Tag: Google

If I was Google, I would have done a Windows machine

So the new “Chromebook Pixel”:http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2013/02/chromebook-pixel/ is out, and it is an interesting move. Nice hardware, but expensive, and of course limited to whatever software runs on Chrome. Being the “proud” owner of a Surface RT — another nice piece of […]

Why FB is worth just a fraction of GOOG

“Privacy Fix”:https://www.privacyfix.com/start is instructive. Who knows how accurate it is, but I bet it is directionally correct. And it says that FB makes about 5 cents a year off ads delivered to me, whereas GOOG makes about $32. I have […]

Mayer to Yahoo

“Big move for yahoo”:http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/googles-marissa-mayer-tapped-as-yahoos-chief/?hp. I’d make job 1 cozying up to Apple and help supplant all the Google services on Apple devices. If Yahoo could become the most relevant internet content brand on the iPad and iPhone, that would be […]

Business Models and Evil

Some interesting commentary on “Google’s business model by Gruber”:http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/08/23/swartz-google-evil — a total Apple fan, doesn’t view ads as inherently evil, but says you need to be very respectful of your users. And referring to “an original article by Aaron Swartz”:http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/googevil […]

OMG Google TV!

OK I am sure I will buy one of these when I can because, well, I am a classic early adopter and will get sucked in. But as mentioned at All Things D, why will GoogleTV be any different than […]

Signs of strain at Google?

OK the missteps that Google has made with Buzz this week are well chronicled. They jammed a product out without really thinking it through. That doesn’t hit me that much as a user. But today using the iphone map app […]

Recent app trials

* Scanaroo. The idea of something to manage all my cards is cool — one place to see account numbers, 1800 customer service numbers, etc etc etc. But this isn’t it. The shortcoming is the dependency on the iphone camera. […]


Seven Must-Have Offline Apps For Your iPhone/iPod Touch – ReadWriteWeb. — MightyDocs is great if you are a google docs users.

Deleting Office from all my machines

Office 2007 for Windows has some really cool features. I love the table formatting in XL, a totally obvious and good feature. And the fact that it is only in the Windows version and not in the Mac version has […]

A bunch of recent google features

Google Docs: Google Docs Template Gallery Launches.  Awesomeness Gmail Superstars.  Not as useful as tags but still kind of cool Open It Online.  Send docs straight to google docs Cookiepie.  Log into multiple gmail accounts at once.  Haven’t tried yet […]

First couple days with the iPhone2.0 software

After activation woes, the experience has been pretty good. The things I like: * The Exchange support. Wasn’t completely obvious how to enable. You have to delete your old imap/webdav email account info, and create a new Exchange account type, […]

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City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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