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Chromebooks gain Chromecast streaming for Google Drive-stored videos

Chromebook users can now cast videos stored in Google Drive to their Chromecast--as long as they're running the dev version of Chrome OS, that is.

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Direct-to-Drive attachment saves added to Gmail for Android

Now you don't have to download that attachment to your Android phone! Send it directly to Google Drive instead.

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FileThis cloud filing service exits beta

FileThis, which logs into your various service accounts and downloads and organizes your statements automatically, has exited beta. It's a convenient service, though there's a leap of faith required in terms of security.

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New API will simplify Google Drive integration with Android apps, says Google

Developers can now test a preview of the Java-based Drive Android API.

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Google offers up to 50GB of extra storage for HTC users

The Google Drive offer, made earlier to Moto X buyers, is now available for the HTC One and One Max.

What to do when your free cloud storage fills up

Giving away scads of free cloud storage is all the rage these days, but when you've hit your limit, your options are few, and the answers from cloud services, murky.

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Google makes Quickoffice free, throws in an extra 10GB of storage

The productivity suite for iOS and Android, which Google acquired last year, lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files on their mobile devices.

Google Drive blurs the line between Windows and the web with new desktop shortcuts

Google Drive installations will soon start spawning shortcuts to Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on your desktop, continuing Google's foray into Microsoft's turf.

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Review: DriveTunes adds a music player to Google Drive

Chrome app DriveTunes lets you hear all the music in your Google Drive files.

Google dumps data silos, announces a unified storage pool for Gmail and Drive

Chafe at those Gmail storage limits no more: Now, all your Google Drive space is your Gmail and Google+ Photo storage space, too.

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