Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Google Wave: Export Multiple Wave!

Coleman, (Google Wave Team) says

We recently made it possible to export a single wave as a Zip file. Now, you can now also select up to 10 waves in your search panel and download them all together as a set of PDFs.

We hope this feature proves a useful way of saving the information that you have in waves. For more information on it, please visit the help center article.

In addition, we're working on ways for you to access waves through Google Docs and as we announced back in August, we'll continue to keep wave.google.com running at least through the end of the year.

Happy exporting!

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Now you can add Optional attendees in Google Calendar

Time is one of our most precious resources. Despite their necessity, meetings tend to vary in importance for different attendees. John might be really interested in his team's weekly meeting, whereas Jane, who is working on a unrelated project, may want to skip it.

Guests' roles in meetings tend to vary as well. Some people have to be there to lead the meeting or help make decisions, whereas others are gathering information they may be able to digest just as well via the notes. Without knowing which attendees are crucial and which are optional, it can be difficult to know which meetings you really need to attend.

That's where Google Calendar's new "Optional attendees" feature comes in. With a couple clicks, you can openly communicate the importance of a meeting for each attendee. Click on the "Make some attendees optional link" above the guest list and then toggle the role of each attendee by clicking the icon next to his or her name. So far, this feature has helped us more effectively manage our own time on the Calendar team — we hope it does the same for you.

source: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/optional-attendees-in-google-calendar.html

Friday, November 26, 2010

New Google Product Icons! Looks good!

The icons from google for the new products. just take a look you will love it :)


Icons include Adsense, Direction Search, Goog411, Map Maker, Open Source Programs, Site Search, Mobile App,
Search for Mobile, Maps for Mobile, Earth, Interactive Media Ad, Drawings, Spreadsheets, Presentations & More.

Link to this image  |  Download File (ZIP download, 2.4 MB)

This image is originally taken from deviantart.com by (and thanks to) Carlosj

Friday, November 19, 2010

Best of Google TV

Hello Google TV fans! Today we're introducing our "Best of Google TV" series, a set of posts about our favorite things to do and watch on Google TV. Check back in weekly or sign up for our email list to catch these as soon as they are posted.

In the Spotlight
Here are some new websites that have been optimized for Google TV. If you have a device, you can try them out in the Spotlight gallery linked from your Home Screen.
  1. Chow - Learn how to become a better chef with these smart cooking tips.
  2. CNET - Watch reviews of all the latest gadgets and tech sites.
  3. Vimeo - Kick back and enjoy your videos in stunning high quality.
  4. PBS Kids - Watch videos of shows like Curious George and Dinosaur Train!
  5. Flixster - Catch the latest Rotten Tomatoes movie reviews, watch trailers, and get showtimes.
Team Picks
A list of our favorite websites, Spotlight sites, apps, and/or interesting features within Google TV.
  1. Net-A-Porter.com - "A place where I can watch runway videos and shop for the outfits at the same time." - Gina
  2. ESPN.com - "I can put the game in dual view and use the larger part of the screen to check my fantasy stats online." - A.K.
  3. SesameStreet.org - "My son will not watch Sesame Street, but he LOVES Elmo. With the
    Sesame Street website, I can create a playlist of Elmo-only videos and
    keep my son entertained for hours on end."
    - Rishi
  4. TED.com - "A place where I get inspired." - Dean
  5. Tumblr.com - "I love to follow all of my friends' latest blog posts here. The TV experience makes it so much easier to browse them all on one screen." - Brittany
We hope you enjoyed this week's picks! Please post your thoughts in the comments, or send us a reply on Twitter or Facebook. If you're a developer and want to submit your TV-optimized site for inclusion in a future post, please do so here (a Google Account is required).

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Google TV - 10 Highlights you should know!

Daniel Pickens-Jones, (Consumer Operations Associate) say's

1. Search using the Quick Search Box
Quick Search Box (QSB) makes scrolling through channels a thing of the past. Press the search key and harness Google's search power to
discover TV offerings and web content. Navigate anywhere you want to go-- type in a URL in to surf the web, or type in a channel name to go
there instantly. With the QSB, you can:

  • Quickly search for online videos. Try typing "Lady Gaga" to find a music video.
  • Navigate to all of your favorite websites. Try typing "YouTube.com."
  • Easily find your favorite TV shows. Try typing in the name of a series like "The Office" or "Colbert Report" and view the series results page to
    see where you can find episodes across TV, the web and apps. Click on an episode and watch directly from Amazon Video On Demand®.
  • Surf directly to a channel by typing its name. Try typing "CNN."
  • Search the web. Try typing "Google TV" and selecting "Search the web."

2. Discover something new with Spotlight
Home Screen > Spotlight

Google TV Spotlight features websites that have been optimized for viewing on Google TV. Use the Spotlight folder for quick access to great content
on the web, including streaming music videos on VEVO®, cooking tips on CHOW®
TV and illustrated children's books on MeeGenius!®.
Click the link icon to open the website in Google Chrome, or click on "All Sites" to view the full selection of websites optimized for TV viewing.

3. View a photo slide show using Google Gallery
Home Screen > Applications > Gallery

No more crowding around the computer screen to see your vacation pictures:
Google Gallery lets you easily view photos on your TV screen. View photo albums uploaded to your Picasa account, or simply plug a USB storage drive directly into your Google TV device.

4. Explore apps
Home Screen > Applications > NBA Game Time
Home Screen > Applications > CNBC Real-Time

Check out NBA® Game Time to view game information, standings and high-definition video highlights from the current NBA® season. When the game's on, press the Dual View button to watch in a picture-in-picture box while you check scores or stats in NBA® Game Time-- and don't miss a moment of the action! Or try out CNBC® Real-Time, where you can keep track of a customizable list of stock quotes while watching video clips on hot topics in the world of finance. Expect many more applications after we open the Android Market on Google TV in early 2011.

5. Subscribe to an audio or video podcast using Google Queue
Home screen > Google Queue

Google Queue keeps track of all your favorite online series, podcasts, recorded video and RSS feeds. Browse, search for and subscribe to new
video and audio podcasts in Queue, or use press the
Bookmark (Star) button while browsing to add a video or website to your Queue to view
later. Your Queue will automatically update with new content from your subscriptions, so you won't miss an episode of Jake and Amir or an
update from NPR's Talk of the Nation. Try out something new, like a high-definition underwater video podcast from Marine Channel HD.

Check out our Google Queue tutorial video

6. Find out What's On-- the simpler way
Home screen > What's On

You're in the mood for a comedy show, but don't want to waste time scrolling through an endless list of channels. Navigate to "What's On" and click
Comedy to see what shows are playing now and how much longer they'll be on, as well as what shows are coming up in the next few minutes. Browse Movies, News and information, Sports, Home and garden, Reality and game shows and many more categories.

7. Watch videos on YouTube Leanback
Home screen > Spotlight > YouTube Leanback

Not sure what to watch? Let YouTube entertain you! Leanback selects videos based on your YouTube viewing preferences and plays them in full-screen high definition-- just like watching TV. Leanback's interface lets you easily browse or skip ahead in your video queue, and pressing the Down arrow will allow you to rewind, fast-forward or open the video in the YouTube.com website. Press the Up arrow or start typing at any time to search YouTube for something different.

8. Stream a movie
Home Screen > Spotlight > Amazon Video on Demand
Home Screen > Applications > Netflix

Visit the Amazon Video On Demand® service to stream top movies and TV shows directly to your  TV. Browse a wide selection of premium content
offerings and only pay for the movies and TV shows you want to watch. If you're a Netflix® subscriber, use the Netflix® app to access your
Instant View queue.

9. Coming soon: Use your phone as a remote

No more fighting over the remote! Control your Google TV device from your Android phone or iPhone.

10. Multitask!

Use the Pandora® or Napster® app to create a soundtrack for your photo albums in Gallery, or to listen to music while browsing the web. Use Dual View to check player stats online while you watch football, or update your friends on Twitter® while the news is on. Be creative! More apps are coming soon, and as Google TV continues to grow, the possibilities will multiply.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Google's approach to Email. I LUV IT

If you visited the Gmail log-in page recently, you may have noticed that things looked a wee bit different. We decided to give this page a bit of a facelift and updated a few of Gmail's other pages while we were at it. Our goal was to keep a familiar look while freshening up the graphics and trimming down the text (we cut out over 250 words in the process).

Here's a before & after of the log-in page:

We also updated the Gmail logo, brightening the colors and making it more in line with the latest Google logo:

source http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/gmail-homepage-makeover.html

Thursday, November 11, 2010

New Iconic look of Gmail! Cool!

This morning (11 November) when i goto gmail.com i got surprise. yes the new icons are looks cool. gmail also add icons like Facebook, Twitter & Blogger. check the screenshot of gmail.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Backup Your Waves

We're dedicated to giving you better access to the information you currently have in Google's Wave servers. We aim to provide multiple ways to let you export and migrate that information, and we have some updates for you in this blog post.

Today, we're announcing a feature that lets you download your Google Wave content as a Zip file. Within any wave, you can now select "Export" which will let you save your current view of the wave, plus any attachments that have been added along the way. We hope this feature proves a useful way of sharing the information that you have in waves. For more information on it, please visit this help center article.

This feature is useful if you have a few waves that you want to export. We are aiming to have a export method for those that have a lot of waves, and will let you know when that's available.

As we announced back in August, we'll continue to keep wave.google.com running at least through the end of the year. In addition, we're working on ways for you to access waves through Google Docs and we hope to share more on our progress soon.

Lastly, if you are interested in developing on the Wave codebase or running your own Wave server to host your waves, check out our developer blog post about the Wave in a Box project.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

The power of Google Instant, now in your pocket

Steve Kanefsky, (Software Engineer) Say's

Google Instant makes search faster by displaying not just predictions but actual search results as you type. This saves valuable time on a desktop browser, but wouldn’t it be great to have Google Instant on mobile devices, where each keystroke and page load is much slower and you frequently have just a moment to find the information you need?

In September we announced that we were working to bring Google Instant to mobile, and today we’re making a beta version available to most iPhone and Android devices in the U.S. To try it out, go to google.com in your phone’s browser and tap the Google Instant “Turn on” link beneath the search box (if you don’t see the “Turn on” link, try waiting a moment and then refresh the page).

Like the desktop version of Google Instant, when you type on your mobile device you’ll see predictions of what you might be searching for. If you type [anse], for example, you should see [ansel adams] along with other predictions. Results for the first prediction appear automatically, and tapping on the other predictions will display those results. Pressing the enter key or the search button skips the predictions and will display results for exactly what you’ve typed. Check out our demo video:

With Google Instant on mobile, we’re pushing the limits of mobile browsers and wireless networks. You will probably notice a big improvement in speed when you search thanks to a new AJAX and HTML5 implementation for mobile that dynamically updates the page with new results and eliminates the need to load a new page for each query.

Google Instant for mobile works best on 3G and WiFi networks, but since the quality of any wireless connection can fluctuate, we’ve made it easy to enable or disable Google Instant without ever leaving the page. Just tap the “Turn on” or “Turn off” link.

We hope you’ll enjoy using Google Instant for mobile as much as we enjoyed making it. It’s currently available for Android 2.2 (“Froyo”) devices and iPhones and iPods running iOS 4 in the U.S. in English. We’re working to support additional countries and languages and more devices in the coming months, so stay tuned.

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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Notes for Google TV Giveaway!

Amanda Surya, (Google TV Developer Relations Team) Says

Last week we announced that we'd be giving out 10,000 Google TV devices over the course of the next several weeks. As part of those efforts, today we sent an email to thousands of U.S.-based web developers in the Google Code community to offer them a free device. This program, combined with last week's Adobe MAX Conference giveaway and our Google TV Giveaway Contest for Web Developers, is going to allow us to realize our goal of getting these devices into the hands of web developers so they can start building optimized websites for TV.

We're also excited to share that our Google TV Giveaway for Web Developers had an overwhelming number of entires prior to last night's contest expiration and we'll be reaching out to notify winners soon.

Thanks for your continued interest and support of Google TV.

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Four New Themes! i love it!

Manu: Hey, how would you fancy some new Gmail themes?
Jake: Sure, I would love that! How usable are they?
Manu: Huh, usable? Well, there's a flishy-flashy theme that blinks every...
Jake: What? I don't want things to flash, I want to read my email.
Manu: No? Well then, what about this fluorescent pink theme that will make your screen look very special when your friends are looking at...
Jake: No pink please!
Manu: Oh. Then maybe this hyper dynamic and playful theme that makes all links on the page jump away each time you try to click on...
Jake: Are you insane? Please, just give me something usable. If I want flashy game-like graphics, I can use High Score. If I want something dapper for my friends to look at, I can use Shiny. If I want cartoon characters hanging out here and there in my Gmail, I can use Zoozimps. I just want something dead simple.
Manu: What about stripping the Gmail interface to the bare bones, like these two new themes, Basic Black and Basic White?

Jake: That's better. The dark one may be good for my eyes.
Manu: Great! Do you have an Android phone?
Jake: Yes.
Manu: Then you may like this Android theme too. How about that?

Jake: Nice! Some graphics but still subtle. Give me more.
Manu: Relaxing tree tops? This one ain't blinking.

Jake: Not bad! What about something that would feel more handmade?
Manu: You're in luck, sir. I have this cool Marker theme in store for you. Very unprofessional.

Jake: Nice — I'm gonna stick with this one for now.
Manu: Good choice! See you next time for some more.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Its Halloween from orkut!

Natália Gerassi, (orkut operations team) say's

Boo! We've been getting some strange reports recently. Bat sightings, ghosts appearing out of thin air, wolves howling in the night. Oh, and don't even get us started on the number of zombies that have been seen lurching around. Even the orkut logo seems to have gone through a transformation:

Without a doubt, there's something spooky in the air on orkut. Before you get scared, remember that today is Halloween, one of the funniest holidays in the U.S. calendar and many other countries around the world. Millions of people, both children and adults, dress up in their best costumes (the scarier the better), decorate their houses and head outside for some trick-or-treating or a plain old-fashioned costume party.

To join the fun, you don't even need to come up with a costume. Just decorate your orkut profile with a theme or background color. Black and orange are the official Halloween colors in case you're looking for some inspiration.

And here's another tip: You can also create a new cool scary profile picture using Picnik, Google's free online photo editor.

Hope you all have a hair-raising holiday!

recent gmail blog update: http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/gmail-in-mobile-safari-now-even-more.html

New Interface for Feedburner!

Do you hate delays? Do you think being told to "Please wait..." by websites, cash machines, call centers, and the doughnut stand drive-thru guy in the year 2010 is a sure sign modern living isn't quite meeting our collective expectations as a planet?

Good news! Today, we will be rolling out a new, experimental interface for Google FeedBurner. The real story is what's new under the hood, however: the new interface provides real time stats for clicks, views, and podcast downloads, which means you can start seeing what content is drawing traffic from feed readers, Twitter, and other syndicated sources as it happens.

Additionally, if you use the FeedBurner Socialize service, and your platform uses PubSubHubbub or you ping us when you post, you can for the first time get stats on how much traffic your feed items are receiving from Twitter, as well as feed reading platforms like Google Reader in one place. Again, all within seconds of posting your content. Ping? Pong! Yep. That fast.

Your subscriber and reach numbers are still calculated based on a whole day's worth of requests, and are based on the traffic you received yesterday and before; but your item stats reflect the traffic you are receiving right now.

You can access the new interface by visiting http://feedburner.google.com/gfb/ or logging into feedburner.google.com and then clicking on the "Try out the NEW (beta) version!" link at the top.

The best way to see these real time features is to publish a new post and then switch to the "Last two hours" view to begin seeing updates.

To access feed management or previous analytics functionality, you can continue using the original interface at feedburner.google.com.

In the new interface, we are focusing on two things: our new real-time stats presentation and getting messages about and issues with your feed posted to the top-level dashboard, so that you can better diagnose any issues that may prevent your feed from being delivered in real time. If you have any comments or questions, look for the "Send Feedback" link at the top of the page to tell us what you think.