All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Desktop’
For those of you trying to learn a new song for karaoke night, Spotify has your back. Spotify is adding a lyrics button to its desktop app, which when clicked will display scrolling lyrics across the screen. The lyrics come from a partnership with Musixmatch, which sees Spotify integrate the service’s lyrics database into its player. Musixmatch has been available …
Bing announced today that it’s rolling out some new features for Bing Desktop. These include inline search, new desktop apps, an updated news experience and Facebook notifications. “Bing is continuing to build on the useful and convenient experience used by over 10 million people worldwide,” a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews. Users can now search directly from a webpage, word document …
Bing has launched an update to Bing Desktop, expanding support to all versions of Windows, XP and higher, and adding four languages. Bing Desktop v1.1 lets you go back through 9 days worth of Bing homepage images and set them as your Windows Desktop background. “Bing Desktop also provides a fast and simple route to get search results,” says Bing …
How long ago did you buy a PC? Are you planning on picking one up anytime soon? If not, you’re probably joining the growing number of people who are moving to mobile devices instead of upgrading that old Windows XP desktop you bought in 2003. The movement from PC to mobile has been felt in the industry for quite a …
Microsoft has pushed the boundaries between physical and digital worlds with their popular gaming interface Kinect. Now they plan to test this technology in the desktop PC market, with a Kinect-intigrated 3D desktop. Microsoft Research reveals at their recent TechForum a prototype 3D desktop that allows users to manipulate 3D digital objects in real space. The desktop features a fold …
This is an off-topic post that I felt could not be missed. The Register wrote today about a type of email spam that is extremely common and rather obvious BUT surprisingly it appears some Internet users are still falling for it.
The article is worth the read if you have any concerns about what emails to read or not to read.
I’m not a heavy IM user anymore, so not sure Velvet Puffin’s Web-based instant messaging service will really take off the way that R. Chandrasekar is hoping it will (most of my IM traffic has gone to Twitter or Pownce) but it did do something worthy of note: You sign in with your Web browser and you get an IM client that looks like it’s part of the Web page.
Close the browser, though, and the IM client sticks around.
Earlier this week, Google announced the long-awaited release of its desktop client for Mac owners. Google Desktop users will be able to index content from their hard drive in order to find information about their documents, music, e-mails and pictures, as well as content from the web, quickly and easily.
Google and CallWave have partnered to provide a text-messaging gadget for Google Desktop users. With the utility, users will be able to send text messages to any cell phone, while choosing to receive them either as an e-mail message or have them sent directly to their handset.
The service is currently still in beta, and allows subscribers to send unlimited text messages throughout the United States and Canada.
After getting my new Mac yesterday, I am pleased to see that Google has just started supporting these beautiful machines. I’m a fan of Google Desktop, having used it on my last two machines and I enjoyed it quite a bit. However, I am disappointed to see that the Mac version will have no widgets or the toolbar yet. Being an organized sort, I rarely had the need to use the Google search on my desktop. My primary joy with the package was the widgets.
A client asked me today for more control in their Wordpress control panel. Specifically, when posting they wanted to control the font sizes, colors and do a bit more. As a designer I always freak at that question as I think the code is going to be filled with massive amounts of font tags and out of order strong tags and ohhh the madness. But, then again, maybe I’m overreacting.
Even though Windows Vista hasn’t been received with quite the fanfare Microsoft would have liked, the fact remains that the integrated desktop search functionality represents a potential snag in Google’s master plan for continued dominance within the industry.
Microsoft has capitulated to a lot of annoyed and loud customers, releasing a patch for Windows Mobile that fixes the Daylight Saving Time issue. Microsoft is doing this despite the fact that it has always been the responsibility of device makers, they weren’t going to let those companies screw their customers and mess up Outlook Mobile.
Myths can figure prominently in culture, religion, and entertainment, but most corporations would likely prefer to remain uninvolved. After all, accountants’ spreadsheets just aren’t that compatible with non-factual information. Google probably appreciates it, then, that Ionut Alex. Chitu set about dispelling the top 10 “Google Myths.”
In early 2005, when Adobe announced an agreement to acquire Macromedia, creative professionals released a collective gasp. Many worried about a creative software monopoly, others pondered the fate of competing applications (GoLive versus Dreamweaver, Freehand versus Illustrator, etc), and some dreamed of what offspring may come of this union.
No one wants to have to say, “My Internet broke.” When this phrase is uttered, the source of the problem (assuming it’s not the user) becomes the object of much ill will and quite a few uncouth words. Now Google, the former “do no evil” company, is hinting that uninstalling one of its products may “break” your Internet.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation, go-to guys for legal issues in Web 2.0, have recommended against using the latest version of Google Desktop.
Information overload is driving everybody to offer ways of organizing the blog explosion and constant news generation. Adding to the recent deluge of better ways to keep news junkies from being buried in bookmarks, is Viapoint’s Microsoft Desktop Search adapter. The adapter creates virtual folders to aid in organizing files, emails, news and blog content.
RSS. It is exactly the sound a match makes when you put it out with your fingers. Add “feed” (rssfeed), and you have the cymbalist’s drum roll finale. Even with the name’s limitations, RSS developer David Winer’s righteous anger toward those who would change it is understandable. After all, what if all things “rubenesque” were suddenly referred to as “fatgirlish?” To an artist or creator, that’s heresy.
Google has released the Enterprise version of Google Desktop Search, and its surprisingly free. Surprising, perhaps, only to me, as I figured Google would charge for it.
With the major search engine players having introduced their versions of desktop search utilities, the interest in desktop search seems to have waned. However, just because the desktop search craze may have crested, that does not mean quality products aren’t still out there.
A slate of new features for corporate desktop users will be in a new platform available later this month.
Becuase Google was smart enough to release the software development kit for their desktop search utility, increasing the functionality of GDS is not too difficult.
Microsoft has officially launched its desktop search product designed to allow users to seamlessly find documents and files on their hard drive and the Internet.
While the search industry continues to evolve, an area that’s received a great deal of focus has to do with creating a successful desktop search tool. This mentality has led to a proliferation of desktop search (DTS) tools. Because of this, knowing which one is better can be a best-guess/trial-and-error scenario until now.
Copernic announced today the official launch of its new and improved desktop search product, Copernic Desktop Search version 1.5.
Google Desktop Search is a great tool-if you’ve got nothing to hide on your computer from anyone else who might sit down and do a search-innocently or not.
Finally there’s a desktop search product that’s actually useful to me: Google Desktop. I had tried the previous version of GDS a bit …
I’ve been speaking to some journalists about desktop search and they all want to know what desktop search means for the search engines.