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Useful Websites and Products
June 2010

Web Tour is a monthly feature where we travel the internet to find interesting sites and programs. Web Tour appears in the group's newsletter as well as here on our website. Just click the links below to visit the sites.

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Google Products and Services
by Bill Aulepp
Member - Phoenix PC Users Group

Last month Hank Pearson did an intriguing article on Google Voice. I haven't tried it yet but it is next on my to-do list. His article reminded me that Google isn't just a search engine or Gmail. In the new millennium, a computer service company, to survive, must keep expanding or lose out. Google is an excellent example.

Here are some of the Google applications for your June Web Tour:

Google Labs

You may or may not be aware of Google Labs. This is where all the new Google ideas are available for anyone to try out.

Google Storage

This new service provides online storage for Gmail, Picasa, and soon will be available in other areas.

Google Buzz

Go beyond status messages. Share updates, photos, videos, and more. Start conversations about the things you find interesting. Buzz can be public or private.

Google Voice

Read Hank Pearson's "Free Long Distance" article in the May newsletter

Google Voice is free. Use it from any phone. Get your free invitation.

Google Calendar

Keep a schedule online. Never forget another event. Get event reminders via email or have text messages sent right to your mobile phone.

Google Maps

Maps Galore! Street views, Satellite views, Real Estate, and much more. The "Swiss Knife" of mapping.


You can organize, edit, and share your photos. It's free.

Google Wave

A communication and collaboration web site. Can be used in real-time or for later playback.

You Tube

Share your videos. You can upload, share, and view videos. Open to all.


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