Category: Google

Chrome 3 Performance: Windows XP vs. Windows 7

By | July 19, 2009 | 6 Comments

BetaNews has recently made an interesting discovery (Is Google optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP netbooks?). As you might guess from the title, they suspect that Google is optimizing Chrome 3 for Windows XP and not for Windows 7.

Using the most recent v3 release (3.0.193.1), they have published quite strange results. Turns out, XP has gained more than half a point over 3.0.192.1 while same build in Windows 7 RC received a performance loss.

Windows 7 vs XP Chrome
Higher is better

For some more details and reasons behind that, you might want to check the original article.

Thanks to Help for sending this.

Google to Stop Supporting IE6 on YouTube

By | July 15, 2009 | 5 Comments

Good news, Google Inc. has decided to stop supporting Internet Explorer 6 web browser on YouTube.

The following screenshot was taken by IE6 user

YouTube IE6
Picture Source: Neowin

As you can see, Google recommends upgrading web browser to Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 8 or Google Chrome.

Speaking of IE6 support, I no longer code for it and neither should you. Otherwise, we may end up supporting it for many years to come as sites works fine with Internet Explorer 6.

Chrome Experiments

By | July 14, 2009 | 2 Comments

Here comes a project from Google to demonstrate the possibilities of JavaScript in Chrome web browser. If you are not using Chrome already and don’t feel like installing it, you may run those examples on other web browsers as well. However, due to Google’s superior JavaScript engine, it would be wise to run them on Chrome.

Via Peacekeeper’s Twitter.

Google For Your PC (Video)

By | July 9, 2009 | 0 Comments

With all the buzz building around Google Chrome OS, Kevin Pereira discusses the fundamentals of this OS and how it can affect Apple as well as Microsoft.

Internet Explorer 8 – Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

By | June 22, 2009 | 8 Comments

Interent Explorer 8 - Most Secure Browser, Microsoft Says

An analysis done by Microsoft between Google Chrome 2.0, Firefox 3.0 and Internet Explorer 8 shows that IE8 wins in 7 out of 10 categories, while 3 are draw.

So let’s analyze the categories. Continue Reading

Build the Google Chrome Icon

By | June 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Google Inc. is asking everyone to submit creative, 15-60 second videos in which participants should build a Chrome icon in any way possible.

Entries should be submitted in the following page until July 22, 2009.

Google.com to Work on Opera (Soon)

By | June 8, 2009 | 8 Comments

Few Opera 9.6.x users reported a nasty bug in Google.com. If search suggestion feature is enabled, apparently, “enter” button no longer works. The good news is however that a) you can turn this feature off and b) the fix is on its way.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

By | June 5, 2009 | 3 Comments

This is some awesome stuff for web developers/site owners. Google today has released a Firefox add-on (requires Firebug) which analyzes your site and gives you ideas on how to optimize it for the fastest browsing experience possible and save some bandwidth.

How to Increase Your Site Performance (Speed It Up)

Getting started

Download Page Speed.
Run Page Speed against your web pages.
Read about the Page Speed performance best practices.

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Bing HiJacks IE6 Users Toolbar (Updated)

By | June 2, 2009 | 1 Comment

Bing HiJacks IE6 ToolbarSearch Engine Journal informs about the IE6 users anomalies since the launch of Microsoft’s new search engine: Bing.

Few of them already reported weird issue: even though their default search provider was set to Google, after the launch of Bing, it hijacked the search feature in the toolbar and became new default search engine.

To make things worse, it’s not possible to change it back to Google.

There are no official statements yet, from Google or Microsoft. Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Last Minute Submission (IE Case)

By | May 9, 2009 | 1 Comment

Microsoft's Last Minute Submission (IE Case)Yahoo Tech Writes:

Microsoft says EU regulators will hand Google more dominance of the Internet search business if they go ahead with planned regulations on Microsoft’s Windows operating system, the Financial Times reported.

The FT said on Saturday that the move by Microsoft was contained in a confidential last-minute submission to the European Commission aimed at heading off antitrust action. Continue Reading