Google Reader goes Real Time

Google just confirmed that its popular service Google Reader is going real time. Until now, it often took half an hour or longer before new posts from popular blogs and news sites would appear in Google Reader.

But from now onwards posts from PubSubHubbub-enabled feeds appear in Google Reader almost immediately after they are published.

What would Apple do?

We were planning to come up with an iPhone app for TheAppleGoogle and suddenly a thought struck us. What would Apple do if we name our app as “TheAppleGoogle”. Wow, that would be interesting . Would they reject the app or approve it??

Declining so many apps these days , Apple seems to be on a streak and it feels as if they would straight away reject our app due to duplication of functionality and the “g” word in it.
They would say ” REMOVE THE G WORD OR REMOVE THE APP” .

reMail acquired by Google

Google acquired reMail, a powerful iPhone app that searched your mail, featured full text support and super quick searches of your IMAP mail accounts.

“I’m thrilled to announce that Google has acquired reMail! I will be joining Google in Mountain View as a Product Manager on the Gmail team,” Cselle ( CEO of reMail) wrote. “

Google has pulled out the app from the App Store. Though Apple did agree to put reMail as an app but could reject when Google tries to put it in due to duplication of functionality.

Google would try and put this technology into their present gmail app and feature it on Android Devices.

Opera Mini for the iPhone

Opera announced their browser for the iPhone during the Mobile World Congress held at Barcelona. The browser is really fast compared to the iPhone’s native Safari. Opening up TheAppleGoogle was 2x faster on Opera Mini than iPhone’s Safari.

The main features include –

Speed – The Opera Mini is definitely faster than Safari.

Start-up Page – The startup page of the browser is a bit like Google Chrome and shows the tabs of all the sites you recently visited.

Secure – When you are on secure Web sites Opera Mobile 10 will visually display a padlock in the top right of the user interface to indicate your data is secure.

InPage Search – You could search for words within web pages by tapping the Tool’s icon and then Find in Page.

Negatives

The only negative part is that it does not support pinch zooming . To zoom you need to double tap the screen.

Opera said it’s just like the Opera Mini on any other mobile OS. Opera would be submitting their app to Apple in the coming weeks.

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YouTube launches Disco – An Alternative to Genius

YouTube Disco is a music discovery tool which allows you to search for an artist or song and hear more songs by that artist ,you might discover something new but it will be within the artist’s own discography or you can search for music related to the song or artist you initially searched for.

While searching for a Brad Paisley number we got his short biography on the top and a few of his other popular songs. Tracy Adkins and Keith Urban were among the recommendations . It functions a bit like the iTunes Genius service but performs better.

Click here to check out Disco!

Steve Jobs Official Biography

Over the years many authors have tried to cover the interesting and charming life of Steve Jobs, the Chief Executive of Apple Inc.

These were all unauthorized publications of the life of Steve Jobs. Some of them were iCon , The Second Coming of Steve Jobs!

Now Jobs is set to collaborate on an authorized biography, to be written by Walter Isaacson, the former managing editor of Time magazine. Jobs even invited Isaacson over to his childhood home , which would further help him write the book.

Google Chrome 5 (Dev Build)!

Google Chrome 5 is out now but is currently available to only Google Chrome Dev Build users.The current version being 5.0.317.2.
Some of the new features are-

Cookies: Modify how cookies and other site date are saved on your computer (Allow local data to be set, ask me when a site tries to set data, block sites from setting any day (with an exception list provided). Can also be used to block all third party cookies without exception and to clear cookies and other site data when the browser is closed. Does contain a link to Adobe Flash Player storage settings.

Images: Show all images, or do not show any images but for sites on the exceptions list.

JavaScript: Allow all sites to run JavaScript or do not allow any site to run JavaScript except for the sites in the exceptions list.

Plugins: Allow all sites to use plug-ins or do not allow any site to use plugins except for the sites in the exception list.

Popups: Allow all sites to use popups or do not allow any site to use popups except for the sites in the exception list.

Google Chrome  5 even comes with an address bar separator which allows you to hide extension buttons in the toolbar.
To get an early access to Chrome 5 Click Here.