Posts Tagged ‘Google’

 

These Are the Best Android Apps of the Year According to Google

You already saw Apple’s selection for best apps of the year 2012—which were kind of crappy and ridiculous. Here’s Google’s own list of best apps for Android. It’s not much better than Apple’s. Check them out and tell us what you think in the comments.

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.

If you use Google Calendar, you probably add events, reminders and vacation days to it, just like the calendar that used to hang on your wall (or the day planner you carried with you before the emergence of smartphones). But, what if it wasn’t just a calendar, and “events” weren’t just places you had to be or items on your schedule? It turns out, Google Calendar can be useful for just about any task that is relevant to either days or times.

Check out the list below, a compilation of creative ideas we found around the web. Have you tried any of these, or use Google Calendar for something cool that we missed? Tell us in the comments.

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For a free service, Google Apps is not too shabby. You can create, edit and share documents with Drive, handle all correspondences in Mail, organize your day-to-day affairs with Calendar, find novels and articles with Books, and a lot more.

Even though Google Apps is a decent free alternative to software such as Microsoft Office, there are few things that the company could improve (or work with others to improve), such as space limits, lack of cohesiveness between apps and other small difficulties, in order to provide a better user experience.

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Google‘s third-quarter earnings leaked four hours early Thursday afternoon, sending the stock down more than 8% before trading was halted. Google says R.R. Donnelley, its filing agent, is to blame.

In an e-mail to Mashable, a Google spokesperson wrote:

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Samsung Chromebook

Google announced on Thursday a new budget Samsung Chromebook laptop, dubbed as “the computer for everyone.”

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A number of leading browser vendors and other tech companies, including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Adobe, Facebook, HP, Nokia, Mozilla, Opera and the W3C, just announced the launch of the Web Platform Docs project at WebPlatform.org. The project aims to create “a new, authoritative open web standards documentation site,” says Opera Software. The wiki-like site, says Opera, wants to ensure that developers can easily find “accurate, quality information on all the latest HTML5, CSS4 and other standards features across the multitude of available web-based resources.”

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Let’s face it, the light-and-fast Google Chrome browser is the only way to surf the web-no question. But whether you’re new to the browser or an old veteran, we’ve got some tricks to improve your mileage. Our Google Chrome Optimization Guide will show you which Google Chrome extensions to download and ways to tweak settings you didn’t even know were there.

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