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Chrome Browser Now on Mac: A Photo Journal

It has been a long wait for Chrome on the Mac, and today it is finally here.  My reaction when I saw the post on Mashable?  YES, YES, YESSSSS!!!!! (but whispered b/c the kids are sleeping).   As the proud new parent of the Chrome browser, here is a photo journal of this exciting day:

The article that started it all.

Me, when I saw the headline "Google Chrome for Mac Launches"

The download screen: it's really true!

There it is, in my Finder.

And there it is in my Dock

Of course I want Chrome to be default Browser (sorry Firefox) ...

Google Chrome is finally my browser on a Mac.

I'm happy.

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How To Try Google Real-Time Search Streams Today

Google is ready to become relevant again.  With the explosion of Twitter in 2009 many started to question whether the search giant could keep up with 140-character, real-time results.  Never one to disappoint, Google has launched “real-time search.”  Check out this short video about it:

Now when I saw this video with the Forrest Gump meets Edward Scissorhands type music I got REALLY excited.  I pulled up a Google browser and did a search for “Keynote Templates” hoping to find the latest and greatest in real-time results for the presentation I am putting together right now.  What did I see?

Same old Google.  Where were the real-time results?  Looks like we will just have to wait, right?  Nope … here’s a little hack to try Google real-time search today.

Google put up this post on the Official Google Blog: “the new features will be rolling out in the next few days and will be available globally in English. You can try them out today by visiting Google Trends and clicking on a “hot topic,” which in most cases will bring you to a search results page with the new real-time feature.”  Here’s what you see when you click the link:

Type into the search box at the bottom whatever real-time results you want to try.  In my case it was “Keynote Templates.”  Here’s what it came up with:

As you can see, I got two relevant results from the last hour on the first page alone.  This is a significant step forward for Google and one that should help their stock price and mission statement (“to catalog and index the world’s information”).

What do you think about Google’s new search capabilities?  Will this kill Twitter?  What about Bing?

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Where the Hell is that Email: Searching Microsoft Outlook

This is a really quick post (promise) b/c I am being picked up for the airport in 25 minutes.  What is the best tool for searching in Microsoft Outlook?  Let’s admit, the native search on Outlook 2007 sucks (sorry for the potty mouth but it is the only way to describe it).  I have been using the Xobni plug in and highly recommend it.  Not only does Xobni offer lightening fast search, but it creates profiles and statistics on everyone who sends you email, including pulling pictures and information on them from sites liked Linkedin.  Now a friend of mine at a bankruptcy firm swears by a program called Look Out.  Problem is this thing is a dinosaur.  If you can find a copy to download, it basically just works as a search function.  Now maybe that is elegant and streamlined and all that, but I expect more from my tools these days.  What other Outlook tools have you found that are must haves for search and mail functions?

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