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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan
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Goodbye Internet Explorer, Hello Project Titan

It hasn't been a secret but now its official, Internet Explorer; the worlds most hated web browser is going to be replaced in Windows 10. Microsoft hasn't decided on a new name for thier IE replacement but internally and on tech blogs it has been code-named "Project Titan". “We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela at the Microsoft Convergence conference Monday. "We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing." Internet Explorer dominated web browsing for many years but has seen a steady decline in users in recent years mainly due to the introduction of Mozilla Fi...
Android Browser Security unfixed as Google wants you to Upgrade to Lollipop
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Android Browser Security unfixed as Google wants you to Upgrade to Lollipop

“Keeping software up to date is one of the greatest challenges in security," Adrian Ludwig wrote. Because the browser App is based on a version of the WebKit browser engine that's now more than two years old, fixing the vulnerability in Android Jelly Bean and earlier versions is "no longer practical to do safely” Google's Chief of Security Adrian Ludwig in a Google+ post on Friday January 23rd 2015 commenting on Google's Decision not to fix a security hole in Google Android Default Browser There is a security flaw in the Google Android Default Browser – not Google Chrome for Android, you have to download that as a free App – that is on 60% of Android smartphones. Personally I knew this was coming from the first article back in August 2014 that I did on Google’s Fragmentation probl...
Nifty DIY for downloading any Audio or Video File from your Internet Browser’s Cache
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Nifty DIY for downloading any Audio or Video File from your Internet Browser’s Cache

If you read my article How to download Videos from any website without installing software using Savefrom it should strike you, as it did me, that something is decidedly amiss. Here is a website, Savefrom, that downloads from the Browser. No file installation required. So effectively, all this time, when you downloading and installing all manner of software to download Videos and Audio files from YouTube (Naruto me seh!) and Vimeo (they’ve got great documentaries!) you could have avoided that. This then suggests that the downloading of Videos doesn’t require any installed software. At all….! How SaveFrom Works – Magic Misdirection in a Game of Now You See Me If you’re thinking that, you’re absolutely right! All the website Savefrom does it to tap into your Browser’s Cache, using comma...
Opera Mini Browser continues to be Growing Strong as smartphone Growth marches forward
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Opera Mini Browser continues to be Growing Strong as smartphone Growth marches forward

Remember the Opera Mini Browser? That plucky Browser is the reason why many persons who had their Blackberries clung to them, as it made browsing possible on Blackberry. Now news from the Norwegian Browser maker indicates that they're still Growing Strong like House Tyrell from Game of Thrones even in the smartphone world. Take a gander at these graphs that indicate that their usage traffic is growing despite the proliferation of smartphones and the slow death of Blackberry. Like the BBM (Blackberry Messenger), the Opera Mini Browser has been free for a long time and has now gone cross-platform and mainstream on Google Android and Apple iPhone Free Blackberry Messenger App coming to Android and iOS: The stats are even more impressive when you consider the fact that the other smartphon...
How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox
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How to reset the default Search Engine in Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox’s become my fave Web Browser ever since I’ve bespoken of the coming demise of the Computer and Laptop at the hands of Tablets in the article How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. This as despite PC’s and Laptop’s coming demise, for the many who write about cutting edge of Technology, especially those of us who are just writers, having a Laptop with a working version Microsoft Word, 80GB of Hard-drive space and a fairly decent amount memory (call it ‘bout 1GB) is enough to achieve Writer’s Nirvana. When I write I’m the Most High, Vybz Kartel Style! So it peeved the hell out of me one day while researching an article that Firefox suddenly began redirecting my search queries to Yahoo (Jah know!!?). Make no bones about ...
Google shows off Jam with Chrome
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Google shows off Jam with Chrome

Because all geeks dream of being musical stars Google has revealed Jame with Chrome, an interesting experiment that allows Google Chrome users to visit a specific website and play up to 19 different instruments together. Powered by technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, Google Cloud Platform and the Go programming language - Jam with Chrome makes for an interesting and maybe addictive experiment. Seasoned music pro? Or just an aspiring air guitarist? Check out JAM with Chrome, our latest Chrome Experiment, where friends in different locations can play live music together online. Choose one of 19 different instruments, ranging from acoustic and bass guitars to drum kits and keyboards, and invite your friends to JAM with you. Give it a try at: www.jamwithchrome.com
Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds
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Google releases revamped Chromebooks and ChromeBox empowering Mobile Computing in the Clouds

Google has released revamped versions of its Chromebooks that were first reported on Geezam by Kelroy in Chrome OS and Chromebook – Simplicity, Security and Speed. The more recent updates announced now include better hardware for the 17.1” Chromebook priced at US$449.00. There is also (new-ness alert!!) an alternative PC version, called the ChromeBox, rolling in at US$329.00, somewhat reminiscent of the Apple Mac Mini that is BYOMKD (Bring you Own Mouse, Keyboard and Display). Multi-window support (Linux Distros had that a long time ago!) Scaling of screen sizes for easy connection to external Screens e.g. a 27" Apple iMac An app launcher Option to pin favorite/most used apps to the launch bar. Customizable Backgrounds Ability to view Microsoft Office documents both onl...
Google Chrome now in Beta for Android
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Google Chrome now in Beta for Android

Google Chrome has been steadily climbing the browser charts since it was first released in 2008, it recently overtook Firefox as the world's second most popular browser. It still has some ways to overthrow Internet Explorer but Chrome has decided to set out to conquer fresh new territory - this time on mobile phones and tablets running Android. The browser lands on Android aren't uninhabited however with the likes of Firefox Mobile,  Dolphin Browser and Opera Mobile already building colonies of fans. Google Chrome for Android was released in beta not long ago but is only available for mobile devices running Android 4.0, which sucks for people who haven't got an Ice Cream Sandwich powered phone and double sucks for people like me still rocking Android 2.2. Chrome for Android like it's bi...