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Personalize your Google experience and make it your own. Learn about Google tools from search history to Personalized Home.
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How to Make a Poll in Google+
This is a quick trick for making a poll in Google+

Best of Google Reader's Choice Awards 2010
In January, we asked you, About.com readers, to submit your nominations for the 2010 About.com Reader's Choice Awards. In February, you voted for your favorites, and now it's time to announce the 2010 winners. There's no prize -- just a snazzy Web graphic and the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the...

Did Google Alerts Get Sold and Change Their Name?
I got an email about my Google Alerts. It said they were changing their name and owned by some company that isn't Google. What is going on?

How to Add a Custom Google News Feed to Google Reader
Do you use Google Reader to keep on top of blogs? You can use Google Reader to keep on top of news items as well. Use this tip to add custom news feeds to Google Reader.

How to Make Your Own Custom iGoogle Theme
Want to really personalize your iGoogle page? Why not make a custom theme. You can use your own picture, and you don't have to know any HTML or programming.

Top Social Networking Gadgets for Your iGoogle Page
Whether you like Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace, there's a Google Gadget for you. Learn how to check all your social networks from your iGoogle page.

Google Picasa for Mac
Are you giving someone a digital camera or are you getting one yourself this year? Why not make the most of your gift with these handy tools from Google. You can organize and display your photos, order prints, share them on the Internet and even upload videos. Most of these services are free from Google.

Google Lively - Instant Messaging Virtual World
Lively is Google's 3D chat tool.

Google Bombs Explained
"Google bombs" are collective efforts to link to a site with a key phrase and artificially elevate a Web site in the Google search results for that search phrase. Google bombs rely heavily on the influence of PageRank. Some Google bombs are politically motivated, while others are done as pranks, and some may have even been done unintentionally.

How to Create a Google Alert
Do you have a specialized topic you'd like to keep tabs on? Is there something in the news you'd like to follow? Are you interested in what blogs say about something? Do you find yourself constantly searching for the same term? If so, you need to set up a Google Alert. Google will send you an email when there are new results for your search, so...

Google Sources for 2008 US Presidential Election Coverage
Here are places to find information from Google on the 2008 US presidential election. Google also combines some of the sources into mashups, so they contain information from several places at once.

How to Add a Feed to Google Reader
If you like to read blogs and news feeds from several different Web sites, you can save a lot of time by reading them all in Google Reader. Adding a new feed is easy.

Tip for iGoogle - Find All Your Google Services From One Gadget
Here's a quick tip on how to navigate all of your Google services from the same page. Add Blake West's nifty Google Services Links gadget to your iGoogle page, and you'll have a handy, customizable list of Google services.

How to Add Tabs on iGoogle to Make Room for More Gadgets
If you love using iGoogle and you find that you're running out of room for Gadgets and taking too long to load them all, why not organize your Gadgets with tabs? Just follow these easy steps.

Google Tools to Keep You on Track
Are you going to lose weight, keep in touch with friends and family, take more photos, or get organized this year? Here are a few tools from Google that will help you keep those New Year's Resolutions.

How to Make a Personal Edition of Google News
Google News can be customized to display as many or as few news headlines as you'd like. You can rearrange where news topics are displayed, and you can even make your own custom news channels. Learn how to make your own personal edition of Google News.

Free Tools and Services for Students
Write your papers, keep in touch with your family, and find the local pizza joints. Here are the best free services and tools from Google to help you with your college life.

How to Upload Your Own Movie to Google Video
Have you made your own home movie and you want to share it with the world or email it to your friends and family? Google Video can make it easy, and you can upload your video right from their web page.

Google Desktop Reviewed
One of the most irritating things about Windows is the extremely slow and inefficient search function. Imagine being able to run a Google search for items on your computer and getting results in a fraction of a second. With Google Desktop, you can do just that.

Take a Look at Picasa
If you’ve never heard of Picasa, you’re missing out. Picasa’s a free photo organization and editing tool from Google, and for a free program, it really has a lot to offer. Picasa is desktop software that runs on Windows.

How to Find a Map of Your Friends on Orkut
Orkut lets you view a map that shows you where all your friends are located in the world. Map locations are only visible if your friends have specified that information in their profile.

How to Make a Google Personalized Home Page on Internet Explorer
Google’s Personalized Home gives you immediate access to some of the most useful tools on the web. Rather than typing in the web address http://www.google.com/ig or saving a bookmark, why not make Google Personalized Home your default home page?

How to Make a Google Personalized Home Page on Firefox in Windows
Google’s Personalized Home gives you immediate access to some of the most useful tools on the web. Rather than typing in the web address http://www.google.com/ig or saving a bookmark, why not make Google Personalized Home your default home page?

How to Make a Google Personalized Home Page on Firefox in Mac OSX
Google’s Personalized Home gives you immediate access to some of the most useful tools on the web. Rather than typing in the web address http://www.google.com/ig or saving a bookmark, why not make Google Personalized Home your default home page?

How to Make a Google Personalized Home Page with Safari and Mac OSX
Google’s Personalized Home gives you immediate access to some of the most useful tools on the web. Rather than typing in the web address http://www.google.com/ig or saving a bookmark, why not make Google Personalized Home your default home page?

Google Talk - Tips Tricks and Info From Our About Guide to IM
Google Talk is a simple IM tool, but there are some nifty features packed into it. Learn about them from Brandon De Hoyos, Guide to IM.

What's the Difference Between a Chrome Web App and an Extension?
Chrome's Web Store presents an interesting question, and here's your answer.

Should You Cancel Facebook and Move to Google+
Is it wise to switch from Facebook?

How to Create a Custom Google+ URL
Personalize Google+ URL

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