I enjoy exploring Google Labs and their interesting experiments. Google Voice provides a nice method to keep track of your phone calls and to use a public number to send phone calls to private or multiple numbers.
Google Talk Guru allows you to use chat to gather information. Just add firstname.lastname@example.org as a chat friend and text “guru” your questions. For example, need to know the definition of the word “hello”? Send the following message (without the quotes) “web define hello” to email@example.com. You will receive the definition almost immediately. The results are not always perfect but if you are reading and don’t have a dictionary available, you may find this useful.
Need a quick weather report? Just type, “weather city name” for example, “weather Boston”. Google Talk Guru also translates from one language to another, acts as a caclulator, and provides other functionality.
Apple is announcing iCloud, a service that allows you to access your purchased iTunes music from any computer. That is good. However, many have purchased CDs and then ripped them. Google Music is working on a service that allows you to upload your music to their cloud allowing you to access your music from anywhere. Good idea.