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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Google Daily Tips Gadget

Google provides a daily Google tips gadget for iGoogle. Here’s a sample tip of the day:

If you use Gmail, you may have noticed the headlines that appear at the top of your inbox. These web clips show news, blog posts and other information available from web feeds.

You can customize what web clips are shown by clicking Settings, then the “Web Clips” tab. Choose from a directory of sources, or provide your own feed.

Note you can’t just click “Next” on this gadget to get a new tip, as is common with other program’s tips windows – this is literally just an archive of tips, so the Prev and Next buttons are used to navigate that archive.

If you’re curious about the data behind this gadget, Tony Ruscoe points out the following XML files, each containing a tip:



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