Tag: google

Jan 09 2013

Why Buy an iPad Instead of a Nexus

Why purchase an iPad (4th generation) instead of a different tablet like the Google Nexus 10? I have researched and answered this question for many, other than myself, over the past year. As a computer technology enthusiast (i.e., the geek in the family), I often am asked these sorts of technical questions; which I thoroughly enjoy researching and …

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May 10 2011

Syncing Gmail Contacts Birthdays and Events with Google Calendar

I am horrible with other people’s important dates, e.g., birthdays, anniversaries, date you got your appendix removed, etc. I just realized I should put all that info into my Gmail Contacts, and then it will appear on my Google Calendar automatically. Oh wait… It doesn’t show up. Damn. Why doesn’t it work? Turns out, this …

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Feb 04 2011

How to Design a Good API and Why It Matters

I am starting to design a new API for an application that will need to integrate with other applications. Before doing so, I always make it a point to re-watch and re-read this presentation given by Joshua Bloch from Google.  Joshua does a fantastic job going over the DOs and DON’Ts of good API design. …

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Dec 09 2009

GWT 2.0 Released!

I just saw on my RSS that GWT 2.0 has been released.  Gonna go play now. Bye.

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Nov 25 2009

Google Chrome Frame

I installed Google Chrome Frame about a month ago, and I am very impressed with how responsive and quick Internet Explorer is with JavaScript intensive web pages now.  If you use a lot of JavaScript intensive websites, e.g., Facebook, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, etc., you will notice a significant improvement in performance when using …

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Sep 03 2009

Google Calendar now has Sports Schedules

Just noticed today that Google Calendar now has built in sports schedules so that you can be sure you never miss out on a game.  Pretty sweet feature for the sports fanatics out there.

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Apr 16 2009

Google Web Toolkit 1.6 and Eclipse Plug-in

I just saw that Google released GWT 1.6 and an supporting Eclipse plug-in a few days ago.  I am installing now, and then I am going to attempt to use it to build a little resource time tracking application.  More updates to follow on this adventure…

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