Google Pakistan got hacked. It is mostly the home page of the browser and at the moment the page is not loading or you will get the below screenshot.
No one has claimed the responsibility for the incident, but a message appearing on defaced homepage of Google.com.pk is displaying a message in Turkish language, hinting that the hacker could be Turkish in origin.
Hacker hasn’t left any message for anyone, unlike the norm that hackers follow to convey their message through such defacements.
However, there is a phrase saying “Downed Pakistan”, a sign of victory for hackers when the deface a website.
Check below the screenshot of hacked Google.com.pk – which is still in-tact (till the filling of this post).
Google announced Jelly Bean, also known as Android 4.1, on Wednesday. The shiny new operating system brings new features such as a speedier interface, a new Camera app, offline voice typing, significantly improved notifications, a Siri-like voice search, Google Now and more. Here are the features we’ve enjoyed using the most so far.
One of the big focuses of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is to make the user interface both fast and smooth. There is supposedly going to be a much higher frame rate with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and triple buffering will make the whole experience a much smoother one. Google is calling these improvements Project Butter because of how smooth the experience is.
Android 4.1 includes auto-resizing of widgets, a predictive keyboard that will allow for easier typing, and it will also feature offline Voice Typing which is a pretty big feature for those that use their Voice to type on their phone or tablet.
Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean includes a lot of new features and Google started off by talking about something called, Project Butter. Apparently, this is what helped Google make the latest version of Android super smooth and feel much responsive than ever before. Google mentioned that they have optimized the system wide frame rate to 60 frames per second and also included VSync which enables triple buffering providing a much consistent frame rendering and touch responsiveness.
There is good news for all the widget enthusiasts as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean supports automatic resizing and icon arrangement in respect to when moving a widget to a different panel or resizing a widget. Deleting widgets and shortcuts from home screens is as simple as holding and flicking them to the top. Further Android 4.1 will feature an improved typing experience using a new predictive algorithm, similar to that on SwiftKey for Android.
Voice typing has been dramatically improved as it now allows users to make use of the tool without the need of a data connection. Google mentioned that they have drastically reduced its size and now comes included in the operating system. The new keyboard also supports a total of 18 other languages including Hindi, Hebrew and Arabic.
There are further improvements in the Accessibility tool as Android now completely supports Braille input making it more useful for the blind.
Another improvement makes the camera app much faster while reviewing photographs. It also allows users to easily delete images simply by swiping them away towards the top. Android Beam supports the ability to share videos and photos using NFC at a higher speed and the device can also connect to various NFC enabled accessories almost instantly.
One of the major new changes is mighty visible in notifications and Google has now made it even easier to complete various tasks directly from the notifications dropdown. The notification on the top automatically expands to give the user further options or a user can manually expand a notification by a two finger down swipe. An expanded notification displays further options allowing users to do a lot more from the notifications panel, e.g. a missed call notification will expand and give users two options – call back or send message and you select the one you want. This apparently was also shown in action with third-party applications like Foursquare and TuneIn Radio, many will soon follow.
Apart from the new notifications the most important update includes Google search which brings a new sophisticated search experience to Android. The new search will also use Google’s Knowledge Graph and provide card based search results and the normal Google search results can be accessed simply by swiping the card to the left. The new Voice search update now understands normal speech just like Apple’s Siri and Google has promised further improvements to this in the future. The power of the best search engine, Google’s Knowledge Graph and speech recognition is a great combination and we eagerly waiting to see where heads in the future and also what Apple has planned on its new device.
That is now all as using all the powerful tools from Google, the company has further launched an amazing new assistant or a robust task manager which also learns from your choices and search queries. This new tool is called Google Now which is yet another key feature of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Google Now uses your search history, location and calendar to give you relevant information – be it about making it to meeting on time, just some new restaurants you might like in your current vicinity, updates about your favorite sports team and its on-going match or the latest status of your flight ticket you booked yesterday. All this happens without you reminding the device to do so and it is really awesome to watch it in action. For your convenience we have added a brief video below taking you through all the new features introduced in Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update.
The Jelly Bean update will first come to the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S and Motorola Xoom sometime in mid July as an over-the-air update. The Google Nexus 7 is a new tablet device which Google announced at Google I/O and it will be the first device to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Google officially revealed a project that will push them to their creative limits. It’s called Project Glass, and it’s a pair of glasses that layers digital information over the real world. Google unveiled the Explorer Editions of Google Glass at I/O 2012, and they will be priced at $1500 and be available around early 2013. Google will also launch a consumer version priced much lower for mass adoption. Right now Glass Explorer Edition is only for the US and the device is only available for pre-order by I/O attendees. Still there are some regulatory issues to resolve prior to International shipping.
Watch the live demo of Google Glasses at Google I/O event in which number of Skydivers and stunt bikers performed together hanging out of Google Plus wearing Google Glasses.
There’s a “powerful” CPU and “lots” of RAM (though, there was no mention of specifics) alongside an accelerometer, gyroscope and wireless radios for pulling in data. There’s a mic for voice commands, a speaker and a camera, which can also be controlled by the touchpad that lines the side of the wearable device. All of those components sit off to one side, though Google says they’re still well-balanced and actually lighter than some pairs of sunglasses. The tiny transparent display doesn’t actually sit directly in front of your eye. It’s slightly above your line of vision, so that it shouldn’t interfere with your normal life.
OS on Google Glass
Android is used on Google glass. We will be able to scroll through the interface just by moving your head around and by voice input.
The Glasses will allow you to make voice and video calls, plan routes, know about the places in your surroundings, play music, taking photos (and sharing them through G+), remind you of your time-table & about the weather, send messages and a lot more.
Check out the below awesome video of Google Glass project.
Google Glasses will make the world around you interactive. Google is also working on a special pair of glasses for people who already wear glasses.
Bing revealed its big redesign, which put a heavy emphasis on social search. Microsoft announced the new version of Bing.com is now available to all U.S. users. The new search interface opts for cleaner search results, a three-column design, and deeper Facebook integration.
The move to the pared down search experience and social sidebar you’ll find on the new bing is Microsoft’s response to Google’s attempt at merging its own social network, Google+, with its search results. On Google, pages your friends have shared on Google+ or have +1′ed (Google’s alternative to the Facebook “like”) appear at or near the top of search results. Microsoft instead, claims that moving social off to the side lets its own social results “complement the standard search results without compromising them.” It’s a message buried amid a ton of happy noise in Microsoft’s blog post about new Bing’s official U.S. debut, but it’s a real zinger. Microsoft is essentially saying that Google’s move to infuse its search results with Google+ has damaged their quality.
Microsoft, of course, is an investor in Facebook and powers the web search and maps on Facebook’s social network. Although Google remains the top search engine by a wide margin, getting people to “switch” their affiliation may eventually end up happening not by consumer choice, but by default. As more people use Facebook to search the wider web, more will use Bing.
Today i have collected Google Chrome shortcut Key. As many times, working with the mouse can be inefficient and it’s often more efficient to just use the keyboard. If you’ve already installed Google Chrome on your computer and regularly use it, then these shortcuts will save you a lot of time (and energy)…
1. Manage Tabs
Open new tab
Close tab (or close Chrome if only one tab is open)
Reopen last tab closed. Up to 10 tabs.
Ctrl+1 through Ctrl+8
Jump to first tab, second tab, etc.
Switch to the last tab
Switch to the next / previous tab
(or use ctrl+page up/ctrl+page down)
Open new Chrome window
Open new Chrome window in incognito mode
Close current window
Ctrl and click on link
Open link in a new background tab
Shift+ctrl and click on link
Open link in a new foreground tab
Shift and click on link
Open link in a new window
Alt and click on link
Drag link to existing tab
Open link in selected tab
Drag link to tab bar
Open link in a new tab in the specified position on the tab strip.
2. Address Bar
Jump to address bar; highlights current webpage URI if available
Enter search query in address bar
Home/End in address bar
Jump to beginning / end of address bar
Ctrl+a in address bar
Select all text of address. Also use shift+end with cursor at beginning or shift+homewith cursor at end
Type name of site and pressCtrl+Enter
Add www. to beginning and .com to end of input and opens the web address in current tab.
Type name of site and pressAlt+Enter
Add www. to beginning and .com to end of input and opens the web address in new background tab.
Type search term and pressEnter
Perform a search using the search engine associated with the keyword or the URI.
3. View Webpages
Alternate focus between address bar and webpage
Arrow Down/Arrow upwith focus on webpage
Scroll down / scroll up
Page Down/Page Up
Scroll one page down / one page up. Also use space/shift+space
Jump to beginning / to end of webpage
Ctrl++ / Ctrl+-
Zoom in / zoom out (or ctrl+mousewheel)
Return to normal text size
View webpage source
Turn full screen on / off
4. Browse between Webpages
Jump to homepage
Alt+Arrow Left/Arrow Right
Jump to previous webpage visited / jump to next webpage
Reload current webpage
Reload current webpage with cache override
Stop webpage loading
5. Browse within Webpages
Tab/Shift+Tab with focus on webpage
Jump to next / previous link
Enter on link
Open link in current tab
Ctrl+Enter on link
Open link in a new background tab
Shift+Ctrl+Enter on link
Open link in a new foreground tab
Shift+enter on link
Open link in a new window
Alt+enter on link
Open context menu (simulate right mouse button)
Select all content on webpage
Ctrl+c with content selected
Copy selected content to clipboard
6. Access Browser Features
Print current webpage
Save current webpage
Open Wrench Menu (I’d call it file menu to remember the shortcut)
Open History tab
Open Downloads tab
Find text on webpage
Enter with text found on webpage
Find next match
Shift+Enter with text found on webpage
Find previous match
Close Search Window
8. Bookmarks Shortcuts
Show or hide bookmarks bar
Add bookmark for current webpage
Add bookmark for current webpage and edit details
Drag URI to bookmark bar
Bookmark webpage (can be URI from address bar or link from page)
Alt+d, then f6
Jump to bookmark toolbar. Use arrow keys and enter to access bookmarks
Alt+f, then b
Open Bookmark Manager Tab
9. The Rest
Set focus on the toolbar. Use arrow keys to navigate between different buttons.
Now download SEO guide by Google. All webmasters want high search engine rankingsto list their site on top of search engines search result pages. There are hundreds of sources providing information about search engine optimization to drive more site traffic. Google just made it simpler to master these SEO techniques.
Google webmaster tools has released an official Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide that covers many areas that webmasters might consider optimizing to get better Google ranking and indexing. Here is the index of contents that should interest you.
Create unique and accurate page titles
Make use of the description meta tag
Improve the structure of your URLs
Make your site easier to navigate
Offer quality content and services
Write better anchor texts
Use heading tags appropriately
Optimize your use of images
Making effective use of Robots.txt
Be aware of nofollow tags for links
Promoting your website in the right ways
Make use of free webmaster tools
Take advantage of web analytics services
Download the Official Google SEO Started guide (.pdf) today and see what Google expects from your site structure and functionality.
I came across a wonderful tip which allows you to search for faces and portrait images using Google Image Search. Try searching for Katrina Kaif !, which shows multiple images related to Paris, the city, as well as Katrina Kaif intermixed. Now try this face search, which shows you only images with Katrina Kaif face photos. How to do this?
Google Blogoscoped got tipped from a Google engineer that
“And now, Google Images allows you to restrict your search to a specific category albeit in an unofficial mode only and one of these categories may well be powered by actual image recognition (as opposed to textual keyword analysis).”