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Understanding Net Neutrality

"All data is created equal." That paraphrase of the U.S. Declaration of Independence is the key idea behind net neutrality, also called Internet or network neutrality. Proponents of net neutrality believe [more…]

How to Back Up Your Files to Google Drive

One of the many ways you can use Google Drive is as a back-up tool — but not in the conventional way of backing up your entire hard drive. You wouldn’t want to clone your entire hard drive to cloud storage [more…]

How to Create Google Sheets

Google Sheets is the free spreadsheet functionality built into Google Drive. Think Microsoft Excel with basic spreadsheet functions, such as formatting columns and rows, inserting formulas and charts, [more…]

How to Manage Google Drive Settings

Google Drive itself has only a few settings to keep track of, but they can make your experience a little easier. To manage the main Google Drive settings, log in to Google Drive, click the Settings icon [more…]

How to Sign In to Google Drive

After you’ve set up your Google Drive account, signing into that account is easy. Just follow these steps: [more…]

How to Create Google Slides

With Google Slides, which is the free slideshow presentation functionality built into Google Drive, you can create slide presentations just like you can in Microsoft PowerPoint. In fact, when you open [more…]

How to Upload a File to Google Drive?

One of the main purposes of Google Drive is to store your files, not only for safekeeping, but also so that you can access them from anywhere — on multiple computers, on your smartphone, or on your tablet [more…]

How to Find Files in Google Drive

After you’ve accumulated a whole bunch of files on your Google Drive, finding what you need can be challenging, especially if you want to repurpose that love letter you wrote to that certain someone a [more…]

How to Create Google Drawings

Google Drawings is the free drawing tool built into Google Drive. It’s like a very basic version of Microsoft Visio. With it, you can create drawings like organizational charts or basic diagrams in which [more…]

What Is Google Drive?

Google Drive is Google’s cloud service that enables you to store and synchronize your files for easy backup and access from multiple devices, such as your desktop computer, your smartphone, and your tablet [more…]

How to Use Google Drive Templates

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms come with handy preformatted templates that you can use to make your documents look cute, professional, or whatever the situation calls for. To access templates, [more…]

How to Share Files with Google Drive

One of the main benefits of Google Drive is the ability to share files with others. When you share a document with others, you allow them to have access to the file that resides on your Google Drive; you’re [more…]

How to Create Google Forms

If you want to be able to create simple surveys or questionnaires for free, then Google Forms can be a good alternative. Google Forms is built into your Google Drive and enables you to create quick surveys [more…]

How to Create Google Docs

You may have heard of Google Docs before; that’s what Google Drive used to be called way back when Google first launched it. Now, Google Docs is part of the suite of Google apps that is built into Google [more…]

How to Install Google Translate's Website Translator Plugin

If you have your own website, you can use Google Website Translator plugin to automatically have your website translated into more than 90 languages. So there’s no need to have multiple versions of your [more…]

How to Add a Google Translated Phrase to Your Phrasebook

Google Translate gives you a Phrasebook in which you can save translated words and phrases. You can view your Phrasebook on your computer or your smartphone or tablet, so if you have words and phrases [more…]

What Is Google Voice?

Ever wanted to have just one phone number, instead of two or three? Well, Google Voice lets you do just that…sort of. Nowadays, most people have a home landline phone, a mobile phone, and a work phone [more…]

How to Edit Translations with Google Translator Toolkit

When you upload documents into Google Translator Toolkit, Google translates the documents for you. Google has a pretty good reputation for translation, but it’s not perfect, and you may want to edit the [more…]

What Is Google Translate?

If you need to be able to translate words or phrases from one language to another, Google Translate can be a helpful tool. It’s not like an English-to-Some-Other-Language dictionary that contains the words [more…]

How to Get Started with Google Translator Toolkit

If you do a lot of translating of documents, Google has something called the Google Translator Toolkit, which can help you organize and edit your translations. It uses the Google Translate engine, which [more…]

How to Translate a Website with Google Translate

Want to read a foreign language website in your native language? Google Translate can help you with that. And it’s not just single web pages, either. You can browse an entire website in the chosen language [more…]

How to Manage Translations with Google Translator Toolkit

Google Translator Toolkit enables you to manage, organize, and edit your translated documents, which is helpful if you do a lot of translating, either as a hobby or professionally. If you’re familiar with [more…]

How to Translate a Document with Google Translate

Google Translate doesn’t just translate words and phrases for you; it can also translate entire documents, such as plain text and rich-text documents, Microsoft Word documents, and HTML. It can even translate [more…]

How to Use Google Translate on Your Mobile Device

Google Translate has an iOS and Android app that you can download and use on your smartphone or tablet. Both versions of the apps do the same things, with a few minor user interface differences that depend [more…]

How to Use WeTransfer on Your Mobile Device

WeTransfer offers a mobile app for iOS and Android that you can use to transfer files from your mobile device. The app can’t do much else other than transfer files; for example, you can’t access your WeTransfer [more…]