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Google One's top-tier plans now cost 50% less

Google One's top-tier plans now cost 50% less

Last month, Google announced some wave-making changes to its storage policies across various products — the most striking one being the culling of free unlimited backups on Google Photos. Now, probably in a bid to alleviate some financial burden off of its heaviest users, Google is offering a 50% cut on its 10TB, 20TB, and 30TB Google One plans.

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Google Drive search bar gets more personal with intelligent suggestions on mobile

Google Drive search bar gets more personal with intelligent suggestions on mobile

Google Drive offers robust collaborative features that have especially helped businesses navigate work-from-home arrangements throughout 2020. With the ever-growing file count in the cloud, you need a rich search interface to find and jump straight to the right file in a jiffy. In line with that, Google Drive is adding suggestions to make the search function a bit more useful on its mobile apps.

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PDFs imported to Google Docs will soon look better than ever

PDFs imported to Google Docs will soon look better than ever

Google Docs might be the collaboration tool of choice these days, but PDF is still a wildly popular format for sharing documents. Now Google is making the conversion process between PDF and DOC better than ever thanks to a slew of new improvements, including better formatting and image importing.

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Here's how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out

Here's how to tell when your Google Photos storage will run out

It was only a matter of time before Google stopped giving out unlimited photo storage for free. The company announced the change yesterday, and along with the news came a nifty new feature to help give users an estimate about how long their existing storage plan will last. Here's how to find when you'll have to start forking over money to Google for more storage.

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Google Docs, Sheets, and other files will take up more account storage in 2021

Google Docs, Sheets, and other files will take up more account storage in 2021

Google is set to implement a major change to its consumer cloud storage policy. From June 1, 2021, new files created in Drive — including Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms, and Jamboard — will count against users' 15GB free allotment and any supplementary Google One storage. This is in addition to attachments in those files, which already do count. The news comes at the same time a similar revamp was announced for Google Photos storage.

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Google Drive tests feature that may let users encrypt files offline

Google Drive tests feature that may let users encrypt files offline

Storing files in Google Drive might be good for saving space on your computer, but it's never been the most secure option, since Drive doesn't support encrypting individual files. It looks like that might be changing in the future, though, as a teardown of the latest app update reveals work towards adding support for encryption.

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Spam in Calendar, Drive, and Photos will always be an issue if Google keeps trying to catch it after the fact

Spam in Calendar, Drive, and Photos will always be an issue if Google keeps trying to catch it after the fact

Another large wave of spam has been hitting Google Drive users over the past few weeks. You might have noticed it either through an email in your Gmail inbox or a notification on your phone — or both — saying that an unknown email address mentioned you in a document. The comment includes a URL that you should absolutely not click. This is not the first time spammers have abused Drive, Calendar, or even Photos, and it likely won't be the last. Google's steps to remedy the different situations have been nothing but a band-aid over a bleeding, gaping hole.

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Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive

Google makes editing more accessible for Office files stored in Drive

Google might prefer you to use Docs, Sheets, and Slides, but it also knows that a lot of people are dedicated users of Microsoft Office tools. Enhanced native editing for Office files starting rolling out to Google's Android apps last month, and now the company is making it easier to enter the Office editing mode from Google Drive on the web.

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The Google Recorder app could soon allow syncing with Drive

The Google Recorder app could soon allow syncing with Drive

Google Recorder is already a pretty neat solution to live transcribe your voice notes with near-perfect accuracy right on Pixel phones. The app picked up a ton of features earlier this week with its second big update, and it doesn’t look like Google is willing to stop there. A new teardown reveals an unannounced feature in Recorder that could let users automatically back up their recordings to Google Drive.

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