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Two popular options for storing, sharing, and synchronizing files across devices received an update Thursday, with Google Drive gaining support for multiple accounts and AirPrint and SugarSync bringing automatic photo backup alongside music and video streaming.

Google Drive


Google Drive



Users with multiple Google accounts, such as those who have both a personal Gmail account and a Google Apps account through their employer, can now easily switch between their various logins in the latest Google Drive. Like the recent Google Search app update, users with more than one Google iOS app will also be able to take advantage of an easier single sign-on process.

Additionally, the latest version of Google Drive enables support for Apple's AirPrint local wireless printing protocol and Google's Cloud Print internet-based printing service.

Google Drive version 2.1.0 is available now as a free 24MB download from the App Store.

SugarSync


SugarSync



SugarSync borrows a page from competitor Dropbox in its newest update, offering to automatically upload photos from a user's camera roll. Photos can then be shared or accessed on any of the user's other SugarSync-enabled devices.

Users who previously complained about the lack of granular sync status information will be glad to see that folders in the mobile app now reflect their individual status, with icons similar to those found in SugarSync's desktop client.

Finally, video and music files can now be played before they have finished downloading, a welcome sight for users on slower data connections.

SugarSync bumps the version number up to 4.1.0 and can be had as a free 6MB download from the App Store.
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I really like the multiple account switching feature of Google Drive. It would be nice if the services offered higher storage like Copy does. https://copy.com
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https://support.google.com/drive/answer/2375123?hl=en
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I really like the multiple account switching feature of Google Drive. It would be nice if the services offered higher storage like Copy does. https://copy.com
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When will iCloud start to offer some these basic functionalities? At a minimum, the ability to upload any file I want (including Office documents)?

It is distressing that with its networked software offerings, Apple's history has been consistently one of "we're almost there, we're almost there, stay with us." And, like an idiot, I do.

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When will iCloud start to offer some these basic functionalities? At a minimum, the ability to upload any file I want (including Office documents)?

 

Do you accept that Apple has absolutely no intention of letting you see a filesystem ever again?

 

If so, you know when this’ll happen.

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When will iCloud start to offer some these basic functionalities? At a minimum, the ability to upload any file I want (including Office documents)?

It is distressing that with its networked software offerings, Apple's history has been consistently one of "we're almost there, we're almost there, stay with us." And, like an idiot, I do.

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Perhaps Apple is waiting to build their server sites for scalability before increasing storage for customers. If I'm not mistaken, they currently rely on Microsofts service for storage.

I'm hoping this happens soon, 5 gigs can be filled quite easily. Just yesterday, I cleaned up my iWorks documents and found the new universal file format double in size of the previous.
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Perhaps Apple is waiting to build their server sites for scalability before increasing storage for customers. If I'm not mistaken, they currently rely on Microsofts service for storage.

I'm hoping this happens soon, 5 gigs can be filled quite easily. Just yesterday, I cleaned up my iWorks documents and found the new universal file format double in size of the previous.

Perhaps. But I doubt it.

Add: I could be wrong, but I thought they relied on Amazon?
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Do you accept that Apple has absolutely no intention of letting you see a filesystem ever again?

If so, you know when this’ll happen.

I am sorry, but I don't quite understand what you mean. What is OSX, then?
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Originally Posted by anantksundaram View Post
What is OSX, then?

 

Not iCloud, not iOS, and not the future. OS XI will be dictated by tags, not folder trees.

 

We… were talking specifically about iCloud, right? :\

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Not iCloud, not iOS, and not the future. OS XI will be dictated by tags, not folder trees.

 

We… were talking specifically about iCloud, right? :\

Correct. However OS X currently solved the need for deeper hierarchy nesting folders. One thing that is still missing is tags in iOS.

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Originally Posted by RickFaced View Post
Correct. However OS X currently solved the need for deeper hierarchy nesting folders. One thing that is still missing is tags in iOS.

 

Apple treats iOS and OS X as two sides of a pendulum. What’s done in one eventually swings back to the other.

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Apple treats iOS and OS X as two sides of a pendulum. What’s done in one eventually swings back to the other.

Agreed. I just realized tags is also missing in spotlight.

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Has SugarSync resolved a problem of a safely syncing Mac packages/bundles - Keynote files and such? 

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Has SugarSync resolved a problem of a safely syncing Mac packages/bundles - Keynote files and such? 

 

To sync Keynote files, isn't that what iCloud is for?

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Do you accept that Applearrow-10x10.png has absolutely no intention of letting you see a filesystem ever again?

 

If so, you know when this’ll happen.

I was hacked!


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When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
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I am sorry, but I don't quite understand what you mean. What is OSX, then?

Thing of the past.

When I looked up "Ninjas" in Thesaurus.com, it said "Ninja's can't be found" Well played Ninjas, well played.
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NO and your right, never. Yaaay for featureless computing by Apple, 70% of buyers don't need it because their consuming drones who don't want to learn about computers and especially don't know any better so why bother with the rest, they can go to hell and buy something else.

 

Okay, do you see this, too? Does it show up in my original post for you (doesn't for me)? Is there adware on my computer?!

 

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Okay, do you see this, too? Does it show up in my original post for you (doesn't for me)? Is there adware on my computer?!

 

Yeah, I see it on mine to, I swear I'm not spamming you. Nor did I write that! I swear that wasn't me. I'm being an A-hole today but not like that.

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Yeah, I see it on mine to, I swear I'm not spamming you. Nor did I write that!

 

I'm seeing it on other posts now, and since we both see it, so I guess it's... a function of AI? That's disgusting. It doesn't do anything when I hover or click, but it looks like the trash you see on those ad-whoring websites. Why can I see it here (on my laptop, which I'm using for the first time in months) but nowhere else? Must be blocked by my adblocker elsewhere. And good for that, at least.

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