jeudi 1 novembre 2012

Google Drive Now Integrates With Google+

Google Drive Now Integrates With Google+


Google Drive Now Integrates With Google+

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 03:58 PM PDT


Google is integrating Google+ with all of its services. Google+ now gives the option to share files, pics and clips you create and store in Google Drive, and people will be able to flip through your stuff directly in the Google+ stream.

It's another step in Google's aim to create a complete interlocking environment and it's a very useful tool besides.

To get started, simply click the Google+ icon when you're sharing from Drive, or copy-and-paste a link to a file from Google Drive into one of your Google+ posts.

These updates make Linux folks cringe as Google still doesn't have any plan for Google Drive for Linux.

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Gmail Introduces Redesigned Compose And Reply

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 12:35 PM PDT


Gmail has been polishing up its act with a completely redesigned compose and reply experience.

When needing to reference something in another message you now won't have the old rigmarole of saving a draft and opening the old email. The new compose pops up in a window, just like chats (only larger). This makes it easy to reference any other emails without ever having to close your draft. You can even do a search or keep an eye on new mail as it comes in. And because the compose window works the same way as chats, you can write multiple messages at once and minimise a message to finish it later.

There's now the ability to easily insert inline images and, when you add recipients to your message, you'll see their profile pictures in autocomplete helping you find the right person faster. You can also drag and drop the new address chips between to:, cc: and bcc:. When you're done adding recipients, the address area collapses automatically to get out of your way.

Gmail is rolling out a preview of the new compose and reply from today, with a full release in the coming months after it has been perfected.

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Pandora Updated for Android

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 11:13 AM PDT


Pandora, the internet radio service, has announced a major upgrade (Pandora 4.0 ) to the mobile versions of their app.

The listener interface has been completely redesigned  with  prominent placement of controls to easily add variety, shuffle specific stations, rename stations and view station details. Navigating through radio stations has been made easier, and there's been improvements in artist biographies, album discographies, genome traits of the current track spinning and lyrics, and a brand new  music profile which figures out your musical tastes.

The mobile app also features Music Feed – where you can keep an eye on what your friends or even physical neighbours are listening to. And social sharing features are available on mobile for the first time on Pandora.

Pandora has been up and running since 2000 and is known for its Music Genome Project, 'the most comprehensive analysis of music ever undertaken.' A team of musician-analysts at Pandora  has been listening to music, one song at a time, studying and collecting literally hundreds of musical details on every track - melody, harmony, instrumentation, rhythm, vocals and lyrics. The genome works away in the background, offering up songs with interesting musical similarities to your choice. 

It's not on the Google Play Store yet, but Pandora promises it's coming soon.

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Wubi To Be Redesigned For Ubuntu 13.04

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 11:04 AM PDT


Ubuntu 13.04, the next major release of Ubuntu will include Windows installer, popularly known as Wubi. This software allows one to install Ubuntu inside Windows operating system as a program and allows easy setup of disk partitioning, user setup etc. The installer was included by default in previous versions of Ubuntu but was dropped in Ubuntu 12.04 and Quantal.

Ubuntu To Drop Alpha Releases, Promises More Stable Development

Posted: 31 Oct 2012 11:02 AM PDT


At Ubuntu Development Summit held in Copenhagen this year, developers of Canonical have decided to drop alpha releases of Ubuntu, and publish just one beta release prior to final stable release. Thus, next Ubuntu releases beginning with Ubuntu 13.04 will have just one beta ISO.