Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Google Chrome Beta is out!

This just in. The Google Chrome Beta for Mac has officially started. In the past I wrote several articles about the Dev release. Today, I received a mail from Google about their Beta release. The email is included below.

For more info access the Google Chrome website:


It's finally here: Google Chrome for Mac. Available today in beta!

Hi there,

Thanks for signing up to hear from us regarding Google Chrome for Mac! We're excited to let you know that Google Chrome is now available in beta for Mac OS X.

Here are a few fun facts from us on the Google Chrome for Mac team:

73,804 lines of Mac-specific code written
29 developer builds
1,177 Mac-specific bugs fixed
12 external committers and bug editors to the Google Chrome for Mac code base, 48 external code contributors
64 Mac Minis doing continuous builds and tests
8,760 cups of soft drinks and coffee consumed
4,380 frosted mini-wheats eaten
Thanks for waiting and we hope you'll give Google Chrome for Mac a whirl.

Google Chrome Team


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iPhone Sync for Google Calendar & Contacts

OK, everyone knows that you can sync Gmail but did you know you can sync your Google calendar & contacts too?

I won't go into too many details as there is a good write-up on Google's website: Mail, Calendar & Contacts Setup

If I can summarize, all you have to do is use Microsoft Exchange instead of Google Mail when you add your Google Account. For any setting requiring a server address, use It is quite straight forward, but I would at least have a quick look at Google's guide before setting it up.

Now when you add entries, you have the option to add entries to both calendars. For me, I prefer the usability of Google Calendar not only because it is easier to use, but you also have some websites such as online travel agencies that provide links to add travel itinerary directly to your calendar. Now this is what I call convenience.

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As usual, I must end with a small disclaimer. Apparently this service is another Google Beta product. I will not be held liable for any data loss especially as I have not fully tested this myself. If you have any doubts, feel free to read up on the limitations here. This technique worked well for me but I am guessing depending on the your usage, mileage may vary. Please use at your own risk.

AFB - Away From Blog

Yeah, its been some time since I've had a chance to post anything. Since I've been away, I moved to a new country, got a new MacBook Pro, a new iPhone 3GS, Time Capsule, Magic Mouse and much more after starting my new life here.

I have alot of new ideas to post about but just don't have time. One of these days I will put all my thoughts down in this blog. For all my faithful blog readers (if I have any), sorry for making you wait.