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Monday: August 15, 2011

Mozilla to do away with version numbers in Firefox with new non-numbered version update.Mozilla to do away with version numbers in Firefox with new non-numbered version update.

Google has taught us all that people are too busy to remember version numbers these days. It's better just to keep updating software and have to worry about pesky version number conventions. Mozilla thinks this is a good idea and has decided to adopt this release schedule for future non-version-numbered releases of Firefox. Good for them.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 1:58 PM | Tags (7) | chrome | extremetech | firefox | google | mozilla | numbers | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.Want to run Internet Explorer 9 on your Windows XP machine? Tough luck.

Microsoft has decided to give Windows XP users the finger and not allow them to use their latest and greatest web browser until they upgrade their OS over to Vista or Windows 7.  Yet another reason why I'll be sticking with Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari or any other superior browser.  Good work, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 9:28 AM | Tags (11) | browsers | chrome | dumb | firefox | ie9 | internet | interwebs | microsoft | safari | software | upgrade |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: February 4, 2010

Google would like you to know that they have a couple tablet ideas as well.Google would like you to know that they have a couple tablet ideas as well.

The video mock-up shows a much larger tablet, with hands resizing and moving windows through the multitouch interface, scrolling through text, and typing a search query.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:39 AM | Tags (7) | chrome | cnn | gadgets | google | ideas | os | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.Google decides to release their Chrome browser for Mac and Linux.

Google has also pulled the curtain back on an extensions library (which is still in beta) but currently they only work for Windows and Linux versions of Chrome. I'll still give this browser a whirl on the Mac for giggles.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:53 AM | Tags (7) | google | chrome | mac | linux | extensions | beta | apple |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Yes, it's quite possible to run the Google Chrome OS from a USB drive.Yes, it's quite possible to run the Google Chrome OS from a USB drive.

Itching to try out what Google's forray into the world of operating systems is all about? Now you can attempt to do so in a much safer fashion without (accidentally) wiping your machine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:27 AM | Tags (8) | google | chrome | install | windows | usb | drive | thumb | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.How to give the Google Chrome OS a whirl on your home computer of choice.

TechCrunch has a handy step by step guide to installing your very own (torrented) copy of Google's upcoming operating system on your local machine. So grab yourself a copy of VirtualBox and start poking around.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (8) | chrome | chromium | google | operating | os | system | techcrunch | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.A video from Google's event this morning showing off some features from Chrome OS.

The OS takes just seven seconds to boot up (at least this version does anyway). There is also some footage of the user interface as well. Still want more? There is some additional information along with a concept video over on Google's official blog.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:42 PM | Tags (11) | boot | chrome | google | interface | opensource | operating | os | speed | system | techcrunch | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.Google offering up free wifi at forty-seven airports for the holidays.

Free you say? What's the catch you ask? You'll be prompted to set Google as your homepage and to give their Chrome browser a whirl if you haven't already. Not a bad tradeoff really. Merry holidays from Google to you.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM | Tags (7) | airports | chrome | free | google | holidays | homepage | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 22, 2009

Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.Fourteen simple tips for super fast web browswing.

Quick summary: ditch Internet Explorer if you haven't already, learn some keyboard shortcuts, and tabs are your friend. There are other great tips and tricks for the slightly advancded web surfer on source article as well (bookmarklets, killing off extensions, disabling flash, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | adblock | browsing | chrome | explorer | firefox | interwebs | safari | surfing | tabs | zenhabits |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.A look back at fifteen years of web browsers.

Navigator was the first commercial Web browser to be wildly successful, rapidly achieving 90 percent market share before Microsoft entered the fray and took over the market. By 2000, Netscape's market share would fall under 1 percent...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:53 PM | Tags (15) | web | browsers | history | back | safari | netscape | explorer | mosaic | opera | infoworld | interwebs | surfing | information | internet | chrome |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know Google Chrome Frame plugin not all that secure.Microsoft would like you to know Google Chrome Frame plugin not all that secure.

Also, please disregard those news articles from yesterday claiming the plugin makes Internet Explorer ten times faster. That's just crazy talk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | chrome | plugin | security | google | ie | explorer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.

Something tells me that Microsoft won't be too happy about this little bit of news.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:23 PM | Tags (9) | microsoft | google | plugin | faster | internetexplorer | ie | browser | chrome | frame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.

This free plugin from Google will allow you to turn your version of IE into Google Chrome complete with all of today's great open web technologies. Bravo Google, bravo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | chrome | frame | internetexplorer | browser | plugin | html5 | canvas | google | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Google Chrome 3.0 now available for download.Google Chrome 3.0 now available for download.

New version supports some much needed themes and customization. So long, hideous bright blue tab bar!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 12:56 PM | Tags (6) | google | chrome | themes | browser | web | version |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten tips for using Google Chrome that you may not have previously known about.Ten tips for using Google Chrome that you may not have previously known about.

Covers a variety of fun Chrome tips and tricks ranging from tab and window restoration to searching specific sites using the 'omnibox' (which is actually kinda cool).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | chrome | google | tips | tricks | eweek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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