Tag Archives: google

Google pac-man’s source code available on GitHub

Play live demo or check out its source code on GitHub

Worth-trying Extensions for Google Chrome

#1 : Adthwart: as the name, Adthwart is equivalent to Adblock on Firefox with EasyList filter included. Also you could try Adsweep.

#2: Xmark for Chrome beta: same as Xmark on Firefox. You must have a Xmark account in order to use this extensions

#3: RSS Subscription Extension: this feature should be implemented in the final version of Google Chrome.

#4: iMacros: equivalent to iMacros on Firefox

#5: Chromium Delicious plugin: A Delicous plugin for Chrome. Added a button on toolbar for quick save.

#6: Clickable Links: For me, a link means that it has to be click-able.

Things i love about Google Chrome

#1 : Startup time

I gotta say it’s freaking fast. It takes me less than 1 seconds for a cold startup. Isn’t that awesome?
My PC’s spec is pretty low with Pentium D and 2 GB memory.

#2 : Minimalist interface

Take a look at IE

The picture above was just for fun hehe. But even though, without those toolbars, Chrome interface offers much more space compare with other browser.

#3 : New Tab

This feature is first introduced in Opera and later, imported to Firefox with Speed Dial addon.

#4 : Better menu arrangement

This is what i’m talking about. “Open Link in New Tab” is above “in New Window”. Since i usually open link in new tab rather than new window, i usually mis-click it on Firefox.

#5 : Inspect Element Feature

I can say, it’s almost as good as Firebug on Firefox. Plus with the “mac-ish” interface, i really love this feature.

# 6: Extensions

Yeah, without extensions, there’s no way i would make a complete switch from Firefox to Chrome. At the moment, Chrome’s extensions gallery is in limited beta and only available for the developers. But once it’s out, Chrome will be a big challenger in the browsers war.

Chrome Extensions Gallery

Google Public DNS

In its effort to organize the world’s information, Google is offering to handle your DNS lookups.

http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/

If you want to try using Google Public DNS, simply change your DNS servers to 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4

Try new Google Search

– Go to http://www.google.com

– Paste this small javascript code on the address bar and hit Enter.

javascript:void(document.cookie=”PREF=ID=20b6e4c2f44943bb:U=4bf292d46faad806:TM=1249677602:LM=1257919388:S=odm0Ys-53ZueXfZG;path=/; domain=.google.com”);

– Reload the page and you should be using the new Google Search by now.

New Google Search Interface

New Google Search Interface

Google Chrome OS Event

We’re here today to talk about Google Chrome OS. We aren’t launching it today and not beta today. But we’ve made progress. As of today the code will be completely open. We’re excited to announce this.

You can view the event live from here.

There are some notable info:

– EVERY applications will be web-based applications. Users can’t install binaries.

You CAN’T install Chrome OS on your machine. You will have to buy a Chrome OS machine. Also, Chrome OS does not operate on a normal Hard Disk. It will only support solid-state drives and certain types of WiFi cards.

– The root partition will be read-only! Basically, it’s like a PC running DeepFreeze. That means, if you break the system, all you have to do is restarting and everything will be up and running again.

– Android apps will not run on Chrome OS, at least not in the near future.

Google Chrome OS UI Concept Video

For full article, you can read it on Webupd8

Chromium now has extensions and bookmark sync

However, when i clicked on the link to Chromium extensions page, it was just blank.

Coming soon

Google does not use the keywords meta tag in web ranking

Well, i do not know about this.

Q: Does Google ever use the “keywords” meta tag in its web search ranking?
A: In a word, no. Google does sell a Google Search Appliance, and that product has the ability to match meta tags, which could include the keywords meta tag. But that’s an enterprise search appliance that is completely separate from our main web search. Our web search (the well-known search at Google.com that hundreds of millions of people use each day) disregards keyword metatags completely. They simply don’t have any effect in our search ranking at present.

via Google Webmaster Central Blog

Sep 30th Log

– Google Wave preview invitations sent out. via Official Google Blog. Also, you can check out “Google Wave First Look” by Gina Trapani on LifeHacker

– Dropbox comes to iPhone and iPod Touch. Firmware 3.1 required.

– TweetDeck won as most popular Twitter client on LifeHacker. Well, i still prefer Tweetie. Tweetie 2.0 are on the way now. So curious ; )

Sep 28th Log

– My Facebook account was disabled !!! Unknown reason . Reason: “sexually suggestive content”. After mailing Facebook User Operations Team, it was reinstated hehe.
Chrome OS early development downloads are available here. Gotta try it after the final exams period.

Updated on Sep 30th: My mistake, the link above wasn’t Chrome OS.