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.
Most of us take for granted the machinations going on behind the scenes of our favorite technology, and nowhere is that more true than in the seemingly mundane task of surfing web pages with a browser. Sure, you might know that certain browsers are more forward thinking than others when it comes to new standards such as HTML5, but what does it all mean for you?
Apple added Amazon.com to its crap list back on March 18 in an effort to prevent the e-tailer from using the term “App Store” for its Android Market wannabe. Amazon fired back by saying the term was “generic,” which Apple is now disputing as well.
It was a big week for app sales and for a few chairs being shuffled around on the tech deck. What'd you think of Microsoft buying up Skype? Did you sign up for Google Music Beta yet? We possibly end the backpack versus messenger bag debate for all time, and other juicy little tidbits, in case you missed it.
While you were at home wondering how to get into one of those Oprah Winfrey-style Google keynotes where electronics are given out like Halloween candy, one of our developers was in the audience playing with his new Special Edition Google IO Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.
We stole borrowed the Galaxy and forced it to take pictures with our iPad 2.
Forget Kate and Prince William -- the truly royal wedding should have been the one enjoyed by Tiare Kruse and her spouse, which took their friendly Apple vs. Google rivalry to a whole new level, complete with a wedding cake topped by the iPhone and that loveable Android.
It was well publicized that Apple would be testifying in Washington on location tracking and other mobile privacy issues. Well today was the day, and Apple was well represented by vice president Bud Tribble. More interesting though, was that Tribble revealed that in a forthcoming edition of iOS, the downsized local cache within iOS will become encrypted.
Just because we’re Mac|Life, that doesn’t mean we can’t tune in to how the other half lives. Case in point: Google’s annual I/O conference, which kicked off Tuesday morning with goodies for Android lovers in a rousing keynote address.
Google’s annual I/O conference kicks off Tuesday, and with it comes rumors that the search giant will launch their cloud-based music service -- without the approval and support of the big music labels, or even a store to purchase tracks from.