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iGoogle may be getting an updated interface

Google may be prepping to update the user interface of iGoogle, its entry into the personalized home page space. A user noticed the slight change while visiting iGoogle Japan, and sent proof to the Google Operating System Blog. As for what's new, the rounded corners are gone, and controls are now only shown when you mouse over a gadget. Also, each gadget now gets its own little icon that can...

Google buys LabPixies, gains analytics from millions of web gadgets

The Googlemonster never stops looking for new companies to devour...This morning's feast was LabPixies, who develop addictive casual games for iPhone and Android as well as web gadgets for sites like Facebook, iGoogle, Orkut, MySpace, and Hi5. What would the big G possibly want with a company like that? Analytics seem like a safe bet. Google makes its cash from advertising -- and it needs all...

iGoogle keeps on growing with some yummy new food themes

iGoogle, Google's customizable homepage, has some pretty sweet-looking themes. In fact, I rounded up the 10 best on Download Squad not too long ago. Google keeps adding themes faster than I can change my homepage, though. The latest fresh batch of themes is food-related, and a bunch of food-themed homepage gadgets have come out at the same time. While this news probably isn't going to rock...

Video chat comes to your iGoogle homepage

Google has offered video chat between Google Talk contacts inside Gmail for some time now. It's a great feature, but it doesn't do you much good if you want to chat with friends who have Google accounts, but don't use Gmail. Problem solved, though, because video chat is now available on your iGoogle page. Setting up video chat isn't very difficult. You just have to download the video chat...

Google introduces social gadgets for your iGoogle homepage

iGoogle is a pretty decent homepage, with a wide selection of gadgets to choose from. You can add Gmail, Google Calendar, weather, RSS feeds and more to your homepage. Now iGoogle is expanding, though, and adding something that could make it really great. Gadgets are no longer limited to your own information: new social gadgets can display shared information from friends, too. Any gadget with a...

iGoogler turns iGoogle into a desktop app - in the simplest way possible

If you use your iGoogle web page as a personalized homepage with information like the local weather, access to your Google Calendar, news feeds, and other items, but don't like having to fire up a full web browser every time you want to get that information iGoogler can help. Basically iGoogler is a single-use web browser built on Adobe AIR. When you load the application, your iGoogle web page...

Twitter plus Gmail equals TwitterGadget

Most of the time, when I'm taking time out from work to check email, I'm also checking my Twitter account. With TwitterGadget, I can check both at once, by displaying an auto-refreshing Twitter feed in Gmail or right next to my Gmail gadget on iGoogle. Be warned, though, TwitterGadget is a bit overwhelming if you follow a lot of people. Unless you're a serious Twitter addict, it's probably more...

10 iGoogle themes that actually look good

Hell is other people's iGoogle themes. I love the custom Google homepage as much as the next person, but the selection of user-submitted themes is, frankly, atrocious. The list ranges from photos of Angelina Jolie to photos of some guy's dog, with very few options that actually hold up over weeks and months of being in your face whenever you open a new browser window. Instead of subjecting you...

WebKit optimized iGoogle gets canned

Last January, Google introduce a special iPhone optimized version of its iGoogle page. When Android launched on the T-Mobile G1 in October, its WebKit-based browser (WebKit is what powers Mobile Safari) also offered up the optimized iGoogle interface. Although the G1 and the iPhone are capable of displaying the full iGoogle interface (more or less, there are some issues with certain widgets),...

Googleholic for October 17, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic, your often weekly fix of everything Google! In this edition: iGoogle gets canvas views Google Webmaster Tools adds tons of new features Presidential debate search findings How often do you use Google? Android Madness at Download Squad ...

Googleholic for April 22, 2008

Welcome to Googleholic -- your bi-weekly fix of everything Google! In this edition: Google named world's most powerful brand iGoogle gets developer sandbox Google celebrates Earth Day WHOIS OneBox graces Google search once again ...

Listaculous: tabbed to-do lists on the web

We've met a lot of users who take their to-do list applications very seriously. It seems every task management system -- from old-fashioned pen and paper to OmniFocus -- has its own fanatical following. Listaculous is a web-based to-do list that keeps it simple, but still offers tabbed organization, and it could be the right to-do list for you. There's not much to Listaculous, which is what...

inThemes: Unofficial iGoogle theme directory

A few months ago Google launched an iGoogle themes gallery, making it a little easier to find themes for your personalized Google homepage. But just a little. While you can search for themes in the directory, there's no way to browse by category. So if you want to see celebrity, nature, or artsy themes, you have to either search through the whole pile or keep entering search terms until you find...

Create custom iGoogle skins with igThemer

Last week Google launched a new directory for iGoogle themes. At the same time, the company launched an API for developers who wanted to create their own custom skins for the Google personal homepage service. But if you're not the sort of person who enjoys spending your spare time sifting through XML code, creating your own theme might seem a bit difficult. Luckily someone has been kind enough to...

Google launches iGoogle Themes directory

Google has allowed users to customize their personalized iGoogle start pages by adding themes for a while now. But aside from a handful of themes that show up in a box on your iGoogle page there hasn't been a great way to find new themes. Now Google has added a themes directory to its gadgets directory. There still aren't a ton of themes to choose from (Just 18 as of this morning), but we expect...