After being rumored for the better part of the last year, Google officially just announced its own cloud storage solution – Drive.
Google Drive gives you 5GB of storage the second you sign in to use the service. No questions asked. The interface is based on Google Docs and you can collaborate with other people on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The sharing and collaboration system is enhanced by comments, which you get notified for if they are new. Read more »
Dropbox has updated the desktop version of its app, introducing the option to get direct links to any of your files.
Previously, you could only give public link to files put from your Public folder, but now the Dropbox boffins have put an end to this, making the cloud sharing service a whole lot easier to use. Read more »
Today, a little ahead of schedule, Intel is launching its Ivy Bridge family of processors.
Originally, Intel was supposed to launch the new CPU family on April 29, but after the numerous delays, doing it a bit early won’t hurt anyone. Read more »
Adobe will officially announce all of its latest products part of the Creative Suite 6 today at a dedicated event in San Francisco. Expected to arrive on May 7, the design and video editing products can be had in a variety of suites.
In fact, as we told you earlier, the company is also introducing its new monthly subscription plans, which will allow customers to use the products by paying smaller monthly fees, as opposed to spending a large chunk of cash upfront buying them . Read more »
Samsung could be lining up for a new Galaxy Tab announcement at their big London event on May 3.
According to sources close to the matter, the announcement of the upcoming Galaxy S II successor will be joined by a launch of a new tablet. And it won’t be a quad-core Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which was rumored to be coming later down the road. Read more »
If you had any form of doubt after all the leaks, rumors and reports of Google Drive being real and launching next week, this video should put them to rest.
It’s from the latest Android Developers hangout on Google+ and shows Google Drive listed as a sharing option on one of the developer’s phones. Read more »
Microsoft has announced its Q3 financial results and things are looking bright for the software giant. The record-breaking revenue for the quarter ending on March 31, 2012 was $17.41 billion, representing a 6% growth over the same period of 2011.
Additionally, the operating income saw a 12% boost compared to last year and reached $6.37 billion. Net income was $5.11 billion ($0.60 per diluted share), which is actually slightly lower than it was in the holiday quarter, but this doesn’t make Steve Ballmer any less optimistic about the future.. Read more »
Less than one month before we get to free Sanctuary from the forces of Evil, Blizzard will be making the beta of Diablo 3 accessible to everyone. Starting on April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PST and ending on April 23 until 10:00 a.m. PST, everyone with a Battle.net account will be able to hop on the Diablo 3 beta server and slash some monster in what is undoubtedly the most hotly anticipated game in recent years.
Blizzard is taking the opportunity to do a last stress test of its servers before putting an end to the Diablo 3 beta on May 1st. Read more »
Mozilla’s CEO Gary Kovacs announced in Sao Paulo yesterday that Brazil is going to be the first country to see the launch of the company’s HTML5-driven Boot To Gecko smartphones.
This was somewhat expected since Mozilla announced its partnership with carrier Telefonica, which has strong presence in Brazil. Kovacs also announced he expects devices to start hitting the shelves there by the end of this year or in early 2013 at the latest. Read more »
Most smartphone manufacturers use insanely expensive equipment to shoot the promos of their devices. Nokia, however, didn’t need any of this as it has the PureView 808.
The Finns have recorded the latest promo video of their upcoming flagship cameraphone on the device itself, but you probably wouldn’t have guessed that if we didn’t tell you. Read more »
Electricity-driven vehicles are great. They hug trees and save polar bears like nothing else, but they have one major flaw. They are almost perfectly quiet. Thus, they threaten pedestrians and other motorists, which might not hear them approaching.
To work around this, Domino’s Pizza has created what it calls a “Safe Sound” box, which is placed on their pizza delivery electrical scooters . And the result? Hilarity ensues on the streets of the Netherlands. Read more »
Apple is one of the most secretive tech companies to have ever existed and it should surprise no one only the exterior of Apple’s Cupertino headquarters gets shown.
What’s on the inside is only known to Apple’s staff and Apple’s seniors want everyone to know as little as possible about how the company operates. AppleGazette, however, gathered a collection of photos showing just what it’s like to be in Apple’s Cupertino campus. Read more »
Logitech has launched a new posh cover for the recently released Apple iPad 3. Unlike the plethora of covers available for the Apple tablet, this one features a Bluetooth keyboard built in, so you could type you way out of any situation.
Also compatible with the iPad 2, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover features the usual array of magnet strips used for the automatic screen wake-up and position lock for, sadly, just one tilt angle. Its keyboard, however, could survive as long as 6 months on a single batch of fresh batteries, if you use it for two hours a day. Read more »
In an attempt to gain some traction of the Android OS in India, Google has partnered with local carrier Reliance on what seems like a tempting offer.
Everyone who purchases an Android smartphone will get 1GB of data on the Reliance 3G network. Once you hop on the free data train, you’ll have a month to get through it, and you better, because it won’t be transferable to the next month. Read more »
Samsung has been very proud of their latest batch of Plus Extreme Speed memory cards and especially of their ruggedness.
So to put their words to the test, German site Smartphontech took a microSD card from said series through a couple trials to test its durability. Read more »