Reports across the net have hit Twitter that Google’s Services are suffering an outage. According to initial reports, web access to Google Drive and Google Docs is down for many users, and Google’s apps Status Dashboard says everything’s totally fine has been updated to show Google Drive is suffering a service disruption.
Despite the web browser outage, Google Drive and Google Docs are still accessible via mobile apps or a direct link, so it appears that outage is only affecting access while data may not have been lost.
Update: It looks like Google has resolved the problem.
You have to be a fool not to backup your computer. Your hard drive is full of precious photos, home movies, files, and documents that you may never get back if your hard drive fails or your computer is lost or stolen. But don’t just backup to another hard drive that has the same chance of dying as the one inside your PC — backup to the cloud instead.
With 100GB of storage in the cloud for just $29 from SOS Online Backup, you can store everything that’s important to you online, ensuring that it’s still there for you if anything happens to your computer or your external hard drives. It’s safe, it’s secure, and it’s always there — no matter where you are or which device you’re using.
Tonido, a new service from CodeLathe, is a great way to access the music, movies, photos, and documents you have stored on your Mac or PC using another computer, or an Android or iOS device. Unlike cloud-based storage services, which require you to upload your content just to download it again, Tonido turns your computer into your storage locker and then provides other devices with direct access to it.
It’s easy to set up, and you sync up to 2GB of data without paying a penny.
Small, wifi-enabled with the ability to print from tablets and smartphones, low-cost printing, equipped with a touchscreen, relatively inexpensive, fast…looks like a shopping list for the perfect printer, right? And that’s what Brother might have in their just-launched MFC-J4510DW, a sleek printer with Google Cloud Print connectivity and a price tag of $200 (though I’d love an explanation as to why Brother has stuck with alphabet-soup product names while its competitors have moved on to printers with names like “Artisan” and “Envy”).
Google has been rumored to launch its Google Drive product for quite awhile. Most recently, we heard the product is set to launch in early April, but we’re still waiting on official word from Google. Tonight, it’s been revealed that Google Drive may offer its users 5GB of free storage when first signing up.