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Google Reader gadget for Google Desktop

Google had launched an official Google Reader gadget for Google Desktop. Basically this utility lets you read RSS feeds from Google Reader without opening a web browser. The interface is similar the web version, with all of your feeds and categories presented in a list. When you click on an individual feed (or "all items" or a label", you'll see a list of headlines and a first sentence or two....

Google Desktop for Linux gets gadgets

Google Desktop is a desktop search application that runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux. But the Linux version has always been a bit behind the curve. While all three clients let you search the web or files on your computer, the Mac and Windows versions have long supported Google Gadgets, which are desktop widgets that let you do everything from checking the weather to controlling your media player...

Download Squad Week in Review

Been so busy trying to decide whether or not to drop out of the presidential race that you haven't had time to keep up on the week's technology news? Worry not dear reader, we've got you covered. Here are some of our favorite articles from the past week. Download Squad does April Fools In case you didn't notice, we had a few articles on April 1st that were a bit... factually challenged. We had a...

Windows Search 4.0 vs. Google Desktop 5.5

Microsoft released an updated version of Windows Search, its free desktop search client the other day. And while there are dozens of excellent desktop search clients, including a few good free ones, it seems inevitable that people are going to compare Windows Search to Google Desktop. Because you know, any time either company releases something kind of cool someones assumes that it's just a...

Install Google Desktop gadgets in iGoogle

Google has been offering two different types of gadgets (or what the rest of the world calls widgets) for a while now. You could install tiny applications on your desktop using Google Desktop. Or you could install them in a personalized Google Startpage using iGoogle. Now Google has gone and removed the line dividing these two gadget types: You can now install Google Desktop gadgets on your...