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  • Google Music Search Feature, Rocks!!!

    http://www.google.com/landing/music/ Cheers, Nasir
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on October 30, 2009
  • Google Wave or Google's Facebook

    Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more. Google is never short of amazing concepts, I like two features most instant text sharing on chat, reply to a ...
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on September 30, 2009
  • Blind faith on Blind Search? Never!!

    As I shared here that I really liked the concept of Blind Search tool as it's quite helpful to compare three well-known and big search engines; Google,Bing and Yahoo. This tool could be quite helpful to find out hidden features of other search engines which usually I don't pay attention because of Google. I really liked the concept of showing ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 9, 2009
  • Google to launch Chrome OS

    Everyone knows Google heavily relies browser based front end and has given us some classic web applications which pretty much behave like Desktop apps. Google had reasons to launch a separate browser and today we all read the reason behind it. Google was not happy with current browsers who opens different web pages in a single process, that's why ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 8, 2009
  • Blind Search

    You will be aware of terms like Blind Love or Blind Faith but did you ever hear thing like Blind Search? Yes there it is and it's a utility made by a Microsoft Employee which let you pick the best search result based on your choice. It's interesting fun game. I am not so familiar with Microsoft's Bing but surprisingly few results return from query ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 21, 2009
  • Google waves

    Google now has come up with a P2P type tool which provides online collaboration and spelling suggestion tool by using NLP techniques. I don't know how it's gonna make difference in the presence of facebook and LinkedIn but it does sound interesting. Read further about it on Wave's blog.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 29, 2009
  • Google supports microformats and RDFa

    Google is now going to support RDFa and microformat to represent structured data. You can learn further about their implementation here.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 13, 2009
  • Take your words back

    Once spoken can't be taken back. This is so true but not in Emailing world anymore. Gmail Labs  has come up with a feature which allows you to undo your mail. It's pretty useful feature and could you save your from embarrassment.Thanks Salman for pointing it out. You may enable this feature from Labs tab in Settings option. Different stages ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 20, 2009
  • Google Totkay

    Google has come up with an interesting idea called Tip Jar or I named it as Google Totkay,where users will share different tips and tricks online and other will be able to rate them based on their effectiveness. It seems like famous Mrs.Tariq(the sister of Anwar Maqsood) gets digital. :-) One user gave a very interesting and somewhat realistic ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 5, 2009
  • Google toolbar with Quick Search Box feature

    Google  toolbar v6.0 for IE has come up with an interesting feature which can help you to search and launch installed application on your PC. QSB(Quick Search Box) will not only search your queries on web but on your computer too. Now you don't need to go to Start Menu to launch an applicaiton. Just search it within QSB and launch it. Pretty ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 4, 2009
  • Gmail outage outrages users

    Today around 2.30PM I was unable to get into my Gmail account. I suspected an ISP problem but there was some other issue. Thousands of others users also suffered like me. More details given here. Yes Google is run by Humans and humns do mistakes.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 24, 2009
  • Google toolbar:bookmarking the selected text

    I have been using using Google Boomarks via toolbar for long time. Unlike Delicious and other bookmarking services I am able to manage my bookmarks universally by using existing installed tools. With the newer version of Google toolbar you can now bookmark the particular portion of the web page rather than book marking the entire page. Now if ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 18, 2009
  • Google is not error free

    They can also make blundes. as always Slashdot made my day.  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 1, 2009
  • Google Malware Warnings Right Now ... OR .....

    UPDATE: A data entry glitch by a Google employee led to this. Read about it here: 'Human error' shuts down  Google. Is something up with Google? Every single search that I do shows a malware warning (even sites like microsoft.com). Is there something wrong, or something's up with my computer.    
    Posted to ASP.NET Applications (Weblog) by aspnet on January 31, 2009
  • Innovation at Google

    Though this is an old presentation and things are not good with Google anymore, I loved the  way the guy presented the stuff.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 31, 2009
  • Google's new FavIcon

    What's the most recognised logo in the world? It would probably be Google's if only they could stick to one. Yet as the world's most popular search engine tries out a new favicon, Craig Smith says the old branding rulebook is being rewritten. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7839744.stm   Cheers NAK
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on January 21, 2009
  • Gmail error: Live Debugging?

    Well it gives  ''relief'' to me that engineers at Google can also do such mistakes. :-)  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 8, 2009
  • How to deal with recession-The Google way

    Remember one and half month back I expressed my concerns about discontinuation of Google Lively? Finally I know the reason. Recession has hit Google as well. There is no concept of 20% anymore,well atleast till the things go well. They have closed their two offices. But this is not something which sounds unique. What actually makes me to praise ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 2, 2009
  • Google releases browser security book

    You can read here. More details are available here  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 1, 2009
  • Google's friend connect

    Right now I am not sure How this feature could be useful for users bu I can see that Google found another way to track your online activities. Watch the video. Another video which covers the whole thing in details.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on December 6, 2008
  • Sorting things out

    Ok this news has blown up my mind. We are excited to announce we were able to sort 1TB (stored on the Google File System as 10 billion 100-byte records in uncompressed text files) on 1,000 computers in 68 seconds. By comparison, the previous 1TB sorting record is 209 seconds on 910 computers.   And it's all due to MapReduce
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 25, 2008
  • Google is not "lively" anymore

    Trust me, the reason given by Google is quite lame. Atleast I liked this product. :(
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 21, 2008
  • Google starts audio indexing

    Google comes up with an evil invention called GAudi which gives you feature to search a text within video. Now you can search whether someone said anything particular within Video rather Video title only
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 18, 2008
  • Google turns 10

    7 September, 2008, Google will be celebrating a decade of its success in Web world. From Search engine to Software development Kits,APIS, Maps to Web browser, Google has captivated the entire world. It got so popular that the term Google is used as verb in official dictionaries. Do you wonder how the things got started? what kind of stuff were ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on September 6, 2008
  • Google's Wonders

    Google never quit surprising me.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 27, 2008
  • Google finds 1 Trillion Unique pages

    So much Data around us yet getting wasted.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 27, 2008
  • Google's Anti Wiki Attempt: Knol

    But in different taste
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 27, 2008
  • Find Who Has Access to Your Gmail Account

    good security feature introduced by Google to track the active sessions. http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/search/label/Gmail but how about Gmail Limitations quite weird !?   Cheers  Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on July 9, 2008
  • Google brings it's own IDL

    Google has come up with it's own IDL which they call Protocol Buffer for Data Exchange. An interesting attempt. Facebook uses its own IDL called thrift Read further here.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 8, 2008
  • Google crawls Flash files

    With help of Adobe's new technology, Google is able to sniff Flash files and return result based on content. Interesting!
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on July 1, 2008
  • Google unveils Search Technology

    PageRank and other stuff, right here.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 21, 2008
  • "Things I did last night"

    Write above text on Google and press ''I am feeling lucky''
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 12, 2008
  • Google Search model on Mobiles

    Google research published an interesting and informative document about using Google search on mobiles efficiently. Researchers carried out different tests to make search option efficient on mobile devices. Read the document here.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 30, 2008
  • Google AppEngine welcomes me

    If you remember I told you about Google's AppEngine. Today I found out that I was one of few thousands who have been invited to play with Google's App engine. Yes Google AppEngine is in invite only mode at the mode. I am not sure what am I gonna do with this account. Does anyone need it? I will sell it in $10,000 :D    
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 19, 2008
  • Google AppEngine

    Google finally open its (virtual) door of infrastructure for outsiders and allow them to use Google's infrastructure to write their custom application. Something which called be a threat for services like Amazon S3.   From Google App Engine Blog:   Google App Engine gives you access to the same building blocks that Google uses for ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 8, 2008
  • Project Virgle

      Read here    p.s: don't forget the date :>
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 1, 2008
  • Google lost the bid of FCC 700MHz auction

    Google lost FCC bid of buying a spectrum of wireless C-block band. Google officials are not allowed. After conquering web world, Google now targeting wireless world and willing to push its efforts for wireless apps on mobile like devices which are used more than a computer. Google also has been trying to promote it's open source wireless phones so ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 21, 2008
  • Google's Language Translation API

    This is just amazing. Google now offers another API which can translate your web content into other languages. Now you don't have to get worried about scope of your application. Read further at google blog and for documentation visit here.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 21, 2008
  • Youtube GData API: single video feed doesn't handle Cache

    I have been playing around with youtube's GData API which returns feed in XML and JSON format. A ''bug'' was found when dealing with single video feed that unlike other feeds provided by Gdata.  While investigating feeds in fiddler, I found that feed which returns single Videl details is not handling Cache stuff at Server End thus I am keep ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on March 16, 2008
  • Google Calendar and Outlook Synchronization

    Wonderful ! http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=89955 i was badly needed that, PDA->Outlook->Google calendar and vice versa wow... it would be awesome if some utility released for PDAs too so one can directly synchronize PDA and google calendar. Google Rocks!!! Nasir Ali Khan 
    Posted to Nasir Ali Khan (Weblog) by nasir on March 11, 2008
  • Google launches its CMS

    Google has released another product in there Google Apps product called Google Sites which provides you facility of Content Management with the help of existing Google products like Google Office,Gmail etc. More details are available here . A video has also been provided to elaborate this product further.  
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on February 29, 2008
  • Google Adsense, Die or...??

    Just tried to log into my adsense account and I found this I am not sure what actually has happened but seems they were in hurry or system has crashed. Even the logo of Adsense is not appearing.
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on January 13, 2008
  • Google gets ready to launch Social Networking API

    Yes All one one. Google gears up to launch API which you can use to interact famous social networking system around. A Great Move!! and off course a threat for FaceBook. According to source: Google’s broad social networking ambitions, first reported here in late September, with a follow up earlier this week. The new project, called OpenSocial ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on November 1, 2007
  • Google joins OIN

    You'll often hear members of our open source team say, “Every time you use Google, you’re using Linux.” It’s absolutely true. Check a Google engineer’s workstation, and you’ll probably find it's running Linux. Do a search on Google.com, and a Linux server will return your results. Ever since Google got its start, Linux has given us the ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on August 7, 2007
  • Google in Kenya

    Google is setting up next office in Kenya and this would their first appearance in African continent. It seems that Kenya is more suitable than Pakistan :-). Why Google favors Kenya over South Africa? I think due to this  reason? *grin*    via Slashdot 
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 27, 2007
  • Google in past 12 months

    An interesting article plus review by PC world about products Google acquired in past 12 months. If you notice, Google is acquiring all products which are someway or other can help  to enhance existing search or advertisment products.   Technorati tags: Google, Adwords, Web 2.0
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 4, 2007
  • Google acquired FeedBurner, w00t?

    Sometimes I don't understand Google. I really don't know why the heck they acquired Feedburner. Yeah I know adsense thingie but why didn't they utilize their own team for this burner thing??? All I know they have done it and according to this , it's worth wouldn't be lesser than $100 million. Technorati tags: Google, Feedburner, Adwords
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 3, 2007
  • Final days of Google

    Things are not as easy as Mr. Cringely mentioned. Yet another rant by Cringley and reaction of slashdotters.     Technorati tags: Google, Web
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on June 1, 2007
  • GoogleMaps,Karachi and GPS

    When I used to read about different Google Maps application by people in Western countries,it always made me to wish about something similar for Karachi. Farhan's effort made my wish true!    Now you can browse your location on mobile via GPS and Google Maps Visit Farhan's blog to learn further about the project. There is also a ...
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on May 8, 2007
  • Google's Adwords got hacked

    Yes it did get hacked and they recovered too. If you are intrested to know how these guys tackle with hacked sites then do read the article by Matt Cutts of Google who take care of this business. Intresting read.   Technorati tags: Google.Adwords.Hacked sites
    Posted to Adnan Siddiqi (Weblog) by kadnan on April 30, 2007
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