chrome

Wed
23
Jun
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Dell Considers Shift from Windows to Google Chrome

Dell executive Amit Midha on Monday announced that the hardware company is considering using the Google Chrome operating system (OS) on a select list of its laptop computers. That could represent a step away by Dell from Microsoft's Windows ... offerings, and will likely be a major concern for the Redmond-based software giant. In an interview with Reuters, Google senior executive Midha admitted that the company was considering a partial switch from Windows to Chrome on its laptops and perhaps some of its smartphones and tablet computers. The move could be enormous for all of the firms involved, ... (view more)

Thu
06
May
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New Sneak Peeks of IE9, Chrome Available

Amidst news that Google's Chrome has made remarkable strides in chewing up Microsoft's long-time browser market domination, there's now word that both companies have revealed test versions of their upcoming updates for Chrome and Internet Explorer 9 ... (IE9). Google's new Chrome beta comes with some impressive upgrades, including faster and more stable performance, bookmark synching preferences, and various themes and home page customization options. Users will also find that they can implement browser extensions while still engaged in private browsing mode. Google's HTML5 support also gets a ... (view more)

Fri
16
Apr
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Toshiba to Unveil Win7 iPad-Style Tablets Later This Year

Toshiba says it will be launching its own line of tablet computers to rival the Apple iPad later this year. That follows on from a similar announcement by netbook specialists Asus earlier this month . Toshiba may be working on more than two tablet ... machines, one running Windows 7, the other Google's Android operating system (OS). It says that as well as considering a 10-inch screen model, it's also looking at producing a dual-screen device, though the dual-screen version would run Windows 7 only. (Source: reuters.com ) That sounds similar to Microsoft's Courier project, which involves a ... (view more)

Tue
13
Apr
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Internet Explorer 9: Microsoft Vows Significant Enhancements

Microsoft is wasting little time in developing the successor to their recently released Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) browser. Many believe that Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) will be a much improved browser. IE9: New HTML5 and Improved Java Engine Changes ... discussed thus far for IE9 include: the addition of Hyper Text Markup Language version 5 (HTML5), and support for a faster, new JavaScript engine called "Chakra". According to Internet Explorer GM Dean Hachamovitch, IE9 will improve HTML5 applications by taking advantage of PC hardware through Vista and Windows 7. With IE9, Microsoft is looking to ... (view more)

Thu
08
Apr
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Windows, Chrome Set to Appear on Asus iPad Rival

Taiwan computer manufacturer Asus has announced it will release at least two tablet PCs in the next few months. They'll join a growing list of potential rivals to the much-hyped Apple iPad. Asus is better know for producing netbooks: indeed, it can ... be argued that its Eee PC, released in 2007, helped establish the market for the slimmed-down notebooks designed mainly for Internet browsing and light office tasks. Chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes that Asus is still committed to netbooks, but believes there is a gap in the market between netbooks and smartphones which can be filled by tablet- ... (view more)

Mon
04
Jan
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Google Allows Ad-Blocking on Chrome Browser

Google makes tens of billions of dollars each year through advertising sales. Yet it has now allowed independent developers to produce tools which block ads from appearing on pages viewed with its Chrome browser. Since last month, the latest beta ... edition of Chrome has been able to run extensions, third-party tools which offer functions similar to those available for open-source browser Firefox (where they are known as add-ons). The current plan is to keep the extensions in the next full release of Chrome. Programmer, Student Create Ad Blocker An independent programmer from Athens, Georgia and ... (view more)

Fri
25
Dec
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'Skeys', and 'Chrome Plus'

Skeys Remap buttons on your keyboard with Skeys. For example, you can remap your email button or volume control and make good use of the buttons do perform another task (or launch another program). http://freewarewire.blogspot.com Chrome Plus ... ChromePlus has all the functionalities that the Google Chrome browser has, but offers more functionality, including: Mouse gesture, Super drag, IE tab, and more. http://www.chromeplus.org Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City, in partnership with Infopackets.com. Please note that the below software ... (view more)

Wed
16
Dec
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Google Chrome now available for Mac, Linux Users

It's been a year since Google released Chrome for Windows, and now Mac and Linux users have access to the popular, streamlined browser. It comes just two months after Google co-founder Sergey Brin told his audience at the Web 2.0 Summit that the ... absence of a Mac version of Chrome was a serious disappointment for his company. To be clear, the edition of Chrome for download by Mac users is still in its beta stages. Still, Google says the release is part of a long-term project that has meant much sweat and stress up to this point. "The Wait was Worth it, " Says Google "We've been ... (view more)

Wed
02
Dec
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'Chrome Shell', and 'Chromium OS For USB Stick'

Chrome Shell ChromeShell is a non-Google affiliated replacement shell for Windows that strips your desktop down to what you really need: the browser. The shell transforms your normal Windows desktop into something akin to the Chrome OS. ChromeShell ... gets from standby to email in less than 3 seconds on a quad core machine and around 32 seconds from cold boot. http://primewares.com Chromium OS For USB Stick Like Chrome Shell, Chromium OS For USB Stick is designed to maximize the performance of your PC by stripping away all the unnecessary matter. Download the image using HTTP links on site, then ... (view more)

Tue
03
Nov
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10% Of Internet Explorer Users Jump Ship: Report

Microsoft's share of the Internet browser market has fallen by almost a tenth in the space of one year. The lost share has been split between Firefox, Safari and Google's new Chrome browser. (Source: informationweek.com ) Monitoring firm Net ... Applications has just released its browser statistics for October. While some reports are concentrating on the changes since September, which saw Internet Explorer drop by just one percentage point, the trends are much more striking when comparing October 2009 to October 2008. Firefox Does Most Damage During that one year period the percentage of Internet ... (view more)

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