Google Drive

Launched in 2012, Google Drive is a hosting service where one can store files on servers, share them and also synchronize those across any device, like a smartphone, tablet or a computer. The files in Drive, such as videos, photos and documents, are backed up in such a way that one can’t lose them. Through Google One, a person can store up to 15GB of data for free. And if one pays, which is optional, even data up to 100GB, 200GB, 2TB, 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB can be kept in there. Drive, which includes Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, form an office suite that allows collaborative editing of presentations, documents, images, etc. The files that are created and edited through this suite all are saved in Drive.

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Soon, free Google Meet calls will have this restriction

27 Sep 2020

Soon, free Google Meet calls will have this restriction

Google Meet, the dedicated video conferencing platform owned and managed by Google, has evolved into one of the most sophisticated, secure, and popular virtual meeting tools out there.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

24 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok suing Trump administration, and more

In the updates reported over the weekend, TikTok confirmed the plan to sue the Trump administration for pressuring its parent company into selling the US business of the video-sharing service.

#BugAlert: Attackers can use Google Drive to hack your system

23 Aug 2020

#BugAlert: Attackers can use Google Drive to hack your system

A major security flaw has been flagged in Googe Drive, an issue that could easily be used by a hacker to trick you into downloading malware or ransomware.

#OutageAlert: Gmail, Drive, Docs, and other services are down [Fixed]

20 Aug 2020

#OutageAlert: Gmail, Drive, Docs, and other services are down [Fixed]

A number of Google services, including Gmail and Google Docs, appear to have been affected in what looks like a major outage.

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

19 Apr 2020

#WeeklyRecap: OnePlus 8, iPhone SE launched, Cognizant hacked, and more

This week, despite the evolving COVID-19 crisis, notable developments were made in the world of tech.

Zoom v/s Google Meet: Which one is better?

17 Apr 2020

Zoom v/s Google Meet: Which one is better?

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge, more and more people are rushing to handle most of their jobs from the safety of their homes.

Soon, Google will protect your Drive files with Face ID

16 Apr 2020

Soon, Google will protect your Drive files with Face ID

Google Drive always remains protected with a password - the same one you use for your Google account.

#TechBytes: How to get the most out of Zoom

03 Apr 2020

#TechBytes: How to get the most out of Zoom

In the wake of the novel coronavirus crisis, video conferencing service Zoom has become the talk of the town.

Soon, WhatsApp will let you protect chat backups with passwords

04 Mar 2020

Soon, WhatsApp will let you protect chat backups with passwords

A few hours ago, Facebook enabled dark mode on WhatsApp, making the messaging service easier to use in dark environments.

#TechBytes: How to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iOS

26 Dec 2019

#TechBytes: How to transfer WhatsApp chats from Android to iOS

WhatsApp has long been protecting private conversations by backing them up on phones as well as on the cloud.

Want to control smartphone addiction? Try Google's six new apps

24 Oct 2019

Want to control smartphone addiction? Try Google's six new apps

Thanks to social media and instant messaging, people waste a lot of their time glued to their screens.

Remember! Your boss can read your emails (on Gmail)

12 Oct 2019

Remember! Your boss can read your emails (on Gmail)

Nobody likes to be spied upon, especially when the person spying is none other than your own boss!

Former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of accounts for nudes

02 Oct 2019

Former Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of accounts for nudes

In a shocking case, a software engineer who used to work at Yahoo has pleaded guilty to accessing and searching thousands of accounts on the service.

#NewsBytesExclusive: FinArt, the AI-powered solution to manage money, cut expenses

12 Aug 2019

#NewsBytesExclusive: FinArt, the AI-powered solution to manage money, cut expenses

With the rise of Digital India, money management has become a tedious task.

HP Chromebook x360 launched in India for Rs. 45,000

10 Aug 2019

HP Chromebook x360 launched in India for Rs. 45,000

Expanding its Chromebook lineup, HP has launched the all-new Chromebook x360 in India.

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

20 Jul 2019

This tool can steal data from iCloud, Google Drive

An Israeli company, by the name of NSO Group, is selling a dangerous hacking tool, one that can be used to mine your personal files from Google Drive and iCloud.

Your privately-shared Google Photos are not fully secure: Here's why

19 Jul 2019

Your privately-shared Google Photos are not fully secure: Here's why

Google Photos makes an ideal platform to back up images and videos.

A complete guide on getting started with WhatsApp Messenger

13 Jul 2019

A complete guide on getting started with WhatsApp Messenger

One of the most popular messaging apps, WhatsApp needs no introduction.

My Aadhaar Online contest: Everything you need to know

22 Jun 2019

My Aadhaar Online contest: Everything you need to know

UIDAI, the statutory authority for Aadhaar, is hosting a My Aadhaar Online contest in India.

#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

04 Apr 2019

#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

Financial management, planning, and budgeting are essential skills homemakers should have in order to run their household smoothly.

Got a new phone? Here's a quick data migration guide

29 Mar 2019

Got a new phone? Here's a quick data migration guide

Getting a phone is easy but setting it up with the data from the previous device - from photos to apps - might seem like a time-consuming task.

Now, use 'Firefox Send' for free, fully encrypted file transfers

14 Mar 2019

Now, use 'Firefox Send' for free, fully encrypted file transfers

Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the famous Firefox browser, has launched a new service for instant file transfers - Firefox Send.

#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

12 Mar 2019

#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

Financial management, planning, and budgeting are essential skills homemakers should have in order to run their household smoothly.

Want to send large files for free? Try these tools

01 Mar 2019

Want to send large files for free? Try these tools

For most of us, email is an ideal file-sharing option - simple, secure and used by everyone.

#BugAlert: WhatsApp silently deletes old chats, several users complain

16 Jan 2019

#BugAlert: WhatsApp silently deletes old chats, several users complain

WhatsApp has been marred by a major bug, one that silently deletes chat histories on the app.

Delhi Police are acquiring technology to hack cloud storage systems

25 Dec 2018

Delhi Police are acquiring technology to hack cloud storage systems

After the controversy over the Center's 'snooping order', the Delhi Police are gearing up to acquire new technology that will enable cops to hack into cloud-based storage systems and extract suspects' data for analysis.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 goes on sale today

18 Dec 2018

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 goes on sale today

The recently launched ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 will go on sale today via Flipkart at 12 Noon.

#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

14 Dec 2018

#FinancialBytes: 5 apps to help homemakers manage finances better

Financial management, planning, and budgeting are essential skills homemakers should have in order to run their household smoothly.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is worth every penny

13 Dec 2018

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 is worth every penny

As the successor to its popular ZenFone Max Pro M1, ASUS recently launched the ZenFone Max Pro M2 in India.

Google killing Allo: Step-by-step guide to save Allo chats

08 Dec 2018

Google killing Allo: Step-by-step guide to save Allo chats

After the classic version of Hangouts, Google has thrown Allo, its smart messaging service, on the chopping block.

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

08 Dec 2018

DigiLocker: How to store government documents on India's 'digital locker'

We all know the importance of government-issued documents like Aadhaar, PAN, Driving License etc.

Soon, you will not be able to use Google Allo

06 Dec 2018

Soon, you will not be able to use Google Allo

As is common practice at Google, now its smart messaging service Allo is falling on the chopping block.

WhatsApp to delete outdated Google Drive backups: What to do

13 Nov 2018

WhatsApp to delete outdated Google Drive backups: What to do

If you have not backed up WhatsApp chats and photos on Google Drive in a long while, do it immediately or they'll be removed.

Here are 6 tips to keep your WhatsApp secure

03 Nov 2018

Here are 6 tips to keep your WhatsApp secure

World-wide, WhatsApp is now the quintessential messaging app.

Selling your Android phone? Don't forget to follow these steps

02 Nov 2018

Selling your Android phone? Don't forget to follow these steps

As the festive season sets in, many of you would be thinking of selling or trading in your Android smartphone for a new one.

Want to be more productive on Chrome? Try these extensions

30 Oct 2018

Want to be more productive on Chrome? Try these extensions

Google Chrome is one of the most popular internet browsers in the world. It is widely used and regularly updated with interesting (sometimes annoying) features.

5 best cloud storage apps for every smartphone user

19 Sep 2018

5 best cloud storage apps for every smartphone user

Our smartphones are packed with limited storage and thus, storing high-quality pictures and videos, documents along with countless apps and games is obviously quite difficult.

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

15 Sep 2018

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

Google recently entered into an agreement with WhatsApp that will stop the messaging-app backups from eating into your Google Drive storage quota.

Google Chrome gets major design overhaul for its 10th birthday

05 Sep 2018

Google Chrome gets major design overhaul for its 10th birthday

Guess what Google Chrome is getting for its 10th birthday? A design overhaul and a host of new utilities.

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

23 Aug 2018

WhatsApp backups will be deleted soon; backup your chats now

Google recently entered into an agreement with WhatsApp that will stop the messaging-app backups from eating into your Google Drive storage quota.