Tag Archives: Google

Free Books Galore

I recently discovered Google Play (I know, always behind the discovery curve) and do you know, there’s more awesome stuff available there for free than you can imagine.  And if you have the Google Play app installed on your iPad … Continue reading

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Michael Langlois on the Newly Digitized Dead Sea Scrolls

Michael writes First impressions on the DSS Digital Library: (1) New photographs of all plates, including color and IR! Resolution goes beyond 1200 dpi, which is great. Now we can look at individual letters, see the actual condition of the … Continue reading

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Google Drive: Head to Head Competition for Dropbox

NPR reports After years of speculation and rumor, today Google announced Google Drive, a new service that allows users to store data on the cloud.  In English, that means a service that allows users to keep documents, photos, videos and … Continue reading

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Honestly, If You Need ‘Emergency Access’ To Wikipedia, There’s Something Wrong With You

First, let me hasten to say that this has NOTHING to do with James’ post other than that it springs from his title.  I’m all for people protesting whatever they want to as long as their protests are appropriate.  I.e., … Continue reading

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New Privacy Settings For Google+

Now you can control more easily who interacts with you on Google+.    It’s much more user friendly than Facebook. Circles give you control over who you share with on Google+ and who you see content from.   Many of you have … Continue reading

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Google Brings the Dead Sea Scrolls Online

Today marks the launch of the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project by Google and the Israel Museum.  Check it out. The Israel Museum welcomes you to the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, allowing users to examine and explore these most … Continue reading

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Facebook v. Google+

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One of the Best Things About Google +

Is the new search feature, which really is useful.  And, I might add, awesome.  All the details and a description are here.  With thanks to Alastair for the heads up. One the biggest complaints of Google+ was that there was … Continue reading

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Google + is Out of Beta, and is Now Open to All

So – so much for being part of that exclusive club of beta-testers.  Now even the common people can use it.  Alas…  Anyway, here are the details: Google+ is now open to anyone who wants to get in.  In a … Continue reading

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Facebook ‘Smart Lists’ – Because of Google+ Circles?

Evidently Facebook doesn’t want to be left behind and they’ve seen Google’s ‘circles’ feature and so they’ve put together their own equivalent feature. A word of advice to all you who have Joel Watts as a FB friend- make sure … Continue reading

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Google Flights

It’s useful if you want to fly in the United States, but it doesn’t support flights overseas.  So I can search for flights to Frisco or Chicago or New York (and it’s a simple to use tool) but if I … Continue reading

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Good Grief Google

Google Plus has given me more invites to pass out.  Now I have 130.  Please, take them.  Having invites to Google Plus sitting on my account is like having credit at Amazon.com for books – I’ve got to get rid … Continue reading

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Why Facebook Will No Longer Be my Primary Social Media Site

And Google+ will be. First, I’m really weary of Facebook constantly changing things around.  Just when I get the hang of how some feature works, they change it. Second, I am utterly disgusted with their latest accessibility fiasco.  To be … Continue reading

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Android Malware and Google+

CNET reports A new flavor of Android malware is disgusing itself as a Google+ app in an attempt to capture instant messages, GPS, location, call logs, and other sensitive data.  Uncovered by the team at Trend Micro, the new malware known as ANDROIDOS_NICKISPY.C can … Continue reading

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Here’s An Interesting Application of Google+

Via Inside Google Books Say you’ve found a hidden gem on auto mechanics for your greasemonkey friends or want to hop down memory lane with Peter Rabbit and your family. Good news for monkeys and rabbits alike: you can now … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Google+

Just go here.  All us Google+ users now have 150 invites to share, and that’s the link to mine.

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The Fastest Growing Site in History? Google + (Maybe)

Google+ now has 25 million users, according to analytics firm comScore. That’s very impressive, especially considering that the site is working off an invitation-only model for expansion.  In a Reuters report, comScore said that number cements the new network as … Continue reading

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Google Plus: An Observation

Playing around with Google+ I can see it has one clear advantage over Facebook: it isn’t as cluttered. Being much more streamlined, it’s friendlier to the eyes.

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Will Google Plus Be Better than Facebook?

It’s not up and running yet, but you can check out its features here. If I might just make one quick observation- it seems far more streamlined, much less cluttered, and has much more of a professional ‘feel’ than Facebook. … Continue reading

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Google and the British Library

One word:  NICE!!!! The British Library has signed a landmark deal with Google, making one of the largest collections of books and pamphlets in the world available and searchable online for the first time. The arrangement will allow the search … Continue reading

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