Holidays

    • Finding the Qibla in augmented reality

      The Qibla Finder uses your phone camera to paint a clear blue line towards the Qibla When people search for the Qibla—the direction Muslims turn to at prayer—they often look for a website or an app to point them in the right direction. Which explains why the word “compass” often pops up when we look at Qibla-related search results over the past five years.

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    • Finding the Qibla in augmented reality

      The Qibla Finder uses your phone camera to paint a clear blue line towards the Qibla When people search for the Qibla—the direction Muslims turn to at prayer—they often look for a website or an app to point them in the right direction. Which explains why the word “compass” often pops up when we look at Qibla-related search results over the past five years.

      The Official Google Blog- 25 readers -
  • Celebrating businesses giving back this Ramadan

    … In the heart of Istanbul, where I was born and raised, is the Hagia Sophia, a breathtakingly beautiful monument with a storied history. Over the centuries it has been a cathedral, a mosque, and a museum. When you stand inside, you see Arabic calligraphy alongside Christian relics. From afar you see its minarets surrounding a Byzantine church…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
  • How Google products help you observe and adapt to Ramadan

    … Every year around Ramadan, people turn to Search with questions like “What is Ramadan?” or “Why do Muslims fast in the summer?” For those who celebrate Ramadan, the questions can be a bit more complex: “When is Iftar in Finland?” or “How do I stay healthy during Ramadan?” A few weeks ago, searches—my own included—started pouring in. I looked up…

    The Official Google Blogin Google How To's- 17 readers -
  • Ready for Ramadan? We are.

    … Every year around Ramadan, people turn to Search with questions like “What is Ramadan?” or “Why do Muslims fast in the summer?” For those who celebrate Ramadan, the questions can be a bit more complex: “When is Iftar in Finland?” or “How do I stay healthy during Ramadan?” A few weeks ago, searches—my own included—started pouring in. I looked up…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
    Earlier about the same topic:
  • Ready for Ramadan? We are.

    … Every year around Ramadan, people turn to Search with questions like “What is Ramadan?” or “Why do Muslims fast in the summer?” For those who celebrate Ramadan, the questions can be a bit more complex: “When is Iftar in Finland?” or “How do I stay healthy during Ramadan?” A few weeks ago, searches—my own included—started pouring in. I looked up…

    The Official Google Blog- 17 readers -
  • 5 Ways Retail Changes in the Spring – Seasonal Small Biz Tips

    … Local businesses have been shaking off the snow, cleaning their gutters and updating their inventory and displays to prepare for spring. Does that include you? Ensure your business is ready as well. Here are a few key trends local businesses should keep in mind for spring. 1. They’re spending more time outside. With the weather warming up…

    Dex Media- 20 readers -
  • Page Admins Can Have Facebook Remind Them to Update Their Pages

    … their pages. Page admins can receive reminders before holidays, as well as designate specific days of the week or times of day. The module reads: We can remind you to update your page on days that are important to you. Regular posts build visitor trust and engagement, and reminders can make it easier to follow a posting schedule. Facebook page admins: Thoughts? …

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 25 readers -
  • Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

    … and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using Android, Google Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast. Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole! …

    The Official Google Blog- 32 readers -
  • All the Feels: How Brands Use Holiday Video Campaigns

    … The holidays are a feel-good, yet extremely stressful, time of the year. The weather gets colder as cheeks look rosier, the holiday spirit is in the air and money is emptying out of pockets left and right. And the holiday ads? They are everywhere. Coca-Cola’s polar bears are slipping and sliding in the snow enjoying the savory drink, while…

    AllTwitterin How To's- 27 readers -
  • Santa Tracker: ready for take-off

    … and Vixen (Rudolph and the other reindeer too). Starting today you can follow Kris Kringle around the world as he delivers presents to all the good boys and girls. Get a front-row seat to the show using Android, Google Maps or Google.com. You can also stream Santa’s journey on your TV using Chromecast. Happy holidays from the Google elves at the North Pole! …

    The Official Google Blog- 22 readers -
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  • Take a virtual tour of New York City’s iconic holiday windows

    … the trip in person. We’ve taken hundreds of high-resolution photos of each window and stitched them together with a new technique that creates a rich, life-like panorama — you’ll feel like you’re standing on the streets of Manhattan during the holidays, gazing at the windows as if you were walking next to them. If you have a virtual reality…

    The Official Google Blog- 23 readers -
  • Happy Holidays from Project Fi

    … ‘Twas four weeks before New Year’s, when all through the land, Project Fi subscribers were chatting, Pixel or Nexus in hand As they bustled about in their holiday scurry, Multiple networks had them covered, there was no need to worry With data credits racked up, bills charged very rationally, There’s savings to fill stockings and take…

    The Official Google Blog- 13 readers -
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