Google Instant Search

Google made a simple but profound change to the way that search results are delivered to you from the Google search page. It changes the world in a small but significant way. You will now get two things while you type: Predictions of what you’re most likely to be...

Reconsidering Firefox

or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Google Chrome I am conservative about installing software. I don’t want programs on my computers unless I intend to use them. The first thing I do with a new computer is remove unnecessary utilities and cruddy photo programs...

Google Translate

If I’d thought about it, I would have realized that Google Translate had to exist. It does exactly what you’d expect from an online translator: type in a phrase and it can be translated into another language; type in a web address and it will present the entire page...

GMAIL LICENSE AGREEMENT

Wayne Small, an Australian SBS consultant, took a look at Google’s license agreement recently and wrote up a nice reminder that big companies do not make any pretense of playing nicely with your information. Google Terms of Service cover all of Google’s services,...

Office Web Apps

  Microsoft has introduced Office Web Apps, free online versions of Office programs that can be used entirely inside a web browser. Visit http://office.live.com to take a look at technology that will change our world. That sounds breathless and exciting, right? It’s...