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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Google Lab

If you're one of those people who uses Google for email, searching for internet stuffs and looking at their house on Google Earth, then it's time to do a bit more wandering around the Google site. Did you know that there are LOADS of other things going on with Google? Have a bit of a browse around their site one evening whilst you're having a surf and you could find all sorts of cool little gadgets.

Google have made their code easy and freely available which means there are lots of people are out there creating cool gadgets and applications just for the fun of it, for example, the following:

- Kick it old school with a game of snake in Gmail by using a certain ctrl key function.

- Move the chat box to the right side of the Gmail inbox

- See an email time in the sender's time zone

- Enable Mail Goggles to stop you from drunken emailing

- Send an SMS using the chat gadget - which I need to test to see if it works in NZ as this could be quite useful dontchaknow

All these and more can be found here:

The citytours map app looks pretty useful as well, especially if you like walking and want to investigate a new area.

There you have it, a few liddle things for peeps to play with to get you using Google a bit more. Enjoy.

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