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.
September 19, 2013 |
DENVER - When the worst of the flooding began for Weld County last week, Cliff Willmeng, on a hunch, took his 2003 Subaru and drove east. The county's roads and bridges had begun to disintegrate under the might of the historic floodwaters, to the point that Willmeng, an environmental activist, had trouble navigating. Yet what his gut had told him to look for had been, as he put it, "unfortunately easy to find. " What Willmeng saw, and also photographed, was the drowning of Weld County's extensive oil and gas drilling operations - hundreds of fracking wells that were underwater, and an unknown number of storage tanks and other industrial facilities assaulted by the untamed waters.
September 9, 2013 |
Nowadays when tech companies say they specialize in storage, we assume they're talking about cloud computing. But West Los Angeles start-up Clutter deals with the real, physical mess in your life -- you know, clothes you never wear, old high school yearbooks, childhood "art" projects, the like. The concept is simple: Download Clutter's free iPhone app and arrange to have the company's water-resistant reusable plastic storage boxes delivered for free to your doorstep. You can get up to five free boxes at a time.
August 30, 2013 |
Motorola has touted its new Moto X as one of the most customizable smartphones on the market. To press the point, AT&T, the wireless carrier that is selling the device, invited us to trick out our own Moto X, which finally arrived in the mail. Join us at 11:30 a.m. as The Times' Michelle Maltais and I check out the new device. LIVE DISCUSSION: We'll unbox the Moto X at 11:30 a.m. PDT I ordered my device a few days ago and asked for a 16 GB Moto X with a dark blue back cover and white front cover.
August 22, 2013 |
A water-view home with a patch of grass just didn't float Misty Tosh's boat, but when the television producer came upon a 1980s three-story houseboat in Marina del Rey, she dove right in. “It was a giant hunk of slapped-together junk - dark and dank, chopped up into tiny rooms with ladders between the floors,” said Tosh, who bought it two years ago. “People thought I was nuts, but I saw the potential.” Sure, remodeling a houseboat has...
August 20, 2013 |
Dropbox users can add one free gigabyte of cloud storage by simply connecting their accounts with Mailbox -- an email app Dropbox purchased earlier this year. Dropbox, which starts off users with 2 GB of free cloud storage, offers users a number of ways to increase their accounts' capacity, but connecting with Mailbox appears to be one of the easiest ways users can significantly increase their space. To do so, users simply download the app from Apple's App Store. Then, users connect their Gmail account and take an instructional tour of how the app works.
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August 4, 2013 |
A congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility situated near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro. Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Los Angeles) sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security demanding that the agency take additional steps to protect the public from the risk of explosion at the Rancho LPG Holdings site on North Gaffey Street. Waxman said he was concerned that an earlier Homeland Security inspection of the facility was cursory, did little to verify the company's safety information and conflicted with recent findings by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
August 2, 2013 |
The free ride's over, MobileMe users. Apple has begun informing users of its now defunct cloud-storage service, MobileMe, that they will no longer have the complimentary storage space on iCloud they've enjoyed the past two years. When Apple introduced iCloud, a cloud storage service that replaced MobileMe, it allowed MobileMe customers to have 25 gigabytes of storage free even though iCloud only offered 5 GB free to new customers. Apple said the gesture was an expression of its appreciation for MobileMe users who paid $99 per year for the service.
July 31, 2013 |
Say goodbye to SkyDrive. Microsoft has agreed to rename its cloud-storage service as the result of a trademark case in Britain. SkyDrive cloud service lets Microsoft users upload and store files in remote servers, which they can then access from anywhere with any device. It is one of the better names for a cloud service, especially compared to rivals Dropbox, Box and Google Drive, but Microsoft will have to give it up. PHOTOS: Six things rich tech execs splurge on The English High Court recently found that Microsoft had infringed on a trademark held by British Sky Broadcasting Group.