03 August 2013

Google Drive on Windows desktop

Pretty soon we'll just boot up Windows to the desktop, and Google will take over from there--

Google Drive: "Today we’re making it easier for you to access Docs, Sheets, and Slides from your Windows computer. Now when you install Google Drive for your PC, you’ll see shortcut icons for each of the editors on your desktop and within the Google Drive folder in the Start menu.  To start creating, simply double click the editor icon of your choice and sign in to your Google account. Every document, presentation, and spreadsheet you create is automatically saved in your Drive. This change will roll out over the next week for all new Google Drive for PC installs." Be sure to also configure the Drive family of apps to work offline.

Apple battling US, states over proposed e-book limits
Reuters
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Google Chromecast Review: A little stick with incredible potential
New York Daily News
Small package. Great performance. Massive potential. Google's release of Chromecast marks the tech giant's foray into TV — a circle that, up until now, was dominated almost exclusively by Apple and Roku.  ...

Google's first two TV ads for exciting Moto X: Amazingly dull
CNET
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PCWorld
Previously, iTunes accounts had officially been available only to users age 13 and older, something that could have hampered schools in their use of Apple technology for teaching young children. But as of Thursday, Apple had updated its terms and ...

Apple Seeks Obama Reprieve on IPhone Import Ban
Bloomberg
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Google attempts to revitalize Motorola with new Moto X smartphone
Washington Post
Standing out in the crowded mobile market is crucial for Google, which must prove that its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola was worth the investment, analysts said. In the United States, Motorola phone sales trail those of Apple and Samsung, and ...

Review: Google has potential contender in new, customizable Motorola phone
Washington Post
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Apple Buying Low-Power Chip Company Passif Semiconductor
Bloomberg
“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” said Amy Bessette, a spokeswoman for the Cupertino, California-based company. Passif joins a group of small chip companies that have ...

Google relaunches Zagat website and mobile apps
Salt Lake Tribune
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Google Drive blurs the line between Windows and the web with new desktop ...
PCWorld
A mere two weeks after the release of the Chrome App Launcher for Windows—Google's backdoor into the offline world, basically—the company has announced that when Windows users install the desktop version of Google Drive, it will automatically dump ...

Apple Stores Glow Less Brightly
Wall Street Journal
Apple's retail stores generated sales of $5,971 per square foot last ...Apple Inc.'s search for a new head of its retail stores is dragging into its 10th month, at a ...

Wall Street Journal

Apple, Samsung dispute on smartphone copying awaits settlement
Newsday
Apple Inc. hasn't had much to show for its two years of effort to prove Samsung .... in September in another Apple case, involving GoogleInc.'s Motorola Mobility.

Newsday

Apple acquires power-efficient chipmaker Passif SemiconductorApple Insider
In another low-key acquisition, Apple has bought Passif Semiconductor,... AppleInsider was first to discover an Apple patent filing describing a watch design ...

Apple Insider

Google 'pressure cooker,' get a police visit? Maybe not.
Washington Post
Respect for the privacy and security of data you store with Google underpins our ... Police can also bypass Google and obtain search data through other means ...
Washington Post
Apple watchers were surprised to see one of the company's top leaders, Bob ... Apple announced last October, that the retiree would return to lead a new group ...
InformationWeek
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At Google's First 'Geek Street Fair' To Promote STEM, The Arts Take ...Forbes
Google hosted its first ever Geek Street Fair in New York City on Wednesday, filling the 14th Street Park in Chelsea with booths to promote STEM education ...
ABC News
People who have claimed Starbucks as their home away from home may soon find that their phones and tablets are accessing the Internet faster following a ...

ABC News

Apple Tries to Patch Up iPhone Charge Port Security Flaw Found by ...
ABC News
Some Apple customers were annoyed when the company changed the shape of the charging port for the iPhone 5. Now, another grievance can be attributed to ...

ABC News
Web Ads Used to Launch Online Attacks | MIT Technology Review
Researchers show how easy it is to hide code in online ads that can turn people into an online attack squad. Communications - MIT Technology Review


Five Reasons The Pentagon Favors Technology Over Forces In ...

Forbes
He characterized the tradeoff between the size of the force and its technological sophistication as a choice between “capacity” and “capability.”.


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Consumer Electronics Net
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Law Technology News Spotlights Motorola Mobility's In-House Lab ...

MarketWatch
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