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Google Drive downtime issue UPDATE: Resolved

Google Drive downtime issue UPDATE: Resolved

This morning there was an issue with connectivity for users hoping to access the file storage system known as Google Drive. Responsiveness in app systems such as Gmail, Google Reader, and Google Docs have been lacking throughout the morning, but Google's official report now suggests that all problems have been fixed up real nice. Meanwhile Google has been tipped to be starting up a competitor for Evernote and OneNote in the wake of their shutdown (not quite deactivated as yet) of Google Reader.

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Google investigating Google Drive downtime [Update: Fix in progress]

Google investigating Google Drive downtime [Update: Fix in progress]

Google is looking into complaints that Google Drive is experiencing issues of downtime or extreme sluggishness today, with availability of the cloud-based storage system patchy in the US and abroad. Complaints around Drive access began in the early hours of the morning, though it's only within the past half hour or so that Google has acknowledged the problem. "We're investigating reports of an issue with Google Drive" the company confirmed on its service status page, promising to "provide more information shortly."

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Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for Blogger and Google+

Google Takeout now offers more support for those of you with a Blogger account and/or a Google+ page. Now through the Google Takeout service, you can export information contained inside of your Blogger account as well as information in your Google+ Stream or Google+ Circles. The Takeout feature is provided by The Data Liberation Front, a Google engineering team in charge of making it easier for users to move their data in and out of Google products.


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Google Slides gets offline editing and presentation features

Google Slides gets offline editing and presentation features

Google offers many services via Drive, including Slides, which is similar in nature to PowerPoint, allowing users to create slide presentations. While Slides has been accessible to users offline, it lacked some features that made it useful sans an Internet connection. A lot of those downsides end today, with Google announcing that is has implemented a handful of features for offline use.

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The best iOS apps of 2012

The best iOS apps of 2012

2012 ended with quite a bang, and while the world didn’t end as we expected, we got to see so many awesome iOS apps come to fruition this year. It was a big year for Google, and a lot of independent developers stepped up to make not only good apps, but great apps. We decided to gather up all of the iOS apps that released throughout the past 12 months and provide you with 10 of our favorites. It wasn’t an easy task to narrow it down to just 10, though -- there were a lot of amazing apps that just barely missed the cut, but we think we have a solid list here. So, without further adieu, here are our choices for the best iOS apps of 2012.

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Google Drive spreadsheet editing arrives for mobile users

Google Drive spreadsheet editing arrives for mobile users

Google Drive is a pretty convenient service for those who like to keep their documents online and easily accessible amongst multiple devices. It does have some limitations, however, that reduce its usefulness for some users, one of which was the limited ability to edit spreadsheets via a mobile device. That has changed, however with the folks at Google announcing full spreadsheet editing for Google Drive on mobile devices.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 27, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! This afternoon we heard that Apple's Richard Williamson has been ousted in an iOS Maps switch-up, while Nintendo confirmed the rumored Wii Mini - but it's only coming to Canada and won't have Internet capabilities. Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since the OS launched last month, and even managed to sell 750,000 Xbox 360s during the week of Black Friday, despite the fact that the console is viewed as aging hardware by many.

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Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Google is constantly improving their seamless integration between their various services, and today they've focused on Gmail and Google Drive. Google is making it easier for users to attach Google Drive files into Gmail messages by allowing up to 10GB file sizes when sending an email, as long as the files are stored in your Google Drive, since Gmail itself wouldn't be able to store a 10GB file in the first place.

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