Google has recently rolled out a new feature in GMail and Google Chrome which took me by surprise. If you use Chome and GMail (or Google Apps Mail) you may have seen a notification similar to this in your e-mail. Enabling the notifications brings a feature to online GMail that regular e-mail and chat programs [...]
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I love to have quick links available to sites I visit often. That’s why I love the Google Chrome “New Tab Page”, with links to my 8 most visited sites, and also links to recently closed tabs. I also love auto-complete in the Chrome address bar – I can start typing in the address of [...]
Release Early. Release Often. That is a philosophy that can work well in some software development circles, but in others it can fail miserably. Most people, especially those who are less technically minded, expect their software to ‘Just Work’, and will complain, give up, or stop using a program if it doesn’t. And that’s where [...]
Many have theorised that Google Chrome is the first part of a ‘Google Internet Operating System’. The idea is that the only application you really need to run on your computer is your web browser – everything else is web based. One feature in Google Chrome that demonstrates this paradigm is the ‘Application Shortcuts’. I [...]
Pop-Up blockers are a standard feature of the modern web browser. It almost makes you wonder why pop-up advertisements even still exist. But they do, so someone must still be making money from them. The only problem is, that sometimes technology makes mistakes, and sites with legitimate pop-up windows get blocked. The hassle is then, [...]