Archive for the ‘Google’ Category


Posted on April 23rd, 2009 in Computer software/hardware, Downloads, Google, Tech News | Comments Off on GeeMail

GeeMail is a desktop client for Gmail. You know how Gmail now allows offline support? GeeMail lets you do it from your desktop, without the browser. No configuration except logging in, offline support, cross platform. It is a free Adobe Air app.
Check it out, it works pretty well, and its nice to have a separate app instead of always having a firefox or chrome window open. GeeMail

CleverStat Google Monitor

Posted on April 6th, 2009 in Computer software/hardware, Downloads, Google, Webpage/SEO | Comments Off on CleverStat Google Monitor

Those of us with webpages…*raises hand. Well, by now, if you don’t at least sometimes think of SEO or how you are presenting your webpage to search engines, you really should start thinking about it. While you can tinker around with your html and layout, maybe change your writing a little, it’s very important to be able to track this progress.
Google Analytics and other tracking systems help greatly, but none of these inform you about SEO directly. In particular, Google rankings are quite influential in the amount of traffic you get to the site.
Free Google Monitor by CleverStat allows you to save a list of urls (your websites) and have a list of keywords for each site. It will batch search your ranking for those keywords, which lets you monitor your ranking without having to google search each one and count up and down for each url and keyword.
Test out Google Monitor and see if your SEO is doing anything for you in Google’s realm.

Google Help Files

Posted on May 9th, 2008 in Computer software/hardware, Google | Comments Off on Google Help Files

I know that most people who have used Google for more than just searching as hit upon the problem of needing help. Google has a large help center, that relies on topic hierarchy or, of course, searching. However, sometimes, you really just want a manual/help file. Well…if you append ?fulldump=1 to the address of a google help center, most of time, you will get…a full dump. An example would be
Note that all of the help pages are frequently updated so your version may become outdated quickly.
Check out the entire list of help page dumps so far at Google OS

Google Talk Translator

Posted on December 28th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Google, Tech News, Time Wasters | 7 Comments »

Google recently rolled out a 20% project that allows you to translate text using the google talk client. This works with both the desktop version and the gmail version.
You add a bot to your friends list that is specific for your language translation.

translates the french that you type into german.
There are currently 24 bots: ar2en, de2en, de2fr, el2en, en2ar, en2de, en2el, en2es, en2fr, en2it, en2ja, en2ko, en2nl, en2ru, en2zh, es2en, fr2de, fr2en, it2en, ja2en, ko2en, nl2en, ru2en, zh2en

Happy translating!

Gmail Talk Update

Posted on December 6th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Google, Software/Hardware Reviews, Tech News | 3 Comments »

Rejoice, for gmail talk now includes aim functionality!
Sign into gmail, go to settings, chat, setup aim. Done!
That is all 😛 Quite a simple update hehe

Google Cheat sheet 1.06

Posted on August 14th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Downloads, Google | 2 Comments »

Yea…i dont know bout the 1.06 bit…but hey…its a google cheat sheet. Who needs more? And if its past 1.00, its all good 😉
Useful….and I do NOT think I need to explain more than that this little pdf will make lots of things you need to do with google so much easier. Of course…if you knew it already, itd be even easier.
Google Cheat Sheet

Gmail Storage Size Increase

Posted on August 14th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Google, Tech News | 1 Comment »

Every time i login to gmail, i look at my remaining storage, and think….omg….
I am currently at 93% usage….and lemme put it this way, i dont use gmail as online storage. Most of it….is email with text attachments o.O
While google’s deal this time is not the most um, attractive one that you can find online, atleast its an option.
From now on, you can buy extra storage space. Current rates are as follows:
6 GB ($20.00 per year)
25 GB ($75.00 per year)
100 GB ($250.00 per year)
250 GB ($500.00 per year)

Slightly pricey…so I’m holding off on this for now. However, at the launch of this service, it is rumored/with some evidence, that for 6 GB, the rate was $1. 🙁
Sadly…it is no longer.
You can view your current storage usage in your Account Panel
Which also has a link for upgrading storage.

Google News

Posted on August 8th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Google, Tech News | 3 Comments »

A bit of google news for us all.

Google Maps:
Most of us have used google maps for directions, and perhaps glanced at its time estimation. If my trip went anywhere near population…id double or add 20 minutes to the traveling time, for traffic, etc. Well….I have one less thing to do now 😛 Google now automatically adds in traffic estimations according to current conditions, etc. Maybe not exact…but, its better than nothing.

Google News:
Comments on Digg, comments on blogs, comments everywhere, and now…even news! Google News will now allow people to submit comments to news stories, provided their name, and a method of verification. The example given, was a flood. If you lived in the area where there was a flood, you could leave a comment on how conditions were there. If you were mentioned in the story, even better :P. I think its an interesting twist to normal news. Their launching it only on domestic sections atm, but will release it worldwide if it turns out promising.

Google, you disappoint me :'(

Posted on July 19th, 2007 in Dumb Things That Happen, Google, Tech News | Comments Off on Google, you disappoint me :'(

You know, google is probably one of the few companies, if not the only one, for whom 58% increase in revenue is a disappointment. Now, the increase was from 2.46 billion to 3.87 billion. Tell me, is a almost 1.5 billion dollar increase quite substantial enough? but no…google, you are sliding. You didnt make it a FOUR billion dollar increase >.<. How could you?!
Ya, ok, i’m going to stop that now, so yes, apparently this has “unnerved investors who were expecting another blowout quarter.” Compare this, with Yahoo’s. hey cool! only a 2% drop! woot!

AIM and…Google Earth?

Posted on April 30th, 2007 in Computer software/hardware, Downloads, Google, Science!, Tech News, Time Wasters | 12 Comments »

An interesting combination indeed….
the AIM (AOL Instant Messaging…) which quite a few people use, has been quite nice with their api’s. THe AIM host team has created a beta that displays aim conversations initiated in the last minute, in real time, in google earth. Crazy….
Its quite interesting, you can see webs stretching mainly from east to west coast of the US, with some from the east coast to the florida area. Other than that, they made a display of top aim fight users. Not much interesting stuff there, cept almost all of em are on the East coast 😛

Check it out, the IM Conversations one, i found very interesting. If you watch it a while, you can see rough shifting patterns. Now….if we ran it for a month…and captured the video…and fast forwarded it, that…would be cool. Check it out, and thank you, AIM host team 😀
Aim Google Earth Visualizations