Tag: Google

Backup your GMail to your local hard drive, or any other Google service based files

Here’s a great feature by Google – they allow you to backup (download) your Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, the contents of your Google Drive, Google Books, Google Voice, Hangouts and other services that may host your content. This is great if you want a local backup of all your data. Unfortunately, it seems you cannot ask …

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Google releases it’s own open source implementation of NX server (neatX)

I had to interrupt the break for this bit, Google has taken it upon itself to write its own implementation of NX server, which could well allow for an excellent way to remote into X sessions with great speed, blowing away VNC or running X sessions remotely. While FreeNX and NoMachine’s NX server are out …

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Sync your Blackberry’s contacts with your Google account!

From the Google Mobile Blog: You asked for it, so here it is. We’re happy to announce that in the latest update to Google Sync for BlackBerry, we’ve added two-way contacts synchronization. This new functionality will enable you to sync your handheld’s built-in address book with your Gmail contacts. This all happens in the background …

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Android: The Operating System for the Google Phone

For an example of a phone developed on Google’s Android OS, check out the W.E. Phone (Works Everywhere) from Koolu. Koolu is the brainchild of the great Jon “maddog” Hall. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

Google to announce plans that the GPhone will be ready by mid-2008

From the Wall Street Journal: Within the next two weeks, Google is expected to announce advanced software and services that would allow handset makers to bring Google-powered phones to market by the middle of next year, people familiar with the situation say. In recent months Google has approached several U.S. and foreign handset manufacturers about …

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1-800-GooG-411 (800-466-4411)

Google 411 services, quite impressive. See the video below for more info. Many carriers charge extra for 411 services, so calling 800-GooG-411 won’t cost more than standard rates. Click here for a video on the topic.

GrandCentral (beta). . .

GrandCentral gives you a permanent phone number (for life). With this number (many area codes are available, in fact many that even Skype does not offer) you can perform a variety of routing and screening tasks to your incoming calls. It is useful as a phone number to hand to people whom you don’t know …

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Google offers expansion of storage, for a price.

With a Google shared storage plan, you won’t have to worry about deleting files, pictures, or emails. After purchasing a storage plan, some of your individual Google services (e.g. email and photos) will share a single new storage space. Plans begin at $20/year for 6gigs.

iPhone killer: THE GOOGLE PHONE

Coming soon to a T-Mobile dealer near you (and perhaps other providers), the GOOGLE PHONE. Luckily, I have been a T-Mobile user for years, so this will be a pleasant gadget to offset the iPhone’ers walking around. They’re spending hundreds of millions to develop it, and it will be Linux based, yay! Source: Reuters. Photo …

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