It was over two years ago when Google announced Gears, which promised to make Google services—and potentially lots more—available offline. Since then the project has moved at a creep, all but stalling entirely. Gears, it seems, has died.
According to Google, one of the most requested features for offline Gmail users was the ability to include attachments in emails. Well, that problem has been solved.
Nobody knows exactly what Google's forthcoming Chrome OS will look or act like, but we've got a pretty good idea of what they're going for. Here's how to live out Google's online-only OS vision, right now
Despite being the obvious choice for WinMo browsing, Opera Mobile 9.5 is far from perfect. That said, the next release, due in a few months, might even put the likes of Mobile Safari to shame.
Google Gears, the gears that power the tubes (really a browser plug-in that lets you work in web apps offline) has been updated with enhanced geo-location powers for laptops, so now developers can "securely locate users to within 200m accuracy" in hundreds of cities in either IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome, and soon,…