Google’s widely used products

Google the internet media giant has launched almost 35 toots, have you used them all? Surprised take a look here.

Google Search

Google loves to take chances with its products, and sometimes those products pay off big. Here are the most important products released by Google.

Google Search made its debut in 1997 and remains the most widely used search engine in the world. In fact, Google Search is nearly synonymous with the internet itself at this point. Much of the success of Google Search is due to an algorithm called PageRank that helps to prioritize the value of pages on the web.

Gmail

Gmail is the free email service developed by Google and released in 2004. After drumming up interest with a beta release, Gmail launched publicly and eventually became the most popular email service on the web, passing Hotmail in November 2012.

Chrome Browser

Google Chrome is a free web browser released by Google in 2008. It’s known for its speed and security settings and its integration with Google services. Most of the source code is made open source through Google’s Chromium Project.

Google Fiber

Google Fiber is a fiber optics broadband internet service provided by Google in specific cities in the US. Fiber is important because it represents the next generation of high bandwidth connections for consumers and small businesses. It’s also a key step for Google in diversifying its product offerings.

Google Maps

One year after the beta release of Gmail, Google released the web-based mapping service Google Maps. The services offers maps and directions, offering routes for drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, and mass transit riders. It’s the most popular mapping app for both web and mobile users.

Google Docs

Google Docs is a cloud-based, collaborative word processing app available to Google account holders. Google originally developed Google Docs based on a product called Writely from company called Upstartle, which Google acquired in 2006.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service offered by Google that tracks and measures the traffic on a user’s website. Especially popular with small businesses, Analytics is one of the most used services of its kind.

Google AdWords

AdWords is Google’s online advertising service that places text-based advertisements at key locations on a page for a particular search term. Powered largely by AdWords, Google made more than $50 billion on advertising in 2013.

Google Drive

Google Drive is the cloud-based file-sharing service developed by Google that allows synchronization of products like Google Docs across different devices and platforms. Google Drive was released in early 2012, after being rumored for years.

Chromebooks

Chromebooks are personal computers developed by Google that run the Chrome OS. Chromebooks were developed to work almost exclusively with web-based applications, and they represent one of Google’s successful forays into hardware, especially in the education space.


Blowfish12@2014 blowfish12.tk Author: Sudharsun. P. R.

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10 open source alternatives for paid onces

Using a windows computer has become costlier than is to buy a computer

Here are some of best open source alternative that make your lives easier. The best part of most of them is free upgrades to the latest version.

1. Operating System (OS)

I always suggest home users to go with LINUX based operating system. We can find drastic improvements to the LINUX based operating system. The best part of it is free upgrade to the latest version. I would suggest users to go with Ubuntu, famous LINUX based operating system.

2. Editing Tools

I would suggest users to go with Google Docs or Open Office. Both of the tools have proved to be a best counterpart of Office 2013 or Office 2014 MAC version. I see that both the tools almost have the same feature that are on Microsoft Office. I always recommend users to try Google Doc or Open Office. Open Office is suitable for users without internet and for those who have internet can go with Google Docs. Another advantage of Google Docs is storage, you can store the edited files in the cloud as safe as you can.

3. Compression Tools

I would prefer 7zip rather than Winzip or WinRar, which is found to be the most common among windows users. The best part of 7zip is that 7zip is backward compatible. You can use it to open any older or newer version of the compressed files. The other advantage is 7zip supports opening and compression of almost all the formats available.

4. Mail

Microsoft has even given its free tool that most of us don’t know. The Windows Live setup include a Windows Mail, which is a free alternative of Outlook, that has almost all the functions on Outlook, that we use commonly. Those who have moved to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 have been using Mail tool and missing the “Archive function”, here is a small information for you. You can open the folder location  C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Packages\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_XXX \LocalState\Indexed\LiveComm\XXX\XXX That folder must enclose a Mail folder. Inside the Mail folder you must have number folder 1, 2, 3, etc, the 1st folder has your windows mail’s and the rest in the other folders. You can search for older mails in that folder


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Top Techies and their names

Do you wish to know how top technology game players got their names. Here are few interesting ones.

Apple

“According to Steve Jobs , He named Apple so because, he was coming out of an apple farm and thought that the name was “fun, spirited and not intimidating”.

HotMail

HotMail founder Jack Smith wanted to access email via internet and wanted to name it ‘ending with mail’.

“Jack smith got the idea naming his firm as HotMail, from HTML as the name included all the letters of the word”.

Twitter

After their name idea ‘Twitch’ got rejected, co-founder Jack Dorsey says “they skimmed across the dictionary and came across the word twitter and it was just perfect.The definition was ‘a short burst of inconsequential”.

Accenture

From “Accent on the future”. The name Accenture was proposed by a company employee in Norway as part of an internal name finding process”

Its former name was Andersen Consulting.

Google

Google got its name so, its because co-founders misspelled the word Googol.

Acer

Acer translated its tag line into Latin meaning “Sharp, Acute, Able and Facile”.

Skype

The concept of Skype is Sky-Peer-to-Peer which was morphed to Skyper, later to Skype

Amazon.com

Founder Jeff Bezos renamed the company Amazon (from the earlier name of Cadabra.com) after the world’s most voluminous river, the Amazon.

Infosys

Abbreviation of ‘Information Systems’.

Cisco

Abbreviation of ‘San Francisco’.

Epson

Named by Morphing the tag line “Son of Electronic Printer”.

Compaq

Named from the words ‘pack’, ‘Compatibility And Quality’

HTC Corporation

A abbreviation of its original corporate name, High Tech Computer Corporation.

Oracle

Larry Ellison, Ed Oates and Bob Miner were working on a project named Oracle.

Nero

Nero – Nero Burning ROM named after Nero burning Rome (“Rom” is the German spelling of “Rome”)


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Top 10 Internet clients 2013

Internet clients are software’s that are used to access the web to browse and get data across the net for other resources.

Let’s take a look at some internet client’s that has topped the list.

“Ranking powered by Alexa.com


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