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Thursday: September 24, 2009

New Google tools allows you to footnote any website.New Google tools allows you to footnote any website.

Sidewiki appears as a field on the left hand side of the browser, where users can post contextual commentary. If it's a site paraphrasing a piece of literature and a user happens to have a link to the full text, it can be added there.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | google | comments | footnotes | webistes | sidewiki | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.

This free plugin from Google will allow you to turn your version of IE into Google Chrome complete with all of today's great open web technologies. Bravo Google, bravo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | chrome | frame | internetexplorer | browser | plugin | html5 | canvas | google | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 22, 2009

A nifty tutorial on how to get Google Analytics to stop tracking your own visits.A nifty tutorial on how to get Google Analytics to stop tracking your own visits.

This should be quite handy for my fellow web development nerds out there who happen to rely on Google Analytics. I'm expecting GLM's traffic to decrease heavily once I stop visiting it regularly.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:36 AM | Tags (6) | google | analytics | developers | designers | javascript | onload |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 26 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Google decides to up and acquire reCAPTCHA.Google decides to up and acquire reCAPTCHA.

When asked whether reCAPTCHA was being used for Google's book digitization efforts, von Ahn responded 'Not until now.' Still, it's a natural fit, given that Google will happily consume both services provided by reCAPTCHA.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:57 AM | Tags (8) | google | recaptcha | digitizaion | services | captcha | books | verification | ocr |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Google Chrome 3.0 now available for download.Google Chrome 3.0 now available for download.

New version supports some much needed themes and customization. So long, hideous bright blue tab bar!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 12:56 PM | Tags (6) | google | chrome | themes | browser | web | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.

From a UI point of view that sure is a lot of visual information to take in at once. Also, it's interesting that the links don't end up back to the source publication but rather a larger screenshot on Google - most of the time without advertising (source article is now two clicks away).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | ads | fastflip | google | interface | news | reading | screenshots | ui |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.

Awww, it's so cute when they remove potential personal information from captured images!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:55 PM | Tags (6) | cute | google | japan | overload | privacy | streetview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.

A great writeup for those of us who use GMail quite extensively and cried during the last outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | gmail | outage | alternative | methods | mail | email | google | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.

Google hopes to have a viable technology to show internally in a couple of months, Weihl said. It will need to do accelerated testing to show the impact of decades of wear on the new mirrors in desert conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | google | solar | mirrors | energy | cheaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.

More worrisome, in Amazon's view, is that the Registry will bring disparate publishers and rightsholders together under a single umbrella, essentially forming a pricing cartel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | deals | google | plan | copyright | publishers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Google adds suggest functionality to their news portal.Google adds suggest functionality to their news portal.

It functions exactly how would you'd expect it to work. Neato.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:15 AM | Tags (4) | google | news | portal | suggest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten tips for using Google Chrome that you may not have previously known about.Ten tips for using Google Chrome that you may not have previously known about.

Covers a variety of fun Chrome tips and tricks ranging from tab and window restoration to searching specific sites using the 'omnibox' (which is actually kinda cool).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | chrome | google | tips | tricks | eweek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Google Adsense to finally let you choose different font faces for ads.Google Adsense to finally let you choose different font faces for ads.

You'll now be able to choose from Verdana, Times New Roman AND Arial. Goodie!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:11 AM | Tags (5) | ads | adsense | design | fonts | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Everything you want to know about Google Caffeine.Everything you want to know about Google Caffeine.

Yes, there's even a link to try out the new Google which happens to look a lot like the old Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | caffeine | search | redesign | retool | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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