Google Chrome: Now With Ads!

By | November 25, 2011 | 32 Comments

Google Chrome: Now With Ads!

In the world where most people block ads and want to get everything for free, Google has decided to try a different approach: in-browser advertising.

Technology blog Ghacks has found an interesting screenshot in the Google’s Plus group, which shows and ad in the Google Chrome web browser, which says: “Get a Chromebook for the holidays: the computer powered by Chrome.“
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“Occupy Occupy Movement” Tries To Occupy “Occupy Movements”

By | November 24, 2011 | 8 Comments

Occupy Occupy Movement Tries To Occupy Occupy Movements

Wait, what?

With the increasing amount of occupy movements all over the world, it looks like a movement to stop other movements has already begun.

Not a fan of Thanksgiving? No worries, just create the “Occupy Thanksgiving” movement and watch it explode. What about peanut butter or wild mushrooms? You got it, champ.

What will the future hold and what kind of movement can we expect tomorrow? Only time will tell…

[Thanks, Andy]

“Occupy HTML Movement” Tries To Occupy HTML5

By | November 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Occupy HTML Movement Tries To Occupy HTML5

Another day, another movement.

It looks like some folks are not happy with the Occupy Flash movement that has been going on and decided to create one of their own.

What is it all about?
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Mozilla Progresses On Silent Updates

By | November 23, 2011 | 6 Comments

Mozilla Progresses On Silent UpdatesMozilla is making progress on adding a silent update mechanism to Firefox, with plans to integrate the new service in Firefox 10 early next year. One of the developers working on the feature cautioned that silent update might slip, however.

At this point, we’re not quite sure which version of Firefox this will land in…We’re working to land it as soon as is safely possible. -  Ehsan Akhgari, a Firefox engineer in charge of one of the silent update components, said in a blog post last weekend.

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“Occupy Flash” Movement Desires Death Of Flash

By | November 23, 2011 | 24 Comments

"Occupy Flash" Movement Desires Death Of Flash

A small group of website and mobile app developers recently started off an “Occupy Flash” campaign in the hope of putting an end to Adobe’s popular browser plug-in.

The group, which launched a website earlier this week, said its goal was to “Get the world to uninstall the Flash Player plug-in from their desktop browsers.”

Flash Player is dead. Its time has passed. It’s buggy. It crashes a lot. It requires constant security updates. It’s a fossil, left over from the era of closed standards and unilateral corporate control of Web technology. - The Occupy Flash site

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Google Chrome: Disable Facebook News Ticker

By | November 23, 2011 | 1 Comment

Google Chrome: Disable Facebook News Ticker

If you are not a big fan of recently introduced Facebook News Ticker feature, then here is a simple way to remove it.

Arik Fraimovich has created a Google Chrome extension which does exactly that: removes the Facebook news ticker.

Go ahead, try it.

Google Chromebook Holiday Deals

By | November 22, 2011 | 14 Comments

Here come the price cuts and updates.

With the introduction of Chrome OS back in 2009, Google has unveiled the very first Chromebooks a year later.
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Download Google Chrome 17 Alpha (Dev)

By | November 18, 2011 | 24 Comments

Download Google Chrome 17 Alpha (Dev)As Google Chrome 16 has already reached Beta status, it’s only natural for Google to start working on the Chrome 17 release, which is now in Dev channel. Are there any changes or features worth checking out? Yes, there are.

Google Chrome 17 Alpha (Dev) Changelog

Although there are usual bug fixes and JavaScript engine updates, which now sits at version 3.7.7.0, Google Chrome 17 has also few new features and tweaks for you to try:
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Mozilla Gets Serious About Firefox Memory Leaks

By | November 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

Mozilla Gets Serious About Firefox Memory Leaks

Blames add-ons for the majority of its problems.

Continuing its efforts to reduce Firefox memory leaks, Mozilla’s Justin Lebar has proposed a new approach, which should eliminate at least some of the issues with various add-ons.

Here is how it would work:
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Download Google Chrome 16 Beta

By | November 16, 2011 | 17 Comments

Download Google Chrome 16 BetaAfter releasing the final version of Google Chrome 15 a couple of weeks ago, the search giant has since then pushed Google Chrome 16 into a Beta channel, which includes a really smart feature.

Google Chrome 16 Beta Changelog

As with every software release, you can expect various bug and security related fixes. However, the one feature that has been added is a support for multiple profiles on a same computer.
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