Google's New Look
Today, I found Google has a new brand search result. I love the new side bar. It has the basic features for switching the results pages to News, Images , Maps,etc. Moreover, it can do the refining your search results.
The new feature I love most is the related searches feature. In the most cases, we cannot find the result which we want. We needs some extra keywords for refining our results. The related searches feature can help us. For example, I just entered "google". But that is too board. The relates search feature will suggest the related keywords, such as "Google Map", "Google Books". That may help if I want to find "Google Map".
In addition, there is a feature calls "wonder wheel". That is a prefect presentation for showing the relationship between keywords.
(Actually, that looks like a relationship network which in the lecture notes for a web intelligence subject).
Blogger Client - BlogAway
Perviously, I used AndroBlogger to access my Blogger account from my HTC Magic, but its features are very basic, and lack of supporting mutli-blogs. Recently, I changed to use Blogaway, although the user can only make a new post the blog which is the most recently updated, it can view all the blogs under your blogger accounts. AndroBlogger only can view the blog which is the most recently updated. In addition, Blogaway got a lot of functions. It supports Label and add pictures from the photo library in your phone. Moreover, it said it can do geo-tagging as well! Well, I have not tried this feature. I don't want the whole world know where I am. Besides, it got a "Fav Blogs" button, which can list the posts from those blogs you are following. That is a good blogger client, I think you should download it from Android Market!
Skype Mobile for Android
I found there is Skype Mobile for Android. I tried to enter my mobile in the webpage. Yes, they sent sms contains the download link. But the download link is refered to 3 Australia and it said Skype Mobile is not available for my Andorid OS version(1.5). I got old version of Android, 1.5. There is reasonable not supporting that old version OS. But after I read the content of webpage of Skype Mobile for Android. The content sounds specifics for "Verizon", which is a US telco. So, I believe Skype Mobile for Android needs provider support as well. And so far, only "Verizon" supports that.
I did not buy HTC Lengend
I just backed from the trip to Hong Kong. HTC Legend is released in there for around three weeks. I checked the price across a number of shops, it cosed HKD$4198. If AUD$1=HKD$7.1(which is the exchange rate when I was in Hong Kong), that is around AUD$591. That is still a bit expensive for myself. Moreover, this kind of technology products is very expensive at frist. After a little while, its price will drop rapidly! In addition, I got a HTC Magic with Sense UI, so far, I am happy about it. It got Android 1.5, which is still a standard version for Android app development. So, I will wait a little bit longer.....
Fring - Android Client at Skype
So far, Skype has not a fully version for Android. I have tried Skype lite before. But that is just like a kind of IM only. I can't make a voice call via that directly. But there are some third party clients can do voice chat in Android. I tried one of them, Fring. It supports Skype(Well, it also supports MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk, SIP and Twitter). However, there are some disadvantages. Firstly, you need to get a Fring account. I believe all skype calls need to go through it and they will hold your skype credential. Secondly, you cannot use SkypeOut and SkypeSMS too. But it is better than Skype Lite, at least I can call my friends who are online with a Skype account.