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Bing search is now showing a little feedback button in the search results and is asking everyone to rate the search results.

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Competition is always good, we don’t want any single product (Google) to dominate the web. Bing is the first search engine that is actually at par with Google.

Bing is pretty to –I'm good

and that pretty picture doesn’t slow you down whereas Google has to keep the interface minimal for speed.

Now instead of mocking at Microsoft, Google is listening to the buzz and is trying to improve there search engine. There’s also news that Google is first time advertising it’s search capabilities – ‘Hey! We can do that also’

Sergey Brin – I think it will soon be possible to have a search engine that “understands” more of the queries and documents than we do today. Others claim to have accomplished this, and Google’s systems have more smarts behind the curtains than may be apparent from the outside, but the field as a whole is still shy of where I would have expected it to be.

So, which is more useful – The decision engine (Bing) or the understanding engine( Google) ?

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This notifier along with Windows 7’s taskbar and jump list makes a powerful application –

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Unread messages count –

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Easy preview of messages –

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Get work done faster with jump lists – everything you wana do is just click away.

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And that’s about it! It is using Gmail secured RSS feed to retrieve the mails so it should be pretty safe. Credentials are saved using a machine’s dependent encryption. Here are some more screens:

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You can get Gmail notifier plus for Windows 7 here.

[via neowin forums]

 

 

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Everyone is talking about the new computation search engine Wolfram Alpha wolf

and comparing it with Google. Some say it is a Google killer though it can’t even answer what Twitter is –

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Lot of people like wolfram but aren’t yet ready to leave the beloved Google. This add-on is to help those people –

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Wolfram alpha Google 3.0 adds a neat table to the Google results so that you can see the results of both the search engine in a single page.

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Neat huh? along with the regular results you get some cool facts with which you can impress your friends, get some knowledge and finish your projects.

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You can get Wolfram Alpha Google 3.0 here and it works even with Firefox 3.5.

One very good feature of Google’s Chrome is the page which you get when you open a new tab which gives  thumbnail previews of Most Visited, Recent Bookmarks and Recently closed tabs.

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You can now get this page in Firefox if you install the new Google Toolbar 5 beta.

When you open a new tab, Google Toolbar can preload it with useful information. With one click, you can get to the web resources you use most often.

Most visited thumbnails

Links to websites you visit the most

Chances are you visit some websites on a regular basis. The Google new tab page provides up to nine image thumbnails and links for those websites automatically.

Click a thumbnail to open a website, or right-click it to access options to open it in another new tab or in a new window. Thumbnails won’t display until Toolbar has saved at least three thumbnails.

 

Recent bookmarks

Recently saved websites

Up to nine most recently created Google bookmarks and browser bookmarks appear on the page for easy access.

 

 

 

 

Recently closed tabs

Recently closed tabs

Links to tabs that you’ve closed within the past five minutes are stored in case you accidentally close something. Up to three links are displayed.

Some other features of the toolbar are –

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You can read about all the features here.

 

After all that speculation, Gmail is finally available offline and works pretty much the same way other Google products work. You’ll need to have Google Gears installed and this is an Labs feature unlike with other Google products.

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After enabling this feature even if you’re offline, you can open your web browser, go to gmail.com, and get to your mail just like you’re used to.

Once you turn on this feature, Gmail uses Gears to download a local cache of your mail. As long as you’re connected to the network, that cache is synchronized with Gmail’s servers. When you lose your connection, Gmail automatically switches to offline mode, and uses the data stored on your computer’s hard drive instead of the information sent across the network. You can read messages, star and label them, and do all of the things you’re used to doing while reading your webmail online. Any messages you send while offline will be placed in your outbox and automatically sent the next time Gmail detects a connection. And if you’re on an unreliable or slow connection (like when you’re “borrowing” your neighbor’s wireless), you can choose to use “flaky connection mode,” which is somewhere in between: it uses the local cache as if you were disconnected, but still synchronizes your mail with the server in the background.

Gmail offline is available (sadly) only for Gmail users in US and UK only, hopefully it will be available for everyone else.

To get started:

  1. Click Settings and click the Labs tab.
  2. Select Enable next to Offline Gmail.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. After your browser reloads, you’ll see a new “Offline0.1” link in the upper righthand corner of your account, next to your username. Click this link to start the offline set up process and download Gears if you don’t already have it.

[via Official Gmail Blog]

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GoogleChannelUK’s new video is really good

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Do you find it frustrating to go to another tab to watch that cool video which your buddy has just pinged when another friend of yours is waiting for a response from you, wouldn’t it be a lot easier if you could chat as well as watch video without switching to another tab. Well it now possible, thanks to Gmail, you can now watch videos right inside the chat window, but it’s limited to YouTube and Google Videos only. Just click the preview, and the video will play right there.

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Cool eh?

[via Gmail Blog]

 

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