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Google Drive : Rumour Turns True

Today Google Launched Google Drive ! They also increased the Gmail quota to 10GB from the existing 7.5 GB. Now I will no more struggle with labnol’s tip to find the large emails and delete/forward them to save Gmail space.

Google Drive is giving 5GB initially and more space can be bought. I am still a Dropbox fan and will continue to use it. In fact Google docs is gone for me now. All my existing documents are under Google Drive and interface is same as Google Docs. May be the only difference is it has a desktop client which will have all the documents synced with Google Drive cloud automatically like Dropbox.

You can start using Google Drive now at drive.at drive.google.com/start

Let me know the feedback.

Source : http://googleblog.blogspot.in/2012/04/introducing-google-drive-yes-really.html

Update : 24-04-2012

Oh. Yes, I forgot to mention about Microsoft Like Sky Drive. They have been offering whopping 25GB. However they are going to limit it to 7GB apparently. But if you have an old account , you can still act upon and claim the 25GB free storage

Google Launches Voice and Video Chat Inside Gmail

Today Google starts rolling out voice and video chat inside Gmail—which requires a free browser plug-in download, and, obviously, a webcam or microphone. Googler Justin Uberti explains:

Once you install the plug-in, to start a video chat, just click on the “Video & more” menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose “Start video chat.” You’ll have a few seconds to make sure you look presentable while it’s ringing, and then you’ll see and hear your friend live, right from within Gmail. You can click the “pop-out” icon to make the video larger, or click the fullscreen icon in the upper left-hand corner for a fully immersive experience.

Video isn’t yet enabled in my account, but the Googlers say rollout is happening gradually over the next two days, to vanilla Gmail as well as Google Apps accounts, for Mac and Windows. What’s your favorite webcam model and video chat service? How does Gmail’s video chat stack up? Let us know in the comments.

Two gmail address for one gmail account

When we create a gmail account we actually get two email address like this

  • userid@gmail.com
  • userid@googlemail.com

the second one You probably don’t know
now you can save your GMail mailbox from spam with this trick

Give your @googlemail.com address to very important contacts and you can put that in the visiting card while keep the @gmail.com address for public use like u can place it on your blogs, website or in forums . Then set a Gmail filter such that all email messages with @googlemail.com in the header go a special folder so you will never miss important emails