Friday, February 20, 2009

Change the 'Font' of your own adsense unit

A really nice feature published by google adsense team. From now you can change the fonts of your own adsense ads. Select your desired font which is suitable for your website of blog.
Changing way:
You can do it in two way ->>
1| Find in the top bar click on My Account and select Account Settings.

2| Click on edit beside Ad Display Preference.

3| Now from the drop down menu list, select your desired font and click on Save Changes at the bottom.

From now the fonts will be changed for all your ad unit ads.
Method 2 : To change fonts for individual ad unit

If you want to change the font face for an individual ad unit, here is a simple tutorial.

1| First log in to your Adsense account and at the top click on Adsense Setup.

2| If you want to make a new ad unit then click on Get Ads else click on Manage Ads.

If you have selected Get Ads :

2.1| Click on AdSense for Content, select your ad unit and then click on Continue. Please note that this update is only for Ad Unit, not for Link Unit.

2.2| Now select your ad format, color and this time you will see a new option called Fonts.

Just select your desired fonts and at the bottom click ok.

News link.Adsense blog

Gmail color theme is now changable

A great news published by Gmail blog. From now a gmail user can change their gmail theme color very easily.

In this post officials says that:
"Since we launched themes for Gmail, many people have asked, not surprisingly, whether they can customize the look of their inboxes without having to use some advanced scripting magic. And while you can't make custom themes that change with the weather like some of the pre-set options, you can now choose your own Gmail colors."
Changing color theme is very easy. Just login in your google account. Click on the 'Settings' link on the upper right hand corner, select theme tab, change color in 'Choose your own colors' section. You can change everyting in your gmail accout from inbox background color to link color. So why are you waiting. Color your world with gmail theme color.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Inside Google Book Search: "The most important single work in science"

I'd like to quote the whole news from Google Book Search.

February 12th is the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth, and 2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work On the Origin of Species.

An important book on evolutionary biology, it created widespread interest for its controversial ideas that contradicted the leading biology theories of its day. Famously called "the most important single work in science" by scientific historian Bern Dibner, On the Origin of Species revolutionized modern scientific thinking and established Darwin as one of the most influential thinkers of all time.

Only 1,250 copies of the book were printed, of which 1,170 were for sale. Such was the interest in the work that it is believed that all available copies sold on the day of publication. Copies of the first edition are therefore very rare.

With Darwin's anniversary approaching, the Bibliographic Evaluation Team (BET), which is responsible for preparing Oxford University's material for scanning, wanted to make sure that an Oxford copy of On the Origin of Species made it online. There are two first edition copies within the University Library, so we arranged for the Plant Sciences Library copy to be scanned in late January.

While the book was only away from the library for a day, preparing the catalogue metadata took much longer. Thanks to the hard work of the BET and our colleagues at Google, you can now search and read the full text of this classic book online.

On the Origin of Species
is one of many hundreds of thousands of Oxford University books now available through Google Book Search, and we look forward to bringing even more volumes online for scholars and enthusiasts alike.
News credit: Inside Google Book Search

Official Google Docs Blog: Add, edit, sort, and filter: Improved mobile access to spreadsheets

From now mobile access even better by adding new capabilities with List View for spreadsheets. User can quickly view, edit, sort, and filter your spreadsheets on a variety of mobile devices including Android-powered devices like the T-Mobile G1, the iPhone and iPod touch, and the Nokia S60.

Read the news from:Google Docs Blog

Add blog feed on Facebook profile

You can add your blog feed on your facebook profile. Blogger buzz says:

Over the years we've heard lots of great ideas for promoting your blog, and have been compiling them here as a handy reference. From simply adding links to enabling cool newer features such as Following, we're always happy to update the page when we stumble across something new.

News and image source: Blogger Buzz