Google Updates Steet View in Google Map

Google Lat Long Blog posts an update about Street View in Google Map.  Street View integrates to Google Map more smoothly.  You no longer need to "activate it" by click on the "Street View" icon.  You just needs to drag the "pegmen" icon to the map and the street view will be shown.  Below is a video from Google introducing other Street View new features.

New Features in Gmail

Gmail has been releasing new features for the past couple of months.  Among those, I would like to introduce 2 security related features and 1 communication feature to you.
  1. Enabling the HTTPS setting
    Plain easy text - everyone should enable this option.  Enable this option will encrypt (make third party unable to read your email) your email before it is sent to Google's server.
    To enable this, 
    1. Go to Setting in Gmail
    2. Set "Browser connection" to "Always use https"
    3. Click "Save Changes"
    4. Reload your Gmail

  2. Sign out your Gmail account remotely
    If you look at the bottom of your Gmail page, you will see a sentence like this.

    It is telling you that you (or someone else) is logging into your Gmail account at (It's an IP address).   If you see this, you could click on "Details" and sign out all other session.

  3. Gmail video Chat
    Gmail introduced Gmail video Chat last week.  You just need to go to, download a plug-in and restart your browser. 

    Once you install the plugin, to start a video chat, just click on the "Video & more" menu at the bottom of your Gmail chat window, and choose "Start video chat."
    Of course, you will need a mic., speaker and a webcam to make video chat. 
    See the following video for more information.

Custom your Gmail Interface

The Official Gmail blog introduces Themes to Gmail.

If you use Gmail, you could modify the theme of Gmail in the "Themes tab under Setting" or click here

Some of the themes work similar to the iGoogle's themes that they will be different according to the time of your location.  (They will ask you for your location when you choose the relevant themes)

These are the themes you can choose from.  Currently, I'm using "Tea House" 
I feel green.  ahaha