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#1 User is offline   Ken Gracey 

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:29 AM

Wow google has sort of reinvented drop box, and sort of mashed it with iCloud, to come up with something called Drive, take a peek at the video its kinda cool, O and if you like it, you can download it from your Google Plus account ( damn i knew i deleted that to soon) :P
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:34 PM

About time.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I did see on Twitter somebody posted the Google Drive ToS. Not great. I'll see if I can find it.

EDIT: Here's a link to the screenshot. I assume it's genuine, although I haven't checked.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:41 PM

Ok, just before you stick your files up on here, I think you better read googles terms , make facebooks ones look like a comic book

"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content"


You have been weaned, so don't say nobody told you, if your files end up somewhere else.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

View PostKen Gracey, on 25 April 2012 - 09:41 PM, said:

Ok, just before you stick your files up on here, I think you better read googles terms , make facebooks ones look like a comic book

"When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such content"


You have been weaned, so don't say nobody told you, if your files end up somewhere else.


Thanks for the heads up ken! :)
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:53 PM

Figured something like that. Just don't trust 'em. Will stick with Dropbox. You know what would be cool? An app that has DB like functionality but let's you use your own server space!
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:43 AM

It kinda sucks, you sort of think they are doing you a favour, but all they want is your data to do as they please with... personally i hope know body signs up for it and its a dud.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:50 PM

Here's a bit more about it: http://www.zdnet.com...870?tag=nl.e539
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:55 PM

i think dropbox is still the safest bet, but i think in time iCloud will develop into what we all want
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

iCloud will always be tied to Mac OS and related apps. Which is great, but Dropbox covers a lot more platforms.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:13 PM

Isn't the Microsoft version, supposed to be bees knees when it comes out in a few weeks ?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Don't MS already have Skydrive?
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:36 PM

Is it Mac compatible ? That's the part I was unsure about ??
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:37 PM

I haven't looked into it, but I assumed it was browser based. Back in a sec, I'll check...

Yep, I just clicked on it from inside Hotmail (I know, right?!) and claimed my free upgrade to 25gb. How much am I currently using? 0.0mb. :4:

Actually, it looks quite good. It seems I can create and edit .docx files right inside my browser, much like Google Apps.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

And furthermore, there's a SkyDrive iOS app!!

I can't see why I would switch from Dropbox at this stage, but there are plenty of other decent alternatives.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:39 PM

Hmm, so you volunteering to be the guinea pig ? And test it over iCloud
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:44 PM

No. I'm still on SL. :4:
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:48 PM

You can upgrade to lion :D
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Not until I've finished my PhD.

I switched to Mac as I was completing my Honours and it was a nightmare. In the end I had to use three different word processors across two different computers to convert, format, and add citations. The last thing one wants to deal with on a deadline. The technology is working okay at this point and so I'll leave it.

With that being said, I have an early aluminium iMac, about the earliest model that meets the minimum requirements. I'm not convinced Lion will run nicely.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:24 AM

Mine's late 2007 - I think it's the earliest iMac that will run Lion.
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