Google Drive on Android now offer drag and drop for file management

Google is rolling out a major update of Drive app for Android devices. The updated version comes with an improved PDF Viewer in addition to design and performance improvements.

A new major feature is the ability to drag and drop support for file management. This should be helpful on a large display/resolution device.

Google Drive lets you safely store and manage your files, whether you’re at…

Gmail on Apple iOS devices get quick action buttons from notifications and more

Google today rolled out a useful update of their Gmail app for Apple iOS devices. This update adds a couple of useful new enhancements to the Gmailing experience on Apple devices.

Changelog:

Take quick actions on notifications
You can now decide whether you want to reply to or archive new messages straight from your lock or notifications screen. These quick actions help you stay on top of your messages without having to open the app.

Email files from other apps
It’s now easier than ever to attach photos, links, and documents directly to a Gmail message. Just select Gmail in the share menu and start attaching files directly from iPhoto, Chrome, and other apps.

Easily open attachments
Using your attachments on mobile can be a pain. With the new attachment viewer you can now open files of any kind directly into the app of your choosing.

New in Gmail for iOS Today, the Gmail app for iOS is getting a handful of…

Google finally lets you hide birthdays of Google+ Circle members in Calendar

One of the biggest complaints of casual users of Google+ is that they are sick and tired of getting birthday alerts of folks they have added to their Google+ Circles. Not all of these folks are their friends or relatives so these birthdays just clutter their personal alerts in Google Calendar.

Until now, you had to use crude hacks to get around this problem. First there was a special calendar that you could have disabled (but that also removed birthdays of your actual friends who are in your Google Circles). And then there was the option to limiting MY CIRCLES by hand-picking important circles.

Google has finally listened to these complaints and provided a singular option to select between proper contacts and all contacts (including Google+ circle members).

You can now choose to show birthdays from just your contacts in Google Calendar…

TweetDeck would soon require Twitter based logins for all accounts

TweetDeck was once an independent company and allowed users to create independent logins to manage their accounts.

After it was acquired by Twitter, users gained the ability to manage multiple (or single) Twitter accounts by logging through a single Twitter account.

The company has announced that they are discontinuing the older login mechanism and all users would now need to migrate to the newer system.

Twitter said:

If you still use your original TweetDeck credentials to log in to TweetDeck, the time has come to make a change. By March 31, we will retire these credentials and all users will need to log in to TweetDeck with their Twitter account.

Switching your login credentials on TweetDeck | Twitter Blogs

Telit partners with Redbend to debut new Software Management Service

Offerings include comprehensive management, updates of module firmware and applications, as well as external applications

Telit Wireless Solutions, a global enabler of the Internet of the Things (IoT), value-added services and solutions today announced that it is partnering with Redbendto deliver end-to-end software management for Telit module and service customers.

By leveraging market-leading, standards-based Mobile Software Management tools from Redbend, Telit Software Management Services allow businesses to easily deploy and manage the M2M devices which make up the burgeoning Internet of Things. A hosted service, there’s no need for IT integration on the part of the customer. The service will support both new and legacy module deployments.

In combination with the comprehensive suite of products and services that make up the Telit One Stop. One Shop. offering, Telit Software Management Services empower device manufacturers to differentiate their own offerings; capitalize on new revenue opportunities, and fundamentally change the way they troubleshoot, control, monitor and manage connected assets within the mobile network domain.

“With more than 75 million of modules already deployed across the globe, we have learned that every M2M and IoT application requires management as it evolves,” said Omer Pesach, Chief Technology Officer of m2mAIR, the Telit services business unit. “Our partnership with Redbend allows us to offer the most reliable and scalable service on the market, furthering our strategy to create a one stop shop for essential products and services that enable the Internet of Things and simplify the process of developing, deploying and managing M2M applications.”

“The IoT and M2M markets are growing exponentially, and expanding into in all kinds of industries, including wearables, healthcare, consumer devices and automotive,” said Oren Betzaleli, EVP, Product, Strategy and Marketing at Redbend. “Our continued partnership with Telit highlights the need to manage the growing amount of software and the opportunities manufacturers have to leverage devices as a platform for recurring revenue.”