Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS:
Google gets into the OS market…..interesting
“Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.”
(Get all the info HERE.)
Boy Genius Report has a fun Easter Egg for the New Year!
“Everyone loves a good Easter Egg and it looks like Google decided to add a few little treats to one of its iPhone apps. The Google Mobile App has some hidden menus that allow you to access a few fairly useless but entertaining features. It takes some perseverance but if you continue to swipe upward on the ‘About’ screen, a new menu item ‘Bells and Whistles’ will appear. Click on the new ‘Bells and Whistles’ menu and you will be able to change the color of the application, change the default sound to a monkey or a chicken, select a waveform to appear when you talk and set the option to open links within the application (the one useful feature). Enjoy!”
Very Funny, way to go Google Geeks!
(Via boygeniusreport )
VentureBeat is reporting:
“Google officially announced that its web browser, Google Chrome, has left beta testing status behind today. That’s great news, the browser is amazing. But there’s a problem — it still only runs on Windows. As a Mac user, I decided to ask if Chrome leaving beta for Windows meant that a Mac beta version is near.
‘We release early and often and while we are working hard on the Linux and Mac versions, the Windows version is ready so we want to get it to users as soon as possible,’ a Google spokesperson told me.
A fairly typical non-answer answer, so I decided to dig deeper.
Since Google announced its intentions to bring Chrome to the Mac on the Google Mac Blog, it has set up a download placeholder screen for the Mac version of Chrome. It features the Chrome logo with a black and purple space background. Users of OS X 10.5 ‘Leopard’ will recognize this as the default wallpaper and box art for the OS. From this page you can also sign up to be notified when Chrome for the Mac is released (you could do this before on a different page).”
So we wait…….
(Read Full article HERE)
The Google Mobile App from, you guessed it, Google, now comes with Voice Search. You just speak what you want instead of typing…cool huh?
It has lots of other Google goodness as well.
It’s FREE – Go get it HERE
Google Video chat, cool!
CNET is reporting:
“Google is rolling out video and voice capabilities for the chat function that is embedded in the Gmail interface. It’s a bare-bones voice and video-conferencing service, but it’s simple to install and use and is a very good addition to Gmail.”
(Via cnet )
We have all been there, back in the day it was called drunk dialing, now it’s drunk e-mailing. Well our friends at Google realized there was a problem and provided a solution – Mail Goggles!
“When you enable Mail Goggles, it will check that you’re really sure you want to send that late night Friday email. And what better way to check than by making you solve a few simple math problems after you click send to verify you’re in the right state of mind?
By default, Mail Goggles is only active late night on the weekend as that is the time you’re most likely to need it. Once enabled, you can adjust when it’s active in the General settings.”
Thank you Google! My boss thanks you, my old friends thank you and all those ex-girlfriends do too.
A fun view of the new “iPhone Killer” from Joy of Tech –
See it HERE
Google’s own Blog is reporting what the geek blogosphere has been buzzing about – Google Chrome!
“So why are we launching Google Chrome? Because we believe we can add value for users and, at the same time, help drive innovation on the web.”
Awww, them googlers always have a great quote!
Get all the info HERE
Wow, this is very cool and handy! Now in Russian – Ого, это очень круто и удобно!
Google Translate helps you when your traveling, on your iPhone – Go to Google.com/m – click on More and then click Translate!
Or if you need to translate a word, phrase or paragraph at your desk – Click HERE
It can translate back and fourth in 24 languages!
There’s a new Search engine in town and it’s name is Cuil – pronounced “cool.”- launched today with 120 billion web pages – more than or any other search engine including Google.
Team Cuil consists of 3 ex-Google big wigs that wanted to make a better search engine.
Google is HUGE and I’m sure is not too worried but it is nice to have a choice!
Try it yourself: http://www.cuil.com/