May 6th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Blog
This week we introduced our latest update to search, and I wanted to share a bit of our thinking on the design team. In short, we tried to take all the things we strive for at Google and make them better: powerful technology, snappy results, simplicity…
May 6th, 2010 | by Tim Bray | published in Google Android
The notion of a Content Provider is central to getting things done in an Android application. This is the mechanism used to expose many of a device’s data resources for retrieval and update: Contacts, media store, bookmarks, phone-call log, and so on….
May 6th, 2010 | by Jeremy Milo, Google Apps Marketing Manager | published in Google Apps, Google Enterprise
9 of the top 20 requests from Google Apps customers are for their accounts to work with more services from Google, not just for the core suite of messaging and collaboration applications. Later this year we’ll dramatically accelerate customer access…
May 6th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Blog
(Cross-posted with the Google Code Blog)More than 4,000 developers will be joining us at Google I/O on May 19-20, and if we had the capacity, we’d host many more. In order to give the entire developer community a chance to participate live, we’re hap…
May 6th, 2010 | by A Googler | published in Google Orkut
Today we’re launching a variety of small — but fun! — changes to the friend updates page, so you can enjoy even more your time while checking the updates from your friends. Some of the newest upgrades include:
Comments and updates with time stamps
Now, at the end of each update or comment, you’ll see the time it was posted, so you can tell which postings are the freshest!
Bigger and squared pictures
On the friend updates page, all photos are now displayed in a bigger size and squared format. But don’t worry if your profile picture is isn’t square — it will only be displayed cropped into a square on the updates page. If you don’t like how you look as a square, though, consider swapping out you photo for one that looks better in that format.
Comments with hover cards
All comments are now shown as text boxes. Got so many friends you can’t remember them all by name? No worries: Just hover your mouse over a name and a “hover card” will display a photo and more information about your friend.
Bubbles for friends on chat
It’s now even easier to start a chat conversation with a friend who’s also using chat. Just click on the small bubbles (green means online, orange means away from the computer, and red means busy) that appear in the photo of those friends, and a chat window will show up at the bottom of the screen.
We hope you enjoy these improvements, and stay posted for more news coming soon!
Posted by Barbara Veloso, Google designer
May 6th, 2010 | by Google Grants Team Member | published in Google Grants
Back in November of last year, we announced our testimonial resource and submission form so that we could begin to offer your knowledge combined for the benefit of the greater non-profit community.We’re pleased to say that there has been a great resp…
Rapid wireframe sketching in Google Docs
May 6th, 2010 | by Google Docs | published in Google Docs
Guest post: Morten Just is a product manager in Vodafone. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, he spent most of his career as an interaction designer churning out wireframes and diagrams, and also co-founded Imity, a Bluetooth-enabled social network for mobil…
May 6th, 2010 | by Ryan Pollock | published in Google Mobile
Traveling to another country can be an amazing experience. The opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture can give you a new perspective. However, it can be hard to fully enjoy the experience if you do not understand the local language. For…
Indian Premiere League cricket exceeds expectations
May 6th, 2010 | by dsinger | published in Youtube
Season three of the Indian Premier League (IPL) ended last week when the Chennai Super Kings beat the Mumbai Indians in the final match. That game brought to a close a fast-paced and fun season of cricket, which was available for the first time on the …
May 6th, 2010 | by Christopher Semturs | published in Google Testing
Web Application Exploits and Defenses by Bruce Leban in Google Kirkland http://google-gruyere.appspot.com/ If you want your application to be as secure as possible, you need to learn how Evil People think. And you’ll want to use that knowledge to do…
Copy sheets from one spreadsheet to another in the new spreadsheets editor
May 6th, 2010 | by Google Apps Team | published in Google Apps, Google Docs
You now have the ability to copy a sheet from one spreadsheet to the other, when using the new version of Google spreadsheets.Editions included:Standard, Premier, Education, Team and Partner Editions Languages included:All languages supported by Google…
May 5th, 2010 | by Inside AdSense Team | published in Google Adsense
This Saturday, our engineers will be performing routine site maintenance from 10am to 2pm PDT. You’ll be unable to log in to your AdSense account during this time, but we’ll continue serving ads to your pages and tracking your clicks, impressions, and …
“Springing” into a New Shopping Season with Google
May 5th, 2010 | by Google Data | published in Google Merchant
(Cross-posted from the Google Enterprise Blog)It’s that time of year again. Brick-and-mortar stores are clearing out the sweaters and snow-mobiles and revamping window displays with sandals and scuba gear. We know that online retailers are painstakin…
Five continents and counting – new cities in Building Maker
May 5th, 2010 | by Tasha Danko | published in Google SketchUp
You might have noticed that the Building Maker team has been quiet on the city front in the last month. Well, we’ve been working behind the scenes to make our next set of cities available for modeling. With 11 new cities, Google Building Maker has ex…
Webinar: Improving operational efficiency with Google Apps and Smartsheet
May 5th, 2010 | by Ellen Petry Leanse | published in Google Enterprise
Last week, we shared the story of how LiquidConcrete has used Google Apps and Smartsheet, a Google Apps Marketplace app, to move customer and project management to the cloud, and significantly increased the efficiency of their manufacturing operation. …