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Google Instant Search


Released this week, Google Instant is a new search mode that shows results as you type what you are looking for. This functionality is already available for Google’s domains US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia.

If you’re not located in these countries, stay tuned. Google will be spreading it to the rest of the world very soon. But, even tough, you can already try it out for yourself, no matter where you are. Hit the button below and you’ll be redirected to Google’s global domain (.com). Then you’ll be able to follow this guide.

So, let’s get started. Google Instant search is only possible because of its 15 new technologies used in it. So to start using Google Instant, you’ll first need to have a decent and updated web browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer. If you don’t, please update or download a new one, you’ll be doing a good thing for web developers too.

Now that you have an updated browser, go to Google.com, log in with your Google Account and you’re all set.

To know if you are really on Google Instant, you’ll notice that Google’s logo is bigger, or you can just try typing anything. As you type, the results page will automatically load, not needing to hit the “Search” button or even “Enter” from your keyboard.

In my opinion this is the best creation of the year from Google. Don’t you think? According to them, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search, that’s 11 hours saved for second in the hole world!

Just in case you don’t want to change the way you search right now, you can simply turn off Google Instant in your Google Account’s Preferences page.

Feel free to leave a comment below! I’ll try to reply to all of them as soon as possible. 😀

What is Google TV?

Got yourself wondering about what is Google TV exactly? Watch this video and you’ll understand it better!

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Google Voice: One phone number, online voicemail, and enhanced call features


Thanks to Ileane from Ms. Ileane Speaks, I found out about the newest service that Google is offering for free, and it’s called Google Voice.

In Google Voice, you’ll have a Google number. This number is like a normal phone number, except it’s not tied to a phone or a location, it’s tied to you. The main idea is to replace all the numbers you have, like your cellphone number, home and phone numbers, by your Google number. With this, people won’t call your cellphone, your home or your work, they will call you, and you will decide where or in which phone you’ll answer them.

Please watch the videos below and tell me: What do you think about this new service? Will you give it a try? What’s your expectations about it?

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Google strikes again with custom background image for homepage


Google is introducing a new feature that brings a whole new level of personalization to Google by letting you add your favorite photo or image to the background of the Google homepage. You can choose a photo from your computer, your own Picasa Web Album or a public gallery hosted by Picasa.

In the down left corner of the homepage, if you are browsing www.google.com (Google in English), you’ll see a link “Change Background Image” or “Sign in to see your background image” if you are not logged in with a Google Account. Once clicked, a window will open with a back shade. There you can easily choose an image from your computer, from Picasa albums, from a public gallery or from the “Editor’s Pick”.

If you’re still having some problems please don’t hesitate in asking me.

Google custom background image

Introducing: Google TV


Google TV is a new experience made for television that combines the TV you know and love with the freedom and power of the Internet. Watch an overview video below and sign up for updates.

Google to launch ultrafast broadband Internet to United States

Google plans a test that will provide 50,000 to 500,000 people with fiber-optic broadband Internet access with a network speed of a gigabit per second starting as soon as this year.

“We’re planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We’ll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections,” Google product managers Minnie Ingersoll and James Kelly said in a blog post Wednesday. “Our goal is to experiment with new ways to help make Internet access better and faster for everyone.”

At this point, the question is pretty much: when will Google dominate the world?

From CNET.com

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