Google Drive

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    Google Drive leads in features, lags in ease-of-use

    Posted May 30, 2014 - 11:23 am

    Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides comprise the most powerful online productivity suite, but significant shortcomings remain.
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    5 free tools for powering up Google Drive

    Posted April 25, 2014 - 1:47 pm

    If you're a Google Drive user, I've got good news for you: Five free tools that give it capabilities you probably never thought possible.
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    Google Drive versus Microsoft OneDrive: Which is best for you?

    Posted March 14, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Google Drive and Microsoft's OneDrive are both very good solutions for cloud-based storage that integrates directly with your traditional PCs and mobile devices. Which one is best for you?
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    8 best scanner apps for iOS and Android

    Posted December 20, 2013 - 1:11 pm

    Scanning documents, including converting them to text, can be a big productivity booster. If you need to do it, though, there's no need to buy a scanner and fancy OCR software. Instead, you can do it right on your iOS or Android device with these eight great apps.
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    Open Drive turns cloud storage services into one big file sharing network

    Posted June 3, 2013 - 8:30 pm

    You can keep your Google Drive files private, or you can use it as one huge file sharing network. Many Google Drive users allow public access to their files, which means that if they have a certain type of file that you also need, you can request a copy...if you can find it.
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    SkyDrive looks to compete with Dropbox, Google Drive

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    SkyDrive seemed destined to be another Microsoft also-ran product. Although introduced long before the current wave of cloud-based synchronization and storage services, SkyDrive had a number of frustrating limits, and comprised two separately named services (central and peer-to-peer file transfer) under one hood. Then Microsoft did something marvelous. The same week that Google released its long-expected Google Drive, Microsoft unveiled a thorough revamping of SkyDrive into an explicable and competitive service. (Microsoft lists the version that I reviewed as version 16.4.)
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    10 file-sharing options: Dropbox, Google Drive and more

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:34 am

    Even with all the online storage now available, sharing files -- especially large ones -- can still be a problem. We look at 10 online services that aim to make it simpler.
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    Best apps of 2012: top business apps for Android and iPhone

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Believe it or not, you can get a lot of work done on your smartphone. With the right collection of apps, you could knock out most of your workload on your way to the office. These apps will help you manage meetings, sign contracts, keep track of your expenses, and perhaps even depart early.
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    Online storage face-off: Google Drive vs. Dropbox

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:35 am

    In this corner, weighing in at 50 million users, and five years’ growth under its belt, the filer from Manila-er, the forest that counts all its trees, the synchronized, syncopated master of all it shares, Droooooopbox! And, in this corner, the Mountain Viewmaster, the original 800-pound gorilla, the only thing that scares Steve Ballmer while he sleeps, a giant among search engines, Goooooooglllleee! When these online storage sluggers come out fighting, will there be a knockout, or just a bloody match?
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    The best freeware for small businesses

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:43 am

    For too many people, the phrase "free software" conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that's what you think of freeware, you're missing an opportunity to save your business a lot of cash.
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    Hands on with Google Drive

    Posted April 25, 2012 - 7:03 am

    Start your engines: Google’s long-rumored Drive service is officially out and ready for a test… well, drive. The search giant’s answer to services like Dropbox, Drive offers 5GB of free online storage space that also syncs with a local folder on the desktop of your Mac or PC. (An Android app is currently available, with an iOS app in the works.)
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