Mobile users have become accustomed to searching with only their voice, but those on the desktop are still stuck with the ol' keyboard and mouse -- that is, unless you're rocking Google Chrome, whose latest stable version now includes voice search.
Microsoft has made it clear that its Silverlight browser plugin will be going away in the years to come, which is forcing companies like Netflix who rely on it for desktop streaming to adopt other technologies.
Now that Apple has confirmed that its latest iMacs will go on sale this Friday -- the very last day of November, mind you! -- it seems likely that iTunes 11 may drop on the same day, unless Cupertino decides to disappoint Mac users again by delaying it into December. Are you excited to have a completely refreshed iTunes or have you pretty much abandoned it by now in favor of an iOS device anyway? We're eager to download, and hopefully sooner than later. So while we wait, here are a few unrelated news items to tide you over.
With its stellar support for HTML 5, WebKit, and many Google-related features, it’s no wonder that many users are making Google Chrome their go-to browser. If you enjoy the desktop browsing experience that Chrome provides, then you’ll no doubt enjoy the mobile browsing experience that the recently released Chrome for iOS provides. From syncing your browser data to storing your passwords, we’ll give you a full walkthrough of Chrome for iOS, and how to perfectly pair it with its desktop counterpart.
For those who thought Google Chrome would only arrive on iOS during a particularly cold day somewhere down below, it would seem that Satan is catching a cool breeze today -- and the search giant is throwing in a Google Drive app for good measure.
Could Google’s Chrome browser ever come to iOS? At least one analyst seems to think so today, and they seem confident that the search giant may even have a final version of the app waiting for Apple’s approval in the App Store. There’s not much to dislike about Mobile Safari, but choice is always a good thing -- even though Apple isn’t likely to ever voluntarily let us change the default browser on our iOS devices. Meanwhile, here’s a look at everything else making news for Tuesday, May 15, 2012.
I just started using Google Chrome as my main browser, and I love it. But the first time I clicked a link to an iTunes Store page, I saw a dialog asking if Chrome could open the link in another application (iTunes). I clicked “Do Nothing,” and checked the box for “Don’t ask me about this again,” but now I wish I hadn’t. Even if I click the “Open in iTunes” button on one of those preview pages, nothing happens, and I have to manually open iTunes and search the store for the thing I’m looking for. I can’t find an option to reset that setting in Chrome. Any help?
Oh, Mozilla -- just when we start to get comfortable with a new version of your Firefox web browser, you come along and yank the rug out from under us with an even newer edition. In keeping with the company’s new fast track development, Firefox 11 is now available for your downloading pleasure.
Another day, another iOS developer in hot water for playing fast and loose with user data. This time it’s Path, a favorite of the MacLife.com team -- but fear not, the sky isn’t falling, as you’ll discover from reading onward. It’s otherwise been a moderately quiet day on the Apple home front, so we’ve collected a few related tidbits from competitors like Google Android and Research in Motion to keep you entertained for this Tuesday, February 7, 2012.