Category: Miscellaneous

Google to “Experiment” with Window Controls

Google continues to both refine and experiment with the interface… layout, controls, icons and etc… used in their flagship Chrome browser.  With a new version of this popular browser hitting the market every 6...

Mourning Google Reader’s Death? Get Feedly!

Like many, Google’s recent announcement that they would be discontinuing their Google Reader (GReader) application as of 7/1/13 did not make me very happy, at all!  They reasoned that RSS feeds had become somewhat...

New Browser Engines Everywhere

There were two major announcements this week concerning the development of new “browser engines”; the software at the heart of Web browsers responsible for “rendering” or displaying the actual content of Web pages.  Both...

Firefox v20.0 … What’s New?

Today Mozilla will release the newest version of its flagship browser, Firefox.  Mozilla switched to an accelerated development cycle  in 2011, which sees a new major version of Firefox released approximately every 6 weeks.  The...

A Facebook-focused phone… seriously?

In spite of Mark Zuckerberg’s proclamations to the contrary, Facebook seems poised to launch a Facebook-focused phone next week on Thursday, April 4th.  Based on Google’s Android OS, the phone will (supposedly) feature content from a user’s...

Worthy Competition for Android and iOS?

Everyone likes a good “Cinderella” story, but is Mozilla on the verge of being part of such a tale?  Mozilla continues to release more and increasinging interesting information concerning their “Firefox OS” for smartphones;...

Google+ Surpasses a Half Billion Users

In its short 18 months of existence, Google+ has endured a lot of criticism and a few growing pains along the way.  Once declared “dead” by many industry pundits, Google+ has rebounded spectacularly.  Now boasting...

Firefox v17.0 Released

Yesterday Mozilla released its latest stable version of its rapid-released flagship, the Firefox browser.  This is version 17 of the Gecko-based software and this release fixes 2,635 bugs.  It also adds some new features...

Privacy-Protecting Add-On Disconnect

Lifehacker has a great article today on a security add-on for the Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers that eliminates the “tracking” of your Web activities that sites like Twitter and Facebook do without your...

Finally… Google Does Application Scanning

Taking a page from the Apple playbook, Google has finally added the capability for its Android 4.2 platform to scan and vet applications that users can install on their Android devices.  What took you...