Google Dashboard Provides a Top-Down Look at Your Google Use

November 7, 2009 at 9:18 am | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment
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Ever wanted to take a step back and look at all the Google apps and data you’re hooked into? Google’s offering that top-down view with Google Dashboard, a central clearinghouse for app settings, privacy information, and use statistics.

The main value to the average user at the Dashboard, reachable at when signed into a Google account, is a peek at all the services you use, the data Google’s acquired from you, and quick links to each app’s settings. You also get direct links to your Google calendars, your most recent Gmail messages and Google Docs documents, and secondary settings, like changing your personal information in apps that use that data. Those with privacy concerns also get quick links to the policies of every app they’re using.

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Google Wants To Be Worlds’ Librarian

September 15, 2009 at 9:24 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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Could Google be the final chapter for books? Google wants to become the world’s librarian and bookseller. They have digitised more than 10 million volumes in more than 100 languages and have agreements to scan millions more. Will this help make our literary heritage more accessible or signal the end of traditional books? Will it lead to more readers? Will authors’ and publishers’ rights be disregarded for the sake of profit?

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My Digest: Of Every Day Happenings Around The World

September 4, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
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My Digest


My Digest

2 The US Constitution is one of our most remarkable inventions of all time. A lot of people in other countries think so too. It is a robust self-correcting legal OS. But it was written in an arcane code long ago. To make any sense from it you need some help. This lively graphic novel adaptation of the Constitution is by far the best aid I’ve found to deciphering its code. It is the comic book versi
Cool Tools • 2 hours ago
12 The Gmail blog has a post up right now that’s interesting for a few reasons. First, it was posted around midnight of a Friday (this is supposed to be my no-news quiet time, Google). Second, it’s written as a chat exchange between two Google employees. And third, it has a kick-ass new Nintendo-esque theme. Truth be told, the Nintendo-like theme (called “High Score”, undoubtedly to prevent any trade
TechCrunch • 6 hours ago
3 video This was making the rounds a couple months ago, but I don’t think we posted it on MAKE – Rob Spence is a filmmaker who lost his eye and decided to replace it with a wireless video camera… Read more | Permalink | Comments | Read more articles in Culture jamming | Digg this!
MAKE Magazine • 11 hours ago


Mohammed Ismail, who had criticised the way film’s actors were treated, dies after long illnessThe father of Slumdog Millionaire child star Azhar Ismail has died of tuberculosis at the family’s home in Mumbai.Mohammed Ismail’s premature death will inevitably fuel the controversy surrounding the fate of the slum children who appeared in the movie, which has grossed more than £86m worldwide since it
Guardian Unlimited home | Guardian Unlimited • by Gethin Chamberlain • 44 min
School districts across the country have been inundated with phone calls from parents and are struggling to address the controversy that broke out after the Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent a letter to principals urging schools to tune in.» E-Mail This     » Add to
NPR Topics: News • 1 hour ago

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