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Google Graphs!

Posted: December 6, 2011 in Just Out!
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Another new feature added to the Google search engine… graphs!


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Google Goes Social

Posted: July 6, 2011 in Just Out!
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Google+

Ok, so I know that I often post about Google products. I admit that I have been a Google fan since day 1, and the folks at Google have managed to keep me this way until now.

For those of you who have not heard yet, Google has launched its own social network Google+, in a very blatant move to compete with Facebook. While Google+ is still in trial mode (it is not open to the public yet, and joining is invitation-based), it has already started to gain momentum and receive praise for its many features. In this post, I’ll try to go over some of these features, and compare them with equivalent or similar features in facebook.
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Gmail has been the favorite email for many people in the last few years, mainly because of its many features that were unrivaled by its competitors. These features included:
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Google strikes again!!

The folks at Google just rolled out yet another application that tackles an area previously dominated by Twitter and Facebook: Microblogging! Microblogging is posting small entries that usually consist of nothing but a short sentence fragment, or an image or embedded video. This is commonly known as “tweeting” for those who use Twitter (except that Twitter only allows text and URLs – no images or videos). The same concept is found in Facebook where users post status updates, images, videos and links.
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Many of us have heard about the new search engine Wolfram Alpha (made by the same folks who are behind Mathematica, the computational software used in mathematical, engineering, and scientific fields). The new search engine only came online yesterday, but has been hyped up for quite a while now. Even before it was open for the public, some people called it “the Google Killer”, even without using it themselves, but only based on some articles and demonstrative preview videos released by the developers.
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For those, like me, who love free software (who doesn’t?), it can be hard sometimes finding a good piece of software that does a certain task, especially since these freeware products appear and disappear all the time. This is one scenario that has happened to me personally too many times: I find a nice freeware program, and I use it for a long time. Then at some point, I recommend it to someone, only to find that it has now become a commercial software (and not free anymore), so I have to go and try to find a good freeware product to replace it. If this has ever happened to you, then you know what I mean. (more…)

Google Maps strikes again!!!

Another newly added feature to the already amazing Google maps. Google Maps has teamed up with The Weather Channel to offer a new My Maps overlay of current weather conditions and forecasts. You can see different overlays (like clouds and radar), in addition to temperature and weather conditions at different points of interest. All you have to do is go to Google Maps, click the My Maps tab, and enable The Weather Channel from the list of maps.