Tag Archives: Google Desktop

Google Talk as a Contact Database

By | January 6, 2008

  (This is a shorter version of a longer post at my sister blog, ten minut.es, which take a 10 minute look at new and old products, services and websites.) One of the most undersung corners of the Google empire, in my view, is Google Talk, the search giant’s chat application (non Windows users can launch its gadget… Read More »

More Widgets, This Time from Google

By | February 9, 2006

This whole widget thing seems to be taking off. Opera has released a preview version with widgets built in, and now Google have offered something. The new beta of the Google Desktop includes what aren’t being called widgets but should be, as described by Mihai Ionescu, one of the engineers behind the Desktop :  As a Sidebar user,… Read More »

How To Phish Google

By | October 25, 2004

I’ve long believed that phishing emails are just the beginning of a new kind of fraud which is likely to be sophisticated and fast moving. Here’s an example of what they might look like, courtesty of a British computer scientist called Jim Ley, written up at the security website Netcraft. Ley, Netcraft says, “has demonstrated that opportunities exist… Read More »

Software: Google’s New Deskbar

By | November 7, 2003

 If you’re not a big user of Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s browser — and therefore no fan of Google’s Toolbar — you may be interested in their new Deskbar.     It sits in the bar at the bottom of your (Windows) screen, wherein you can type ordinary searches, image searches, even definitions and movie reviews. The answers pop… Read More »

News: Another Google Service

By | August 7, 2003

 Google is throwing up new services as fast as we can catch ’em. Here’s another: Google News Alerts. Google News Alerts are sent by email when news articles appear online that match the topics you specify. Related Posts:News: Microsoft Takes on Google’s Customisable News November 19, 2003 News: Google In A Mess? November 26, 2003 Ring Tones, Drugs… Read More »