Fun Gapple mashups

Summary:AppleInsider reported on Monday that Apple and Google working on "many more" projects together. I've been a vocal critic of the lack of productivity since the Eric Schmidt appointment to the Apple board both here and on the PowerPage podcast in the past and it's about time that two of the biggest tech brands in the world develop some synergy.

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AppleInsider reported on Monday that Apple and Google working on "many more" projects together. According to AI Schmidt made the comments at the Morgan Stanley Technology Conference "while responding to a question concerning rumors that the two firms were working on a tablet-style personal computer."

I've been a vocal critic of the lack of productivity since the Eric Schmidt appointment to the Apple board both here and on the PowerPage podcast and it's about time that two of the biggest tech brands in the world develop some synergy.

Some great potential Google/Apple mashups:

  1. Google Docs and Spreadsheets for Safari
  2. Google Apps for Leopard (Mac OS 10.5)
  3. Offline Google Apps
  4. Apple's Spotlight search technology powered by Google
  5. Google Maps/Google Earth support in iPhoto and Aperture (iLife? iWork?)
  6. Full Google Video and YouTube support on the Apple TV 
  7. Full Google Video and YouTube support on the iPhone
  8. Google Photos integration with iPhoto and Aperture 
  9. Google Talk client for Mac with full video and voice support
  10. Tighter Google Calendar/iCal integration  
  11. Migrate .Mac to Google and make it free
  12. A sub-$500 notebook
  13. A tablet computer
  14. A special lightweight Google OS for the above two portables

What would you like to see from a Google/Apple mashup?

Topics: Google

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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