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Google Voice Search and More……….

Friends, in this article I want to share two-three things which I like very much. You may have noticed that I write lot of  articles on Google. And this one is also about Google only. They have improved out web experience during the last 10-12  years. We can’t imagine the World Wide Web without Google.
Two of the most finest tools provided by Google are : Audio Search (Voice Search) and Image Search. Already you may be knowing these things but still I want to share. In Google Search you may have noticed a small image of a mike. Here you can search by talking. That is you have to click on mike and tell it what you want to search. It will show the results. Below you can see its snapshot:

Small image of mike

Come to image search now. I am not talking about searching images, but searching by giving image as input instead of words. Yes, when you open Google Image Search, in the search box you will an image of camera. When you click on it, it asks you to input either image URL or you have upload the image to search about it. Below you can see its snap:

Image representing camera

Friends, in this article I want to share two-three things which I like very much. You may have noticed that I write lot of  articles on Google. And this one is also about Google only. They have improved out web experience during the last 10-12  years. We can’t imagine the World Wide Web without Google.                 Two of the most finest tools provided by Google are : Audio Search (Voice Search) and Image Search. Already you may be knowing these things but still I want to share. In Google Search you may have noticed a small image of a mike. Here you can search by talking. That is you have to click on mike and tell it what you want to search. It will show the results. Below you can see its snapshot:                               Come to image search now. I am not talking about searching images, but searching by giving image as input instead of words. Yes, when you open Google Image Search, in the search box you will an image of camera. When you click on it, it asks you to input either image URL or you have upload the image to search about it. Below you can see its snap:

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Google Takeout

One more new product of Google – Google TAKEOUT.  Google has released this service a few days ago. This service enables you to get all your data in all of the Google Services that you are using. You can get your data from Google Buzz, Google Contacts and Circles, Google Picasa Web Albums and Google Profile etc. You can make an archive of all your data before downloading an to d then you can download it. If you want you can download whole data or you can optionally select which data you want to select. You can visit http://www.google.com/takeout to use this service. Below you can see its snap

select the services you want to select data of

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Google Plus – Art of Social Networking

Google is known for innovation. Google folks always come up with new ideas to make our networked life much interesting and sophisticated. This time is a big one. Ya they have a set war with Social Networking Giant FACEBOOK. This time Google is working on a new project called GOOGLE PLUS.

Google Plus is new style of socializing our online presence. There are 4 interesting features of Google Plus. There are as explained below:

1. Google Circles: Since in facebook and other networking sites, whatever you share with your friends, your updates will be shown to each of your friend, may be it is your best friend, classmate, girl friend, co-worker or anybody else. But there are some things which you want to share with only few of your friends. Google Circles allows you to divide all your friends into groups or segments called CIRCLES. For example , in your Facebook profile you will have some friends and in your Linked In you may have some connections. You can share your social updates with your Linked In friends and in the same way you can share your work updates with your Facebook friends.

Google Circle allows you to divide your friends into Circles named Workers, Close Friends, Family Members etc. And allows you to share some updates will particular Circle. Is it not Good!

2. Google Huddles: Google is a service that enables you to have group chat and texting. For example if four of you friends want to decide whether you want to go to  movie or not, in normal text messaging or chatting to each of the four friends. You can use Google Huddles to group chat with all four at a time. This is a least interested feature. Google just want to upset their rivals like Microsoft as they have bought Skype.

3. Google Hangouts: This is yet another good feature that helps in Group Video chatting. Here if you find some of your friends video chatting, you can join. You can at a time do conference with your friends.

4. Google Sparks: Since Google is the amazing in searching. Google Sparks provides you a typical Google Search within your Google Plus. Yes! This Sparks helps you to search anything in Google Plus. Since Facebook is providing search feature, it is likely that Google will do something to keep its search business at the top.

Since the Google Plus project is under development. It is likely to be released within few days. Till then you can get its updates by registering your name at Google Plus homepage.

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SHAZAM – Whats this?

As I already mentioned in previous post that iPhone and Android apps are revolutionizing the way we live and we do things. SHAZAM is another addition to this.

SHAZAM - in action

Assume you are moving somewhere and you come to listen a song,  and you liked the song. Then you wish to listen it again and again. And you have to buy it for listening. But for buying it you need to know its name and other details… How do you get the details?Here comes SHAZAM to help.   Yes !!!!!!  SHAZAM is an application on smart phones  that allows you get the details.  SHAZAM was initially designed for Apple iPhones. But very rapidly its user base grew. So now it has been ported on Android and Nokia phones.

How to use SHAZAM?

To use SHAZAM you need to first install it in your phone. Then whenever you come to listen any music, you just need to start the app and hold your phone to record it. After listening it sends the query to the server and the server searches its database. Then it returns with the name of song , name of the album and other details. So you get the required details and then you can buy it from Napster or iTunes. So enjoy your non-stop music.

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What is IPv6?

Recently in World Wide Web, we have heard one word a lot of times – i.e.,  IPv6. Let us have a byte of it.
Now a days, Internet is the way of doing things. If you have ever wondered how it works – then TCP/IP is the answer for it. Everything in this world works with some rules and procedures. And so is the Internet. In technical terms, these rules are called as Protocols. So TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and IP(Internet Protocol) are the set of rules that help in the working of Internet. TCP/IP protocol was invented by Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn who are known as father of Internet. These protocols handle the transfer of data packages between two computers in Internet.
So you may be knowing IP addresses. Every computer connected to the Internet will be assigned a unique identification number that uniquely identifies it across the globe. These addresses are called as Internet Protocol Addresses (IP Addresses). These may be static or dynamic. Static means a computer will have the same address every time it is connected to Internet.  Dynamic address changes every time when a computer gets connected to Internet.

Till now these addresses were 32-bit addresses i.e., address with 3 dots in between such as 198.162.23.0. It was 4-byte address. Due to increase in the number of internet users in recent days, these addresses are about to exhaust. If these addresses got over, then we won’t be having any addresses to assign remaining devices that will be connected in future. It means that using 32-bit addressing mechanism we can address 2 ^ 32 = 4 294 967 296 computers. After that we won’t be left with any addresses. This is known as IP version 4 (IPv4).
So international organizations have decided to implement 128-bit IP addresses which contains 6 parts in its addresses. This is known as Internet Protocol version 6 address
(IP v6). The address format of IPv6 will be something like 3ffe:1900:4545:3:200:f8ff:fe21:67cf
One thing to notice here is that it contains hexadecimal numbers also. Using IPv6 we
can address 2 ^ 128 = 3.40282367 × 1038 devices, which is very huge number.  So using this address format we can assign unique IP address to each particle on the earth. What else you want?

What changes are required?
To adopt this IPv6, there are lot of changes need to be done. First of all Network Service Providers must replace their Switches and Routers with new ones that are capable of tackling with IPv6 addresses. This involves lot of investment. And all the users with old computers need to change their Network Interface Cards(NIC) with new ones. But it takes years to completely adopt this new system.Till then both IPv4 and IPv6 will co-exist.  This is all about IPv6.

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How to make your blog appear in Search Engines

Hundreds of blogs are created every day. And every blogger wants to have maximum traffic to his blog.  To have maximum traffic, two things are considered very important.  First “Good Website Content” and “Good Promotion”.  Website content depends upon the main domain (subject of matter) in which the blog is based on. Then the blogger should post articles in accordance with users’ interest. The unique content will be most appreciated.

Then comes the promotion aspect. Here people should come to know about your blog. Normally to get more visitors, we need to make our blog appear in serch engines such as GOOGLE, YAHOO and BING etc.  But how to do that? This is the main thing of this post……………………………….

Search engines provide various tools among which WEBMASTER TOOLS are most essential and most used. Here a blogger needs to register his blog at search engine’s webmaster tools. If you register your blog in all search engines then more traffic you will get. I will tell for each search engine how to register your weblog:

I.       Google:

Since Google is the most popular and efficient search engine, people usually search Google for any content. So to get more traffic don’t forget to register your blog at Google.  Open http://www.google.com/webmastertools. And create your account. Then you can add a listing of your website. But you need to verify that you are the real owner of the site. There are three ways of your weblog  verification.

Google WebMaster Tools

1. By uploading the HTML file to your server  where you have hosted your blog.

For Ex: I have saved (hosted) all my website related files in www.hostgator.com. Then I need to upload the HTML file given by Google to “HTDOCS” folder or  “PUBLIC_HTML” folder of www.hostgator.com. After uploading you need to click on the link provided by Google. Then click on “VERIFY” button. If the file is found then it show “SUCCESSFULLY” verified. Else you might have made mistake somewhere.

Entries of Websites added

2. Add a meta tag to your website’s homepage

In this method , Google will provide you some code (tag) which you need to paste into your website homepage i.e. index.php. After adding this code, just save the chnges and Click on “VERIFY” button in Webmaster Tools.

Verification options

3. Add DNS record to your domain’s configuration.

This option is newly added to Webmaster Tools. Here you will be given a TXT record. It will be an entry in Domain Name System(DNS) that provides information about your domain. After adding it click on “VERIFY” button.

One more option is given i.e. Link to Analytics account which is for advanced users who already have many blogs and using Analytics service.

II. Yahoo!

To register your blog in Yahoo log on to http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/. And the options provided by YAHOO are similar to those given by Google. But you should have YAHOO account or you need to create an account. In Yahoo Webmaster Tools is called “SITE EXPLORER”.

Yahoo Site Explorer

III.   BING:

Bing is another search engine provided by Microsoft. To register your blog at bing go to http://www.bing.com/webmaster. And here also you should have either Hotmail account or MSN Live account etc. Otherwise you need to create one. Here it is called “WEBMASTER CENTRAL”.  And you are done!

Bing WebMaster Central

There are lot of other search engines such as “ALTAVISTA” or “ASK.COM”  where you can register your blog. But remember maximum traffic can come only from Google. Because Google is the no.1 search engine and it will most appropriate results.

So after registering when some user searches for topic related to your blog content, then they will be shown with your website and they will visit you blog.

There are lot of tools that Google provides for webmasters to increase their traffic and get revenue. If you interested in such tools comment us or contact us either through our FORUM or mail us. Thank you for reading…..

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Listen To Google Music

Google has recently announced a search for music. Yes, you can search for the music you want to listen.  URL for this is http://www.google.com/music. Since it is in the initial stage and not available in some countries. It is available only in few countries such as US, India and others. Indian users can visit http://www.google.co.in/music. Till now they have not given any option to download the songs. But you can listen them online.

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Experience Google Gravity!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello friends,

just a small magic for you. Go to http://www.google.com and type “GOOGLE GRAVITY” in the search tab and click on ” I AM FEELING LUCKY”. You will see something interesting. Comment me if you like it.

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Browse Earth without Google Earth

Most of us need to use Google Earth to locate any city or island or country etc.  Google Earth is off course an excellent tool to browse geographic locations. But to use Google Earth , you need to download it and install it. What if you don’t want to do so?

Here is an alternative to Google Earth………….!  No i am not talking about any other software or tool but a website.  Yes to browse Earth without Google Earth, log on to http://www.wikimapia.org and start browsing. It provides all the options provided by Google Earth.  Have fun!

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Manage Your Office

If you own a business and if you need to work with documents and spreadsheets etc online, then this article is for you.

http://www.zoho.com is one such website which allows you to work with wide variety of office applications for your business. It provides around 20 applications spanning collaboration, business and productivity. All you need is just an internet connection and a browser. Zoho.com is managed by an Indian based company called ZOHO Corporation. This service is based on cloud computing technology with Software As A Service(SaaS) platform.

To claim the services of zoho, you need to register in their website. There are two types of registrations. One is free account and other is paid. For free accounts, it offers basic applications such as Docs, Mail, Projects, Chat, Meeting, Discussions and Wiki etc.  For premium membership, along with free applications it also offers business applications such as CRM, Invoice, Marketplace, Reports, Recruit, Assist etc. And free member will be given 1GB of memory space. While paid members can choose their desired package.  One more facility given by zoho is sharing and import/export of documents from Google Docs service and Microsoft Live Office also. Zoho is the tough competitor to Microsoft Live Office. So I hope you will try it.

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