Get Personal By Customizing Google

Tired of the plain white background that your favorite search engine bears? Well, it seems even Google is. They are trying out a new feature where you could set your own pictures as Google’s background.

It makes your search experience richer, personal and your own. Google is rolling out this new feature to users in the US and other countries internationally should expect this feature soon. You should see a link in the lower left corner of the screen using which you could upload pictures from your computer, choose from your Picasa Web Albums or choose from the large selection of pictures available in the Picasa Public Library.

Google will even provide you with an option to switch between the classic view and this new view. Customizing is not completely new to Google; iGoogle tries to do a somewhat similar thing but has loads of additional items which make it slower.

Google Buzz Goes Universal

Google Buzz is sure to go down in the history of social media. When Buzz was launched, Google made it available on the iPhone and Android. Today, Google announced that Buzz will not only be limited to these mobile platforms but instead become available on all major mobile devices and platforms including Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Nokia S60.

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YouTube Adds Support For Google Moderator

Youtube Moderator

Google Moderator is a great place where you ask your audience questions and stay creative. YouTube has added Google Moderator into its Channels. Starting from today, YouTube channel users could let people ask him/her questions about his/her channel or any question related to his niche. Other users would have the option of rating up or down the question. Channel Authors could then answer those questions by logging into their account.

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Search Google Securely

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the standard security technology used by websites to encrypt data that transfers between their servers and your computers. SSL is used on every bank site or every site which tends to collect your personal information. Google uses SSL encryption on many of its services including Gmail, Google Analytics, Google Adsense, Google Docs etc. They not only use SSL for log in purposes but for the entire application.

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Google Celebrates PAC-MAN’s Birthday

Today is PAC-MAN’s 30th Birthday and Google is celebrating it in style. Today’s Google Doodle is designed around the game and the game is actually playable.

Once the page completes loading, the game begins and you could play it. An innovative Google Doodle. The walls include the Google logo and for the very first time the I’m Feeling Lucky button has been renamed to Insert Coin. Clicking on Insert Coin enables two players. But when you enable two players, the W, S, A and D keys cannot be used to type in a query in the search box.

Google’s New Ad Formats Take On iAd [PICS]

At Google I/O, Google announced Android 2.2, codenamed Froyo. Froyo comes along with many major improvements and features. One such great feature is the new Ads format which Google introduced.

iAd – Apple’s Mobile Advertising was about to change mobile advertising profoundly but Google’s major announcement could change things. These new Ad formats would work on Froyo. Much of the ideas of the Ad formats come from iAd, but some are new. Some new Ad formats which Google introduced were –

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