September 24, 2013 |
Need more storage space on Google Drive? Google is offering users an additional 10 gigabytes of free cloud storage for the next two years if they download and try the company's Quickoffice app, which recently received a major update and is now available free. Quickoffice lets users create and edit Microsoft Office files from their Apple iOS and Android devices. VIDEO CHAT: Unboxing the iPhone 5s "And while the easiest thing to do is simply convert your old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, Quickoffice gives you another way to work with people who haven't gone Google yet," Google said in a blog post explaining the app. To get the free extra storage, simply download Quickoffice and open the app. Users will be prompted to log in to their Google account.
October 23, 2013 |
Not in the mood to type out an email? Write it out. Google this week announced a new feature for Gmail and Google Docs that allows users to hand write their emails and documents using their computer mouse or trackpad. "Whether you're a student trying to include a foreign phrase in your paper or an international consultant hoping to begin your message with a friendly local greeting, now you'll be able to use your own handwriting to input words directly into Gmail and Google Docs with your mouse or trackpad," Google said in a blog post.
July 8, 2009 |
Google Inc. is dropping the "beta," or test, label from its Gmail e-mail service and other online programs to attract business customers away from Microsoft Corp. The label will also drop from Google Docs, Google Calendar and Google Talk. The Mountain View, Calif., company used the label to show it was still improving the software. Gmail has been in beta since it launched five years ago. Google is grappling with a slump in ad spending. In the first quarter it had its first sequential sales drop since 2004.
June 5, 2012 |
Google is adding some weight to its Google Docs team by purchasing Quickoffice, a startup that developed a suite of mobile apps that are essentially clones of Microsoft Office. The purchase was announced on Google's Blog on Tuesday although no details were announced besides the actual acquisition. "Today, consumers, businesses and schools use Google Apps to get stuff done from anywhere, with anyone and on any device," said Alan Warren, Google's engineering director. "Quickoffice has an established track record of enabling seamless interoperability with popular file formats, and we'll be working on bringing their powerful technology to our Apps product suite.
November 12, 2012 |
Google has announced yet another computer for its line of Chromebooks, this one built by Acer with a sticker price of $199. The Acer C7 Chromebook will be available for purchase online at Google Play and BestBuy.com on Tuesday. You'll also be able to pick one up at select Best Buy stores starting this week. The C7 features an 11.6-inch display with an 1,366 by 768 pixel resolution. The computer runs on an Intel Core processor and includes 320 gigabytes of storage. The Acer C7 is 1 inch thick and weighs 3 pounds.
September 5, 2008
Like a fly flitting around the kitchen, Google Inc. has pestered Microsoft Corp. with a series of free applications that nibble away at the software powerhouse's business. The lineup includes an e-mail program (Gmail), a photo application (Picasa), a word processor (Google Docs), even mobile phone software (Android). But its latest launch -- a Web browser called Chrome -- is a direct attack not just on Microsoft's popular Internet Explorer but on the heart of Microsoft's business, the Windows operating system.