Archive for November, 2008

Google Gadgets in Gmail: Access to Docs & Calender
Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Everyone spends tons of time inside email inbox. Sometimes it becomes really essential for you to have access to other application that you use in your email. For instance you might want to see your bookmarks, to-do list etc right in your Inbox.
Gmail Labs now makes it really easy for you to add two [...]

Google Maps Interface: Has Cool New Features
Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

The Google Maps has recently revamped and came up with a brand new navigation interface. The zoom bar has been redesigned, and Street View can be accessed by clicking and dragging the person icon above the zoom slider. Street View looks very impressive now as it’s not wrapped in a box layer on top anymore. [...]

Wider YouTube Video Box: is Live
Monday, November 24th, 2008

Do you notice a change in the above screen shot? Yes, all the rumors you heard about Youtube’s cinema style video box is true. player has indeed become a bit wider. YouTube’s Google Video-ization continues by using more space for the player and less space for the sidebar. YouTube has changed the aspect ratio [...]

Google Search with Sound: Play Sounds in SearchWiki
Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Google recently added a cool new opt-in experiment for Google’s search results: SearchWiki with sound. By now you may have already seen Google’s new implementation of SearchWiki where you can simply click the “x” next to a specific result to remove it. Every action you perform results in an cool animation that you can see [...]

Google Launches SearchWiki: Upvote and Comment on Google Search Result
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

Google has recently introduced a huge change to their result pages. This change, however can only be experienced by users who are performing search while they are logged in to their Google Account. (Note: You may not see this yet, as it hasn’t been rolled out to all Google Accounts yet).
The name of this [...]

EtherPad Review: Online Text Editor
Friday, November 21st, 2008

Two ex-Google employees has teamed up and came up with EtherPad – An EtherPad document can be quickly set up without any need for registration or sign up. You just need to create a document and then share the URL of the document for collaboration. So others who will visit that page will then be [...]

Video Chat in Gmail: Enabled
Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Google recently introduced video chat inside Gmail.
Google writes: “We’ve tried to make this an easy-to-use, seamless experience, with high-quality audio and video. And we’ve built this product using Internet standards, such as XMPP, RTP, and the newly-standardized H.264/SVC video codec.”
If you wish to try out this new feature, simply go to and install [...]

LIFE Photo Collection: by Google
Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Google’s mission is “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. In order to full fill the mission Google first had to gather the information. But unfortunately not information is not online, so Google had get the permission to gather some of the offline content and also create a system that [...]

Report a Concern: at Google Maps
Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

After a recent Google Maps Street View update, Google shows the wording “Report a concern” at the footer of their panorama photos (in older versions, a text for this elsewhere was reading “Report inappropriate image” – the title to the report page still uses that wording).
Dennis G. Jerz, associate professor of English at Seton [...]

Browser Security Handbook: by Google
Monday, November 17th, 2008

Google released a Browser Security Handbook. Google says this “is meant to provide web application developers, browser engineers, and information security researchers with a one-stop reference to key security properties of contemporary web browsers,” adding that “Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented characteristics is a major contributing factor to the prevalence of several classes of [...]