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Google airs Nexus 10 ad focusing on how it's 'shareable'
In a new ad, Google aims to show just how "shareable" its Nexus 10 tablet is. The ad (see below) features a couple expecting a baby and has scenes bouncing back and forth between the two who each use the tablet to make calendar notes, share on Google+, and read up on pregnancy books.
It seems that Google's goal with the Nexus 10 ad is emphasize that more than one user can use the tablet, each with their own user login credentials. The ad ends with the line, "The shareable 10" tablet from Google."
It makes sense that Google would focus on the multi-user feature because this is something that's not yet incorporated into Apple's iPad. As for Apple, it too has been rolling out a series of ads flaunting new features -- it debuted an iPhone ad last week and an iPad commercial last month.
Google's Nexus 10 ad is the latest in a line of Nexus commercials. It launched a Nexus 7 ad last August and a Nexus 4 ad during the Grammy's in February. There is both a one-minute and a 30-second version of the new Nexus 10 ad. According to The Verge, the commercial has already started airing on television.
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IT Usage Tips
Tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching
Don’t use common words and punctuation
Common terms like a and the are called stop words and are usually ignored. Punctuation is also typically ignored. But there are exceptions. Common words and punctuation marks should be used when searching for a specific phrase inside quotes. There are cases when common words like the are significant. For instance, Raven and The Raven return entirely different results.
Most search engines do not distinguish between uppercase and lowercase, even within quotation marks. The following are all equivalent:
Drop the suffixes
It’s usually best to enter the base word so that you don’t exclude relevant pages. For example, bird and not birds, walk and not walked. One exception is if you are looking for sites that focus on the act of walking, enter the whole term walking.
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