All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘browsers’

Chrome For Android Beta Gets An Update

Earlier this month, Google announced the beta version of Chrome for Android Though it’s only available for select countries and languages for devices running Ice Cream Sandwich. Today, Google announced an update to the beta channel for Chrome for Android. Google’s Srikanth Rajagopalan writes: Chrome for Android has been updated to Beta 1.1 (0.16.4215.215), picking up changes that have gone …

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Chrome Gets Faster, Safer With New Stable Release

Earlier this month, Google announced a beta release of their Chrome browser that they said would improve its speed and security. Today, they’ve announced the stable release. With this update, Chrome will begin loading your most frequented pages even before you finish typing the URL in the omnibox (the URL bar within Chrome that also serves as a Google search). …

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No SOPA Chrome Extension Notifies You When You Visit Sites That Hate The Internet

Worried that your average, everyday interweb browsing could be inadvertently supporting the Stop Online Piracy Act? Well, you’re in luck. Now there’s an extension for your Chrome browser that will notify you when you visit a website of any company or organization that is known to support SOPA. It’s called No SOPA and was created by Andy Baird (@ajbaird) and …

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Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6

In news that is sure to excite some, possibly upset others, and leave everyone else feeling an emotion that is somewhere between nostalgia and relief, Microsoft is officially saying goodbye to Internet Explorer 6. According to data from Net Applications, IE6’s market share in the United States has just dropped under the 1% mark, a milestone that is enough reason …

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The Browser Trends Continue

Which browser is the most popular in terms of users? Well, that title remains in the Internet Explorer camp, but, continuing a trend that began when Firefox introduced tabbed browsing to the world, IE is continuing to fall, while Google Chrome continues to rise, even at the expense of Mozilla’s quite capable browser. Thanks to a NetMarketshare, we have an …

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Firefox Infographic Has over 200,000 Hours of Cuteness

In terms of browsers, 2011 may be best known as the year Chrome overtook Firefox as the browser of choice, er, the second-place browser of choice, Mozilla is not going to allow us to forget their accomplishments. Seeing how the web is Mozilla’s conduit for its message, there are, of course, many ways to inform the masses. One of the …

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Google Mozilla Deal Renewed To Keep Google Default Search In Firefox

The future of Google’s relationship with Mozilla was called into question earlier this month. It looked like the deal might not get renewed, which brought about some speculation that Microsoft could jump in and pick up some easy search market share for Bing. That could have been a very big deal for Bing, if all of that had played out. …

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Chrome Sync Comes Out Of Beta, Becomes Sign in to Chrome

Google has introduced an update to its Google Chrome browser that will allow multiple users to sign into one browser, allowing them to synchronize their user experience with their Chrome-powered devices. Over at the Google Chrome Blog, the stable release of Sign in to Google was announced, and while the personalization features it introduces may seem minor, to those who …

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Internet Explorer Market Share Continues to Decrease

While it’s still more popular than the other browsers combined, the fact that Internet Explorer’s market share has fallen under the 50 percent mark is an eye-opening event. This marks the first time IE has ever been reduced to under half. Granted, Microsoft’s browser is under the line by about .42 percentage points, the fact remains, under half of the …

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Firefox with Bing Introduced

Microsoft and Mozilla have teamed up to include a new version of Firefox with Bing built in as the default search. “Now Firefox users who are Bing enthusiasts can use Firefox with Bing to use the Web the way they want without having to take extra steps to navigate or customize their settings to Bing,” says Bing’s Tor Steiner. I’d …

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Chrome Gets New New Tab Page

Google introduced some new changes to Chrome (at least new to the stable release). First and foremost, Google has redesigned the New Tab page in a way the company thinks will make it easier for users to access and organize apps. This involves multiple screens and a new trash can. The video below illustrates: Google also redesigned the Chrome Web …

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Google and Amazon: The Next Great Tech Rivalry?

Microsoft and Yahoo have been Google’s main rivals for years. As Google has expanded into more and more product areas, it has taken on plenty of competition in a wide variety of industries. Apple and Facebook are two of its biggest rivals now, but the Amazon/Google competition is emerging as the next great rivalry. The companies compete in eBooks. They …

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