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Happy 6th Birthday, YouTube! [Infographic]

I was just listening to the audiobook – In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives (book review) and was fascinated to learn how YouTube was developed and what happened behind the scenes when Google acquired it. Well, it is YouTube’s 6th birthday and this little infographic Google has posted shows how […]

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Gmail Now Previews 12 New File Formats

Gmail has been very adept at letting us preview common document formats such as Word, PDF, etc. This is very useful to view files with just the browser without having the software installed. Google Docs previewer that made this possible just became fluent with 12 new file formats. Microsoft Excel (.XLS and .XLSX) Microsoft PowerPoint […]

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Auto-Publish Your Feedburner RSS Feed To Twitter

Bloggers using Feedburner to publish your RSS feeds listen up. If you blog with hosted WordPress, you might have used a WordPress plugin to automatically publish your RSS feed to your Twitter account. Google has made automatically sending your RSS feeds to Twitter integrated inside your Feedburner account. To get started Login to your Feedburner […]

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Google Moves to Secure Enterprises with Two-Factor Authentication

Google Apps has been a silent force taking over the enterprise both public and private sector. Google Apps is the enterprise version of the free web apps we are used to – Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc. Most web applications rely on just an username and password and this is inherently insecure. Enterprises deal […]

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Access Dropbox Easily With Google Chrome Extension

If you use Dropbox and Google Chrome, you can now easily access your Dropbox files from the Chrome browser. Dropbox extension for Google Chrome is a free and unofficial extension for accessing your Dropbox files. Once installed, the Dropbox extension adds a small Dropbox icon on your Chrome toolbar. You click on the icon and […]

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Motorola Xoom Android Tablet

Best & Upcoming Android Tablets of 2011

I am in the market for an Android tablet and started looking for the options in buying Android tablets. We have an Apple iPad 2 and it has set the bar very high. But, the Android tablet market is still attractive for many reasons.   I was just amazed at the variety I found in […]

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2011 Google IO Keynote Day 1 & Day 2 Videos

Google made some significant announcements in their 2011 Google I/O conference last week in San Francisco, CA. You can check out the keynotes from Day 1 & Day 2 here in these videos. A funny slide depicting the Android robot eating an Apple!  Day 1 had topics such as Momentum, Mobile and More Movies in […]

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Make the Most out of FeedBurner’s Feeds-by-Email Service

Feedburner has offered feeds by email for a long time and it is one of the things every blogger using Feedburner could utilize. If you don’t offer a way to subscribe by email, consider how many readers who don’t use a RSS feed reader but like your content. You could be missing out on dozens […]

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Google Instant Unveils Search As You Type

Sorry to be covering Google so much lately but it is hard to ignore when they bring so much productivity enhancements in their tools! Google has unveiled something new called Google Instant. It is simply Google search on steroids. Lots of steroids. Google Instant gives you search results as you type in the search box. […]

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Site Speed Impacts Google Search Ranking

We have been hearing of news lately that Google is going to start factoring in website loading speed in web search ranking. When all things equal, a site that loads fast will appear higher in the search results than a site that loads slow. Google just posted on their Webmaster Central blog that they in […]

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Google Introduces Google Chromebooks

We were calling it the Google Chrome OS notebook. In fact, I received a Google Chrome OS notebook in Google’s pilot program. At the core of this notebook is the Chrome OS browser. It is a totally different idea of a notebook. These are not typical notebooks. With a Chromebook you won’t wait minutes for […]

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Rich Contact Profiles Inside Gmail with Rapportive

When you are composing or reading an email from a contact, how would you like to have their whole social profile at your fingertips? Rapportive is a web solution that replaces the ad column in Gmail with a rich contact profile. Rapportive shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox. You can immediately […]

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Quick Tip: Unclutter Gmail Inbox From gBuzz Mails

Google Buzz is creating quite a buzz since Google introduced it a couple of days. It appeared in my Gmail yesterday and I started playing with it. First thing I noticed was that any buzz update was coming to my Gmail inbox. No, no, no, no. I am trying to do a ‘Inbox Zero’ by […]

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GigaPan Time Machine + Google Chrome = Pure Joy

You may remember the team at Carnegie Mellon University called the GigaPan for their amazing panoramic photos from around the world including the presidential inauguration. GigaPan just made it to the next level with their GigaPan Time Machine. GigaPan Time Machine team captures hundreds and thousands of time lapse pictures and using HTNL5 technology have […]

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Read Full RSS Feeds From Any Partial RSS Feed

Even in this day and age, there are still a lot of publishers who believe in increasing their pageviews by offering only partial RSS feeds. This effectively makes the reader click through and read the rest of the article on the website. Atleast, that’s what the publishers hope to achieve. But, if you are like […]

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