Updates to the Google Reader app for Android

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by Brian Shih

Today we’re excited to announce some updates to the official Google Reader app for Android. Over the last couple of months, we’ve added some of your most-requested features:

  • Unread count widget – choose any feed, label, person, or “all items” and get the unread count on your home screen. Clicking on the widget takes you to straight to that stream.
  • News ticker widget – if you prefer a bit more information, you can add a larger size widget that cycles through items on any stream you want in Reader. Clicking any headline will take you to the article, while clicking the folder will take you to that stream.

Read More: http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2011/02/updates-to-google-reader-app-for.html

MIT app turns your Android phone into a supercomputer… of sorts

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Oh, sure — a few people have called Google’s Nexus One a “superphone,” but suddenly, that nickname has taken on a whole new level of meaning.

Take a look here:  http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/06/mit-app-turns-your-android-phone-into-a-supercomputer-of-sort/

Gmail Priority Inbox Launches: Your E-mail Will Never Be the Same

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Gmail Priority Inbox: 5 Tips for Better Productivity

With the launch of Priority Inbox, a radical new way to sort mail, Google has hugely changed the way you can process and manage email. As Gmail Product Director Keith Coleman says, “Once you go priority, you never go back.”

Read more at http://mashable.com/2010/08/31/priority-inbox-tips/.

Google Voice: 5 Truths Behind the Hype

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Analysis: Why did Google add voice capability to Gmail — and what’s next? These five facts put the new Google Voice in perspective.
Google made a news splash when it introduced a new VoIP functionality to Gmail last week. Gmail users based in the United States can now dial other Gmail users and accept calls from them right from their computer-a seemingly cool feature and thrifty alternative to placing long-distance calls (international rates start at 2 cents per minute). [Read more] from http://www.pcworld.com.

Is Skype Up For Sale?

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Update: Skype, the Internet telephony company that recently filed for an initial public offering, might be up for sale… again! After being sold to eBay and then spun out, a report suggests that Cisco Systems is looking to buy the company. The report adds that Google might been interested in Skype but has backed off because of anti-trust concerns. [Read more] from http://gigaom.com.