Google Drive

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Google pays users to do security checkup

To help celebrate Safer Internet Day 2016, for a limited time Google will pay users if they complete a Google account security checkup. Well, technically Google does not pay users with real money, but with 2GB of free Google drive storage permanently. So what is the catch? Well there is no catch. All you need is a quick and easy security checkup to make sure your Google account is in good shape, and it only takes about […]

Google Local Guides rewards users with free Google Drive storage upgrade

Are you looking for a way to get free Google Drive storage upgrade? How about free upgrade to 1TB Google Drive storage? Look no further, here is the easiest way: Google Local Guides is a key component in Google Maps service and it allows users to share their travel experiences by posting reviews, uploading photos, and answering questions of the places they visited. Users can also add new places if they are not showing up […]

Microsoft OneDrive storage plans change drives users to competitors

On November 2nd, 2015, Microsoft OneDrive suddenly announced they will soon discontinue Office 365 unlimited storage plan and also reduce the free storage plan from 15 GB down to 5 GB. It is not surprising that this announcement is not welcome and there are thousands of users (and counting) are expressing their disappointment and frustration on OneDrive’s official blog where this absurd decision was posted. Here are the irritating changes: We’re no longer planning to offer unlimited […]

New Google Chrome extension password alert protects user from phishing sites

Google released a new Chrome extension called Password Alert that will protect users from phishing websites that might try to steal user’s Google account passwords. According to Google official blog post, “Once you’ve installed it, Password Alert will show you a warning if you type your Google password into a site that isn’t a Google sign-in page.” The blog post didn’t go into details about how Password Alert works, but only mentioned that once Password […]

Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage to beat competitors

The cloud storage business has always been a competitive one and now it will get more competitive and even deadly after Amazon released two very cheap cloud storage plans: Unlimited Photos plan and Unlimited Everything plan. The Unlimited Photos plan is priced at $11.99 per year and allows customers to store unlimited photos in their Amazon Cloud Drive. However, if customers are willing to pay $48 more per year, then you can upgrade the Unlimited Photos plan to […]

Google Drive unable to connect error caused by e-Rewards Notify application

If you are a e-Rewards member, you may have received an email at some point inviting you to install e-Rewards Notify desktop application. If you ever wonder it is OK to install it, then the short answer is “No, don’t install it”. The invitation email describes e-Rewards Notify as a desktop application which delivers survey invitations straight to your desktop, but if you read the detailed information about the application on e-Rewards web site, you […]

Why I ditched my Kindle Fire HDX tablet

Since I gave away my Google Nexus 10 to my son, I have been shopping around to get a new tablet for myself. Then during Valentine’s day, Amazon had a really attractive deal on Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (64 GB WiFi version), which price was marked down to $299 from the original $479. I never had Kindle Fire product before and the price was too good to pass, so I purchased one before the one-day […]

Get free 2 GB of Google Drive bonus storage by completing Google security checkup

When it comes to the free cloud storage, Google Drive is the most generous one. You get free 15 GB of Google Drive, no referral or any other trick needed. Google Drive storage is shared by GMail and Google+ Photos, but you should know that photos smaller than 2048×2048 will not count against your storage, and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides do not use your storage either, so if you can keep your photos within the limit […]

Amazon Prime member gets unlimited photo storage

If you are an Amazon Prime member, then you can start enjoying a new service: unlimited photo storage with no extra cost. This new services shows how competitive the online storage service has become and how hard companies are trying to keep their loyal customers, especially the big three: Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Google Photo uses Google Drive space (15 GB) to auto-backup and store all photos and video of yours, and if your photo […]

Use Google Keep to help you in grocery store

Have you had the experience that when you were in a grocery store and realized you forgot to bring your shopping list with you? Well I had that experience many times, and that is why I am now using Google Keep to help me out whenever I go shopping. Google Keep is a notepad app developed by Google and it supports notes in audio, video, text format. All notes are stored on Google Drive and […]