Google Drive announced a new feature makes it easier for users to see changes in shared documents. The feature is called Activity Stream and it will be rolled out to everyone in the next week. When you click the “information” button, you will see the activity stream appear. The stream shows edits, comments, uploads, file name changes, etc. to documents that are shared with you. There is an option to select specific files or folders to track in the Activity Stream. Google Drive competitor Dropbox has a similar feature.
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If you buy the Moto X smartphone, you will be able to receive 50GB of Google Drive storage for the first two years, according to Android Community. The Moto X is selling with 16GB or 32GB storage options. This means that you can get as much as 82GB of storage for the larger Moto X.
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Today Google has announced a feature that lets you quickly save files from the Web on into your Google Drive account. This could include photos, PDFs, e-books, etc. It will be as easy as a couple clicks of a button. Google Drive users can click on the “Save to Drive” button to save files instantly said the company in a blog post.
The Google Drive desktop app has been updated to make sharing files easier on PCs and Macs. Now you can share files by right-clicking on a file and selecting “share” from the Google Drive submenu. The files that you select will need to be in your Google Drive folder. The Google Drive team wrote on Google+ that this feature will be rolling out in the next few days.
One of Google’s core strengths is seamless integration of all of their services. The latest example of this is Gmail’s integration of Gmail and Google Drive.
At the 10th D conference, Google’s Senior Vice President of Chrome Sundar Pichai took the stage. At the conference, Pichai provided an discussed convergence, Android, and Chrome OS. He pointed out that Google Drive offline was arriving “in five weeks.” He did not indicate whether it would be an offline version of Google Docs being integrated into Google Drive or if you have the ability to view documents on the Google Drive.
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Google has officially announced Google Drive, which comes with 5GB of free storage. This is higher than the 2GB free storage that Dropbox offers. Additional storage on Google Drive costs $4.99 per month for 20GB and $49.99 per month for 1TB. Box.net charges $240 per year for 50GB of storage, Microsoft SkyDrive charges $50 per year for 100GB, and Dropbox charges $100 per year for 50GB. Gmail is also now offering 10GB of free storage, which will be rolled out in the next 24 hours.
Google Drive is expected to be released next week. TheNextWeb.com received a draft release from a Google Drive partner and it turns out that the company is going to give away 5GB of free storage. The website would most likely be available at http://drive.google.com. If Dropbox is not worried, they should be. Google is coming directly after them. You would be able to buy additional storage. Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines. Last week we saw a leaked image of Google Drive being integrated into LucidChart.