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Get 2GB of Google Drive space for free (again!)

Want to earn an extra 2GB of storage space on Google Drive for 2 minutes of your time? Read on to find out how.<p>Same as last year, Google is now offering an additional 2GB of Drive storage for users who complete the Account Security Checkup, in honor of Safer Internet Day. This year, you only have …

Google Drive

Best Hacking Tools Of 2017 For Windows, Linux, And OS X

<i>Short Bytes: Fossbytes has prepared a useful list of the best hacking tools of 2017 based upon industry reviews, your feedback, and its own</i> …

A $3 billion tech company with no outside investors is planning a big IPO

Last year, a report placed the value of the 13-year-old profitable company at $3.3 billion, with no venture funding — only Accel Partners, T. Rowe Price Group, and Dragoneer Investment Capital managed to buy into Atlassian via secondary share sales.<p>Even more noteworthy is that Atlassian has relied …

Startups

There's a new note taking app for the iPhone that's great for Google lovers

Google<p>A note taking app isn't the most exciting thing in the world, but it can be an essential utility for your smartphone.<p>There are countless note …

Greece: the election is over, the economic crisis is not

Alexis Tsipras’s renewed mandate will allow him to push for more debt relief and an easing of austerity conditions<p>What a difference eight months can make. When Syriza came to power in Greece in January it did so on a wave of voter enthusiasm. There was talk of an austerity party breaking the mould …

Europe

Chromecast update brings screen casting to most Android phones

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Robert Fruehauf/Shutterstock<p>Chromecast got its long-awaited guest mode earlier this week, but Google also quietly …

CyanogenMod downloaded 10 million times as it begins to go legit

Though CyanogenMod has gotten plenty of ink lately for its Oppo N1 hookup and Google Play approval (and subsequent removal), it's still first and foremost a modding outfit. In fact it just crossed 10 million downloads of its custom Android ROMs, according to its latest stats. That marks a lot of …

Google Maps

Google's Chromecast Could Cause Surge In Subscribers For Netflix, Other Streaming Providers

Today, (a day after accidentally leaking it to everyone,) Google announced the Chromecast, a multi-media dongle that plugs into any HDTV’s HDMI port, allowing those TVs to become second screens to Google-powered devices, like Android phones and PCs and Macs running the Chrome browser. At first …

You can "scan" (take photos of) documents into +Google Drive and it'll bundle...

This functionality doesn't exist yet for iOS. But Google has bee surprisingly accommodating to iOS users in the past in providing functionality to …

Nate Silver Is Leaving The New York Times For ESPN

Nate Silver, the statistician who rose to national prominence for his scarily accurate predictions of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections, is leaving The New York Times for ESPN. Silver will take the Five Thirty Eight brand with him to the sports giant, according to The Times’ Brian …

San Jose State will suspend online courses offered with Udacity

San Jose State University is suspending a highly touted collaboration with online provider Udacity to offer low-cost, for-credit online courses after finding that more than half of the students failed to pass the classes, officials said Thursday.<p>Preliminary results from a spring pilot project found …

Dropbox features show up in Yahoo Mail, Asana, and more

Dropbox wants to replace your hard drive, and its first step is making it easier to find and save files without touching your file system.<p>At its developer conference this week in San Francisco, cloud storage giant Dropbox announced a few new developer tools, called Drop-Ins, that create a link …

Apps

CSS Architecture

Google Launches Chrome App for its Keep Note-taking Service

Google on Thursday announced the launch of a new offline Chrome app version of its Keep note-taking service. If you have Google Chrome installed, you can download the new app now directly from the Chrome Web Store.<p>The Google Keep Chrome app works without an Internet connection. It lets you create …

What a stupid idea • Dustin Curtis

For some cruel reason, I keep finding myself in the position of being introduced to things in their infancy (often before they are even launched), …

Deploying JavaScript Applications

<b>Preface:</b> Nothing in this post is necessarily new, or even anything I thought of first (save for a name or two). However, I’m writing it because I’d …

Google Chrome 26 is Out

Google on Tuesday released Chrome version 26 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new version features “Ask Google for suggestions” spell checking improvements, desktop shortcuts for multiple users (profiles) on Windows, and an asynchronous DNS resolver on Mac and Linux. You can update to the latest …

Ex-Microsoft COO: Has Apple Lost Its Vision?

Last month when the Dow Jones Industrial Average passed its 2007 high of 14,165, ending up at 14,254, you couldn’t help but notice that Apple on that very day dropped by -0.5%, down to $429 per share, off 39% from year before.<p>The stock wizards have been absolutely baffled by Apple’s drop from its …

Gigaom | New York Times closes another loophole in its digital paywall

Advertisement<p>Look out, media cheapskates — the <i>New York Times</i>(s nyt) is losing patience with your skinflint ways. After imposing a metered paywall …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …