PDFs right from your Drive (or any file, really, since it's easy to convert/print to PDF)WeVideo: Surprisingly powerful video editingDriveTunes: Queue and listen to music in Drive, rather than just previewing it.Mail2Drive: Forward long emails to a personalized email address and they're automatically converted to Drive documents.
Coolest Google Docs Demo Ever. Google Docs is one of those things that we tend to use daily but don’t get the full experience. I know that I personally don’t use all of its capabilities, especially when it comes to collaboration. I end up using it like a flat Word document. Google has pushed out a pretty cool demo, which invites you to collaborate with some of the greatest writers of all time.
Having just passed its first birthday, Google+ might be one of the younger social networks, but it\’s brought some new concepts into the parlance of social media. Among Google+\’s signature features is the +1, a way of liking something on the platform; Circles, a means of organizing and following specific groups of people; and Hangouts, video chat for up to 10 people. With Google+ now on Flipboard, the +1 has arrived in a new reading environment and your Circles transform into a print-style magazine. Here are some tips to get the most out of Google+ on Flipboard. Connect Google+ to Flipboard: Tap on the red ribbon, then â€œAccountsâ€ to connect to Google+. Sign in using your Google account information. Everything You Wanted to Know About Google+ on Flipboard
Chrome, Google Drive coming to iPhone and iPad today During today's keynote, Google announced that Chrome for iPhone and iPad. Like the Android version of mobile Chrome, users will gain incognito browsing, syncing information (such as passwords and other credentials) and tabs, which Engadget noted is similar to how they are in the newly announced Nexus 7. Also, Google Drive will be coming to iOS as well. Google says both apps will be available later today. Follow our sister site Engadget's liveblog for further announcements, and we'll be updating the post with more news as well.
After months of anticipation, Flipboard has arrived on Android smartphones, Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Nobles's Nook tablets. The app has also been optimized to include content from users' networks on YouTube and Google+. The company released the Android version on Friday after launching in public beta on May 30. Flipboard will come pre-installed on Samsung's Galaxy S III via AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile USA and Sprint. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based startup is hoping the Android launch will expand their international reach dramatically, particularly in China and southeast Asia, where Android adoption is comparatively high, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue tells Mashable. Flipboard Comes to Android
I find Twitter the most essential social media tool for Internet Marketers on many levels, mainly because of its search API. Unlike Facebook's and Google Plus's non-existent search options, Twitter makes it easy to go through the huge amounts of updates being published every minute and find those which are relevant (and important) to your brand. Twitter search is priceless for various tasks: HOW TO: Archive Twitter Search Results in a Google Spreadsheet (and Analyze Them!) - YouMoz
Google: More Than 500 School Districts In The U.S. And Europe Now Use Chromebooks It seems like schools are the one market where Google is having some success with its Chromebook initiative. Today, the company announced that there are now 500 school districts in the U.S. and Europe that actively use Chromebooks. Google also announced a few new districts that have recently decided to use Google’s web-centric laptops, including Rockingham Country Schools, N.C., Transylvania County Schools, N.C., and Fond du Lac School District, Wis. One of the reasons Google is able to make this push for Chromebooks in education is that its laptops meet the new hardware and operating system guidelines set by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). In addition to these deployment announcements, Google is also launching new tools and collections of web apps for students and administrators at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference today.
Children’s Stories App MeMeTales Comes To Android, Offers Free Books All Summer MeMeTales, a super-cute (and guilt-free!) children’s books application arrives on Android today, following its iOS release and public debut at 500 Startups’ demo day last October. Originally from Seattle, now a San Francisco-based operation, the company was founded by husband and wife team Maya Bisineer and Pree Kolari, and offers a library of picture books designed for preschool and elementary-aged kids and their parents.
Here's the latest project from Google's ultra-secret Google X Labs, where Google works on fringe technology projects like self-driving cars and computerized glasses: learning how to find cats in YouTubevideos. Google X is developing a huge network of computers that are able to learn on their own what is present in a YouTube video through a process called machine learning, John Markoff at the New York Times reports. The Google research team, led by a Stanford University computer scientist named Andrew Ng and Google fellow Jeff Dean, networked 16,000 computers and fed them random thumbnail images, each one extracted from 10 million videos on YouTube, the New York Times reports. The research began years ago, in an attempt to simulate the human brain, the Times reports. By culling millions of YouTube videos and scanning thumbnail images from the videos, the computer cluster was able to determine what a "cat" is on its own, rather than being programmed to find cats in those videos. Google Uses 16,000 Computers To Find Cats On YouTube
EDU is now a part of Google Apps for Education | The Glogster EDU Blog GlogsterEDU has been announced as one of the applications found on the Google Chromebook’s Education App Pack: a set of apps recommended by the schools, teachers and users for a richer educational experience, at ITSE 2012! At ITSE, new features have been introduced to make Chromebook easier to manage in all aspects (including finding, managing, installing and using apps in your school). So what features are included?
When it comes to winnowing the Web down to what matters, Flipboard has led the charge - at least on the iPhone and iPad. The popular app, which curates social streams and Web content into a customized digital magazine, has remained an iOS exclusive until now. We spoke with Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll about the social magazine's hop onto Android and how apps such as Flipboard help us stay sane as the social Web streams by. After both an official and an unofficial beta gave Android users a taste of the hit social magazine app, Flipboard is out in the wild - for real this time. You can now download Flipboard for Android in the Google Play store (rather than sideloading it, as the beta necessitated). Flipboard Makes the Leap to Android, Widgets and All
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Nexus Q, Nexus 7: Google Puts Personal Cloud In 'Play' | Cloudline Are Nexus 7 and Nexus Q bound to sweep the personal cloud prime time? Image: Courtesy of Google Google doubled down on the consumer cloud on Wednesday at Google I/O, where it unveiled the expected Nexus 7 tablet and the unexpected Nexus Q, which connects the new Google tablet and other Android smartphones to your TV. While the Android Jelly Bean/4.1-packin’ Nexus 7 ($199) will get the immediate fanfare (as it is sure to be called an iPad a Kindle Fire killer), the $299 Nexus Q completes the personal cloud circle for Google Play, which as we noted here at Cloudline when it launched, “With Google Play, the Cloud Goes Prime Time.” Google’s Joe Britt, describing how the media-streaming Q acts as a “cloud-connected juke box,” gets to the killer device aspect of the Q: “No messy authentication or else.”
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