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Google Chrome team has really been active this week. First it was the release of Google Chrome 4.0 Beta. Yesterday it updated its Dev Channel and brought UI improvements for Mac users. Now the stable channel gets an update. This update takes the Google Chrome stable channel version to 18.104.22.168.
A couple of days back, we informed you about the release of Google Chrome 4 Beta. This time, the news is that Google Chrome’s Dev channel has been updated. The latest release is for Mac OS X users only and brings improvements on the User Interface (UI) side.
Chrome team has released Google Chrome 4.0 Beta 1. Beta channel has been updated to 22.214.171.124 which makes this the first beta release for Google Chrome 4.0. As usual, this latest release brings bug fixes and the much awaited bookmark sync option.
Having trouble in accessing YouTube? Well there is a reason for that. Apparently, YouTube is going through unannounced maintenance. Initially the site was inaccessible. Now certain users are experiencing limited uptime. YouTube was a bit slow during the unannounced maintenance phase and would some time display maintenance messages. Normally, YouTube would notify its user in advance about a scheduled maintenance, but that did not happen this time, did it?. This means something went wrong because of which YouTube had to perform this unplanned maintenance.
Google has just announced Google Maps Navigation app for Android 2.0 devices. Google regards this as the next step for Google Maps for mobile. Google Maps Navigation is currently in Beta status. The just released app brings features such as 3D view, turn by turn voice guidance (wow! really cool) and automatic rerouting. Now that’s my idea of making the best use of technology. Below, we have listed the feature that this app brings and also a cool video that shows the app in action.
Google has announced that it has built a custom search skin for Wikipedia. This custom search skin will enable the user to use Google’ s custom search inside Wikipedia. To access Google‘s custom search skin, users need to log in to their Wikipedia accounts and change/edit their Wikipedia skin to include Google’s Custom search feature. By doing that, Wikipedia‘s search will be replaced with Google custom search.
A few minutes back we informed you about Bing integrating with Twitter and providing Twitter search. We told you guys that Google will not be a silent spectator and we were right. Google has also announced its intentions to bring Twitter search to the world’s top search engine. This is what Google had to say: More >
T-Mobile has already taken the lead in terms of rolling out Android 1.6 Donut update to its USA users. T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G users are already using the Donut on their smartphones. Having said that,it begs a question,a quite significant one if you use b based smartphone. The question is When will be the Donut update rolled out to rest of the world.
We don’t know as to when will the Donut update go global. But what we know is that Vodafone UK will be rolling out the Donut update on 19th October. What this means is that after 9 days from now HTC Magic users can enjoy the Android 1.6 Donut update. Is this good news or what.
Casey Chan brings to light a very significant thought that is of introducing the manual update option for Android 1.6 Donut. What this will do is that it will remove your dependency upon the carriers to roll out the Update once it becomes available. An alternative which comes out as a more effective one, is to publish the update onto the site where the users can download the update by themselves.
So do you agree with this thought?. It would be more interesting to know the carriers thinking regarding this alternative.
Google has brought a new dialog, the Insert dialog and added it to number of its Google Sites. So what’s the whole purpose of this Insert Dialog. Insert Dialog represents a Google‘s effort to provide a dialog which allows you to view and insert your very own work that was done using popular Google services such as Doc, Spreadsheet, photos and so on.
The Insert dialog works by aggregating user created data from Google services which include documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, calendars, custom maps, photos, bookmarks.
What this means is now suppose you are creating a document using Google Docs and want to insert a picture that is stored in your Picasa Web Album, you can do that.
Yes it is searchable, and the search list shows you the documents that you created using Google services.
Really a smart move by Google. Well done and keep these interesting things coming.
Most of you have used Google search to find and PDF files. Previously you had to download the PDF file and view it in the Adobe Reader. To be very honest it always caused me discomfort having to first download the file then view it.
Although Google did make an effort to bring an end to this annoying practice of viewing PDF files by introducing the View as HTML feature. But that option just did not work fine as it caused a lost of formatting settings from the original PDF file.
Google has again made an effort to improve the PDF viewing experience and has introduced Quick View link. Quick View allows you to view PDF files right inside your browser without compromising on formatting of the document.
Quick View utilizes the same technology that is being used in Google Docs and Gmail as well.
Since July, Google has been busy in rolling out this option to search results page. Uptill now it has added the Quick View link to more than 50% of the PDFs that Google has in its index.
Where is the Quick View feature located
Quick View link appears just below the title of the PDF document
How to use the Quick View option
All you have to do is to click on the Quick View link which would open the PDF file within the browser.
So what do you think about this new option. Do drop in a comment regarding this new feature.