Voice Search app from Google, now available even in Romanian

Date: 10-09-2012

„How far is Cluj Napoca from Brașov?”. „Where do I found the first oil station on my way from Brașov to Cluj Napoca?”. You may type those phrase fast, but certainly you can say it even faster. And when you`re on the go, speed is what you`re looking for. As communication needs to evolve more quickly, Google invests in development of new technologies to improve the experience of web search on mobile devices. Voice Search allows users to search on the Internet as easy as talking on the phone. The application uses a vocal technology to transform spoken words into text and then performs the query on the Google search engine like text would be entered manually. All data are processed through technologies hosted in the cloud, not on the mobile phone, which means that the application is fast and easy to use. Voice Search was already available in 29 […]

Gmail in personal search results

Date: 24-08-2012

Google often experimenting with new functions throughout its services portfolio.  Although such features are rarely open for regular users, this time we are dealing with an exception to the rule. Google has begun offering more details about the possibility of integrating Gmail messages, related to the searched keywords, among the results to a common search. Thankfully, personal emails aren’t arbitrary slips through those results, so that can not be seen by everyone. But how does it works this new Google`s functionality? It is quite simple. If you have this function activated, in the upper right corner of the results window you will see a button, which allows you to view those email conversations that are suitable for that search. In other words, that contain the keywords used in search.   If you want to read an email or a conversation made up of several emails, it is enough to click […]

Google Calendar – the ideal tool for managing personal and professional schedules

Date: 21-06-2012

Desktop calendar applications are great if you’re always at your desk or if you’re diligent about synchronizing with your tablet or smartphone. But if you like to travel light, it may be time for you to switch to a calendar that you can access from any Internet terminal. Also, you have a club, team or company and you want to be sure that everyone knows about upcoming events or everyone is available in a specific day and hour for an important business meeting. Therefore, you’ll need an online calendar. And one of the most robust online calendars is available in Google Calendar. Google Calendar lets you keep track of your own events and share your calendars with others. It’s the ideal tool for managing personal and professional schedules. It is both simple to use and very powerful. Google Calendar can be accessed via mobile devices, Outlook and CalDAV In Google […]

Google Docs`s Research Bar – finding handy info without ever leaving the page

Date: 15-06-2012

Google has added a new Research bar to Google Docs to help users browse Google for information while working on an article or paper. Google Docs’ new sidebar appears along the right-hand side of your document and will show you different types of results: web results, images, quotations, maps, reviews, and more. The feature can be invoked from Docs’ Tools menu, by keyboard shortcut, or perhaps in the most useful way, by right-clicking on any word in the document area. You can narrow your search to specific types of results by using the drop-down menu in the search bar. A search bar produces similar results to a traditional query, but with the added ability to immediately embed found text or objects into the document area, along with appropriate citations wherever possible.   Exploring the search results   Under the web results category, you’ll find a number of websites related to […]

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