All hail Google Drive!
As we all know, ‘the cloud’ is where it’s at these days – that mythical place where more and more of our data is being stored, which is helpful if you’re worried that your treasured photos might disappear in a massive hard drive fail. Dropbox is pretty much the cloud boss at the moment… but here comes Google.
It’s been mooted for a while now, but Google Drive is finally here to rival Dropbox. Well, at least it will be shortly – looks like there’s a bit of a waiting list at the moment. Once you’ve signed up, reached the top of the waiting list and your Drive has been activated, you’ll be able to store up to 5GB of all kinds of files and documents in your special Google place.
Google say that you can choose to upgrade to 25GB for $2.49/month, 100GB for $4.99/month or even 1TB for $49.99/month. When you upgrade to a paid account, your Gmail account storage will also expand to 25GB. Woosh! Once they get around to letting you play with it, it’ll work on PC, Mac and Android devices, with iOS devices in development. Your waiting period begins here.