YouTube Gets a Design Refresh, Google+ Integration

YouTube Homepage

Did you visit YouTube recently to notice the new design refresh? Following the paths of a recent site-wide redesign of Google products, YouTube has received a major facelift recently, changing almost every page of the site, particularly the homepage and channels.

It’s not the Cosmic Panda update from a few months ago, but it definitely looks similar to it. Here’s a look at what’s new.

Google Releases Gmail for iPhone, Discontinues it for BlackBerry


Google often operates in strange and inexplicable ways. Perhaps its strangest behavior exists in its dealings with two rival smartphone platforms, iOS and BlackBerry.

A few weeks later, right around the time of the re-release, Google also announced that it was discontinuing support of its Gmail for BlackBerry app. Its reasons for both are strange.

Google Pumpkin Carving Doodle – Happy Halloween 2011!

TechAirlines Halloween 2011 Logo

Happy Halloween!

As with all holidays, Google is celebrating Halloween with a new fun doodle on the home page. However, today’s doodle is not a static image, but instead a time lapse video of several people carving six giant pumpkins.

In addition, we changed our logo and updated our site’s colors for Halloween.

Google Profiles Finally Available to Apps Users

Google Apps Google+

Are you a Google Apps user? Google Profiles has finally arrived for Apps users, which allows using services like Google+ and the +1 button. After hearing “in a few weeks” or “in a few months” since February 2010 (Google Buzz) and March 2011 (Blog post about +1), Apps users can finally access Google’s latest services. […]

Celebrating 13 Years – Happy Birthday Google!

Google 13th Birthday Logo

Remember the web over 13 years ago?

Although Google was officially incorporated on September 4, 1998, Google recognizes its official birthday as September 27. The company is celebrating by continuing its tradition of Google Doodles.

How to Add the Google+ Bar to All Websites in Chrome

+Everything Share

Do you want to have easy links to all your Google services everywhere you go on the web? Want to see all your notifications and be able to share content to Google+ regardless of where you are on the web? The Google navigation bar (or Google+ bar) shows up on every page when browsing the […]

Latest Chrome 15 Dev Reveals Redesigned New Tab Page

Chrome 15 New Tab Page

Are you using Google Chrome? What do you think of the current new tab page? Chrome’s new tab page shows thumbnails of the user’s most visited pages as well as installed web apps. When I started Google Chrome this morning, I noticed something very different about the new tab page. It features 3 different sections: […]

Gmail Preview Pane Now Available in Labs

Gmail Preview Pane

Do you use Gmail? One feature it is missing that competitors and most email clients all have is the email preview pane. The preview pane lets users see the content of an email message while still being able to see their inbox at the same time. This lets users quickly scroll through to the next […]

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