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Google is getting bigger

September 10th, 2009 4 comments

Everyone knows that Google is growing bigger every day. Recently Google web page’s text box also grown bigger.

As part of Google UI changes, Google increased the width of the search box in the search page.

The below screen-cast is showing Google.co.uk and Google.com sites where you can visualise the difference.

It’s grown bigger; isn’t it?

Update: Google’s official announcement on the change

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Random YouTube tips

August 23rd, 2009 No comments

YouTube Watching YouTube videos are always fun. Here are some random tips that will give you a better YouTube experience.

You could see the HQ button on the  player that toggles the video quality between Normal and High quality.

Youtube-High-Quality-Videos

Login to YouTube, which is pre-requisite for this tip, and go select Account->Playback Setup. You will get the following page.

Youtube-Playback-Settings

Based on the your Internet speed you can default the video playback quality to either Normal or High. If you are not sure of your Internet speed, then you can leave this with YouTube to select the playback quality.

In the same page, you can also find the option to turn-of annotations permanently for all videos. I would personally suggest to turnoff annotations, because most of the annotations in YouTube videos are useless; also distract the video playback.

Select your preferences and click on Save Changes.

Enjoy watching YouTube videos!

Google latitude for iPhone

July 25th, 2009 No comments

Google latitude is a fun feature to share the location with friends. This feature was not released for iPhone users by Google for a long time.

Google Latitude for iPhone

Google Latitude for iPhone

Now users can avail Google Latitude on their iPhone. However, this has not been released as part of Google Apps application. User should visit google.com/latitude in iPhone Safari browser.

Here is an video that provides some useful tips on How to protect your privacy on Google latitude. Have fun!

Better search experience with Google Options

May 13th, 2009 1 comment

Google’s Search options let you slice and dice your search results, explore your search and generate different views of your results page to more easily and quickly find what you need.

The video below is an introduction to Google Options.

All GMail emoticons in single mail

May 2nd, 2009 6 comments

GMail recently introduced Extra Emoticons through GMail Lab. You can use all the following emoticons now. Have fun!

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Send mails with lots of emoticons

April 30th, 2009 5 comments

Are you the one who often use emoticons in your mails? Then you have a great news today from GMail Labs.

Google introduced emoticons on October 2008 through Gmail Labs.

A new release in GMail labs, Extra Emoji, showered with a lots of emoticons.

Below is the list of emoticons released by Extra Emoji.

Using emoticons in mails are always fun and makes the mail better in terms of look and feel.

Enable Extra Emoji from GMail Labs and Have fun!

How to format the text in GTalk?

April 14th, 2009 3 comments

Format text in GTalk

If you are a GTalk user, then you would definitely love these tips.

You can format text in GTalk regardless of the fact that it has no format buttons.

Type *BOLD TEXT* to get BOLD TEXT

Type _ITALIC TEXT_ to get ITALIC TEXT

Type ^capital blue color^ to get CAPITAL BLUE COLOR (works only with iGoogle Google Talk chat gadget)

Have a nice experience in GTalk!