The Google Drive app has been a handy all-in-one tool for creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, but if you didn’t already know that the company’s cloud storage service held such features within, the name alone probably wouldn’t give it away. Luckily, Google aims to remedy that with today’s standalone releases of Google Docs and Google Sheets apps for iOS.
Judging from our Twitter feed, last night's debut of iTunes Festival SXSW was a rousing success, with Apple executives among the ranks of those attending in Austin. And there are still four more days to go, which is plenty of time to tune into the Vevo website or iOS apps to catch more of the fun. That tidbit and more make up our Tuesday recap...
Every Monday, we'll show you how to do something new and simple with Apple's built-in command line application. You don't need any fancy software, or a knowledge of coding to do any of these. All you need is a keyboard to type 'em out!
Welcome to the last of our series of posts about Google's Command Line Tools (next week, we'll continue our regular series of Terminal 101s). For this final post, we wanted to show you how to use Google Docs from the command line. Google Docs is a great service that lets you stow all of your documents in the cloud, and even edit documents like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. In this Terminal 101, we'll show you how to download, edit, upload, and delete your documents stored in this Google service. Let's get started.
Whew! That was quite a Tuesday. While most of us got pretty much what we expected out of Apple’s special event in San Francisco yesterday, few of us probably anticipated that OS X Mavericks would actually be released the same day, yet alone all of the new iLife and iWork apps. But there was plenty of other news happening while you were taxing your broadband connection to download all those updates, so here’s a small sampling…
If you’ve written off web apps as underpowered imitations of desktop software, think again. Many of today’s web apps are as good as their Finder-bound counterparts, and some even do your work for you! Web apps are convenient, too: since they live in the cloud with their related files, you can run them in a browser on almost any computer without worrying about backups or hunting through hard drives for important documents. Best of all, many web apps are free, and allow you to pay for more advanced features as you go, if and when you need them.
Over the next few pages, we’ll uncover some of the best web apps available—ones that can perform the most important tasks in your digital lifestyle. You might think that only desktop software can handle them, but read on. That notion is about to change.
It may be Friday the 13th, but today is your lucky day if you're interested in sweet deals on apps. We've got a goodly stack just waiting to turn your bad luck into great. So sit back, fire up the App Store, and get downloading because with this much free sweetness, how could you possibly complain?
As we get closer to WWDC we can expect the rumor mill to heat up and it's already started. Bigger iPhone, smaller iPad is the refrain you're going to hear until they don't and then we'll move on to something else. Pocket sized Steve Jobs! The Apple iApple digital fruit! Instead of that nonsense, let's take a look at some real news from the week past.
Conducting research online has changed the way we peruse information, but it's not exactly conducive to multitasking when you're flipping between windows. Between the word processor and the page you're citing, sometimes things can get a little convoluted. Fortunately, the folks at Google Docs have come up with a nifty way to do all of your research in the same window that you're typing in.
Today, Google announced a new way to store your files online: Google Drive. This new service lets you sync files from your Mac and your Google Docs folder interchangeable. It's incredibly useful if you like to type out your documents in the cloud and use your iPad to do work, and it's a worthy alternative to using iWork and iCloud. We’ll take you through the process of enabling this new service on your Mac, and we'll also show you how to properly encrypt your files while they're in the cloud.
Google Drive is finally here: It’s real, but is it spectacular? We kicked the tires and then took it for a spin around the block, all in an effort to answer those burning questions you might have about Google’s new cloud storage endeavor.