Google on Thursday announced the launch of a “Save to Drive” button for its Google Drive service. The feature is available now: you can implement it on your site as well as start saving files from sites that have already done so.
For Web developers, the button means adding just two lines of HTML to their site. For Google Drive users, all it takes is one click and the file in question is saved to their account.
Here it is in action:
If you would like to add the button to your own website, you’ll have to include the corresponding script as well as the HTML tag, as shown below:
data-sitename=”My Company Name”
“The Save to Drive button works in the context of the user’s browser,” Google explains. “This allows your users to save files that could require some form of HTTP authorization – such as a session cookie – without any special customization from you.”
Google essentially wants you to get in the habit of clicking a Google Drive save button on websites rather than right-clicking the content you want and then saving it to your local hard drive. That’s a huge habit to change, and this is likely the second step of many.
The first came in the form of a Chrome extension released late last year, letting you save content from websites directly to Drive. We wouldn’t be at all surprised if one day this feature became a part of Chrome itself, as Google pushes on with its strategy of blurring the line between browser and operating system.
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While you are riding into work on your daily bike commute, why not charge your phone? There’s a bit more to it than that, but ultimately that is exactly what the Siva Cycle Atom does. A brilliant idea.
The Atom is a generator, complete with a detachable battery, that is fixed to the rear of your bicycle. As you pedal away, the generator is charging the attached battery. However it can also directly charge your phone too, using a smart switching system that goes back and forth between the device and the battery.
For example, if your phone is hooked up to the device it will directly charge your phone while you are pedaling, however when you come to a stop, your phone will automatically draw from the battery to keep you topped off.
Once you reach your destination, you simply detach the 1300mAh battery and take it with you for extra juice for your smartphone.
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This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for “in-stream” payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to leave the Twitter.com website. However, it appears that Twitter has already shut this feature down – within hours of its public debut.
Ribbon Co-founder Hany Rashwan has confirmed that Twitter has indeed shut them down, and the company is now in the process of trying to contact Twitter to discuss. We’ve also reached out to Twitter with questions, and will update if and when we hear back.
It’s possible that the way Ribbon implemented the in-stream payments using Twitter Cards (via the Player Card model) was a violation of Twitter’s Terms of Service. What’s interesting is how quickly Twitter reacted to the situation, which makes one wonder who might have brought the violation, or issue, to Twitter’s attention.
For background, Ribbon, which is something of a “bit.ly for payments,” previously allowed Twitter users to click and link and be redirected to a separate page offering a simple, one-page checkout experience. But today, it introduced a new, more integrated option for payments, which took advantage of Twitter Card functionality to allow for payment processing directly on Twitter.com.
On an expanded tweet, users could just click a “Buy Now” button, enter their email and credit-card info, then click “Pay.” The entire checkout experience took place on Twitter.com itself – the idea being that by not redirecting you off-site like PayPal does, merchants can increase their conversion rates.
However, now those same tweets no longer offer in-stream checkout, but instead point users to click a “view on web” link taking them to the Ribbon.co checkout page. You can see the new and current (degraded) experiences in the screenshots below.
Have you ever wanted to be that guy at the concert who holds his iPad up while recording video to post to YouTube, somehow oblivious to the people around him and all semblance of good taste? Well now you can!* That’s because YouTube is making its dedicated video recording app available on iPad, just three months after rolling out the app for iPhone.
YouTube Capture was launched to simplify the process of recording and uploading video to YouTube by putting all the tools to do so in a single app. Once a user has finished recording a video, it lets them add captions, tags and other metadata, and the app instantly uploads the file directly to his or her YouTube channel, or it can be saved as a private video if they’re shy about sharing with the world.
For those who want to make minor edits to their videos, the app even includes color correction, auto stabilization, trimming, and music options. And it uploads video in the background when the app is closed, so users don’t have to worry about keeping it open while they move on with their lives.
The launch of the app shows YouTube’s — and parent company Google’s — increased interest in making their apps available on iOS, even as it is a rival to their own Android mobile operating system. That includes a dedicated app for viewing YouTube videos, as well as Google Maps, Gmail, and other apps that have been built for using Google-owned services on the iPhone and iPad.
Video recording and uploading to YouTube is a feature directly built into Android phones and tablets, so having a dedicated recording app isn’t entirely necessary on those platforms. Nevertheless, a YouTube spokesperson said the company is looking to bring YouTube Capture to Android in the future, as well.
* I’m pretty sure, though not positive, that due to various blurry rules about copyright and whatever around live shows, this isn’t something that YouTube would encourage. But hell, people do it anyway.
blogging2blog.com and http presents a short video demonstrating how to use GWA Autoresponder in your WordPress blog. This very basic tutorial is geared toward beginners. There are both free and pro versions of this plugin, you can find them at: freeautoresponder.biz (affiliate link) As far as localizing or translating, you’ll need to contact the developer directly. He’s very responsive and helpful.
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