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Help and Tips

Google help and tips. Using the Google search engine, Google Groups, Google News, and more.

Google Earth

Virtually 'fly' around the planet and view satellite images with the Google Earth tool.

Google Gmail

Help with Google's Gmail tool. Configuring your Gmail account, marking e-mail as important, auto-forwarding e-mail, and more.

Google Groups

Search through thousands of topical message forums with Google Groups or start your own group.

Google Image Search

Search for images across the web with Google's Image Search tool.

Google Maps

Display maps, search for directions, and view satellite photos of everything from malls to baseball stadiums with Google Maps.

Google News

Help searching current events with Google News. Restrict news searches by newspaper, magazine, TV station, or location. Receive Google Alerts whenever matching news articles are available.

Google Search Engine

Google search engine help and tips. Searching the Internet using Google, Google special features, image search, news search, and more.


Tips regarding iGoogle, Google's customizable home page. Topics include interesting gadgets to install, changing themes, and displaying a showcase of iGoogle pages used by celebrities.


Tips for Google's Picasa photo viewing, editing, and sharing application. Tips include downloading and installing Picasa, printing photos, backing up photos to CD or DVD, and Picasa configuration tweaks.

#1: Look Inside Google's Data Centers
Get an inside peek at Google's data centers and the people who keep them operational.

#2: Find Google Blogs, Plus Google on Twitter, FaceBook, Elsewhere
Display listings of Google's presence on blogs and social networks.

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Google Chrome

Tips on installing, using, and configuring the Google Chrome web browser.

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The MalekTips website was created in 1998 by Andrew Malek of Envision Programming. The page's goal is to freely disperse computer-related tips, hints, and informative articles. Tips are organized to be easy to find, and are presented clearly, in easy-to-understand language. MalekTips also provides information and links to public-domain, open source, freeware, shareware, and commercial software available for download.