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Near Me Now!

Google’s latest location-based feature for mobile devices, which went live recently, will make it easier to find restaurants, bars, ATMs and more when you’re in an unfamiliar area. The feature, called “Near Me Now,” is available on the Google homepage on your iPhone (OS 3.0 or later) and Android (OS 2.0.1 or later) devices. Near Me Now is currently available only for United States users, and was first announced in December, alongside other new mobile search features including Google Goggles.
Say you’re standing outside a restaurant and want to quickly look up information about it before committing to it. You could google it by name (and do all that tedious typing), or you could just hit the new “Near me now” link.

“Near me now” uses your location aware cellphone (currently only iPhone and Android devices) to search for surrounding businesses by category (restaurants, coffee shops, bars, ATMs and banks, and more), then returns any nearby matches based on their proximity to you. So if you’re standing outside or near a restaurant you’re considering, all it takes is firing up Google, tapping the “Near me now” link, and then choosing the category. It really is considerably faster than typing (especially on mobile devices), and might be worth working into your mobile searching toolkit.

AppStore- The Secret Sauce

Many people sit, sleep, walk and even dine with their iPhones! The iPhone from apple is the biggest success of the generation. Google recently announced the nexus one which seems to be compelling. The nexus one operates on Android 2.1 which has a few improvements. But still some are scared of making the shift to Android. An android market is also available but with a few 20000 apps. Less when compared to the app store.
Google said that they have only 20000 because the rest of the apps are web based and only need a browser. The iPhone also followed the same strategy earlier but had to discontinue due to a popular demand of standalone apps.
Standalone apps have a completely different functionality. They are specific in their function and offer better features in a better UI.
The app store has millions of applications which makes it the secret sauce for the success of the iPhone.
Also with standalone apps developers get to sell their apps and earn profit. Hence the developers too are happy with the AppStore rather than the Android Market.

Google in 2009!

The year has finally came to an end but it seems as if the game for Google has just begun.
2009, was an eventful year for Google and it launched a few products and a several new features.
We take a look back at Google in 2009 and put out everything Google did in the year 2009:-

1. Chrome OS – An open source Cloud OS by Google which provides basic functionalities in a browser.

2.Google Books – Google was the one in its kind who came up with the idea of digitizing each and every book in this universe. It was the only negative of Google in 2009 and the case has still not been resolved.

3.Wave– Oh! Much of the hype and speculation this year is Google’s new real time collaboration tool, which is till date only available by invite is Google Wave..(FOR INVITES PLEASE POST IN A COMMENT).

4.Venture Capitals – Google invested in a lot of companies this year and also bought some including TiVo,Gizmo5 and maybe now

5.Android– Android is a mobile OS from Google. This year it had a lot of improvements.

6. Public DNS-Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.

7. AutoComplete– One of the most important features is the auto complete feature which displays the results in the drop down area.

Other minor releases include-

8.Google Goggles
9.Gmail Offline
10.Gmail Duplicate Contacts
11.Google Translation Toolkit
12.Chrome Extensions
13.Google Earth-Santa, Space and Oceans
14.Social news gadget

Google Nexus One Specs!

ROM hackers have dugged well into the ROM of the Nexus one and have determined the specifications of the Google Nexus One.

The Specs are as follows:-

1.Android 2.1

2.Proximity and ambient light sensor accelerometer

4.a magnetic compass

5.WiFi, a stereo FM speaker

6.a noise-cancellation chipset

7.OpenGL ES 2.0-capable graphics camera with LED flash

9.512MB RAM and ROM

10.1Ghz Processor

11. Thinner and lighter than the iPhone!Wow

Google Nexus One to cost 530$

Google’s phone called the Nexus One, is about to be revealed at the CES 2010 next week.It’s estimated price tag is to be 530$ for the unlocked version and 180$ with the plan.

The Nexus One could operate a 1Ghz processor and could run the Google Chrome Browser in it.

An unlocked version would please a lot of users. Though the price with the plan is a bit high.