Drive

Solve Google Drive Sync errors

  The Google Drive app can be installed on a Windows PC or Apple Mac and this creates a folder on the local disk drive that is a mirror image of your online storage space. It saves having to up and download files through the browser. Just drag one [...]

2014/11/29 // 2 Comments

Create, resize, move partitions with Partition Wizard

Would an extra disk drive be useful for storing photos, videos, music and documents? How about installing an extra operating system, such as a different version of Windows or even Linux? This is possible using a free tool called MiniTool Partition [...]

2014/11/24 // 0 Comments

Improve your PC backup strategy

  We all know we should make backups of the files on our computer’s disk drive, but many people do not bother. Why? Partly it is because disks are so reliable. I have been using hard disk drives for over 20 years and have not yet had one fail. [...]

2014/10/20 // 0 Comments

Sync computers and exchange files with BitTorrent Sync

  Transferring files between computers is something we all have to do from time to time and there are several situations where this can be necessary. You might want to transfer files from one computer to another, such as work to home, desktop to [...]

2014/10/16 // 0 Comments

Add the one essential feature missing from Google Docs

Google Docs is a useful online word processor, but it isn’t Microsoft Word and it lacks some key features that you might expect of an app of this type. Fortunately, Google Docs is extensible and by installing add-ons, you can add features that are [...]

2014/09/24 // 8 Comments

Add iCloud Drive to Windows for online storage

Every few years Apple completely changes its internet services and it never seems to get it right. It has morphed over the years from iTools to .Mac to MobileMe to iCloud, and now it has changed again. So why am I writing about Apple stuff on this [...]

2014/09/18 // 1 Comment

Create a super fast RAM disk

Disk drives lag behind other components in the PC in terms of performance and a computer would run a lot faster if it wasn’t for the slow disk drive. If only there was some way of speeding it up. An SSD (solid state disk) is an option, but they [...]

2014/08/19 // 0 Comments

Do you need to defrag SSD drives?

Some people seem to be unsure as to whether super fast SSDs - Solid State Disk drives - need to be defragmented. They know know disks become fragmented over time and that this slows them down, and that defragmenting them speeds them up again. So why [...]

2014/08/14 // 0 Comments

Back up Google Drive to be sure your files are safe

Google drive provides 15GB of storage space for free and 100GB at a ridiculously low monthly subscription fee and it is tempting to make use of it to store lots of files. What's more, you can create documents, spreadsheets and presentations too and [...]

2014/07/18 // 0 Comments

Secure USB flash memory drives in Linux

USB flash memory drives (thumb drives or pen drives as some people call them), are great for carrying files from one computer to another, such as from work to home, or even from your desktop to your laptop. Unfortunately though, they are very easy [...]

2014/05/12 // 0 Comments

Recognise text in Google Keep images

Google Keep is a note taking app that can be accessed in a browser on the web, or using an app on your phone or tablet, and it works everywhere. It is a convenient place to store text, images, lists and other [...]

2014/04/03 // 0 Comments

Edit images in slides on Google Drive

Google's apps on Drive just keep getting better and in a recent update the facility to edit images within slides in presentations has been added. They can be cropped, frames and masks applied, and more. To see the new editing features that have been [...]

2014/03/31 // 0 Comments