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Are you in a hurry to log in to Google Accounts? Not really? Yeah okay, are you sure you have experimented all the wonderful features Google has created? No probably not, due to the fact that more than 90%....

Google Login

Are you in a hurry to log in to Google Accounts? Not really? Yeah okay, are you sure you have experimented all the wonderful features Google has created? No probably not, due to the fact that more than 90% of Google users have not. Unless you have been living under a rock, Google is the top search engine in the world transferring 20 petabytes(21,474,836 gigabytes) of data everyday, it is one of the most powerful companies according to BrandZ. Most users do not realize what you could do with Google Accounts, every single feature is about to be revealed below. So, what makes Google such a great company? Maybe the one million databases they have settled around the world? Or because of its fancy logo? Read on.

Due to the fact that Google used to have only a couple of services available, and because of that you have to sign up for each service separately and log in simultaneously in order to gain access, not until the August of 2010, Google has rolled out a new feature called “Multiple Sign in” which means once you have signed in on a particular computer, you are automatically signed in to all of Google Accounts registered to your email (with the exception of Blogger & Youtube), this was so much easier compare to that annoying log in page you see at least three times a day. Okay, sorry about that, not everyone likes history, well most of us don't, let's get back on the track of what is included in Google Accounts.

Forgot the website you wanted to browse again you did earlier? Yeah, history, but have you ever tried Google's Web History? It has more details unlike the one you see by hitting Ctrl + H, this recorder includes Recommended Results, Time, Organizable Settings and best of all you only need to sign in to use it, nothing is required to download. Google says they encrypt all the data you process online, and you're the only one who can access it. Last of all, Don't trust Google? Delete everything in just a few clicks.

Google Adwords is an advertising program for site owners who want to spread the word of its website by paying Google to place its advertisements on the front page of search results. Adwords is Google's main source of revenue, it generated USD $28 million in 2010. Adwords features two types of advertising, PPC (Pay Per Click) and CPM (Cost Per Thousand). When you Google something, if you see search results on the right side of the screen under sponsored links, those are Ads paid to Google to be on the front page. Have a website? Want to spread the word? Try Adwords!

Creating a blog is easy these days, not like when you have Windows 98 and try to figure out every line of HTML. Google has created a blog-publishing service called Blogger, its limitations are not so limited.

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Unlimited amount of Blogs
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1 MB size limit for individual pages
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5000 unique labels per blog, 20 per post
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1 GB of free photo storage (Picasa)
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Sizes of picture are scaled to 800x
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100 Team members

This is great, but not for the countries whose access has been blocked; China, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan and Syrian Arab Republic. Due to the fact that Blogger is operated by Google, setting up Adsense for your blogs is not a problem.

Gmail is a free webmail service provided by Google, as of November 2010, it had 193.3 million users monthly. Gmail has an initial storage of 1 GB, which later can be increased to up to 7 GB. Each webmail has the limit of 4 MB of storage. Gmail can be accessed in the Offline mode, in addition you could also access Gmail on a mobile device such as an iPhone.

Google Calendar, similar to a typical phone's “Notes”, for example, Quick Add “4pm afternoon snack with john”. This program can be integrated to other Google web apps including; Gmail, iGoogle and Google Desktop, allowing simple and easy control of a day's events. To use this web application, likewise, you do not have to register or download any extra files.

Google Checkout is not so commonly used due to the fact that it has identical merchant rates to that of Paypal, 2.0% plus $0.20 per transaction (1.4% + £0.20 for UK merchants). In 2006, eBay owned Paypal, causing some controversy to the payment methods between Google Checkout and Paypal, since then Google Checkout was banned from eBay.

Google Code is for developer tools, APIs (Application Programming Interface) and technical resources. In other words it is for sharing, discussions and all sorts of documentation. It is popular amongst computer engineers and programers. This site contains a variety of developer tools; Google App Engine, Gears, Google Web Toolkit and Project Hosting. Access is restricted in areas of; Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.

Google Docs is a web based “Microsoft Office” which allows users to create and edit documents.

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Data Storage - 1 GB ($0.25/GB for additionally storage)
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Word Processor
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Form Creator
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Drawing Application
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Presentations (Designed by Tonic Systems)
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Online Spreadsheet (Limited to 256 columns, 200,000 cells, and 99 sheets)
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Supports new formats; .doc, .xls, .docx, .xlsx
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Supports commonly used formats; .iso, .pdf, .rtf, .odf, .html, .txt and Word.

The two scripting languages Python and Java are supported, similar to VBA in Microsoft Office.

Google Health is a service for people who require constant medical attention or frequent use of drugs, what they provide is that their staffs read about you; your details and personal records to inform you of whether what is good or bad for your body.

For example; if you have a cold, their team (volunteered) will access your profile and give you an appropriate response for free, similar to a doctor's advice. This is a good way to keep track with an up to standard hygiene without having to go to the doctors. Keep in mind that Google does not share your information with anyone else, they are responsible for your privacy.

Google Maps is one of the most popular and useful tools created by Google, using its satellites allowing you to view anywhere around the world, giving you directions and routes for traveling from place to place. This includes information of your local bus routines and time estimation. If you have never used this before, it is recommended that you give it a shot. Seriously, its that good. A program called Google Earth was also created by Google which is similar to Google Maps but it has a variety of options and the ability to see polar areas. Keep in mind that the pictures are not “Live”, they were taken perhaps a month or up to a year ago, which they will be updated at a certain algorithm. This program is extremely useful if you are a new driver and does not have a GPS.

Google News automatically generate news articles in 24 commonly used languages. Signing in is not needed. The news articles are up to date and are added as soon as possible, the news directories they use are of the most popular companies in the world with “The New York Times” referenced the most. Best of all? You can read Google News on your iPhone.

Google Reader is for reading Atom or RSS feeds offline or online. Ever subscribed to a blog? Then you will be able to read its latest post right after loading Google Reader. Not only will you be able to read your subscribed feeds you will also be able to read every single feed in the world. Reader can be read on mobile devices. Unfortunately, the offline access mode which originally could download up to 2000 feeds was stopped in June, 2010. Google Reader can also be browsed on Wii, allowing gaming users to be able to read on the TV screen. (Mostly about Wii stuff)

Google Sites is a website creation tool offered by Google, it's free and it can be integrated with many other Google services allowing easy data transferal.

Features included are;

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Ability to create full copies of sites
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Subscribe for individual pages (RSS)
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Announcement Page, Comments, Recent Activities
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Custom Templates for individual page or the entire site
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Can be integrated with
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* Google AdSense
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* Google Webmaster Tools
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* YouTube and Google Video
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* Google Docs (Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations)
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* Google Calendar
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* Google Maps
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* Picasa
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* Google Analytics
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* Google Apps Script
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File Storage 100 MB, 10 GB for Google Apps users
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Transparency Appearance, Collection of Custom Widgets
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Limited editing with HTML and CSS codes
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Does not serve .htm or .html pages

Source from Wikipedia

It was mainly built for wikis although it did not attract much users because of its lack of code editing ability.

You know MSN? Facebook Chat? Yahoo Messenger? Well, here is the Google Version, the Google Talk. Not so original except for the colors, and it can be used with Google Voice and Video. The most unique function of Google Talk? It does not have to be downloaded, it's a web based service. This isn't really that unique because almost every messenger available out there has a web based version.

Is your wallpaper still that default Bliss background? No, probably not because we all like customizing things, don't we? How about customizing that boring Google Homepage with iGoogle? Personalize it with your own picture or the beautiful themes from professional artists Google hired to create. What's more? Here are the some of the popular gadgets you can add into your homepage;

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"Framed Photo" – displays a series of photos.
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"GoogleGram" – creation of special daily messages.
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"Daily Me" – displays user's current mood and feelings.
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"Free Form" – allows the user to input text and an image of their choice.
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"YouTube Channel" – displays videos from a YouTube channel.
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"Personal List" – allows the user to create a list of items.
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"Countdown" – countdown timer.
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"Daily Literary Quote" – displays literature-related quotes served up by ModeRoom Press.

Source from Wikipedia

Orkut is a social networking site just like Facebook and Myspace, it is more popular in Brazil and India, with 48% of the users from Brazil and 39.2% from India, whereas only 2.2% from the United States. There is not so much that can be explained of what Orkut is, it is basically Facebook but "Google's version". Keep in mind that you have to be over 18 to register for an account.

Picasa is somewhat simliar to PhotoBucket or Flickr, it is designed for organizing digital images and sharing them on the web based photo-sharing website. Picasa can also be downloaded instead of using it online. Storage is 1GB, but users can rent additional storage, from 20GB to 16 TB. Picasa is mainly used by Bloggers who use Google operated blog creation tools such as; Blogger and Google Sites. It can also be integrated with Gmail.

Unless you've been living under a rock you should have heard of Youtube, as it is one of the top 5 most visited websites of all time. Youtube was acquired by Google in 2006 with 1.65 Billion. Youtube is free and registered users are allowed to upload unlimited videos, and potentially you can also monetize your videos with Google Adsense. Any sorts of offensive or inappropiate material can only be viewed if you are 18 or over.

Features included are;

Unregistered Users:

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View videos that are under 18

Registered Users:

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Any videos
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Upload videos
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Comment/Rate


Due to the fact that all of the services above can be accessed with only one Google Account (excluding Blogger and Youtube), therefore you have a Google Profile, which once after logging in you will see what services from Google you have used before and can be accessed in one simple click.

Let's jump into conclusion, are you sure you have tried out every single service operated by Google? If any of the services above did interest you, be sure to give it a shot. Won't take 10 seconds. Click the Link, Login, Done. As easy as 1-2-3.

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Adwords, Blogger, Calendar, Checkout, Code, Earth, Finance, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Maps, Groups, Health, Igoogle, Login, Map, Maps, Orkut, Picasa, Reader, Sites, Talk, Web History, Youtube

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author avatar Martin King
14th Feb 2011 (#)

great article but will have to read it again, getting a little tired now so I probably missed a few bits, look forward to reading more

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author avatar harrison8bal
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Thanks for reading it but I know the formatting looks bad I didn't know how to do it at first I will edit it soon.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Now, If I only knew and understood a mere ten percent of of what you know, I would be as enthusiastic as you certainly seem to be, I'm largely home grown and self taught, but for what my comment is worth, I say thank heavens for serious tech individuals as yourself that can keep S.E's on their toes. * A Google chrome comment if I may? I un installed it a year ago because it was too slow, in fact the only impressive thing I can say was that their installation speed was excellent. I surf @ 480 kbps. as it is, I know, (a dinosaur) and with G.Chrome, it grinds to a virtual stand still. Against my better judgement, I have re-installed it, in the wake of their very vigorous ad campaigns. I am going back to Firefox as we speak, because they shine through. Thank you for your article though, which was well written

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author avatar harrison8bal
15th Feb 2011 (#)

Yeah I agree with what you say Tranquilpen, I personally don't changing browsers, well, its only because I am used to Firefox and it's actually good I had a shot at Safari for a few months, nope, not working good. My favorite function about Firefox is the ability for you to drag and drop almost everything and Bookmarking websites are easy as. It is really safe and has a lot of add-ons.

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author avatar Rebecca E
15th Feb 2011 (#)

well done I am glad to have read this page, keep up teh great work.

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