Tag: web

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...
Jamaica to be Included in World’s Largest Study of Web Impact for First Time
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Jamaica to be Included in World’s Largest Study of Web Impact for First Time

The World Wide Web Foundation, established by Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has today unveiled plans for its 2013 Web Index, with Jamaica included for the first time. The Web Index - which will be released on 22 November 2013 - is the world’s first measure of how the Web empowers people and delivers socio-economic impact in countries around the globe. Jamaica’s inclusion will allow its citizens, government and civil society organisations to understand the use and impact of the Web in Jamaica, how it compares to global and regional counterparts, and how best to harness it for future social and economic benefit. First released in 2012 to critical acclaim, the Web Index takes the format of a country ranking. Last year, Sweden topped the list, followed by the USA and the UK, with Burkin...
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...
Google Chromecast – Web Videos on your TV for USD $35
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Google Chromecast – Web Videos on your TV for USD $35

Recently Google introduced the Chromecast - a $35 HDMI dongle that sends online videos from your phone, tablet or Chrome browser to your HDTV. This 2 inch dongle connects to your HDTV via a HDMI port and is powered either by the port itself (if your TV supports it) or a micro-USB cable. After connecting it to your TV there is a fast and simple set up process in which you give the device a name e.g., "Living Room TV". That's it, as there is no user interfaces to learn as it is controlled by the device that sent the video i.e. your Android tablet or iPad. You open the video you want to watch e.g., a YouTube video, and their will be a "Cast" button in the UI, select it and then select "Living Room TV". The video is then sent to your TV.  Now, it should be noted that this idea is nothing n...
How to Use your custom Domain Name with Outlook.com
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How to Use your custom Domain Name with Outlook.com

Normally when you sign up for an online email service such as Outlook.com or Gmail.com, your email address points to the domain name of the email provider. So if you sign up for a Gmail email account your email address is displayed as yourname@gmail.com, or whatever the domain is of your email provider. Normally this is OK for most individuals needs but it is normally thought of as unprofessional for companies to use this method. Think about it, what if an established company such as Pepsi gave their email address as pepsi@gmail.com or contact-pepsi@outlook.com? Now you can say that large companies like Pepsi use their own email servers. This is true, with their budget they can very well afford a data-center with supporting I.T. infrastructure just to handle emails, but this article is not...
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...