Windows 8 on the desktop is a steep learning curve for some but those who master it won’t find it hard to enter the tablet environment. Microsoft launched Windows 8 OS on Friday and something between tablet and a laptop called Surface also went on sale for $559. You will find an in depth review of it in Microsoft Dives Deep to Surface a Hit. Continue reading
Formulated by the White House, Federal Trade Commission and the Digital Advertising Alliance, Do Not Track will allow Internet users to add a Do Not Track header from browsers such as Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. This will tell Websites not to track them across the Web. Continue reading
Sean Weigold Ferguson from Orlando, Florida asks Matt Cutts of Google:”What do predict will be the big changes to “search” as we know it today over the next 3 years? What are some of today’s trends that you believe will believe will shape the future of Google search?”
This morning on Twitter Matt Cutts of Google drew attention to the new version of Chrome which tackles a couple annoyances (back button on form submit, cutoff printer pages).
If you are interested in Chrome developments you can find the full information on fixes and outstanding issues at Dev update: Fixes Right-click Copy and “Confirm Form Submission”.
A detailed list of changes in this release is in the release notes.
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After this forum post by Ella in the WordPress.com forums, and Teck’s comment here on this blog, I was about ready to change the title of this post to “Google Chrome: NOT ON YOUR LIFE,” but with a little time going by (and taking the time to try it out), and a post by Matt Cutts (Googler) on his blog, one of the two – the Chrome end user license agreement (EULA) – thorns have been removed, or will be shortly according to Matt. (Note to Google: One size does not fit all!) The other one – the potential piece of malware installed with Chrome that Teck reported – is still a concern although it was not installed on my computer when I did the installation. During installation I told it not to send information on crashes and such back to Google, so perhaps Teck did not disable that at install. And there are other concerns as well including some apparent security issues. I’m not going to repeat the sloothing of others, but will include links to things I think you should be aware of.
This isn’t going to be an indepth review of features and such, but simply my observations from several hours of use over a couple days. I’ll start with general impressions and then move into how it functioned with WordPress.com and the stand-alone WordPress software from WordPress.org. At the end of this post, I will list some good sources of information if you wish to look further.
Do keep in mind: Chrome at the time I’m writing this is in Beta, which means it isn’t finished. Hopefully the issues will be taken care of by the time it reaches actual “ready for prime-time” release.
[Update 1: Warning! There have been a few more security holes uncovered and reported by Information Week, and the security issues are not something that will be caught by antivirus software or spy software, so don't expect them to keep you safe. Please read the article and be very careful until Google gets these issues resolved.]
Today my Blog Catalog friend, sayzlim notified me that Google has released it’s new browser Google chrome and that he loves it. I’m interested in hearing feedback with regard to how it works with wordpress so please feel free to share your feedback.
Google Chrome (BETA) for Windows
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier.
One box for everything
Type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and web pages.
Thumbnails of your top sites
Access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab.
Shortcuts for your apps
Get desktop shortcuts to launch your favorite web applications. Learn about Google Chrome »
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Read about why we built a browser.
See also the youtube video: 10 features of Google Chrome
Realted post found in this blog: Google Chrome: not shiny yet