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The Future, According to Google's Results    
April 18, 2011, 7:12 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Today's XKCD comic explores the future using the top Google results for queries like "by the year *", "by <year> *". According to Google's search results, one year after the 2012 Apocalypse, "microchipping of all Americans begins". In 2014 "GNU/Linux becomes the dominant OS" and by the year 2020, HTML5 is finished and "newspapers become obsolete and die out".Here's the entire future timeline, which includes prediction about Android,...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Top Google Apps in 2010    
December 29, 2010, 12:48 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Here's a subjective list of Google services that were launched or were significantly improved in 2010:10. Google Scribe - a service that shows autocomplete suggestions as you type. It will probably become as popular as Google Suggest and Google Translate once its integrated with other services.9. Voice Actions for Android - an application that lets you control your phone using your voice. You can call your contacts, send email, get directions, listen to music, write notes and go to a...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google Suggest Venn Diagrams    
October 26, 2010, 7:49 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google Suggest Venn Diagram Generator is a visualization tool for popular Google searches. Enter an incomplete query, replace one of the keywords with "X", add three options for "X" and the tool will find the overlapping suggestions.For example, if you enter "How can I get my X to", where "X" is: "wife", "cat", "dog", you'll find overlapping suggestions like: "How can I get my {wife, cat, dog} to lose weight", "How can I get my {cat, dog} to gain weight".Hacker News readers came up with a...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Gmail Auto-unsubscribe Search    
October 14, 2010, 10:11 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Gmail has a feature that lets you unsubscribe from a newsletter or a mailing list when you report one of the messages as spam."You'll see the unsubscribe tool when you mark a message from particular types of mailing lists as spam. If the particular message is a misuse of a mailing list you like to receive, you can Report spam as usual. But if you never want to receive another message or newsletter from that list again, click Unsubscribe instead. We'll send a request to the sender that...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Gmail's Security Checklist    
October 7, 2010, 3:34 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Gmail's support site has a security checklist that's useful if you want to make sure that your Gmail account is secure. There are some obvious tips like updating your operating system and your browser, but Google also posted some advanced tricks:1. "Check the list of websites that are authorized to access your Google Account data. Make sure that the list of authorized websites are accurate and ones that you have chosen. If your Google Account has been compromised recently, it's possible...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Gmail to Use More HTML5 Features    
June 28, 2010, 4:23 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Computer World reports that many of the upcoming Gmail features will use HTML5. Adam de Boor, a Gmail engineer, said that Google's goal is to make Gmail load in less than a second."If the browser supports CSS3, Gmail will render the pages using these specifications, rather than its traditional approach of using the Document Object Model (DOM). The company has found that using CSS3 can speed the rendering time by 12 percent. (...) Gmail will also make use of HTML5's database standards. Now,...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Alternatives to Google's Dictionary Links    
May 9, 2010, 5:55 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google Search used to have a handy feature that linked to the definitions of your keywords. Google initially linked to Dictionary.com, then it switched to Answers.com and to Google's dictionary service.The latest redesign removed this feature, but you can use some workarounds:1. Use the Merriam-Webster subscribed link, which adds the definition of your query after the third Google search result.2. Type [your-keyword definition] in the search box and Google Suggest will show the...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google's Animated Doodle    
January 4, 2010, 6:04 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google's US homepage uses an animation to celebrate Isaac Newton's birthday. After loading the page, an apple falls from the tree to illustrate Newton's theory of gravity.It's the first time when Google uses an animated doodle on its homepage. Now that users got used to the fade-in animation that exposes Google's navigation links, Google will try new ways to make the homepage more interactive. ...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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On Google's Unofficial Dictionary API    
December 18, 2009, 12:49 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google Dictionary has an undocumented API that's used in Google Docs. You can obtain a JSON output using a URL like:http://www.google.com/dictionary/json?callback=dict_api.callbacks.id100&q=test&sl=en&tl=en&restrict=pr%2Cde&client=te(replace test with your favorite keyword).A developer built a Chrome extension that used Google Dictionary API to display the definitions of a word without opening a new page. A few days after releasing the extension, Google asked the...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google Explains What a Browser Is    
October 6, 2009, 2:44 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google found why people aren't eager to change their browsers: they don't even know what a browser is. Some think that the browser is actually a search engine, others are convinced that the only way to browse the web is to click on the big blue E from the desktop.To explain Internet Explorer users that there are better alternatives out there, Google started with the basics: a short introduction to web browsers. "The web browser is the most important piece of software on your computer...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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New Themes for Google Chrome    
October 5, 2009, 12:25 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

If the first batch of Chrome themes didn't include too many beautiful themes, you can now choose from a gallery of 95 themes designed by top artists like Jeff Koons, Yulia Brodskaya or Wes Craven. "We invited leading artists, architects, musicians, illustrators, filmmakers and fashion and interior designers from around the globe to create artwork for an unusual canvas: the modern web browser," explains Google. Apparently, the artists worked for free.Chrome's themes are loaded almost...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Gmail Increases Maximum Attachment Size to 25 MB    
June 27, 2009, 4:09 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Now you can send bigger attachments in Gmail, as Google increased the maximum attachment size from 20 MB to 25 MB."With Gmail, you can send and receive messages up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size. Please note that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits. If your attachment bounces, you should invite them to Gmail," suggests Google.For some reason, Gmail's Flash uploader doesn't allow me to upload files that are...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google Noticeboard    
March 10, 2009, 2:46 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google Noticeboard is a new service from Google Labs India that intends to improve the way Indian communities share information online.Google Noticeboard is an application that helps people access and share information over the Internet using public digital noticeboards. Using Google Noticeboard, communities can access a variety of relevant information. People can create text messages or record voice snippets and post them to one or more noticeboards. Typically each digital noticeboard...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Will Gmail Come Out of Beta?    
March 9, 2009, 6:32 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Five years after its release, Gmail is still a beta application. Gmail continues to add significant features, but most of the interesting ideas are now in Gmail Labs: tasks, offline Gmail, sending SMS or adding iGoogle gadgets.It makes sense to add experimental features in the Labs section and remove the "beta" label from Gmail's logo. Felipe Zamorano, a reader of this blog, noticed that the Gmail logos created for some of the themes have two versions: one that includes "beta" and another...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Translate PDF Files and Office Documents    
March 7, 2009, 5:16 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

This seems to be a recent change: Google Translate can now be used to translate PDF files and Microsoft Office documents. Google first converts the document to the HTML format and then it displays the translated HTML file.The nice thing is that Google converts the documents on the fly even if they haven't been indexed by Google. Just paste the address of a document in Google Translate's textarea and wait until the translation shows up. Unfortunately, the service is not well-suited for...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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Google Spreadsheets to Add Macros, Drawings    
March 3, 2009, 4:06 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google Spreadsheets, probably the most impressive application from Google Docs, tests some interesting features that are currently experimental and limited to trusted testers.One of the features lets you record macros for common tasks. Instead of repeatedly selecting the formatting for a cell or a group of cells, you can record the sequence of commands that perform the formatting and click on a button to use the macro.Another feature, code-named "Sketchy", allows you to insert...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »
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