by George Heymann

Google Drive, Great start but room for improvement!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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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Google Drive launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS will include 5GB free storage

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

According to a recent The Next Web (TNW) report, Google’s rumored “Google Drive” service will launch next week @ for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS and will include 5 GB of free storage.

I can’t wait to see how the service will integrate with “Google Docs” and how we will interact with Google Drive. TNW is reporting that  Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines.

I’ve been a long time Dropbox user, but may replace it with Google Drive as my virtual storage of choice depending on its implementation.

Do you intend to use Google Drive when its released next week?

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Dropbox offering additional free storage, for referrals!

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

Dropbox has been one of our most used Android apps, it was selected as a must have Android app by us in the past.

Dropbox is a cloud based file storage, sharing and syncing service. It allows you to access your files stored within your virtual Dropbox from any other device (PC, Mac, Phone etc…) that has the software installed. Great way to share files across devices and platforms. I use this software daily to share files between various devices without the need to carry flash drives or disks.

Dropbox is now offering to expand your free storage up to 16GB. You can take advantage this offer by inviting your friends to Dropbox! For every friend who joins and installs Dropbox, they’ll give you both 500 MB of bonus space.

If you don’t currently have a Dropbox account  start here, once you sign-up for service you can invite your friends with your personal referral links, email, or by utilizing Facebook and Twitter.

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Preview: Android Dropbox App

by George Heymann

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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What are the most popular Android apps? Unsurprisingly the majority are Google properties according to Nielsen report.

by George Heymann


Nielsen released a report today that analyzes Android app usage for the past 30 days. Nielsen broke down the usage data gathered from its proprietary software installed on thousands of consumer phones who agreed to be part of Nilsen’s ongoing smartphone research.

Unsurprisingly five out the top six Android applications were Google properties, with Facebook being the notable exception across all three reported age categories. I say unsurprisingly from looking at my own “most frequently used” apps list.

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Personally my top five Android apps are:

  1. Google Voice
  2. Gmail
  3. Browser
  4. Google Search
  5. Android Market

Rounding out my most used list is Dropbox, KeePass Droid, PandoraDoggCatcher and Amazon AppStore. What are your most frequently used apps? How do they compare to the Nielsen List?

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Apple and Dropbox join DPP coalition to reform Electronic Privacy Law

by George Heymann

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has been defending privacy, free speech, and digital rights since it was founded in 1990. In April the EFF launched the “Who Has Your Back” campaign calling on thirteen major internet companies to stand with the EFF defending users rights when it comes to government demands for users data.

The petitioned companies include Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Comcast, Dropbox, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, MySpace, Skype, Twitter, Verizon and Yahoo.

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Quickoffice Pro $2.99 for a limited time in Amazon App Store

The excellent Microsoft Office compatible Android Quickoffice Pro suite is available for $2.99 for a limited time in the Amazon App Store.

Quickoffice Pro allows you to view, edit and save Word, Excel and Powerpoint files from your Android device. You can load and save files from many third party services like Google Docs., Dropbox, Box, Huddle, SugarSync and MobileMe.

I had purchased this suite a few days ago when it went on sale for $7.99, at $2.99 it’s an absolute steal get it while you can.

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IA Writer puts the “focus” on writing

By George Heymann

I wanted to share a recent find that I’ve come to appreciate the more I use it. Its an iPad application developed by Information Architects to simplify writing called IA Writer.

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Dropbox Beta V1.0.0.7 drops for Android!

There is a new beta version ( build of the Android Dropbox app available for direct download from Dropbox. The Android Marketplace version is stuck at build The beta application adds several requested features and bug fixes. (See added features and direct download links after the break.)

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Must have mobile apps list!

With the iPhone app store heading towards the 200,000 application mark and other platforms with thousands of applications to choose from do you find yourself suffering from application overload? Most phones come with a basic set of applications to handle day to day tasks. Outside of the phone application itself starter apps usually include a contact manager, email program, messaging application, maps and calender.

With so many other applications to choose from where do you go next? Let me get you off to a great start by sharing my current must have list of mobile applications.

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