December 29, 2008
The relevance permits users to virtually plummet into Google's fashionable Maps feature and travel around at street level. It utilizes millions of 3D photographs to give users a 360 degree horizontal and 290 degree vertical view of their location. The feature was launched in May 2007, when major US cities including New York City, Miami and Las Vegas were available for investigation.
Since then, more US sites have been added as well as cities in Australia, Japan, France, Spain and Italy.London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh will join the list by the spring, according to The Independent. The progress is likely to re-open a discuss over the application's implications for the privacy of people and the security of their assets.
International Privacy, pressure group of British, said it believed that the technology violated data protection laws and that it would consider referring the case to the Information Commissioner.
Google has guaranteed to ambiguous the faces of any people in Britain photographed by its vehicles, as it has done in other cities. Imagery of this manner is available in a spacious range of arrangements for cities all around the world. We are dedicated to respecting local laws and norms in each country in which we launch Street View.
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December 26, 2008
Google Scholar is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the complete text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing configures and regulations. Released in beta in November 2004, the Google Scholar index includes most peer-reviewed online journals of the world's biggest systematic publishers.
It is also related to the subscription-based tools.Google Scholar however claims to cover more websites, journal sources and languages Its advertising slogan "Stand on the shoulders of giants" â€" is a nod to the scholars who have contributed to their fields over the centuries, providing the foundation for new intellectual achievements.
Google Scholar provides a easy way to mostly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Google Scholar helps you identify the most relevant research across the world of scholarly research.
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December 22, 2008
Google Moderator, which launched on September 24, 2008, a simple tool that helps groups resolve which questions should be asked at all hands meetings, conferences, Q&A sessions, etc. The idea is that there are always lots of good questions to ask in a limited period of time, but its hard to recognize which questions the attendees are most attracted in hearing discussed. Moderator lets users add questions and vote on the questions of others, so the emulsion rises to the top.
"I premeditated a tool in my 20% time that would permit anyone attending a tech talk to propose a question, and then confer other participants a way to make your choice on whether or not that inquiry should be asked. This way, the most popular and pertinent questions would rise to the top so that the presenter or the moderator of an occasion could run the conversation more efficiently and in apparent manner.
The tool, which we internally called "Dory" after our favorite question-asking fish in Finding Nemo, quickly grew to other parts of Google including our weekly all-hands company meeting, as well as for our series of talks led by political candidates or distinguished authors".
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December 17, 2008
Google being one of the World's most important Internet service providers is coming up with new purposes and ways to go forward on the services it can present its millions of worldwide customers via its email accounts otherwise known as Gmail or Google Mail.Now it has appear up with two more vital and brilliant mechanism which are namely video and phone chat which makes it much more appetizing and thrilling for Gmail users to inter act with friends, business followers and other Loved Ones using Gmail as their email interface.
Once you attach a webcam and web browser plug in, you are well on your way to communicating with others on a more complicated level using Google's latest additions.This will really be a more cost effective way for businesses to expand and even train members in many locations worldwide which will show precious tool for Google Apps and Gmail users on the whole. With other great features like Google Docs and Calendar, Gmail is now leaving to be an even remote brighter Player in the Email sight at huge.
To utilize these new features is so simple, you just open the Gmail chat window and then you will be invited to click on the 'OPTIONS' menu and there you will be able to choose the "Add voice/video chat." Feature where they will be requested to install the 2MB plug-in which will enable you to use this facility which is now going to be very similar to that which Skype users are familiar with.
When you decide to re open the Gmail Chat Window it will show the options as Video and More which means all you will have to do now is click the 'start video chat' trait which will allow you to go on board on either some deep chit chat with Loved ones far away or some great business opportunity that you may want to share with a Friend. Whatever your preferences are, Gmail will be charming your communication skills to another platform that will boost your day to day conversation activities and also add more comfort to long distance relationships.
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December 15, 2008
Google for expanding Gmail application Friday by adding the ability to view Adobe PDF files in the Web mail application. Now you'll observe a new View link next to PDF attachments you receive in Gmail. Click this link and the PDF opens inside the browser.Sound recognizable? It should if you're a Google Docs user.
Google already additional this PDF View link to Google Docs last June. As Webware's Josh Lowensohn notes, the option to open up PDFs as HTML pages directly from the message is gone, but users can still analysis in plain HTML from a link at the top of the new viewer, and download PDFs while offline through the Download link net to the View Link.
PDF reading, unlike the voice and video chat Google launched in Gmail last month, is itself not a huge treaty. But it points to a more important trend that bears watching: The development of Gmail as your one-stop UCC (unified communications and collaboration) hub.Google recognizes that it is important to hold popular file format technologies, even from rivals such as Adobe and Microsoft, to please Gmail users looking to share information.
Moreover, as an unknown in UCC, it is also present on Google to maintain to add skin that will keep users within Gmail and the other Google Apps, such as Docs. PDF viewing is such a utility. From small features such as PDF viewing and task manager, to more important tools like voice and video chat and SMS chat, 2008 may well be remembered as the year Google sincerely began its stealth attack on the UCC technology stockpiles of Microsoft, IBM and Cisco -- with Gmail no less.
Who would have thought that would be the case when Google began innocently inviting certain people to Gmail 5 years ago? It's clear that just as e-mail is the hub for social networking, it's become the hub for UCC, at least for Web services providers like Google.It will be interesting to see how Google continues along this path in 2009, and even more fun to chronicle.
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December 11, 2008
In the past few months, the Gmail Labs team has been busy progressing out new features for Google's email service, the newest of which gives users a serving hand by keeping a to-do list. Gmail tasks are easy to use, and in just a few clicks users can enter a task, save it and start over again.All they have to do is login, access their Gmail Settings, enable the Tasks option and save the changes. This will add the Tasks option beneath the Contacts link, and clicking it will open a window related to the chat window.
Furthermore, users will also be able to translate emails into tasks, by simply accessing the More Actions feature, and the Add to Tasks option. For users who are keen on using keyboard shortcuts, they can also enable the keyboard shortcuts option from Settings. To access To-Do List We can use 'shift + t' as shortcut.Tasks is Google's way of production it easy for users to keep follow of what they want to do, or of what they've previously done, and it most surely answers the prayers of a lot of Gmail users.
Enabling tasks for Gmail is just one of the things Gmail Labs has been hectic working on lately. Other features, such as Voice and Video Chat, but also Calendar and Docs, have also been added as a result of user command.While some of these features are still beta and need some further adjustments, it seems Gmail is working hard on improving its popularity and on making the user experience more dynamic, and more personalized.
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December 8, 2008
If you expect your Gmail to inform an email received in your inbox without opening the web browser, then here is a way out from Google. The company has announced the much-anticipated discharge of a desktop gadget for windows. The desktop-based application gadget permits Gmail users to check their Gmail on desktop without logging into email client and can access the same by way of a small window on their computer desktop.
Google says, "You'll see that it covers the fundamentals such as reading, searching, and sending messages. You can star messages, employ the same keyboard shortcuts, and we didn't fail to remember about contact auto-complete. It doesn't take up great space in your sidebar or desktop, and can also resize it to show as few or as a lot of messages as you'd like".
James Yum, who is a developer programs engineer, Google Desktop says, "When I'm at work, I keep two cases of the gadget open: one logged into my personal Gmail account and the other set to my Google Apps account for work connected stuff. Instead of getting lost in a sea of tabs or browser windows, I can broach the gadgets in an instant".
The Gmail gadget proffers the same keyboard shortcuts that web-based Gmail provides and presently works with the newest release of Google Desktop for Windows. It was a long time coming, but Google is lastly ready to bring Gmail to your desktop: The Company at present announced the much-anticipated release of a desktop gadget for windows that lets users carry out basic e-mail functions from the ease of their Windows desktop.
The app is a plug in for Google Desktop. It facilitates the reading, searching, starring, and sending of messages. The app also employs keyboard shortcuts and contact autocomplete. People who are interested can download the app from Google's site. No word yet on a Mac version. On the Google Desktop gadgets team, we've seen myriad requests for a Gmail gadget over the years. That gadget is lastly here, so if you've got Google Desktop for Windows, give it an endeavor.
You'll see that it covers the fundamentals such as reading, searching, and sending messages. You can star messages, use the unchanged keyboard shortcuts, and we remember about contact auto-complete. It doesn't take up much gap in your sidebar or desktop, and you can also resize it to show as few or as a lot of messages as you'd like.
When I'm at work, I always keep two points of the gadget open: One logged into my personal Gmail account and the other set to my Google Apps account for work associated stuff. Instead of getting vanished in a sea of tabs or browser windows, I can bring up the gadgets on the spot.(Hint: pressing the shift key two times brings up all your unseen Desktop gadgets). The Gmail gadget at present works with the most recent release of Google Desktop for Windows. Try it out and see.
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