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Get a Google Account even if the Google service that you use doesn't require it. This is because a Google Account often brings extra functionality.
Note that the Access Account Control Panel is available at https://www.google.com/a/NAME where name is domain. For example, trah.biz
Google Android is an operating system for mobile devices.
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Google Buzz is a social networking, microblogging and messaging tool.
Google Calendar is a time management web application. Users need to have a Google Account in order to use Google Calendar.
Google Checkout - Online payment processing service provided by Google aimed at simplifying the process of paying for online purchases
Google Chrome is a web browser developed by Google.
In addition to the standard version, there is also a developer version of Google Chrome ( 'dev channel') that provides access to Google Chrome Developer Tools.
Preferences which might be useful to change:
Browser shortcuts are combinations of keyboard strokes and mouse clicks that can be used to perform specific actions and save time.
Some handy shortcuts are listed below.
Ctrl+F5 or Shift+F5 Reloads your current page, ignoring cached content.
Ctrl+F Opens the find bar for searching the webpage or source code you're on.
Ctrl+T Opens a new tab.
Ctrl+Enter Adds www. and .com to your input in the address bar and open the resulting URL.
Ctrl+H Opens the History page.
F1 Opens the Help Center in a new tab.
Ctrl+D Bookmarks your current webpage.
Space bar Scrolls down the webpage, 1 screen at a time.
Shift-Space bar Scrolls up the webpage, 1 screen at a time.
Home key Goes to the top of the webpage.
End key Goes to the bottom of the webpage.
The easiest way to search for a word or phrase in Google is to select the text within Chrome then right-mouse button click for a menu option to "Search Google for ..." your selection.
If you have the Google Dictionary extension installed, when you double-click a word to select it, a little bubble window will open with the definition of that word.
Extensions extend the functionality of a web browser. List of Google Chrome Extensions (1,300+).
Google Chrome has a suite of tools geared for developers.
Access the Google Chrome Developer Tools by clicking on View menu > Developer > Developer Tools
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Google Cloud Print enables any device in the network cloud to print to any printer. Devices print through a web based interface or API and the service forwards the job to the printer registered prior to the service.
Current printers have to connect through a proxy server but future printers will be able to directly connect to Google Cloud Print.
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Google Docs is a web based suite of services that allow users to create and edit documents online while collaborating in real-time with other users.
Google Docs features include:
Google Docs and Format Painter.
Google’s Docs are accessible to the blind community and support two screen readers: JAWS and ChromeVox.
Keyboard shortcuts make it easier to use Google Docs. In your documents list, for example, you can use the up and down arrow keys to move through the files in the list, and you can open the selected document by hitting Enter.
Google Earth maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe.
When viewing replies, select Form > Go To Live form to view the actual form rather than the responses.
A Form can easily be added to a web page.
Note that anyone with collaborator access has access to a link under the form that will allow them to edit it.
It is possible to find out immediately someone has completed and submitted a Google Form.
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Gmail can be used online, or offline, or setup as a POP/IMAP account in Outlook.
Gmail can check up to five POP3 accounts and puts e-mails into your Gmail Inbox. This lets you have one Inbox for several e-mail addresses.
Use IMAP on your Gmail account to have the same Inbox for multiple e-mail addresses across all your devices and web mail.
Gmail’s POP3 Mail Fetcher does not allow a user to decide how often their Mail Fetcher will search for new mail on your POP3 accounts. Mail Fetcher will look at your e-mail receiving patterns by itself and check accordingly there after. However, this can mean that it could take several hours between checks or even 24 hours between checks.
Google documentation about Mail Fetcher: "Gmail checks individual accounts for new messages at different rates, depending on previous mail fetch attempts. At this time you can’t customize the frequency of automatic mail fetches."
There is a workaround. Set up a cron job that emails your POP3 accounts once every 5 minutes between working hours 8am to 6pm and set up a filter within Gmail to put these e-mails straight into trash. Now the Gmail Mail Fetcher should fetch your emails every 5 minutes.
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Picasa lets you organize, edit, and share your photos. It provides 1GB of storage for free, but it doesn’t count any images up to 800 x 800 pixels or videos up to 15 minutes in length against that quota. If you sign up for the Google+ social network, the picture image limit is increased up to 2048 x 2048 pictures.
Google Product Search - Find products and limit results to just stores that accept payment using GoogleCheckout
Google’s Sites are accessible to the blind community and support two screen readers: JAWS and ChromeVox. Feedback can be hear as you navigate and manage your sites, create and edit pages, and navigate through menus and dialog boxes.
More Actions > Manage Site > General > Check "Automatically adjust site to mobile phones"Google Sites and Screen Reader Support
Keyboard shortcuts make it easier to use Google Sites. In your documents list, for example, you can use the up and down arrow keys to move through the files in the list, and you can open the selected document by hitting Enter.
A favicon can be added to a Google site but must be called favicon.ico and uploaded to the top level
Follow these steps
Combines a users social connections with organic searches.
For example, if you were to search for “Justin Bieber,” social search results would appear beneath the organic search results.
The tool scans your social connections content (based on the social accounts included in your Google profile) to create these results.
Google TV lets viewers search and watch programs from the Internet.
Sony TVs, blu-ray players and Logitech TVs will come with Google TV installed. A separate stand-alone device is also available. The software includes a Chrome Web browser to access videos, photos, music and games online.
Submitting a sitemap to Google Webmaster tools Trah.biz sitemap
Google URL shortener http://goo.gl/
QR codes can be generated when using the Google URL shortener http://goo.gl/ To access the QR Code you will need to click on the details link which displays the long URL, the short URL and the QR code.
Put “.qr” on the end of any goo.gl URL and it produces a QR code which you can right-click to save the image.
For example, http://goo.gl/b5NGs which directs to www.trah.biz has a QR code of http://goo.gl/b5NGs.qr
QR codes are generated using Google Chart Server http://code.google.com/apis/chart/ which can generate any type of QR code. A flexible interface for creating QR codes can be found at http://zxing.appspot.com/generator
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