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How To Get unlimited Cloud Space to store data

I am going to tell you a smart tip which will help you to get this done very easily. Cloud storage is one of the most expensive storage media where you can store your data. There is no cloud service which offers free data storage. It started getting popular with Dropbox and now we have large number of options which includes Microsoft Skydrive, Google Drive and others. When a user creates an account over Google then he already gets a cloud storage space of 10GB for all the activities and files which are associated by using the Google services.

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10GB is a good amount of free space if you simply want to save only the important stuff over your account and if your account is old then you will have this free space as 15GB which is again really good. This 15GB will have all the mails available on the Gmail account and also the files uploaded on Google Docs. Now the Google Drive application for Android and iPhone has been recently updated which can help you to monitor multiple Google Accounts on Google Drive pretty easily.

How To Do It?

Whenever you getting out of space then you can create another Google Account for a new 10GB free of Google Drive space and then start uploading your files there. But make sure you share all those files with the primary account which you usually access all the time. So, through you are uploading from different ends, but you will be able to read and edit all the files from a single frame (this is from your primary account).

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The screenshot shows that I am sharing a file with my primary account and then using my phone to manage both the accounts at the same time. If you have the application installed on your tablet or smartphone, you will not even have to enter the passwords again and again but if you are using the desktops then you can open another account by using the incognito mode of your Google Chrome browser.

Problems You May Face.

You may face the problems like he handling of all those Google Accounts can be bit of a problem. So, try to set the same passwords for all those accounts.

Every time you upload any damn file!! There number can be huge but you cannot help it you will have to share every one of them with the primary account in order to take the advantage of the tip. So, upload all the files at once and then click the select all option to select all the files. Now click share and then share all those files atone. I think this solves your problem.

Conclusion

This will help you to get a good amount of cloud space for you. You can use the same method for Skydrive accounts also but I am not sure whether you can manage multiple account in their applications for android or iPhone. I hope this solves your problem to a certain extent. Please let us know if you face any other problem while using this tip.

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Google Now get Updated with Voice Based Commands and Reminders [iOS]

Google Search application on iOS device has been upgraded with some of the great new features which Android users were already enjoying for the past few months and now the features of this application on both the platforms are same. They have added the feature of location based reminders in the application itself.

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Google Now is usually used by the users when they are on the way to their offices as Google Now gives you the quickest route possible by checking the current status of traffic on the way. So, these location based reminders equipped in the same application are really helpful. Now whenever you are about to leave the house to you will never forget to leave the keys on the gate because Google Now will remind you of that.

All the iPhone 4S or above users will be able to do the ‘Googling’ (Google Search) with the help of voice commands. With the help of OK Google you will be able to set the reminders by the voice command. Example- if you want to be reminded of visiting a flower-shop whenever you meet your friend at Central Park, then just say “ Ok Google remind me to visit the flower-shop when I go to Central Park.”

iPhone users will also be seeing notifications from this application wherein it will intimate you when you will be missing out on any long awaited movie or game event or to tell you that there is a huge traffic logged on the way to your office. In other words Google Now has just gotten even smarter to help you in a better way. Please update the application to see these changes and take a look at the video which will explain you all.

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Customize the Privacy Options of Hangouts on iOS and Android devices

On Google Plus anyone can invite you over a video Hangout or anyone can comment on your posts unless the privacy section is dealt particularly. Google Hangout application for iPhone and Android devices have the provision to control the privacy with which they followers or friends can interact with you Hangout either on the desktop or the applications for both the platforms. The screenshot and the tip has been mentioned for the Android devices, but the exact same steps can be used to do the same for the iPhone application as well.

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Open the application and then go to its Settings section. Now tap the Customize invites option.

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Privacy has been differentiated as per the circles affiliated to your Google Plus profile. Let’s say, Friends will directly invite you to the hangout session and you will just have to click the link to start the hangout, whereas in the case of other circles like entertainment the people will be able to send you an invitation for the Google Hangout on the acceptance of which the Hangout will start.

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Here hangout refers to both way to interaction, i.e. video and audio both. You can change the level of this invitation to the hangout for all the circles related to your profile.

If you are still facing lots of invitation on your profile then you can opt to snooze the notifications for the next 72 hours or you can go to the settings section and then uncheck the checkbox for the notifications for Hangout Invitations. This will save your phone from buzzing every time any tries to invite you to the Hangout.

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See who is Online on Google Hangout app [iPhone]

Google hangout has been updated with a feature of voice calling, though video calling was embedded in it but now you also have the option of calling the other users through audio. Usually for this feature we have been using some of the applications like line, Viber and Skype on our phones but now it seems that when all the users already have their primary contact stored on their Google Account. Especially when most of them have started using Android devices which uses their Google account only.

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Users will prefer Google Hangout over the other applications, obviously. So, if you want to use this feature then you will just have to update this application and once you open the application you will see an introductory screen of this application. Apart from this you will always see a phone icon on the first screen of this application, which can be tapped to open the keypad dialer.

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It also shows the call log for the calls made through Google Hangout. Another good feature which has been updated in the application is the availability of the online presence symbol for the contacts. The users who are currently online will have a small green colored icon on the right hand corner of the photo. So, now when you will open the new hangout windows, then you will be able to know that who all users are online as of now.

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These are the two new features which have been updated in this application and second one has not been highlighted much. Please let us know if you face any problem while using this application. For all the users who are using iPhone 4 with iOS7, this application will really lag a lot in Graphical User Interface and there is no remedy to completely remove that from the application.

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Send Feedback in Google Hangout with a Shake Gesture

If you use Hangout application frequently on your iPhone then there must be any situation wherein any particular feature was not working properly or it crashed or it hanged. In these case you want to intimate the experts about this problem so that you can get rid of such problems. Today in this post I will mentioned a smart and a quick way with the help of which you will be able to send the feedback of any problem that too with the screenshot of the screen from where it happened with a mere gesture.

Follow the steps to so the same. Open the application and then navigate to the screen where you face the issues. Now the shake the iPhone and then you will see a Feedback screen somewhat similar to the screenshot mentioned below.

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As you can see all the information about the application and that screenshot is already mentioned in the Feedback form and you will just to fill the description field where you are supposed to write about the problem being faced at that point in the application.

Once the fields are filled tap the arrow mark to send the feedback and then you might see that in the next upgrade of this application, this bug will not be there on it. Please let us know if you face any problem while following up with this tip.

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Block Google Contacts from the Chat List using Google Hangout

So, today in this post I will be telling you about a way with the help of which you will be able to clock any of the user available in your Google GMail contacts from the chat feature right from your iPhone. Obviously this can be done using the web application service of Google Talk available on the browser on iPhone but let me tell you that you can do this with the help of Hangout application on your iPhone. Steps are really simple and I will be telling you how to do this, step-by-step.

Now open any chat on the Hangout application and tap the highlighted option on the screen to see further list of options.

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On this screen you will see the option in red color button to block the particular user. Once you block any user from here, he/she will not bother you even on Google Talk application and Google Chat available on the left of GMail Inbox.

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The blocked users will be synced throughout your Google Account whether it is Google Hangout Google Talk or GMail. Similarly as mentioned above in the screenshot you will also have the option to switch off the chat history so anytime when you will chat with this particular user it will always be off the record. Please let us know if you want to know more about the feature related to Google Hangout or any other application on iPhone.

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Google Drive Updated with Generate Link Option

Google Drive has stepped one step forward ahead of Dropbox now, though Dropbox is old enough to have large number of user accounts but Google Drive comes with huge amount of space for free which is quite favorable for the users. As we know that now Google offers the users with 25 GB and 15 GB of space for all the services provided by them on a single account, whether it is Google Drive, GMail or any other web service.

Moreover if you want to view any of the doc on Dropbox then it might not show your correctly due to incompatibility with the document formats (which keep on changing every year), but Google Drive on the other hand is equipped with the Google Docs which allows you to view the docs with high compatibility as compared to the Dropbox. Google Drive has been updated recently and now we will be enlisting all the new features which are available in this new update.

Starting up with up with the new icon then you will see that the black background in the icon has been replaced by the white color.

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From the list view of the documents in the application you will be able to switch to the thumbnail which will show you the image of the content available in that file.

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Like Dropbox you will also be able to generate the link of that file which can shared with anyone in order to show them.

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The options related to the files are mentioned clearly and a user can use them with greater ease.

The only problem which I faced was the little amount of lag while putting down the content on any of the document over the application. The application now looks very much the same to that of GMail and the Google Maps application for iOS. Please let us know if you face any problem while using any of the feature on Google Drive for iOS or Android.

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[How To] Turn Off a Particular Chat Notification on Google Hangout

Google hangout application for iPhone is not up to the mark yet. There many issues which users are facing on their iPhones, users have reported that they do not get the notifications instantly and moreover the application takes lot of time to refresh and show the new chat entries. Now there is also an issues that you cannot see who is online and who is offline.

Now hangout is the messenger part of your social networking profile named as Google Plus, if you have multiple friends who have initiated a hangout on their account and keep troubling you again and again then you will definitely want to get rid of the notifications of those hangouts by just muting them. Go through the steps mentioned below and you will be able to mute the notifications of any chat or hangout on your applications so that it will not trouble you again.

Open the application and then tap the hangout or chat which is supposed to be muted.

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Now tap the icon as highlighted in the screenshot.

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Now you can turn off the notification and like other Instant Messaging applications it will not Turn On back after specific period of time. You will have to manually turn it ON.

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So with the help of this you can get rid of the vague notifications which your group has been putting off on your iPhone. Follow these steps and then let us know if this troubles you.

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Multiple Account Configuration in Google Hangout [iPhone]

As to the likes of Android version of Hangout, you can also maintain multiple account in the Hangout available for iOS. Hangout is nothing but a smart mix of Google Talk with Video chat feature of Google Plus and users usually maintain multiple account for the users at their workplace and the users who are their friends and family. For that you will have to give Hangout the access to your account by logging into it from the application itself. For that please follow the steps mentioned below.

Signing In Multiple Account

Open the application and then click the Gear shaped icon to reach out to its settings section. Now from there tap the option named as ‘Add Account’.

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Now there you will have to enter the email address and then password to login your another Google Account.

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This way you will be able to keep multiple accounts on the Hangout and you can switch among them by toolbar available at the top of the screen which will convert into a dropdown menu, listing all the accounts which are logged in here. You can follow the same steps while configuring multiple account on Hangout for Android. Please let us know if you face any problem while following this tip.

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Location Based Reminders on Google Keep [Android]

Google Keep as expected is getting updated with the new features and the more it gets updated the tougher it will become for the applications like Evernote and Any.Do to survive in the app market. I might be making the statement way before it actually happens but as Google Keep has been updated with Location Based and Timely reminders, users have got another reason to use this notes based (productivity) application on their android device.

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A large percentage of users actually use the Google Account for one or another thing and this application like Google Calendar or Google Drive will become more approachable for the users rather than Evernote or any other application. Now when you will try to create a new note then you will have some new optioned as mentioned in the screenshot. Now tap the suitable option to make it a location based reminder or the Time Based reminder.

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While choose the Location based reminder it will automatically populate the name of the location as you type in the text field (from the Google Maps results).

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These reminders will not ring a loud alarm but a normal notification will be brought up on your phone. In the reminder log on the main screen of the application you will see a small line indicating that the reminder is location or time-based. Please let us know if you face any problem while setting such reminders on Google Keep. Please note that this feature is also available for the web based service which you can use on your desktop browsers.