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Google updates mobile Keyboard, Hangouts, Voice, and Drive apps

Google is rolling out a whole slew of updates to its mobile apps and services. A week after launching Android 4.4 KitKat, the company is updating a number of its Android and iOS apps including Voice, Hangouts, and Drive. Here are some of today’s highlights. Google Hangouts with integrated SMS Android phones typically come with […]

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Gmail, Google Docs now support handwriting input

Google has added support for handwriting input to Gmail and Google Docs. You can use a mouse or touchpad to enter text, but this’ll really come in handy if you’re using one of Google’s web apps on a touchscreen tablet that doesn’t normally support handwriting input as a form of text entry. At launch, 20 […]

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Google combines Gmail, Drive, Google+ storage: Everyone gets 15GB for free

Google is changing the way it provides free online storage to users of some of its services. Yesterday all Gmail users got about 10GB of free space for their email messages, while Google Drive and Google+ Photos users got 5GB to share between those services. Starting today Google is offering a single pool of storage, […]

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Lilbits (4-26-2013): AirDroid 2.0, Ubuntu remixes, NOOK HD+ sale

Facebook recently launched a beta program where a limited group of folks using its Android app could get new features first. To do that, Facebook started sending update notifications to users within the Android app itself, asking users to download and install an update without going through the Google Play Store. It doesn’t seem like […]

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Google Drive for Android finally gets a native spreadsheet editor

The spreadsheet feature in the Google Drive app for Android just got about a billion times more useful. Google has released an updated app that features a native spreadsheet editor. It looks better than the web-based editor that preceded it, loads faster, and makes entering and calculating figures much easier on a mobile device. Google […]

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Gmail lets you email attachments up to 10GB with Google Drive integration

Google is adding a new feature to Gmail that lets you use Google Drive to send large files as attachments. How large? Up to 10GB. That’s about 400 times larger than the 25MB limit on traditional Gmail attachments. When you’re composing an email, you’ll now have the choice of hitting the paperclip icon to attach […]

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Google to offer 100GB Google Drive space to new Chromebook owners

Google Chrome OS is an operating system designed around a web browser. Chromebook and Chromebox devices look like standard computers, but since they only really run one program, they can boot more quickly and they don’t need as much storage as a traditional laptop. But if you have a lot of documents, pictures, videos, or […]

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Improved in-app editing for Google Drive for iOS, Android

Google is rolling out an updated version of its Google Drive apps for Android and iOS, with an emphasis on viewing and editing documents including spreadsheets, text documents, and presentations. Google Drive is both an online file storage service, and an online office suite. Today’s update focuses on the office suit — formerly known as […]