Today during my routine web surfing I’ve found an interesting website – The Church of Google and had a lot of fun. The main standpoint of the Church of Google is that Google is God – kinda humor but Google has penetrated into our lives so much that I seem to start believe this soon 🙂 Yesterday’s Gmail crash showed that people are really scared by being without Google even for a few hours. So, may be there is something in Googlists’ beliefs? 😉
As it was in 1998,
And ever shall be,
Searching without end, Amen.
Also, let’s answer a little poll – what is Google for us?
Not to break the rule, after Christmas Sales I want to make up a list of Valentine’s Day special offers and discounts for software products. So, what software developers are in the most romantic mood this year? 😉
WonderShare – time to capture and share your moment. DVD Ripper Platinum + Video Converter Platinum + Video to DVD Burner Pack for a half price.
iSkysoft Studio – buy one, your lover gets one free. iSkysoft offer DVD to iPod, iPhone, etc. converters for Mac. You can buy software suites with discount and provide your lover’s email so that he or she can get registration code for free.
Flarium.com – love madly, buy wisely. Buy FlashSlider software with 35% discount and make a romantic Valentine’s slideshow of your digital photos for people you love. Show your love in slides.
Tulipchart.com – Cool EasyCard is exatly what you need to make Valentine’s Day card for your lover. Lots of templates and the lowest holiday price.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Love and be loved!
At last, one of the most popular Google services – Gmail (which stands for Google mail) – goes offline. Offline Gmail is beta (of course ;)), but users already can work with Gmail without being connected to the Internet. To do that, one should install Google Gears, an open source browser extension for Internet Explorer and Firefox, which is already used for offline access to such web apps as Google Docs, RSS Reader, etc. Google Gears cashes data and stores them in a database. If there is too much mail, it’s sorted by some criteria and the most important e-mails are cashed in the first place. That makes possible using Gmail on computers with slow or unstable Internet connection. While you’re connected to the Internet, Google Gears automatically synchronizes data with server, but even if the network connection is lost, you can read, edit and write letters.
To enable offline Gmail, go to the Settings in your Gmail account, then to the Labs tab, and the first you’ll see will be Gmail Offline option. Click Enable and Save changes. You’ll see Offline0.1 link near your Settings link. Click it to start setup process.
Of course, as Gmail supports POP and IMAP protocols, Google mail can be read and sent with any e-mail client. And it’s the matter of your taste only – to use your usual desktop e-mail client, read mail online or start using offline Gmail. In any case, it’s great to have a choice, isn’t it?
Please, answer this poll – how do you manage or will manage your Gmail?