Thursday, September 18, 2008

After the hype...The Power of Google

Have to admit it. Chrome hasn't taken over my Firefox, and just keeps waiting in the quick start tray. And after seeing this one could get quite paranoiac about Google...Well-done movie *****

Makes you wander 'bout your G-mail account huh? Funny things happen there. A few days ago I send an e-mail with ONE word in Greek in it. When I checked my Send Box later, I saw 5 Sidebar adds for Greece next to it !

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just when you thought you knew how dogs drink....

This video will show you exactly the reverse...

found this on the excellent:
Zapdog, "If dogs could surf the net."
(actually some of us for instance)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Fast in all ways !

She's fast and easy. Much has been sacrificed to the avid IE user as far as looks are concerned and I do not see immediately any skins to personalise, nor other add-ons that I like so much in Firefox. For instance the on-the-fly easy spelling option switch. But I've opened several 'difficult' pages in a wink and that is what a browser is supposed to do, right? No hassle with plug-ins needed, just open that baby. Let's hope soon some kind of add-ons will appear, because while surfing has improved a lot, some of the interaction has diminished. Untill then my Firefox will stay open, but I'm pretty sure that most ordinary Web 1.0 IE users will find the transition easy and go for Google's Chrome. Another blow for MS ?
some notes:
-Downloading however seems to be slow and a bit complicated again for safety reasons ?
-Perhaps not a good idea to keep Firefox open next to Chrome ?
-Some functions in Blogger do not work (i.e. resizing images,  spelling...)
-Amazing however how smooth synchronising with Firefox went. (even the bookmark bar)
-Did not use the Porn-button yet but then again my conscience is clear (I use IE for it!)
-Needles to say that integration with other Google apps works great. (Gmail, Gmaps)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome, Yes! but....

How will it look and feel ?


Much has been said on how it should work and even in relatively simple terms like on Google's own comic-book styled blog but we will have to wait until tomorrow (?) for the look and feel. I just hope they haven't overlooked all the great features of Opera, Safari & Firefox, since these browsers have never been better. Great timing that's for sure...after the launch of IE8, -so far not impressed there-, and Google has actually never disappointed so I think this will be a hit, again...