Thursday, May 28, 2009

A couple of new computing apps to look out for in the near future.

Google Wave is an open source communication application that works inside your browser. It will combine email, instant messaging, wikis, web chat, social networking, and project management. Some of the features it offers is the ability to see what someone else is typing, that is those who have agreed to make that available to a select few, friends, business associates etc.

A wave can be embedded on a blog or website, much like you do now with YouTube videos.

Developers can build their own apps within a Wave similar to an iGoogle gadget.

A Wiki written in a Wave can be edited by someone else and can be shared.

It will correct spelling and translate into another language as you type.

You will not need to attach files just drag and drop them into your Wave. Maybe that will eliminate virus problems with attachments.

These are just some of the highlights of Google Wave expected release later this year. I am looking forward to trying Google Wave maybe someone else who reads this blog would like to pal up when it is available. It may be fun.

Secondly there is a  new search engine on the horizon called Bing. On June 3  Bing will replace Windows Live Search and will be Microsoft's default search engine. Previewers are saying it is a better search engine and will give Google a run for its money.

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Hey -thanks for posting about this! It sounds interesting the way you describe it here. Not quite sure I understand the ins and outs of it but I'm thinking maybe I'd like to try to give it a shot. At least with this, I'd have someone I know who understands it better and can maybe help me then to utilize it!
Good post, Vic!