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FIX: Google Toolbar resets/breaks/messes up IE7 toolbars
Ever since I've upgraded from IE6 to IE7, I've noticed that whenever I reopen my Internet Explorer, all my toolbars get messed up. It's as if they are reset to the original "factory" setting, regardless of how carefully I've tweaked them before previously closing IE7. Clearly something was wrong, but to my surprise the fault lay not with "Evil Microsoft" but with the "Benevolent Google"'s beloved Google Toolbar(!). I've learned here that the Google Toolbar uses some evil voodoo ("hijacks ITBarLayout ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:42 PM

Google Checkout - We don't serve your kind here.
I just tried to register with Google Checkout - Google's shiny new payment service. To my surprise, I could not find my beloved country of Israel in the countries drop down list. Turns out Google Checkout is only available in a few, select, countries. I learned this and little more in a support article buried deep inside the site. Why isn't Google Checkout available in Israel and so many other countries? Google isn't saying. Until then - Bad service Google dudes ......

Posted On Thursday, January 25, 2007 9:45 AM

What's missing in the new Google Reader?
I've been giving Google Reader a spin and I'm finding it very easy to get used to reading my RSS feeds through it. They've done an excellent job with the UI, as usual.But then I needed to find an old blog entry from Oren Eini's blog (a book recommendation for a fantasy trilogy of all things) and I've discovered that Google Reader is missing something very important. Something that Google is almost synonymous with - a search box.What and odd surprise - there is no search feature (that I could find) ......

Posted On Monday, November 6, 2006 11:24 AM

Google to offer Voicemail and e-vite integration?

Garett Rogers has done some digging into gmail's javascript code and found what he thinks are precursors to Google offering Voicemail and integration with the online invitation service.

Nice detective work. Check it out:

Posted On Sunday, February 19, 2006 12:05 PM

Google Base is up!
Check it out - Google Base is finally up. This is Google's publically available (and publically maintained!) open database of everything. A a repository of structured data that everyone can add to. You can either structure an "Item Type" for yourself or choose one from the many already defined and then you feed Items of that type into the system. Everything ends up indexed in Google Base's search engine. One possible use for it is for classified ads, much like craigslist. I noticed that when inputing ......

Posted On Tuesday, November 22, 2005 10:31 AM

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