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Google Drive gets Earth support, Gmail gets more search parameters

Google Drive gets Earth support, Gmail gets more search parameters

Google has pushed out some new features for Drive and Gmail, bringing in the likes of Google Earth support and additional search parameters. The updates were launched about an hour apart via the Google Drive blog and the Official Gmail Blog. Users of both services have access to the new features, no additional steps necessary.

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Google services blocked by Chinese government

Google services blocked by Chinese government

Alas, Google has been stuffed behind China's Great Firewall once again as the country prepares for the election of its new leader, Xi Jinping. Anyone who tries to access Google, Gmail, Maps, or many other of the company's services will find themselves with a whole lot of nothing. In addition, overall Internet speeds were low throughout the country.

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Google Drive introduces direct sharing (and embedding) to Google+

Google Drive introduces direct sharing (and embedding) to Google+

It's time to get serious once again about cross-use between Google services right here with Google Drive and the company's social network Google+ - from one to the other! The announcement today is that the media you upload to your Google Drive account from whatever source you've got - be it your smartphone, your tablet, your Chromebook, or your desktop computer - can now be viewed from Google+ and shared directly as well! Google is making the case once again that it simply makes more sense - ie is easier - to use all Google all the time.

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Google Docs research pane expands to Presentations and Drawings

Google Docs research pane expands to Presentations and Drawings

Back in May, Google added a new research pane to Google Docs, offering the ability to search for any topic and get results without having to leave the document you're working on. It's a small feature, but helps save time and makes it easier for users. Today, the search giant has added the research pane to Presentations and Drawings.

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Google shutting down more services

Google shutting down more services

Google announced on Friday that it will be doing some "spring cleaning" of some of its services. The list includes AdSense for Feeds, Classic Plus, Spreadsheet Gadgets, Places for Android, and +1 Reports in Webmaster Tools. The company also plans to merge its Picasa photo service with Google Drive, which means you'll have 5GB for both Picasa photos and Drive items.

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Google Drive update arrives on iOS and Android

Google Drive update arrives on iOS and Android

Google has delivered an update for Google Drive on both iOS and Android, and iOS users in particular will likely find a lot to get excited about. First and foremost, Google has added the ability to edit Google Docs in the iOS version of Google Drive. This feature was already present in the Android version of the app, so now we're seeing Google do a little bit of catch-up with the iOS version.

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Google Fiber TV package priced and detailed

Google Fiber TV package priced and detailed

This week Google's Fiber ultra-fast web connection has been turned on in Kansas City, complete with a set of new hardware bits for users to make full use of it. One of these is the Google Fiber TV Box - this device connecting to the web, bringing you wifi connection, wired connection, and bluetooth as well. The Google Fiber Storage Box is a storage unit in which you'll be able to keep TV shows, movies, and more - inside you've got Two terabytes of storage and the ability to record 500 hours of HD content. All of this is controlled from none other than the Google Nexus 7 tablet.

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Chrome OS version 20 hits with Google Drive and offline Google Docs

Chrome OS version 20 hits with Google Drive and offline Google Docs

Google Chrome OS version 20 is now officially available, bringing along one of its biggest new features--its cloud storage integration with Google Drive. The updates also feature offline support for Google Docs and tweaks to Pepper Flash in addition to a few other stability and security improvement updates.

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Google releases Drive SDK 2.0

Google releases Drive SDK 2.0

Google looks to be getting serious in its quest for online storage, announcing some new features at the Day 2 I/O keynote that will take on competitors like Dropbox and Evernote. One of those is in the introduction of Google Drive SDK 2.0, which will allow app developers for Android and iOS to implement Drive functionality straight into their mobile apps.

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Google Docs offline editing added today

Google Docs offline editing added today

Google has added offline editing to Google Docs, allowing users to open and edit their text, spreadsheet and other documents even when they don't have an internet connection. Announced today at the second Google IO keynote, the new offline Google Docs system uses local caching to save the latest copy of any documents changed, automatically synchronizing whenever a connection is restored.

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Google adds new Research feature to Docs

Google adds new Research feature to Docs

Google has added a new Research bar to Google Docs today. A new option for Research has been added under Tools, or by using the Ctrl+Alt+R shortcut, allowing you to search Google for topics of interest while writing an article or paper. Options include being able to search all of Google, or restrict searches to images and quotes. The bar sits to the right of your document while writing so as not to disrupt your workflow.

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Dropbox Dropquest scavenger hunt goes live

Dropbox Dropquest scavenger hunt goes live

If you want an extra gigabyte of storage on your Dropbox account, the online cloud service invites you to compete in its second annual "Dropquest" online scavenger hunt. While there is a prize involved, it's really more about having fun if you have nothing better to do this weekend. Company engineer Rajeev Nayak described it as "a gift to our users." The company did not say how long it will take to complete the challenge, though last year's event was finished in as quickly as three hours.

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