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Google Drive Files Can Be Attached In Gmail As Files, Not Just Links

When Google first introduced the ability to attach files from Drive directly in Gmail, it originally only supported sharing links. Now, you can attach the files directly.


Search Files In Google Drive From The Search App In Android

Today, Google gave its Search app the ability to find your files stored in Drive with a simple voice command. Just say “Search for [whatever] on Drive” and the app will pick it up.


Most Popular Android Posts Of 2014

As the end of the year fast approaches, we’ll be rounding up the most popular posts each day across a range of categories. These week, we’re kicking off with operating systems (both desktop and mobile). These are the 10 most popular posts from Lifehacker in 2014.


Chromecast's Guest Mode Lets Friends Cast Without Connecting To Wi-Fi

If you want to have a group YouTube party using your Chromecast, you usually need to get everyone on the same Wi-Fi network, but a recent update to the Chromecast Android app lets anyone cast to the Chromecast as long as they’re in the same room.


Hangouts Adds Intelligent Location Sharing, Video Call Filters

Android/iOS: Today, Google added the ability to quickly share your location to Hangouts. When someone asks “Where are you?” you will now be prompted to share your location — which is better than keeping location sharing on all the time.


Email Google For An Invite To Google Inbox Today, A Limited Time Offer

If you missed the previous rounds of Google’s new Inbox email app invitations and don’t know anyone who can help you get one, now’s your chance to grab your invite. The offer is good from 0500 to 0700 AEDT today.


Gmail Now Has An Edit Button For Attachments

Gmail has just added a new “edit” button, which lets you edit attachments directly in Google Docs.


You Can Now Merge Table Cells In Google Docs (Yep, That Was Way Overdue)

Google Docs now has the ability to merge table cells. Let this serve as a reminder that when it comes to functionality, Google Docs has a long way to go to catch up with Office.


Manage Data Stored By Play Services In This Buried Setting

Most Google apps have a single button in settings to clear your data or cache. However, Play Services deals with data from many apps. You may not have noticed, but you can actually manage stored data with much finer controls from Play Services.


Google Now Can Provide Countdowns To Major Holidays In Reminders

Keeping track of holidays can be tricky. Google Now is making it a bit easier by giving you countdowns to holidays it recognises.