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Your homepage CAN be COOL
So many tools, so many save time
Simple communication -Google sites
If it’s not on the calendar, it doesn't exist
A picture is worth a thousand words
Images go on a Picnik
Where is Waldo? -Cool tricks with Google
Maps
Chrome is the way to Browse
Share the love..and your documents with
everyone
Blog about this


A Google Account will give you access
to a variety of Google products, including
Docs, Calendar, Blogger, YouTube and many
more. To create a Google Account, follow


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these steps:
  1. Visit the account creation page.
  2.Enter your current email address.
  3. Choose a password. Read our tips on choosing a smart password
  4.Verify your email address by clicking the link in the email sent to your inbox.
     When creating an account, please keep these guidelines in mind:
        • Don't re-use your password on other sites across the web Learn more about
          choosing a smart password.
        • Your Google Account username should be an email address from which you
          currently send and receive mail, unless you'd prefer to sign up for Gmail.
        • Creating a Google Account doesn't automatically give you Gmail. However,
          you can sign up for Gmail by visiting the Gmail homepage and clicking
          the Sign up for Gmail link under the sign-in box. If you're interested in
          learning more about Gmail, please visit the About Gmail page.




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What is iGoogle?
iGoogle is a customizable homepage
iGoogle lets you create a personalized homepage that contains a Google search box
at the top, and your choice of any number of gadgets below. Gadgets come in lots
of different forms and provide access to activities and information from all across
the web, without ever having to leave your iGoogle page. Here are some things you
can do with gadgets:

  •   View your latest Gmail messages
  •   Read headlines from Google News and other top news sources
  •   Check out weather forecasts, stock quotes, and movie showtimes
  •   Store bookmarks for quick access to your favorite sites from any computer
  •   Design your own gadget.




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Left navigation and chat

You can see a list of your tabs along the left side of your iGoogle page. Below your
tabs, you can chat with any friends on the Google Talk network (learn more).
Clicking any tab opens that tab; clicking the plus sign next to any tab reveals a full
list of the gadgets in that tab.

Viewing your tabs this way allows you to see all of a tab's content without having to
go to the tab and to open any gadget from any tab in one click. (Clicking any
gadget in the list will open that gadget in canvas view.)

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7 reasons to use Google Calendar
Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. With Google Calendar, it's easy to
keep track of life's important events all in one place.

1. Share your schedule
Let your co-workers, family, and friends see your calendar, and view schedules that
others have shared with you. When you know when everyone is free or busy,
scheduling is a snap.

2. Get your calendar on the go
With two-way syncing to your mobile phone's built-in calendar or a mobile version
of Google Calendar that's made for the small screen, you can access your calendar
while you're away from your desk.

3. Never forget another event again
Customizable reminders help you stay on schedule. You can choose to be notified
by email or get a text message sent right to your mobile phone.



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4. Send invitations and track RSVPs
Invite other people to events on your calendar. Guests can RSVP to your events by
email or via Google Calendar.

5. Sync with your desktop applications
Access your calendar however and whenever you want by syncing events with
Microsoft Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.

6. Work offline
Know where you're supposed to be even when you don't have internet access. With
offline access, you can view a read-only version of your calendar no matter where
you are.

7. All this is free?
Yep.

Resource Video-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iTsxQFvQZQ


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Google Sites is the easiest way to make information
accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access.
People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other
Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and
new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document,
and you always control who has access, whether it's just yourself, your team, or
your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites
web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

Quick facts

Single-click page creation
Creating a new page for your Google Site just takes the click of a button.

No HTML required
Creating a Google Site is as easy as editing a document, which means there's no
markup language for you to learn -- just get started.



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Make it your own
Our customization options let you give your Google Site your own look and feel

Get started with templates
We offer a growing list of page types -- web page, announcements, file cabinet,
dashboard and list -- to help you get started with your Google Sites pages.

Upload files and attachments
Use the file cabinet to upload files up to 10MB in size. Each Google Apps account
receives at least 10GB of storage in Google Sites. Google Apps Premier and
Education editions get an additional 500MB for each user account.

Embed rich content
Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so you can insert videos,
docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto
your Google Sites pages.

Work together and share
Our permission settings let you designate owners, viewers and collaborators

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(meaning they can edit pages) for your site. And you can make your Google Sites
available to just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.

Search with Google
You can search across Google Sites pages and content using powerful Google search
technology. You'll find specific pages and documents instantly, the same way you
would on Google.com.

Resource Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fD-4FRTzxkI




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Why use Google Chrome?
The web browser is arguably the most important piece of software on your
computer. You spend much of your time online inside a browser: When you
search, chat, email, shop, bank, read the news, and watch videos online,
you often do all this using a browser.

  • Speed
Chrome is designed to be fast in every possible way: It's quick to start up
from your desktop, loads web pages in a snap, and runs complex web
applications fast. Learn more about Chrome and speed.

  • Simplicity
Chrome's browser window is streamlined, clean and simple.
Chrome also includes features that are designed for efficiency and ease of
use. For example, you can search and navigate from the same box, and
arrange tabs however you wish — quickly and easily.


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  • Security
Chrome is designed to keep you safer and more secure on the web with
built-in malware and phishing protection, autoupdates to make sure the
browser is up-to-date with the latest security updates, and more. Learn
more about Chrome's security features.

  • And more features
Chrome has many useful features built in, including extensions, translation
in the browser, themes, and more. Learn more about Chrome's newest and
most-loved features.

Resource Video
http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/more/index.html




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Google Docs
Create documents, spreadsheets and presentations online
Create basic documents from scratch or start from a template.
You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by
columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and
more. And it's free.

Upload your existing files.
Google Docs accepts most popular file formats, including DOC, XLS, ODT,
ODS, RTF, CSV, PPT, etc. So go ahead and upload your existing files.

Familiar desktop feel makes editing a breeze.
Just click the toolbar buttons to bold, underline, indent, change font or
number format, change cell background color and so on.



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Here's what you can do with documents:

Upload and convert Word documents, OpenOffice, RTF, HTML, text (.txt),
Open Office (.odt), and StarOffice Writer (.sxw) files (or create documents
from scratch).
  • Easily format your documents.
  • Invite others by email to edit or view your documents.
  • Collaborate online in real time and chat with other collaborators.
  • View your documents' revision history and roll back to any version.
  • Publish documents online to the world, as webpages or post documents
    to your blog.
  • Download documents to your desktop as Word, OpenOffice, RTF, PDF,
    HTML or zip.
  • Email your documents out as attachments.



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Here's what you can do with spreadsheets:

 • Import and convert .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data.
 • Export .xls, .csv, .txt and .ods formatted data and PDF and HTML files.
 • Use formatting and formula editing so you can calculate results and
   make your data look the way you want it.
 • Chat in real time with others who are editing your spreadsheet.
 • Create charts and gadgets.
 • Embed a spreadsheet, or individual sheets of your spreadsheet, in your
   blog or website.

Here's what you can do with presentations:

 • Share and edit presentations with your friends and coworkers.


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  • Import and convert existing presentations in .ppt and .pps file types.
  • Download your presentations as a PDF, a PPT, or a TXT file.
  • Easily edit your presentations.
  • Insert images and videos, and format your slides to fit your
    preferences.
  • Allow real-time viewing of presentations, online, from separate
    remote locations.
  • Publish and embed your presentations in a website, allowing access to
    a wide audience.

Resource link
http://docs.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=49008

Google Maps is a Google service offering powerful, user-
friendly mapping technology and local business information
-- including business locations, contact information, and driving directions.

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With Google Maps, you'll enjoy the following unique features:

 •                           - Find business locations and contact information
     Integrated business search results
   all in one location, integrated on the map. For example, if you search
   for [ pizza in San Jose, CA ], locations of relevant listings and phone
   numbers appear on the map. You can also view additional information
   like hours of operation, types of payment accepted, and reviews.
 • Draggable maps - Click and drag maps to view adjacent sections instantly (no
   long waits for new areas to download).
 • Satellite imagery - View a satellite image (or a satellite image with
   superimposed map data) of your desired location that you can zoom
   and pan.
 • Earth view - Click the Earth button to view 3D imagery and terrain from
   Google Earth on Maps that you can zoom, pan, and tilt.
 • Street View - View and navigate within street-level imagery.

 • Detailed directions - Enter an address and let Google Maps plot the
   location and driving directions for you. Plan a trip by adding multiple

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      destinations to your route, and click and drag the route to customize
      it.
  •   Keyboard shortcuts - Pan left, right, up and down with the arrow keys. Pan
      wider with the Page Up, Page Down, Home and End keys. Zoom in and
      out with the plus (+) and minus (-) keys.
  •   Double-click to zoom functionality - Double left-click to zoom in, and double right-
      click to zoom out (Ctrl+ double-click for Mac users).
  •   Scroll wheel zooming - Use the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out
      of the maps

Resource Link
http://maps.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=7060

What is Blogger?
Blogger is a web-based tool that helps you publish to the web instantly -
whenever the urge strikes. Blogger is the leading tool in the rapidly
growing area of web publishing known as weblogs, or "blogs."

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Blogger gives you a way to automate (and greatly accelerate) the blog
publishing process without writing any code or worrying about installing
any sort of server software or scripts. And yet, it still gives you total
control over the look and location of your blog.

More specifically, instead of hand-coding your blog posts and frequently
uploading the newest version of your page, you make posts to your blog by
submitting a simple form on the Blogger web site, and the results
immediately show up on your site, with your design.




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Description: iGoogle is a service provided by Google. The service allows users according to individual preferences easily customize and integrate information from different sources, making a personalized portal. The service implementation is a major draw on the portal (Portal) with the portal block (Portlet) idea: a complete portal page by the user customizable portal blocks. Users to access a different source of information aggregation portal page, to avoid the trouble of visits; customizable options for users on demand to achieve the "one-stop" service.