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Google Drive, Great start but room for improvement!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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It’s been nearly a week since Google released Google Drive, and it’s off to a great start. Drive is available for Android, Mac and PC with an iOS and Linux client promised soon. The cloud storage drive comes with 5 GB of free storage which is upgradeable to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB.

I’ve been using Drive to replace Dropbox for many functions and have been satisfied with its initial implementation. I share my gDoc files as well as an assortment of other files between several of my devices.

Google Docs is integrated with Drive and I would like to see a shared Synced Google Music Folder that would replace the Google Music Manager for Up/Downloading music files. A shared Photo folder would also be a welcomed addition.

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Preview: Android Dropbox App 1.3.0.6

by George Heymann

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I had a chance to preview the upcoming build of Dropbox V1.3.0.6 for Android. The revised version of the Dropbox app not only looks great with a completely revised UI but also adds several new features, bug fixes and stability improvements. If you would like to try out the build for yourself you can grab a copy from the Dropbox mobile apps forum here.

Here is a list from the Dropbox change log:

  • Favorites: quick offline access to files
  • Bulk upload photos and videos
  • Access all file and folder actions with just one tap
  • Improved gallery view
  • Upload from and export to your phone’s memory
  • Rename files and folders
  • Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) improvements
  • Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements

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Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, borrow books for free including bestsellers with no due dates

by George Heymann

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Amazon recently introduced the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library that allows Amazon prime members who own a Kindle device to borrow from over 5,000 titles, including 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers, as frequently as a book a month, for free with no due dates.

There are just two requirements in order to use the lending library, own a Kindle device (does not work on the Kindle app) and be an Amazon Prime member which also entitles you to free two-day shipping on Amazon stocked items as well as unlimited streaming of a growing library of movies and TV shows.

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By GEORGE HEYMANN | THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN 

For music lovers, listening options abound

For music aficionados, there has never been a better time than the present to explore and discover new

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artists and music. A large number of music titles are now available for digital download or streaming to a number of devices over myriad digital services and the numbers are growing every day.

These services fall into three basic categories: Internet radio stations like Pandora and Slacker radio; social music subscription services like Rdio and Spotify; and music cloud storage/music stores like the Amazon MP3, Google Music Beta and Apple’s iCloud music service.

For those of you who missed our take here on the digital music scene on Technology-Headlines, our story is featured in the Lifestyle section of Todays Pueblo Chieftain. Please click here for the rest of the story.

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Review: Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition

by George Heymann

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I recently made the move from a desktop to a laptop as my main personal computer. One of the compromises I had to make when moving to an ultraportable laptop with SSD drive was storage space.

My first impulse was to purchase an external hard drive (HD). All I needed to do was decided between buying a USB 2.0/3.0 drive now or waiting for a reasonably priced Thunderbolt capable external drive later.

After weighing my options, I came across a solution I hadn’t initially considered, a network-attached storage drive (NAS). The NAS drive commonly referred to as Cloud Storage drives operates as a secure file server on your home or office network.

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Digital services a boon to music aficionados

by George Heymann

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For music aficionados there has never been a better time than the present to explore and discover new artist and music. A large number of music titles are now available for digital download or streaming to a number of devices over a myriad of digital services and the numbers are growing everyday.

These services fall into three basic categories. Internet radio stations like Pandora, and Slacker radio. Social music subscription services like Rdio and Spotify. Music cloud storage /music stores like the Amazon MP3, Google Music Beta and Apple’s iCloud music service.

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Without fanfare Amazon launches streaming music service beating both Google and Apple to the punch!


by George Heymann

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Without much fanfare, Amazon launched both a cloud storage service and streaming music service, beating both Google and Apple to the punch.The cloud drive service allows you to securely store up to 5GB of digital files, including documents, pictures, video or music, for free.

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