Category: Google

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

By | August 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

Weekly Browsers Recap, August 1st

[Thanks, RamaSubbu SK, Shane Bundy]

Browser Toolbar: Google Drops Firefox 5 Support

By | July 22, 2011 | 13 Comments

Remember the good old Google’s Firefox Toolbar? Turns out, the search giant has decided that today’s web browsers are way too advanced and such toolbar is no longer necessary.

As a result, Google will not be supporting Firefox 5 or any future versions of the web browser; and in case you miss the functionality, it prefers you to use the extensions instead.

However, if Firefox and Google’s Toolbar is a must have feature set for you, a solution would be to downgrade to Firefox 4, which is still supported by the company.

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core Developer

By | July 20, 2011 | 6 Comments

Google Snatches Firebug’s Core DeveloperOther web browser vendors to get jealous.

Good news for all the Google Chrome users, IBM’s John J. Barton, the core developer of Firebug, will be joining Google’s Chrome team to work on its next generation Web dev tools.

What made him to take such decision? According to John, working on the next gen Firebug is not practical as browsers change too fast for the size of its team to keep up and shift from desktop to mobile requires additional development time. Furthermore, he could not obtain another year of support from IBM to continue the contributions.

Here’s what he had to say:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

By | July 18, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 18th

Import Facebook Friends To Google+

By | July 5, 2011 | 9 Comments

Even though the plus.google.com service is not yet publicly available and some people feel like the guy above, it does not stop developers from jumping into the Google+ boat early.

One of such people has already created a Google Chrome extension (Facebook Friend Exporter), which will export your Facebook contact data to Google Contacts or CSV.

What should be noted is this: according to the developer, as of the 5th of July, Facebook is working hard to prevent you from exporting your friends data and has already removed their emails from your profile.

However, the guy behind Facebook Friend Exporter is already working on a new version that is set to use the different approach to bypass Facebook trickery.

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

By | July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, July 4th

[Thanks, Sebastian]

Coming Soon: Real Time Chat In Google Chrome

By | June 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

Coming Soon: Video Chat In Google ChromeOpera is a supporter of WebRTC as well.

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, it looks like the search giant has video chat plans of its own.

Turns out, Google is integrating its WebRTC software into the Google Chrome web browser, which will allow users to talk in real-time without having to install Skype or similar chat clients.

Rian Liebenberg, Google’s engineering director wrote:
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Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

By | June 21, 2011 | 2 Comments

Weekly Browsers Recap, June 21st

[Thanks, Ichan]

Google Chrome and Firefox Enhances Your Search Experience

By | June 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

Recently, Google has announced a couple of interesting new features for its search engine designed to enrich the overall experience.

The first one is called “Search by Image” which allows Google Chrome and Firefox (extension is required) users to search by using an image.

All you have to do is drag and drop the picture into the search box and that’s it, Google will figure out the rest (including location) and display somewhat relevant search results.
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Google Instant Now Works In Opera

By | June 15, 2011 | 16 Comments

Google Instant Now Works In Opera

According to Opera, Google Instant, a search enhancement in the Google search engine that offers faster searches, smarter predictions, and instant results, now works in Opera as well. No tricks such as masking are required to make it work as was previously the case.

To test it, simply go to Google and begin searching. Opera asks any users who were masking as Firefox to remove the masking so as to attain as much feedback as possible on this new implementation.