Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Latest Google Image Search is AMAZING!

In typical Google fashion, they have released enhancements to their Image search ( quietly over the last few days - notably, the ability to search images BY IMAGE rather than just by descriptive words. Here's an example:

1. Pull up Google Image Search ( and click on the new camera icon in the search slot.

2. You may enter the address (URL) of a picture from the web, or upload one from your computer.

3. Click the Search button and you will be given search results consisting of both sites and images related to the person, place or thing represented in the image!

In my experimenting, I found that the image search worked better with objects and places than with people, and the more singular and isolated the object in the picture is, the easier it is for Google to match it. Isn't that amazing? What will Google think of next? I can't wait to find out.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Presentation Help and Prize Drawing - Tablet Computing Devices

Hello friends and business associates (and I’m glad to say many of you are both!),

I am preparing for an educational presentation at the end of this month about the use of tablet devices in business – iPads, Android tablets of various kinds, other tablet computers, etc. What would really help is your own stories of success or problems you have had with these devices, as well as any tips or suggestions you have found helpful. Nothing beats real world stories from the field!

As an added incentive for taking your time to help, everyone who responds to this request will be entered in a drawing for a keyboard case for your favorite device. I will be giving away one iPad case and one other case to match the winner’s non-iPad device. Please respond by Sunday, June 19th to be entered in the drawing (although I’ll gladly continue to receive your stories and tips to share after that…). Just comment on this blog entry or send an e-mail to me directly.

Thank you in advance for your help!!!