Here are a few screenshots
And here is a video of it in action
The App can be Downloaded from here
An easter egg has been found in Google search . It was about time that google did something interesting with google search , which even after the recent redesign wasn’t very interesting, But still the minimal look is what we all love about google search .
What is an easter egg anyway , well Wikipedia defines it as
A virtual Easter egg is an intentional hidden message, in-joke or feature in a work such as a computer program, web page, video game, movie, book or crossword.
What it means is that easter egg is just a simple trivial feature that in placed by the creators of the software product to lighten things up .
So now back to google’s easter egg, Imagine Google doing a Barrel roll well you can literally ask google to do it by typing “Do a barrel roll” in the search box , the same effect can also be triggered by typing “z or r twice” .
These effects seem to be working in the recent versions of all major browsers .
I have made a video of all the effects take a look
Today (17 September ) was the day that Anant Pai, or as we all remember Uncle Pai, was born, and Google India has actually published a doodle to mark this Occasion.
Anant Pai and his comics Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle were a real source of awe and inspiration for my generation. When I was a kid I used to trouble my mother every night for a story and she would secretly look into the tinkle books for inspiration. Back then we did not have many TV channels and ones like DD were mostly news channels and broadcast the occasional cartoon, So I literally grew into my Teen years reading Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, They did get boring somewhere between 2000 – 2003, But still I really cannot forget those memorable days of reading tinkle for innumerable hours.
The current younger Generation on the other hand has been corrupted by the innumerable number of Cartoons from every channel , and the worst part is that unlike cartoons from my childhood theses are rarely about Life Lessons. Kids today seem to be more interested in over the top heroism and violence . I really despise cartoons like Power Rangers as they project an image that most of the problems can be solved by killing the main villan and causing as much violence as possible , One could argue that Power Rangers existed in mid 1990’s , but if you think about it they were never broadcast in India at that time , The cartoon I saw as a kid was Jungle Book and other miscellaneous Stories.
Now getting back to the topic , There was a time in the mid 1990’s , I think around 1995 that I saw for the first time a Tinkle comic , and I have to say that I immediately fell in love with it, I would spend hours and hours with my Tinkle and Amar Chirtra Katha Comics. And every month I would pester my dad to get me the latest issue of the comics, I would secretly smuggle it to school and read it during Lunch times, I would also occasionally get caught reading it in class.
I still vividly remember the colourful stories of Shikari Shambu , Suppandi ,Nasruddin Hodja, etc , They were an abundant source of inspiration back then. Suppandi was one of my favorites , I would find suppandi stories funny even if I had read it for the 100th time, that was the power of those Colourful comics .
Oh I forgot to mention the most Intelligent Characters of them all, Birbal. His stories of wit, humor , combined with intelligence were a real source of exaltation. And most of the time each story had an amazing ending with a really good message . Here are a few that I found : Stories of birbal.Those were literally the Golden years of my education, I learnt a lot and learning was such a pleasurable experience back then , And like all Golden years it did come to an end , But Golden years are the ones that stay in memory for a lifetime . I have to thank Anant Pai for starting something that can never be forgot !!
Gmail wasn’t the first web mail interface that I used but it is certainly the best I have ever used. The best web mail interface just got better with a new feature called Preview Pane , which provides a twitter like view for you Gmail page , and greatly improves your productivity .
This feature can be enabled from gmail Labs .
Via : Gmail Blog
Here is another reason why google is so brilliant , its because Google is socially and ethically responsible .
Google has added reports about Government requests to remove content from Google’s services like Youtube or Blogger .
They have also added a Traffic Analysis tool to show traffic activity from different Countries .
Its Good that Internet Giant is doing the right thing by supporting transparency , which is the first step towards to eradicating all under the table activities and Internet Censorship
So as always Please post your comments and suggestions .
This the most amazing use of Web technologies by Google and the best part is that this animation is not FLASH . I wish they would release the Source Code to this .
The Animated Doodle was created by Cartoonist Ryan Woodward , and here is the official Video .
I have loved Google chrome since the day I started using it , and here is an Ad which showcases the features of the browser with a good emotional quotient to it .
I found a way to run Firefox 4 Beta and Firefox 3 simultaneously .
http://teachparentstech.org/ is a new offering from Google that lets you create a custom message to send to your parents , grandparents or any other person who isn’t up to speed on the basics of computer and internet usage .
A great idea from Google.
Why didn’t I think of this before ?
Ps:This site is really well designed !
When Google Chrome Rolled out it added the new feature of creating application shortcuts , but you had to have
different shortcuts for different apps like Gmail, Calendar , Facebook … etc . So I created a HTML page using which I can Link to other Apps.
Creating just a HTML Page is very easy ,but I wanted more than Just 4 links that I can click, I needed Animated effects and Icons , so I made it using JQuery .
Click Here to check out the Demo .