Browsers are hugely important in modern computing. A decade ago, you might have launched one to check the occasional website, twiddling your thumbs as content downloaded painfully slowly over a dial-up modem. Today, most Mac users are on broadband 24 hours a day, and accessing news, entertainment, and even work on the internet is their main function. Modern browsers must be robust, fast and dependable, especially if you've replaced Office with Google Docs, or Mail with Gmail.
The web is an inherently unsecure place. Fortunately, with a few tips and tricks, you can safely navigate your way through the digital wild west. Read on to learn how to digitally secure your Mac and enhance your safe web browsing habits.
Whether you use Google Chrome or not, you're most certainly familiar with web-apps -- functional sites that you can use in lieu of the apps in your dock. Chrome has made these sites particularly handy by making them easily accessible through your Chrome home screen and easily searchable through the Google Web Store. And, as with any other app store, there are lots of amazing apps in the Google Web Store, and some that are just plain worthless. Here's a round up of the best Chrome apps for Mac users.
Apple's web browser Safari has seen positive growth among users for seventeen months in a row, but this past July was the best of them all. In fact, Safari grew its user base faster than any other browser, including Google's Chrome.
iPad and iPhone sales are certainly helping, as iOS devices made up over a third of all users last month.
After the snoozefest that was the Google I/O event, today's Inside Search event is a party of crammed inside a browser of amazing search features. Google annouced features for both the mobile and desktop space. Get ready to figure where that mystery photo of you was taken.
There’s a very good reason why Mozilla has so many die-hard fans of its Firefox browser -- because it’s a veritable feast of configurability, offering even casual users a host of methods for making the web browser their own. Here’s a look at a few of the tips and tricks that aren’t so obvious.
While Mozilla’s Firefox has historically been known as the most tweak-friendly of all web browsers, Google isn’t about to rest on its laurels as the new kid on the block. After all, Chrome isn’t just a web browser -- it’s the foundation of a netbook friendly operating system, ready for you to explore its darkest secrets.
With many sites using small fonts, online browsing can sometimes leave you squinting. Because of this, you may need the ability to enlarge the text on the page so you can see it better. What many people may not know is that most modern browsers include the ability to resize the page’s text size with relative ease. In this post, we’ll show you how to resize the text in Safari, Firefox, and Google’s Chrome.
Admit it: You were mildly amused when actor Charlie Sheen kicked off his very public meltdown. But let’s face it, three weeks later and the whole thing has seriously worn out its welcome. If you’ve had enough, a new Firefox or Chrome plugin called “Tinted Sheen” may offer you some much-needed relief.
Most everyone in the tech world knows that Microsoft and Google aren’t exactly the best of friends, particularly this week as Mountain View is lobbing accusations at Redmond over Bing stealing their search results. Now Microsoft has decided to stand firm behind H.264, leaving Google to fend mostly by themselves with WebM.