Archive for December, 2008

Google Hot Trends: Holiday Season
Thursday, December 25th, 2008

I’m sure you know that Google Hot Trends shows the searches that is popular in the US. I thought it would be cool to to see what are the “hottest” queries on the Christmas Day, when many people open their presents and then use Google to find information about them.

Check the “hot trends” list and [...]

Google Maps Contributors: Featured on the Maps Page
Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Google Maps has recently started to display a list of users who has contributed with the most customized maps, reviews and edits related to a any particular location. In some cases, you’ll find many helpful maps that show slightly hidden parks, interesting museums or other landmarks.

Very recently Google has also released a brand new customized [...]

Google Search History: in Google Suggestions
Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Google has recently added a cool new feature where it shows your Search history in their traditional Search Suggestion. That means when you type in a query, it tries to find related pages that you have already visited in the past and displays them as suggestion.
When you create a Google account, Google enables their [...]

Clipart Image Search: in Google Image Search
Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Google Image Search recently added two brand new new image filtering options: clip art and line drawings. Besides these two new options, Image searchers can also restrict the results by faces, photos and illustrations for recent news articles.
Google’s blog writes “Many of us use Google Image Search to find imagery of people, clip art for [...]

YouTubes High Quality Video: Category
Saturday, December 20th, 2008

YouTube recently came out with a page listing videos specifically available in high definition. Also, these HD videos now can be opened in a larger player than the smaller one that you have probably seenbefore. A lots of new features features like comments, the ad box, or related videos are a bit down in the [...]

Google Accounts Page: Redesigned
Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Google has recently gone through the trouble of redesigning their Account page in order to integrate the information from your public profile and to show a detailed list of the services that you use in a nice compact 3-columns layout.

The Google’s account page is a easy way to access Google’s services you’ve used at [...]

Google Maps Integrates Video: Video in Google Maps
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

If you click the top More button at Google Maps, you can now select a Videos option that will show a lot of location-related YouTube videos on the map. Other, older More options are photos from Panoramio as well as Wikipedia entries.

3D New York: in Google Earth
Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Desktop app Google Earth has recently been updated with some New York 3D buildings, Frank Taylor of the Google Earth Blog reports. Frank nicely compares what the scenery looked like in January 2007 vs today.
You can also open Street View imagery within Earth these days, like you can in web-based sibling Google Maps (the distinction [...]

Online Storage Services: Manage your Online Files in Windows
Monday, December 15th, 2008

Gladinet is a free application made for windows that makes it easy and painless for users to access files stored in the cloud – online services like Google Docs, Picasa Web Albums, Windows Live Skydrive and Amazon S3. Instead of using their traditional web interface inside a browser, Gladinet mounts a network drive and lets [...]

Google Search Suggest Ads: Now Live
Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Google Suggest which is Google’s auto completion feature of their homepage search box is currently showing ads. Search Engine Land reports that special links are appearing in the suggest box… for example news results along with AdWords ads. In the screenshot above courtesy of Danny, the ad is shown at the top, but Google were [...]