Category Archives: Google

Download Wednesday – Google Chrome

GClogoRecently Google celebrated a milestone the 1 year anniversary launch of the Google Chrome browser.  I remember when it was swirling around the internet that Google was about to drop a browser on the Internet community we were all a buzz over it.  That was over 366+ days ago and what have the super geeks at Google been up to, well they have been making improvements in the Google Chrome browser.  They say that the Google browser now has quicker load times, and runs web applications faster.

http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/images/features_speed.gif

The stable release of Chrome under windows was released yesterday some of the benefits are listed below:

  • 150% increase in javascript performance
  • Redesigned new tab page
  • Some HTML 5 features are included
  • Form auto fill
  • Side by side view
  • Ability to remove items from the tabs

Give the stable version a try here

For those of us who use a Mac or Linux they state that at this time, there is no release, but they are making rapid progress.  You can download a copy of the developers version for Mac & Linux which will let you try Chrome on your Mac or Linux, but understand it’s not a stable release.  Us geeks can try it out anyways and at least see how things are coming along.

TBTR

Google Labs has a new one for ya “Google Fast Flip” Virtual headline magazine

fast_flip_logo.gifSo imagine looking at the web as a virtual magazine of content, you get to see the stories of the day.  The stories can be any of the vast number of topics your interested in everyday.  Google Labs has a new item called Google Fast Flip it’s described as:

Google Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to “flip” through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.

It’s simple you visit the site and skim, the news content that interest you and your friends, or just choose a subject and start viewing your virtual magazine.  One day when they put this into a reader like Kindle from Amazon.com, then we might really have something on our hands for now I’ll just play around with it for the rest of the day.

At present it’s only available on the Google Labs website in English, but International users should be able to see it.  You can also view a full list of the headline sources here http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/sources.

TBTR