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Get Google Bar Today with Simple Hack

The “Google Bar” is a new replacement for sometimes controversial black navigation bar that Google released a few months back. Most of the complaints were about the design and how much screen space it took up. While it never really bothered me I was happy to learn of the simple hack to allow me to test out the and improved redesigned “Google Bar

These are the simple instructions I used created by Maxilian Majewski:

1. Go get this extension to change cookies. http://goo.gl/CeKtT
2. Load Google.com and right-click to edit the cookies.
3. Change “PREF” to this (try triple-clicking it):
4. Don’t forget to save your changes at the bottom.
5. Reload and you have the new Google bar.
Some people are getting this slowly rolled out to their accounts but if you cannot wait or are just curious like me just apply the hack. If you don't notice the change right away try restart the browser of the computer.

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“It’s All Geek to Me” – Podcast: Nonstop Tech Episode 3

Here’s another episode of our Nonstop Tech Podcast, from the Nonstophonolulu.com Tech team.

This third episode is dedicated to getting your geek on. Jermome Koehler (@JeromeKoehler) and I talk about ways to learn about tech, keep up with tech and offer some time-saving tips. We also cover using RSS to keep up with things not so tech, like that Precious Moments collection you have collecting dust on your shelf. Check out this episode to unleash your inner geek.

Here is the iTunes subscription link and link to topics discussed in the show.

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Support Disaster Relief in Haiti via GOOGLE

Other ways to help

Also accepting cash and in-kind donations are the following sites: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, UNICEF (1-800-4UNICEF), Direct Relief, Yele Haiti, Partners in Health, Red Cross, World Food Program, Mercy Corps (1-888-256-1900), Save the Children, Lambi Fund, Doctors Without Borders, The International Rescue Committee, Care, William J. Clinton Foundation, Meds & Food For Kids, Feed the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Mayor’s Fund for NYC

See http://www.google.com/relief/haitiearthquake/ for links to the above sites

The following organizations are accepting SMS donations in the US only:
SMS text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to Red Cross relief efforts
SMS text “YELE” to 501501 to Donate $5 to Yele Haiti’s Earthquake Relief efforts
SMS text “GIVE10” to 20222 to donate $10 to Direct Relief
Help map Haiti – Directly assist relief workers in saving lives.

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Google Celebrates the Invention of the BarCode

Those ubernerds at the Big “G” did it again as they pull out another useless but super interesting logo swap to highlight a great day in history. Today is no different. Rather then sending me my gonfunnit invitation code for the elusive #GoogleWave, the brainiac psycho at

1.0 × 10100(googol) dug up this gem of knowledge.

The Barcode was invented 57 years ago today. October 7, 1952 the official patent was issued US Patent 2,612,994.
The Washington Post reports The barcode on the Google homepage is Code 128 encoded, which is a standard way of encoding ASCII character strings (ie. A-Z, a-z, 0-9, etc.) into a barcode. It would be safe to assume that Google used their own open source barcode project, ZXing, to generate the barcode. The same library is used in Android for barcode recognition.

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Google FTW!: I got a Google Voice Account Today!

Download now or listen on posterous

googlevoice.mp3 (56 KB)

This thing Rocks! I can’t wait to see how well it does with pidgin words as my friends send me voice messages. We may have to have them come to Hawaii to get this joint mapped out just like the google maps car that we keep seeing in Honolulu.
If you wanna call me to test this thing out feel free (408) 256-BUZZ. Cool yeah they gave me a chance to get a vanity number from the first setup screen. I had to pick San Jose because there were no Hawaii numbers yet.
f you haven’t already heard about it, Google Voice is a service that makes using your current phones much better!
Here’s what it offers:
  • A personal phone number that rings all of your existing phones when people call
  • All of your voicemail in one inbox with unlimited online storage and free voicemail transcripts sent to your phone and email
  • Low-priced international calling to over 200 countries and free SMS
  • Other powerful features like the first phone spam filter to protect you from unwanted callers, the ability to ListenInTM on your voicemail messages while they are being left, conference calling and more
To learn more about Google Voice before registering, visit: http://www.google.com/voice/about
Please note that Google Voice is only available for sign up in the US.

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Mashable FTW: iPhone OS 3.0 Update Readiness Guide

My friends at Mashable.om have just save me from the millions of phone calls I’m gonna get about the new iPhone OS 3.0 Update.

Ben Parr of Mashable cranked out this beautiful Step-by-Step guide to get you ready for the update.

As an ex-mac tech I remember the horrors last year when people did not cover all their preverbal bases before they though to install a new OS on what most of us normal people call our lifeline. Duh!

While we won’t go into the hundreds of new features that will be available in the iPhone 3.0 OS update, we do want to highlight the ones that are making headlines. These are the features that will make your phone feel like it’s brand new. We’ve picked out our favorite thirteen:

1. Cut, copy, and paste: The feature that’s been sorely lacking, cut/copy/paste functionality can move words, paragraphs, and links.

2. Copy/paste photos: Multiple photos can be moved into emails.

3. Spotlight: iPhone 3.0’s new search feature for music, contacts, email, and more. We’ve been dying for a search feature, for mail, and now we have it.

4. MMS: Multimedia messages can be sent over the iPhone…if your carrier supports it. AKA us AT&T subscribers have to wait until the end of summer to use MMS, although it should come with your standard text messaging plan.

5. Tethering: The iPhone 3.0 supports tethering with laptops and other devices, so that you can get Internet on-the-go. It won’t come cheap, however, so we’re not sure how many of us will be using this (without a jailbreak).

6. Downloadable Movies and TV Shows: As we reported last week, the iPhone’s iTunes store will now have movies and TV shows you can buy and/or rent. There will also be audiobooks and educational content to download.

7. CalDAV Support: There will be better Calendar syncing as the iPhone 3.0 moves beyond the iCal/ics format and supports CalDAV, which is used by GoogleGoogle, Yahoo, and others. Syncing with your Google Calendar should now be possible.

8. Landscape for Mail and Notes: That tiny virtual keyboard can be a pain, so iPhone 3.0 allows you to go to landscape mode in the Mail and Notes apps. This makes typing out an email both faster and less mistake-riddled.

9. Voice Memos: There is a new application joining the iPhone line-up, and it allows you to record your thoughts or try to capture that class lecture. There are other uses for this, of course, but we’ll leave the imagining up to you.

10. YouTube Login: It annoyed me to no end that I couldn’t pull my favorite videos from myYouTubeYouTube account into my iPhone, but now that problem is solved by logging in with a username and password.

11. Push Notifications: Finally, you’ll know when your get a new IM message. Apps can send you messages even when not running.

12. Find my iPhone: Announced at WWDC, this feature allows you to ping your phone viaMobileMeMobileMe, even if it’s in silent mode. You can also lock and wipe your iPhone from afar to protect the data.

13. Shake to Shuffle: Yep, if you get sick of a song, shake your iPhone like mad and something new will come up. Three cheers for accelerometer-based commands! [Source: Mashable.com Ben Parr]

For the reading impaired, lazy or male constitutes the Mashable Pimps scooped up this nice video walkthrough of the OS somebody else Moammar Kadafi’ed  off the Apple site.

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demo and review by therevivedone

Big Props to Ben Parr and Mashable for saving me from spending my whole month on the celly fielding crazy questions.

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