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The making-of video for the Google Chrome speed tests. The actual videos are supposedly coming out tomorrow.

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link Real multitasking differences in Android and iPhone OS

If you’re in the mood for a long, detailed explanation of how the Android and iPhone operating systems differ, especially in how they handle multitasking, click away

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photo Map of the Apple-Google-Microsoft tech war.Infographic by Shane Snow for this Gizmodo article.
I like the graphic, my only note is that the newly-announced Apple GameCenter isn’t included, which is how Apple will compete directly against xBox Live.
Could the lines themselves have been used to communicate something, like line width to show strength or weakness in a category?

Map of the Apple-Google-Microsoft tech war.
Infographic by Shane Snow for this Gizmodo article.

I like the graphic, my only note is that the newly-announced Apple GameCenter isn’t included, which is how Apple will compete directly against xBox Live.

Could the lines themselves have been used to communicate something, like line width to show strength or weakness in a category?

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The Android Multitouch Dilemma

From this Nilay Patel Engadget article:

"…all this talk about Android and multitouch just reminds me of the endless bickering about the iPhone and copy-and-paste before iPhone OS 3.0 came out: it didn’t matter that the App Store was redefining mobile software sales or that the iPhone was turning into something much more than just a phone, because it lacked a single feature that everyone wanted. Every conversation about the iPhone involved at least some bitching about copy-and-paste with a side order of moaning about MMS, and it still hasn’t completely subsided. And now the exact same thing is happening with Android and multitouch, or "specific multitouch implementations," or whatever Google wants to call it. Pinchy-pinch. Squeezy-weezy. SuperTouch 3000. Guess what? It’s not in the platform by default, and everyone is constantly talking about it."
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photo Arguably, the new Google Browser Size tool is helpful for web designers.

Arguably, the new Google Browser Size tool is helpful for web designers.

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photo The Google suicide watch; an interesting-but-morbid way to use Google Trends.
Full blog from Loose Wire here.

The Google suicide watch; an interesting-but-morbid way to use Google Trends.

Full blog from Loose Wire here.

5 years ago

July 14, 2009
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photo Looking for your local Cougar, Yuppie or Sugar Daddy? Try TownMe.
More in this TechCrunch article.

Looking for your local Cougar, Yuppie or Sugar Daddy? Try TownMe.

More in this TechCrunch article.

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link Fake Steve Jobs on Chrome OS

marco:

It was hard to pick just one quote from this.

What the F is going on inside Google? How much more out of control and undisciplined can this place get? How many new damn operating systems are they going to create? They’ve already got Android, and nobody wants it. Now they’re going to make yet another operating system, this time out of a browser that nobody wants. What’s next? A Gmail-based operating system? A YouTube-based operating system? Honestly, Google, is there anyone in charge over there?

This article said everything so well that I don’t feel the need to write my own long post about it.

It’s not that I think Chrome OS is a terrible idea — although it’s certainly not the best use of Google’s time and focus — but that it’s completely overrated and being massively misreported by the press as being a serious competitor or threat to Windows and OS X, which is about as accurate as saying that a RAZR is a serious competitor to a laptop.

5 years ago

July 9, 2009
reblogged via marco
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link Google Apps No Longer Free? (ahem, Gmail?)

Big move from Google! Targeting business users, their “Apps” suite is now $50/year after a 30-day trial. You can see the updated Google Apps page here.

Apparently there are still ways to get certain things for free, but you have to know where to find the links. Existing Gmail accounts appear safe for now, but any businesses that have come to rely on their apps will now have to pay up.

Main article from TechCrunch.

UPDATE 7/7/09 4pm:

Google has replaced the Standerd (free) Edition link to the Google Apps page, saying it was an inadvertent drop among some layout design testing.

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Official video from Google with the introduction of Google Wave

5 years ago

May 29, 2009
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photo Google Chrome v.2 browser is out now for Windows.
Where’s my Mac or Linux version though, Goog?

Google Chrome v.2 browser is out now for Windows.

Where’s my Mac or Linux version though, Goog?

5 years ago

May 22, 2009
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link Switching to Gmail is now much easier

You can now easily transfer all the messages in your Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL or many other webmail accounts to Gmail using their new importer tool.

5 years ago

May 14, 2009
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photo Google’s 70-20-10 Core-to-Shell business breakdown.
More info and the story of Google’s FAIL in radio in this WSJ article.

Google’s 70-20-10 Core-to-Shell business breakdown.

More info and the story of Google’s FAIL in radio in this WSJ article.

5 years ago

May 12, 2009
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