The other day Apple made a bunch of announcements and the technology blogs were in a frenzy. There were some interesting bits of information, though much of the announcements talked about things to be released in the fall. I wanted to focus specifically on the iCloud offering and how it impacts the current market. First,… Read More Musings On The Cloud, Platforms And Developers
Several months ago, I wrote about automating Google Sites using Apps Script. I have been trying to take a look at all of the services available in Apps Script, and I really wanted to play with the UI components. Previously, the UI components were tied to Google Docs and you could not use the UI… Read More Google Sites Becomes A Real SharePoint Competitor
Google is trying to ensure that you never leave GMail. Besides GMail being a fantastic email service, Google has continuously added features to keep you engaged. We have chat in GMail and various widgets like Google Calendar to add functionality. We also recently saw a cool revamp of the Contacts application which really did need… Read More Is Google Me Really GMail 2.0?
Google launches new products and features constantly. Some of these products gain widespread adoption, like GMail, and others eventually whither and die, like Wave. In this age of the internet, the question is now whether Google expects some of these products to fail and is just releasing them to see what features people like. As… Read More Is Google Me The Merging Of GMail, Buzz and Orkut?
In case you weren’t paying attention, Google announced a few things yesterday. You have to admit, Google knows how to make announcements and they made a bunch. That link has a nice summary of most of the releases, and you can go to many of the major tech blogs to get a good feeling for… Read More Google Yells “Enterprise Developers, Enterprise Developers!”
With Google in conference mode, that means one major thing, lots of product announcements. Several blogs have reported on the email contextual gadgets for Google Apps. Third party developers can now built GMail contextual gadgets and have them available in the Google Apps Marketplace. In the announcement, they listed several applications that would be available… Read More GMail Contextual Gadgets Are Cool, But Apps Script Could Be Huge
You will probably read enough about Apple today, that I decided to go a completely different direction. Today I am going to talk about Google and all of their applications. Because, if Google really wants to become our main web application provider, then they need to become more consistent. I am talking about consistency in… Read More Google Needs A Consistent Approach In Their Applications
Earlier this week, Google announced that they were adding the ability to “star” search results. This was added and SearchWiki was removed from the search results so that there was not duplicate functionality. The basic idea is that people like the concept of saving good search results, but really could not be bothered with changing… Read More Google Aligning Its Stars And Its Applications
Tablet computing has risen from the dead, sort of. TechCrunch has their CrunchPad to be released in the fall, and Apple is rumored to be releasing one as well. The question is, what problem do tablets solve? We have the newer class of mobile phones (or smartphones if you must), that allow you to do… Read More Are Tablets Doomed To Fail Again?
I have to admit that the Google Chrome OS announcement bothered me a bit. I was not concerned about the level of coverage it received, but it just felt that there was something missing. An OS announcement with limited details, and everyone wondering where Android fit with it, just felt wrong. Google is hiding something.… Read More Google Putting Together A Cash Cow