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Google

Google Maps Hybrid

Google recently implemented a new feature on their maps page that allows users to overlay roads on satellite images. Just click on the “Hybrid” button next to the “Satellite” button on the maps. It seems to be more accurate than swtichign between the two old views.

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Google

Google Currency

Google now offers currency conversion among its calculator features. For example, the current exchange from one Canadian dollar to US dollars is 81.07 cents.

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General

The Mighty Hercules

I came across this RealAudio file of an episode of the The Mighty Hercules cartoon. That sure brings back memories.

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Google

GMail RSS

I just realised today that GMail has an RSS feed. It seems it only works on unread messages in the inbox, however. No read messages and no archived new messages.

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Browsers

IE Tabbed Browser

IE now has tabbed browsing! Well, sort of. You have to install the MSN toolbar. The 1.2 version of the MSN toolbar now allows IE users to have tabbed browsing functionality. It appears the functionality is available to users of IE 5 and 6. So what takes IE so long?

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Browsers

IBM Backs Firefox

Looks like Firefox is getting some much needed support in their fight against Internet Explorer. IBM is encouraging its employees to use Firefox, aiding the open-source Web browser’s quest to chip away at Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Firefox is already used by about 10 percent of IBM’s staff, or about 30,000 people. Starting Friday, IBM workers […]

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General

Phone Number Patterns

I was contemplating the phone numbers I’ve had since I was five, and wondered how they would look conceptually. I found a photo of a phone pad, imported it into a bottom layer in Illustrator, and drew a line on a separate layer from one number to the next for each of the seven digits […]

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Browsers

IE 7 to Be More Standard Compliant

Chris Wilson, the lead program manager for the web platform in IE, announced on the IE Blog that IE 7 will be rid of many of the CSS inconsistencies that plague IE currently. To boot, it will also support PNG transparency. Oh how I’ve wanted this for a while. Support the alpha channel in PNG […]

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Browsers

Firefox Keyboard Navigation

Firefox is playing around with keyboard navigation. Although that idea is far from new, the spin here is that the keystroke combinations take users to the next link by visual position, not its place in the HTML source code. To move to a link immediately to the right of the current link, users would press […]

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Google

My Search History

Google is advancing personal search. The new Google service, available starting Wednesday on Google Labs, tracks every search users have done when they are signed on to My Search History and it also lets them search all the pages they’ve found using Google.com’s search engine. Users will be able to review the full text of […]