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At launch, Google Keep showed a lot of promise. There's Google's epic cloud infrastructure, excellent syncing across the Google ecosystem, and a drop-deal simple interface. Plus, it seems that mobile users at large are howling for a fantastic note-taking app, as proven by the success of items like Evernote. That said, Keep may have been a bit too simple at launch, and also, it only shipped for Android -- no other mobile platforms could take advantage. Today, Google's shaping Keep up a bit, and you can bet it's going right after Evernote. Now, Keep can remind you of important tasks and errands at... Read more...
A web browser, getting smarter? That's what happening with Google's Chrome, as Chrome 29 hits the public portal today. While we knew these changes were en route due to the beta release a couple of weeks back, the masses will now be facing a smarter omnibox. For those unaware, that's the URL Address bar; in Chrome, you can just start typing anything, and if it's not a URL, it'll become a Google Search. Starting today, all Chrome users will see improvements up there, including suggestions based on the recency of websites you visited. Mac users will also receive support for rich notifications, so... Read more...
One of the worst things about Web security - and perhaps security in general - is that many people don't pay any attention to it. When Chrome, or another Web browser, asks you to store a password, do you happen to think about how it's stored, or how vulnerable it may leave you? A number of years ago, when I was perusing Firefox's settings, I discovered that I could merely click "Show Passwords" to have it show every single one of the passwords I stored with the browser in plaintext. Clearly, that's a bit of a security risk. It means if someone sat down at my PC, either a family member or friend... Read more...
When you're a major PC manufacturer, you really have to follow the whims of the consumer. Whatever's hot at the moment drives the supply chain, and it also drives the product mix. In Acer's case, it looks as if the company has decided that Android and Chrome are a bit warmer than Windows at the moment, and it's tough to blame them. Windows 8 sales, while impressive due to longstanding contracts that re-up Windows builds on an interval basis, haven't been mind-blowing. Particularly on the mobile and tablet front, Win8 has yet to make a huge dent in the iPad share. Now, a Wall Street Journal report... Read more...
The latest nightly build of Google's Chrome Canary browser suggests that the sultan of search is getting ready to implement a handful of touch-enabled features to its popular stable browser. Canary, for those who aren't aware, is basically a beta version of Chrome. It has the "newest of the new Chrome features" and is designed for early adopters who want to live on the bleeding edge, and best of all, it can be installed and run right alongside the stable version of Chrome. Introduced to last night's Canary build is a new swipe feature that allows you to navigate through webpages without resorting... Read more...
Another month is in the books, thereby giving us another opportunity to examine the state of the browser wars as summer winds down and the back-to-school season comes within sight. The story that unfolds when looking at browser statistics depends on which research firm's numbers you examine, as Net Market Share and StatCounter paint very different pictures of the browser market. Starting with the former, Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser still dominates the competition with a commanding 56.61 percent share of the desktop browser market, up from 56.15 percent in June. Year-on-year, IE has increased... Read more...
Even the best, most finely-constructed plans can go wrong, it seems. And sometimes, having a good problem is still having a problem. Earlier in the week, Google introduced a $35 HDMI dongle known as Chromecast, which was meant to bring some elements of Chrome and other elements of alternative TV viewing to anyone's HDTV. For cheap. And perhaps the best deal of all was the fact that three months of Netflix service was included for free, and that even extended to existing users. In other words, the Netflix service alone was nearly worth the price of admission, netting you the Chromecast dongle for... Read more...
The market is hardly devoid of remote desktop apps, but it is rather lacking in good ones. Google has for a couple of years offered a solution for Chrome desktop users which is decent, called Chrome Remote Desktop, and in the future (how far, we're unsure), it'll be bringing the same sort of functionality to Android. The announcement of "Chromoting" came in the form of a simple Google+ post by Google developer François Beaufort, who stated that the app is absolutely in its initial stages of development. So far, all we can be shown is the shot below, a mere application icon (which mimics... Read more...
For those who aren't very interested in testing the waters with beta software, Google has just added v28 of Chrome to the all-important Stable Channel. The Stable channel has been updated to 28.0.1500.71 for Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms, bringing a number of security fixes and features. Starting today Chrome users on Windows will see their browser updated to include richer notifications, while Mac is coming soon. If you've used items like Growl on the Mac, this won't be any real shock, but for people on stock systems, seeing these notifications will likely be a pleasant surprise.... Read more...
Guess what's coming to your local Walmart? Google Chromebooks. In what may soon prove to be the Chromebook's biggest push yet, Google and Acer have convinced a store that is notoriously difficult to snag shelf space on to give them just that. The new Acer C710-2856, is now available at 2,800 Walmart stores for the low price of only $199. The new Acer C710-2856 Chromebook has a 16GB Solid State Drive, integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, an 11.6" HD LED-backlit display, and an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz). There's also 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 1.3MP HD webcam, and of course,... Read more...
Many long-time Mac users likely both fondly remember the Camino web browser and also have forgotten all about it in recent years, as the Safari browser has primarily taken over on Apple’s Mac OS X systems. It’s perhaps fitting, then, that the team behind Camino has looked around at the current browser market and is now gracefully bowing out after about a decade-long run. Camino 2.1 Originally launched as “Chimera”, Camino was a great alternative to Internet Explorer before there was a Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. In fact, according to the blog post announcing the end of Camino,... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability. The original Chromebooks were priced at $500 or less -- in some cases, far less. The reason seemed obvious: Chrome OS was a great operating system for those who did little more than browse the Web and connect to cloud-based services such as Evernote, but... Read more...
Earlier this year, Google did something almost ground-breaking when it introduced the Chromebook Pixel. Sure, the Chromebook line as a whole has existed for a few years, but the entire premise of such a range of notebooks revolved around only a couple of design goals. One of those was accessibility, and almost by default, the other was affordability. The original Chromebooks were priced at $500 or less -- in some cases, far less. The reason seemed obvious: Chrome OS was a great operating system for those who did little more than browse the Web and connect to cloud-based services such as Evernote,... Read more...
The Opera browser has been a beloved alternative in the web browser market, although statistically speaking it’s been an also-ran in terms of market share. The company is working to change that with its latest Opera browser release, Opera Next 15. This version of Opera is a major one, as instead of tweaking the existing version the team built it from scratch, this time using the Chromium engine, which is an effort to embrace more web standards and higher performance. Speed Dial In addition to a new look, new features include Speed Dial, which is a shortcut tool that lets users organize their... Read more...
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