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5 reasons everyone should be thankful for Android

Now that you've stuffed yourself with food, spent time with family, watched football, and enjoyed all the trappings and trimmings of the Thanksgiving holiday, let me take a moment to reflect on the less important... why I'm thankful for Android. 1: Flexibility Coming from the world of open source and Linux, flexibility has always been one of the most important aspects of an operating system for me. I have to be able to make a platform do what I want how I want. Thankfully, Android delivers that in spades. If you don't like the way the default Android looks or behaves, change it! Don't like the home screen? Change it! Don't like the lack of automation? Install Tasker and do things with it. Android is a platform that is ready to do whatever you need. With a little creativity, you might be surprised at how much you can stretch and bend Android to best reflect your personality and needs. 2: Integration I depend upon Google Docs and other Google apps to get me through t

How to use Google drive on Android and iOS

Since its launch in early 2012, the Google Drive app has seen many changes. When it originally launched it replaced the Google Docs app, didn't allow you to actually edit documents on iOS, but allowed for creating and editing Google Docs files within the Android app. Now it better serves as a hub for accessing the various types of files you store within Google Drive. The basics The main screen of Google Drive provides a few options for navigating your files. You will have quick access to files in your Drive, any documents that have been shared with you, any files or folders you have starred, recently opened or edited as well as any files you have downloaded for offline access. When you first launch the app, you'll find a list of your folders and files stored in Google Drive. The default thumbnail view (pictured on the left above) can be changed to a list view (middle) by tapping on the list icon in the top menu bar. Naturally, tapping on an item will open it. Tapping on the &qu