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Google Drive has already hit the Mac, PC and Android worlds, with iOS, Linux and even Google's own Chrome OS still on the waiting list. Google made clear that iPhone and iPad owners would get served in a couple of weeks, and recently said that Linux users wouldn't be left out, either. But surely, surely Chrome OS is on the list to get a pinch... Read more...
Remember when Firefox releases were a big deal? You wouldn't know it nowadays, but there was a time when browser upgrades were few, far between, and highly anticipated. Like Google did with its Chrome browser, Mozilla has adopted a rapid release schedule for Firefox, taking some of the fun out of looking forward to new builds, though there... Read more...
Google’s Chrome Browser has historically been relatively bullet-proof, standing up to hacker challenges with impressive resilience. On Wednesday, however, hacker Sergey Glazunov successfully broaches Chrome’s defenses at CanSecWest’s Pwnium challenge, for which he received a prize of $60,000. To Google’s credit, the... Read more...
Chrome is doing great. Android is doing great. Google is doing great. But what about Chrome OS? And what about Chromebooks? These machines were set to revolutionize the notebook industry, and we've heard radio silence on them ever since Google I/O 2011. But it sounds like Google's working overtime behind the curtains in order to get these... Read more...
Google and Mozilla have a common enemy in the browser wars in Microsoft, but perhaps more importantly, the two software companies have an even greater common interest: money. Since that's the case, it would be in both of their interests to work together if it means lining their pockets with cash, and that's what the two have decided to do.... Read more...
Firefox's future has never been as uncertain as it is right now. Let's start with the market share numbers and work our way from there. Depending on which web analytics firm you put your faith into, Mozilla's browser has either given up it's second place position to Google's Chrome browser, or is really close to doing so. NetMarketShare, for... Read more...
According to StatCounter, Google’s Chrome browser overtook Mozilla’s Firefox for the first time last month; in November, Chrome snagged 25.69% of the global Web browser market share, while Firefox managed 25.23%. To put the rise of Chrome in perspective, two years ago it held a meager 4.66% of the market to Firefox’s 32.21%.... Read more...
Feeling pressured to switch from Mozilla Firefox to Google Chrome simply because you can't possibly wait another day for a new browser update? Don't sweat it. Even though Firefox 6 is still an agonizing 24 hours away from release, you can get a jump on less savvy PC users by downloading the final version of Firefox 6 today! Let us reiterate... Read more...
One of the roadblocks to more powerful Web apps is the inability of those apps to harness a local machine’s computational power. Native Client (NaCl), now integrated into the next Chrome beta release, is designed to help solve this problem by providing a way to execute native code within the browser. Launched back at the end of 2008,... Read more...
Congrats, Chrome! You've just reached an insane milestone. 20% of the browser marketshare is nothing to sneeze at, and that's exactly what Google has nailed down. According to new reports on web usage, one in five browsing sessions now happens with Chrome, with Microsoft's long-dominant Internet Explorer finally slipping before 50%. The information... Read more...
Last month at Google I/O 2011, a pair of commercial Chromebooks were introduced. The Samsung Series 5, and the Acer AC700. As of yesterday, only one of those had started to ship to customers, and that award went to Samsung. But now, Acer's playing catch-up. The company just announced that their AC700 Chromebook would be shipping to the US... Read more...
Hello, Europe! That's what Chrome OS will soon be yelling, as they cross the pond from America to the shores of the UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy. The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook will make its debut across the pond on June 24th for €399 for the Wi-Fi model (£349 in the UK) and €449 for the 3G-enabled model... Read more...
The past 18 months have seen a significant evolution in browser graphics. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera have all added support for such standards as OpenCL, HTML5, and Direct2D acceleration. (HTML5 isn't a graphics standard, strictly speaking, but it allows the browser to handle certain activities that once... Read more...
It's pretty easy it was to get around the New York Times' newly erected paywall, and now there's a free Chrome browser extension that does exactly the same thing for the Wall Street Journal. The extension, "Read WSJ Extension," has been labeled as a way to "cheat" the Wall Street Journal, but we're not quite so hyperbolic in our view.... Read more...
Ever wondered what was deep, deep within a Chrome OS-based machine? Google's Cr-48 has been cracked open before, but what about the newest duo? Acer and Samsung announced their respective Chromebooks at Google I/O this year, and a few of the earlier ones have started to ship out. The Series 5 3G Chromebook has fallen into the hands of the... Read more...
While lots of attention are being flung in the direction of Firefox and Chrome these days (and the newest installment of Internet Explorer, to some extent), Opera is also making headway in the crowded browser market. Opera Mini 6 has just launched today for iOS; specifically, iPhone and iPad. It's available to download right now for free in... Read more...
Lady Gaga uses Chrome, would you have known? Or, at least she claims to in a new Google ad. Airing first during this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, the latest Chrome ad is likely the longest yet, and undoubtedly the most starstruck. It's a 1.5 minute ad, which is wildly long for a TV spot. It's an ad that showcases Chrome and Chrome... Read more...
Last week was a huge coming-out party for Chrome OS, and now, even Microsoft is joining the festivities. How so? The company just added Chrome support for online Office apps, and they'll officially support apps running from SharePoint in SP1 (coming in June). That's all coming in the first major service pack for Office 2010, which is also... Read more...
They've now been announced and they have a date and a price: the first production-versions of Google's Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks are coming as soon as mid-June, from Samsung and Acer. The announcement was on Google's blog, but also at the Google I/O conference running this week and via press releases from Samsung and Google. The Chromebooks... Read more...
With Firefox 4 still fresh off the assembly line, there's already talk of Mozilla's next major browser release, Firefox 5. Premature? Not in the world of technology, it isn't. Let's also not forget that Mozilla is adopting a Google Chrome-like development cycle, in which there will be several different builds to choose from, including pre-beta... Read more...
Reducing mobile power consumption has been a top priority of the PC industry for years. Much of the work in this area has focused on hardware, but a recent post from Microsoft's IE blog raises the question of whether or not browser choice can make a difference in battery life*. It's not a question people would've considered for most of the... Read more...
This one is definitely considered a rumor for now, but the rumors are starting to align themselves in a way that makes it all so much easier to believe. Asus has already been pegged as one of the first laptop makers that'll be shipping Chrome OS netbooks, and now Digitimes is reporting that we could see that notebook... Read more...
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