Google Mail is becoming Gmail in the UK – just don’t change if you use Android

As the title of this post says, UK Googlemail users can now change their email address from to If I remember correctly, there was a trademark issue with “Gmail” in the UK, but it looks like this has now been resolved. I decided to change my Googlemail account to use the .gmail domain […]

Bye bye Symbian, hello Android

Last week I waved goodbye to my trusty Nokia E71. After watching the iPhone and Android communities evolve over the last 18 months, Symbian (the operating system that runs on the E71) has increasingly felt rather outdated. I am now the proud owner of an HTC Desire running on Google’s Android platform. People who know […]

Google Storage

A few weeks ago, Google announced that they had dropped their prices for extra Gmail and Picasa storage. You can now buy 20GB for $5USD/year (about £3 at today’s exchange rate), which is very cheap indeed. Their full price list (which goes up to 16TB) is as follows: 20 GB ($5.00 USD per year) 80 […]

The fabled Google OS

Well, it had to happen eventually. Google have just announced their latest project: Google Chrome OS. You can’t download it just yet, but we can expect to see products (initially netbooks) running it next year: Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year […]

Google SketchUp 7, 3D export, and Vue 7 Infinite

[Update March 2010] In an update to Sketchup 7, you can now just go to File > Export > 3D Model and choose ‘COLLADA File (*.dae)’ as an option. This post remains as the information about extracting a KMZ file could be useful to some. Google have just announced the release of SketchUp 7. SketchUp […]

Google Metaverse?

GigaOM reports that more evidence is turning up that Google are developing their own metaverse, i.e. a virtual 3D world like Second Life. Google themselves have said nothing about it themselves, so this is pure rumour/wishful thinking. What with Google’s acquisition of SketchUp and Keyhole which demonstrates their keenness in 3D, it wouldn’t surprise me […]