Google Continues March Toward Mobile
Nov 2, 2006, 2:55 PM by (staff)
Google today launched a new application that provides a faster, easier way to access Gmail accounts. The Java application allows users to read their Gmail in an interface similar to the desktop experience. It also provides many of the same options as the desktop client. It is being launched on Sprint, however any user with a Java enabled phone should be able to download the application directly from Google. Gmail's WAP site is also still available for users who cannot or do not wish to run Java applications. Separately, YouTube CEO Chad Hurley recently stated that he expects YouTube to be available to mobile users sometime next year. YouTube was recently purchased by Google.
Google Simplifies Two-Factor Authentication in Gmail
Google has reduced the complexity of using two-factor authentication for Gmail in an effort to encourage more people to take advantage of the tool. Moving forward, iPhone and iPad users can receive security prompts within Gmail.
YouTube to Automatically Adjust Playback Size to Fill Your Screen
Google is about to make it easier to watch videos shot in different aspect ratios. With an update scheduled to arrive in the coming weeks, the YouTube mobile app will "dynamically adapt to whatever size you choose to watch it in.
YouTube Music Now Supports Custom Offline Playlists
Google updated its YouTube Music application recently and made it possible for users to create their own playlists for offline listening. Before the update, YouTube Music would create mixtape for subscribers using its own algorithms — subscribers could not pick and choose individual songs or albums for offline playback.
YouTube Gaming Hits the Start Button
Google today fully launched its stand-alone YouTube Gaming site. The site features dedicated search algorithms so results focus on games.
Youtube is worthless since Google bought it
It is fun if I want to watch some teens skateboarding into a bus, or see some redneck with a webcam tell me what he thinks of the war.
sounds pretty funny to me
This is GREAT!
Next step: Let it run in the background, and notify you of new e-mail (like the Gmail Notifier does...checking however often you choose).
Need java app for their calender program