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Google+ Auto Backup brings drive uploads to desktop

Google+ Auto Backup brings drive uploads to desktop

The same service you’ve been using with your smartphone for several months is hitting the desktop world this week with Google+ Auto Backup. This software ships - strangely enough - with the newest version of Picasa, uploading your photos automatically from a certain directory to your Google+ social networking account. This service works with photos that are 2048pixels on their longest end unless you’d like to devote Google Drive space to the effort.

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Gmail bakes in Google Drive uploads for attachment boost

Gmail bakes in Google Drive uploads for attachment boost

Google has fully baked Google Drive integration into Gmail, aiming to circumvent traditional attachment downloads by saving them straight to its chunk of cloud storage. The functionality, Google says, effectively bypasses the usual download/upload routine of receiving email attachments and then storing them to the cloud, with a one-click shuttling from email to Drive and the ability to instantly preview them in the browser.

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Gmail adds more quick action buttons to subject lines

Gmail adds more quick action buttons to subject lines

Google today announced its "quick action buttons" for Gmail have expanded to more Google and third-party developers. If you've never seen these, quick action buttons are little grey rectangular buttons that appear inline with subject lines in your inbox which you can click or touch to take some sort of action on the contents. For example, if you get a Google Calendar invite, you can RSVP without ever opening the email.

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Google Drive for iOS adds multiple account support plus printing

Google Drive for iOS adds multiple account support plus printing

Google has updated Google Drive for iOS, adding support for multiple accounts allowing users to switch between work, personal, and any other Google account they might have, without having to log out in-between. Google Drive v2.1.0 also supports the search giant's single sign-in system, streamlining access by automatically logging into multiple Google products on the same device after a single app is used for the first time.

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Google Cloud server-side data encryption now automatic

Google Cloud server-side data encryption now automatic

With the expanding role of Google Cloud Storage in services and apps outside its own, the service has been updated for greater security in both the public and private enterprise arenas. This week Google Cloud Storage has been updated with 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard, creating a unique key for each individual object's data and metadata. With this security update to Google Cloud, you'll have automatic encryption for all data before its written to disk.

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Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

Google Ventures-backed Kibits brings “Collaborate” for mobile teamwork

This week the team at Kibits have launched "Collaborate.com", a full mobile and web browser-based environment for teamwork, aiming to bring together groups of associates that aren't always working in the same zip code. This platform works at launch on iPhone, iPod touch, Android, and inside web browsers and integrates the content of services such as Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, and Apple's iCloud in a single workroom environment, and they're launching this week.

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Google Drive scores support for 18 new languages

Google Drive scores support for 18 new languages

Google Drive has supported quite a few languages, and you'd have been hard-pressed to find one you didn't speak or need. Some users, however, were still left out from using their native language, which could change today with the latest update. Support for 18 additional languages has been added to Google Drive, among them being some common ones like Canadian French and Latin American Spanish.

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