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December 2, 2012

Google Chrome's Killer App


If you're like me and occasionally like to put up a photo of a mystery object for readers to try and suss out, and you have readers who think it's great sport to put it into TinEye or its ilk, you've learned to do that yourself before putting up an image so as not to make it that easy to identify.

When I made the switch from Camino to Chrome after getting my MacBook Pro, I noticed immediately — but for whatever reason never bothered mentioning it here till now — that with Chrome you can drag a picture off your desktop and put it right into the search box and instantly a page of best matches and their sources pops up.

So much better than the clunkiness of TinEye and its ilk, which involve multiple steps to get similar results.

One more thing about Chrome: that little microphone icon appears in more and more places, including my TypePad compose page. 

I may just make the switch from keyboard to voice in the coming weeks and months, which is something everyone will be doing eventually.

Yes, even you.


Note added at 10:26 p.m. tonight: I just tried TinEye and lo and behold, it lets you drag and drop an image into the search box just like Chrome.

I am enlightened.

December 2, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink


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suss (sŭs) tr.v. sussed, suss·ing, suss·es
Slang (chiefly British)
1. To infer or discover; figure. Often used with out: "I think I'm good at sussing out what's going on" (Ry Cooder).
2. To size up; study. Often used with out: "Suss out the designers in whom you are interested" (Lucia van der Post).

Before today, I never encountered the word 'suss'. In the space of 3 hours, I have read it in two different sources.

Posted by: antares | Dec 3, 2012 12:04:02 AM

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